Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses.

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Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On March 11 I participated in a workshop in Washington, - Design Unbound , - organized by The Highlands Forum. The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some are starting to turn to design to help us deal with the increasingly complex problems all around us.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. It may be argued that the relation between ethics and law is such that in a treatment of the ethics of learning analytics we ought also to be concerned with the law in relation to learning analytics.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Each community “ready to go with a click&# but siloed in the very design of the software. Tool is a piece of code designed to do a particular thing. It is my understanding from my daughter’s ITS officer that SP is the ITS’s dream, especially if security is a factor. The inherent linearity and security of SP may have specific value in the context you noted.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

Flows, Fragility and Friction

John Hagel

I wrote a review of Bejan's seminal book on this topic - Design in Nature - that can be accessed here. Stories of significant security breaches multiply as we become more connected. For example, in the case of trading markets, it might take the form of buffers that require some reflection or more analytics before acting upon information. I’ve long been a fan of flows but, in the spirit of paradox, I’ve also been a fan of friction.

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The evolution from traditional to digital supply chains is driven by five key game changers: Real Time Big Data and Analytics. T hese data and tools will enable companies to make better decisions across the overall supply chain, including product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales. So are drones, which are already being deployed in infrastructure maintenance, security, assets monitoring and other tasks across a number of industries.

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others include biometrics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics. Similar to any technological innovation, blockchain comes with a set of risks that must be considered,… These include errors in the design, malicious autonomous behaviour as a consequence of human decisions, and potential gaps in security across all inputs and outputs.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, the most important part of the announcement is LinuxONE’s support of the advanced encryption features that have been built into the latest mainframes models, enabling them to support up to 8,000 highly secure Linux systems in one machine. . The single largest contribution of mainframe code to the open source community, including advanced predictive analytics that constantly monitor for unusual system behavior to help prevent serious system problems.

Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

Beth Kanter

Analytical Style people control their emotions but tend to ask questions rather than give orders. Relationships, feelings and personal security are important to Amiable Style people. My inspiration for the instructional design was learning that there was a game show in the 1980s called “ The Body Language Game.”

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records. Data strategy : What data must the company capture, secure, and analyze to maximize the value of its offering?; .

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey identified four specific technology advances that are set to dominate business growth over the next five years: ubiquitous, high speed mobile Internet; widespread adoption of big data analytics; artificial intelligence; and cloud computing. The growing demand for expertise in rapidly advancing technical fields like data science, AI, robotics, technology design and programming will require continuous training.

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[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

Used standard analytics techniques to find that white people are 4x more likely to get pardons, that campaign contributors are also more likely. For the most part what’s happening is that these security institutions genuinely believe most of the time that what they’re doing is protecting us from big threats that we don’t understand. That’s why you should be extremely cautious when you hear an appeal to security. Those are the real security threats.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Increasing “Jointness&# and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence John 0 comments National Security , Social Media Oct 06 When the Secretary of Defense asks you to do something, you need to heed the call, whether you are in government or not. This move was a surprise to many: the stodgy and security conscious IC was moving ahead of many private sector companies with its use of Web 2.0

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. 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.

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. And the core design of the LMS is based on an old model. Feldstein’s law: over time any ed tech application adds features and looks like a poorly designed LMS. Also, when LMSs were initially designed, they were the only app out there with any kind of scale. Comment: some IT people focus on security and privacy.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The evolution from traditional to digital supply chains is driven by five key game changers: Real Time Big Data and Analytics. T hese data and tools will enable companies to make better decisions across the overall supply chain, including product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales. So are drones, which are already being deployed in infrastructure maintenance, security, assets monitoring and other tasks across a number of industries.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Precision Farming Increases Crop Yields - “Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste”. Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

Mainframes and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM is now extending the benefits of its mainframe management architecture, including high efficiency, scalability, security and reliability, to other platforms in the data center, starting with Intel-based Linux systems and Power -based Unix systems. Mainframes were designed to support the most critical applications of a business, including banking, inventory management and airline reservations. Mainframes have been designed and optimized for such complex, data intensive workloads.

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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The] big data of this revolution is far more powerful than the analytics that were used in the past,” wrote Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee in a recent Harvard Business Review article: Big Data: The Management Revolution. “We In 2012, he published a paper with his students, An Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer , which he dedicated to the memory of his father. . “We On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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The Science of Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It aims to be prescriptive in nature, applying its findings to help us design better performing systems and organizations, as is the case with other engineering and management disciplines. Just about all the critical infrastructures and institutions of society come together in a metropolitan area, including transportation, energy, healthcare, commerce, finance, education, security, entertainment, food, water and on and on and on.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Social learning is bi-directional and user-generated content and feedback can be a valuable asset for instructional designers to develop more compelling and timely learning, whether that learning is published to a formal course, a non-formal podcast, or an informal blog. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We seem to be heading toward a kind of digital perfect storm , where four major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, social networks and big data and analytics. Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security.

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New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The relation between OER and wider social-economic-political issues - not just inclusivity and access (mentioned above) but the role of OERs in promoting individual security, identity, voice, opportunity - is it an educational resource if it doesn’t advance the learner? Open platforms, analytics, algorithms and adaptive tools to support open learning content. I’m especially thinking here of learning analytics.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Precision Farming Increases Crop Yields - “Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste”. Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a company-wide initiative should include: access to all information about employees, partners and customers; the ability to scale pilots across the broad workforce, ecosystem and customer base; adherence to government and industry regulations; careful management of security to avoid serious breaches; and a focus on reducing the costs and complexities that result from duplication of systems and information.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. Also aka 'design research', where proving something works is all that it takes) - what's wanted? The systematic review of Lundin et al (2018), for example, found that ‘studies on flipped classrooms are dominated by studies in the higher education sector’ (besides lacking anchors in learning theory or instructional design).

Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value

Trends in the Living Networks

That data is being collected to drive productivity; to design new ways to enhance collaboration and create value inside organisations.”. However we can increasingly use analytics to structure data, for example in mining video for not just words said, but emotion and more. On Tuesday I gave the opening keynote on The Future of Information Infrastructure at the Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposium.

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World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are the challenges faced by learning designers. They’re pushing assessment on us, both tests, also learning analytics are pushing us this way. Some to do with analytics, but we’re also seeing unbundling going on. There’s lots more use of analytics to help students progress and the use of AI for student support services. Most institutions are seeking out and trying to secure new markets.

IT in the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Information Over Process: Competitive advantage from information technology shifts toward customer experience, data analytics, and knowledge worker enablement; consequently, information management skills will rise in importance relative to business process design. These IT-based services will be primarily designed by the business units responsible for bringing them to market, as well as to figure out the appropriate models to make them part of a successful business.

Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think learning analytics, as currently conceived, are overrated. There may be some predictive value to these, but I think analytics needs to look at wider and more varied data, and especially, data outside the LMS. The future is in network-wide analytics, using non-structured data, to support dashboard functions for learners themselves. Accordingly: - I would begin to design and deploy an open public education infrastructure. Hiya Peter, Answers to questions follow.

[aif] Government as platform

David Weinberger

They won the Design of the Year award in 2013. They put measurements and analytics at the heart of what they do. Q: The social security site worked well, except when I tried to change my address. I’m at a Government as Platform session at Aspen Ideas Festival. Tim O’Reilly is moderating it with Jen Pahlka ( Code for America and US Deputy Chief Technology Officer ) and Mike Bracken who heads the UK Government Digital Service.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. What I want to examine in this talk, is not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course. Because the problem isn''t the way we design our courses.

The Robot Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On the other hand, if our doctors were as hesitant to employ technology as our teachers sometimes are, our lives would be measurably shorter and inestimably less comfortable and less secure. But here's where the challenge arises for the education and university system: it was designed to support income inequality and designed to favour the wealthy. And it is very effective, at least, from the perspective of securing positions of power, privilege and wealth.

Replacing Email?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Additionally, with the proliferation of mobile content that actually does something on your device, security will have to be dramatically improved (indeed, security is the paramount reason why Apple has employed the walled garden - it keeps the incidence of spam, virii and phishing way down, unlike (say) contemporary email. People creating email, web and RSS products are already well into the design of corresponding apps.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. Where analytics will be really useful in learning is in the as-yet largely unremarked environment of personal knowledge networks and feedback mechanisms.

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While such an environment is full of business opportunities, it will also give rise to serious, unpredictable crises, - e.g., infrastructure failures, security breaches, global supply chain disruptions, - that have to be addressed, often in real time. and social networks; to smartphones and cloud-based services; and to big data and information analytics. Much has been written about the future role of the Chief Information Officer in the last few years.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. It''s the basis for instructional design. You start with what you want them to learn, design an experience, cause them to learn it, build in some checks, and see that this has all happened in the end. The worlds of privacy and the worlds of analytics interact.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframes were designed to support the most critical business applications, including banking, inventory management and airline reservations. Mainframe customers like them because they are a highly cost effective platform for large, critical transaction workloads that require the highest degrees of performance, reliability and security.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

John Kelly, Morningside Analytics Cores, Bridges and Global Structure The relation of perrs in peer media has structure and form, related to what they're iterested in. This raises a question about corporate security - people do the secure and private stuff by themselves, and can do the less secure stuff at the Starbucks). Why is doing design work in a Starbucks important? Well, I'm designing for them, right?" David P.