The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Research Studies

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Trending Sources

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

Says Jim Murphy, “In the early days of Twitter, our Executive Director, Ken Roth , was an early adopter is still active on Twitter. For example, says Murphy, “Twitter has flipped our relationship with media.

Where is the study of what we do?

Mark Oehlert

Case studies, accounting, finance, the works. Then something happened and instead of going on to get my MBA, I decided that I wanted to study history and anthropology so off to grad school.

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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.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Love is a cognitive enhancer

Mind Hacks

Aeon magazine has an excellent article about how a study on the adoption of Romanian orphans has helped us understand the importance of early-life affection for brain development.

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth Kanter

O’Reilly took us through some examples of designing with citizens in mind can radically change the trust equation. He gave the example of ” Vin Tank ” which an example of how ambient data on social channels is being used by companies now.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

In a recent webinar I discussed some very interesting data from the Corporate Leadership Council’s ‘Training Effectiveness Dashboard’ study with participants. The CEB study was particularly focused on ‘ network performance’ – the outcomes achieved with and through others.

Getting It Right at the GEO Conference in Seattle

Beth Kanter

Last conducted in 2008, this study of primarily US foundations found that there was little to no change in the degree to which grantmakers incorporated practices deemed important to the success of grantees. Guest Post Research Studies

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The NBER paper cites a number of recent studies that, “each using different methodologies and data, present evidence that mismeasurement is not the primary explanation for the productivity slowdown. B eyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning. For example, performance improvement specialist, Gary Wise extrapolated Josh Bersin’s research data from 2009 and found that as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Adopting a BYOL strategy will however require a different approach to learning and development. So they should not be forced to adopt this approach – only gently encouraged to see the value in it over time.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


So Nielsen adopted a brilliant mindset and approach to creating content: "We realized that an LCMS would really meet our needs and that we needed to implement it. For example, this overview that we''re doing for this particular product curriculum could also be part of new hire onboarding.

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Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

Laloux studies many organizations and through observation and engagement deduced what makes them work. Here are some examples of self-management: Job Title: No job titles. The examples come from all sectors and all sizes of organizations.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote the other day that the study released by George Siemens and others on the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning was a bad study. It is a criticism focused on a specific work, a specific study, which I believe well and truly deserves criticism.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, a recent paper by Harvard professor David Deming showed that labor markets have been rewarding individuals with strong social skills , that is, with interpersonal skills that facilitate interactions and communications with others.

Building an alliance

Harold Jarche

Tweet A study of international alliances found that two-thirds of the alliances between equally matched partners were successful but where there was a significant imbalance of power almost 60% of alliances failed. Our interlaced networks are dominated by innovators and early adopters.

I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

I’m a digital packrat; I collect academic studies, documents, quotes, words, sites, books, articles and emails. Being an early adopter of Evernote (since late 2008) I found it quite easy (and preferable) to write the book entirely in Evernote. Take that Microsoft Word.

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Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Examples include the use of tools like Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1810s, for example, the so-called Luddites smashed the new machines that were threatening their textile jobs. The costs of developing and deploying these solutions will affect the business case for adoption.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

The scientifically studied odds are nine-to-one that even if confronted with life-or-death decisions, people simply can’t change their behaviour. Deutschman cites examples from medicine. People fail to adopt healthy lifestyles even in the face of certain curtailment of life.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, according to a March, 2013 McKinsey study on The Evolution of the Networked Enterprise , more than 80 percent of the companies surveyed use social technologies, but only 10 percent are deriving the expected business value from being truly networked.

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The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

He does a good job of responding to some of the specific factual issues in his case studies highlighted by Jill Lepore and emphasizes that he continues to evolve his theory of disruptive innovation based on new research. The systemic rise of disruption First, while Jill Lepore might have issues with Clay’s specific theory and some of his case studies, she seems unwilling to acknowledge one basic fact of life: disruption is occurring with increasing frequency in the business world.

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Seeking Strategic Advantage? Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks

John Hagel

There’s no question about it – traditional sources of competitive advantage are eroding as revealed by our own analysis of long-term return on asset trends in the US economy and the well-known study of the rapidly shrinking lifetime of the successful companies that make it onto the prestigious S&P 500 list. For example, with contract manufacturing, a new entrant can leverage a promising new product by relying on the scale manufacturing capabilities of others.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past January, the World Bank issued the Digital Dividends report, a comprehensive study of the state of digital developments around the world. A few years ago, the US National Intelligence Council conducted a study to identify the key global trends in the 2030 timeframe.

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My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

A Look Inside The Modern Workplace , Karsten Strauss reviews the PwC study which showed how employees in the modern workplace are feeling, what motivates them, what they feel is important and how they see their futures.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. This is while we have witnessed and experienced the rampant adoption of social networking tools behind the firewall.

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

These are all examples of instrumentation , which we can very loosely define as ‘adding sensors so that more aspects of a process can be measured as it’s being executed.’ An interesting article by James R.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation

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The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report, - based on a research study by the Fletcher School in collaboration with MasterCard * , - explores the economic transformations taking place around the world as countries continue their evolution toward the 21st century digital age. This is the study’s overriding conclusion.

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

Beth Kanter

The specific technologies highlighted in the reports are place along a continuum of near-term, mid-term, and far-term field adoption: One year or less to adoption: Cloud Computing (K-12), Mobile Learning (K-12), MOOC (Higher Ed), Tablet Computing (Higher Ed).

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

Mark Oehlert

" Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

She went on in our interview to assert, “we do know from studies, however, that senior managers don’t really believe formal training brings significant rewards, so many retain their training departments because they are expected to do so.”.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

If I step back from all of the employee engagement studies and surveys that I’ve seen, the concept broadly focuses on three elements: Do the employees like the work they do? One widely quoted study showed a 21% increase in productivity if employees are engaged in their work. This isn’t an accident, but the deliberate product of the scalable efficiency model that all of our institutions have adopted.

NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. Curated by NTEN, the community will work in a networked way to help identify the best existing resources, people, and case studies that will give nonprofit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to be the media.

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.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They''ve been studied. One such study (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014) lists the following five reasons why institutions are building MOOCs. A ridiculous set of studies recently, the references are all there, argue that the benefits of college still outweigh the cost.