A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Roughly 10 percent of students in 2003 took at least one online course. Pushing these institutions to adopt a mission of knowledge creation has created institutions that have two conflated value propositions and business models - and added significant overhead costs. Complex Systems Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

This will no doubt change in one respect as the ‘rise and rise’ of social learning further impinges on organisational learning cultures and people turn to online communities and expert location tools to help them improve their work and to learn more effectively in the workplace.

When explaining becomes a sin

Mind Hacks

One of my favourite papers is “ Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions &# by Philip Tetlock (2003). The argument he makes is that in all cultures some values are sacred and we are motivated to not just to punish people who offend against these values, but also to punish people who even think about offending these values. 2003).

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004).

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Now - there are many technical reasons why I think the Semantic Web is a loser, along with some cultural and philosophical reasons. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OCT, Principal, Founder and CEO Virtual High School, Bayfield (Ontario) Began in 1995 - in 2000 broke with the school board But without the school board in 2002, could not grant credit - only had 34 students 2003 - became an accredited private school (they wanted a fire report - I got the KW fire department to come and inspect my computer) 2006 - 419 students 2010 - moveed from the house basement - to another house basement - Paul W.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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).

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[berkman] Yochai Benkler on his new book

David Weinberger

Community policing has been widely adopted because it’s generally successful. Outcomes: What counts as fair is different in different cultures, especially when you move outside of market economies. Processes: Tyler (2003) showed that procedural justice correlated with internalized compliance. Yochai Benkler is giving a talk about his new and wonderful book, The Penguin and the Leviathan. (I I interviewed him about it here.). NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After a few months, however, I became concerned because adoption of the license wasn’t great. Early in 1999 I reached out to Eric Raymond, Tim O’Reilly, and others for help thinking through how to solve the adoption problem. Adoption was much better with the new license. Reese, 1998) Lars Pensjö, who wrote the original LPMud(Bartle, 2003, p. 2003). 2003, January 5). The cost to adopting university is now zero.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This point of view was famously argued by Nicholas Carr in his provocative 2003 article IT Doesn’t Matter , which he later expanded into a book: Does IT Matter? Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices. invest in corporate culture.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Oehlert, 2006) Ands we can see learning management systems such as Desire2Learn adopt the same approach to design, creating personalized course home pages out of a set of associated widgets. People want to use tools that look and feel like tools they’ve always used, and will tend to adopt tools only if they see a clear benefit either in productivity or in savings. Rossi, 2003) In the end, the standards win, because, in the end, the people win.

Do Words Matter?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since 2003, hate crimes against Hispanics have increased by a shocking 40%. How should we think about those media figures who traffic mostly in anger, and adopt a red meat style , based on blaming some particular group for just about everything that is wrong with the country? It somehow wraps together and validates my multi-cultural identity, - who I am and where I came from, along with whatever I then became. Tags: Diversity Society and Culture

Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From Col - see also Beer, Clark, Jones, Indicators of Engagement , which has much of the same content Most of the research into measuring student engagement prior to the widespread adoption of online, or web based classes, has concentrated on the simple measure of attendance (Douglas & Alemanne, 2007). Stovall (2003) suggests that engagement is defined by a combination of students’ time on task and their willingness to participate in activities.

Intgrating iTunes U Access into Desire2Learn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

UW-Whitewater - has an established culture around D2L, which was adopted in 2003, with 1000 course sestions. Summary of a presentation from David Delgado , University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, at the Desiore2Learn Fusion 2008 conference. A podcasting service was already established when iTunes U first became available. What is iTune U? It's an Apple initiative to support educational institutions.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshore Labor Markets

John Hagel

MGI certainly does a heroic job in generating these estimates, but its challenge is highlighted by its observation that the pace of adoption is limited more by company-specific barriers than by regulatory barriers.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One example is research which understands technological innovations as being "disseminated" throughout a population (often the faculty at a university, as it happens; e.g. Mahony & Wozniak, 2005 ; Bull et al, 2002 ; Garofoli & Woodell, 2003 ; PT3 2002 ). For example, the theories that describe the 'innovators' and the 'early adopters' talk sometimes about a gap separating these early users and the mainstream user.

My Digital Identity

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The personal learning environment adapts, adopts and embraces Web 2.0 Ungerleider, 2003) This creates a very limited, very simple point of view, since most of what accounts for a student’s learning is outside the control of the evaluators. 2003).