The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym. Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations.

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[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. We can do predictive analytics. [ She goes through some analytics with charts that I cannot capture. ]. The way knowledge, culture, and science are created, distributed, and consumed is changing. The adoption rates are accelerating. Identify, normalize, render visible the knowledge that our universities are producing.”


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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out. Saving the worst to last, the CLC survey reported that when asked ‘ would you recommend working with your L&D department to your colleagues ’ only 14% responded positively and 52% were ‘net detractors’.

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Critical Thinking for Educators

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over time we would develop and grow our toolbox of analytical methods, evaluative devices, and argumentation strategies. It shows a basic misunderstanding of how knowledge works." They do this because they are usually written for philosophers, and philosophers work mostly through argumentation. They work like this: [premise indicator] premise, premise, premise [conclusion indicator] conclusion Often, the indicator words will help us find both parts of an argument.