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Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff. So how can organisations support continuous learning at work? It […].

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are now expanding the scope of storytelling.  . The current taste for immersion is largely a by-product of the digital age. 

Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology

Andy McAfee

Both were written by first-rate researchers, none of whom specialize in studying the impact of technology. Both are in top journals.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

But what happens *if*  playing games actually makes you *more* productive? In fact, they shouldn’t at all! Like Angry Birds.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats. 

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology and globalizations have significantly reduced the employment opportunities and earning of middle-skill, middle-wage jobs. 

Fourteen game-changing enterprise products for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

As enterprise technology often struggles to keep up with the consumer world, here are the high impact products breaking into the mainstream with excellent chance to help companies keep up and get ahead. CXO Cloud Emerging Tech IT Priorities Software Tech Industry

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why then do so many corporations and institutions seem unable to effectively embrace technological advances that speed up the flow of knowledge?” .

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.

As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?

Ross Dawson

published by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. The area under the curve covers all US employment.

Technological Unemployment: Not Just for the US

Andy McAfee

In a talk I attended the other night, Larry Summers mentioned that manufacturing employment in China peaked in 1996. How much more, and how many fewer?

Technology’s Real Benefits (Hint: They’re Not Economic)

Andy McAfee

But then productivity growth tapered off in the middle of the 2000s, and hasn’t really recovered. And for a while there, we could.

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period. suggest you do the same.

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What do we mean by the production of services ?  Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services. 

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

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 Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? 1. The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. 2.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Learning with people, not technology

Jay Cross

New Seasons exemplifies taking a non-training alternative to workplace learning. Face-to-face methods like mentoring might be best. Not on your life!

Modernising Classroom Training through Technology (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

This workshop looks at how to modernise classroom training through the integration of technology. This 4-week online workshop will cover.

The Materials of Digital Products

Adaptive Path

The first was a commitment to craft and an understanding of its importance to the final product's quality. The second was a sense of pragmatism and, for lack of a better word, accountability for how the design would impact the final product. I have the good fortune of having a number of industrial designers as friends.

The Myth of the Myth of Technological Unemployment

Andy McAfee

” Again, that looks like technological unemployment. He writes. Which is absolutely true and completely uncontroversial.

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. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? Which 6?"

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015? Personal Productivity Mindsets. Mindfulness

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Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

billion of worker productivity is lost to playing Angry Birds. It seems that my answers turned the story around from what could have been yet another populist headline to Is Angry Birds the new Solitaire or are we flying off the handle a bit too early? I was quoted: Chairman of Advanced Human Technologies Ross Dawson told news.com.au

Products

Clark Quinn

I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. mobile technology The nice thing as opposed to the apps is that it works where there isn’t cellphone connectivity. The interface generally maps well to my goals, and I can usually figure out how to do the unusual things.

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The immediate reaction of the typical Canadian (ie., me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. The same could be said of any other technology.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

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. 

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

Look Out for Others: While this is the role of the meeting leader, it is a great way to contribute productively to meetings.   Meetings

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

” I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate! I hours. All made a commitment to change.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Production:   the bundling of different content into a final market-ready product, - a newspaper, TV schedule, cable package or DJ’s playlist.

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

For example,  CAD systems  have enabled engineers to develop far more complex products than they could have done otherwise.  Continuing increases in worker productivity add yet more to the surplus. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Pointlessness. But can you blame them?

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead.

A critical point in the MegaTrend of Creative Enablement: DSLRs are revolutionizing video production

Ross Dawson

Now the means of production are in place to fulfil the massive emerging demand for video. Technology trends Uncategorized

Which Technologies Will Be the Biggest Deals?

Andy McAfee

I’m digging in on a project to better understand the ongoing digitization of business: the penetration of computer technology into more and more and more aspects of work. Which ones will most increase productivity, change how work gets done, change the balance of competition, affect the most jobs , and so on? Do you?

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the major advances in the power and costs of information technologies, many more such service activities are now amenable to be transformed into algorithms and embodied in software.  Over the past several years I have given a number of seminars on technology and innovation in services.  It has been a tough subject to teach.