Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Eventually, it’s all about how you come as close as you possibly can to discover and find out plenty more how people really work, how do they do their daily tasks, what they struggle with, what they learn, what gets them stuck, what they do in a heartbeat without too much thinking, what they still consider potentially pernicious pain points to their own productivity and may be what makes it tick for them.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Education on social tools is more aligned towards showing and demonstrating a change of habits ; basically, shifting gears into new ways of getting the job done; figuring out new methods of becoming, even more, productive carrying out daily tasks and activities by injecting various 2.0 And the list goes on and on and on … Effective Social Software education is all about adopting successfully new models of conducting work, where openness, clarity, transparency, publicy , trust, etc.

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A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage. The hurdle was overcome well before we went live to the organization, but the lesson for others is to ensure you sort through the relationship of Jam to BizX if you are launching other SuccessFactors modules at the same time. Learning Module Integration.

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Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. With a library of granular learning assets at your fingertips, you can create content assembly applications that let your users assemble their own learning products by searching, selecting, and sequencing content into new eLearning courses, ePubs, Common Cartridges, QTI assessments, and more.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

So traditional attempts to ‘isolate’ the impact of learning becomes very difficult and we need to adopt more holistic types of analysis to determine what works and what doesn’t. New Opportunities On the positive side, the ‘extracting learning’ approach opens up a new area of opportunity for L&D – beyond the module, course and programme and into the daily workflow as a mechanism for effective development, increased performance and greater productivity.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What you will see today are four key products we have been working on this year. Marcelo Fabian Maina (in place of Lourdes Gardia) UOC - creation of an online course that serves as an entry point for early adopters or non-expert users of eportfolios. Each module has six sections: objectives, questions, investigate, activities, etc. The course isn''t available yet - we have the structure and write-throughs as the modules, but what we hope to get from you is input from you.

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The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

Xyleme

The “manufacturing” of software requires people to create, test and ship products in a systematic approach, as you would with physical goods like automobiles. In the case of software, or let’s say “digital products” in general, the “production systems” have undergone vast technological change, in the same way as traditional manufacturing techniques. And then came along came object-oriented programming and all of a sudden the “production system” changed.

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Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

So, the question arises as to what barriers need to be overcome if L&D departments are to optimise their operations, increase the value they add to workforce performance and productivity, and remain relevant? This sounds simple enough, but requires many L&D professionals to adopt a new mindset and new approaches to the way they do their jobs. One is in the focus on process over product. Neither are approaches other than content production and delivery.

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Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

These three operating processes are: customer relationship management, product innovation and commercialization and infrastructure operations. Product innovation and commercialization.   Similar to customer relationship management, the metric that drives this core operating process is simple: product (or service) life-time value.   Across virtually all industries, product life cycle compression has become a fact of life. 

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Also, it’s built to so its modules and content can be reused. The earliest adopters are likely to be the millennials, and they’re not the ones who need the services generally. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov.

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Interwoven flows of activity, not a PERT chart

Dave Snowden

Now I've been involved in software development for many years, this will be the third application product I have taken to market from scratch, although the first time with my financial future at stake! This gives considerable flexibility when you are building new modules, or interacting with other applications or capabilities. The danger is that doing this right takes a long time and people don't see the final product until the end of the process.

Scaling the Edge: Cynefin™ as a journey

Dave Snowden

the mix of 360º feedback from peers and clients, narrative journaling and wiki-participation will all give us data that reflects many months of shared work and thinking that we can use to measure both theory and practice as a by product of network knowledge creation. In part that was to reflect a shift in the market from early adopters who love theory to a more mature need that wants method. For most of my life I’ve been working with various forms of symbiosis and synthesis.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] The nation's front door

David Weinberger

USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Also, it’s built to so its modules and content can be reused. The earliest adopters are likely to be the millennials, and they’re not the ones who need the services generally. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov.

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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. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. 2000 – Learning Objects Also: Portals, CoI I wrote my paper 'Learning Objects' in 2000 - it was the product of a presentation I did on IMS-LOM a few months earlier, building on a lot of the idea people like Dan Rehak had already developed.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

It's being adopted today in major corporations, but it's still early in the adoption cycle. Like most major innovations it needs to be accompanied by a slew of minor supporting innovations that make it practical, easy to use and effective: modulating the voice with speed, pitch and emphasis, adding silent delays, adding subtitles, pronouncing difficult words and coordinating voice with visuals. A better way is to use modulation tags to directly emphasize a word.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

What's important is the absolute $ spend, the breadth of product range on which its spent, and how much results in free-on-upgrade enhancements vs new products. A $10m software company can spend 20%, 50% on R&D but its not going to move its product forward as fast as a company 10, 100 times as big. However, as you point out, it is important to consider how a software company's R&D spend is "spread across more products and more verticals."

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Mention innovation and most executives immediately focus on product innovation. Product and process innovation tend to be event driven – someone comes up with a great new idea, applies it and reaps the rewards. We all know that product life cycles are steadily compressing and markets are fragmenting into a long tail of endless niches. Open innovation focuses narrowly on accessing third party resources to support product innovation initiatives.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). A handful of universities have adopted some aspects of web 2.0 What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1. why NUS thinks is an ideal model 2. how you in your role can build these partnerships 3.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership? We voted on what thought might be the most productive to prototype and test related to “letting go and allowing for emergence.”

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." The only people who really need predictive analytics are advertisers (their task will be to advise companies to create products people want, rather than to influence people to want the products they create).

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Delicious

Steven Berlin Johnson

Imagine if Google sold its GMail product to another firm. I understand that this facet of application adoption is not that to which Interface Culture highlights in its identification of "avant-garde" data viewers. Custom views include any of several Firefox plugins, and portlet-like Delicious webpage modules.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have deep interest in that story and that understanding, as it is one I rarely see inside enterprise, but I see with in the makers of the social tool products. Global NGOs often do not have the support team to help with implementation and roll out, leaders rarely use the software themselves, setting poor examples and middle managers have little incentive for creating the culture change to adopt the tool. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. The same vendors thatsold these tools - companies like Microsoft and Adobe - sold web production andviewing tools. LMSs were firmly entrenched in the world of content production, and toa lesser extent the world of networked communication. We saw the emergence of Blackboard and WebCT, and on thecommercial side products like Saba and Docent.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have deep interest in that story and that understanding, as it is one I rarely see inside enterprise, but I see with in the makers of the social tool products. Global NGOs often do not have the support team to help with implementation and roll out, leaders rarely use the software themselves, setting poor examples and middle managers have little incentive for creating the culture change to adopt the tool. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

Data Driven

Tony Karrer

For example, one question asks whether "Associates were able to help me locate products." For example, there were four initial interventions defined that would help a store manager improve the store's scores on "knowledge of product location." The other intervention used a series of scavenger hunts designed to teach associates product location in a fun way. or "Were they knowledgeable of product location in the store?"

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Privacy, Security and Trust: Challenges for the Intangible Economy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cryptographic Module Validation Program ( CMVP ) - they test our people in a random question and answer type session. Ontario, for example, is adopting a system. Products with smart card sensors in them. These labs exist because products are coming from various countries to service the U.S. Some countries are providing incentives to build and develop evaluative products. Summary of a talk by Jim Robbins, EWA Canada , at the IFIPTMA Conference in Moncton.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Probably the most notable of the specialized computers, the iPod, has become one of the most popular consumer products of all time. Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009. Dignan, 2008) Microsoft needs to virtualize Windows, to create versions tailored to different devices, simplifying the operating system providing a similar user experience across a wide range of products.

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Bev Trayner on 24 Nov 2008 at 6:36 am Nancy, when I did a Master’s degree in Development Studies – over 20 years ago, there was a compulsory module on women (“girls&# ) where we saw that research has been showing all this for a long time. In India there are people who desert girl babies…but there are also couples who fondly opt to adopt girls. Very often education is being overemphasized and is becoming counter productive.

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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. Predictive analytics Numerous products and studies are based on the idea that “analytics tools can identify factors statistically correlated with students at risk of failing or dropping out.” The idea in this case was to find tax policy that maximized productivity and income equality in a model economy.