The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1969, the US Department of Justice launched an antitrust suit against IBM based on its market dominance, which was eventually dropped in 1982 given the changing environment in the IT industry. Business analytics predates the big data era.

New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

This fall, together with colleagues, I’ll be offering an open course on edX: Data, Analytics, and Learning. From the description: In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields. That’s starting to change. The era of data and analytics in learning is just beginning.

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The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

Big data analytics was probably rightly at the top of the list in terms of potential, though it is probably only a minority of companies that will truly tap that potential. Automation will, in many industries, indeed substantially change the nature of work and the roles of employees.

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

George Siemens

Yesterday, partly to kick of the open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics , I delivered an online presentation as part of the EDUCAUSE ELI Webinar series. The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

If learning professionals and learning departments don’t adapt and change, Quinn argues, they will be revealed not simply as having no clothes, but as being so out of step that they will wither and die, or be removed from the value chain. So, what are these fundamental changes?

Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Does it protect climate change denialism, creationism, and other unscientific theses? Drafted in January and just released, the Johns Hopkins statement on academic freedom will no doubt be widely cited.I cite the full text below. This post is a version of the document designed to draw out and represent exactly what it says, and to examine the assumptions underlying the document.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

In the book, we avoid talking about specific tools because they change so fast and new ones appear almost daily. We talk about finding the right tool for the data collection job and tools come in three different categories: analytics tools, content analysis, and surveys.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the topics discussed was how companies generally deal with major technology and market changes, - like those that have been taking place all around us for the past few decades. Transformative change comes naturally to young companies, as it generally does to young people.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas.

Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

The gist of the internal response was, “Analytics!&# Analytics alone isn’t sufficient, so it’s best augmented with live intercepts of actual users engaging in real tasks. We’ve known about analytics, multi-variant and A/B testing, and the like for over a decade. Heck, 5 years ago, Adaptive Path began work on what became Measure Map, an analytics tool designed specifically for bloggers, our reaction to a marketplace full of bloated tools.

Big Data & Analytics in Recruiting

Kevin Wheeler

Big data and analytics are just beginning to be tapped for recruiting and learning, but their future growth will depend on HR practitioners understanding of what big data and analytics can do for them, their willingness to use the data to make decisions and change behavior, and agreement around privacy and ethical use of this […]. The post Big Data & Analytics in Recruiting appeared first on Over the Seas.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

Embrace the Data, Change the World

Beth Kanter

The audience consisted of data geeks, data scientists, and analytics professionals! @ kdpaine gets her hands on the book right before #emetrics keynote p/QTTfRJlZjl/. Beth Kanter (@kanter) October 3, 2012.

Flickr to Pro customers: no change

Doc Searls

There’s just ScoreCard Research Beacon and Yahoo Analytics. Flickr has updated its service. For me, this appears in the form of index page copy that begins, Dear Doc, as a Pro member continue to enjoy the benefits of unlimited space, an ad free experience and stats. For non-paying users, there is this, from the index page as it appears on a browser that doesn’t know I’m a Pro member: Smile. Everyone gets a free terabyte. Biggr. That’s right, a terabyte. Spectaculr.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

This increased ubiquity may result in some changes to the specific demographic bases of individual platforms, but even if people’s habits are changing, it appears that people are moving from one social platform to another, rather than deserting social media in its entirety.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To illustrate the incredibly fast pace of change, Friedman noted that in the short time-span since World is Flat was published, we were already transitioning from a connected to an increasingly hyperconnected world.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth Kanter

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 Call this “social change 2.0”. Our goal was to draw on the collective wisdom in the room to discuss emerging solutions and strategies to the shared challenges of this new approach to social change. Photo by Beth Kanter.

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

We also embrace a decentralized, networked approach, allowing Greenpeace and its allies and supporters to be nimble, agile and react quickly to a constantly changing landscape. Systems Change :: advising global organisation, campaign teams, and NROs on new ways of working. Data and Analytics: This section shares analysis and data from campaigns and how they applied it. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization


What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Gathering intelligence requires tracking and analytics - enter the Tin Can API, or xAPI.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business.

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Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages. Brand Page Changes. View more presentations from Mari Smith.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. Education today – at all levels – faces the challenge of tremendous change and unstettledness.

The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven

George Siemens

Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. The comment was in response to my previous post where I detailed my interest in understanding how learning analytics were progressing in Chinese education. Some change from the outside.

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What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men


Let''s look to Mad Men for some guidance: Fans of Mad Men often quote Don Draper''s most famous piece of advice to his protégé Peggy Olsen: "If you don''t like what they''re saying, change the conversation." Defensively, you change the conversation you don''t like. "Our data shows [.]

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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Educational Change is a Team Sport

Nancy White

Great stuff from Ellen Wagner that resonate with some of the conversations we’ve been having across the #change11 MOOC on Technology, Change and Education. Systemic change calls for many contributors. Transformation demands a clear understanding of what is to be changed, AND the will to see changed implemented. For real change – true transformation – we need all ID hands on deck.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The change pressures that exist now are not ones that the existing higher education model can ignore. The trends – competency-based learning, unbundling, startups & capital inflow, new pedagogical models, technology, etc – will change higher education dramatically. This is the alpha agent in change. As Title IV funding changes, so will US education. The scope of change is starting to settle somewhat in HE.

Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment: A Beautiful Business Book Cover.

Bob Sutton

Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bob Sutton.

7 (Video) Lessons for Managers of UX

Adaptive Path

UX managers need to understand the analytics data: "Understanding the data changed my career". The Adaptive Path iPad app has just been updated to include speaker videos from the 2012 MX Conference. Here's a few takeaways to help you start to dig in: 1.

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7 (Video) Lessons for Managers of UX

Adaptive Path

UX managers need to understand the analytics data: "Understanding the data changed my career". The Adaptive Path iPad app has just been updated to include speaker videos from the 2012 MX Conference. Here's a few takeaways to help you start to dig in: 1.

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Lots of free learnin’ going on

George Siemens

Ongoing from 2011: Change MOOC. Learning Analytics Open Course ( sign up here ) – Starts January 23. 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for open online learning experiences (Sanford is actively promoting open courses , David Wiley is running an openness in education course , Alec Couros will likely be doing his EC&I831 again, etc.). I’m involved in several open online learning projects this year: 1.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

Innovation is of course a particularly pointed issue today, with the increasing pace of external and industry change driving the necessity of effective, applied creativity. It also discusses social network analytics in mapping collaboration.

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth Kanter

Measurement tools or perhaps more accurately, social analytics tools collect that data. If you are measuring sentiment, then you’ll need a content analysis tool. If you are measuring attitudes, perceptions, or behavior change, you’ll need to use survey research tools.

Big Data at Google

Jay Cross

To see Big Data at work, look to Google, where number-crunching on a massive scale has changed hiring and management practices. Measurements and analytics rule at Google. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. Google’s conclusions have a bearing on where CLOs should be focusing their efforts.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Police agencies hope to do more with less by outsourcing their evaluations of crime data to analytics and technology companies that produce predictive policing systems. But, “sophisticated predictive systems will not deliver police reform without regulatory and institutional changes.

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After analyzing the survey data, - including the use of Watson Analytics to extract inferences from open-ended responses, - IBM published its findings in Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the Global C-suite Study.

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.