Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." It doesn't have any bells and whistles like web cam compatibility or video streaming, online polling, white boards or anything cool like that. I've made the case, or at least the statements on the reduced costs for travel, lunch, and copies we can expect.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." It doesn't have any bells and whistles like web cam compatibility or video streaming, online polling, white boards or anything cool like that. I've made the case, or at least the statements on the reduced costs for travel, lunch, and copies we can expect.

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Forbes.com Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Video and Audio. Fifty Lessons Video| Prof.

Learning: an anthro-complexity perspective

Dave Snowden

Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) had a very strong focus on efficiency but after a promising start seemed to end up with a focus on cost reduction with staff layoffs being its greatest characteristic.

Business and Technology Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The adoption of new technological behaviours in response to the pandemic, from video-conferencing to online shopping, means usage has already reached levels that were not expected for many more years,” noted The Economist several months later.

Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability

Xyleme

This leads to wasted time, extraneous costs, and a lot of needless duplication. Adopt a Recycling Mentality. Adopting a recycling mentality promotes working smarter, not harder, and drives significant, measurable efficiencies across the extended enterprise.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Adoption of new technologies and working models. This has caused many providers to rapidly test and adopt telehealth protocols that were often nonexistent in many medical offices before, and to navigate privacy compliance as well as patient receptivity to engaging in these new channels.”.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch. Finding a quick video about how to replace a light bulb in my car. A one hour video, with a piece of useful learning somewhere in the middle can be painfully difficult to use in a micro-learning context. But a pack of videos put together in a Youtube playlist is perfect – as each video is individually addressable, and can be linked to.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Some of these contextual entities relate to input costs such as the materials needed to build a house, while others relate to intangibles such as the appeal of a particular neighbourhood. The internet has a different value scheme than what we encounter with physical products, particularly in relation to input costs. For each physical book that I purchase, I have to pay for input costs (paper, printing, shipping). These input costs don’t exist with digital content.

5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology

Ross Dawson

While it is always hard to predict consumer response to new technologies, it is safe to say that any early adopters will take to the next generation of devices with alacrity. It has been largely foreseeable in terms of the power of the technology available at an accessible cost, however what was less certain was people’s willingness to use a small screen to access information. The rise of wearables is one of the biggest emerging trends in consumer technology.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

Videos, simulations, and graphics now contribute to formal MOOCs often costing several hundred thousand dollars to develop. To address these challenges, we have adopted/developed the following approaches. As such, we will be adopting an aggregation approach similar to what Stephen Downes pioneered with early MOOCs: gRSShopper.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Do you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost of health care? A greater portion of the cost of education is being pushed to students. UK is in the middle of a large and dramatic shift of education costs from the state to the student. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) virtually every region of the world, given increasing enrolments, rising costs and the ongoing.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s only been in the last few years that major advances in machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early adopters in the marketplace. In a 2017 article , they wrote that the best way to assess the economic impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. For example, the computer revolution can be viewed as being all about the dramatic reductions in the cost of arithmetic calculations.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disruptive innovation is one that successfully challenges a traditional product or business model with a lower cost solution, typically developed by a small company with few resources. But the adoption process of foundational technologies like blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive innovations. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s only been in the last few years that major advances in machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early adopters in the marketplace. In a 2017 article , they wrote that the best way to assess the economic impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. For example, the computer revolution can be viewed as being all about the dramatic reductions in the cost of arithmetic calculations.

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like the Internet, blockchain is a foundational technology, whose adoption process is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive technologies as defined by Clayton Christensen 20 years ago. Lest we forget, TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day, - was first adopted in the mid-1980s. Similarly, blockchain could dramatically reduce the cost of transactions.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Nokia

Trends in the Living Networks

In this final video in the series of ‘futurist conversations’ between myself and Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency , we discuss the future of Nokia as a keyhole on where the mobile phone market is going. Here are a few of the points we make in the conversation: * Nokia did not have the foresight to take critical steps including adopting touch screens, easy-to-use software, and making their phones fully-fledged Internet-enabled computers.

Lessons From the Pandemic

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This year, we are adopting genetic logic as a major new approach in disease prevention with a series of self-support resources and tools. We can still remember how bad those 8-hour days of video lectures were.

The Cloud’s Potentially Huge Liability

Adaptive Path

For most people with readily available high speed internet, it has taken a lot of the pain and cost away from the storage and management of digital content. Adoption of cloud services have hit the point where many people now integrate them into their daily habits. If a 250 Gb cap seems reasonable, consider this: In 2009, the average American watched more than 151 hours of video from TV, computers and mobile devices. Keep in mind this is just by watching video.

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Responses to Pew on the Future and Ethics in AI

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Discourse that is more cooperative and creative enables constructive responses to be adopted society-wide to pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to equity, environment, prejudice and policing.

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

It’s great because it increases the quality and consistency of the products we buy, and lowers their prices (rework and waste are expensive for manufacturers, and instead of eating the costs they pass them on to us). As the article points out, “Semiconductor and other high-tech companies were early adopters” of the ’Instrument, analyze, tune’ mantra; the precision required by their processes didn’t permit any alternatives.

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OK, to the technologies: Video: we have things like YouTube, Khan, TED Talks, etc. I hate seeing a video with information I could read in ten seconds. Video is best used for feedback, demonstrating skills, cat videos and pratfalls. Very few faculty have adopted the idea of teaching and learning - they’re rewarded for their research. There’s also an interactive mode with hints/videos.

The Case for Self-Paced Learning in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

The reasons for this are straightforward: self-paced learning helps adult learners retain and later use crucial training information, lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. This may look like watching a 5-minute instructional video on YouTube, reading a 400-word blog post on a training topic, or taking a 3-minute online quiz covering learning that has taken place. Can Self-Paced Learning Lower a Company’s Training Costs?

Future of Virtual 3D Environments for Learning

Tony Karrer

Probably before you begin to read my predictions, it’s worth looking at: Second Life Learning Videos where I’ve collected a few different examples of learning in Second Life. I also think there are some incredible opportunities to use things like Second Life to create virtual learning experiences very much like the experience of visiting the Plymouth Plantation or Colonial Williamsburg – without travel or cost of the venue. It’s a bit like video conferencing systems.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The second major promise of blockchain technologies is to help lower the costs and improve the efficiency of business transactions among institutions around the world for supply chain management, financial services and similar applications involving multiple institutions. Over the past two decades, business process reengineering and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications have had a major impact on lowering the costs and improving the efficiency of transactions within a firm.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The second major promise of blockchain technologies is to help lower the costs and improve the efficiency of business transactions among institutions around the world for supply chain management, financial services and similar applications involving multiple institutions. Over the past two decades, business process reengineering and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications have had a major impact on lowering the costs and improving the efficiency of transactions within a firm.

The Case for eLearning in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

It also lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. This may look like watching a 5-minute instructional video on YouTube. Can Self-Paced eLearning Lower a Company’s Training Costs? It can be quite cost-effective for companies searching for training solutions. Self-Paced Learning Promotes a Quick Adoption of Products. It ensures a quicker adoption of products.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1994 – Bulletin Board Systems Also: Video, Mainframe conferencing, Telephone, Compugraphics, MUD Weller's list actually starts a little late for me. In addition to the usual hands-on instructor-led learning, I discovered the training room, which was stocked with training videos.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I note that UNESCO’s definition of OER explicitly endorses no-cost OER. A variety of other definitions are available here: [link] The UNESCO definition is somewhat unique in that it required “no-cost” access.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are not only complex but esoteric subjects, as nicely illustrated in this funny video. There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. Companies could provide superior customer service at lower costs, and their clients were happy that they could easily get whatever information they wanted any time of day or night. .

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are not only complex but esoteric subjects, as nicely illustrated in this funny video. There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. Companies could provide superior customer service at lower costs, and their clients were happy that they could easily get whatever information they wanted any time of day or night. .

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Learning without Barriers | Main | Experimenting with Virtual Worlds in the Real Marketplace » December 10, 2006 Business, Innovation and Survival Perhaps the fatalism inherent in my Latin and Eastern European Jewish roots trumps the optimistic, "can-do-anything" spirit of my Anglo-Saxon adopted country.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Learning without Barriers | Main | Experimenting with Virtual Worlds in the Real Marketplace » December 10, 2006 Business, Innovation and Survival Perhaps the fatalism inherent in my Latin and Eastern European Jewish roots trumps the optimistic, "can-do-anything" spirit of my Anglo-Saxon adopted country.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its huge potential, a 2012 report by Booz & Company , Standardizing the Cloud: A Call to Action , noted that the adoption and effectiveness of cloud computing is being limited by a number of challenges, chief among them being a lack of standards. . The lack of enterprise cloud standards could lead to serious management complexities and costs, not unlike what happened with client-server computing in the 1980s and 1990s.

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

stated, “Integrating systems is often a lot of work and cost, but integrating two Tin Can conformant systems can be considerably faster and cheaper. It also tends to be more engaging that strictly online learning, thus increasing the chances of employees participating in the costly training their companies provide them with. Tin Can API allows LMS users to record any learning experience—even those that take place on a mobile device, via textbook, or through watching a YouTube video.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It uses a low-cost, scalable model that replicates in-person coding classes, followed by matching them to paid apprenticeships with hundreds of companies. Dropouts disproportionately come from underserved communities, which costs the U.S. Dot Learn - “ Online education is growing, but less than 1 percent of the population of Africa and India have the broadband to access it — cost and speed of the internet are the biggest barriers to adoption in Africa.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That might be a solution to the problem, one solution, but the problem is cost and access. It''s not addressing issues of cost or addressing issues of access, is it? Check these off if you just heard them: extended reach and access (to markets), build and maintain brand, reduce cost, that is the cost to the institution, and raise revenue for the institution, improve educational outcomes, I could talk a lot about that, and, of course, research and innovation in teaching and learning.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It uses a low-cost, scalable model that replicates in-person coding classes, followed by matching them to paid apprenticeships with hundreds of companies. Dropouts disproportionately come from underserved communities, which costs the U.S. Dot Learn - “ Online education is growing, but less than 1 percent of the population of Africa and India have the broadband to access it — cost and speed of the internet are the biggest barriers to adoption in Africa.

The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People could now work and shop from home; be in touch with their friends over e-mail, video calls, and text messaging; and get access to all kinds of information and entertainment online. For sectors, the key metrics are gross value added , - which reflects a sector’s contribution to GDP; and gross operating surplus - which measures gross value adds less compensation, production costs and taxes. .

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, how do you measure the value of smartphones, social media, online videos, and a large assortment of websites, which involve relatively little monetary costs yet are now widely used in both our work and personal lives? It’s only been in the last few years that complementary innovations like machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early adopters in the marketplace. B eyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, how do you measure the value of smartphones, social media, online videos, and a large assortment of websites, which involve relatively little monetary costs yet are now widely used in both our work and personal lives? It’s only been in the last few years that complementary innovations like machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early adopters in the marketplace. B eyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Blogs, wikis, microblogging, YouTube-like video sharing, tagging, ranking, virtual worlds, discussion forums, and generally any other form of user-generated content (for learning, communication, and marketing) are both practical and engaging ways to complement the learning strategy of any organization. Prior to solving the budget issue, learning leaders first must embrace social learning and become the company’s leading voice for adopting it.

Assessing the Efficacy of Third-Party MOOCs in Hybrid Instruction

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Third some of our recent work on barriers to adoption: administrators and faculty still feel there is not a sufficient supply of high-quality materials to choose from. We are asking specifically: - Can MOOCs be used to improve student outcomes – competition rates - What models of adoption are out there, and what are the potential benefits and challenges - What implementation challenges arise? What can we learn about cost savings? -