Enterprise social technologies
JANUARY 30, 2014
I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today.
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.
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
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
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
In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.
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
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.
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.
Technology’s Real Benefits (Hint: They’re Not Economic)
MAY 3, 2013
players; and the rest of the continually unfolding and expanding portfolio of modern digital technologies are going to be economically insignificant.
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. Is customer service key to your success? But at a copper mine?
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.
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. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? 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.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.
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
I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.
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?
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] ).
A quick case for social technologies
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily. I put this one together as an aid that might be helpful in presenting a few aspects of the positive impact of social technologies in the workplace. Communities Informal Learning SocialLearning Work
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ People, Organization, Technology. The enemy: Process.
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
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?
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? In this case, the “something new is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. I’ve compiled a list of nine attributes or new possibilities that new technologies, especially the internet, enable. information.
Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion
APRIL 30, 2014
Will the next big technology company come out of the fashion world? Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space.
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.
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
Information, Money and Related Subjects
JANUARY 26, 2012
Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. The relationship between information and money is now closer than ever. Today. we are happy with money we cannot even see.
Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
The November issue of the MIT Technology Review featured a provocative article, Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems , written by its editor in chief Jason Pontin. The transition to an industrial society started in the 18th century, largely driven by advances in science and technology. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: . “I he asks.