Social networks require ownership
MAY 28, 2013
So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Surprised? I’m not. They don’t like to look foolish.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
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.
How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings
MAY 18, 2013
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.
Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. Social learning
It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks. Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing.
Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value
APRIL 9, 2012
Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve? No doubt! Ready? Hang on for a minute though. Oh, and don’t cheat!! Spot on!
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.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Questions and discussion during events. Twitter network analysis of events – what’s possible?
Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
MAY 31, 2012
” I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing. Networks
The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a
Technology Integration in K-12
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 4, 2013
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. teacher who is able to find an online network will find support and resources. Community - teaching can be a lonely profession, and it''s easy to think you face problems nobody else faces.
The Business Value of Social Networks
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. But, while “fans claim that new social-networking offerings now being developed for the corporate world will create huge benefits for businesses,” many companies remain skeptical. This fear seems groundless.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
But now, digital technologies are making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our ability to solve tough problem and make complex decisions.
Social networked learning: research seminar
DECEMBER 21, 2010
In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning.
Questions from students at Vancouver Island University
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
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.
Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers
JANUARY 17, 2011
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.
Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
asked a question, “ how do you manage all of your priorities between work, family, friends, fun and health ?” And then it hit me.
The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Tiffany has just released a marvellous 10 minute movie, Brain Power: From Neurons To Networks , that reflects these ideas.
Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked
DECEMBER 5, 2013
“Executives, government, leaders, everyone is overwhelmed by how much technology and society is changing. Even] I am overwhelmed.
The Social C-Suite
MARCH 12, 2013
The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.
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.
The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning
AUGUST 6, 2013
If you are interested you can read the full article online: Global Social and Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Universities.
Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business
JANUARY 20, 2011
and Social Business is blazing wildly across all geographies of opinion. and Social Business. and Social Business. Background.
On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life
JUNE 20, 2011
In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. In Living Networks I wrote how technology facilitates human connection. The breadth of a person’s interests become visible, and often their fundamental social views. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
I recently spoke at an event organised by Building the Organisation of Tomorrow , a group created by alumni of University of Technology Sydney’s Master of Business in IT Management program. The corporate form has been called into question, with many wondering whether new structures are possible. The over-riding theme is freedom.
Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Organizational networks. Social media skills. Future of business Future of work Social media Social networks UncategorizedEnterprise 2.0
TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology
JUNE 29, 2012
TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Photos: a.
Social Network Tools
MARCH 24, 2009
I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents).
Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?
APRIL 18, 2011
About two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “ Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need ?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. Networked teams (not siloed business units). Social business supportive (not ERP & MSFT Office only). soon).
The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn
JULY 10, 2011
It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now.
Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry
AUGUST 10, 2015
The big question is: will the PR industry seize the immense opportunity before it?
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA
MAY 4, 2012
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? That’s the power of a networked conversation.
Questions from the CLO Executive Network
APRIL 28, 2011
Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday.
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?
Support for crowdfunding in Obama’s Jobs Bill is taking it mainstream
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
post on the White House’s Office and Science Technology blog titled The President’s American Jobs Act: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-authored by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra focuses on five highlights of the jobs bill in supporting entrepreneurs. SEC is notoriously highly risk-averse.
7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications
AUGUST 31, 2010
Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media. Social search will drive value. Enterprise 2.0
The only real social networks are personal ones
JANUARY 8, 2008
is the question Jeremiah Owyang raised yesterday on Twitter and in facebook. First, I’m not sure a “brand can get social at all.
Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks
JANUARY 22, 2009
even wrote my thesis on Learning in the NB Information Technology Workplace in 1998. Other group-forming activities have been more social.
Five Myths of Social Learning
Dawn of Learning
DECEMBER 3, 2009
Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers.