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

Xyleme

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. Products Post Type: Blog post.

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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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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I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

He founded an online search engine marketing agency called Neverblue Media. Sales immediately increased by 30% of the raised bed garden products. They had no idea how much product was in their supply chain or how much was in customer locations, etc. They created a dream product.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their overall conclusion is that “a low-cost, private-by-design democracy of devices will emerge that will enable new digital economies and create new value, while offering consumers and enterprises fundamentally better products and user experiences.” .

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data centers have now become the production plants of cloud-based services , a transformation that’s been pioneered by born-to-the-cloud companies like Amazon, Google, and Salesforce. These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. I view content to be as much a by-product of the learning process as a pre-requisite. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated.

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What the ad biz needs is to exorcize direct marketing

Doc Searls

While advertising was about raising general awareness of a company, product or service, direct marketing was about selling you stuff. It seemed innocent enough when it was just text ads off to the side of Google search results, or on the margins of blogs and other Web pubs. Those files then follow users everywhere to collect data for analytic mills, so the body-snatched ad business can then deliver “a better advertising experience,” as if anybody wants any of it at all.

A simple market-based solution to Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Doc Searls

Worse, you’re the product being sold to the actual customers, which are advertisers. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. And I’d like to see Apple approve that product for sale, pronto. And Google could use some practice at doing real customer service with human beings who serve as more than a source of data for the company’s back-end analytic mills. Charge for them.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thus was microbiology born, leading to major discoveries in biology, medicine, public health and food production in subsequent decades and centuries. We believe that our approach to apply analytics to the design of clinical trials has the potential to signi?cantly

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. · ROI and Analytics · Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. · OUseful Info: Course Analytics - Prequel · Course Analytics, Part 1 - Visitor Behaviour · Course Analytics, Part 2 - When Are Our Students Online?

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years. Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s not just an application with data; it’s a data product. Data science enables the creation of data products. Whether that data is search terms, voice samples, or product reviews, the users are in a feedback loop in which they contribute to the products they use.

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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.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context - John Hagel , May 23, 2011. How much more productive are teleworkers? - Nine Shift , May 18, 2011. When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification - Ellen Wagner , May 1, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011.

The 6 capabilities that drive future business value from Staggeringly Enormous Data

Ross Dawson

Data analytics. As such data analytics capabilities must be linked to identifying where business value can or might be created. You cannot necessarily predict where the greatest value in data analysis lies, so there must be the willingness to search.

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.

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

Charles Jennings

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E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Consider 'learning analytics', for example, which is anattempt to learn about the learning process by examining a large body of data.

How the Internet May Evolve

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we know that with enough data analytics can outperform humans even in complex tasks. Retailers - Alvin Toffler predicted an era of mass custom production, where a good is not manufactured until it is ordered. We are on the cusp of providing this today, from sourcing of raw materials on a real-time basis through production and deliver via automated vehicles or drones. What would we say of a lawyer who did not rely on data search, indexing and retrieval services?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

Lithium was one of the Social CRM tools Ive taken a look at lately, and they had very flashy sentiment dashboards, showing product, blog or item sentiment across the Web. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 13 August 2010 Would more Influence fix your self-esteem?

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Universities searching for a new president, 400K salary. trillion pounds, annually, from education, transport, consumer products, and the rest. Michael Feldstein asks of MOOC analytics, did they look at any information giving us a clue of whether students desired to complete the course?

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. 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.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key question is whether the technology will keep falling through the trough and be soon forgotten, or whether it will eventually move on toward the slope of enlightenment on its way to a long life in the plateau of productivity.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive. There are also tools that use mechanical filters, such as search engines or analytical engines that show trending topics.

The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to this view of AI, our computers are productivity and intelligence augmentation tools, not unlike the steam engines, cars and airplanes that make up for our physical limitations by enhancing respectively our limited power and slow speed, and giving us the ability to fly. Watson is but the latest example of tools like the World Wide Web, search technologies and advanced analytics that are helping us cope with and take advantage of the explosion of information all around us.

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What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Two new books on measurement and analytics came to my attention this week. The Lean Start Up combines customer development, Agile software development methodologies, and Lean manufacturing practices into a framework for developing products and businesses quickly and efficiently.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. Learning needs to be an exploration and a discovery, not the output of predefined, standardized products. You create standardized descriptions, standardized search mechanisms. I searched yesterday.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Power Searching with Google JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012. Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012. Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge GEORGE SIEMENS | MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next.

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Let’s help Airbnb rebuild the bridge it just burned

Doc Searls

You should help the prison system rebrand their “full body cavity search” As a traveler myself, I was one of the 25% selected for “enhanced trust” I have over 50 positive reviews from guests and hosts alike. As we are constantly working on improving our product and services, I’ll pass your feedback on accordingly. My wife and I are veteran Airbnb customers who have been happy with the company from the start.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

At one level it is much simpler – there is a meaningful “average consumer” that can be used to scale products and operations around – and it is a much more predictable world. Searching for simplicity Besides extreme events, there’s another implication of the shift to a Paretian world.

5 Warning Signs to Watch for at Apple - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. The number of products expands dramatically. Bob Sutton.

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Search. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on jaycross.com. Training departments push training, while workers search and ask for the information they need. More important for learning outcomes, the time spent in class can be put to more productive use.

We Are Not Agreed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's what the author suggests: "utilizing new People Analytics technologies to identify competencies that are predictive of success, incorporating these skills into job descriptions, and proactively searching among passive job seekers and current students will become a competitive advantage for farsighted employers."

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or search for updated URL December 9-12, 2012 International Congress of Telemedicine and e-Health : Telemedicine and e-Health in Rebuilding Medical Systems in Developing Countries, sponsored by the Virtual e-Hospital Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo. Clayton R.

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. We have reports saying the time in school spent by a country''s children is directly related to the productivity of its workers. I''d probably say it differently because I''m not so concerned about the productivity of its workers. You look and you search and you search.