Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

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

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Because the product is more expensive. " Business or Pleasure? -

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leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. Reinforce the power of scientific collaboration and the open-sourcing of global threats. Encourage self-sufficiency especially around food, energy, and products.

Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#. The ability to stand on the shoulders of giants by mixing and matching existing data pulls to generate entirely new combinations of data and analysis. It’s free to use and open source.

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News. They need to think like a digital product company, as that’s the competition.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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The aging workforce (part 3)

Dave Snowden

We need to radically rethink Business Studies and MBAs which are currently focused on stuffing people with cases and analysis tools to no great effect. All bar the final one are open source material.

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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market. By investing in new products or processes, the company can sell them to their already large customer base and reap greater rewards faster.

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The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche is the best known commercial application of this, with its product recommendations. Then Flinn takes these ideas and compares them against the three business archetypes: Product Innovator, Relationship Owner & Supply Network Architect.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?) MERLOT was started in 1997 and opened up in 2000.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 marketing vs. customer support vs. product development)?

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David Weinberger - Untitled Article

David Weinberger

So, Echo Nest is working on open content API’s. If the artist is comfortable with more open models, Echo Nest makes the content available to developers. Q: The CEO of Pandora says that Pandora’s survived because humans do the music analysis. There are also problems with purely machine analysis: it can be hard to tell low-fi punk vs. country, Christian rock vs. heavy metal. Q: Is your adio analysis violating copyright?


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Online: I'm generally happy to give talks online, especially if the conferences are free or inexpensive and open, and especially if they're organized by students or non-profit groups. Data analysis of that sort isn't engaging to me (and we have people on staff who do it far better than I do). It gets better and better over the years and I'm always trying to share it (it was approved as open source a number of years ago). That said, I'm generally open to using the rest.

From Research Monographs to Story-Telling: New Forms of Communication in the Big Shift

John Hagel

We are moving from a world of deep analysis communicating explicit knowledge to a world of rich, personal narratives communicating tacit knowledge.   As early as possible in school, children were brought into the world of abstract concepts and scientific analysis.   It could be some new technology frontier like cloud computing or a new set of practices like open source courseware.  The Big Shift cascades through all dimensions of our life. 

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Several prominent researchers and organizations are now exploring next-generation online and hybrid learning models based social networked technologies: Goodyear (2011); SocialLearn (The Open University) 2011; and OpenClass (Pearson, n.d.). MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011).

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, in an increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, global, - and unpredictable world, this is clearly no longer enough. Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Network analysis of mass collaboration in wikipedia and wikiversity Iassel Halatchliyski We''re looking at long-term self-organizing processed based on stygmatic methods of coordinaation, where these knowledge artifacts have a network structure. The approach is to use network analysis technics, metrics and algorithms, and apply them to networks of knowledge artifacts. It was a crosss-sectional analysis of hyperlinked articles in Wikipedia.

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. While there are many wonderful things about crowd-sourcing, he says, “I’m in favor of expertise. Facts and opinions on the Web are cheap…but expertise, expert perspective and sound analysis are costly.&# 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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Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? Jive When I visited Jives products page and their solutions page, all I got in Firefox was a blank page. a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

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Can New York Remain the World's Media Capital?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over a relatively short period of time, technological progress has altered everything from the media for information delivery to the revenue sources for the news, media and public relations business. At the top of the list are the rapidly advancing technologies of open-source software and cloud computing. Over the past two years, SUNY’s Levin Institute hosted a series of panel discussions to explore the state of innovation in New York City.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? But we need frames of reference on MOOCs: many of them are looked at by econonomic (scale, productivity, cost) and technology perspectives. So - what are the open issues. - So the most productive activity took place at the middle level. This created productive heterogeneity.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The pendulum had swung far in the opposite direction when we had flower children, itinerant hippies, anti-war protests, and, more recently, the Open Source movement and the proliferation of blogs. It was the product of a scenario analysis that looked ahead all the way to 2004!

[berkman] Mapping the global commons

David Weinberger

He’s excluding open source software from his discussion of the Commons). He says the digital commons consists of shared resources, users, open licenses, and remixes. He and his colleagues are building a live-data wiki platform to track the global development of open licensing (CC only for now): [link]. (It’s 60% of uploaded items don’t get remixed, but remixing accounts for more than half of the total production volume.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

We’re excited about it because it represents an opening salvo in a new wave of research we’re pursuing into methods for organizing innovation activity beyond existing institutional boundaries. First, we tackle the popular topic of open innovation. Thanks for he open sharing.

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Dave Snowden

He plans to do this with network analysis. Hence value functions (utility, production etc) and fitness functions (and thus fixed fitness landscapes ) are incorrect representations. ABB wanted to open it up in a profitable way. Sees open source as an eco system.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. We check each of the sources by person - and are able to place these into context. This analysis tells us about what is attracting the interest of he long tail. You can also see the footprints of various media sources (eg. He has a pre-production space (in a bookstore Starbucks, where he can reserach). David P.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

Knowledge Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" STEP convened the conference because "US investment in intangibles, according to a 2006 Federal Reserve Board staff analysis, exceeds all investment in tangible property and, if properly accounted for, would raise productivity growth significantly. The essence of the Industrial Revolution was the application of technology, tools and process innovations to increase productivity and quality radically in the production of physical assets.

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ontology-centric Knowledge Discovery in a Contact Centre for Technica Product Support Brad Shoebottom, Innovatia This paper outlines a technical support product that helps people find answers to questions for customers. Performance metrics: productive vs non-productive time, first call resolution, case closed timeframe, filtration rate, and revenue model. The Semantic Assistant framework can be downloaded from Concordia - it's open source.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? Nonetheless, MOOCs and open online learning generally are shifting the definition of education away from its historical roots to a skills based, instrumentally defined enterprise ??

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

3) Social Network Analysis of the #GPF13 tag during the discussion created by Marc Smith. Philanthropy needs to understand how to make best use of open data sets and increasingly disintermediated data that is hard to find.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers. Don't ask me what companies are developing what products, how industry stocks are performing, or where all the 'smart money' is going. Nobody will be fooled well, except maybe purchasers of fad educational products.

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Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth Kanter

We develop free and open source software to help groups capture the stories of human rights abuse, and store and back them up securely in another country. Most tech companies think this is the most counter-productive job and innovation killing bill they’ve seen in years.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind Leading with an LMS - Harmful to Your Health (or Skipping Stages. Personal Learning Informal Learning Collaborative Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Corporate Training Instructional Design Authoring Tools Rapid eLearning Tools eLearning Software eLearning Solutions Blended eLearning eLearning Tools Open Source eLearning eLearning ROI and Metrics

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

Its also worth noting that the evidence for the success of scenario planning is largely anecdotal, and the anecdotes are from restricted sources in the main Shell. I have seen excellent cases where a scenario planning session can open people up to new possibilities, sensing that a different future is possible from the current imaginings of fear that can haunt people in difficult circumstances. The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future.

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[berkman] The Law Lab

David Weinberger

The Law Lab is a rich environment, open for collaboration, that does research, explores ideas. It will create open technology “for governance and mechanism design — private production of norms, rules, common law and statutes.&#. The Law Lab is building an “open governance platform.&# Metadata analysis (&# transparency, tracking, behavioral anaysis&# ). Also, the Law Lab has been involved in the Open Trust Framework.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

It is close to social network analysis but is more closely tied to graph theory - hence its language of nodes and vertices. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

Tag Cloud | Main | A Must Watch: Openness, Localization, and the Future of Learning Objects by David A Wiley » July 17, 2008 Day 4 - Man.Im As long as its online, stores can have inventories of 1 product and overhead of near zero.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

I would reckon it of equal or greater worth than present value analysis, which I must have been taught a dozen times in the course of getting to a Ph.D.   A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”