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[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. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was generally the case during the industrial age of the past two centuries, when according to experts like Carlota Perez , we had a major technology revolution every 50 - 60 years, when new technologies emerged from the labs into the marketplace, disrupting existing industries and jobs.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since retiring from IBM in 2007, I’ve continued my involvement with technology-based initiatives, - AI and blockchain most recently, - through my consulting and academic activities as well as the weekly blogs that I’ve now been writing for the past dozen years.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. The meeting included three panels , one on finance, one on insurance, and the third on research and development.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as with the Internet, the Web and other major technologies, the blockchain has now transcended its original objective. The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first heard about this new concept during a visit to USC last March to attend a meeting of the advisory board of the Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) , which I have been associated with since it was launched a couple of years ago as part of the Annenberg School. First of all, we now have a wide variety of digital technologies and channels across which to develop the market strategy for our new offerings, in addition to the classic analog channels.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. He soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’s future just as much as the technology. At the time, I was co-chair of PITAC , the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

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.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case. So, we further explained that the open community developing Linux included some of the top programmers and computer scientists around the world.

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. This model worked well when technologies and markets changed slowly.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We were interested to hear about the development both because we are using a hosted version of the SMC as our “home base&# this iteration of the workshop, and because Howard’s project is a nice example of community technology stewardship. What needs is it trying to meet?

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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.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 29-December 1, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science , 3 rd , Athens, Greece.

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

David Weinberger

Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Our users often are ahead of us in technology. ” Our users often are ahead of us in technology. 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. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. Open Source.

Knowledge Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The conference was sponsored by the Board on Science, Technology and Economy Policy (STEP). Some intangibles, like intellectual property, are being securitized, auctioned, and traded; a few years ago hardly anyone contemplated the existence, let alone the extent, of such ‘technology markets.’ The essence of the Industrial Revolution was the application of technology, tools and process innovations to increase productivity and quality radically in the production of physical assets.

MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

enormous potential - Tsinghua (#1 in BRICs) created a consortium of leading universities to teach Mandarin - IIT in India relies on MOOCs for skills in IT sector - 330 million in India will have Internet in 2015 Constraints - technology and infrastructure - language constraint - courses are in English Who benefits? Core courses for degree + additional courses from independent - how do we determine MOOCs meet standards?

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.”? Jon works with Countway Library and CBMI ( Center for Biomedical Informatics ) on semantic technologies.

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 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA.

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. Athens: simplicity, civic engagement, open competition not for personal glory.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


Technology – In order for online learning to take place, eLearning technology must be implemented. People – eLearning can’t happen without the involvement of specialists who know the ins and outs of installing an eLearning system and establishing an eLearning culture in a corporation.

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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." I understand the relationship of culture and institutions can get a bit chicken and egg.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010. Meetings Too Long and Too Wordy? Try a Twitter Meeting - You Learn Something New Every Day , November 6, 2010. On sustaining and reviving culture - Abject Learning , October 15, 2010.

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

David Weinberger

The new model of the library intersects four spaces: inspiration, learning, performative, and meeting spaces. Two hundred of Denmark’s 500 public libraries are “open libraries” — open 24 hours a day, with staffing only about 12 hours a week.

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Vale Joe Miller

Clark Quinn

Joe was an intensely private person who had a sizable impact on the field of technology in learning, and I was privileged to know him. He moved to the Bay Area to join Atari, and subsequently was involved with Koala Technologies, which created early PC (e.g. His trajectory subsequently covered gaming as well as core technology, eventually ending up at Sega before he convinced the KU folks to let him head up KUIS.

[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. The network technology “enables a network mindset.” 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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 In communities of practice, people come together to generate joint work products as in open source software communities.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. Furthermore, universities need to become networked to meet the needs of businesses seeking training. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

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? Started out in the formal model, now a very dynamic open source project. It started with open source.

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.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Relly: in an idea world we make everything open source.

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. Units with more people than the size of a mid-sized city are difficult to organize with today''s technology. Perhaps a vitual equivalent to the face-to-face meeting?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

The blog " Modern Mechanix " says that it covers "Yesterdays Technology Today" so true. Hewishes you good luck at the coming meeting and signs off."

[2b2k][eim]Digital curation

David Weinberger

This is not a regulatory group; everything will be open source, and progress will be through rough consensus. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, talked about the Administration’s enthusiasm for Big Data and open access. Over the next ten years, she sees computer science and information technology becoming the foundations of curation.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): So here I sit, technically in-between jobs.

Mark Oehlert

federal government working in the e-Learning Technology Center (eLTC) at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). even meet you for that matter. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two new addictions.flickrvision and twittrvision.


Dave Snowden

Geoffrey's solution: Habits, routines and customs are social replicators, technology may be, although the artefact itself is not a replicator. References path dependent or new path creation (or technological speciation) as ways in which firms can create new technologies).

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Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible. Searls, meet Dr. Kremer.

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MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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

Andy McAfee

Instead, I keep finding evangelists – people who are so convinced of the value of the new, technology-enabled modes of collaboration that they devote substantial time and energy to promote me. S&C, Don Burke and Sean Dennehy at the CIA , and many of the other successful ESSP evangelists I know talk first to their audiences not about cool new technologies, but instead about the needs of the organization. Useful and usable technologies. is not about the technology.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We look at the concept of self-focus - the degree to which language-based cultures centre their descriptions around objects and entities of regional importance. The concepts of social and collaborative creativity partially overlap; so do the concepts of mass collaboration, e-participation, and social/cultural creativity (but there is 0 overlap in Google Scholar for all three). Afterword, representatives from the cities were called to meet in Berlin, and a final report was produced.

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.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

L'Institut professionnel de la fonction publique du Canada argues "L’économie du Canada manque d’innovation" and suggests "les scientifiques du gouvernement fédéral pourront s’engager pleinement dans l’atteinte des nouvelles priorités du pays en matière d’innovation" (government scientistscould fully commit to meeting the priorities of becoming an innovation nation). Maybe it can work with better technology, or maybe the problem isn't a matchmaking problem.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] Educational Technology Research Symposium will not be held in 2010.