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.&#. More thoughts & comments from 2004: Many companies are trying to find ways to motivate their knowledge workers. Adding management and technology won’t help either.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.

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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. Business relationships Social networks Technology trends

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.

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.

the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

Since first writing about PKM in 2004 , I have continuously worked at improving the model, identifying emergent practices and tools, and promoting the need to let people manage their own learning in the workplace. Adding management and technology won’t help either.

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The Giant Zero

Doc Searls

Way back in 2004, I asked him to draw me the Internet, and that’s what he did. Future Geography Geology history infrastructure Internet IoT TechnologyMany years ago, Craig Burton shared the best metaphor for the Internet that I have ever heard, or seen in my head. He called it hollow sphere: a giant three-dimensional zero.

mediated relatedness

Harold Jarche

It was based on McLuhan’s laws of media which I have discussed many times here since 2004 ( communication in evolution ) and more recently ( taking back our society ). Communities SocialLearning Technology

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.

The latest robots are virtually indistinguishable from people

Ross Dawson

When we look back at some of the earlier Geminoid robots (see videos at the bottom), it is amazing how far the technology has progressed. Moving swiftly on from the creepiness of the 2004 movie Polar Express, the characters in Avatar in 2010 captured many hearts and minds.

For personal data, use value beats sale value

Doc Searls

I could go on, but I’d rather point back to other stuff I’ve written about this already, such as this, from Data Bubble II : Right now it’s hard to argue against all the money being spent (and therefore made) in the personalized advertising business—just like it was hard to argue against the bubble in tech stock prices in 1999 and in home prices in 2004. Business Future Ideas Personal Technology VRM

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Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article takes a look at what it calls innovation pessimism , - the notion that we are in a long-term period of slow innovation and growth despite our rapidly advancing technologies and hyperconnected economies. Has the ideas machine broken down?

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. This is the same technology that is behind eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks Connection.

human networks connect through empathy

Harold Jarche

As Lilia Efimova understood the two-way challenge of PKM with blogs in 2004, today we have to deal with the dual-edged sword of a networked mediated world. “To The technology is available. We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks.

Thanks for the code

Harold Jarche

My self-hosted blog started in 2004 using the Drupal CMS and I later switched to WordPress , which made it much easier to manage. TechnologyOne of my earlier blog posts is still online, which I stumbled upon this week, much to my surprise.

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.

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.

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

The G+ team evidently worked on the technology for at least a year before releasing a public version of it, and it shows that they’ve done their homework. technologies is not yet anywhere near complete — we’ve not yet seen all the important innovations.

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.

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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. Technology WirearchyDo hyperlinks really subvert hierarchy? I recently asked on Twitter.

NB advanced learning technologies sector

Harold Jarche

If you read the Telegraph-Journal you’ll find my comments in today’s story, Technology solution must be industry led : Harold Jarche … who has long worked in the sector, authored two previous reports for government on advanced learning technologies and now consults largely outside New Brunswick, took issue with that suggestion.

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.” While they all have excellent technology capabilities, these capabilities are embedded in their human capital as well as in their information and communications infrastructures.

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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. In particular, I have thought a lot about the role of the Web and related technologies as key enablers of such a distributed style of work. .

SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

I first met Mark Zawacki when I did the opening keynote at the ANZA Technology Conference in Silicon Valley in 2004, and Mark was also a speaker at the event. Mark has since founded the highly-regarded corporate accelerator 650Labs , which helps leading global corporates to drive innovation.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. It focuses on the ‘delivery channel’ - integrating technology with traditional face-to-face approaches and stretching the time available to spend learning.

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

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

I wrote a little lovesong to Devonthink for the New York Times Book Review in 2004.) A blog post I had written about Devonthink in 2004 had included this little riff: The other thing that would be fascinating would be to open up these personal libraries to the external world. That would be a lovely combination of old-fashioned book-based wisdom, advanced semantic search technology, and the personality-driven filters that we've come to enjoy in the blogosphere.

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Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

From there, Friendster was founded in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. In February 2004, the same month that Facebook launched, I gave a presentation on The Rise of Social Networking Technologies (incidentally the second presentation ever at the Innovation Bay network). Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users.

Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. c and technological developments (many of which originated in fundamental ‘blue skies’ research), have precipitated major transformations in services industries and public services, most notably through the advent of the internet and world-wide-web.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. » November 12, 2007 Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation The 2004 US National Innovation Initiative succinctly pointed out that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'll leave discussion of the second point until later. # # # @jonathanbishop I would be more inclined to say that Etienne Wenger was drawing some the same foundational concepts as George Siemens and I, though I was aware of Wenger's work as far bacl as 2004 (you can hear me mispronounce his name through this entire presentation , the first I ever recorded, from 2004 ) The ideas of connectivism, communities of practice, etc.,

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

Dan Pontefract

I recently attended the first-ever F Up Nights in Victoria, British Columbia, hosted by the fine folks at the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council, or by its much cooler acronym, VIATEC. They even cooked up an App Store – and this was back in 2004.

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.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. 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). Additional technologies to support resource discovery and reuse have been developed since then.

Organizations, work, and learning

Harold Jarche

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. This article was published by UK-based Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine.

Site Redesign

Harold Jarche

jarche.com March 2004. Technology Work If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design. I have not put much effort into the design and visual art is definitely not one of my skills. For the most part I have just used templates or very simple layouts.

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Harold Jarche

Thomas Malone, in The Future of Work (2004) envisaged four potential organizational models for the network era: Loose hierarchies. Their main premises were that: 1) management models are important social technologies; 2) the current models are out-of-date; and.

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.”.

An Irish Wake for the PC

Andy McAfee

But the PC is now a legacy technology; the center of gravity in computing has moved on. 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%.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

I guess that’s why Facebook is now bigger than the web was in 2004. Well, technology is getting complex. Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation.