Leadership by Example
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Here are two examples. Now that process takes about six weeks. Education and training are shaping technologies. Shaping is B.F.
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
It found that 45% of work activities could be automated using existing, state-of-the-art technologies.
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York. Not according to Autor.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Innovation PKM
Technology, Marketing and Storytelling
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
In addition, technology is now amplifying the impact of storytelling on the customer experience. That gives it enormous impact.” .
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . I looked forward to the article. But, no one knows for sure. .
Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
MAY 4, 2016
Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Current applications for this technology. Data to advice.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? Which 6?"
Design the process, not the outcome
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Once that change happens, it cannot be reversed and there are many examples in nature. Merging informal networks post merger or re-organisation.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. How do we build on this? From 68%.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes
AUGUST 30, 2013
Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi. Define your Call to Action. Step 1. Design Protocol.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ The enemy: Process. People, Organization, Technology.
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with digital technologies and government.
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). How technology help in improving the teaching practices?
Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
JUNE 4, 2014
USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries.
Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 15, 2013
A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? it students prefer everything? - Let''s do engineering. - LabVIEW Web Services - eg.
Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report. It has a new sleeker look. ” 2.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. FitBit).
Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
MARCH 5, 2014
I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up.
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA
MAY 4, 2012
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? of technology, philanthropy and civil society.
Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions
OCTOBER 20, 2015
This year’s event was focused on the impact of digital technologies on economic development in emerging and developing countries.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with accelerating technology advances. How should we respond?
The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology
APRIL 10, 2014
” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world.
APRIL 4, 2011
Worse, when an organization is in need, why do we engage in process improvement – when what may be needed is process reduction or elimination?
IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do
APRIL 9, 2013
Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do.
Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less
APRIL 23, 2012
Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Flickr Photo by Nielio. I told her to go for it. she said.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
Using more and more data to improve a service for users and more accurately target ads for merchants is a clear benefit, for example.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. IT-as-a-Service.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.
The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes. .
Other PKM processes
JULY 21, 2009
It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way?
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
The immune system , for example, has developed multiple, overlapping lines of defense against pathogens of all sorts. But, there are trade-offs.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
They were focused on process and workflow optimization rather than on employee’s journeys and experiences. . Focus on value and values. “The
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s.
turmoil and transition
JUNE 30, 2015
PayPal is an example of facilitating small financial transactions between parties in different countries because the banks were terrible at it.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Are they still a strategic value to business?
Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. The U.S.