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What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. This is reflected in learning management systems, virtual classrooms, and interactive whiteboards. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. Technical systems will become another node in our overall cognitive systems.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. Major Commercial PageSuite Commercial software, pricing not available, demo not functioning. System information here. Bondware Newspaper website software.

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go. couple things.

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems.  Let me discuss a few.  .

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets.  Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.  it's not true. 

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Ross Dawson

Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?&#. When I first heard about Tibbr my first thought was about the potential for enterprise social software to integrate deeply into the nuts and bolts of enterprise applications. hope to have the video of my presentation up before long.

Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week. Friday's Finds

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

He worked on the PLATO system for Control Data. Joe told me the PLATO system had a key which enabled you to page the author of the material you were working with. Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Learning. Joe adds social to the mix.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Note the different currencies. dollar.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

” videos. You would expect that they may well have, but have they really ? Some really good stuff in there! In fact, it’s been all along!

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. and eLearning 2.0

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Learning systems today primarily push information to students.  Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning? 

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another problem is that a number of key financial and government legacy systems are rather inflexible and inefficient. 

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

An exciting week in Singapore with a series of events including IRAHSS 2013 all held in the Raffles City Convention Centre.

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems. Software.

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Let me explain.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

systems engineers, cybersecurity, and intelligence professionals) due to the U.S. workforce. Indeed science and engineering careers in the U.S.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

Dawn of Learning

However, when courses are sent to a learning management system, content owners have no idea if the LMS is enforcing the agreed upon rules.

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How do you then deal with such market-facing, people oriented complex systems ?  Their very nature is vague.  You can’t touch them. 

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; . Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize,” he said. 

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Supercomputing Technology and Strategy

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The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The colloquium, - which was part of IBM’s Centennial celebration, - brought together experts across industry and academia to discuss and debate the direction of four key Grand Challenges at the very leading edge of IT:  nano systems, exascale, big data, and cognitive computing. players, is one of the most advanced such cognitive systems

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin , the best known cryptocurrency, is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 

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Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of August, IBM announced the latest member of its mainframe family, the zEnterprise EC12.  As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. 

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As Brynjolfsson said, advances in AI software, robotics and related technologies are quite amazing.  Jobs, however, are down. 

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any problem that can be expressed as a set of instructions can be codified in software and executed in such stored-program machines.  players. 

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complexity of AI software.  “We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software.  as its annual question. But wait!  Should we panic? 

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highly complex systems need time to evolve.  . A couple of weeks ago I participated in an online debate sponsored by The Economist. 

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“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology advances have enabled us to develop systems with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategybargaining power of buyers.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.