What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

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? Flow diagram of how to create a Firefox patch) Preparation -> Module ownership -> Creating a Patch - >Testing -> Gettkng Reviews -> Committing the Patch -> You are now immortal The two parts where there's no code are 'module ownership' and 'peer review'.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some diagrams shown illustrating the ''flow of ideas'' through a reserach community). Olga Slivko Is there a peer effect in knowledge generation in productive online communities? And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. It''s this convergence of DIY with open source software and electronics. Tool used: test classification framework (all open source tools

Responses to Questions on Technology and Schools

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If I had to generalize (which I really hate to do, because there are always inherent inaccuracies) I would venture to say that new technologies are making schools more open. I once created a diagram to answer this question. Responses to a questionnaire for a Spanish News Agency.

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates. Key: production process that takes multiple platform into account simultaneously.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). They may be papers, lessons, diagrams and images, videos, or anything else. From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource?

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ontology-centric Knowledge Discovery in a Contact Centre for Technica Product Support Brad Shoebottom, Innovatia This paper outlines a technical support product that helps people find answers to questions for customers. Performance metrics: productive vs non-productive time, first call resolution, case closed timeframe, filtration rate, and revenue model. link] (Boxes and levels diagram - pre-processing, text segments processing, ontology populatoon).

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. There are pretty important question here to ask about your learning business: Will there be demand for our training products (classroom, virtual classroom, eLearning)?

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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. One of the things we learned was the tension that exists between open online resources and commercial resources. It came, over time, to be called Open Educational Resources.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. We check each of the sources by person - and are able to place these into context. You can also see the footprints of various media sources (eg. CD advertisement - the ' sounds of the office ' - background noises you need to make it sound like you are working in a productive office, not at home. David P.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

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

Mark Oehlert

You reach for your attache case anddraw the diagram with a pencil-thin infrared flashlight on what lookslike a TV screen lining the back of the case. The diagram is relayed toa similar screen in your associate’s office, 200 mi.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second time at a conference (or at a venue) is always more productive than the first. I took the venue as my starting point; the organizers wanted a talk on openness, and the audience consisted of managers and decision-makers, so I described a policy framework for open learning.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. Drupal, an open source content management system, enables the creation of individual accounts, the creation of discussion posts and pages and other content, and the sharing of this content online with other community members.

Understanding Me

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Mixing Licenses David writes, "When a group of learners who are in no way affiliated with a company or any other for-profit organization are prevented from remixing OERs by the copyleft provisions in the GFDL and the CC-By-SA or the CC-By-NC-SA, how is it that this is only a problem for commercial exploiters of open content?" The Principle of Use Next issue: "And, while I’m asking Stephen to explain things to me, why is it that he seems to think 'open' should really mean 'closed?'

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. OECD: process automation yoelded 22 percent increase in productivity. And we have recently opened our first PEI location. Geared toward a product.