The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
Business analytics predates the big data era. Beyond business analytics, new data science methods could now be used to extract actionable knowledge from all that data, that is, knowledge to help make better decisions and predictions.
Technology, Marketing and Storytelling
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Digital technologies, - mobile, cloud, social, Internet of Things, big data and analytics, AI… - are transforming just about every aspect of business. In addition, technology is now amplifying the impact of storytelling on the customer experience.
The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
APRIL 23, 2015
Another question looked at the major technologies that will impact how their organizations function over the next 5-10 years. The post The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.
The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
MARCH 17, 2015
On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics. In a recent paper , Ausiello notes that health analytics has the potential to become the next frontier in medicine, driven by the confluence of three key revolutions: .
Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute
JUNE 27, 2013
While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar. One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). A call for attendance was held earlier this year and the event was/is (massively) oversubscribed.
Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment
OCTOBER 3, 2013
We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. We have a great group of presenters next week. If you are interested, you can join the course here: https://learn.canvas.net/enroll/T3YMLF.
Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.
Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge
JANUARY 21, 2013
For the past several years, in preparation for our Learning Analytics Conference (this year in Leuven, Belgium, registration is now open ), we’ve been running an open online course on learning analytics. As I’m currently writing a book on the future of higher education and open courses, I’m exploring different technologies for use in open courses. This year, we’ll be running our Learning Analytics and Knowledge course on Canvas Network.
Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google
OCTOBER 2, 2013
For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use.
Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR
APRIL 28, 2016
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.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. These activities are neither candidates for technology substitutions, nor can they be easily complemented with technology-based tools. .
Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments
JANUARY 25, 2011
We’re into Week 3 of our open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics ( syllabus can be found here ). presented on Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments. Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments
Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 15, 2013
A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. 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.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
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.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Have I mentioned we’re hosting a conference in beautiful Banff on Learning Analytics in February 2011? We’re trying to bring together the technical and the social/pedagogical aspects of learning analytics. All social makes Jack frustrated because he is unable to take advantage of technology affordances. The call for papers has been posted. Facebook/linkedin/TEL Europe group info supporting the conference can be found here.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Not only are there major technology and standards issues to be worked out, but the industry will have to collaborate with governments around the world to develop the appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory environments.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
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.
The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology
APRIL 10, 2014
” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world. Innovation Incubation :: piloting new ways of working, from practices to technologies.
Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
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.
Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less
APRIL 23, 2012
Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. Flickr Photo by Nielio.
If marketing listened to markets, they’d hear what ad blocking is telling them
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Sure, marketers *think* they know what customers want, because they have Big Data and Big Analytics telling them, up to the second, what a customer might want to buy. Three problems with that: 1) there is no direct and conscious two-way interaction with customers; 2) most of the time customers aren’t buying a damn thing; and 3) guesswork based on all that data and analytics is wrong 99.x% advertising Journalism marketing problems Technology VRM
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. The Internet is the defining technology of the cloud computing model.
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
You need both deep physical domain knowledge as well as deep software and analytics expertise. The secret ingredient in this technology that has been largely lacking to date is context. Each is a major transformative technology in its own right.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
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.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
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.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. The ICT (information and communications technologies) sector is the engine of digitization for the broader economy. Digital technologies now touch the economy in myriads of ways.
Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization
OCTOBER 29, 2013
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.
Meeting of the Minds with Gerd Leonhard: The implications of Big Data
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
There is a potential divergence between those who choose to augment themselves with technology and those who can’t afford to or choose not to. * Future of business Technology trends Uncategorized
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
Which hot technology innovations, - e.g., artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cloud computing, - will end up having a big impact and which are destined to fizzle? These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.
Rebels on the edges
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Today we are a witnessing a similar shift, as human information processing is being drastically surpassed by integrated technology systems. Networked computer systems will continue to rapidly replace human thinking for logical and analytical processes.What is left is creativity.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” said The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. “The
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising.
Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity
MARCH 26, 2012
In fact, the need to make sense of these mountains of information is so great that it’s given rise to one of the hottest interdisciplinary fields on the market: data mining and predictive analytics." caudate creativity technology engineering striatum curiosity fMRI brain novelty computer
Etiquette for sharing
MAY 11, 2012
There are now many to choose from, including open source and full-service analytics. utm_source=feedburner … I use Google Analytics on this site and understand why people want to see their social media traffic. Communities Technology
How adtech, not ad blocking, breaks the social contract
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Yes, cases can be made for innocent forms of tracking, such as anonymized data gathering for analytics that improve what websites do. ” Cars, like clothing and shelter, are privacy technologies. advertising Business infrastructure Internet marketing News problems publishing Technology VRMLet’s reset our thinking to what a user’s expectations are, when operating a browser and interacting with pages and sites.
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Deming’s paper builds on the work of MIT economist David Autor , a leading authority on the impact of technological change on the US labor market. Why are social skills so important in our fast-changing, technology-intensive economy?
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. People have long worried about the impact of technology on employment.