best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best for 2019. kyleejohnson — “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Word of the Year. PhilosophyMttrs — “Word of the Year” — Ultracrepidarian — adjective noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise. Media.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge.

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Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics. The presumption throughout is that a global ethic in learning analytics is needed, can be known, and comprehends the issues in this document. Definition and purpose of the use of Learning Analytics Where is data drawn from? What data must be included in learning analytics?

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of these established companies have already deployed mobile apps, cloud computing and data analytics, and have brought to market a variety of digital products and services. “As consumers, we take digital technologies for granted… We don’t wonder why these things are possible; we simply expect them,” said Designed for Digital a recently published book by Jeanne Ross , Cynthia Beath , and Martin Mocker in its Preface.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. Consider how to capture value from services. “Across multiple value chains (including manufacturing), more value is coming from services… To make this shift successfully, companies need to gain insight into customer needs, invest in data and analytics, and develop the right subscription, per-use, or performance-based service contracts.”.

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Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. A few months ago, Gartner published a report on The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 , that is, trends with the potential to impact and transform industries over the next 5 years.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having business and operational people work side by side with analytics experts will ensure that initiatives address broad organizational priorities, not just isolated business issues. “Artificial intelligence is reshaping business - though not at the blistering pace many assume,” notes Building the AI-Powered Organization , an article in Harvard Business Review by McKinsey partners Tim Fountaine , Brian McCarthy , and Tamim Saleh in its opening sentence.

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teach for resilience : “Management education focuses on the single-minded pursuit of efficiency - and trains students in analytic techniques that deploy short-term proxies for measuring that quality. The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency.

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from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

Unlike the Enlightenment, where progress was analytic and came from taking things apart, progress in the Age of Entanglement is synthetic and comes from putting things together. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment. Linearity and Cartesian logic are not suitable for a connected and complex world.

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Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by Baltasar Fernandex Manjon at CELDA 2019 ie.ft.com/uber-game Serious games - Have been used successfully in many domains – medicine, military - But low adoption in mainstream education - So we say we’re working in ‘game-like simulation’ [link] - Fake news, trolls, e-influencers [link] [link] [link] - Has been formally evaluated Citizen science - Uses games for crowdsourcing Also: - Educational versions of commercial games Do serious games actually work?

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s the best and worst of times for decision makers,” said McKinsey in a recent article, Untangling your Organization’s Decision Making. “Swelling stockpiles of data, advanced analytics, and intelligent algorithms are providing organizations with powerful new inputs and methods for making all manner of decisions.”

What’s the next buzzword?

Clark Quinn

Also Analytics (I think Big Data is already in the last paragraph’s category). I was perusing an old list of potential column topics, and came across one that asked about MOOCs. Now, you probably recognize that the term is pretty much evaporated from any list of top L&D concerns. That’s kind of funny, to me (ok, so you may question my sense of humor). And it makes me wonder what topics are current and are on the horizon. What is the coming buzzword?

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Thanks to Xyleme’s LCMS, our users successfully reduce content development and maintenance time, easily reuse content and publish to multiple output types, effectively personalize content at scale, and objectively assess content and learner performance with robust, built-in analytics dashboards. Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets.

learning myths & superstitions

Harold Jarche

Using his decades of experience combined with a scientist’s analytical mind, Clark first looks at learning ‘myths’ — beliefs we hold that aren’t true. In Millennials, Goldfish & other Training Misconceptions my colleague Clark Quinn has written a handy guide for every training shop or L&D department.

90% of everything is crap

Harold Jarche

I don’t have any surveillance technologies (analytics) here, so I don’t know how many people read my work, or how much they like it. Currently, I have written 3,170 posts on this blog. I do use Feedly as my feed reader and subscribe to my own site, so I can ensure that the RSS feed is working. Feedly also gives me an idea of how popular a post is. The number represents some algorithm based on how much more popular a post is than the average one.

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friday power

Harold Jarche

“I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. some links are to the complete Twitter thread]. “I f you never change your mind, why have one?” ” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou. The last module is 4.5 hours of how we can track people. Exactly 0 minutes of that is spent on ethics.

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media and massages

Harold Jarche

I’ve argued elsewhere that those of us in education research would do ourselves a favor if we would make our assumptions more explicit, as well as the limitations of the tools in our analytic toolbox—what problems are our methods well suited to answer and what can’t we answer? Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jill Watson) – AU/Ryerson looking at engaging students using chatboths o Automated content generation – Washington Post uses AI to write 1000 articles this year o Quality assurance for OERs, analytics - Simuations for Learning o Flight training, engineering, geography, history o Banff Centre – “conversation between students and Abraham Lincoln” o Esp.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open platforms, analytics, algorithms and adaptive tools to support open learning content. I’m especially thinking here of learning analytics. This is based on my contribution to the new Creative Commons 'Education Platform' discussion of issues related to open educational resources (OERs). This is the next step following the development of a set of principles for the Platform. (I’m

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. In education, especially, there are instances where the bar is often set lower, to facilitate the deployment of (say) learning analytics and adaptive learning. This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. Here is the final resolution.

Getting past broken cookie notices

Doc Searls

As the notice points out, the site uses “necessary cookies,” “analytics cookies” (defaulted to On, in case you can’t tell from the design of that switch), and (below that) “social cookies.” Go to the Alan Turing Institute.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

With the growth of service oriented architectures and more and more powerful sensor and analytic technologies, these institutions will focus on how to flexibly support workgroups in learning faster in rapidly changing contexts by giving them richer and real-time visibility into the context and richer feedback loops regarding the actions they take to address the context. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning.

#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

When we think about applying AI to philanthropy and fundraising, we have to ask this question: What data-based analytical tasks are not yet automated or could be done on a larger scale and that would free up time for the nonprofit staff to focus on the human interaction with the donor? Then need to learn from the analytics that help generate insights so you can make the chat bot more effective. .

What is the Value of OLDaily?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There's learning analytics and open pedagogy and experience design, etc., User Experience (UX) design ( Laws of UX ) Data and analytics ( Fragmentary Thoughts on Data (and 'Analytics'?) But in 2019 there's no community that encompasses all of these things. In 2019, that's almost impossible. Website: January, 2019: 16K visitors, 46K visits, 425K page views. OLDaily.xml had 44K page views, 2019.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. 2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. Neelakantan, 2019).

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A common theme throughout the report was that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics were the early leaders in the AI wave. The most recent Global AI Survey was published in November of 2019. Let me summarize the key findings of the 2019 survey. Cost decreases are highest in manufacturing, - yield, energy and throughput optimization; and in supply-chain management, - spend analytics, and logistics-network optimization.

Reflections on the Later Stages of Our Careers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, the essay explains why in July of 2019 at the age of 55, he concluded that it was time to resign his decades-long position as president of the prestigious American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Reconnecting Society and Reopening the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their recent paper and accompanying supplementary material explains their models and analytical methods in great detail. A few months ago, MIT Connection Science held it’s annual Sponsors’ Meeting online. The virtual meeting included a number of very interesting presentations.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics." This was the big difference between the PLE as I saw it and the content-based learning-path based systems emerging both in the commercial MOOCs and in the nascent learning analytics movement (which I was watching but not a part of at all). Anyhow, I document many uses of learning analytics here.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). I'm working on a paper on ethics and learning analytics with a bibliography of hundreds of sources that conclusively proves this statement is false. 2019) which caught my eye.

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elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

At least, for those of you who may still be out there reading these few words… Don’t worry, I am not planning on sharing much detail about lot of the things that have made me rather angry / upset over the last few months, specially, for 2019, a year that’s going to be rather tough for me to forget, so I don’t need a blog post to remind me about it every so often.