An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At the beginning of this century, learning management systems were quite dominant, and therefore dominant on the radar screen of Sara Lee. The research was conducted in 2002. Three years ago I talked with a former KPPG consultant, Harm Wegstra, at Online Educa Berlin.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With the advent of ERP systems and the Internet in the 1990s, businesses settled on what McAfee and Brynjolfsson call the standard partnership between people and computers. Its central thesis is that our mind is composed of two very different systems of thinking, System 1 and System 2.

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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”. Let’s take a closer look at the nature of complex adaptive systems. Why are these systems so complex?

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council. In biology and the life sciences, for example, the report notes that a revolution is under way that will have global impacts on health, food, energy and the environment.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, he wrote that: “By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. I learned about such long cycles from the works of scholar and writer Carlota Perez , author of the 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my own case, for example, I just finished watching the 60 episodes of The Wire , originally shown on HBO between 2002 and 2008. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee).

The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until he was appointed by President Piñera to his present position in March of 2010. I finished my talk by giving examples of the use of cloud computing in two key areas I am closely involved in my work: Smarter Cities with IBM and Mobile Digital Money and Global Digital Payments with Citigroup. I spent the first week of June in Chile, my fourth visit in the last five years.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to the usual readings and essays, he added an online forum run through the university's central computing system. From my perspective, contemporary social media technology is an outgrowth of these basis systems. I started using ICQ ( [link] ) for example in 1997 (My ICQ number: 1287181) well before it was acquired by AOL. But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ).

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

For example, in-house network might upgrade a course on managing networks to a course on running our network. The dualism of teacher-supports-students or automated-system-supports-students is a false dichotomy. Monitor goal/performance – maybe via mentor system.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique:    ].    (29, Finding Flow)  An example of this sporting mindset appears in Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, where Csíkszentmihályi cites the example of a factory worker named Rico Medellin.

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The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Over the years, the team became a model example – a classic textbook case – defining how groups of people can interoperate (over seven time zones) and flourish as a high performing and engaged team. Social ­ wasn’t really defined between 2002 and 2007, but we were already doing it.

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On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? This listing does not include my work published in academic books (for example, ''The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning'', in Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice , published this year by Athabasca University Press).

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

the new buildings don''t have a single standard lecture theatre in them - (but then we see a lecture theatre photo - but with chairs on casers and tiered tables - engineering - labs - but also - remote labs using simulations - support for peer learning, groupwork (picture or room with tables) - picture of studio-type spaces - Learning 2020 Projects: - nuanced timetabline system - change in workload models - data-intensive university - eg.,

The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

A closed knowledge system. An open knowledge system. But, of course, there’s always the risk that you end up valuing the tools for their own sake, or believing in the symbol system you have created to understand the world. It is worth noting that dual-systems theories, of which this is one, are perennially popular. 2002).

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

In a survey conducted by Accenture in 2002, 31 percent of all CLOs felt that “technology implementation” was the greatest challenge of the day. demonstrate by example that social learning can work and is important to the entire learning cycle. The learning leader, in layman’s terms, must take the social learning “bull by the horns” and lead the organization into new pastures through demonstrated leadership as well as by example.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had a range of stakeholders outside the system, a lot of students involved, but there was a high degree of consensus. The challenge now is how do we take those innovations and find those things that are working best and spread them not just to lead schools, but all across the system and in every school and in every board - the challenge is to get the great innovations more generally in use. Some things will be directive - we continue to work on math, for example.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. As an example, imagine I’m at a football match and I see someone climb in without buying a ticket. The fine system allowed cooperation between groups of strangers who wouldn’t meet again, overcoming the challenge of the free rider problem. The key is in a detail from that classic 2002 paper.

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Diversity and Diversity Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The existence of Adamson's report and Clark's column are, of course, counter-examples to this proposition, and there is no shortage of writing against the concept of diversity available for anyone to read. For example, I believe that showing McDonalds advertising to children is morally wrong, I believe that people reason by means of similarity and metaphor, not logic and mathematics, and my world view does not include universals or laws of nature.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The NYPD Real Time Crime Center

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Marty Reilly – In Memoriam | Main | Blogging in the Next Phase of My Career » June 04, 2007 The NYPD Real Time Crime Center On May 3 we held our fourth Innovation Lecture in the series jointly sponsored by IBM and MITs Engineering Systems Division.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of Cambrian Explosion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As digital components continue to become ever more powerful, inexpensive and standardized, these complex systems are growing in breadth and capabilities at a dramatic rate. IT systems are "going up the stack." We can perhaps learn from the evolution of engineering systems.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That''s what the original learning management system was: course outlines and tests and things like that that the instructor could put online. This Open Educational Resource is a concept that was identified and named by UNESCO in 2002 or 2003 [1]. An example of that is Open Education Resource University (OERu), created by the Commonwealth of Learning, which is made up of what is called anchor partners, universities from various commonwealth countries. [2]

Typology or Taxonomy?

Dave Snowden

I remember in IBM the taxonomy in the KM system took three years to catch up with the use of story telling, and by the time it did there was a clear distinction between story telling and micro-narrative. Knowledge management is closer to policy formation than it is to biology so I am going to use the definitions in Kevin Smith's September 2002 paper in the Policy Studies Journal Typologies, taxonomies, and the benefits of policy classification as my starting point.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H. This is why it is important to consider carefully the sort of metrics we impose on open online courses, or indeed, any of our learning systems.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Despite set-backs – for example, the lobbies by private corporations to prevent the deployment of municipal Wi-Fi – it is not unreasonable to expect that inexpensive wireless broadband will be ubiquitous in most populated areas. The Java Virtual machine (JVM) is one example of this, but so also are the ‘images’ produced by virtualization software such as VMWare or Parallels. The operating system, to these systems, is depicted as a disc file (or ‘image’).

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? There’s a real irony to an institutional system that teaches students to access the library and then kicks them out with no more access to it. I often bring up the example of the lecture videos, where there is a knee-jerk reaction that we want lecture videos that are really professional. Summary of a panel with Maria H. Andersen (Canvas by Instructure), Relly Brandman (Coursera), Rebecca Petersen (EdX), Barbara E.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was August of 1991, and a 20 year old computer science student named Linus Torvald sat down at his computer in Helsinki to post what is now one of the most famous entries in computer history: ‘Hello everybody out there, I am doing a free operating system, just a hobby, won’t be anything big and professional like gnu, it probably will never support anything other than AT-hard disks, as that is all I have’.

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So did the Wall Street's bonus system which practically encouraged its people to make risky investments so they can earn huge sums of money in a good year, without having to worry about the impact of their risky, short-term bets in subsequent years. Our financial crisis is best seen as a systemic failure of massive proportions. It is a very important part of our system of checks and balances.

Axiom Legal and the rise of virtual professional services

Ross Dawson

One of the great examples is Axiom Legal, which I first wrote about in 2002 in Living Networks : The founders of Axiom Legal saw that the clients of major law firms were paying extremely high fees which rarely reflected the cost of the lawyers doing the work. Back since the 1990s I have tracked the rise of virtual and distributed professional services models. They have progressed somewhat more slowly than I anticipated, but the trend is clear.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Such systems are by their very nature episodic. One day capitalism is the unassailable foundation for our economic system, the next day, following a market collapse, it is not. Introduction to Systems Thinking. 2002).

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. 2001 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap.and Others Don’t , by Jim Collins   2002 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done , by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Just wondering about your selection of "Steve Jobs" - seems to me that he qualified as a prime example of the main character in your most famous book? Bob Sutton.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Coordinated divisional budgets, plans and systems. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is a complex topic which incorporates multiple perspectives and questions in relation to commercial use of OER, for example: Should OER protect the future freedoms of users and creators or the resources themselves? The student of open content licensing will recognize the OPL structure (mandatory attribution with options addressing derivative works and commercial use) is the same structure that Creative Commons employed when it launched three years later in 2002. (To

Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Planning, Designing and Running Online Events Designing Online Events Online Events Assessment Tool Case History: CGIAR’s Gender & Diversity “Creating Connections Online&# Report (Aug 2002) LINK Evaluation Examples: 2002 and Net*Working 2004 Online Event Evaluation Report (nice to see a full event evaluation!)

Toward Celebrating 8-11 Day

Doc Searls

For example, Wikipedia has holes. Let’s take one example. Establishment of an abbreviated dialing number for this purpose was required by the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002. For example, the U.S. Dig Safe System, Inc.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

For example, we see terms now at the top like Learning Management System , AICC , SCORM. That's because they are ordered according to how closely the system thinks the companies are associated with the selected term within the content set. For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130)

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So did the Wall Street's bonus system which practically encouraged its people to make risky investments so they can earn huge sums of money in a good year, without having to worry about the impact of their risky, short-term bets in subsequent years. Our financial crisis is best seen as a systemic failure of massive proportions. It is a very important part of our system of checks and balances. But why didn’t they also pay attention to research and education in systemic risk ?

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Guided by recent analyses of the social functions of touch (Hertenstein, 2002), we tested two hypotheses.   The reader should know what you are studying and why by the end of the second paragraph -- this is a nice example.   For example,  basketball is setting where touch is clearly more socially acceptable than in the offices that many of us work in.  Bob Sutton.

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The Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tom Stonier writes, In principle, this process does not differ from the evolution of primitive nervous systems into advanced mammalian brains. Dimitar Tchurovsky's Google knol titled the 'Global Virtual Brain and Mind Project' is a good example of this. We see much the same language as that used to describe the global mind, for example, "people inspired to create healthy communities cross pollinate ideas, connect & exchange stories that harness our collective wisdom."

Bridging the Gap between Business and Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From 1997 to 2002, for example, I was a member of the President’s IT Advisory Committee (PITAC) , and served as co-chair of PITAC for part of that time. For example, last month The Technology CEO Council released its One Trillion Reasons report, including a set of recommendations aimed at reducing US government spending by one trillion dollars over the next decade. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture