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. Videos, simulations, and graphics now contribute to formal MOOCs often costing several hundred thousand dollars to develop.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place?

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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.”.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

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? Even more fundamentally, few companies think broadly enough about innovation.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

For example, the Lowry report writes: At a Twitter training course for State Department employees attended by the author, the 50 or so officers present — some of whom admitted to never having used social media — were exhorted to give it a go, you can’t go wrong. Implicit in many of the initiatives, there is new emphasis on Need to Share rather than Need to Know; the latter policy optimizes for security at the cost of intelligence.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A third model is based on a foundation or the community such as, the Apache Foundation, the Wikipedia foundation and the open source model, where the costs are borne by the community that is interested in releasing the software. This greatly reduces the cost of production and greatly facilitates the ease of creating a course, not just by your academic institutions, but by any institutional provider around the world.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Bob Sutton.

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! I ran into the good folks at Idealware who offered to do a guest post on the topic – looking at small ways to be innovative. Flickr Photo by Nielio.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Luis Suarez

may well be to the corporate world was on a Twitter exchange with Eric Norlin , organiser of the always inspiring, thought-provoking and wonderful Defrag conference event, in Denver, Colorado, where he was mentioning how more and more he was convinced that Social Business, Enterprise 2.0

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 Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The winners, which they call Category Kings, are those companies that dominate the rest of their competitors in their particular market, - the Facebooks, Twitters and Ubers. The cost of distribution has reduced dramatically, thanks to networks and the cloud.

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

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: .

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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 24 September 2010 Larrys magic numbers - bite him in the butt At Oracle Open World, aka #oow10 on Twitter, a lot happened. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Innovate? by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. CEOs decry the lack of innovative people and CFOs wring their hands over lost potential revenue. Academics and consultants toil to find out why people in medium and large organization are not innovative.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Remember, it’s still part of my “Big Three”, along with IBM Connections and Twitter. . So if you would want to reach out to me, the best methods would still be through this blog, a Twitter mention to @elsua or My Google Plus Profile.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators.

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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. At the same time, the public sector is under huge pressures to significantly increase productivity and reduce costs by embracing many of the technologies and organizational practices that have been successfully applied in the private sector over the past twenty years. And none of us can predict when a new golden age of innovation will finally arrive leading to many new jobs and industries.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

Bringing people together face-to-face is a catalyst for innovation, collegiality, and rewarding conversations. Innovative thinking. Make the problem a specific task, e.g. “create a plan to cut costs 20%” or “design new assessment strategy.”

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the cost of smartphones and Internet access keep dropping, data and communications flows, - the enabling foundation for all other digital flows, - will continue increasing at a similar torrid pace.

MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

Instead, driven less by cost concerns than a desire to standardize and control both faculty and curriculum, administrations rely more than ever on lectures and tests. Basically: human input costs make education valuable.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and R&D

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? Ingenuity, invention and innovation are rarely functions of budgetary investment.

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. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus. Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. Social networks, on the other hand, encourage diversity and can sow the seeds of 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.

Sharing lessons

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. Finally, we need to encourage and support the risk-takers and innovators in our school systems.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and Talent in the Indian IT Industry

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? Focusing on this challenge would create an opportunity to innovate in “Learning 2.0”

The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fortune will instead favor a third group: those who can innovate and create new products, services, and business models,” says the article. “So Software can be replicated and distributed at marginal costs.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

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? In our article on innovation blowback , JSB and I discussed the experience of a U.S.

On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Bob Sutton.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. To achieve lower cost, faster time-to-market and to be able to support growing mobile access and specialized kinds of information access, I think we are going to see growth in the use of text-to-speech.

Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Have you invested in systems, technology and process improvements to lower costs and improve the speed to hire, develop, retain or engage your employees? It’s only after significant time that we begin to find new and innovative ways to use the tools and adjust our processes accordingly. Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

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

Ross Dawson

Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster. Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough.

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Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

One could argue that then probably costs are very high and all potential profit is just thrown away, but the average costs are 95K euro per employee: that pales in comparison to what the Big Three and Four do. Business or Pleasure? -

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done in the real world.” Twitter tweetings on blockchain , cryptocurrency and decentralization. Take a look at this chart : CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations. As Neo said , Whoa.

The MOOC as a Vehicle for Learning: Observations and Conclusions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I’ve also been interested in the channels of communication here, there’s been an active discussion in the chant, on Twitter, the blogs. Veronica: a lot of this reminded me of what a speaker called ‘revolutionary innovation’ that should make up 10 percent of our portfolios, not to make a profit or replace existing things, but to learn. If that also results in the cost of course materials coming down, so much the better.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

In 2008, Fliaster and Spiess surmised the following en route to proving the cost benefit of having both strong and weak ties: The over-dominance of strong ties can have a detrimental effect on innovation activities and, speaking more generally, on work performance of knowledge workers.