The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek.

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perpetual beta 2017

Harold Jarche

What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017. Innovation. Radical innovation only comes from networks with large structural holes, which are more diverse. In our work teams we can focus on incremental innovation, to get better at what we already do. This is how I made sense of the world in 2017. Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics.

Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. Marcia was an early leader in the movement for individual and social learning, and an innovator. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

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”.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

Over the last year I’ve been starting sessions with my use of Apex Predator theory to combine Moore’s Crossing the Chasm with Clayton Christensen’s ideas of disruptive innovation and various uses of S-Curves. A lot of innovation is making people aware of the different ways of thinking and this is one successful one. The post Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

Facilitate problem solving and innovation workshops. Now available to purchase. Traditionally, the primary focus of a Learning & Development (L&D) Department has been on training people to do their jobs – either in the classroom or online – and making sure they do it. In other words, it’s been all about organising and managing learning for people.

Disruptive Innovation

Clark Quinn

I recently came across a document (PDF) about disruptive innovation based upon Clayton Christensen’s models, which I’d heard about but hadn’t really penetrated. This one was presented around higher education innovation (a topic I’ve some familiarity with ;), so it provided a good basis for me to explore the story. The model’s premise is that disruption requires two major things: a technology enabler and a business model innovation.

Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017

Charles Jennings

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. Marcia was an early leader in the movement for individual and social learning, and an innovator. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2017

David Gurteen

IFLA KM @IFLA_KM Newsletter June 2017 [link] #KM #KMers #IFLAKM #KnowledgeManagement. Paul Sloane @paulsloane lists twelve Jobs that Robots cannot do - Destination Innovation [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track [link].

Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Twelve Principles for Open Innovation 2.0 , an article published last year in Nature by Martin Curley. Curley, - who’s long been involved with innovation in both his business and academic positions, - nicely summarized its evolution over the past several decades, first from closed to open innovation, and now to what he calls open innovation 2.0. Let me discuss each of these phases of innovation. Closed Innovation. Open Innovation.

innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. A 2005 article on Network Structure & Innovation by Steve Borgatti defined two types of innovation networks based on the need for either individual creativity or interactive creativity. In our work teams we can focus on incremental innovation, to get better at what we already do.

Innovation and Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to George Couros, Thinking About Research, Innovation, Test-Scores, and Creativity You write (and this is the theme of the whole post, really): "One thing I am still adamant about…know the people you serve and move backward from there. I experiment, using some of my existing tools, creating new tools, interacting with the person or the audience So how does this related to research and innovation.

the innovation imperative

Harold Jarche

If not, we will cease to progress, because innovation is a network activity. Monopolies are not innovative. If we are to encourage innovation, we have to work hard at engaging with diverse groups of people. Sharing is the innovation imperative. Open human structures enable transparent knowledge sharing, which fosters innovation from a diversity of perspectives. Innovation

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.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The stovepipe innovations - why are you settling for it? David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.

The case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor

Jane Hart

“The biggest innovation in workplace learning will not come from new technology but from supporting people to learn continuously and to manage their own learning.” Jane Hart, 2017 The role of the Modern Learning Advisor is about building and supporting self-reliant and self-sufficient modern professionals who make the most of, … Social learning

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The concept of disruptive technologies, as defined by Clayton Christensen 20 years ago, has become widely accepted as a way of thinking about innovation-driven growth, but it’s been often misunderstood and misapplied. A disruptive innovation is one that successfully challenges a traditional product or business model with a lower cost solution, typically developed by a small company with few resources.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017. Thrun was saying (2012) 50 years from now there will only be ten institutions delivering higher education. This was the perfect example of hype not helping the industry. A lot of the time there’s too much talk about ‘it’s been this way the last 20 years’ or ‘the future is going to change dramatically’.

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Blog Post: Worcestershire Innovation Knowledge Caf?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I facilitated a Knowledge Café a month or so ago in my home town of Worcester for WINN (Worcestershire Innovation) on the topic "What are life's big questions that require innovation as an answer?". It was an excellent evening and they captured its essence quite nicely in this little video.

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

Dana from our strategic development team says that “ The Innovator’s Dilemma “ by Clayton Christensen is a must-read for every entrepreneur. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. This 2018, take some time out to refresh and recharge. For me, that often means stealing a few quiet moments with my book, hiding out…er…I mean, hanging out on my couch, or comfortably wedged into a window seat listening to an audiobook on a long flight.

Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. It’s on teachonline.ca I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves. For context: I believe that online learning can be better than classrooms. There’s a myth about interactivity in a classroom setting.

Innovative Work Spaces

Clark Quinn

Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. Coupled with delegation, this should yield innovation, at the expense of some efficiency. As Jay Cross let us know in his landmark Informal Learning , even the design of workspaces can facilitate innovation. Innovation is about culture, practices, beliefs, and technology. Innovation is the key to transcending survival to thrival.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More importantly, technological progress also took the form of product innovation, and thus created entirely new sectors for the economy, a development that was essentially missed in the discussions of economists of this time.”. Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureIs the Robocalypse upon us?,

Sensemaking and the power of the humanities

Harold Jarche

Innovation without any social context — “Unless we truly know what matters to … [people] … we cannot really understand anything at all about the objects … that they use.”. 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?”. Books Innovation PKMastery SocialLearningWhat is Sensemaking?

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Liminal Cynefin – image release

Dave Snowden

With the liminal version we now have: A main chaotic domain which is a crisis, the absence of effective constraint and a liminal area which is where managed innovation and sense-making can place. I decided it would be a good idea to make the image of Cynefin available, if only to reduce the change of people drawing it as a two by two and adding a diamond to keep me happy. Typical Saxon tendency, reducing Celtic curves to straight lines.

risk?

Dave Snowden

Most large companies are prepared to invest in “incremental innovation” but very few are willing to grant decision authority to management teams at a level necessary for disruptive innovation. I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing or a criticism of large companies often lack of ability to stimulate disruptive innovation. I often highlight this story when discussing innovation desires of companies with attendees of CE training courses. Innovation Uncategorized

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

October 23rd, 2017 – Xyleme is honored to be named one of Training Industry Inc.’s s 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies. For their 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS list they selected the leading companies that demonstrated excellence in many areas, including the quality of the learning portal and the administrative features and industry innovation and impact. To see the full list of 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS companies visit, click here.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

University transformation and proposed innovation should align to this reality to have a broad impact – notably on student learning and the development of knowledge in society. A stunning period web innovation occurred between 2000-2005: delicious, myspace, many blog platforms, flickr, wikis, etc. Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education?

Innovations

Clark Quinn

In the chapter on innovation , he talks about two types of experimentation: convergent and divergent. And I was reminded that I think of two types of innovations as well. He talks about how experimentation is the key to innovation (in fact, the chapter title is Innovate by Rapid Experimentation). Innovation. These roughly correspond to the two types of innovation I think of. I think of this as short-term innovation.

Inclinations & dispositions

Dave Snowden

One reason for that is that working obliquely produces unintended consequences that we then observe (anomalies attract) and we sense a new possibility, we innovate. Top picture – sunset seen the the trees on a neolithic barrow, Avebury 2017.

New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

The intent is to impact 1 million learners over the next four years through offering innovative teaching and learning opportunities, utilizing effective learning analytics models, integrating learning across all spaces of life, and creating a digital and networked mindset to organization operations. Our focus, however, is on rapid innovation owned and controlled by the university. In fall, I’ll be running a course on edX with a few colleagues on Digitizing Higher Education.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New firms continue to enter the market in segment after segment, bringing together consumers and providers of goods and services with their highly scalable platforms and innovative applications. Should we bemoan the fact that some of these on-demand startups have joined the ranks of billion-dollar unicorns , or should we just accept that this is the way capitalism has always worked and celebrate their innovative business models?

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017. 26 - 27 Apr 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APQC's 2017 Knowledge Management Conference. 27 - 28 Apr 2017, Houston, United States. Thu 11 May 2017, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom. KM Legal UK 2017. 24 - 25 May 2017, London, United Kingdom. 01 - 02 Jun 2017, Orlando, United States. KM UK 2017. 14 - 15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom. KM Australia 2017.

Liminal Cynefin

Dave Snowden

Finally relaxing constraints for innovation (complex to chaotic) is risky and needs containment and more energy that the more experimental emergence possible within complexity. The Cynefin framework tends to be used in the main to categories situations within the four main domains (and for more advanced use all five). I’ve never had a problem with that but the dynamics are as important as the domains and they are too often neglected.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They also see blockchain as enabling the creation of platforms for business model innovation and new ways of working. It’s a foundational innovation , like the Internet, whose full transformational impact will play out over decades rather than years, because such innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political. But, as Geoffrey Moore reminds us, crossing this chasm is “the point of greatest peril” for a high-tech innovation.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

Knowledge For Development, Global Partnership Conference 2017. 03 - 04 Apr 2017, Geneva, Switzerland. 06 - 07 Apr 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. 5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017. 26 - 27 Apr 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APQC's 2017 Knowledge Management Conference. 27 - 28 Apr 2017, Houston, United States. 01 - 02 Jun 2017, Orlando, United States. KM UK 2017. ISPIM Innovation Conference.

Scale

Dave Snowden

The historical process of innovation has been or partial or incomplete copying and improvisation to allow novel to emerge. Brian Arthur in his seminal 2009 book on evolution in technology clearly establishes that innovation happens at the right level of granularity where combination and recombination through novel linkages is easy. The third aspect of anthro-complexity I want to discuss is the complex and problematic issue of scaling.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF has taken the broad-scope view , having chosen The Fourth Industrial Revolution as the central theme of its January, 2016 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” wrote Dr. Schwab in his 2017 book.

Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

I probably stoked the fires a little by repeating a tweet of similar vintage namely: SAFe is to Agile what Six Sigma is to Innovation and Sharepoint is to Knowledge Management. The last few days have seen one of the periodic retweeting of a three year old post I wrote with the title SAFe the Infantilisation of Management. This in turn generated a more extensive debate on LinkedIn which saw a few SAFe trainers and coaches defend their position.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They see AI-driven innovation as driving increased revenues and higher productivity rather than just cutting costs. One of the most important innovations in robots is their ability to work alongside humans without fear of hurting them. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

The Squirrel of Judgement

Dave Snowden

Some of this links to the importance of abstraction/art to human language and innovation. Sometimes one of those viral images on Facebook is just too good not to promote and I love this one. It popped up when I was working in New York on the role of art in social change but even without that it would have caught my attention. A brief google search shows no clear origin although there might be a link to the addition of a happy squirrel card to the Tarot deck.

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