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.


Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C. But, as we better understand its promise and limitations, technology becomes just another tool we rely on in our work and daily life.


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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). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.


Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lepore’s article may well be part of a growing backlash against the relentless advances in technology. Most of us who’ve studied or lived through them find Christensen’s work to be a useful explanation and organizing framework for understanding technology-based disruptions.


Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” said The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. “The


Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whether it’s cloud computing in the IT industry, over-the-top (OTT) content in media, mobil digital payments in finance, or data science just about everywhere, industry after industry continues to be radically transformed by technology-based disruptive innovations.


The Future of Jobs: Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with advances in technology. In a 1930 essay , English economist John Maynard Keynes wrote about the onset of “a new disease” which he named technological unemployment , that is, “unemployment due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.”. Technology and the Alienation of Labor.


Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What enables it to keep reinventing itself while embracing the latest technologies , including cloud computing, big data and analytics, connections to all kinds of mobile devices and a wide variety of open source software and tools? These are questions I’ve long been thinking about.


TV 3.0

Doc Searls

It helps to understand how this now-ancient system worked, because its conceptual framing is still with us, even though the technologies used are almost entirely different. The question, as we move from TV 3.0 We’re not watching any less TV.


[Research] Data on Nonprofit Cloud Computing: Anywhere, Anytime Technology for Social Change

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Back in 2003 when most people in the nonprofit sector were asking, “What the heck is a blog?,” We still have significant externalities that impact organizations’ ability to take advantage of technology.


Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

I first heard about the “World Live Web&# when my son Allen dropped the phrase casually in conversation, back in 2003. At the time Allen had a company that made live connections between people with questions and people with answers — an ancestor of Quora and @Replyz , basically.


Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their 2003 bestseller The Innovator''s Solution , Clay Christensen and Michael Raynor observed: “A surprising number of innovations fail not because of some fatal technological flaw or because the market isn’t ready.


Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition.


Towards an ET (Energy Technologies) Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his new book, as well as in his articles and Op Ed columns , Tom has been vigorously talking about the power of green, the incredible economic opportunities available to those working towards an ET - Energy Technology - revolution, a revolution every bit as transformative and disruptive as the IT revolution has been. I visited the EBI as part of a review by BP's Technical Advisory Council, - of which I have been a member since 2003.


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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. Pedagogists have spent the 20th century asking about these questions, but in the 21st century everything has changed. Teaching and learning is effected by the new technology. Bahrain, 2003 - students were prepared to work on a specific type of project. In most parts of the world there is a backwardness in the use of technology.


The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then, around ten years ago, I became very interested in the applications of technology to market-facing, people oriented complex systems , especially systems involving services. Prior to joining the Santa Fe Institute in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Dr. West’s findings in both biology and cities are quite preliminary, raising more questions than they answer.


learning cities

Harold Jarche

Is tribalism a reaction to our concerns about the emerging network era, which is putting into question our existing institutions and markets developed in previous eras? ” — Janet Candy, Planning Learning Cities, 39th ISoCaRP Congress 2003.


Humans, Machines and Collective Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His research is primarily driven by this fundamental question: “How can people and computers be connected so that - collectively - they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?”


Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And if a postsecondary education is fundamentally affordable - meaning lower in cost, not just price - this will also answer the question of how to extend access by enabling students to afford a higher education.” The first is a disruptive technology enabler. According to Christensen et al: “Online learning appears to be this technology enabler for higher education. Roughly 10 percent of students in 2003 took at least one online course.


Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

It was a time when companies were moving away from a product and technology focus and a solutions-focus was emerging. AN]: That actually brings us to my next question: what does service design mean to you? The process looked at the whole experience: what does it mean to get an invoice, to have questions or complaints about that invoice, etc. Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development.


What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

As the course progressed, interactions were scattered over many tools and technologies. Integrative and holistic knowledge approaches, distributed across global networks (for example, how the virus that causes SARS in 2003 was identified).


[2b2k] The Net as paradigm

David Weinberger

So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: That is to say, when the technologies, software and devices which enable global connectivity in real time become so ubiquitous that we are completely unaware of their presence…We are simply connected.” 175-176] Not bad for 2003! We’ve never had a technology that so enabled innovation and creativity, but there may well come a time when we stop focusing so much cultural attention on the Internet.


Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear. Twitter API new rules: That have crashed most of my favourite Twitter clients user experiences and no questions asked!


Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I tell them they need to go beyond dumb technology. Extremism is rarely the answer to questions of human development. Yet dot-com mania’s article of faith was that the technologies of the Internet essentially made human beings irrelevant.


Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series.


Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The question is relatively easy to answer when talking about the kind of small businesses we deal with in our everyday life - a favorite restaurant, the local dry cleaner, the neighborhood drugstore. Whatever else you can say about Lou Dobbs Tonight , there is no question that the program is aimed at a purely domestic U.S.


Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

The somewhat unanticipated side effect of the growth of the internet, social media, and mobile technologies has been the astonishing amount of our personal lives made explicit. New modes of sensemaking – through social and technological systems – are required.


Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

And Twitter is just about to experience that soon enough for us all to be reminded that social technologies are just that, tools, enablers, and that, as such, they come and go.


Workplace learning in ten years

Harold Jarche

The LCB Big Question for March is, What will workplace learning look like in 10 years? I had high-speed Internet access at work ( a university) but not at home until 2003. In the intervening decade I wondered about some of the technological changes.


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

First of all, there is technological access, ranging from power to Internet access, to mobile delivery. This Open Educational Resource is a concept that was identified and named by UNESCO in 2002 or 2003 [1]. And this creates the question of synchronization, across multiple cloud providers. That concludes my talk, I''d be happy to entertain any questions or comments that you may have. I have two questions. That''s my second question. source technology.


The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

New Technology The development of new technology continues to have an impact on learning. While on the one hand, new technology allows schools and instructors to offer learning in new ways, educators nonetheless continue to face limitations imposed by technology, and sometimes the lack of technology. The employment of data compression technologies has almost been superseded by fibre-optics technology such as lightpath management.


An Amplification of the power of Game-Based Learning in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

In 2003, around 92% of kids age 2 through 17 in the United States access games on a daily basis.Of Games require absolutely no technology. e-Learning is by definition a technologically mediated delivery mechanism.its not even a stand-alone set of principles. As to the question of whether some content is to sensitive or personal to be played in game - depends on I think, if you really want to deal with the topic or just check the box.


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Capgemini NL: disruptive, desperate, or both?

Martijn Linssen

The answer to the first question thus is: Yes, Capgemini is desperate. Question just is, will it be successful? Capgemini has made headlines in the last past months, starting July 2012.


Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings.


A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The discussions we had with defence and commercial partners at the meeting illustrate some of the tensions inherent in my own position and also in the nature of the technology we are trying to develop. Even the presumption that evolution is somehow an improvement should be questioned.


Can we jumpstart new tech usage?

Clark Quinn

It’s a well-known phenomena that new technologies get used in the same ways as old technologies until their new capabilities emerge. The question is, can we do better? The point here being that technologies have affordances. And the question is, can we anticipate and leverage the properties and skip (or minimize) the stumbling beginnings. Around 2003, immersive learning environments were emerging (one of my former bosses went to work for a company).


Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. conference , my favorite part was talking to others about each others’ issues, concerns, questions. Better Conferences - eLearning Technology , June 18, 2007 believe we can build better conferences.


Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth Kanter

Ironically, many of these users might buy commercial ebooks, but the anti-piracy technology built into many ebook systems are not compatible with the technology these users employ to get the books in Braille or synthetic speech. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.


A blast from the independent past

Doc Searls

He gives the time frame for that as roughly 2001-2005, peaking in 2003 or so. A number of bloggers, including Mike Sanders , Dave Winer , Jeremy Zawodny and Disruptive Media Technologies , quoted this line from Tom Foremski’s piece: What surprised me was how aggressively Mr Hirshberg was pitching Technorati’s expensive blog tracking services to this audience of agency and corporate communications professionals. Almost nothing ‘happens’ without technology.