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Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. The design was to share this learning was amazing.

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). When posed the question in Winnipeg regarding what I thought the ideal open online course would look like, my eventual response was that it would not look like a course at all, just the assessment.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. Just today an executive with a giant company whose name we all know told me about visiting “click farms” in India , which he calls “just one example of fraud on a massive scale that nobody in the industry wants to talk about.”

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. My experience is that your standard academic simply won't touch this stuff (learning design). A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. For example, if you check out Michael Hanley’s blog , you’ll see that he’s dedicated most of his recent posts to this subject. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software?

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. Very few organizations are truly open.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. TELOS isn't exactly an LD designer and player, it's an educational modeling designer and player that exports to IMS-LD. Users design a learning model through an executible graph - that is, they edit the learning scenario visually.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Seamless support of open source tools and software, including Apache Spark , Node.js , MongoDB , MariaDB , PostgreSQL , Chef and Docker. Software designed to run on one machine would not work on other machines.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

People who participate in structures like open source software projects can join and connect to others at will. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts?

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

David Weinberger

Two hundred of Denmark’s 500 public libraries are “open libraries” — open 24 hours a day, with staffing only about 12 hours a week. If you have a library card, you can open the door. It will open in early 2015. Q: Design is crucial.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

Just to get the semantics aside, I tend to prefer the term “performance ecosystems” to describe this space rather than platforms simply because, to me, the term “platforms” creates an image of a much more tightly designed and specified environment than the term “performance ecosystems.”   Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.  Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business value creation. 

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components. While there are a number of different web browsers from different vendors in the marketplace, they are all built around the basic design and standards introduced by Mosaic, to which they then add unique, proprietary functional enhancements.

ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses. Openness Presenters agreed that the utility of ICTs in education is enhanced though openness.

How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities

Ross Dawson

If you take some recent examples, people point out a working gun that has been manufactured from printed parts. Designs will be a great source of value, but the 3D printer movement has been heavily associated with ‘open source’ already. Free design libraries already exist online, such as Thingiverse , where people can upload and share 3D designs at no cost.”. I have no doubt that open source models will continue to be prominent in 3D printing.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s. If that happens, the economy will once again undergo a radical shift, as new, blockchain-based sources of influence and control emerge.”.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM. Knowledge artisans not only design the work, but they can also do the work. Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations. One example I discovered is from Andy Carvin.

Showing the World

Clark Quinn

This has already been seen in examples by BMW , for instance. I’ve argued before that we should expose our learning designs as a way to hand over learning control to learners, developing their meta-learning skills. The systems exist: Layar commercially, ARIS in the open source space (with different capabilities).

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

iWitness , our project to create a tool to aggregate social media by time and place, is now well underway, and we're looking forward to sharing some of our thinking about the design of the tool with you in the coming weeks. Ember is an example of an MVC (Model, View, Controller) framework.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If you buy a sandwich at a deli, for example, several ledgers come into play. Blockchain is a distributed ledger database that uses a cryptographic network to provide a single source of truth.

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5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Be open throughout the process. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market. Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform. Mandel cites the ecosystems surrounding the iPhone, Android and 4G mobile networks as examples.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

Tim Brown of Ideo is opening his Aspen Ideas Festival talk with a slide presentation called “From Newton to Design” He says he’s early in thinking it through. He points to a problem in how we’ve thought about design, trained designers, and have practiced design.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

Decisions are at the heart of human activity and mapping gives you the basis for lots of other understanding and intervention design. This can use predetermined categories relevant to the organisation or can just be left open.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. He mentions bioengineering and systems engineering as examples of STEM disciplines that are far removed from hardware, circuits and algorithms. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies.

New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cheating occurs when they perform something other than the intended task in order to produce the result - copying answers, for example, in order to achieve higher grades than they would have earned on their own. Cooperative behaviours include exchanges of goods and services, agreement on open standards and protocols, sharing of resources in common (and open) pools, and similar behaviours.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. The recommended learnss for each person all the tag assocciations they have done in the past, and then tries to match this pattern to all the different examples. tagging real-world objects in construction, health care - some examples of people tagging machines (with warnings, instructions, etc). And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks.

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: A simple example is learning to make pizza. This, for example, is great: DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a movement about self-reliance and empowerment. Now if your interest is in DIY education - that is, an interest in the educational process itself - then the logical next step is to do what edupunks have in fact done: to create and experiment with the design of courses online, to create their own courses.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. Take transportation, for example.

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? Can we design mass collaboration? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. sofwtare engineers, LAN designers, etc. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. For example, we define rich multidimensional landscapes of learning.

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain architecture underpinning bitcoin, whose protocols were specifically designed to control the creation and transfer of bitcoins. . Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?"

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department. For example, Google’s ubiquitous GMail service is still in Beta. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department.

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

The few development efforts that ProjectVRM has led itself are all open source to minimize intellectual property barriers and to encourage others to build on the software.  Think of those “terms of services” tucked away on websites, written in incomprehensible legal jargon and presented in tiny font designed to give an intense migraine to anyone who is foolish enough to attempt to read through them.  Our world is being turned upside down by the Big Shift.

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. Learning design was an attempt to emulate what was called programmed learning in the course packages, a way of leading the student through the materials one step at a time.

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

They can range from fairly simple examples to more sophisticated ones such as the Afghanistan Stability model that got a lot of publicity of the time including the somewhat ironic comment from McChrystal When we understand that slide, we'll have won the war.

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