The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” The Web was getting very very big by 2003 and Clay points says that “we blew past” the “interesting scale of small groups.” ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. Rollings & Adams, 2003) In the case of learning environments, the planned learning objectives or outcomes need to be programmed into the game design, involving a further layer of preparation. Cuciz, 2004) This model informs the design of learning experiences as well. 2003).

#C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary

Jane Hart

This site contains the full text of his diary, along with several letters sent or received by Pepys, plus thousands of pages of further information about the people, places and things in his world. Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here.

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Reserve your place for the webinar: Jane Hart in conversation with Jane Bozarth

Jane Hart

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. You can find more information about the webinar here. Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT | 1.30-2.30 PM ET | 10.30-11.30 AM PT. Reserve your seat for the webinar now – there are 100 places available -

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

Coaching —in the context of Flat Army and thus going beyond a connected leader—is an ongoing informal conversation with the employee who focuses on providing the following: counsel on current objectives and actions to categorically improve the result.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

The more than dozen posts discussing serendipity on my blog include how we created “enhanced serendipity&# at an event I ran in 2003 in New York , more details on the story of the word serendipity and how to enhance it , the importance of the “serendipity dial&# and far more.

Nailed! How managers develop proficiency

Jay Cross

Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency. In the light of these findings, companies should harness and leverage informal learning and cultivate the metacognitive abilities of managers, as opposed to increasing spending on formal training programs.

Power of informal learning in developing managers

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here’s a six-year old article on informal learning I discovered while Googling for material on learning transfer. Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency. 4, Winter 2003. Informal learning occurs in the presence of both action and reflection (Watkins & Marsick, 1992) and includes “self-directed learning, networking, coaching, mentoring, performance planning.

adapting to life in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. In 2003 I started my consulting practice and soon after, this blog.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

In 2003 the UK Department of Education and Training defined it as “ learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches ”.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations. 2003). New Directions for Higher Education, 2003(122), 5–12. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles.

Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 2003 book, Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology , UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough outlined this new model for business innovation.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

A further 2010 study of manager development activities by Casebow and Ferguson at GoodPractice in Edinburgh, Scotland reported that informal chats with colleagues was both the most frequently used development activity and was also seen as the most effective by the majority of managers.

our future of work

Harold Jarche

First I did this as a freelancer, part of a new wave of work-from-home, globally-connected knowledge workers, beginning in 2003.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2003 book, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , Carlota Perez observed that since the onset of the Industrial Revolution we’ve had 5 major technology-based revolutions and economic cycles, each one lasting roughly 50-60 years.

Shifting work

Harold Jarche

Jobs in manufacturing, information processing, or other types of routine work are quickly disappearing. Supporting informal learning and helping connect implicit knowledge amongst workers are becoming business imperatives. Note: this is a synthesis of several previous posts.

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70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

In other words, ‘informally’. Research over the past 40 years has shown that informal and workplace learning is increasingly pervasive and central to learning in organisations. As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom.

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Reserve your seat for my webinar with Jay Cross

Jane Hart

Here’s more information about the webinar and how you can reserve your seat as well as leave your own questions for Jay in advance of the webinar itself. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI. We all thought that the Solow paradox was finally behind us when IT-driven productivity surged between 1996 and 2003.

Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

You have to get involved in the information. Michael Lewis’s Moneyball came out in 2003 and popularized the story of the geek takeover of baseball, which has transformed the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in baseball’s playoffs for the first time since 1992.

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What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

While we debate pedagogical models and the ideologies informing different MOOCs and the corporate interests of open courses, the lives of students in different parts of the world are being changed with these projects.

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British Psy Ops in Afghanistan

Mind Hacks

Psy Ops is a combination of marketing and public relations with more targeted psychology, sociology and anthropology to measure fast moving social changes and perceptions – largely used to inform strategy and military intelligence at the local level.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Bahrain, 2003 - students were prepared to work on a specific type of project. The types of information should be linked together. This type of information actually exists in the mind of others. Denver - importance of information. Bader A. Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. Why are we interested in social media? What is the importance of talking about it?

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article appeared in the May 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review , where Carr was then an editor-at-large. Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage. How quickly time passes.

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Workshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. Led by Jane Hart. In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes.

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I need some help

George Siemens

In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. Have we glorified open-source software, free information and collective work at the expense of individual creativity? On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2003, David Autor , Frank Levy and Richard Murnane developed a framework for looking at the impact of technology on various classes of jobs. Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy.

Period architecture, majestic views, history of madness

Mind Hacks

It turns out, a 2003 article in The Psychiatrist looked at exactly this in 71 former asylum care hospitals. They are not informed that the original psychiatric hospital has been newly built over the road. Since the article was written in 2003, many more have gone the same way.

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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The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It should not be a surprise that talent has become the critical competitive asset in our information- and knowledge-based economy. in 1993, fell to 35% in 2003, and it’s been back to 39.6%

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Table for two

Doc Searls

That last link goes to a piece David Weinberger and I wrote in 2003, to as little effect, I suspect, as @Man’s piece had in 1997. According to a presentation given by Nicholas Negroponte at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto, called “The Information Age: Transforming Technology to Strategy,” here is what you Fat Corporate Bastards think we want: Movies on demand (94% executive approval). access to government information.

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Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Early in the flood, when cars were first stranded on roads, Google Maps , which gets its traffic information from cell phones, showed grids of solid red lines on the city’s flooded streets.

Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their 2003 bestseller The Innovator's Solution , Clay Christensen and Michael Raynor observed: . “A Anyone with a browser and an Internet connection was now able to access information and transactions of all sorts.

A mental space filled with flowers

Mind Hacks

In 2003 a building housing the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was slated for demolition to make way for updated facilities. And could this memorial be open to the public, not as a speech, or series of informational plaques, but as an experience worthy of they building’s unique story? An entire psychiatric hospital has been filled with flowers before demolition as part of a beautiful art installation to remember a place “rich with a history of both hope and sadness.”

Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan

Dan Pontefract

Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto since 1983 wrote McLuhan for Managers in 2003. simply put – moving from solely formal classroom and eLearning, to formal, informal and social learning concepts).

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). We are more comfortable with informal, personal writing.

A personal learning journey

Harold Jarche

I continued to work with enterprise knowledge repositories and KM related projects until I started freelancing in 2003 and was faced with the challenge of creating my own knowledge management system with a minimal budget. I then played with metaphors to explain my emerging processes ( 2006 ); “ Basically, you can take a few free web tools and start controlling your information streams (Input). Tags: Informal Learning Performance Improvement PKM