implementing a triple operating system
AUGUST 11, 2016
A triple operating system aligns work and learning and has a network perspective. Awareness of New Knowledge (social networks).
a triple operating system
NOVEMBER 21, 2015
This trinity is not three separate operating systems. [Note: this is a repost from medium.com and a combination of two previous posts]. Action.
Two separate systems?
MAY 10, 2016
On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. Start small, scale out, etc.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
Since these systems are inherently unpredictable, there is no one model that can accurately tell us about the future. where he wrote: .
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.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
But, the kind of innovation that Michael Mandel writes about in his article is a mixture of disruptive and incremental. It favors large companies because of their ability to address complex systemic problems, manage the large-scale ecosystems that solving such problems requires, and bring their solutions to market all round the world.
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. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go. couple things.
How Large Systems Change
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Proclamations of systemic change, particularly in higher education, are more hype than reality. In spite of growing enrolments and expansion of higher education systems worldwide, a small number of folks, generally untethered from reality, are proclaiming higher education as a system in demise. Slides are below.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? would love to compile a list of other such solutions. Need to Change Behavior?
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems? But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex. But, socio-technical systems are oriented toward people and services. This is where we enter the world of design. .
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
What are some of these limitations? In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Let me explain. .
JUNE 1, 2012
“A System is a set of variables sufficiently isolated to stay constant long enough for us to discuss it. ~ W. things do.”
Our education system stumbles into the future
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Cyberattacks.
The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Found when researching systems thinking. Find the keys to a system. Looks for ways to help system work better, doesn’t blame.
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. system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. watch is a system.
Clothing is a privacy system
MARCH 15, 2012
Some clothing we need. That’s the kind that keeps us warm, or shielded from sunlight, or from getting our feet burned or cut up. Bonus link
Only open systems are effective for knowledge sharing
MARCH 27, 2013
Only an open system can ensure this, which is why I highlighted the knowledge sharing paradox. Seth Godin explains it with this graphic.
Social systems need diversity
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Is it so difficult to see that our education system is badly broken? We really don’t. “Let your network filter you. Friday's Finds
Identity systems, failing to communicate
APRIL 29, 2013
When I was a kid, my mother taught in the same school system, and had access to my text scores. What’s f *d up about identity is that every site and service has its own identity system. Every system has its own namespaces, and getting different systems’ namespaces to work together is very very hard.
Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations
MAY 29, 2012
In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence. The system allows a broad range of participants to propose ideas, add comments, and assess the value of each others’ ideas and comments. The networks are alive. When ants forage for food, they lay down a pheromone trail.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Brian Arthur , - The Second Economy. Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. This second, digital economy is essentially acting as the neural system for the overall economy. Now it is developing a neural system. What does this mean?
Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
’ * There are many factors, such as positive feedback loops and self-organisation , that are shifting systems towards power-law distributions.
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. Let me discuss a few. . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity.
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. it's not true.
7 principles of intervention in complex systems
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
I may buy this T-Shirt as its a great slogan. As it happens I was working on intervention strategy in Washington a week ago. Reflections
Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?
MAY 13, 2013
Financial systems evolve, and even while banks continually improve their protection, there will be ways to attack banks.
What does a disrupted education system look like?
MARCH 12, 2012
The event is being streamed live. Some great resources on Indian education can be accessed here (bottom tab on left-side menu).
Deal with the system as a whole please
JANUARY 5, 2015
11: You can't reduce or aggregate a complex system and trying is wrong a priori. In effect you buy the right to make money. Polemic
Networks, Information, and Complex Adaptive Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 11, 2014
The first part is designed to be very broad, as a "view of the universe as a self-organizing information system that can, in some sense, be seen to have knowledge and to change through co-adaptation of its parts." We need to be clear about what we mean by an information system. Ackoff, who is also a key figure in the study of systems.
Changing thinking, changing systems
DECEMBER 23, 2011
“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week. Vaclav Havel” via @BillMcKibben. “Intellectual property is an oxymoron. Ideas can’t be owned. ” ~ @JohnRobb. Friday's Finds
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
Interestingly, that's how many people used to think of electronic information systems - as mechanisms into which you input facts to facilitate easy discovery and retrieval. The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. Third.
The MIT Systems Thinking Conference
OCTOBER 29, 2010
I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges. This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. Political leaders blame recession on corporate fraud or terrorism.
I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO
JANUARY 23, 2013
You may use Outlook or Lotus or whatever messaging system or application is provided to you to send and answer these types of emails. Action.
A learning system to meet the needs of a complex knowledge era
JULY 24, 2013
gave a talk on the type(s) of learning system(s) that are needed to address complex knowledge needs. We gain an understanding of needed learning systems, I argue, by evaluating the attributes of information in digital networks and through focusing on the nature of knowledge needs in complex settings
Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System
MARCH 7, 2011
Physician, professor, and novelist Abraham Verghese wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times in reaction to the news that IBM is working with the universities of Columbia and Maryland to adapt Watson , the Jeopardy! champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. Watson works by applying lots of algorithms to a huge body of data.
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
In fact, because content management is now so ubiquitous in almost all social networking systems (including Microsoft SharePoint), many companies are finding ways to leverage these tools to help aid content development. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. They have an LMS but not an LCMS. Sound familiar?
Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems
MARCH 31, 2011
One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer. I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? Solutions?
The Internet is an energy management system
MAY 16, 2013
"My friends, family and acquaintances are all on Facebook, where they add up to a bustling community I enjoy being part of. More than any particular feature that Mark Zuckerberg and company have cooked up, it’s the people in my life that make Facebook, well, Facebook. The conversations are less warm, personal and interesting.