top tools 2019

Harold Jarche

It synchronizes across all my devices and helps keep my online presence more secure. Since 2007 Jane Hart has asked working professionals for their top tools for learning — TopTools4Learning — and creates three lists from thousands of responses.

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Top Story of May 2019

Nine Shift

People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their retirement and social security. #1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. The national news is bad, no matter what TV channel you try (or what political persuasion you hold). You are exhausted emotionally dealing with all the uncertainty about where your organization and even society is going.

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The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its third year, the 2019 AI Index Report was released this past December. So was the associated 2019 AI Index Data , which includes three times as many data sets as the 2018 edition.

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The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In July, 2019, the World Economic Forum and Accenture released Building Value with Blockchain Technology , a white paper aimed at helping organizations evaluate blockchain’s benefits and build an effective business case.

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Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s also quite applicable for mission critical software and infrastructure projects where security, availability, scalability and other ilities are paramount.

The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It succinctly defines blockchain as “a shared, decentralized, cryptographically secured, and immutable digital ledger,” and then adds a few key attributes that are particularly important to enterprise blockchains: Accountability. Security. “Enterprise blockchains are fault-tolerant.

About face

Doc Searls

If that person returns in the future and the facial-recognition software detects them, security will be dispatched to ask the gambler to leave.” the largest variety of existing and imaginable ways that security can be breached. We can know more than we can tell.

The Paradox of Leadership

John Hagel

They provide a false sense of security and leave us vulnerable to the changes ahead. I love paradox. Today I’m going explore not just one, but two, paradoxes. Both are related to the role of leadership in our changing world.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended two back-to-back blockchain events in Toronto, - the Blockchain Research Institute All-Member Summit followed by the inaugural Blockchain Revolution Global conference. Both events included a number of excellent talks and panels.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us.

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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2019, the Partnership and IBM collaborated on two additional reports, Assessing the Impact of AI on the Work of Government , and Building Trust, Managing Risks. Top AI challenges include bias, security, transparency, employee knowledge, and federal budget and procurement processes.

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Free-Market, Free-Trade Capitalism at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The global economy has undergone considerable change over the past few decades. Results have been mixed. On the positive side, t he digital revolution has significantly improved the quality of life of billions around the world.

Issues 189

The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Low digital occupations have a score below 33, and include security guards - 31; restaurant cooks, - 18; construction laborers - 17; and personal care aides - 14. Digitalization is changing the skills less advantaged workers need to secure good jobs.

Skills 175

The State of Financial Health Around the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Conducted by Gallup in partnership with the MetLife Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors , the study aimed to develop two key financial measures: how secure do people feel around the world, and how much control and influence they believe they have over their financial situations.

Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

I’m starting to think that it is only a matter of time before I graduate from being merely curmudgeonly and cynical to full blown cantankerousness. Now these are commonly seen as negative words. Johnson defined a curmudgeon as “An avaricious churlish fellow; a miser, a niggard’.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2019, it will start to become mundane… After the Great Crypto Bull Run of 2017 and the monumental crash of 2018, blockchain technology won’t make as much noise in 2019. Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the LA Airport police doesn’t have enough officers to staff checkpoints at all times on the eight roads leading to the airport, the USC team developed an AI system to make security schedules unpredictable.

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The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is divided into two sections: The Case for Action , which explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of American workers, and Policies for Shared Prosperity , which outlines a policy agenda for addressing automation’s challenges and opportunities.

Change 161

Patience is virtue of necessity

Dave Snowden

Around 0200 I stood up and found a power socket that I used to recharge the phone while listing to episodes of the Archers (being British was a matter of security now) and a Welsh Rugby Podcast then went to sit down again.

#1 Progressives Transform America This Month

Nine Shift

Conservatives will call it “socialism,” just like they called it Socialism Security for several decades before Ike told them to quit and accept it, as just about every citizen approved and rejoices when the check arrives today. . 19-22, 2019.

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Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The word 'whence' means " from what place, source, or cause", and that is the question I would like to address with respect to the virtue of 'open'. The question is raised in the context of Heather Morrison's recent comments on The Dialectic of Open.

The Electricity of Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They just go to work to earn money, to earn security, and gain a pension. Summary of a talk at eLearning Africa given by Jef Staes. I'm going to tell a story of why education is failing. We have a design error. This is a battle of two groups of people. There was an information shortage.

three pillars of leadership

Harold Jarche

“Hierarchical authority is much more effective at securing compliance than it is in fostering genuine commitment.” ” — Peter Senge. Senge and his team have identified three types of leadership in organizations. Local level — to experiment.

The Canadian Government and Cryptocurrency

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cassels Brock US and Canadian Securities Regulators Unite for ‘Operation Cryptosweep’. News BTC Budgetary Allocation From Budget 2019 [link] "To further combat tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, Budget 2019 proposes to invest an additional $150.8


Clark Quinn

I secured the programming assistance of a couple of the techs in the office I was working for (Open Net), and we developed an environment where six folks reknown in their area conducted overlapping conversations around a topic. I was talking with my lass, and reminiscing about a few things.

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What is Digital Literacy?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Short response to a questionnaire. What is Digital Literacy Digital literacy is a type of literacy, specifically, the type of literacy that arises in the digital context. By 'the digital context' we mean the multimedia and inter-networked context enabled by digital technology.

Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Most use cases fall into three categories: security (eliminate passwords), health care, marketing (even though most of us don't want this).

system views

Harold Jarche

My priority is security and making sure my children don’t die from malaria or diarrhea. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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A foolish inconsistency

Clark Quinn

There are lots of such irritations: web forms that only tell you the expected format after you get it wrong instead of making it easy to point to the answer or give you a clue and sites with mismatched security (overly complex for unessential data or vice-versa) are just two examples.

The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recently published article on the non-academic employability of life science PhDs found that “A majority (82%) of professionals (PhD graduates and completed postdoctoral fellows) considered that their PhD helped secure their first position.

fahrenheit friday

Harold Jarche

” Bruce Schneier — ” … we need to decide if we are going to build our future Internet systems for security or surveillance. And I believe we must choose security over surveillance, and implement a defense-dominant strategy.”

Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

I’m starting to think that it is only a matter of time before I graduate from being merely curmudgeonly and cynical to full blown cantankerousness. Now these are commonly seen as negative words. Johnson defined a curmudgeon as “An avaricious churlish fellow; a miser, a niggard’.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. 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.

The Evolution of Work in Urban Labor Markets

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

low skill, low wage jobs , - cleaning, security, gardeners, health aides, fast-food restaurants: these jobs have seen rising employment, while their wage growth, has been flat to negative. A few weeks ago I heard a very interesting keynote by MIT economist David Autor at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. The talk was based on his recently published paper Work of the Past, Work of the Future.

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Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Indigenous Learners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you had told me six years ago when I had no job security that I'd be half way to my BComm, I wouldn't have believed you.

Course 149

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.

Foreign Planes Are Prohibited, but Foreign Trains Are Fine?

Nine Shift

are deemed a risk to our national security since they are not owned by a domestic company. Government as well as assumed to be somewhat "patriotic" and wouldn't operate in the best interests of a foreign country in a national security situation. at no presumed risk to national security? . T ell me if I am wrong here. But my understanding is: -A foreign airline cannot fly from one U.S. city to another U.S.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The relation between OER and wider social-economic-political issues - not just inclusivity and access (mentioned above) but the role of OERs in promoting individual security, identity, voice, opportunity - is it an educational resource if it doesn’t advance the learner? This is based on my contribution to the new Creative Commons 'Education Platform' discussion of issues related to open educational resources (OERs).

Issues 145

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Security & Identity. BlockchainRevGlobal (@rev_global) April 25, 2019. BlockchainRevGlobal (@rev_global) April 25, 2019. BlockchainRevGlobal (@rev_global) February 25, 2019. Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post .

Wriggle room

Euen Semple

The choices I have made have led to me moving away from the apparent security and stability of a corporate job. I know I am not normal. I can work when I want, where I want, using the tools I want. The ways I am able to work are different from those available to most people. It is not for everyone. I am also aware that I make some of my living talking to people who are still in those corporate jobs. I am sure they often think "It's all right for him?"

Blog Post: What are the unintended consequences of what you are doing right now?

David Gurteen

I kept my feedback simple: Several people have mentioned this already and that is the need for vastly improved cyber-security, data protection and regulation in its broadest sense. I often wonder if the pioneers of the industrial revolution, ever, for one minute considered the unintended consequences of the burning of fossil fuels or to what extent the founders of the Internet considered the long term security threat.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world.

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