Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We did a seminar with all the teachers and talked about it - talking in very general terms about the digital revolution, about MOOCs, etc. analytics - richness of social networks but: processing is more marketing than cognitive so far (A/B testing) - and the tension between the individual and the collective plus: the ideology of reducing everything to numbers - education as technology - does big data explain or does it merely predict? -

Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion on educational analytics (process, methods, technologies)? Not everyone was a fan of the idea of learning analytics.

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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.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. This term at Stanford, I am teaching a doctoral seminar on leadership.    I am not qualified to teach a seminar on love or religion; so, for me, this is the most vexing topic I can teach.  Gonzalo (one of you students in the seminar!). Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « IT-based Collaboration and the Evolution of Work | Main | Playing (Serious) Tricks on the Mind » September 10, 2007 Reflections on Leadership and Innovation Over the last few months I have been thinking a lot about leadership skills in anticipation of the graduate seminar I am teaching at MIT this Fall - Technology-based Business Transformation.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

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Douglas Sturm, RIP

David Weinberger

The freshman seminar I took with Prof. Sturm was sharp as a tack but never used his analytic skills to make things smaller. I read in my alumni magazine today that one of my old teachers, Douglas Sturm , died on May 6. Sturm modeled for me what intellectual discourse could be like. It set me on my course. Rather, he modeled a way of inquiring into big ideas by asking careful questions, and then asking more questions. He was a brilliant teacher.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies have shown that, given our complex business world , companies are increasingly searching for talented individuals that are strong in quantitative, analytical, technical and similar hard skills, as well as in strategic thinking, teamwork, communications and related soft competencies. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. Organizations must have a data-analytics strategy that cuts across internal informational silos and properly incorporates external information sources like social media. . The clearest distinction I''ve heard between the two terms was succinctly given a few years ago by former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner at a seminar in MIT: you manage business results and processes ; you lead people. .

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics." This was the big difference between the PLE as I saw it and the content-based learning-path based systems emerging both in the commercial MOOCs and in the nascent learning analytics movement (which I was watching but not a part of at all). Anyhow, I document many uses of learning analytics here.

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Subsequently, it’s continued to be one of the main subjects I’ve talked about in seminars and written about in this blog. Services are now front and center in some of the most prominent areas in IT, such as analytics and data science, cloud computing, and design thinking. Analytics and Data Science.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Making sound strategic decisions is one of the most important qualities of a great leader, and is thus a major component of leadership courses and seminars. Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

While modest gains have been made in breaking down “stovepipes,” the initial energy of these “collaborative” efforts has waned and increased spending has largely cemented bad habits: siloed analytic reporting that fuels massive duplication of effort. In fact, much of Intellipedia’s “success” is rooted in transforming non-analytic work. The IC’s core business function is analytic output, to date unchanged by this information sharing “revolution.”

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Welcome to our contact North online learning seminar. This is an unedited transcript created by the Google Sound Recording on the Pixel 4 (the main reason I bought this phone in fact) of the webinar I gave July 30, 2020.

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Business Management and Holistic, Critical Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the graduate courses and seminars I have been teaching at MIT and Imperial College for the last few years, my overriding objective has been to give the students a better appreciation for the kinds of complex technical, business and organizational problems that they will encounter throughout their careers. These top graduates will also excel at a functional, analytical or technical area. These are the kinds of deep analytical skills that quants on Wall Street are famous for.

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My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar. If you want to read the re-caps or view the videos for the seminar itself, the Knight Foundation blog has full documentation here ). That’s what I learned by using a new social analytics tool called SocialRank. My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston.


Dave Snowden

I've been concerned for some time by the growing body of material that seeks to enforce a "fact-based" approach to decision making and its nice to see an article picking up on this, and some of the holy books of that movement such as Competing on Analytics by Davenport and Harris. As it happens I have been talking about evidence based decision making on the seminar programme here in Australasia for the last fortnight.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. But this is now beginning to change , thanks to huge advances in digital technologies, including mobile devices and sensors, information and analytics, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop on Information Technology and Economics sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

The way to demonstrate that is by doing Kirkpatrick Level 3 (measuring the extent ROI of E-Learning: Closing In When it comes to e-learning, computing ROI suddenly becomes a complicated procedure requiring thoughtful chinstroking, serious seminar time, and earnest input from consultants and vendors. · ROI and Analytics · Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. · Visual Analytics Inc. I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012. Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge GEORGE SIEMENS | MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013. Stephen is in Edmonton toward the end of June, and in addition to coercing him to present at our research seminar on networked learning, we’ll hopefully find time to arrange the details of CCK10): The Ideals and Reality of Participating in a MOOC. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

We’ve been tasked with converting their Retail Sales Training seminar into an eLearning package. One of the things I love about instructional design is that it engages me both analytically and creatively. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These have becomedominant in the delivery of online seminars and classes. Thecontent itself could have been anything - we have since run courses in criticalliteracies, learning analytics, and personal learning environments. Consider 'learning analytics', for example, which is anattempt to learn about the learning process by examining a large body of data.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In each seminar, a business or technical leader will discuss a real-life example of how they leveraged advanced technologies and how they applied disciplined systems and management thinking to a variety of problems in their organizations. Acting in my role as Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, I host the seminars and moderate the Q&A session. The live seminars are given at MIT in front of an audience of faculty, students and other guests.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] January 22-25, 2012 Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Palm Springs, California, USA. link] February 12-15, 2012 Winter Senior Executive Management Seminar, sponsored by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, California, USA. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 7, 2012 International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) Publishers Innovations Seminar: Innovation Impacts in STM – New Metrics, Big Data, Cool Apps, London, UK. link] January 13-16, 2013 Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA), Winter Seminar, Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, USA. link] January 29-30, 2013 Big Data Analytics Summit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Clayton R.

Bad is Stronger than Good: Why Eliminating the Negative is More.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Hi Bob, As a point supporting "Bad is stronger that good" I wanted to mention something I said in your doctoral seminar. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:22 pm Javier Benítez Do you foresee learning analytics becoming more robust in assessing the learners in courses online? 8:26 pm Stephen Downes @Javier - learning analytics will be useful, to a degree, but run squarely into privacy and security problems (eg., 7:54 pm Stephen Downes T -5 minutes 7:55 pm Mary Zedeck Hi Stephen! 7:55 pm Janesh Sanzgiri Excellent. Almost midnight here. 7:55 pm Javier Benítez disconnected 7:57 pm Susan Dixon Aloha from Hawaii!

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] December 9-10, 2010 What’s Hot, What’s Not in e-Learning , eLearning Guild Online Seminar. link] January 9-12, 2011 Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar, Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. link] January 10-12, 2011 Video for Learning Lab and Seminar, sponsored by the Masie Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. analytics/ February 27-March 1, 2011 BrainStorm 12.0:

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. You see that offering these courses to 10 or 12 people at a time in a seminar, whether it''s online or offline, isn''t going to work. by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording. That''s how you start a broadcast, with dead air. Thank you very much it''s a pleasure to be here. Quick mike check. Mike check, everything good?

7 Practical Tips for Engagement with a Higher Purpose On Social

Beth Kanter

Sharing memories from Seminar 2013 at the #icnola reunion! Sharing photos from reunions or Alumni meetups on campus is another way to make that connection like this Twitter example above from Ramah Seminar. More here about that metric and other Facebook metrics you can gather in the Facebook analytics program.

The "Rotten Apple" Effect Happens in Herds of Cows Too - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Jobs said he once sent several employees to a leadership development seminar in Vegas, including one that was irritable. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

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