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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. Big data is also networked data.

How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

But on a deeper level technology is becoming enmeshed in the humanity in the organization, which was never the case before.

Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. It is not networked.

Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks,  change the way we communicate.

Learning with people, not technology

Jay Cross

New hires receive a brief orientation and are then let loose to learn by walking around and asking questions. But at a copper mine? Just Jay

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question.  One more thing. 

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fundamentally , the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications. Period.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Question - Kylie, are you frustrated when you go to the one class with no tech?

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? Any guidance for me?

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But now, digital technologies are making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our ability to solve tough problem and make complex decisions. 

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning

Network walking

Harold Jarche

Conversations help us make sense. But we need diversity in our conversations or we become insular. Dr. W. Go for a walk. Image by Stefan Eggert.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. HRSDC.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. Government Social networks Social trends Uncategorized

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

“Executives, government, leaders, everyone is overwhelmed by how much technology and society is changing. Even] I am overwhelmed.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

So far I’ve answered a few questions, with both short and somewhat long answers, and I’ve reviewed in and around 50 different topics or threads.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

If there is anything that social networking shines and thrives at is helping us all stay connected, regardless of where we may well be in the world.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models. 

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Luis Suarez

To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. passing fad. wonderful opportunity to goof off at work and get away with it.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. Social learning

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. 

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In these models, these designs are being implemented as educational technology. It''s an unknown theory in the field of educational technology.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. 

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diana Laurillard actually answers the question in the same talk, the same paper, in which she proposes. Let''s turn the question around.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

These principles are still true today, but a lot of changed with the adoption of online professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Questions 1. specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. What this means is that even a simple concept (like ‘Paris is the capital of France’) is not stored as an atomic fact or sentence, but consists rather of a state of connectivity and actuivation of a network of neurons. What is web based courses?

My Network Curates My Tool Choices

Nancy White

Thursday I’m a guest respondent for an ODI webinar on networks in international development. Questions go only to the moderators.

A Swiss Army Knife for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

PKM: A Swiss Army knife for the Network Era. But I am seeing a sea change, or perhaps at least a small tide of change. Eric Kammerer.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors. But the question really doesn't make sense in this context.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

technologies to bridge the connection gap? see Digital Equipment Corporation,  Circuit City, and Nortel Networks). Gasco.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth. The Connect Effect by Michael Dulworth. Impact and Excellence by Sheri Chaney Jones. Evergreen. Books

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10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. It raises the question of the value of the degree itself. It raises a lot of serious questions about assessment, understanding what constitutes success, what constitutes learning. Male Audience Member : Good question. Figure 1.