Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. As such, learners will be encouraged to participate in roughly any space they would like: blogs, facebook, twitter, edX discussion forums, etc.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Zapposdirectly engages with its customers on Twitter, fostering higher levels of two-way trust. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising.

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Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This semester I am teaching the innovation half of a course on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Examples include Skype, iTunes, the Kindle, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and smartphone apps like Google maps and Angry Birds. . They don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some have argued, - - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. “We

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. Over the course of just a few weeks Twitter managed to destroy, in a very pernicious manner, not only the overall user experience, but the entire ecosystem as well that made it a success in the first place: Third party apps. It was through my good friend Rachel Happe that I first heard (Of course, on Twitter!)

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. This puts business and government leaders at risk of being overcome by the tidal wave of rapid change and innovation spearheaded by knowledge-empowered customers, partners, and competitors.”.

The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.” conflicts [between these two priorities] are likely to grow simply because the number of such endeavors [Twitter, Facebook, etc] is growing exponentially. Books Communities complexity Innovation

Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Harold Jarche

Cooperation in our work is needed so that we can continuously develop emergent practices demanded by increased complexity. That’s like being on Twitter with no followers and never getting “retweeted” You will be a lone node and of little value to the network. Cooperation.

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the last few years, the explosive growth of smart mobile devices, cloud services and apps, broadband wireless networks, Twitter and Facebook have propelled us from a flat to a hyperconnected world. And, while Twitter, Facebook and texting are now commanding our attention, who knows what their usage and popularity will be five years from now. . Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Is management on the table?

Harold Jarche

As Umair Haque posted on Twitter back in November; “ Name a “working” institution. Managing for the future is a conceit of those in power and our institutions are based on the notion of being able to manage complex systems using mechanistic models. complexity InternetTime Work

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the earlier book he never mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, LinkedIn, 4G or Skype. And none of us can predict when a new golden age of innovation will finally arrive leading to many new jobs and industries. Over the past few decades, the most prominent centers of entrepreneurship have been high-tech innovation hubs such as those in Silicon Valley and the Boston-Cambridge area.

Complexity links

Harold Jarche

I use Delicious to keep track of web resources and recently passed on, via Twitter, my social bookmarks tagged with complexity. A short explanation of the Cynefin framework (and video by Shawn Callahan ), by Ton Zijlstra : Over the years I’ve seen the number of issues companies and professionals are dealing with shift more and more to the complex realm. Complexity is where predictability is absent, and only in hindsight cause and effect are clear.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Microfinance platforms enable entrepreneurs and social innovators to raise money globally in ever-smaller amounts.”. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

And, finally, the single one I feel would be the most threatened of them all: Twitter. I am a big fan of Twitter, as most folks know already. Silly Twitter API limits: One of the reasons why I keep following very very few people, as opposed to the ones I know I should / could follow.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Diana Kimball [twitter: dianakimball ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on coding as a liberal art. MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. MOOC on complexity.

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In a complex society

Harold Jarche

We only know each other through Twitter and it was a casual comment on Christian’s photo that initiated our meeting. The other thread was that management is the main barrier to fostering creative and innovative organizations.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Check out this blog post where he announced a while ago that he, too, would be moving off away from work email and still going strong at it, judging from his Twitter bio. As he recently announced over on Twitter: .

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One wonders whether the Internet, blogging, Twitter, texting and micro-blogging, as in China’s case, has made participatory democracy and autocracy so participatory, and leaders so finely attuned to every nuance of public opinion, that they find it hard to make any big decision that requires sacrifice. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. And if you look into recent examples of wrong-doings by Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn that we have seen all over the place we may be starting to think that we are all in big trouble.

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)

Luis Suarez

In a now more than ever hyperconnected, networked and complex systems driven working environment I pretty soon came to the conclusion, as I went solo and independent, that my odds to make a bigger difference out there would have been more notorious by being part of a network of rather talented, passionate, engaged, inspiring and rather thought-provoking knowledge (Web) workers, with whom, if anything, you sense you aren’t anymore the smartest person in the room, the network is.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

conference on Twitter via its hashtag #e2conf , I noticed a strange phenomenon: most tweets werent about Enterprise 2.0, It is exactly the complex, close-to-business, dynamic "exception-handling" enterprises that do 11 November 2010 09:37 ScorpFromHell said.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

I do know and realise that plenty of them are far too complex to digest on a single read. Remember, it’s still part of my “Big Three”, along with IBM Connections and Twitter. .

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

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Are we in for perpetual innovation?

David Weinberger

Here’s a hypothesis that emerged when talking with Henry Copeland [twitter: hc ] about a panel at Web2.0 Or will we be constantly innovating the basic navigational systems of the Net? Or, will some systems become settled — say, search engines with text entry boxes (and their oral equivalent) and lists of results — while there is wild innovation in other areas?

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Kick-off

Jay Cross

George Siemens just moderated a discussion on complexity and strategy that raised deep questions in an accessible way. I’ll give periodic reports here for those who have yet to adapt to the Twitterization of events. As a co-host, I am hardly without bias, but I found this morning’s opening of the free Corporate Learning Trends event fantastic. In spite of some childish hacker-vandals and a few sound issues, each of the three sessions this morning worked.

Enabling Innovation Facing Global Dilemmas

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. The group decided to use Twitter for the first time and a few of us jumped in to help get the conversation online. Starting point: Innovate of die, Deutschland. paradoxolutions Squeezed between Dynamics & Complexity. key message this morning was that innovation must be based on uniqueness at all levels. Quote of the Week: bhsprincipal Patrick Larkin.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

My self-inflicted Twitter and Google Plus silence was supposed to end up last week as well, but didn’t. Something as exciting, as complex and as tough as changing our core values that have been guiding IBM over the course of the last few decades.

Working Socially

Harold Jarche

For example, even though I had worked online for over a decade, I did not really understand Twitter until I started using it regularly in 2008. They help us build trust to get things done, be productive and innovate. It is an understanding that relationships and networks are complex.

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

This is social learning, and it is a necessity when working in complex or chaotic environments. But complex problems usually cannot be solved alone. They understand the importance of tacit knowledge in solving complex problems.

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

On Twitter, my current profile says: alternative business consultant & “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. When my wife is asked what I do for a living, she usually responds that it’s best to ask me directly.

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

If you have been following me on Twitter for a little while now, you would probably know by now how much in love I am with my new shiny iPad 2 that I bought in Madrid almost a month ago, after having tried in multiple places.

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. COMPLEXITY. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Thoughtful filtering

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the ideas and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week, just to show that what happens in Vegas, gets posted to the Web. Innovation is Not ‘Best Practice’ - via @hyponastic. Innovation is not about agreeing on things.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions. Internally, work teams that need to share complex knowledge require tighter social bonds. Blogs and wikis, and later tools like Twitter, were created to “scratch the itch” of new organizational models.

understanding our tools

Harold Jarche

Email can be terse, while Twitter is short and lacks nuance. Facebook) destroys the ability for people and communities to develop real network era fluency, which is not good for society in the long run and may kill innovation and our collective ability to adapt.

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Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds. Social networks, on the other hand, encourage diversity and can sow the seeds of innovation.

MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

Numerous opportunities exist for the development of an ecosystem for specialized functionality in the same way that Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter created an ecosystem for app innovation.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

University transformation and proposed innovation should align to this reality to have a broad impact – notably on student learning and the development of knowledge in society. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web. Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable.