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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. It’s too early to know if the blockchain will become another major transformational innovation.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. I believe that developing and communicating the storyline behind a disruptive innovation requires the close involvement of those who best understand and care about the new initiative and offerings.

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The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies around the world have established similar employee innovation efforts.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”? Future projects: studying topics by the gender of the authors, medical specialities, medical school culture, promotion criteria, and making data available to historians on the Web.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are we now living in a world of constant and rapid change, but the very nature of innovations is quite different. Such lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum. This kind of innovation is all around us in the digital economy.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To gather the necessary information for its short- and long-term recommendations, the Commission is holding public meetings around the country, each focused on a different sector of the economy. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

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The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The occasion was a board meeting of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) , a not-for-profit organization that promotes research in the public interest which Bob founded in 1986 and continues to lead. But, beyond the central role that TCP/IP has played, I believe that the success of the Internet is predicated on a few key architectural principles: open, simple and distributed. But, it has not been the culture one generally associates with the business world.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While storytelling is mostly associated with entertainment, education and culture, it also plays a major role in business. It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. A number of the members, highly respected leaders from industry and universities, felt that we should initiate a study on the importance of Linux and open source software in general to the advancement of high-performance computing. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. The Internet had already convinced most people and businesses of the virtues of open standards. Linux and open source in general were becoming accepted across the IT industry.

Knowledge Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They determine competitiveness, innovation and jobs, yet economists struggle on how best to measure and deal with them. I was pretty much the lone technologist among the speakers, and was likely invited because of my work in services sciences, innovation, intellectual property and related subjects. Can technology and innovation help us deal with moral sentiments on a global scale? Tags: Innovation Society and Culture

Participatory Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early October I attended a small meeting on "Digital Media and Democratic Participation,” sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. The goal of the meeting, as articulated in the invitation letter, was "to explore how digital media may affect political participation and civic engagement. I was asked to make some opening remarks as a way to frame the dialogue. Tags: Management and Leadership Society and Culture

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Out There Attend AERA?

Mark Oehlert

Ive always wanted to attend the American Education Research Associations annual meeting but have always either missed it timing wise or just been a little over-awed - have you seen the program ? Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0

network learning cities

Harold Jarche

Its main dynamic is kinship, which gives people a distinct sense of identity and belonging — the basic elements of culture, as manifested still today in matters ranging from nationalism to fan clubs. Learning and innovation are more about making connections than having unique ideas.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Its main dynamic is kinship, which gives people a distinct sense of identity and belonging — the basic elements of culture, as manifested still today in matters ranging from nationalism to fan clubs. foster a culture of learning throughout life.

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

David Weinberger

Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. The new model of the library intersects four spaces: inspiration, learning, performative, and meeting spaces.

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[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Innovate differentiated services suiting our culture’s needs. Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries. We have to better understand and promote Open Access. We should help our students to be creative and innovate in “micro-spaces,” i.e., spaces dedicated to particular topics. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. Open Source. Open Hardware. Open Data.

Institutions and Openness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s because I respect the work that all of us do in the open — faculty, students, staff — and want to see that work plugged as deeply into the university as the textbook industry used to be. What makes this last - the only thing that makes this last - is culture. To be open, it has to be supported by more than just an institution. As I said, it must be part of culture." Indeed, quite the opposite: if your innovation depends on an institution to survive, it won't.

Is it too late to save the Net from the carriers?

Doc Searls

Both pieces are in Wired , which is clearly on our side with this thing — especially since, if Marvin is right, Wired might someday need to pay the carriers for privileged carriage on what used to be the free and open (aka “neutral”) Internet. Culture is not Free.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From my perspective, the main reasons for the desperation are 1) stagnated support for basic research, 2) attempts to force innovation by ineffective and obstructive industry co-funding requirements, and 3) futile efforts to predict the areas in which breakthroughs will occur." These things drive innovation at home and create a sense of pride and unity." It advocates "a 'needs driven' innovation program to fund research aligned with national objectives."

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global Learning – Teaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. link] December 4-7, 2011 Big Ideas Fest , 3 rd , conference focused on innovation in education, Half Moon Bay, California, USA.

[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

It’s used in the world of tech innovation and platforms. If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. A hundred people showed up because it was advertised on the Buffer Facebook page, and because people wanted to meet “the Buffer guys.” Generative practices come from: Open Source. hacker culture. Also, consider enabling co-creating by opening up some APIs. open equity.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

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? Communities can foster better, faster innovation and value.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Almost every open source project uses peer review. What github does is allow your entire open source development is open? There aren't those formal rigid processes that keep you from innovating. It started with open source.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web.

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. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Well Functioning Business Ecosystems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

She had founded a company and worked there for ten years, but then applied to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow, thinking she stood no chance. One day her boss, Todd Park [former federal CTO], couldn’t make a meeting at the Veterans Administration. 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.

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? For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. Schooling segregates us, it creates peer culture. As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. Perhaps a vitual equivalent to the face-to-face meeting? So - what are the open issues. -

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

" 2tor: This online education company is serious about the rule; the media toned things down , but the use the A-word in their materials: The company is proud of its hard-working, but fun culture and hires based on both job qualifications and character.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. ” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. It all started with the Innovation Fellows and grew organically.

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MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First, we can look for innovations in pedagogy, because of the work with such diverse participants. And even cultural aspects, eg., I think we’ll see innovations in the technology, eg., The conversation now is wide open. Rebecca: from the EdX space, people have been remarkably open and flexible. There are different cultures – MIT has a very open culture, but as we work across partnerships, there are different cultures, different levels of openness.


Dave Snowden

Looking at how firms can sustain competitive advantage in the face of technological change, innovation is critical and in traditional research is seen as the ability to innovate consistently. First up after coffee is a presentation about collaborative innovation in ABB from Prof.

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The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. At the same time, technology innovation was actually flourishing.

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Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The basic structure of one-way presentations, flying to convention cities, blowing an entire week at a time, and vendors going through the motions but getting few sales is counter to the culture and M.O. As the Recession Waxes, Business Meetings Wane. A chance to meet famous people.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Wherever possible, we’re replacing proprietary software with open source. Complexity, or maybe our appreciation of it, has rendered the world unpredictable, so the orientation of learning is shifting from past (efficiency, best practice) to future (creative response, innovation). Two major public meetings. Getting to the future will require innovation, luck, and perseverance, but that’s the price of staying alive. Internet Culture. Culture, soft of.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

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? the reality of the Internet and open standards/open source forcing these things apar.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Hybrid Models of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. This core part of IBMs culture fused over time with the company’s Basic Beliefs , which were codified by Thomas Watson, Jr.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!!

Mark Oehlert

6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision. (7) Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."