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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Goldhaber and Attention Economy

John Hagel

For example, he anticipated that all organizations would become temporary and that money would diminish in importance as a medium of exchange. in two presentations available as PowerPoint files here and here.

Hate Crime Legislation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The specific example cited by the author is misleading. Hate crime legislation already exists in nations around the world, for example, in Canada. It is, of course, true that the hate crime laws that presently exist cover acts, not just thoughts. History is filled with examples.

Preserving the Tradition (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To turn to our present discipline, a knowledge of history informs us that beating our children will not produce the best learning, were we able to contemplate such a theory. For example, they will be interested in literature that shows that certain approaches "work." To say otherwise is to say (for example) that 50 Cent is *not* a musician, not a steward of music, unless he plays Bach. David Wiley offers a measured, though contrary, commentary on my post.

The Value of Work

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My favorite example is, of course, the pet rock, which would no doubt have been included in the manufacturing statistics, not to mention the GDP, but which consisted entirely of empty production. For the present moment, I am more concerned with the part of the MacDonald Commission report that we did not get, a guaranteed income. The nature of janitorial services would change almost overnight, for example. We would, for example, expect a proliferation of the arts.

Belief

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

All belief of matter of fact or real existence," writes Hume in the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding , is derived merely from some object, present to the memory or senses, and a customary conjunction between that and some other object." How, for example, do we come to believe that one thing causes another?

The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

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. For example, he ends that first chapter with stories from Sept. This was novel enough that Dan presented it as worth listening to as a portent. 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. Algar 2005 p. For example, Zipf's power law - the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. examples of fuzzy images of Tiananmen Square, Brandenburg Gate, Mt.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad.

The Shrinking Lump of Labor

Andy McAfee

This last example is particularly striking; the boxes can weigh as much as 130 pounds, and the robot senses them not with a high-end vision system, but instead with hardware based on Microsoft’s Kinect , which retails for less than $150.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For example, a wiki is a tool. These are examples of features. It is a useful example of choosing a tool to match the need in a quite specific way.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

Let’s take, for example, Twitter. There are tons of really good resources out there already , as well as dozens of examples , of other businesses and organisations that have graciously shared their own as an opportunity to contribute into the overall #SocBiz community effort.

A man called Dad

Mind Hacks

An eye-opening 2005 paper estimated the number of children who are not the biological offspring of their presumed father. Link to 2005 study on ‘paternity discrepancy’ Link to excellent Gene Expression post on the same.

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Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Teachers have been using them to support teaching and learning since 2005. For example, the University of Calgary uses blogs to create learning communities. 2005). Lead by example. Before requiring students to blog, instructors should lead by example, creating their own blogs and adding links to interesting resources and commentary on class topics. 2005). Presentation of self on the Web: an ethnographic study of teenage girls’ weblogs.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, in 2011 George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen published The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. inventors of granted patents since 1976 and 82 percent since 2005.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

For example, the blogosphere (remember when that was word?) It says something about the strength of our community that it was only in 2005 that I wrote a post titled No, I’m not keeping up with your blog. That often made the tone more conversational and lowered the demand that one present the final word on some topic. At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,”

Timing is Everything

Jay Cross

Right now your mind is looking to the past for viable solutions or monitoring present resources or scanning the future for new opportunities. Are you a past thinker, a present thinker, or a future thinker? Present thinkers take action and seek control over unfolding events.

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a 1930 essay , for example, English economist John Maynard Keynes warned about the coming technological unemployment , a new societal disease whereby automation would outrun our ability to create new jobs. People have long argued about the future impact of technology.

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The Passing of an Era

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having sold its PC business to Lenovo in 2005, IBM itself did not mark the occasion, and as far as I know, neither did Lenovo or the other companies still selling IBM PC’s. It may be odd for me to say this, but I’m also proud IBM decided to leave the personal computer business in 2005, selling our PC division to Lenovo. At the time I had not read Mark’s blog, as I was busy getting ready to give a keynote presentation the following week at LinuxCon in Vancouver.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

(My presentation will appear separately) Collective Knowledge in Social Tagging Environments Joachim Kimmerle, KMRC Even though it is hard to find good definitions of knowledge, most psychologists would agree that knowledge is an internal mental representation of external environments. This may seem to be contradictory to the idea of ''collective knowledge'', but the point of this presentation will be that the concept makes sense. An example is social tagging networks. 2005).

The TED of all Learning Conferences #LWF12

Dan Pontefract

Of course, to refresh your memory about Ray and his thinking about the future of technology, re-watch his 2005 TED Talk, “ How Technology will Transform Us ”.

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dron writes, "But I''m not so sure that, as presented here, it is a learning theory at all." But that is not why I think connectivism is distinct from connectionism (I honestly don''t know whether Rumelhart, for example, would have said connectionism applies to networks of crickets - but I imagine that if he thought about it for a while he would agree that it does). I''ve tried to explain this all before, at length, in my essay Principles of Distributed Representation , from 2005.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

You can watch the video over here or, alternatively, you could have a look into this Slideshare presentation that he put together just recently to deliver at IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 ( #ls11 ) conference event in Orlando, FL, and which surely was one of my Top Highlights for Lotusphere 2011.

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This listing does not include my work published in academic books (for example, ''The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning'', in Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice , published this year by Athabasca University Press). Internally, we can appear to examples of self-organization. Consider, for example, the computational model called '' the game of life '', which shows how complexity can develop out of simple rules.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century. Cross-border Internet traffic has been going up by over 50% CGR since 2005.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Over the years, the team became a model example – a classic textbook case – defining how groups of people can interoperate (over seven time zones) and flourish as a high performing and engaged team. This post was four years in the making.

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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. The presentation considers in some detail the nature and purpose of a MOOC in contrast with traditional distance education. The phenomenon of ''wrapped MOOCs'' will be described, and Downes will outline several examples of local support for global MOOCs. The meaning of words, for example, or the conjugation of verbs.

Why doesn’t management advance?

Steve Denning

Notorious examples include: The headline article, How To Fix Capitalism (HBR, January 2011). economy in the period from 1980 to 2005. Teams and the human factor” are presented as “the big new thing”, when the idea has been around for close to a century. Business process reengineering ” is a notorious example in the early 1990s, while in 2011, “ shared value ” shows all the signs of following in its footsteps.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

cost effective - wan''t our goal, our goal was access - 2005 - Lindsay & Good - simulations just as good or worse than traditional labs - remote labs were just as good or better than traditional - 2007 - Corter et. Gamers - ''play the game'') "If school were a video game nobody would play" Example: bringing in guest speakers (but they are still a talking head at the front of a class) Question: how do I use an expert to push students thinking and imagining?

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Despite set-backs – for example, the lobbies by private corporations to prevent the deployment of municipal Wi-Fi – it is not unreasonable to expect that inexpensive wireless broadband will be ubiquitous in most populated areas. The Java Virtual machine (JVM) is one example of this, but so also are the ‘images’ produced by virtualization software such as VMWare or Parallels. The best example of this may be seen at the Flickr website. O'Reilly, 2005) Web 2.0

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Since 2005, and this is reflected in the open online courses I’ve run with Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, and others, the shortcomings of current educational models have become increasingly evident. Presenting the data in a manner that helps others understand what it means is critical.

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Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But then, the scandal went viral seemingly overnight and reached its current critical stage when early in July of 2011 it was revealed that the hacking extended to the phones of ordinary citizens, including a murdered school girl , relatives of deceased British soldiers and victims of the London bombings of July 7, 2005. The more we have learned to trust an agent (for example, a company), the more comfortable we are likely to be relying on that agent in the long term.

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Between 1965 and 2010, the lifetime present value, - after accounting for tuition costs, - of a college versus a high school education has risen from $213,000 to $590,000 for men and from $129,000 to $370,000 for women. .

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

About 900 applicants from around the country were whittled down to 20 finalists who assembled in Phoenix to present their cases before an audience and a panel of judges. I then heard something in September 2005 that started me thinking, and then talking to my close colleagues. 

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some things will be directive - we continue to work on math, for example. This is a great example of experiential learning.

Full Circle Associates " Catch up strategies in online courses

Nancy White

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. This is happening around the middle of 2005, 2006. It used to be all about presenting content. Content was something that was stored in a database and then presented in different ways or shared or manipulated around what was called the mash-up. There are examples all around us of that kind of knowledge.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Squire, 2005) What most characterizes games and simulations is that they are not merely forms of instruction, they are environments, into which students must immerse themselves in order to participate. Aldrich, 2005) It is this feature, and not simply the action and the graphics, that motivates learners and draws them in. Ng & Wiemer-Hastings, 2005) That said, these environments, by their very nature, require intense preparation on the part of the designer. 2005).