A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If the books and articles that introduced them become popular, the concepts can get stretched and applied way beyond their intended meaning. At IBM I was VP of Innovation and Strategy from 2004 until my retirement in May of 2007.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

I assume that when I look up linux journal diy-it (no boolean operators, no quotes, no tricks, just those three words), any of the big search engines will lead me to the columns I wrote on that subject for the January and February 2004 issues of Linux Journal.

the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

As a framework it is not a defined set of practices nor a recipe book, as there are many unique PKM routines. My conclusions in 2004 remain today: My conclusion for a while has been that knowledge cannot be managed, and neither can knowledge workers.

Seven years and 95 theses

Harold Jarche

2004 - Lee LeFever hits the nail on the head with this Esse Quam Videre (to be rather than seem) post about weblogging in business. If you haven’t read it yet, take a look at the 95 theses, but I’d suggest that you read the whole book – online or in print. Technology Wirearchy

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

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. globeandmail.com: Hard facts about this years books. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Good Books. editors of Klutz: The Klutz Book of Inventions. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Book me for a speech. Bob Sutton.

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Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

In my twenties I began keeping digital copies of influential quotations from books I had read so that they were searchable on my hard drive; during the next decade I stumbled across a brilliant application called Devonthink that enabled me to make interesting connections between those quotes. (I I wrote a little lovesong to Devonthink for the New York Times Book Review in 2004.) It’s a social commonplace book.

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Heads you win, tails you lose

Harold Jarche

The concept was popularised by Chris Anderson in an October 2004 Wired magazine article, in which he mentioned Amazon.com and Netflix as examples of businesses applying this strategy. Tags: Technology Work

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

In his book, The Secret of Staying in Love , author John Powell wrote, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”. ” In 2004, Clayton was COO of a web development shop called Mercurial Communications. Don’t shoot the messenger!

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. Amazon is brilliant at this – they’ve essentially vanquished main components in the book space. I guess that’s why Facebook is now bigger than the web was in 2004. Well, technology is getting complex.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0 technology ?

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Great Stagnation or Big Shift? The Answer Matters

John Hagel

A new book by my old friend Tyler Cowen, The Great Stagnation , has taken the media by storm, leading Business Week to proclaim Tyler as “America’s hottest economist” , even though his book was initially published only as an e-book.    This is an important book because it pulls us beyond the short-term quarterly, monthly or even daily horizons that consume the attention of so much of our media pundits and analysts.

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

PD / Conference I've had a number of key events in my professional life; most of the core ideas of my own approach to education and technology have been formed while on the road. Book I've had the privilege of reading a large number of powerful books in my lifetime.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

Human Systems Management 23 (2004) 213–225 213, IOS Press) In it, the authors detail a long-term evolution at Telefonica where they passed from an informatics culture to an informational culture; through the involvement and participation of its entire 145,000+ workforce.

Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Ross Dawson

Our online magazine FutureofSex.net explores this fascinating aspect of the intersection of technology and society. I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically. Now technology can be used to connect people in intimate way they probably never dreamed of.”. The new technologies of remote sex can bring them together over any distance.”.

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Learning is Conversation Posted on December 1st, 2005 by Harold Jarche This is a remix and update of some previous posts.

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We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the speakers was Tom Friedman , Foreign Affairs columnist for the New York Times and renowned author of a number of books, including The World is Flat. He then gave an excellent talk focused on the themes in his new book - That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. The book was co-authored with John Hopkins Professor Michael Mandelbaum.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

back in 2004, he was a humble software engineer from Salt Lake City. One of his books, Maphead , digs into the world of maps and map enthusiasts, looking at the past, present, and future of maps as a fundamental part of human experience.

Moving down-scale

Harold Jarche

Jim Kunstler spoke to a packed audience at Mount Allison University last night, covering much of the material in his book The Long Emergency with updated data. You can watch his 2004 TED Talk on The Tragedy of Suburbia. Tags: Technology Communities Books

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

We learned that in 1997 from Clayton Christensen’s brilliant book The Innovator’s Dilemma which starkly depicted the phenomenon. They carefully researched the market and new technologies. Or as Guy Kawasaki puts it in his wonderful new book, Enchanted : is the customer enchanted?

Harold Jarche » T&D Learning in 2020

Harold Jarche

In Learning in 2020 , trends in Tools, Technology, Workforce, Talent Management and Future Leaders are discussed.

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004. Finally as the end of this interview, can you talk about technologies that will impact the development of MOOCs in the future? Every technology will impact the development of MOOCs in the future, but we can probably reduce them to three major types of impact: carbon, carbon, and carbon.

From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?

Steve Denning

Patricia Cohen tells the touching story of Daniel Reetz who built a scanner that was fast enough to scan a 400-page book in about 20 minutes out of stuff that he found in trash cans: two cameras and two lights that he tied together with pieces of acrylic and wood. Total cost: about $300 i.e. a fraction of the $10,000 commercial book scanners that are on the market. They carefully researched the market and new technologies. No, it’s not, although the two are often confused.

David Weinberger - Untitled Article

David Weinberger

Technology is not magic,” he says. You mean we might be reading books that don’t have screens.” “Technology gives you a sense of precision” that is unwarranted. It was just scratching the surface in 2004. Craig Fugate is the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He’s giving a keynote. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

This is a liveblog of Micah Sifry’s book talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Kate Krontiris: Why did you write this book? Micah Sifry: I had a persistent editor at a small publishing house ( OR Books ).

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Something that’s also received a lot ofattention recently (because he appeared on the TED videos) is the Khan Academy,which is a whole series of YouTube videos on mathematics, physics, and similarscience and technology subjects. And there’s avariety of ways they do this: - Lock-in, for example – if they lock you into acertain technology, such as, say, iTunes, or the Kindle, then the materialwhich would normally be available for free is, within that environment, onlyavailable at a price.

Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, technologies and markets change, and the company needs to adapt its business models to those changes or else it won’t survive. Twenty years ago IBM went through a near-death experience as a result of the major technology and market changes in the IT industry, which many previously successful companies did not survive and IBM barely did. At the beginning of the book, Mr. Watson wrote: . “I

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.

Where the Silicon Meets the Road

Andy McAfee

One of the best books about technology and its impact written in recent years is The New Division of Labor , by Frank Levy and Richard Murnane , which came out in 2004. The authors contrast the task of vacuuming a room, which by 2004 had been competently automated by the Roomba robot, with driving the truck: The Roomba’s software exploits the common features shared by most rooms.

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

Mark Oehlert

The stats on the growth of the gaming market and the changing demographic of gamers is also interesting but I think of more interest to folks in the corporate space would be some admittedly dated stats now from Beck & Wade's 2004 book, Got Game? Games require absolutely no technology. e-Learning is by definition a technologically mediated delivery mechanism.its not even a stand-alone set of principles.

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

Beth Kanter

Bookshare is an online library for people who can’t read standard print books. We also have thousands of adults with disabilities that pay a $50 a year subscription to be able to download all the books and newspapers they can read. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.

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Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Though some feel distance and online learning will not reduce costs[2], many are looking to new technologies not only to increase access but also to reduce the load borne by government. What makes systems like Ontario's and Finland's worth emulating is the fact that they produce highly competent graduates, capable of excellence not only on standardized international tests but also of flourishing in a complex technologically advanced environment.

Harold Jarche » Seeing What’s Next

Harold Jarche

This last book gives new business entrants (upstarts) and incumbents a theory-based set of tools to understand and use disruptive innovations. Roger Kaufman has reviewed the book from the perspective of a human performance technologist (HPT) in April’s Performance Quarterly.

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Harold Jarche » Interdependent Learning

Harold Jarche

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Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. But, this trickle-down approach to technology diffusion dramatically reversed itself with the advent of inexpensive technologies, especially digital technologies.

How I use social media

Nancy White

These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. This is true of both the technology and the practices. Now technology enables far more than the discussion forums of the late 90’s.

Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

 As the story goes, “The Facebook” was built by 19 year old Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm room as he pounded down beers late one night: The site went live on February 4 th 2004, had 1000 users within days, and now boasts over one billion.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I had, meanwhile, been running my newsletter service for the educational technology community since 2001. In a sense, the same reason we organize learning into courses is the reason we organize text into books. Yes, simply ‘reading’ is useful and engaging, and widely recommended, but ‘reading a book’ is defined and contained. A person can commit to ‘reading a book’ more easily than to ‘reading’, especially if by ‘reading’ we mean something that never ends.