Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.
Enterprise social technologies
JANUARY 30, 2014
I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today.
JULY 28, 2016
I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Technology
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
Member profiling. Activity streams. Real-time updates. Threaded discussions. Notifications. Group spaces. File sharing areas. Social learning
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.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Why then do so many corporations and institutions seem unable to effectively embrace technological advances that speed up the flow of knowledge?” .
Informal learning, the 95% solution
JANUARY 4, 2012
Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Informal Learning
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.
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.
Technology’s Real Benefits (Hint: They’re Not Economic)
MAY 3, 2013
LIDAR is one the main technologies the Google autonomous cars use to ‘see’ their surroundings. And for a while there, we could.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
Informal, opportunity-drive (serendipitous) collaboration is more like the free-for-all of an event like #lrnchat.
Learning with people, not technology
JANUARY 23, 2012
New Seasons exemplifies taking a non-training alternative to workplace learning. Face-to-face methods like mentoring might be best. Not on your life!
The right information is not enough
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Fallacy: If you give the right information, to the right people, at the right time, they will act accordingly. SocialLearning Technology
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. Using technology to find more (vs. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? Which 6?"
PKM is not a technology
AUGUST 16, 2012
PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet.
Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
But I’m not so sure that the impact of digital technologies tapered off to the extent the graph above would have us believe. As he writes.
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).
5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology
OCTOBER 15, 2014
The rise of wearables is one of the biggest emerging trends in consumer technology. Over the last decade our primary interfaces with connected technology have shifted from fixed computers to devices that we can carry in our pockets or bags. The rise of smartphones as an interface to information has been dramatic.
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?
The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
The Chief Information Officer used to be a functional support role. Future of work Technology trendsCloud Enterprise 2.0
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
Enterprise Social Technology – Review
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points and there is lots of good information that any organization could use, large or small.
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? For example, see [link] ).
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? MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?
A quick case for social technologies
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily. Communities Informal Learning SocialLearning WorkI have been reviewing a number of resources I have collected on social media , social learning and return on investment. The bottom line seems very clear to me.
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.
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls.
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ People, Organization, Technology. How did I get here?
Keynote slides: The Future of Information Infrastructure
AUGUST 1, 2011
Here are the slides to my keynote on The Future of Information Infrastructure. Keynote: The Future of Information Infrastructure.
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Technology makes it possible for experts to include novices and others in their day-to-day practice in ways unimagined even a decade ago. Questions 1. What are challenges in open online education?
How the next generation of display technologies will transform mobile computing
JUNE 18, 2014
Indeed, it seems as if there is potential for holographic communication from Ostendo’s technologies.
Information: What am I missing?
MAY 30, 2011
What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked?
Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion
APRIL 30, 2014
Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space. The post Will fashion lead the next wave of technology?
Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Learning is and forever will be, part formal, part informal and part social. social learning evaluation formal informal kirkpatrick social
How technological and social change are feeding on each other in an accelerating spiral
JULY 26, 2011
On the face of it, much of this social change has been driven by technology. Yes, the forces of technological change are extraordinary.
Information, Money and Related Subjects
JANUARY 26, 2012
Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud. Today. we are happy with money we cannot even see.
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.