Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. Effective governances requires a culture of pragmatism over ideology.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I like the framework proposed by my fellow panelists Frank Levy and David Autor in two different papers: The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change , published in 2003 by Autor and Levy along with Harvard Professor Richard Murnane ; and How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands published in 2005-2006 by Levy and Murnane.

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Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Infrastructures shape complex systems of human activity, including economic, cultural, and political systems. As aphorisms go, it’s a close relative to the subtitle of McLuhan’s magnum opus, Understanding Media: the Extensions of Man (Berkeley, 1964, 1994, 2003).

Not the psychology of Joe average terrorist

Mind Hacks

The participants were right-wing paramilitaries who took part in the demobilisation agreement of 2003. It was indeed designated a terrorist organisation by the US and EU, although within Colombia they enjoyed significant support from mainstream politicians (the reverberations of which are still being felt) and there is widespread evidence of collusion with the Colombian security forces of the time.

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[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

In Jan 2003, there was an uptick because of the beginning of SARS, which as not identified until Feb 2003. Ahmed: It helps to have people who speak the language and know the culture. Linton: Security and verification? Robert K: Info can be exploited, so this year we’re bringing together advisers on privacy and security. Q: How do we get Netvibes past the security concerns? I’m a security geek.

Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Stovall (2003) suggests that engagement is defined by a combination of students’ time on task and their willingness to participate in activities. Students should feel safe and secure and opportunities to take part in rituals, organize themselves, eat and express themselves as sexual beings.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In his book the Wealth of Networks, Benkler characterizes the Creative Commons project as follows: The Creative Commons is an initiative to develop a series of licenses that allow individuals who create information, knowledge, and culture to attach simple licenses that define what others may, or may not, do with their work. Reese, 1998) Lars Pensjö, who wrote the original LPMud(Bartle, 2003, p. 2003). 2003, January 5).

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. Also, we want to modify the D2L widget using Flash to improve security. 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: James Gee and Learningq

Mark Oehlert

" James Paul Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy 2003, pg.

My Digital Identity

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Some of them are more or less permanent, like your social security number. 2003).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates

Mark Oehlert

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed. Katie Salen)

Mark Oehlert

With Eric Zimmerman, she is the coauthor of Rules of Play (MIT Press, 2003) and coeditor of The Game Design Reader (MIT Press, 2005)."

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And I’ll admit that I’m standing here before you right now overwhelmed, overwhelmed with sensory experience, overwhelmed with cross-cultural experience. And I know there are good reasons for that and I know there’s security and all of that, but you know, I mean security is like walls. The Ghost Map

Steven Berlin Johnson

But it also widens its focus to tell the history of Londons sewer system, the evolutionary history of bacteria, the biological and cultural roots of the miasma theory, the bizarre waste management techniques of Victorian society, and so on. 170 I-MATE: Pocket PC Microsoft Pocket PC 2003.$500 « | Main | » The Ghost Map A few days ago, I finished the first draft of my fifth book, The Ghost Map.