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[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. She uses a Mark Twain story [" Was the World Made for Man? "] about an oyster’s point of view to remind us that online design isn’t really all that evolved. She came back from Japan trying to design a more useful display.

Design 151

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key question is whether the technology will keep falling through the trough and be soon forgotten, or whether it will eventually move on toward the slope of enlightenment on its way to a long life in the plateau of productivity.

Data 238

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?;

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

Data 207

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like language translation, natural language processing, and playing championship-level Go.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sustainable Design of Communities Dramatically Reduces Waste - “Moving beyond the green-home level, ambitious projects are attempting to join blocks of buildings into a single sustainable unit”. It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like computer vision, natural language processing and machine translation.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records. Datafication , - the ability to capture as data many aspects of business and society that have never been quantified before, - is now becoming an integral part of just about every product, service and system.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

Took a sample. BG: Yes, if you use a free online service, you’re the product. But if you use a for-pay service, you’re still the product. The more we know, the more we can design policies to keep power in place. And now hardware in computers is being designed to detect your every keystroke, leading some Americans to be wary of Chinese-made computers, but the US manufacturers are probably doing it better.

Data 184

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps) GEORGE SIEMENS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012. X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design CLARK QUINN | THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more.

eLgg 238

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning… A large part of this talk is about that change. When you look at that, basically it''s like they have this model or design in their head of how we could rebuild the university system, wipe it all out, start over, and we''ll have a new model.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. But from my perspective there''s not much difference between professors pushing product on us or some commercial publisher doing it.

It’s Like This… : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Now, does anyone think that because we have access to identical factories, we`d have to turn out identical products? So instead of turning out products, we [use these digital factories to] turn out business processes — [sequences of interdependent activities that span many different people, groups, business units, geographies, etc.]. The more who can discover what you are building, and try your product, the better the chance of beating the competition.

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

model - design run the MOOC, evaluate for knwoledge - eg. what is its product?) - but not after a ''process of professionalization'' there are in reasing recruitment difficulties - how do we assess the quality of articles? articulation) 5 Design principles - collective design and distributed delivery (eg., Again these talks are all in French so my note-taking may be inaccurate in places.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

focusing on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments. The goal of the report is to educate parents and pressure the Consumer Product Safety Commission and elected officials. Lots more resources on responsive web design: - [link].

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I see it’s not contra-productive from the educational point of view but once a teacher wants their students to work um some comprehensive topic, I have my doubts about the result. Given a teaching resource - perhaps some sample code with instructions - it will take me maybe half an hour to learn the procedure. We could talk about how better or worse to design these materials, but that now leaves the domain of cooperative versus collaborative learning.

Course 134

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

Their reports of the sessions appeared to most of us, to confirm with the sample outcomes we had been shown rather than the spirited and diverse discussions we had engaged in. The diversity of participants in the process is also an issue and there are inherent dangers of pattern entrainment in workshop processes. Managing future uncertainties was fundamental to its design. A small number of people in a workshop are too easily subject to pattern entrainment and cognitive bias.

Module 147

IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Chuck Severance We got a look at Blackboard 9 proxy tool patterns, and built upon that. Along with the sopecification design has been the development of code. We have some stuff in production - content integration: McGraw Hill sells them directly to students via common cartridge LTIO integration. Another example k12.com Basic LTI - created 48 hours ago - and a version is in production now. Another blog-summary from the IMS conference.

Tools 109

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was trying to get them to spot fallacies by recognizing them, by seeing signs that would remind them of common patterns of argument. The difference is that a cMOOC is designed as a network, as I described above, while an xMOOC is based on a central course site and content that will be followed by all students. In a MOOC, the network is created specifically for a given course, but gRSShopper is designed to support open content distribution and syndication generally.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology is a second major factor contributing to growing complexity: “… creating a world that is massively interconnected, with broad-based convergence of systems of all kinds, both man-made systems like supply chains or cities; and natural systems like weather patterns or natural disasters. Even more striking, during the economic crisis, Standouts’ revenue growth was six times higher than the rest of the sample. They must constantly simplify operations, products and services.

Study 163

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Olga Slivko Is there a peer effect in knowledge generation in productive online communities? As designers we can do better, online environments that are as engaging as actual games, but embedded in real science. There are some light-wight crowdsourcing games designed by scientists to collect data.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence, a MOOC is to my mind, defined along the following four dimensions: [slide 3 – massive] Massive - here I mean not necessarily the success of the MOOC in attracting many people, but in the design elements that make educating many people possible. In practice, what this means is a system designed so that bottlenecks are not created in any of the four attributes: modeling, demonstration, practice, and reflection. but also to be involved in the design of these.

Course 201

New York City Halts Teacher Bonus Program: Another Blow to.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. there are a a few studies that show a positive impact, but the weight of the evidence supports the historical pattern of no effects or negative effects. 

How the Net Works

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The purpose of this paper is to describe how network learning works and to show how an understanding of network learning can inform the design and evaluation of online learning applications. To learn is to instantiate patterns of connectivity in the brain. Rather, it is the development of a pattern of connectivity in the brain. These patterns of connectivity correspond to the skills, abilities, intuitions and habits that we develop over time.

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What this talk is about - it's called "Education as Platform" - is the idea of exploring some of the experiences we've had with massive open online learning, and exploring some of the criticisms that we've experienced, some of the criticisms that we've seen, and trying to understand what elements of the design are working and what elements of the design are not working, and to use this understanding to try to advance our perspective on the way online learning is proceeding and should proceed.