Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

To the Harvard community and beyond, LibraryCloud provides open APIs to access tons of metadata gathered by Harvard Library. With the help of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab , which I co-directed until a few months ago, we invited in local libraries and had a great conversation about what could be done if there were an open API to metadata from multiple libraries. It’s open source code [ documentation ].

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help. Building a brand through ubiquity and positioning vis-à-vis the open-source community. Adopting transparent development processes. Related: Open software at The Hillside Club.

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Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free innovation is a tightly constrained subset of commons-based peer production , - also known as open, collaborative innovation. Working together, they developed an open source solution that made it possible to upload the data to the Internet.

Trespassers W

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I raised the question of boundary conditions that will arise with our shift to an open-source, wiki-driven approach to methods and also concepts. Those are the most coherent and the least risky approaches we can adopt.

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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. I blogged earlier about distributed creation and production in such diverse domains as music (remix), extreme sports and even illegal drugs, not to mention open source software and electronics devices.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. " The Top 10 Free Educational Video Games (John Rice) Game programming tools (Tony Forster ) 21 days of Wiki Adoption (Stewart Mader) Wikis at Work: Benefits and Practices by Jeanne C. which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

A trialectic method

Dave Snowden

I’ve seen these all too many times over the year and the Agile community is the latest to adopt what I call the Billy Graham approach to change. The scatter maps on the triads from different sources then give you a very different mapping of the conflict.

The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title. Open innovation is the antithesis of the vertically integrated, closed innovation approach followed by industrial R&D labs through much of the 20th century. Open services innovation.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Points and counterpoints

Harold Jarche

A Perfect Storm: Now is the Time for Multibillion Dollar Open Source Companies – via @benwerd. Open source is cutting-edge. Open source is enterprise class. Open source startups now control their destiny. Adoption has reached critical mass. @AndrewJacobsLD – “Phrase of the day: Klout is nothing more than a data selfie.”

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. A larger number of followers are waiting to learn from the early adopters’ experiences, while the laggards are not yet sure what the technology is about or if it applies to them. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Very few faculty have adopted the idea of teaching and learning - they’re rewarded for their research. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge. But it’s not open source at the moment. Question: security for open source tools. Response: open source more secure than non-open source.

From learning to working technologies

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here is a graphic of Moore’s technology adoption curve. Some are considering open source (OS) as an option to their costly systems. The Innovators & Early Adopters have shifted to a work focus. More on Jane’s blog : Where are you on the LMS adoption curve? Inspired by Jane Hart , this is my view of the current state of the learning technologies industry: The Late Majority and Laggards are focused on meeting their compliance needs.

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

Mark Oehlert

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Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thomas Friedman ’s The World is Flat became an international best-seller in 2005 by nicely explaining what this new golden age of globalization was all about, including the key forces that contributed to flattening the world, - from the explosive growth of the Internet, open source software and related technologies; to the rise of outsourcing, offshoring and global supply chains.

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nursing care performance analysis case study

Harold Jarche

During 2003 to 2004, we worked with a Montreal area hospital to implement online learning for nurses as they adopted the new McGill nursing care methodology, as well as the creation of virtual communities of practice for social workers.

5 ways tech startups can disrupt education

George Siemens

Once an organization has settled into a revenue stream that provides some security, it’s almost impossible for that organization to adopt approaches that harm or cannibalize that revenue stream (Blockbuster and video rentals, Microsoft and Office). Suggestions: it should be free(mium), grassroots, 21st century learning & teaching, use open content, be open source. Or, if learners prefer greater autonomy, more flexible paths can be adopted.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Both studies strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across its product lines, that IBM should work closely with the open Linux community as a partner in its development, and that we should establish an organization to coordinate Linux activities across the company. days, the community concept behind open source was mystifying to many. They were baffled as to why people would work on open source projects while not getting paid for their efforts.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

However, open source initiatives like Moodle offer reasonable alternatives. Very little consideration was given to the strategic adoption of technology. Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. The open source market for synchronous tools is not well developed.

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. A larger number of followers are waiting to learn from the early adopters’ experiences, while the laggards are not yet sure what the technology is about or if it applies to them. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Standards and open source software are necessary to help cloud computing achieve the kind of market success enjoyed by the Web, e-mail and other widely used Internet-based services. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

Four Conclusions on OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who are we trying to convince to adopt OER? There are two possible answers: - faculty - faculty, and other people Wiley says, "When I use the words “adopt OER,” I mean a faculty member choosing to replace whatever appeared in the Required Materials section of their syllabus last term with OER this term." Wiley is free to focus exclusively on adoption by faculty. He should perhaps allow the wider community to define what it means to say "adopt OER".

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. Some companies will choose to become service providers themselves, by selling their business services, - which they previously used only internally, - to the general market, thus developing new revenue sources.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences. The open standards and open source software of the Internet made it much easier to interconnect their disparate systems, - regardless of vendor, architecture or operating systems, - including their PCs, client-server systems and enterprise mainframes.

[eim][semtechbiz] Enterprise Linked Data

David Weinberger

David Wood of 3RoundStones.com is talking about Callimachus , an open source project that is also available through his company. So, they decided to grab data from the linked open data data cloud and assemble the pages automatically. Then two negative examples: David says that Microsoft adopted RDF in the late 90s. NOTE : Liveblogging. All bets on accuracy are off.]. We’re moving from PCs to mobile, he says. This is rapidly changing the Internet.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. The natural tendency to rush to adopt new technologies should be resisted until a true understanding is reached as to their short and long term effects. They must know when to stop and ‘ask for directions’ - and always be open for feedback.”.

An opportunity for the AP

Doc Searls

You can read about it in “ Associated Press to build news registry to protect content “, a press release that manages to half-conceal some constructive open source possibilities within a pile of prose that seems mostly to be about locking down content and tracking down violators of AP usage policies. And adopt. It helps to recognize that the Associated Press is exactly what its name denotes: an association of presses. Specifically, newspapers.

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

A twisty path to Chrome in the enterprise

David Weinberger

Despite the title of Andrew Conry-Murray’s article in InformationWeek — “Why Business IT Shouldn’t Shrug Off Chrome OS&# — it’s on balance quite negative about the prospects for enterprises adopting Google’s upcoming operating system. A couple of days I heard a speech by Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra at the Open Government Innovations conference (#ogi to your Twitter buffs).

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. Some companies will choose to become service providers themselves, by selling their business services, - which they previously used only internally, - to the general market, thus developing new revenue sources.

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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[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. E.g., open source software. E.g., Open Science tends to publish when near done, while Open Source tends to be more iterative.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Geoffrey Moore’s analogy of “ crossing the chasm ” is that any new technology is quickly adopted by innovators and early adopters, but there is a chasm to cross in order to get the more pragmatic majority to adopt the new technology. My consulting work is mostly bridging the chasm: I am an early adopter myself, and use this experience to work with the early pragmatic majority. Open Source. …

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Looks like the new job may have triggered a new, fresh interest in Social / Open Business for fellow colleagues, specially, when they are no longer pondering about the Why or the What but diving right into the How. And that is a good thing, that’s one of the many reasons why I got hired into this position in the first place: help Social / Open become the new fabric of how fellow knowledge workers get work done by becoming part of their collaboration DNA.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We are now witnessing the rise of the internet of value,” wrote the authors in the report’s Executive Summary. “Like the first generation of the internet, this second generation promises to disrupt business models and transform industries… pulling us into a new era of openness, decentralization and global inclusion.”. At the same time, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

friday’s neutral finds

Harold Jarche

“It’s time to clearly and directly call for Canada’s big telecoms to be split apart so that our telecom networks can be open to a range of independent providers and community-based solutions, operating in a decentralized market. and others have adopted this “structural separation” approach to telecom markets, where the old telecom operates parts of the network the network but a range of providers service users.

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit

Harold Jarche

The collaborative, networked enterprise saw its birth in open source software projects. You see, on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit … and that’s a major barrier to adoption. Tweet What is so different about working online? Why do social media scare the sh*t out of many organizational decision-makers? As I wrote last year, working online is different : But it’s not about the technology. The real issue is getting people used to working at a distance.

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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.