How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc. Questions and discussion during events. Business relationships Social networks Technology trends

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. 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. Which current or emerging technology has the potential of radically transforming online and distance learning?

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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.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

annual growth rate sustained from 1995 to 2004… What’s more, real median income has stagnated since the late 1990s and non-economic measures of well-being, like life expectancy, have fallen for some groups.”. Implementation and Technology Lags.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stanford’s Institute of Design , - better known as the, - was launched in 2004 as a graduate program that integrates business, the social sciences, the humanities and other disciplines into more traditional engineering and product design.

are you prepared?

Harold Jarche

Major technological advances, like the printing press or the Internet, create economic volatility. One of the reasons I started working on PKM, in 2004, was to stay current in my profession. Situations are changing quickly and these questions can help you keep up.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

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. Berkman Blogging Books Cluetrain Future Life Links Live Web Technology VRM infrastructure

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report starts out by asking a few edgy questions: “The quest for innovation has long been a faith-based initiative: Spend more, and profit will come. The results of our recent study of the Booz Allen Hamilton Global Innovation 1000 - the 1,000 publicly held companies from around the world that spent the most on research and development in 2004 - may provoke a crisis of faith.” Just about every company will tell you that innovation is one of its highest priorities.

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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.

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

Dan Pontefract

After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session for about ten minutes. VIATEC is a one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology scene, a sector that consists of 900 companies generating more than $3 billion in revenues.

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?" View the whole discussion here. # # # These are two very different questions and I'm not sure it's useful (or even appropriate) to ask them together.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Harold Jarche

We’re now at the stage where we have some new ideas for work ( wirearchy , natural enterprises , workplace democracy ) and some new technologies (social, nano-bio-techno-cogno). Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Tweet Note: this post is in early Beta.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To This was practical for presentations, papers, proposals, and responding to questions. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology.

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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. Some people do talk about sending text (SMS) messages to learners – perhaps a question or a brief statement of fact/opinion.

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Great Stagnation or Big Shift? The Answer Matters

John Hagel

The short answerTyler offers is that we ran out of three different kinds of “low hanging fruit”: free land, technological breakthroughs and smart, uneducated kids.  Tyler’s book raises several important questions: Are we in a Great Stagnation? Let's take a look at each of these questions in sequence. To answer this question, we need to first decide on the metrics to use.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Innovation - identified by MIT economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow as the driver of long-term, sustainable economic growth and prosperity - has been a hallmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since its inception.”

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He observed that when he started writing That Used to be Us , he went back and looked at The World is Flat , which he had written in 2004. These companies and technologies had not been born or were in their infancy in 2004, yet they are now a major part of our conversations. They have been leveraging the same information technologies propelling us into the hyperconnected world and transforming their organizations in order to become significantly more efficient.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Our limitations are no longer the technology, but our imaginations. The question is, what are we, and should be, doing with this technology? Yet the limits are not technological; we have the ability to build the systems if we can conceptualize the needed framework. Really, I’m looking to start matching our technology more closely to our brains. 2004). Educational Technology , 44, 4, 45-49.

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David Weinberger

Technology is not magic,” he says. The question is, he says, what does social media really do for us. ” The question is what info will help actual outcomes. “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.

Learning Trends 2014


Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world. The question is again one of integration. TinCan is not a "replacement" for SCORM 2004 or SCORM 1.2.

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. JJG: One thing I find fascinating about cartography is that question of what you keep in and what you leave out. When Ken Jennings stepped onto the stage of the game show Jeopardy!

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The following is a set of responses to interview questions I answered over the weekend. That’s a good question, and I don’t really know the answer to it. 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?

Dated best practices

Jay Cross

This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. Nine years later, I find that I disagree with or question most of the Best Practices. technology. Questionable.

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

David Weinberger

The percentage of money coming from small donors is essentially constant from 2004 to 2012, without even considering the superpacs enabled by the Citizens United case. You talk about Obama being the most technological president. The question is: Why didn’t the base fight that?

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.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the question is, what is the correct perspective to be lookingat, or looking at the issue from, in the context of learning, and onlinelearning in particular. 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. I took this photograph in 2004, and if youlook at it really closely it’s a fish and fish guts.

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.

The New Entrepreneurship: Back to the Roots of the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One is a productivity surge as companies have embraced and learned to take advantage of information technologies, which has resulted in major innovations and efficiencies over the past decade. This is one of the most urgent questions the country faces. The obvious question, as Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is: “[A]nswer me one question. Other major studies, like the 2004 US National Innovation Initiative have made similar recommendations.

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.

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

Bob Sutton

Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. 2004 Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Min ds , by Howard Gardner. Bringing Creativity to Organizations| Bob Sutton|Stanford Technology Ventures. Bob Sutton.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER July 1996 to June 1997 BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service. Even the technologies are open. It’s all laid out on a wiki at Google Sites. [.] # Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange » TTIX 2010 Schedule of Events on 23 Apr 2010 at 2:37 pm [.]

EPSS and ePerformance

Tony Karrer

This is a question I've struggled with for quite a while. In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like. So, for some time, we have added "ecoaching" to our "elearning" offering, to describe our electronic support options.

Deliberate Explosive Devices

Doc Searls

Good question. Take a listen the next time you hear somebody say “Good question.&# Maybe it also means the best questions are unanswerable. The answer to Matt’s question — How did we keep from blowing ourselves up for all those years? —is You can also watch the lecture he gave on the topic at UCSB in 2004. After visiting the Titan Missle Museum in Arizona, Matt Blaze wrote , How did we keep from blowing ourselves up for all those years?

Fixing the US Jobs Problem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

competitiveness in an expanded set of activities via heightened investment in human capital, technology, and hard and soft infrastructure. Professor Spence addresses this question in Fixing the US Jobs Problem , an essay posted in McKinsey’s What Matters website, as well as in The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge. we need new technology investment with public support.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. I had, meanwhile, been running my newsletter service for the educational technology community since 2001. People often ask whether there are any French-language MOOCs and French-language learning resources, and this is a fair question.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Learning without Barriers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Much of the interface between technology and society involves standards.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is a complex topic which incorporates multiple perspectives and questions in relation to commercial use of OER, for example: Should OER protect the future freedoms of users and creators or the resources themselves? We encourage all participants to vote and post your thoughts, questions, ideas and relevant experiences for nuturing sustainable OER futures. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”,

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. Are the next takeoff technologies evident now? One of my responses (to the last question) was even published in full. Still, I thought it would be worth sharing my full responses to all the questions.

What is YOUR history of online facilitation?

Nancy White

The fabulous ScOPE online community asked these sorts of questions in a 2007 online event facilitated by my friend Nick Noakes , and it was fun to go back and reread them. In 2004, I took a stab at a more academic review entitled A Short History o f Online Facilitation.

MOOC - La résurgence de la communauté dans l'apprentissage en ligne

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Texte de ma conférence a Edmunston - pour plus, svp voir [link] Dans cette présentation, Stephen Downes aborde la question à savoir comment les MOOC (massive open online courses) influenceront l''avenir de la formation à distance. Les gens demandent souvent s''il existe des MOOC en langue française et des ressources d''apprentissage en langue française, et la question mérite d''être soulevée. à l''aide de réponses claires et précises à ces questions.