Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
This is an example of a subjective, knowledge-based reality. . The movie is famous for its novel plot device. where he wrote: .
Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Technology advances keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet. Let me summarize what I wrote.
The focus of big data should be creating value FOR customers
OCTOBER 1, 2014
In the mid-1990s I became involved in knowledge management. So I wrote my first book, Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships , to frame knowledge as primarily about creating value WITH the customer. Business relationships Collaboration Financial services Technology trends Uncategorized
Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia
JUNE 9, 2013
Malaysia is in many ways a developed knowledge-based economy, yet there are many who are not yet participating fully. .
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
This requires disruptive technologies and innovations at all levels, including new materials, fabrication processes and design tools. This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications. The work is underway.
A Few Really Tough 21st Century Challenges
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Most everyone will agree that we are in the middle of a digital technology revolution. This all leads to some very tough questions.
The future of high-value relationships
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
My presentation quickly skimmed through the implications of shifting demographics, work dynamics, social expectations, financial and economic structures, and technology, framed in terms of how to think more openly about possibilities, challenges, and opportunities. But that makes the value of knowledge-based relationships even greater.
Ensuring knowledge flow through narration
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. It’s the raw material of knowledge sharing.
my pkm story
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. Early Tools.
Researching open online courses
JULY 4, 2011
Over the last decade, I’ve extolled the value of social/technological networks as a means of extending learning opportunities. Questions have also been raised about whether open online courses can be generalized to include other disciplines such as math, chemistry, and physics. It’s currently a closed group.
LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions
DECEMBER 4, 2006
The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? Answering this question is a bit more of a challenge for me. Retooling my knowledge I've been paid to be a CTO type consultant on a broad range of topics. So it may take a few posts.
Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Fostering conversation can be helped by appropriate technologies and processes, but most importantly it requires skills, both at executive level and through the organization. One of the chapters in the first edition of my book Developing-Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, published in 2000, was on managing communication portfolios.
The Collaborative, Sharing Economy
AUGUST 14, 2013
The roundtable addressed some really critical questions , including: what is the future of jobs; where will jobs come from in the coming years?;
PKM in 2013
JANUARY 27, 2013
“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Innovation.
LMS vs. LCMS
Dawn of Learning
JULY 28, 2014
The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. What does an LMS do?
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. Clayton R.
50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Members of CoPs develop and share knowledge, values, recommendations and standards. Questions? 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. Abstract. Walsh [B.C.’s
Notes from: MOOCs for Development
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 10, 2014
It targeted a local problem, in a local language, multi-sakeholder, blended learning - it is not technology that should determine learning, it should be the learning that determines the tech - eg. MOOCs in Bengali, in Hindi, etc - you don''t want to put a current evaluation against the potential of the technology - what made IGNOU possible?
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
The first was the obvious basis in technology. Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." Seven Key Technology Patterns 1. Fair enough.
Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
AUGUST 5, 2011
The US economy is undergoing structural changes driven to a large extent, by advances in information technologies, which have led to a resurgence in US labor productivity as well as to an increasingly integrated global economy. Companies are able to do their present work with fewer people, as a result of advances in IT-based productivity.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes.
Customer experiences as narrative landscapes
JANUARY 26, 2015
As such the focus is on capturing a sufficient sample of a wider flow of experiences moment to moment. With continuous gathering established (i.e.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
tell them they need to go beyond dumb technology. Extremism is rarely the answer to questions of human development. Knowledge Creation.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
Highlights from the white paper: Frédéric Cavazza : Social Learning may be defined as follows: “Practices and tools to take advantage of collaborative knowledge sharing and growth. Constantly evolving with technology, this way of learning is naturally “nimble”. Those who rely on static knowledge and skills alone will fail.
Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization
JULY 31, 2011
My own personal experience has been primarily with the impact of disruptive technologies and innovations on business. Thus, my seminars and courses have generally focused on the management of technology-based business transformation, the transition to an information-intensive, knowledge-based economy and related areas.
The Robot Teachers
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
This is the final question in an article by Tony Bates about teaching, and it frames the debate nicely. My first thought on reading the question was, "they're all good." 12): "Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs."
We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World
OCTOBER 6, 2011
These companies and technologies had not been born or were in their infancy in 2004, yet they are now a major part of our conversations. In these short number of years, we have moved from a flat to a hyperconnected world. The THINK Forum included a number of talks and panels which looked at leadership from a number of different angles.
Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness
MARCH 21, 2012
The ability to attract highly educated, skilled workers is critical to many companies, especially given our transition to an information and knowledge-based economy. IBM’s Smarter Cities is likely the best know such initiative, but a number of other technology companies have similar programs, including Siemens , Cisco , and GE.
Reflections on the Transition to an Information Society
MAY 1, 2011
More recently, Carlota Perez expanded on Kondratiev’s work, describing the central role of technological revolutions, disruptive innovations, and financial and production capital in these economic cycles. In each of these cycles, unrealistic expectations in the new disruptive technologies led to over-investments in new companies.
EPSS and ePerformance
JANUARY 5, 2008
This is a question I've struggled with for quite a while. In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like.
Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt
JULY 26, 2010
He has a very valid point around Knowledge; knowledge is what makes and breaks old-boys-networks, and thus the Boomers. Heck no, either.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
link] December 12-15, 2009 Technology Information Education Services (TIES) Educational Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 18, 2011
linked data, knowledge bases, semantic services, semantic processes, semantic web. Applying knowledge rules and domain theory.
“One Nation” in an Increasingly Polarized America
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
The Gilded Age is the name given to the era of rapid economic and population growth following the Civil War. It was a time of major industrial and technological advances , including railroads, steel and factories of all sorts. What are the implications of living through an extended period of deep social divisions? Immigrants and their U.S.-born
Reduce Searching Start Talking
APRIL 14, 2009
I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. It may even call into question sharing of Effective Patterns.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy
AUGUST 13, 2007
Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. Managers are integrating specialists.
Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky
DECEMBER 2, 2011
Despite these challenges to newspapers, Starkman believes that we can and must “…find ways to preserve and transfer their most important attributes to a digital era, even as we push them to adapt to new financial, technological, and cultural realities.” Clay Shirky. « Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic.
Innovation Teams 2.0
MAY 26, 2008
The scientific and technological knowledge resulting from such research, then made its way to new products and services in the private sector, and advanced weapons for the military. This is a very tough question, one that I have struggled with over the past few years. But the model started to break down several years ago.
Funding of Research and Education in the 21st Century
MAY 12, 2008
For over sixty years, the Federal Government has assumed the major funding responsibilities for basic research and higher education to promote science and technology in the US. And as we know, a historical transition is underway towards a global, knowledge-based economy whose dynamics are very different from those of the past sixty years.