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ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Please take note that this is not the official UNESCO report of the forum, but only my personal report as invited international expert. This report summarizes these discussions, first with respect to some specific topics, and second, with respect to overall themes and concepts. Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. He notes that “historically, churches have sacrificed size for community” but that this changed back in the 1970s and 1980s when the evangelical movement began to build megachurches. As Gladwell reports, Warren’s great talent is organizational. These groups are not just worshipping and praying together, they are contributing time and money to change the world.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They’ve both gone on to change the world, - to say the least. Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). So now to the process which is described as a series of stages and is an open-source method by the way.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). So now to the process which is described as a series of stages and is an open-source method by the way.

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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.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money was one of the themes in the exhibit, represented by four different objects: one of the world’s first gold coins produced over 2500 years ago; a 1375 banknote from the Ming Dynasty ; a silver coin minted in Bolivia in the late 16th Century; and a plastic credit card exemplifying the changing role of money in the modern world. The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. . Rapid Change/Many Suppliers.

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Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. As Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott wrote in the opening paragraph of their recently published book Blockchain Revolution , “It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. In August of 2016, the WEF published a very good report on how blockchain can help reshape the financial services industry.

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. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations. Two years ago the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey reported some stark facts. Innovation is their driver and change is accepted as the norm.

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GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. The first reports on the Transparency and Consent Framework published by IAB Europe. According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. In August of 2016, the WEF published a very good report on how blockchain can help reshape the financial services industry.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Not long ago, such open, community-based initiatives were considered pretty revolutionary.

[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. Maybe with a small change we can create some generativity. Generative practices come from: Open Source. Also, consider enabling co-creating by opening up some APIs. Community Sourced Capital : a kickstarter within your community), matchmaking, upcycling (take stuff we throw away and turn it into value. Does generativity imply that sort of openness.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO. Many of these practices are embodied in the concept of ‘open pedagogy’.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Major LMS companies such as WebCT, Blackboard, Angel, Saba and Desire2Learn all adopted standards originally developed by IMS. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. But fortunately times are changing and each time more IT specialist are reaching higher levels in the company, so can value more the technical work. Even if you are implementing an Open Source the cost is very high because the projects have the same kind of problems. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

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. You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. And they will publish these reports only after threats of mass resignation. It''s about living openly.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. Open up editing slowly.

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. The National Academies does about 200 reports a year, the result of studies by about 20 experts focused on some question. While there are many wonderful things about crowd-sourcing, he says, “I’m in favor of expertise. This includes an algorithmic skimmer that extacts the most important two-sentence chunk from every page.) [ Now that should be crowd-sourced!

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OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well. It''s very much of a Linux model - the content itself should forever be free and open. open pedagogy is different from OER.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World

John Hagel

  Some have adopted the label of pro-amateurs (or “pro-ams”), popularized by Charles Leadbeater, but this label typically refers to amateurs who adopt and pursue professional standards in their pursuit of their passion.    Many today are overwhelmed by the changes going on around them and seek stability, predictability and safety.    It is being driven by long-term changes in our technology and public policy infrastructures.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. A handful of universities have adopted some aspects of web 2.0 Very much like the continuous changes in social network software, network security is a day to day concern.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The same look and feel regardless of the underlying network, with bars and buttons changing depending on the network, but you could put any user on this even if they dont know how to spell Social Media One of the great functionalities is what I call Sticky-Noting : people can even comment to an appointment in your agenda - very handy if youre having that important meeting with that one person youd like to have more background on. Business or Pleasure? -

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Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the most recent World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report (2014-15) Canada ranks 23rd of 140 countries in capacity for innovation, significantly below levels in the United States (3rd). One of the major changes that took place at NRC not long after I joined was that a long-standing policy of encouraging researchers to create spin-offs and of rewarding them for their discoveries was discontinued. Consider openness, for example.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

I spent much of our interview asking them how they were able to achieve their successes, and what accounted for the broad and deep adoption of 2.0 These people always hearten me and remind me of Margaret Mead’s great quote : “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Luckily, almost every time this concern comes up there’s an executive in the room who’s adopted 2.0

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse. Photo: Stephen Downes In the centre of the city of Syracuse, New York, there is a scene that represents openness for me, musical instruments that anybody can play. It changes the game.

Propensities

Dave Snowden

A change in the function of a trait is insufficient to constitute exaptation; exaptation involves populations of entities, wehre weal selection pressure allows the transformation of trait function among replicating entities over time. Hence traits of a single entity changing their function are examples of neither exaptation nor adaptation, they are adaptions. Giovanni Pino on Exaptation: changing the core business of firms a strategic approach using the Abell matrix.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". This was a manifesto that was authored by economic students demanding that the way their profession be taught be changed. They made observations about things like the global economic collapse and global climate change and other things not really being addressed by current economic theory.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Emerging technologies are changing our expectations of what a high-value e-Learning experience can be. By adopting social knowledge sharing, and encouraging connections between subject matter experts and peers who have the knowledge and experience, there have been significant successes. WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, is quickly evolving into a leading solution for organizations to consider, because of its minimal cost, ease-of-use, and open architecture.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yet, this is changing, and the pace of this change will continue to accelerate. A report from Gartner Consulting, for example, suggests that Windows Vista is collapsing under its own weight. Already, Microsoft is reported to be working on an ultralight version of Windows for the OLPC project. and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. Sterling, 1999) New Technology in Education While technology changes rapidly, people do not.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

This knowledge is widely diffused, constantly changing, and not contained in the mind of any single person (As Friedrich Hayek pointed out many years ago), but it is out there. 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’d introduce this change by announcing on the ‘go live’ date of the new E2.0

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

Still, even on the nightly news, what’s live is talking heads and reports from the field. His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible. Searls calls this work a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world.

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

<pissed> After spending two years working on a book, trying to make as clear as possible something that is still new, has no precedent, and will change the world if it actually plays out — one might be forgiven for getting cranky when people who haven’t read the book say wrong things about it — or about what you’ve been doing and saying for the last twenty years or more. The quid pro quos will change, inevitably, in any case.

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Content Delivery Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Static Content The simplest service example occurs when xyz.com decides to outsource its image sourcing. To do this, it may change the URL of its images from www.xyz.com to ak.xyz.com. But this won’t work, because you have a difficulty changing the number of buckets. When a bucket is added or subtracted, the only objects affected are the objects mapped to the specific bucket that has changed. Then it is assigned to the first open server in the circle.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”  As the Dallas Morning News reported: “It struck a chord with the judges and audience,” she said. BusinessWeek reports: “Hotshots who alienate colleagues are told to change or leave. Ian Telfe, CEO of Goldcorp in Canada, reported spending a lot of time enforcing the rule : There is a bestseller right now called The No Asshole Rule.

Doc Searls Weblog · KFI’s tower closer to going back up

Doc Searls

It was, as so many accident reports tell you, pilot error. Mr. Kahn has a competing hybrid system called CAM-D, which reportedly produces less adjacent channel interference. So was the decision to adopt RDS, which has been used intelligently over there for the duration. I know folks who are already working on turning the open source Google Android platform into a receiver of “radio&# streams and files.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To become a nurse is, for example, to adopt as a personal code the ethical norms and values that define that particular profession. And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.” Another source of error is misinterpretation.