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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.

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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 have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Do Engineering: Delivering First Class Online Engineering Education with Graphical System Design Michael Haddad - National Instruments Arabia Online learning: - access to education to hundreds of thousands of people - platform for dissemination of a wide variety of topics - ideally suited for arts, humanities, finance.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every day brings new stories about the impact of digital technologies on every aspect of the world around us, including their transformative impact on companies in just about every industry. Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security.

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

The IT-based Transformation of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 27 I participated in a workshop at IBM’s Almaden Research Lab on The Co-Evolution of Future Technologies, Skills, Jobs, and Quality-of-Life. The key objective of the workshop was to explore how new technologies are changing the economics of work activities, and to understand the frameworks, theories and models that might help us better deal with these economics changes. Nor is it about the revolution in digital technology.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media. Mobile ad networks such as iAd and AdMob will not generate as much revenue as in-house sales. Design and navigation. Social media and social news.

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. “Technology (think 5 billion people, digitized knowledge, ubiquitous cloud).

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the realities of globalization, disruptive innovation, and profound changes across technology, markets and society, it should not be surprising that CEOs and their companies must now navigate a highly volatile and unpredictable business environment. It is all about leveraging advances in technology, systems architecture and organizational capabilities to help the business become more flexible and agile so it can quickly adapt to rapidly changing market conditions.

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E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks. The MOOC environment is designed to support both types of learning.

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smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg of the real potential of smart cities and digital networks.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Social Learning.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. Work will be described as complex patterns of communicative interaction between interdependent individuals.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

Over the last decade, I’ve extolled the value of social/technological networks as a means of extending learning opportunities. Social media in particular has collapsed the barriers between students and teachers. One area that I haven’t devoted much attention to is that of distributed online research networks. What are the habits and patterns of learner self-organization in open online courses?

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. It is not easy but that is what a networked market demands. Network Management.

…the baby has gone down the plug hold

Dave Snowden

As interaction happens over time patterns form, and as those patterns stabilise they create irreversible pathways. But the solution is not to abandon the radical transformation that technology can bring. The constrains are designed to ensure variety in team formation.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Since my experience at Red River College, I’ve spent quite a bit of time traveling and speaking about changes in knowledge, learning, teaching, technology, and by extension, the system of education. The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global.

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

The network era, with digital electric communications, changes this. Organizations today should be designed more like the internet ( small pieces, loosely joined ) and less like attractive prisons. The network era needs new structures, not modified versions of obsolete models.

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth Kanter

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU. The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

In a buzz session at DevLearn this year, I described how Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to choose and display a fresh selection of relevant articles every morning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Our interest is working smarter , not training or HR or technology. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, and complexity theory. Or check out Nancy White’s Communities and Network Connection.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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Some thoughts I've had.

Mark Oehlert

WEB 2.0/Shifts in the Way We Work/Abandon Stocks and Embrace Flows/How Technology Evolves/Subliminal v Liminal/"Please. Don''t silence your cell phone"/Hierarchies of expertise/Narrate your work/Fear Control Trust/Saying the wrong thing/Saying "bad" things/Fog of systems/All learning is socially-mediated/Transmission Loss/Inevitability/Consumerization/Blurring line between work/life/Intuitive situational awareness/No more courses.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

technologies for the enterprise. " As I indicated in my previous posting, a cultural chasm separates these two technology communities, despite the fact that they both rely heavily on the same foundational standard - XML. SOA proponents ignore these technologies at their peril.

[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. Look at user needs to design services. We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. “Let’s make sure we’re part of this technology.” We generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use.

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ll discuss this too. -- Let''s let Dron introduce connectivism: The Connectivist account of individual learning, in which the nervous system is understood as a neural network with emergent properties and behaviours resulting from its connections that we describe as ''learning'', is certainly compelling. There is one trivial sense in which every theorist agrees that learning is based on a neural network as described - they agree because they have to.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

What You Need to Know About MOOCs – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. link] (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: [link].

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The necessity of partial constraint

Dave Snowden

In social systems this is generally the easiest way to get people to understand. At LSSC11 I used one of my favorite methods, social network stimulation (SNS) as an example of this.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

Johnson’s book argues that a series of shared properties and patterns recut again and again in unusually fertile environments. information networks. Liquid Networks. A good idea is a network. With agriculture, people locked into rigid patterns.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. The organizational culture must change!”, “The technologies must be put into place!”, “The hierarchy and silos must fall!”.

July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media - Jane Hart , July 25, 2011.