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learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Learning is the new literacy. We buy new ones every few years.

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gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. We need to probe the system, detect patterns, and create something new.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. They must support collaboration, communication, synthesis, pattern recognition, and creative tension, all within a trusting environment in order to be effective. Very few organizations are truly open.

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?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. 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. tagging real-world objects in construction, health care - some examples of people tagging machines (with warnings, instructions, etc). And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. Take transportation, for example.

Meaning & the content heresy

Dave Snowden

The other thing that a lot of people don't get first time is that for meaning you are looking at the patterns across many stories you don't dance on the head of a pin, i.e. you don''t get hung up on a single story that tends towards reductionist or aggregation thinking. To take an example.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 As a result, much of this investment was wasted, consistent with the broader pattern of the dot com bubble. It exhibits specific network patterns.

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Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. For example, an article from Axel Pentland (MIT) in Der Spiegel asking the question, where does mass collaboration start? So - what are the open issues. -

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. " Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

There are some related techniques here, the use of metaphor for example can allow association or linkage of ideas in new ways. Concluding I emphases the need for messy coherence, relaxing constraints to allow new patterns to emerge.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. Content could be created in novel ways - the 'mail merge'program, for example, would allow you to print the same letter multiple times,but each with a different name and address drawn from a database.

[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. E.g., complex bird flocking patterns are based on simple rules. Canonical example: Termite mounds.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. Open, not in the sense of anybody can enroll, but open, in the sense of the content is free and open to use, to reuse, and there aren''t limits on the use of the course materials.

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.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Samuel (Noekowsky ) tried to use Greg Egan (as an example), an attempt that failed miserably. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? You have a bunch of open positions. Dale''s Cone) Source: op. It''s a pattern?recognition

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

If there are only four dots, they can form 64 patterns. Twelve dots can form 4,700 quadrillion patterns. Dave dislikes Open Space because the law of two feet ostracizes dissenters. 20 million organ benefit for example. Patterns emerge.).

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department. For example, Google’s ubiquitous GMail service is still in Beta. SENSE: Listen; Enable conversations; Look for patterns; Learn together.

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Clay Shirky

Once you see this pattern—a new story rearranging people’s sense of the possible, with the incumbents the last to know—you see it everywhere. Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. We have previous examples to learn from, and our core competence is learning from the past. Open systems are open.

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MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. The phenomenon of ''wrapped MOOCs'' will be described, and Downes will outline several examples of local support for global MOOCs. The implications for the French-speaking world of distance education will be considered, and Downes will outline strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote linguistic diversity.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The ASCD conference proposal guide, for example, offers review guides that will apply to almost any conference you apply to: - how well does the proposal relate to the conference theme and strands? - For example, you may have developed a tool that addresses such a problem.

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Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government

David Weinberger

As an example, Gladwell ridicules the opening story in Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody , about how “the crowd&# got a smart phone returned to its rightful owner. “Discipline and strategy,&# Gladwell says, although his example also stresses organization. That’s how national political campaigns work in this country, for example. Gladwell is also wrong to say that Wikipedia is mired in a “ceaseless pattern of correction and revision.&#

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Open up editing slowly.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Despite set-backs – for example, the lobbies by private corporations to prevent the deployment of municipal Wi-Fi – it is not unreasonable to expect that inexpensive wireless broadband will be ubiquitous in most populated areas. The Java Virtual machine (JVM) is one example of this, but so also are the ‘images’ produced by virtualization software such as VMWare or Parallels. The best example of this may be seen at the Flickr website.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption. But we (IMS) need to be more open. Interoperable - the widgets are a good example. The first was open source in name, but not in how it operated. On of the things missing from a lot of the open source projects is documentation.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

However, Jaiku is now open source and may grow into something else, under Google’s umbrella. perhaps sees this weakness as an opportunity and has launched open source as an alternative for organizational micro-blogging.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. E.g., open source software. E.g., Open Science tends to publish when near done, while Open Source tends to be more iterative.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Another option, if you want to share within your organisation, would be to use an open source social bookmarking system and bring it inside your company’s firewall, but that would take some cooperation from the IT department. Blogging is my main source of learning,” she says.

SADI Workshop

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another table from a different source may list the same treatments, with outcomes and side effects. A query on the database is a graph-pattern with variables. out rdf:type example:CognitiveMeasure This may not be explicitly represented in the database; this is where we use the rules. We merge data by specifying more than one URI (source). Instead of retrieving websites, it retrieves sources where it finds that pattern.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. They’re so open, so eager for disruption. Lynn: At Commerce we’re trying to do Open Data 2.0. E.g., Uber shared its data on traffic patterns with the city of Boston. Rather, open it up in machine readable form. Data owners were there who thought that opening up their data could only result in terribleness.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. Here are some examples: Use blogs to replace group e-mails so that information can be updated on a given subject/topic. Sense patterns and help develop emergent work and learning practices. This is a follow-up from yesterday’s post that the LMS is no longer the centre of the universe and Jane Hart’s post today on A Transition Path to the Future.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

We have to better understand and promote Open Access. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. We generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use. Fernando covers the the concept of openness, which he sees as a cultural change. Open Source. Open Hardware. Open Education. Open Data. Open Science. (We We just had the 8th worldwide Open Access Week, he reminds us.).

Tinkering and Playing with Knowledge

Nancy White

Be open to criticism. Brown talks about a networked world as an open source world that facilitates this tinkering. Open source. The geodesic dome is a great example of a technology whose meaning was defined– and redefined– by users.). .

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible.

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Each of these networks has its own unique style, functionality and patterns of usage. Now open to anyone, you will still find that Facebook is the preferred network for Millenials who see the encroachment of Boomers and, to a lesser extent, Gen X into the network as cause for some alarm. Open source gives you something extra though, and that is the ability to take the whole application, source code and all, and move it or even modify it.

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

Pattern recognition is key. What do these companies have in common: Google eBay Yahoo Amazon MapQuest Craigslist Wikipedia YouTube Built on top of Linux (open source). Dell Ideastorm, Starbucks, Best Buy, SAP (Harmony), YattIt, BeingGirl (P&G) mentioned as examples. At the Tim O'Reilly keynote at the DevLearn conference. His outline is very interesting in that he's promising to talk about the "new literacies."

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. people building their own cyberspaces - the power of weak ties - especially for search, intelligence, viral marketing - the emergence of patterns and structure - the power of strong ties - eg. At the societal level, we are able to find the patterns of what are salient across large numbers of people. David P.

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. Another example Basic LTI - created 48 hours ago - and a version is in production now. Basic LTI for powerlink is going be open sourced tomorrow. SD - an example of this would be a widget engine). Eventually, you see the line move, so more and more of the stuff (learning design, for example) can be rendered by the LMS.