The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”.

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Evil design?

Clark Quinn

And over the years, while they’ve made mistakes (canceling HyperCard ), I’ve enjoyed their focus on making me more productive. First, this is bad design. The post Evil design? design strategy technologyThis is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. . I’ve been away, and one side effect was a lack of internet bandwidth at the residence. In the first day I’d used up a fifth of the allocation for the whole time (> 5 days)!

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . 2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. At least, as of 2017 it does.

Xyleme and Rogers Communications Together Win Brandon Hall’s 2017 Bronze Award in Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation

Xyleme

Xyleme and Rogers Communications are proud to win the Brandon Hall 2017 Bronze Award in Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation. Award entries are evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. “We The awards were presented by Brandon Hall on September 7th 2017.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . 2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. At least, as of 2017 it does.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

A more perfect design. Everyone should do themselves a favor and check out “ The Design of Everyday Things “ by Don Norman. My colleague Sarah, a software designer, says that good design is the difference between a product that is just easy and a delight to use, and something that just clearly wasn’t thought all the way through. On productivity. Don’t tell them about your product.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

It starts in the consumer space where customers are evolving away from acceptance of highly standardized, mass market products and services and instead increasingly seeking, and even expecting, highly tailored products and services that meet their unique needs. This trend is being accelerated by the growth of online platforms that can help connect producers of creative and highly tailored products and services with relevant customers, wherever they reside in the world.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. What is a well-designed artifact? Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

It’s because more and more research suggests that engaged employees are substantially more productive than employees who are not engaged in their work. One widely quoted study showed a 21% increase in productivity if employees are engaged in their work. There’s a significant bump in productivity that can be fostering by creating more employee engagement. A more productive workforce can be a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity. discussed the issue in relation to remote working staff and how to address some of the common issues that hinder group and individual staff productivity. Workplace Productivity and Well Being . The chart above comes from a recent study on the link between well being and workplace productivity and the impact of office design.

Initial working on identity

Dave Snowden

One of my best ever Opera experiences was back in 1986 when I went to what looks to have been the only production of Harrison Birtwhistle’s brilliant Mask of Orpheus. It really needs to be revived, and in the original production as the stage made it, each area seeing a different part of the story which was examined from multi-perspectives in parallel rather than in sequence.

Sensemaking and the power of the humanities

Harold Jarche

Is Design Thinking actually sensemaking? There is a great section on “Design Thinking: The Anatomy of a B t Tornado”. Ignorance is bliss — “[IDEO] might appear innovative to the world of designers, but how will they have any resonance without knowledge of the actual social contexts in which these products and services will be used?”. What is Sensemaking?

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The Connection Between Narrative and Purpose

John Hagel

So, in this case, Apple’s purpose might have been to design and deliver digital technology that would help people to reclaim their uniqueness and achieve more of their potential. And, equally importantly, the narrative wasn’t just about Apple products and services – it went far beyond that. The opportunity was something that everyone could and should do, even if they weren’t using Apple products. Narrative and purpose.

The Big Shift in Platform Business Models

John Hagel

After all, customers will benefit if vendors become more effective in tailoring their products and services to the evolving needs of their customers. As platform owners begin to harness this data and design services for participants based on this data, there’s a significant new revenue stream that can be generated. Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do.

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Solutions for Tight Cycles of Assessment

Clark Quinn

In workplace performance we produce complex outputs (RFPs, product specs, sales proposals, strategies, etc). When designed well, of course.) Which shouldn’t be at the expense of also having instructor-marked complex work products or performances, but can supplement them. designIn general, in a learning experience stretching out over days (as spaced learning would suggest), learners want to regularly get feedback about how they’re doing.

distributing power for the network era

Harold Jarche

There may be teamwork on a theatre production but the cast is not a team. In a creative economy, the unity of hierarchical teams is counter-productive, as it shuts off opportunities for serendipity and innovation. Hierarchical power, which has informed most of our organizational design for the past century is actually debilitating. A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done.

A Bad Tart

Clark Quinn

So tarting up content is counter-productive. The first, important, and relevant type of gamification is using game design techniques to embed learning topic into meaningful series of decisions, where the context and actions taken affect the outcomes in important ways, and the challenge is appropriate. If you’re skipping the important practice design, you’re letting down your learners. designGood learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest.

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Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2018

Xyleme

2018 is upon us, and with the learning and eLearning conferences you will attend to further your education, evaluate products, and find out what will change in the coming year. Below are the events that are a must attend for CLOs, instructional designers, learning managers, and anyone looking to drive the future of learning within their organization. June 15 – 16, 2017. June 20 – 22, 2017. DevLearn 2017.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”. Productivity (GDP per worker) falls too.”. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

Let’s focus on the three business types – infrastructure management businesses, product innovation and commercialization businesses and customer relationship businesses – as a context for discussing business model choices. Product innovation and commercialization businesses. This business type is all about coming up with creative new products and services, bringing them to market quickly and accelerating their adoption. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, for the most part, they viewed AI as mostly augmenting rather than replacing human capabilities, automating the more routine parts of a job and increasing the productivity and quality of workers, so they can focus on those aspect of the job that most require human attention. Bit Source is an application development and web design company, dedicated to training former coal miners in Eastern Kentucky to become software developers.

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[liveblog] Ed tech hackathon

David Weinberger

” It gives teachers the ability to choose the best products. It lets them design their own learning program. I’m at an education technology hackathon — “Shaping the Future” — put on by MindCET , an ed tech accelerator created by the Center for Educational Technology in Israel. MindCET’s headquarters are in Yeruham in the Negev, a small-ish town that’s been growing as tech companies migrate there. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

Crafting Corporate Narratives: Zoom Out, Zoom In

John Hagel

But, if we do this right, we now have the makings of a long-term opportunity that could be a powerful call to action to many others outside the company, ranging from customers to third parties that have the ability to offer complementary products and services to augment whatever the company can offer to customers. I’ve been writing a lot about the significant missed opportunity to craft a compelling corporate narrative here and here.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They invest in applications close to their core business, such as customer service, operations and product development. They see AI-driven innovation as driving increased revenues and higher productivity rather than just cutting costs. Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

As I continue to track what’s happening, I get the opportunity to review a wide number of products and services. Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. design mobile social technologyWhile tracking them all would be a full-time job, occasionally some offer new ideas.

A learning meta-story

Clark Quinn

In this case, it’s a marketing plan for a new product that has been the focus of most of the organization’s effort. With old products facing receding sales, this product has to succeed. This includes making ‘calls’ (viewing videos of quick messages from the various roles involved including the product manager, the financial officer) to find out the parameters which are in play and to get expert knowledge. design meta-learning

What you learn not as important as how you learn!

Clark Quinn

I talk about handing over responsibility to the learner, gradually, to take responsibility for the activities, content, product, and reflection. The courses that are designed in the above two cases will, of necessity, change. design meta-learningI’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You

FocusOn Learning reflections

Clark Quinn

Of course, it was also about the cost of production and the need for fidelity (video more than animation in both cases). design games meta-learning mobile technologyIf you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always. Here are my reflections on what happened a bit more, as an exercise in meta-learning.

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Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. a response to a question) or actually produce a work product of some sort (a video, presentation, report, etc). design meta-learning socialI’m a fan of the power of social learning. When people get together (and the process is managed right), the outcomes of a negotiated understanding can be powerful.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These three trends are combining into a triple revolution , causing companies to rethink the balance between minds and machines ; between products and platforms ; and between the core and the crowd. Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for. But, computers’ creative abilities are expanding rapidly, especially in areas like industrial design.

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Tackling the tough stuff

Clark Quinn

So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on the design, and not the practical implementations. So, I talk about design based on knowing how we think, work, and learn. Similarly, we distribute our thinking across the world: our tools and representations assist us, and yet we don’t focus enough effort on ensuing that those are effectively designed. We learn through designed action and guided reflection, not information dump and knowledge test.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

Organizations today should be designed more like the internet ( small pieces, loosely joined ) and less like attractive prisons. I would like to put these together in a coherent framework to show how we can design organizations for the network era, instead of ones optimized for markets, institutions, or tribes. In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First, citing Linus Torvalds, he says, "Don’t EVER make the mistake that you can design something better than what you get from ruthless massively parallel trial-and-error with a feedback cycle." Or does that read like somebody who is convinced that he has designed something better than everybody else? Both of these products wrap significant additional functionality around OER.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

Creative learning is for us what productivity meant during the industrial age. Each of us has the opportunity to act as an artist of production – now able to manufacture at marginal cost which effectively goes all the way down to zero – goods of high aesthetic and functional value which multiple consumers can acquire and use the next day.”

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The traditional supply chain has evolved over the years as a crucial process used by many companies for the production, handling, and/or distribution of their products or services. T heir traditional linear nature is increasingly misaligned with the more networked nature of today’s global production. T hese data and tools will enable companies to make better decisions across the overall supply chain, including product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

And, believe it or not, designing this type of program isn’t all that hard to do. Furthermore, designing the right types of these LMS training programs is imperative for organizations. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program. If you don’t know how to design a corporate LMS training program, you are not alone. Most corporate leaders who aren’t instructional designers also struggle in this area. How to Design Training. link] March 28, 2017.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments. In other words, we would design this course as a learning network, and that's what we did. is that we designed it as a network. 2] 2017. Opera Unite - [link] [19] 2017.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

The perpetual beta working model consists of three overlapping network types: Connectivity, Alignment, and Productivity. Productivity networks can develop the skills necessary to support the other network types. The dominance of knowledge work has the potential to shift our production systems from capital to labour. They were all designed for a different era. Note: this article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies January 2017 (requires Adobe Flash).

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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. Feldstein’s law: over time any ed tech application adds features and looks like a poorly designed LMS. Also, when LMSs were initially designed, they were the only app out there with any kind of scale. They were initially designed that way; nothing gets in or out.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The traditional supply chain has evolved over the years as a crucial process used by many companies for the production, handling, and/or distribution of their products or services. T heir traditional linear nature is increasingly misaligned with the more networked nature of today’s global production. T hese data and tools will enable companies to make better decisions across the overall supply chain, including product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales.

the missing half of training

Harold Jarche

The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry. Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction inform much of instructional design. One model for instructional design that I promote is Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping. Some workplaces provide initial coaching and support but the general expectation is to be productive as soon as possible.