The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of studies agree that AI is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies and industries over the next 10-15 years. Two recent reports by McKinsey and PwC respectively concluded that AI has the potential to incrementally increase global economic output between now and 2030 by an additional $13 to $15 trillion. Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption.

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The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less.

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Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion on educational analytics (process, methods, technologies)? Not everyone was a fan of the idea of learning analytics.

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. To become a nurse is, for example, to adopt as a personal code the ethical norms and values that define that particular profession. Which ethical issues from the literature of learning analytics issues do they address? ·

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. That sounds like the title of a report that NTEN might produce that surveys the technology landscape and nonprofit usage and provides an overview of what technologies nonprofits should be looking at in the next 1-5 years. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed).

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use. But applying it on your own – unless you are an analytics genius – can be difficult. The instructor is Google Analytics Evangelist Andrew Cutroni.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business. Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is Let me briefly summarize the report’s key findings.

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Moving from openness advocacy to research

George Siemens

Openness in education – including content, teaching, pedagogy, analytics, or any other flavours – is a 15+ year trend that is starting to cross over into the main stream. A few weeks ago, David Wiley posted a statement on his site about a recent OER report: The Babson OER Survey is incredible. OER align better with faculty’s top adoption priorities than traditional materials do, and the majority of current non-users will try OER between now and 2017.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. The report is based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report 2018. T he report takes an in-depth look at the world of work in what the WEF calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. The report is based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Instead, increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030, the period this report considers. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Labor productivity growth is near historic lows in the United States and much of Western Europe,” noted Solving the Productivity Puzzle , a report published earlier this year by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Fewer workers is one of the key reasons for our stagnant economic growth.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

Tracking of use and analytics. As users access content from the cloud, a record of who accessed what content, when, for how long, what they did while interacting with the content is tracked and can be reported against. This data set can be used to generate powerful analytic tools that can measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and use this information to drive personalization. (In In future blog posts, I’ll elaborate on how analytics can drive personalization.).

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that allows a company, school, or organization to administer, document, track, and report on the delivery of educational courses and training programs. Usage reports on courses and learning objects. Reporting. Usage Reports (Courses). ?. ?. Usage Reports (Courses, Learning Objects). ?. Custom Reports / Data Export to BI tools. •. ?. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?. How NOT to Adopt an LCMS.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

In one of our recent posts, " Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning ," we lay the foundation of our perspective regarding L&D''s constant battle for greater relevance in business strategy and planning. In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As is generally the case with McKinsey, this is a well researched, well written report. Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. 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.

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” said a 2015 McKinsey report on the Internet of Things. The McKinsey report identified the applications areas where IoT solutions will have the biggest impact. It requires industrial companies to adopt a digital mindset that embraces what the Industrial Internet can offer in new growth opportunities.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business, 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were still waiting to take their first steps.

Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.

George Siemens

And then to learning analytics. Two of our NSF grants are focused on language and discourse analysis and using big data to explore roles that learners adopt in variously configured knowledge spaces (Wikipedia, Stack Overflow, and MOOCs). Our MRI grant produced a report on digital learning – an evaluation of how technologies foster learning, rather than foster routine clicking.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. The report is organized into three main sections. Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

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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”.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

An earlier piece of Corporate Leadership Council research, L&D Team Capabilities Survey (2011) , found that although participants and their managers report high levels of satisfaction on individual learning interventions, their feedback on the performance of the L&D function as a whole was extremely low. Sundials and Water Clocks As technologies such as sundials and water clocks evolved to allow us to measure time more accurately and efficiently we adopted them.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several weeks ago, the McKinsey’s Global Institute (MGI) published a report addressing these questions. The report introduces the MGI Industry Digitization Index, a methodology for exploring the various ways US companies are going about their digital journey, - based on 27 indicators that measure how they’re building digital assets, expanding digital usage, and creating a digital workforce. Let me discuss a few of the findings in this extensive report.

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What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

We limited ourselves to publicly-traded companies so that we could make use of our second data source: their annual reports. Haven’t modern tools for analytics and business intelligence transformed how most companies make decisions and sense their environments?

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind. Equally, or possibly even more, problematic, are self-reporting measures which are rarely robust.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf) pdf) continues impressive growth: In 2011 report, TD Economics emphasized (.pdf) Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) The same report (.pdf) The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace.

Where's the Money? The Future of the Mobility Ecosystem

John Hagel

It was timely because I just published a new report on the future of mobility – Navigating a Shifting Landscape – and I had an opportunity to present my perspectives at CES. Within each of these domains, relevant data is siloed and we lose much of the value because of the inability to aggregate the data and mobilize a growing range of analytic tools to generate insight from the data.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago. The information was generally collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were developed to analyze the data and generate the appropriate management reports. .

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

While modest gains have been made in breaking down “stovepipes,” the initial energy of these “collaborative” efforts has waned and increased spending has largely cemented bad habits: siloed analytic reporting that fuels massive duplication of effort.

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

Charles Jennings

Two years ago the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey reported some stark facts. ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied).

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Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

Viewers will also get an inside look at Paychex’ journey to high-performing learning content and best practices for managing change to ensure successful adoption. The Google Analytics Approach to Measuring Learning Allowing You to Move at the Speed of Business. In this webinar, David Mallon, VP of Research at Bersin by Deloitte, will dive into the evolving nature of learning content and share findings from Bersin’s recent High Impact Learning Organization report.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Anyone who has even the most rudimentary understanding of chess knows that to adopt a strategy based on determinism is to often invite failure. If we’re to learn from others we should be looking at good practice and novel practices that we can adopt and adapt and massage to work in our own specific context. Where good practice can be defined, training and development may also help by building better analytical capability and judgement.

Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  In other words, East Asians tend to adopt more holistic views of the world while Westerners are more oriented to reductionist views. One very tangible illustration of this is a simple test reported by Nisbett.   Many executives, especially in large firms, tend to adopt a static view of the world.    Contemporary economics is largely built around equilibrium models that are essential if the detailed econometric analytics are to work.

The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not since the first automotive revolution has there been such stunning innovation in the industry,” notes an excellent recent KPMG report, - Me, my car, my life… in the ultraconnected age. In response, the report offers succinct advice to automakers: . Use data and predictive analytics to manage the customer relationship throughout the life cycle, from awareness to purchase to vehicle maintenance and upgrade.”.

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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”.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

McKinsey’s data supports this assertion: companies that reported the highest level of satisfaction with their social media deployments, more than half of all employees are using them. So while implementing social media tools provided by an LCMS or LMS vendor may ensure departmental adoption, experience and today’s market show us that enterprise adoption of these tools is not a likely reality. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even in the US, 40 percept of people report they drop a course because of the high cost of textbooks. They’re pushing assessment on us, both tests, also learning analytics are pushing us this way. Our last report looked at part time students. People are not focusing on part time students because their reporting forces them to focus on full time. We have to have assessment and reporting regimes that allow us to actually look at these different students.

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As shown in this chart published in March of 2011 as part of a special report on The Future of the State by The Economist , the average government spending as a percentage of GDP in thirteen rich world countries went from 26 percent in 1960 to 45 percent in 1990 and 48 percent in 2009. Given that these countries are confronted with aging populations, low birth rates and slow economic growth, the special report argues that the continuing growth of government is no longer sustainable.

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

In education, there are many points of innovation in response to global trends: open education resources, internationalization, joint partnerships with universities in developing economies, adoption of new technology, and new pedagogical models. Other universities have adopted similar startup and accelerator models. Public funding of higher education has been reduced in many countries ( this CSHE report presents the global trends). Data & analytics.