What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

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Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

To name: No, we don’t need no stinking education, nor enablement , because, you know, these social tools put in place are just so easy to use that no-one would need it, nor find it useful nor relevant. Who wouldn’t want to buy into that, right?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource.

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Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” Forty years ago, for example, the computer industry consisted primarily of expensive mainframes and supercomputers that only larger institutions could afford to buy and operate. Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. Facebook has mastered this in the social network space as well. Facebook is now well past being a social network. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. By 1993 I had written The Network Phenomenon , which is essentially a post-constructivist post-cognitivist theory of knowledge.

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.

Data 260

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet, software, 3D printing, social networks, cloud computing and other technologies are making this economically feasible - in fact, desirable.”. The report is focused on the growing gap in technology adoption between individuals and institutions.

Issues 264

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. It’s also necessary to step up to the rising costs of social services, especially health care.

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Harold Jarche

The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items.

Class 270

Growth flows naturally from the inside

Martijn Linssen

Thats change - you werent paying attention Do you consider buying machines in stead of hiring new people? Globalisation|growth|maturity|social media|trust| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

Individual Value Required

Tony Karrer

Interesting post found via the Communities and Networks Connection - The Future of Collaborative Networks by Aaron Fulkerson, CEO of MindTouch. When you make this information fabric easy to edit between groups of individuals in a dynamic, secure, governed and real-time manner, it creates a Collaborative Network. Collaborative Networks are focused on groups accessing and organizing data into actionable formats that enable decision making, collaboration and reuse.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing&# of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable?

The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 6 July 2010 The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything Social CRM: pleonasm or tautology? Now we have Social CRM , or at least we are about to have it. The Social Competitor, nicking great clients and opportunities?

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

Work Literacy 2008 A set of resources for concept workers who are not early adopters to help them be aware of relatively newer methods and tools that they should consider adopting to help them in their day-to-day work. These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0

Cognitive load

Harold Jarche

Social computing (or Knowledge Management) is not a strategy, it’s a support tool, a sense-making tool, a way of being. You could say we could use new social tools for everything, that’s why we see HR 2.0, etc…that’s why existing products are starting to get features like blogs, social networks. The response to distraction , then as now, was social structure. Here’s what I learned via Twitter this past week.

[ugc3] The Evolution of UGC

David Weinberger

Social networking is becoming ubiquitous, but the “creative stuff&# is still a minority behavior and is not growing at the same pace as social networking, watching videos, or writing reviews. Budgets for social marketing are still pretty low because the value of it is unproven. [ His data actually show that few people can prove profitability from social marketing but a majority think it is valuable ].

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, mainframes, minicomputers, data networks, transaction processing and data bases enabled financial innovations like ATMs and credit cards. Then in the 1990s, the wide adoption of the Internet and World Wide Web led not only to online banking, but paved the way for online shopping and e-commerce in general. Ordinary Indians will find it easier to buy and sell things online,”.

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The notion of adopting such an approach for the development of digital trust frameworks feels like another major disruptive initiative with potentially major implications. We are moving towards a Web of the world in which mobile communications, social technologies and sensors are connecting people, the Internet and the physical world into one interconnected network,” says the report in its introduction.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And let me clear that I totally respect this part of his response , where he says that "in my part of the world and where I am currently in my career/life, this is the most fruitful and potentially influential approach that I can adopt."

“Ficciones y Aflicciones” By Ernesto Uria

Luis Suarez

And, indeed, I just did that, as I came back yesterday from my first one of those, this time around to Brussels , Belgium , where I had a wonderful time participating in a customer workshop talking about The Social Enterprise and its own wider adoption of social software.

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Revolution, politics, and the Internet

David Weinberger

” The protests were almost solely organized using the Internet, social networks. Another guy had a network over there…We organized a lot of things to get the information out.” We also adopted techniques and processes so that if someone finds a video on YouTube or Facbook or whatever, before sharing it, it downloads it in case it gets censored so it can be uploaded again.

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Challenging Assumptions – Why Plans, Budgets and Deadlines Should.

Kevin Wheeler

Military has adopted some of this thinking in Afghanistan where troops are given broad goals such as reduce insurgency in this province or area and then are allowed to move forward as they see fit to achieve that goal. I buy into this. I buy into this.

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The MIT Distributed Leadership Forum

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

the idea that leadership today, even more than in the past, must come from every level of an organization or every part of an organizational network.” Central to the Leadership Center is the belief that “the development of skilled, thoughtful, passionate leaders must be rooted in real world experience.” More recently, new social media platforms and applications have been having a huge impact on the way people collaborate and generally relate to each other in the workplace.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Diversity can often be enhanced by connecting into spikes – geographic concentrations of talent – and by targeting “brokers” within social networks, creating a multiplier effect in terms of the number of participants that are potentially accessible.

Doc Searls Weblog · Time to write our own rules

Doc Searls

They should not tell my friends what I buy on other sites–or let companies use my name to endorse their products–without my explicit permission.&# When we sign on as “members&# of some company’s “social network&# , they need to sign our terms as well.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions. With the growth of Facebook Like buttons, there are all sorts of new social signals going on.

Open Business and The Power of Habit

Luis Suarez

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.

[berkman] [2b2k] Carolina Rossini – The Industrial Cooperation Project

David Weinberger

On the other hand, the text book adoption process now accepts open textbooks, which Carolina says is a “huge huge turnaround.&# Q: How do you measure the impact of CBP on the development of an industry, especially compared to the effect of social networks, etc.? A: Buying is a way of sharing. A: In Brazil, the federal government buys all the textbooks for the public schools.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience).

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Mastering New Marketing Practices

John Hagel

The winners in this new world will be orchestrators who can mobilize rich networks of resources to serve customer needs. Conventional brands are built upon product or vendor-centric promises: “Buy from me because I have great products or because I am a great vendor.”

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The computers with all their software, storage devices, network controllers, printers, and all other gear were quite expensive, typically costing millions of dollars. Users interacted directly with the applications on the central machines via text-based terminals connected over networks. Different departments could buy their own systems. The buzz and excitement around cloud computing has been steadily building over the last year.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1)

Stupidity and the Internet

John Hagel

As one small example, we are seeing rapid evolution of both social network platforms and physical presence tools that will lead to a much more complex interweaving of physical and virtual environments. Larry Sanger also makes an important point – Nick is adopting a technological determinist view, ignoring the fact that we each have a choice in terms of what media we use. Nick Carr has a talent for stirring debate.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

The conference program would lead you to assume that the Learning Technologies conference would be a hotbed of social and informal learning. She argued that social learning offers the L&D function great scope for widening its impact and increasing its effectiveness.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. This will increase adoption of Web 2.0

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

is distinctive in the social dimension that it explicitly addresses. technologies because of the strong social aspect addressed by these technologies. social software will drive the next wave of value creation within and across enterprises.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Weak-tie networks are great places to look for novel information and introductions to valuable people. And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. They do require users to adopt a particular philosophy about sharing information and interacting with each other, and this philosophy can seem strange at first. I doubt if social networking could really substitute for a good ERP system.