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Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Three and a half years ago, the Danes wrote a report on public libraries in the knowledge society, and went looking for partnerships, which is unusual for the Danes, says Knud. Two hundred of Denmark’s 500 public libraries are “open libraries” — open 24 hours a day, with staffing only about 12 hours a week. If you have a library card, you can open the door. It will open in early 2015. You’re in control of how open they should be.

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Chaining links

Doc Searls

Much of what it says overlaps with the chapter I wrote for O’Reilly’s Open Sources 2.0. I link to those last two pieces because neither of them show up in a search for searls + glassie on Google, even though my name and that of Henry Glassie are in both. But while it reportedly does not influence rankings in Google’s index, it also reportedly has the effect of keeping a page out of the index if it isn’t already there.

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Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now want to turn my attention to cloud computing, and its impact as a key driver of the changing role of the CIO. In a just published report by the McKinsey Global Institute , Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy , cloud is listed as one of 12 technologies with significant potential to drive economic impact and disruption by 2025. Last week I wrote about the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium which I recently attended.

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leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. According to one news report by Al Jazeera on 2020-02-06 — “The apparent rapid progress in the search for a vaccine to fight the coronavirus, according to analysts, is due to a decision by Chinese authorities to share information about the virus with the public.” The spread of information has changed in the last two decades.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018. According to Forrester, “Firms report a better software development experience, rapid scaling of services that compose applications, lower costs, and better infrastructure utilization when workloads are variable.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money was one of the themes in the exhibit, represented by four different objects: one of the world’s first gold coins produced over 2500 years ago; a 1375 banknote from the Ming Dynasty ; a silver coin minted in Bolivia in the late 16th Century; and a plastic credit card exemplifying the changing role of money in the modern world. This point was well articulated in Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class , a 2011 report by the World Economic Forum. “As

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. How will the above changes affect your specific segment of the industry in 2008?"

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

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations. Two years ago the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey reported some stark facts. Innovation is their driver and change is accepted as the norm.

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The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Next he calculated the change in the true price of light, by estimating the price in cents per lumen-hours , a measure that would quantify the considerable innovations in generating light over the same time period. But, many concerns have been raised about the adequacy of GDP-based measurements given the major structural changes that economies around the world have been experiencing over the past few decades.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. The first reports on the Transparency and Consent Framework published by IAB Europe. According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%.

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Not long ago, such open, community-based initiatives were considered pretty revolutionary.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.” ” (Tim Swanson, in Consensus-as-a-service: a brief report on the emergence of permissioned, distributed ledger systems.). And here is a running list of sources I’ve visited, so far: 500 Startups.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

As a source of abundance, the Internet’s closest equal is the periodic table. Reporting on their own involvement in the surveillance business is a third rail they won’t grab. That’s because search engines are increasingly biased to index and find pages from the present and recent past, and by following the tracks of monitored browsers. There is nothing of the sort for the giant search engine and social networks of the world. Sources.

Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Google search, Angular is "a TypeScript -based open-source front-end web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations." What it does is update the Node application any time a fle changes, so you can make changes in the HTML and Javascript and see them right away, without having to stop and restart your application.

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[berkman] Elliot Maxwell on Openness

David Weinberger

Elliot Maxwell is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Openness: How increasing accessibility and responsiveness can transform processes and systems.&# He sees openness as a lens for understanding processes and systems. Openness is a continuum, Elliot says. For example, open source software benefits from openness, but because decisions are made by assigned individuals, it is not itself fully open. Openness is in part an attitude, he says.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Knight Foundation: Net Neutrality Report. Ting, Consumer Cellular, & Republic Top Latest Consumer Reports Cell-Phone Service Ratings: Consumer Reports. Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. About the program | Open Technology Fund. adblock plus open source code – Google Search. https://www.google.com/search?q=rg–45&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#newwindow=1&safe=off&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=IEEE-STO.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Marx: philosophers interpret the world in different ways, but what matters is to change it. There are ecologies of participation - we can find clearly identified roles, from project leadre and core members out to bug reporter, readers and passive users. (SD So - what are the open issues. -

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO. Many of these practices are embodied in the concept of ‘open pedagogy’.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. But fortunately times are changing and each time more IT specialist are reaching higher levels in the company, so can value more the technical work. Even if you are implementing an Open Source the cost is very high because the projects have the same kind of problems. Business or Pleasure? -

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This can inform tag-based search - sometimes you learn the tag, sometimes you learn the gist (this is called the gist-trace). And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. Teaching, mentoring, and learning in the games and crowdsourcing era The point of philosophy is to change things (Marx)and maybe we should be looking at what we want mass collaboration (or cooperation?)

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. And they will publish these reports only after threats of mass resignation. It''s about living openly.

A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World

John Hagel

  We seek to include those of us fortunate enough to be compensated for work we are passionate about, whether we are entrepreneurs, professionals, knowledge workers, craftspeople or clerical workers who are searching for new and creative ways to do the most “routine” tasks.   Many today are overwhelmed by the changes going on around them and seek stability, predictability and safety.    Our current institutional homes will have to change.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. Very much like the continuous changes in social network software, network security is a day to day concern. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the more interesting projects sponsored my LINC is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies. Other such societal problems, like the search for clean, plentiful energy , and the design of an effective healthcare system are just as complex and important, but you get the feeling that we are getting better organized to finally do something about them. . I went back and looked at our PITAC report on Learning as soon as I read Dick Larson’s article.

[berkman] Juliet Schor on sustainability and the Web

David Weinberger

Eco-knowledge: open source transmission and ecological skill diffusion. Open source is crucial for the diffusion of ecological knowledge and skills. Plus the recession has changed the calculus of time and money. Q: Google searching can also save energy because I can avoid driving from store to store looking for something. Do you see that changing? That’s changing. A: How to make change in universities?

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. The big change with the Web is that we no longer have to put one object in one file folder, as we did with a physical object or even on your computer desktop. For centuries, knowledge exchanges were limited to elites but we now have access to world’s largest and most open exchange ever created. OS = open source.

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Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

But now all major browsers, Firefox included, have become shopping carts that get re-skinned at every commercial site they visit, and infected at many of those sites by cookies and other tracking files that report our activities back to advertising mills , all the better to “personalize” our “experience” of advertising and other “content.” Ads in search turn out to be useful. So becoming one involves a change of nature — a kind of Breaking Bad.

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[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. “Let’s bring in a couple of hyper-talented engineers” and add them to the hundreds of consultants in order to change the environment tasked with fixing the site that the President’s most important initiative rested upon.

Learnings from the Browser Wars

Doc Searls

Heavy with portent, the headlines tromp across the pages (cue the Death Star music — dum dum dum, dum da dum, dum da dummm)… “MICROSOFT TAKES WAR TO THE NET: Software giant plots defensive course based on openness&#. After reading all these alarming headlines, I decided to fire up my own copy of Netscape Navigator and search out a transcript of Bill’s December 7th speech. The “veiled threat&# was Bill’s opening laugh line.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Heck theres not even a nice GUI to do a Twitter Search: command line is the way to go I would qualify this as a Social Customer Support / Service. Every brand and company must change their mentality and be ready to embrace the shift.the tools can only assist to a degree. Business or Pleasure? -

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[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

Why can’t a research reports be containers that fa cilitate reproducible science? Big changes, Lee says. We’ll see more open access and new economic models, particularly adding services on top of content. Repositories will contain not only the full text versions of reserach papers, but also “gray&# literature “such as technical reports and theses,&# and real-time streaming data, images and software.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the most recent World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report (2014-15) Canada ranks 23rd of 140 countries in capacity for innovation, significantly below levels in the United States (3rd). One of the major changes that took place at NRC not long after I joined was that a long-standing policy of encouraging researchers to create spin-offs and of rewarding them for their discoveries was discontinued. Consider openness, for example.

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

One of the worst ever in which I had to participate was led by one of the leading practitioners, in which all activity was in small groups with facilitators/reporters from the firm engaged. Their reports of the sessions appeared to most of us, to confirm with the sample outcomes we had been shown rather than the spirited and diverse discussions we had engaged in. On the other hand, what I have called the Lumpy bits represent areas where change can happen quickly.

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Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse. Photo: Stephen Downes In the centre of the city of Syracuse, New York, there is a scene that represents openness for me, musical instruments that anybody can play. It changes the game.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". This was a manifesto that was authored by economic students demanding that the way their profession be taught be changed. They made observations about things like the global economic collapse and global climate change and other things not really being addressed by current economic theory.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. The network does the following functions for peers: - switching - extenting the reach and domain of connections - multicast - one-to-many broadcast, forum for distribution - unification/collection - wikipedia, eBay - liquidity - the ability to adapt/change/adjust - group forming - can organize and contain What has worked? David P.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken June 29 2009 Comments to this post The Enterprise 2.0 If you couldn’t make it, a good way to get an idea of what happened is to do twitter searches on #e2conf (the hashtag for the conference as a whole) and on #e2conf1 through #e2conf49 (I think), which correspond to individual sessions.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. ssatnationalconference/ November 30-December 2, 2011 Crossing Borders for Change in Southern African Higher Education , sponsored by the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), hosted by the Nelson Mandel Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I somewhat wonder how much of that is true barriers as opposed to perceived barriers, and a recent HBR item talked about Hacking Work : When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive? As long as there’s a spirit of openness to alternative solutions then we can collectively help the organization move forward.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. I did a talk at the London School of Economics on Wednesday about the role of the institution and the changing nature of online learning. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? You have a bunch of open positions.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And while most people saw change in government, fewer predicted the role the internet would play in the result. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year. and even Google Search 2.0. news and World Report Chart?

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