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Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

At one point the conversation shifted to how companies could generate the innovation that will meet the soaring expectations of users. In the interview I was asked how companies can find these lead users to help them innovate.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

To quote him: ‘ Let kids learn what they want to learn in curricula design by professionals’. our networks) we would want to learn with / from. General Interest Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM

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Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

Earlier this month I gave the opening keynote at Crowdsourcing Week on Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation. As always, be aware that my slides are intended as visual support to my presentation, and are not designed to be meaningful on their own.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 4-5, 2012 International Conference on Education Reform and Management Innovation (ERMI), Shenzhen, China. Clayton R.

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of the articles are about the creation of innovative new technologies and applications, while others are about the creative destruction such innovations leave in their wake. Each company is different, as are its reactions to major disruptive innovations.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a social network of people who identify with one another professionally (e.g.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. A social computing evangelist at heart.

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Social First!

Clark Quinn

And as an extreme version of this, let me start by saying we need to start thinking ‘social’ first. When we’re facing a performance problem in the organization, our first resort should be to ask: “would a social solution solve this”? Social solutions basically suggest that we either tap into user-generated solutions, or reach out to people on the fly. Or it just might be tossing it out to our network. design social strategy

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Innovating in the face of change. Think of a domain, say, chip designers.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Social networks, both in-person and online, are democratizing the workplace, and workers have an increasing amount of say in what they learn and how they learn it. Traditionally, training departments were designed for mechanical work processes.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate. Training maintains status quo – Development catalyzes innovation 12.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid. They are learning cultures because they are deal with ambiguity and uncertainty originating in the environment, or self generated for innovative purposes.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. In a networked world, this becomes even more crucial.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

Can the training department, or learning & development, directly contribute to innovation, or are they merely bystanders? As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. It is only through understanding that evolution that one can design and justify a means of effectively changing it.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld link] (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: [link].

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. And the core design of the LMS is based on an old model. They were initially designed that way; nothing gets in or out.

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Becoming explicit

Harold Jarche

The dominant framework is moving from corporations to networks. As I explained in my presentation, knowledge networks are optimized when they are based on openness, which enables transparency, and in turn fosters diversity, thus reinforcing the basic principle of openness.

First structure the work system

Harold Jarche

Social (TIMN). Tribal + Institutional + Markets + Networks. On the other hand, innovation needs loose ties and a wide network to get diverse points of view. The problem is that in a TIMN world, one cannot focus only on networks and complexity and ignore the rest.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (2)

Jay Cross

Reverse-mentor a senior person on social networking or technology. Be active in social networks in the workplace and in the industry. People visit the Lab to spark innovation and think fresh thoughts.He 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We also have a more recent theory, constructivism, which has so many varieties I cannot count and won't try, but it's based essentially on the idea of social interaction, negotiation of meeting, finding a common ground, and a model of learning where learners construct their own model. Learning design was an attempt to emulate what was called programmed learning in the course packages, a way of leading the student through the materials one step at a time. They create this network.

The Writing Life and Scaling Up Excellence: You are What You Do

Bob Sutton

   But if I look back over the past three years (especially September of 2012 through October of 2013) pretty much all I did most days was to work on the text of Scaling Up Excellence. 

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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the 2013 edition, Deloitte chose to break up its findings into five separate reports, each focused on a different topic. In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.

Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. MARCH 10, 2013. PKM in 2013.

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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I taught social media integration and “ Train the Trainers ” workshops for trainers who would be delivering the curriculum throughout Tunisia. I also designed and facilitated a nonprofit leadership institute at Pepperdine University.

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The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth Kanter

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013 , a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business. Tweeting Cow (@Cow1321443) November 20, 2013.

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter

This guest post is a summary of a longer piece posted on The Whitman Institute ’s website titled From The Kids’ Table To The Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks. The article makes a compelling case for funders to focus on relationships rather than networks.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth Kanter

It’s an affordable loss that leads to innovation. Case Foundation (@CaseFoundation) April 13, 2013. Social Media.

Some thoughts I've had.

Mark Oehlert

Don''t silence your cell phone"/Hierarchies of expertise/Narrate your work/Fear Control Trust/Saying the wrong thing/Saying "bad" things/Fog of systems/All learning is socially-mediated/Transmission Loss/Inevitability/Consumerization/Blurring line between work/life/Intuitive situational awareness/No more courses.

The Writing Life And Scaling Up Excellence: You Are What You Do

Bob Sutton

  The specific point was that, although Steve is an engineering professor and his doctorate is from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, because of the intellectual tools he uses day after day in his research – things like social network theory, ethnographic methods, and theories of the sociology of work and technology – he sees himself as a sociologist (and most other scholars do too).

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

In each of the last five years, I’ve traveled at least 100,000 miles (160k last year – never again) and have been very blessed to form a global network of contacts – former students, colleagues, and policy/gov’t folks. However, the focus of this research chair on learning innovation and analytics captured my interest and I decided to apply (obviously informing my colleagues at Athabasca University of my intent. My current role is slated to expire in 2013).

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

university, the focus was on innovation and experimentation in a cautious though typically exuberant attitude. It's the biggest innovation to happen in education for 200 years."

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. I also was a guest lecturer for a Berkeley MBA Class on networks. The Sun Sets on 2014.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. What I want to examine in this talk, is not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve.

Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

  Indeed, the controversial Facebook film The Social Network reinforces this view.   Zuckerberg’s team launched one battle after another to design the site and marketing strategy to vanquish competitors and conquer one school at a time.  

Coming for your job.or at least the way you do it now.

Mark Oehlert

Billion By 2013, Forrester Predicts (excerpt) "Though still considered an upstart technology, Forrester believes that conventional Web 2.0 tools for learning and really get down to creating some design principles and case studies and processes that will help?

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children.

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