Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.

adapting to perpetual beta e-book

Harold Jarche

All of the ideas discussed here have been explored initially on my blog, established in 2004. Leadership by Example. Management must set the initial example of transparency and working out loud. In this environment everyone is learning and everyone is teaching by example.

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Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

Jon and his wirearchy framework have been an integral part of my views on the network era workplace since 2004. Please show us an example … How do you stay current in your field? Could you give us some examples?

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integrating personal knowledge mastery

Harold Jarche

I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice.

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The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

For example, he ends that first chapter with stories from Sept. The fact that in 2014 it seems old hat is the proof that in 2004 Dan’s vision was acute. The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well. Ten years later, what Dan pointed to as extraordinary is now common as air.

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Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The example of a murmuration is an example of complexity. For example, Zipf's power law - the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. Goldberg (2004) L1 - mothers (% of tokens) proportional to children (% of tokens).

An Irish Wake for the PC

Andy McAfee

His post points out that in 2004, the year before IBM sold its PC business to Lenovo, the company’s pre-tax income margin was 11.1%.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» November 12, 2007 Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation The 2004 US National Innovation Initiative succinctly pointed out that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex. Let me give a couple of examples from my personal experiences. MITs Engineering Systems Division , for example, spans most departments within the School of Engineering, as well as having members from the Sloan School of Management, Social Sciences and other parts of MIT.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

from 2004 to 2009 SAP revenue grew 42.7% from 2004 to 2009 Oracle revenue grew 128.4% from 2004 to 2009 So, absolutely incomparable : IBM hardly moved, SAP stayed above inflation level, and Oracle more than doubled its revenue. over 2004 to 2009 SAP has an average R&D% of 13.9%

Rethinking John Wanamaker

Doc Searls

In “ The Waste in Advertising is the Part That Works ,” (Journal of Advertising Research, December, 2004, pp. He didn’t say it, but let’s look at why it’s wrong anyway. This is an improved edit of a post I made to a list I’m on.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


As a term, “micro-learning” has been around since about 2004, when it was put forward in a PhD thesis by Gerhard Gassler. Examples include: A lesson of the week on the back of the toilet door (as done at Google). RSS is a great example of this.

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Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Siemens, 2004) What, then, would promote learner efficacy even in chaotic or noisy environments? A good example of this is the Framework for 21st Century Learning, which addresses several dimensions of this new type of learning, including core skills of collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking, and supporting skills such as workplace skills, information media skills, and the traditional core types of literacy and numeracy. 2004, December 12).

PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

I have been writing about personal knowledge management on this blog since 2004. If your organization would like to make a larger contribution, the name of the book can be sponsored, for example: “The ACME Guide to PKM” This would let me focus full-time on writing the book.

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The Pathetic Pundit Playbook

Andy McAfee

The model always predicted that the popular vote would be quite close (on October 12, for example, it had Obama taking home 49.8%, Romney 49.1% In 2008, Nate Silver correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states in the US presidential election.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

SCORM 2004 remains the dominant learning resources specification in both the corporate and academic learning technology marketplace to this day. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature. For example, by providing credentials to remote systems (using technology such as OAuth), it can eliminate the need to register at multiple services.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

For example, the blogosphere (remember when that was word?) At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). I was among the 30 bloggers given press credentials at the 2004 2005 Democratic National Convention — which was seen as a milestone in the course of blogging’s short history — and attended the press conference for bloggers put on by the DNC.

Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2004 he formed the Lt. Smart Homes represent a concrete, compelling examples of the power of technology to empower individuals. In the Fall of 2007, I taught a graduate course in MIT - Technology-based Business Transformation.

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Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

For example, what exactly is “Advanced&# Web 2.0 Selling large scale engagements (capable of supporting lots of billable hours) requires the ability to promise a process (for example, best practices) rather than results. Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability."

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The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

An example that comes to mind occurred roughly 50 years ago at NASA.

What and who are we?

Doc Searls

Here’s a graphic that might help frame the what question: It’s a Google Ngram that plots the prevalence of two terms — consumer and customer — in books between 1770 and 2004. Take Google, Facebook and Twitter, for example.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . At IBM I was VP of Innovation and Strategy from 2004 until my retirement in May of 2007. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

My Moodle Test


For example, if you check out Michael Hanley’s blog , you’ll see that he’s dedicated most of his recent posts to this subject. Perusing Moodle.org a bit further, I came across the following: SCORM 2004 is not completely supported in Moodle at this stage. So, open source Moodle sort of imports SCORM 2004, the most prevalent e-learning standard? is more widely adopted than SCORM 2004, so I don’t think that’s a terrible decision on their part.

Introducing Future Perfect

Steven Berlin Johnson

Emergence inspired some of the early crowdfunding strategies employed by the Howard Dean campaign in 2004. And the more I looked, the more examples I found of this new view of social change in the world, and not just in the decentralized protest movements of Occupy and Arab Spring. In the spring of 2001, I was finishing up the final chapter of my second book, Emergence: The Connected Lives Of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software.

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On a trip through Australia in 2004, for example, I was inspired by Olegas Truchanas in Strahan , to think of teaching as stewardship and by the Aboriginal cave drawings in Kakadu to understand that we read the world. What examples they follow.

What happened to nonviolence?

Doc Searls

I can hear the arguments: “look at all the examples of peaceful marches” and so on. Two graphs tell some of the story.

2497 and counting

Harold Jarche

For example, I have the flow (148 posts to date) of my thoughts on personal knowledge management since my first post in 2004. Do you think you will still be working, in some capacity, in 10 years? What will you have learned during that decade? Will you remember much of it?

Is Connectivism a Broad Family of Ideas?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it''s true that George is more accommodating of other theories than I am; he is far more likely to use a phrase (for example) like ''making meaning'' than I am. George gave a name to something we were both working on prior to December, 2004, and demonstrably so. I think it is worth looking at the end of Jon Dron''s long post to get to the heart of what he finds so wrong about my work. I reserve the right to look at the rest of his work in reverse order as well.

For personal data, use value beats sale value

Doc Searls

For example, we are working on terms of service that individual customers can assert: ones that say, for example, “don’t track me outside your website,” and “share back with me all the data you collect about me, in the form I specify.” Should you manage your personal data just so you can sell it to marketers? And just because somebody’s already buying it anyway, why not?)

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Meaning and truth

Dave Snowden

The term has become a neologism to describe the deliberate telling of a lie to damage someone, arising from the smear campaign against Kerry in the 2004 Presidential elections. I have always rated Yiannis Gabriel's writing and the various conversations I have had with him over the years.

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Great Stagnation or Big Shift? The Answer Matters

John Hagel

The growth rate slowed, but there was still growth in this metric – median family income grew by 22% in constant dollars over the 31 year period from 1973 to 2004. Instead, he urges us to learn from the Japanese example of how they handled their slow growth economy of the past 25 years, focusing on small quality improvements, like improved French pastries and automatic umbrella wrappers at the entrance to stores (I kid you not, p.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

In some cases as at Nokia in 2004, the disruptive innovation that was overlooked came from within the firm itself. Some examples of disruptive innovation from within. Disruptive innovation kills businesses.

Boil on

Doc Searls

Super Size Me , Spurlock’s hit from 2004, made almost that much on its opening day in May of that year, and passed $11.5 Today, for example, I opened an urgent notice from the U.S. Saw Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold yesterday*. Morgan Spurlock is brilliant in the way he is both respectful and gently mocking of all points of view toward the movie’s subject: product placement in movies.

Seven years and 95 theses

Harold Jarche

Examples such as United Breaks Guitars and the various mass, decentralized and social revolutions show what is possible when hyperlinks subvert hierarchy. However, are there any workplace examples, where existing management practices were forced to change?

Scaling Up Excellence: The Problem of More

Bob Sutton

example, when entrepreneurs talk about it, they are usually struggling. For example, when leaders of much larger organizations talk about. Between 2004 and 2006, for example, a Boston-based nonprofit called the Institute for Health Improvement.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

For example, we haven’t been raising money with the Internet for very long,” I said. Disrupting Fundraising Since: 2004. A powerful and recent example of this is the Smithsonian’s campaign to Reboot the Suit and preserve the space suit Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon.

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. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. Sometimes this is necessary, if for example you are creating a MOOC in a new subject area or new language. Take transportation, for example.

The MIT Forum on Future Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Sense able City Lab was founded in 2004 by architect and engineer Carlo Ratti , who is a faculty member in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. For example, the Changing Research session I moderated included six speakers. Last week I participated in a Forum on Future Cities hosted by MIT’s Sense able City Lab with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as Robert Gordon points out, after growing rapidly through the first part of the 20th century, US productivity has dipped sharply since the 1970s, except for an Internet-driven productivity boost between 1996 and 2004. . “Mr Medicine offers another example.

The Freelance Revolution

Harold Jarche

I wrote that free agents are the future of work in 2004 when I noticed that it was getting much easier to be a free agent.

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.

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