2014

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework

Ross Dawson

My colleague and friend Richard Watson and I have created a number of visual frameworks together, including Trend Blend 2007+ based on the London tube map, which has spawned many imitators over the years.

Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0, a topic I used to think a great deal about.

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn

Jane Hart

I was recently asked to summarise my thoughts on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it. So here it is Although people learn in many different ways, L&D has for a long time concentrated its attention on creating, delivering and managing courses.

Course 285

Snow on the Water

Doc Searls

I’ve been intrigued b y Fotopedia since it showed up in ’09, especially since I do a shitload of travel photography. But I never posted anything there, because I was afraid it would die. And now, says here , it will. In seven days.

SAFe: the infantilism of management

Dave Snowden

I gave the opening keynote at the Agile conference in Brno today. A good audience in that they paid attention and were thoughtful.

Class 285

The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

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Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Science is emerging as as one of the hottest new professions and academic disciplines in these early years of the 21st century. A number of articles have noted that the demand for data scientists is racing ahead of supply.

More Trending

What will universities monetize in the future?

George Siemens

Universities do more than teach. Research is one of the most important activities of higher education. From the lens of students and society, however, the teaching and learning process and what it costs, is the primary focus.

Biblioteca Malatestiana – The world’s oldest public library

David Weinberger

I’m in Cesena, Italy for the first holding of the Web Economic Forum. Because I’m only here for a day, I didn’t bother to look up the local attractions until I arrived this afternoon. At TripAdvisor, the #1 Attraction is the Biblioteca Malatestiana , so I walked there. (It

Friends with Agendas (FWA)

Martijn Linssen

From Morguefile. Why don’t companies “get” social? Why do consultants have such a hard time helping clients to leverage social networks and tools for business value? Perhaps it is because in ‘doing social,’ (rather than being social), you become the FWA.

The age of self-creation: why ethics must be central to how we create the future

Ross Dawson

One of my flurry of media appearances over New Year was on the Sunrise show, talking about what to expect in 2014. Click on the image to see a video of my interview.

Trends 284

The Clearest Trend in the American Workforce Is Not an Encouraging One

Andy McAfee

It’s been a while since I posted data on US employment trends, so here’s a chart created with FRED’s snazzy new graphing interface.

Trends 285

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Jane Hart

I spent the weekend compiling this year’s Top 100 Tools List, updating the website and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below.

Tools 286

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

In her blog post explaining the Brendan Eich resignation , Mitchell Baker , Chair of the Mozilla Foundation , writes, “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.”

Jive 281

Small countries, big ideas

Dave Snowden

For the last year with Bangor University and the Welsh Audit Office I've been working on our Small Countries Big Ideas initiative. The basic idea is to create a series of properly researched programmes using SenseMaker® in the areas of health, social services and development.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy?

Issues 284

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords. If the books and articles that introduced them become popular, the concepts can get stretched and applied way beyond their intended meaning. The business world is particularly awash with such trendy buzzwords.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

I now have a Canadian Father

George Siemens

Over two years ago, I complained about the cruel and frustrating rejection of my dad’s Canadian citizenship. It has been a long process.

Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)

David Weinberger

Facebook has announced that it’s going to start adding to your newsfeed stories that you don’t know about but that are on the same topic as ones you follow.

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

One of the themes around both Social and Open Business I have grown rather fond of over the course of the last 2 to 3 years is that one of Working Out Loud (Other related topics would be as well narrating your work or observable work , a.k.a. owork ).

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. The article’s title, Get online or ‘be left behind’ quotes an interview with me.

Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.

Andy McAfee

My MIT colleague David Autor delivered a wonderful paper at the recent Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium about American job and wage patterns in recent decades, and their link to the computerization of the economy.

The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?”

Tools 285

Sell the news, give away the olds

Doc Searls

We decided this year to zero-base all our subscriptions to print publications. The reasoning: since most pubs give the best deals to new or slow-to-return readers, wait to see how far down they push the price, and in the meantime see if we actually miss them.

News 268

Please not more of the same (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

Last month Paul Tudor alerted me to a 2012 McKindsey report Delivering large-scale IT projects on time, on budget, and on value. I pulled it out yesterday as I wanted to read it for my opening keynote at the Global Scrum Gathering in Berlin next week.

Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers

Dan Pontefract

I had a wonderful, powerful get-together the other day with a friend of mine. Like me, he’s a dreamer. It was a chat long overdue. We hadn’t shared a latte for well over twelve months.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The recent New Yorker article, - The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong , - by Harvard history professor Jill Lepore , has led to a flurry of opinions on disruptive innovation. The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course.

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Municipal nets, municipal electric power, and learning from history

David Weinberger

The debate over whether municipalities should be allowed to provide Internet access has been heating up. Twenty states ban it. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the FCC, has said he wants to “ preempt ” those laws. Congress is maneuvering to extend the ban nationwide.

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Luis Suarez

15 theses about the future of the Internet and how we can shape it positively

Ross Dawson

PewResearch Internet Project has just released a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews.

Trends 281

The New Millennium’s Downward Ramp of Jobs

Andy McAfee

Recent research continues to shed light on the big trends in the US labor market. Unfortunately, many if not most of them are bad news.

Skills 285

Are you a member of the Learning Police? !!

Jane Hart

In my view L&D’s role is to enable and support all kinds of learning in the workplace – not to try and control it all. I often hear things that sound a bit like this !!!! Social learning

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

Civilization is a draft. Provisional. Scaffolded. Under construction. For example: That’s Thomas Jefferson ‘s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Thinking simply, in context

Dave Snowden

One of the common social media comments post a Cognitive Edge course (especially when I run it) is that people'r brains hurt; it's normally a compliment. As I said yesterday on the final day of this week's London programme the issue is to think differently, then its all pretty simple.