Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

The design was to share this learning was amazing. After lunch, conference participants got to to choose two presenters to spend an hour with in a small group to ask questions and deepened the learning.

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. The question that then surface include: What is in this for Eyebeam?

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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.

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. I would question the LAMS / Moodle thing; it looks like overkill. 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).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries."

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Such a significant economic shift should make us question the value of putting so much value into the corporation, when most of it now is created by workers. Knowledge artisans not only design the work but they can do the work.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

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. These are questions I’ve long been thinking about. Software designed to run on one machine would not work on other machines.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

During our 90 minute panel, we each made introductory remarks based on our previously submitted briefing statements and then answered the commissioners’ questions. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

The Great Rebranding

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. But the major barrier to encouraging informal social relationships at work often comes down to a question of control. Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions.

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

David Weinberger

But the question is what people are going to do in those 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. If you have a library card, you can open the door.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

Last week, Kevin Werbach asked me to address his Supernova conference and offer a preview of some of the questions that will form the foundation of the research agenda for the new center. These are the questions that will focus our research agenda.

MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

34% are social learners - contributing to discussions - we can understand the learning design (eg., classes from all over the world - but do they develop the kind of courses specifically targeted to these workers - MOOCs can play a part - the open market concept which aims to break the monopoly on education - broadcast of learning not enough, we need local support - mentors, facilitators, even teachers - eg.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0

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. 

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

Ross Dawson

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. At the same time there will definitely be major opportunities for licensed designs.

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. As he notes, the analysis can be helpful to him as a journalist and content curator to identify potential sources online.

Why do we care about some things and not others? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). is a high school teacher in New York who emailed recently with a pair of interesting questions. Here is Joe’s explanation, followed by his questions: Our school holds an annual holiday volleyball tournament in phys ed class. Good questions.

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?

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

All-in-all the implication for L&D professionals has been to make their traditional offerings of carefully designed, time-consuming and often slowly developed structured modules, courses and programmes relevant to fewer and fewer stakeholder needs.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days | Main | Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 20, 2008 Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions. I am a big fan of big questions. I love the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month (BQOTM) and think that it has really spurred some insightful discussions that might not have occurred otherwise. Whats your question?

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years I’ve learned that when trying to explain a complex new concept or product, it’s important to engage in a kind-of conversation with your intended audience, where you talk about what's in your mind, your questions, your doubts, what you know and what you don't know.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” There is little question that small, entrepreneurial start-ups are almost always the ones that bring to market highly disruptive innovations. Large companies that make the successful transition to an open, collaborative style of innovation will emerge as effective ecosystem leaders.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Harold Jarche

Open information and access to our common knowledge assets seems to be a required part of any new leadership model. The great work of our time may be to design, build and test new organizational models that reflect our democratic values and can function in an interconnected world.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Open Educational Resources Matures 4.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is akin to engaging in a conversation with your intended audience, where you talk about what's in your mind, your aspirations, your questions, your doubts, what you know and what you don't know. Marketing experts and design agencies are invaluable in this work, but by themselves they cannot properly communicate the in-depth understanding and passion of those most responsible for the innovations.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

” [WIIFM] question. In addition to redefining how work is done, knowledge artisans are creating new organizational structures and business models, such as virtual companies, crowd-sourced product development and alternative currencies.

[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

She asks critical questions. 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. In his column, Larson discusses a few misperceptions that shed light on these questions. . opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The topic in question: wine from the country of Georgia (this topic is chosen in order to prevent people from having preconceptions about the topic). The secondary association was based on wine colour (specifically, ''white wine'') and the question was, was white detected as ''typically Georgian'', and aromas associated with white and non-white wines. But we don''t know the answer to the question yet - it would be interesting to apply to a real system.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Imagine receiving academic credit for contributing well-received resources into open source repositories, whether as software , art , photography , or educational resources. To be sure, it's far easier to ask students simple questions and grade the number of correct responses.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

wisdom so you sign up for Avanoo and you get to answer and see the results for all kinds of questions like: If you believe in heaven, what do souls do there? You can also leave comments, rate the questions and flag questions to both track and ignore.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The first question from new hires, accustomed to doing their homework and living their lives with friends on their networks is “Where’s the social network? Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web.