Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?

Doc Searls

The company is also taking sides against both — especially adtech — by supporting Content Blocking in a new breed of mobile phone apps we can expect to see in iOS 9 , Apple’s next mobile operating system, due next month. In Apple’s Content Blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech , which I posted a few days ago, I visited the likely effects of content blocking. Yet Content Blocking should stop iAd ads as dead as all the rest, one would assume.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Content is a necessary tool, to get them to solve problems. (In Using technology to find more (vs. Question - Kylie, are you frustrated when you go to the one class with no tech?

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How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Voting on content to be covered. Sharing content relevant to the event. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. Though some feel distance and online learning will not reduce costs[2], many are looking to new technologies not only to increase access but also to reduce the load borne by government. Which current or emerging technology has the potential of radically transforming online and distance learning?

How Nonprofits Get Significant Value from Content Curation

Beth Kanter

On December 17 at 6:30 pm, I am facilitating a discussion and presenting at one of Scoop.It’s “ Lean Content ” events in San Francisco. The topic is “ The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits.” Content

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

When we step outside of our learning silo, we find that virtually every function in today’s organizations is sustained by a content strategy driven by a content management system that enables content developers to create dynamic content and reuse it across multiple formats.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). A conversation emerging in the Network Weaving Community of Practice ( NWWCoP ) focuses on this question: how can/do we use social media for intentionally weaving our networks? What is a Technology Configuration?

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Content creation: the original development of content, - a new song, film, TV program or newspaper article.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

March 2, 2011 Technology (850) Infographics for Social Media , March 7, 2011 Getting Started With Mobile Learning? Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?

Beth Kanter

Content Curation for Nonprofits. Here are my slides and curated resources materials for a talk called “ What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet? What is Content Curation? Is your nonprofit doing content curation? Content

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. This is valuable for large scale authoring and translation of content. These are classic requirements for learning content management.

NTEN Webinar Reflections and Resources: The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation

Beth Kanter

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation. With over 600 people registered for the Webinar, it was hard to answer all the questions as the chat stream just flew by and the 90 minutes was up before we knew it. There were a lot of questions about the tools. Content

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Questions 1. I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). This means that we can’t learn effectively simply by importing content (what Friere called the ‘banking theory’) but must actively engage and work with the knowledge.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Rather, the learner selects the content sources, and makes the decisions about what to read or not to read. Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors. Finally, the question addresses the idea of a purpose of being to 'win some recognition'.

Open strategy: News Limited shares its inspirations on the future of paid content

Ross Dawson

During our conversation he told me about a weekly digest of what’s happening globally in digital news and paid content that he compiled for executives at News Limited, to keep them informed about all of many rapid changes in the space.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Not the content they produce. People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). We start with the content management systems, from the delivery perspective, which maintains media assets. So, my question to you is, does this make sense?

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. I see that technology today, in pockets. We could develop courses by ourselves pre-technology. technology standards.

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

because I do not have a 'content-based' view of learning, I do not view learning (simply) as the acquisition and memory of new knowledge, and therefore do not trade in theories discussing the integrity of messaging or method of construction of that message. The role of technology is to place learners into these environments. I was given a reminder of the promises I made regarding my talk next week, which has to do with the pedagogical underpinning for personal learning.

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful.

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

The Executive Networks hosts plumbed the audience for questions our presentation had raised. Connect the enterprise with a technology like Jive. Payback from implementing social networking is collaborative content development and getting input from all sides (Q&A page).

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” ” Plus many more provocative questions.

What’s the right technology for schools?

Clark Quinn

At the end of a conversation the other day, the topic turned to technologies in schools. They’re not too big (by and large), and are better for both content consumption and creation than laptops or even netbooks (though an additional keyboard might be handy). Having the devices available for accessing answers to questions when on field trips or taking notes also makes sense.

Responses to Questions on Technology and Schools

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How are the new technologies revolutionizing education, especially at schools? This is a very large question with no simple answer. It depends very much what technologies are being discussed and what school system is being discussed. The best learning technologies are immersive.

I’ve got your content right here

Clark Quinn

I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. One of the questions they struggled with was their social media strategy, as they were (as many people are) struggling with their existing workload.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Create or encourage the creation of summaries for both content and process where appropriate. Nancy White on 12 Sep 2008 at 4:56 am Ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned&# strategies.

RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology

Beth Kanter

This week in San Francisco, technologists and human rights advocates are meeting at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (or RightsCon )to grapple with the realities of how we better manage the human rights implications of new technologies. Guest post by Sam Gregory.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as noted in his personal website , his chief occupation is Chief of Confusion,“ helping people ask the right questions , trying to make a difference through my work- speaking, writing, teaching.” . It used to be that context was stable and we would create content within it.

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

For two of the peer learning groups , we explored best practices for using Facebook strategically as part of an integrated communications plan based on this content ( [link] ). If the audience is local, it is important to framing content and issues for local geographic area.

The Internet deserves its proper noun

Doc Searls

Some questions… Would we enjoy a common network by any name today if the Internet had been lower-case from the start? Would he, or anybody, ask such questions, or aspire to such purposes, were it not for the respect many of us pay to the upper-cased-ness of “the Internet?”.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. It’s a tough one to answer, not just because the answer is unlikely to make anybody happy, but because the premise is more important than the question itself. This is, as Tainter notes in his book, an open question. Clay Shirky.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. In this world, content producers face real challenges. If you are a producer of content, you are now competing with many new sources.

Smarts: content or system?

Clark Quinn

I wrote up my visit to the Intelligent Content conference for eLearnMag , but one topic I didn’t raise was an unanswered question I raised during the conference: should the ‘smarts’ be in the content or the system? Making content smart would require a bunch of additional elements to the content. Having well-defined content and letting the system use contextual information to choose the content is the typical system used in the industry.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION.

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The democratization of creativity: the most important aspect is greater human expression

Ross Dawson

However House of Radon also likes to create interesting videos for their own sake, and is perhaps best known for PressPausePlay , an 80 minute film available for free online, which explores the recent extraordinary democratization of creativity enabled by technology, and the implications.

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Nobody else owns our experiences

Doc Searls

Since those operators clearly wish to be in the “content” business now, and to make money the same way print and broadcast did for more than a century, it makes sense that they imagine themselves now to be one-way conduits for ad-fortified content, and not just a way people and things (including the ones called products and companies) can connect to each other. I also have to question how consumers were asked by this survey about their mobile ad experiences.

The Giant Zero

Doc Searls

When we call the Internet a “medium” through which “content” can “delivered” via “packets” we “uploaded,” “downloaded” between “producers” and “consumers” through “pipes,” we are using a transport frame. A question. The world of distance.

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Conversation Questions

Tony Karrer

These are the questions that represent search's limit. Conversation Questions With Nancy's categories and looking the the limit of search, it suggests to me that there is opportunity to better define the conversation questions that are important for concept work. I'm not quite sure that I quite know what these are, but it feels like there are a set of questions that we should commonly ask as part of these conversations that are central to our work.