Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Luis Suarez

June 16th – 17th, 2014. Anna Lee (@annaleenyc) June 9, 2014. The good fun continues on Wednesday, June 18th, as well, where I will have the pleasure of hosting a one day masterclass around Social Business Adoption & Enablement under the heading “ From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement ”. What if instead of “driving” adoption within your organisation, you could inspire and facilitate adaptation instead? My goodness!

The digital workplace 2014: Plight and promise of today's employees

Dion Hinchcliffe

While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here''s how the digital workplace will look this year. CXO Consumerization Enterprise Software Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 Business Intelligence Leadership Social Enterprise

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The digital workplace 2014: Plight and promise of today's employees

Dion Hinchcliffe

While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here''s how the digital workplace will look this year. Collaboration

The digital workplace 2014: Plight and promise of today's employees

Dion Hinchcliffe

While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here''s how the digital workplace will look this year. Collaboration

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. So Nielsen adopted a brilliant mindset and approach to creating content: "We realized that an LCMS would really meet our needs and that we needed to implement it. And now that I can personalize my content, I need to know better who my audience is, and so we started adopting personas.

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Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

Xyleme

Here are a couple of the latest mind-blowing ones: As of March 2014, users spend an average of 2.42 So, it''s a popular concept, but I don''t think the adoption for learning our technology inside to supplement for their jobs is quite there yet.”. It can come in phases, just like adoption. 1 [link] 2 [link] 3 [link] 4 Bersin by Deloitte; Predictions for 2014 5 Bersin by Deloitte; High-Impact Learning Organization Series 2012

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

Increase the speed of the research cycle and adoption of effective practices with a particular emphasis on under-represented students. Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m

Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

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A 21st Century Global Declaration of Independence

John Hagel

They adopt modular and loosely coupled approaches to organizing activity to provide the maximum space for creativity and innovation in all parts of the institution.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consumers care most about the primary functional value and user experience… Putting the user first, and designing for user-centric experiences and value will be critical to adoption of the IoT.”. . I recently saw a very interesting presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu.

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The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. Many of these companies have adopted a defensive posture in response to such unpredictable markets, - focusing on increased productivity and lower costs, which leaves little room for creativity and innovation. Lots to think about in 2014 and beyond.

The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

This demise is typically brought about by one or more players adopting a different approach to a market or arena that represents a significant challenge to the established position of existing participants. Bottom line, they are catalyzing more opportunity for players to adopt new approaches that can be highly disruptive on three levels: The approaches render obsolete a significant part of the existing assets/installed base of incumbents.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But organizing a new business around a new, disruptive innovation, requires a very different style based on establishing an early market presence; well-planned experimentation; close external collaborations with research communities, business partners and early adopters; and continuous refinement until it becomes clearer what the winning strategy should be. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Laurillard, 2014) And she answers it, "The problem MOOCs succeed in solving is to provide free university teaching for highly qualified professionals." UNESCO, 2014) That''s primary education. Tough, 2014) Look around this institution and ask whether that''s the case here as well. One such study (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014) lists the following five reasons why institutions are building MOOCs. Bristow, 2014) Big surprise. Shah, 2014) Sound familiar?

Please not more of the same (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

So that's the problem, what approach should be adopt to a solution which is not simply more of the same? Last month Paul Tudor alerted me to a 2012 McKindsey report Delivering large-scale IT projects on time, on budget, and on value. I pulled it out yesterday as I wanted to read it for my opening keynote at the Global Scrum Gathering in Berlin next week. In that keynote I plan to talk about issues of scaling a complex system and how to engage the 'C' level beyond IT management.

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business.

Scaling: the perversion of order

Dave Snowden

This friday we start to move the method and principles into the software development sector and the wider use in industry is already well underway with adoption at board level in several companies and government agencies - a lot outside of our direct control or influence. I use the word perversion advisedly by the way, not only is it unnatural, but their adoption produce unnatural and twisted outcomes.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Before 1800, it took centuries to double income per capita; between 1929 and 1957, US incomes doubled in only 28 years; between 1957 and 1988, doubling took 31 years; the pessimistic view adopted here suggests that it may take almost a century for income per capita to double between 2007 and 2100.” . This semester I am teaching the innovation half of a course on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example. . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it''s probably a more fair assessment to replace the rock with a series of boulders, which are best viewed through the lens of skillsets, datasets, toolsets and mindsets.

Modern Learning Strategies (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

4 August - 12 September 2014 (6 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies (a) to “learn the new” and constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to […].

A gift from God

David Weinberger

He’s dancing, I believe, because he is adopting the language of communication. So, the best he can do is say that the “other’s” viewpoint be “entertained” and treated as worthwhile…although apparently not worthwhile enough to be adopted by the faithful Catholic. I know I’m late to the love fest, but I’ve been under the flu. I read Pope Francis’ Message for World Communication Day when it was issued on Jan.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,”

Moving from openness advocacy to research

George Siemens

OER align better with faculty’s top adoption priorities than traditional materials do, and the majority of current non-users will try OER between now and 2017. I’ve been thinking about this report and, if David is right about the scope of adoption, we have a serious issue. But, overall, advocacy has driven adoption of openness (OER, MOOCs, open pedagogy, etc).

Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey adopted a more objective, facts-based, data-science-oriented approach to organizational health by developing an Organizational Health Index, comprised of 37 different management practices grouped into 9 different elements: Direction, Leadership, Culture and Climate, Accountability, Coordination and Control, Capabilities, Motivation, External orientation, and Innovation and Learning. . A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle?

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A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

Xyleme

The Brandon Hall Group''s report, "The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age," emphasized the expanded role that blended learning plays in corporate environments. What''s driving businesses to adopt a different L&D framework? Mobile delivery is a major factor that influences blended learning adoption. The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age (pdf), [link]. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change?

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Scaling: of gaps and things

Dave Snowden

Group think when management simply adopt current fads regardless of evidence based on wider market practice and slick marketing by solution vendors. Yesterday I promised to move on the How do you scale success? question but working on Friday's seminar with Simon that afternoon various other thoughts came to mind and I started to sketch out the diagrams that appear below. For those interested and able to get to Sydney this link will give you a third off the full price.

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

David Weinberger

E.g., WhatsApp adopted privacy encryption for 100s of millions of users. ” I’m on the board of Consumer Reports and I’ve been urging them to adopt this change. This is a liveblog of Micah Sifry’s book talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. It is not a perfect transcript of the event.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once it’s clear that the innovation is inevitable, the company must step up to embrace it, - whether it likes it or not, - with efforts like in-house skunkworks , marketplace experiments, collaborations with early adopters and evaluation of potential acquisitions. I recently read a very interesting article, - Big-Bang Disruption. The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study on Cloud and Innovation observed that “The problem in many cases is that adopting cloud technologies is an IT initiative, which means that cloud solutions are all around improving IT and IT productivity. Unless companies are asking themselves how to use the cloud to disrupt their own business models or someone else’s, then adopting the cloud is just another IT project.”.

[2b2k] Agre on minds and hands

David Weinberger

Jethro’s article overall attempts to adopt Agre’s point that “The technical and critical modes of research should come together in this newly expanded form of critical technical consciousness,” and to apply this to Heidegger’s idea of Zuhandenheit : how things show themselves to us as useful to our plans and projects; for Heidegger, that is the normal, everyday way most things present themselves to us.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, it recommends that the federal government should adopt multiyear appropriations for agencies that primarily support basic research and graduate STEM education. . This past September, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released Restoring the Foundations: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream , - a report on the state of US leadership in science and technology.

The Citi-Imperial Digital Money Readiness Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On January 29 I attended the 2014 Digital Money Symposium in London, co-sponsored by Citi and Imperial College. The Symposium convened a group of leaders in their fields to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. For this year’s Symposium, we developed a framework that would enable us to discuss the state of adoption of digital money on a more data-driven, scientific basis.

Lessons learning

Dave Snowden

I'm currently in Stockholm for the Adopting Agile workshop/think tank (it has flavours of both). I must admit to being a little depressed when people come up with 1990's knowledge management solutions for lessons learnt databases given the lack of learning implied by adopting a largely failed process but never mind; it will probably generate the material for a book and a few cynics suggested that might be the prime objective!

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

(a version of this article was originally written as background for an #OzLearn chat held on Twitter, 11th November 2014) The Power of Embedded Learning A common finding that has emerged from study after study over the past few years is that learning which is embedded in work seems to be more effective than learning away from work.

Would you recommend your L&D department?

Jay Cross

I propose that CLOs adopt the Net Promoter Score® methodology developed by Fred Reichheld at Bain & Company and Satmatrix. This column appears in the April 2014 issue of Chief Learning Officer. Capturing L&D metrics too often entails asking the wrong people the wrong questions at the wrong time. Line leaders are a CLO’s most important customers. They judge the trade-offs in spending that determine L&D’s fate in the budget process.

Create contrast, enable insight

Dave Snowden

A long day, starting with an early morning alarm to make the 0701 from Swindon and ending up with a late night arrival in Trieste for State of the Net 2014 of which more over the next few days. I started my keynote (available as a podcast) by referencing my surprise that this was the eleventh year at which I have given a keynote at the event and that in that time I had seen three cycles of knowledge management adoption with the same mistakes being made each time.

2014, The Year That Was

Luis Suarez

We will have to wait and see, but, I tell you, if I were to describe what 2014 has been like so far for yours truly, as we are coming close to its end, I would probably be able to describe it with just a couple of words: “ in transition ”. 2014 is one of those years that I will be remembering for a good number of different reasons (good and bad, in equal terms), but, mainly, because, if anything, it has been a year of change for myself, both on a professional and personal levels.

How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey asked questions in four main categories: adoption, impact on everyday life, impact on social relationships, and overall verdict. Adoption. The Internet started out as a DARPA sponsored experimental project to develop a fault-tolerant computer network. ARPANET was launched in 1969, and by the mid-1980s, it had evolved into NSFNET , a network widely used in the academic and research communities.

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Social learning is not something you make other people do

Jane Hart

As organisations “go social” (a term increasingly used to refer to one that is adopting an enterprise social or collaboration platform) , I am often asked: “How do you make people learn socially?” ” But as I have pointed out in my post, 10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning) You can’t just […]. Social learning

Flying cars are here! Will they become mainstream?

Ross Dawson

I’m at the Marketing Summit 2014 in Istanbul, where I’m giving the closing keynote later today. So flying cars are arriving, with reasonable adoption outside urban centers quite possible, however for most of us commuting by flying car is still a long way away. It is proving a delightful event, drawing on a framework on GameChangers from conference chairman Peter Fisk to invite inspiring speakers from around the world.

What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?

Xyleme

What is taking us so long to adopt this approach for learning content? Responsive design promises to help companies future-proof their content and deliver more mobile experiences faster and better, but responsive learning is lagging behind. Have you heard of Responsive Web Design (RWD)? This is a relatively new design paradigm for creating websites that adapt to a device''s screen size—dynamically.

Scaling: merge, match & masticate

Dave Snowden

At the same time in the Agile community we have the controversies over SAFe where scaling seems to mean ​how do I get senior IT management to adopt Agile practice rather than how do I scale success per se. Scaling as a subject seems topical at the moment.