Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what still remains interesting. Note that in 2004, blogging was not mainstream yet. In 2004, I posted for the first time, “Learning is business, and business is learning – finally.&#. “Social networks, communities of practice, expertise locators, etc.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. Other group-forming activities have been more social.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” IBM is not a consumer oriented company, especially since it sold its personal computer business to Lenovo in 2004. Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications. Social networking applications are not new to business.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Would it look like an LMS over here, training away over there, job aids scattered across portals, and social networks hierarchically structured or completely banned? It talks about modeling, scaffolding and release, naturally incorporating social and meaningful activity into the learning process. However, it still doesn’t consider, really, engagement, nor does an adequate job of considering when connecting to a person is a more valuable solution than designing content.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Today, information is networked and digital. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" With respect to the analysis of the networked interactions, it's not clear to me that we should even be doing this, at least, not in the sense suggested by the question. I'm sympathetic with his view, but his work has no influence on the development and design of either connectivism nor the MOOC.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). SCORM 2004 remains the dominant learning resources specification in both the corporate and academic learning technology marketplace to this day.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A student who cannot navigate complex websites, search for and assess resources, or make new friends through a social network may have difficulty navigating through a cMOOC. Not everyone is a part of the network. And in order to preserve and promote self-efficacy, design is important. Other writers refer to these criteria under the heading of flow, and trace its origin to game design. Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design.

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The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. That observation is from 2004. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated.

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). Blogrolls were an early social network.

Cognitive load

Harold Jarche

Social computing (or Knowledge Management) is not a strategy, it’s a support tool, a sense-making tool, a way of being. You could say we could use new social tools for everything, that’s why we see HR 2.0, etc…that’s why existing products are starting to get features like blogs, social networks. The response to distraction , then as now, was social structure. Learnscape Design by @BFChirpy. Here’s what I learned via Twitter this past week.

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. The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. 2004). Learning Networks in Practice.

Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. One challenge in this business of designing systems is to constantly question our models and assumptions – a very McLuhanesque perspective: “The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy.&#.

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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.

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom himself made such a transition when in 2004 he left his position as the Silicon Valley reporter for the Financial Times to found Silicon Valley Watcher , one of the first journalists to leave a position with a major newspapers to make a living as a journalist blogger. While access to information is very important and has continued to grow, the Web has enabled a more profound kind of connectivity helping people interact with each other both socially and professionally.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

Disruptive Model: Social Network. Disrupting Fundraising Since: 2004. Fundraising with social media (particularly Facebook) means under- standing that donors don’t separate liking, sharing, or pledging, from donating,” explained John.

Humannet at Cisco

Jay Cross

Yesterday I spent the day at Cisco talking with old friends and new about what Fast Company recently described as an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘ human network effect ’ both on and off the Cisco campus.”

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

Reflections on the Mood of the Country

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After the 2004 elections , we were talking about the coming Republican hegemony. Twenty years ago, it would have been all but impossible on the left or the right for so many of these like-minded activists to find one another in such a short space of time; their best potential convener would have been the local party, with its entrenched leadership and arcane rules that seem designed to drive away newcomers.

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Social OS and Collective Construction of Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Sistemas operativos sociales y entornos abiertos de aprendizaje (The Facebook Project and Post-University. Social OS and Open Learning Environments), Editors: Alejandro Piscitelli, Iván Aidaime, Inés binder. In February, 2004, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launched a web site called ‘thefacebook’ as a service to help Harvard students network with each other.[1] The social networking site was defined, in its early years, by its exclusivity.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. The other side of that coin is that in a world full of social networks, blogs and other ways for people to express themselves, poor customer service may be the fastest way for a business to not just alienate its customers but do perhaps irreparable damage to its brand. As a result, such systems are intrinsically emergent or unpredictable, and their design, analysis and management require major creativity and innovation.

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. OK, I need your help.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence, a MOOC is to my mind, defined along the following four dimensions: [slide 3 – massive] Massive - here I mean not necessarily the success of the MOOC in attracting many people, but in the design elements that make educating many people possible. In practice, what this means is a system designed so that bottlenecks are not created in any of the four attributes: modeling, demonstration, practice, and reflection. but also to be involved in the design of these.

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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. The network era now replacing the industrial age holds great promise. Increase in Network Size.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And the contributors constitute (a limited) social network. Invented in 2004. Ever" (What about words that are better to use, or shouldn't be used. -- think of words like that as social constructs. We've changed the social construct around that sort of behaviour. They are enabled by the great evolution of the link - from ARPANet to the WWW to the Social Web. Can we design systems that leverage the new hyper-connected web to solve really hard problems.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. Traditional learning composed of classes and cohorts operates more as a group than as a network.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predicted: Better prioritization will lead to more purposeful activities, such as social networking to make meaningful connections as opposed to demonstrating popularity. Grade: B Social networking came into its own in 2008, raising millions of dollars for social and political causes. Personal networks were created but, for the most part, were not used to create filtered feeds. In 2004. Were social networks for learning big news in 2008?

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How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. The blog made the network visible.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring and Healthcare

John Hagel

A joint study performed by the Confederation of Indian Industry and McKinsey & Company in 2004 estimated that the medical tourism business in India alone might generate revenues in excess of $2 billion by the year 2012. The technique is value network analysis.

Co-creation

Jay Cross

Sunday, December 26, 2004. There’s a Process level above this that includes meta-learning, design principles, timing, and how humans tick: things that transcend individual cases. social software apps. social network analysis. Co nnectivism, recently coined by George Siemens, makes it explicit that the learner is augmented with connections to networks of people and information. It’s new thought being wired into the brain’s network.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning and cognition happen in a network.And I could go on and on and on about what that means, but basically, first ofall, learning happens in your brain, your brain is composed of a network ofinterconnected neurons, and learning happens in a society, and society iscomposed of a bunch of interconnected people. And, they are networks. The second thing is, networks need to be open in order tofunction. If the communication is obstructed,this is a network failure.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

Futures of the Internet

Doc Searls

Earlier this year the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University conducted research toward The Future of the Internet IV , the latest in their survey series , which began with Future of the Internet I – 2004. Will social relations get better? Aspiring application designers will write mostly for PCs. Will social relations get better? It also helps make sense of the Net’s distance-free social space.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tim responded, ‘After I spend tens of thousands of dollars paying an author, paying for editorial and design, etc., of the CC licenses (May 24, 2004) that attribution became mandatory on every license. Designing Virtual Worlds. 2004, September 7). Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education. need for access to effective, high-quality educational opportunities in an era of rapid economic, social, and personal change.

Notes from Tallinn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kelly Hodgkins - if you aren't plugged in you're going to be left behind - social media use - eg. touch tools - intuitive interface - natural gesture - connected to learning network - learning is changing - Alec Couros slides - consume, remix, organize, share - sixth - wikipedia is untrustworthy - can you trust what you read online? Who should pay for network-based education: state, EU, commercial ad vendor.? People create knowledge, working in networks. Social object?

Free Learning and Control Learning: On the So-Called Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Connectivism is essentially, and this is my take on it not necessarily George’s, the theory that knowledge and learning can be described and explained using network principals. Connectivist learning theory, therefore, is based on the theory of how networks learn, that is to say, how networks grow, how networks develop, how networks form structures of connections between neurons. There are four major ways in which networks grow.

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

By the end of 2004, it has spread to most universities and colleges in the U.S. And we are seeing increased social stresses, pressures on social welfare. Maybe those relations can become more formalized - more formal networks. Social media.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). If so, then the mathematics describing the difficusion of technology will be the same as the mathematics underlying social network theory.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.