Online Newspaper Software
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2011
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.
What’s next for educational software?
AUGUST 13, 2013
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.
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved. to $2.5M.
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. I sat down with Jeff to pick his brain on putting the ‘service design’ in software-as-a-service. What intrigues you about the MX Conference?
Networks and Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 9, 2014
It''s interesting that he makes the point about ''systems'' twice. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. A system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. A car is a system.
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
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. In the Preface she writes: .
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
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. We are not just passive observers. Let me discuss a few. .
Changing thinking, changing systems
DECEMBER 23, 2011
“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
7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
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. I hope to have the video of my presentation up before long.
Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
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.
ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Karam identified the use of free and open source software as a key enabler of ICTs in education. Prof. Dr. P. Consultant Dr. A.M.M. Dr. H.A.
Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators
JANUARY 16, 2011
For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Business or Pleasure? - dollar. Coffin.
Social Software Adoption
AUGUST 10, 2009
Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. and eLearning 2.0
The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work
OCTOBER 3, 2011
” 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!
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
We can expect a great need for highly-skilled software developers and engineers to put AI to practical use across multiple industries. economy.
Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice
JUNE 25, 2013
Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? And who doesn’t want to know that?
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
You need both deep physical domain knowledge as well as deep software and analytics expertise. These include: .
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Conventional software programs are hard-coded by humans with specific instructions on the tasks they need to execute. Is big data all hype?,”
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Learning systems today primarily push information to students. When I build a piece of software,… does it work or not? asks JSB. “I’d
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines: .
The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Cyberattacks: “AI algorithms are no different from other software in terms of their vulnerability to cyberattack. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
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 Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.
Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
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 architecture of client-server systems was quite different from that of mainframes.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
the internet, electric car, software, etc.) Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; . Have we pretty much stopped solving big problems ? “We I totally agree.
Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?
AUGUST 2, 2016
Just sending an e-mail or exchanging information across systems based on different vendors’ networks and applications was quite a chore.
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
Let me know discuss the use of blockchain technologies for enhancing the overall security and efficiency of our transactional systems.
The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re he added. I’m not so sure.
What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?
MARCH 3, 2015
but also in the software we create to run on these more capable computers. People have long argued about the future impact of technology.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
We’re only now at the beginning of understanding how to map the financial system,” Lo said. “I’m That’s a remarkable change.
What Should We Think of Machines that Think?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Complexity of AI software. “We We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software. Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere.
Design principles in DSS software
JULY 15, 2013
the next generation of Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning system for Singapore and as one of the main designers of 1.0
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
Bitcoin , the best known cryptocurrency, is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system. Why include money in such an exhibit?
Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. This is necessary, but not sufficient.
The Evolution of Design Thinking
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As a result, people-centric systems are changing all the time, making them intrinsically emergent or unpredictable. . You can’t touch them.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.