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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning.

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). When posed the question in Winnipeg regarding what I thought the ideal open online course would look like, my eventual response was that it would not look like a course at all, just the assessment.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Learning quicker by failing safely

Harold Jarche

My discussions with Jeff over several years provide me with an excellent example of how organizations can deal with complexity and manage to grow and be sustainable. I attended the Community Forest International planning session yesterday.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Complex work requires multiple perspectives and non-linear processes. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

People who participate in structures like open source software projects can join and connect to others at will. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best.

ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses. Openness Presenters agreed that the utility of ICTs in education is enhanced though openness.

preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche

This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. The age in which Socrates was able to guide discourse in the open agora was slowly replaced by structured academies, in the spirit of Plato.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In its early years, - ’60s, ’70s, ’80s - companies deployed IT primarily to automate their existing processes, - leaving the underlying structure of the business in place. If you buy a sandwich at a deli, for example, several ledgers come into play.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad.

Explore your blind spot (free ebook)

Mind Hacks

The blind spot is a simple phenomenon of our visual processing, but one we don’t notice day to day. In the ebook I talk about how it provides a great example of the way consciousness is constructed despite ‘missing’ information. I’ve written this book as an experiment in ebook publishing, and as a test-bed for what I think could be a good format for presenting open-source guides to the myriad interesting phenomena of psychology.

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5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Their joint work on a process for cloning genes in microorganisms resulted in three patents that formed the foundation of the nascent biotechnology industry. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Be open throughout the process. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

  Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.    There are also “process network” platforms that bring together participants in extended business processes like supply networks or distribution operations that help to select and orchestrate participants who need to collaborate in flexible ways over time.  Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business value creation. 

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?

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s. If that happens, the economy will once again undergo a radical shift, as new, blockchain-based sources of influence and control emerge.”.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

In the meantime, we've asked our development partners at EdgeCase to provide their perspective on the technical side of the process. Here's what Mike Doel , project manager at EdgeCase, had to say: The Process. The user story is one of the basic building blocks of this process.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

That can then be contrasted with the formal understanding of the organisation, normally represented in a process map with supporting procedures. Well the process is fairly simple and can be done manually, or more effectively with a simple SenseMaker® deployment.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We know less about the sources of value in the economy than we did 25 years ago,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in MIT’s Sloan Review: . “We

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. Also - what is the role of memory in producing social tags - how are tags represented and processed in memory? So - the experimental study: what role do verbatim and semantic processes play when imitating tags?

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They excel at creative destruction , the term that economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized almost seventy years ago to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. By investing in new products or processes, the company can sell them to their already large customer base and reap greater rewards faster. Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We each first stated our respective positions in our opening statements , followed a few days later by our rebuttals , and then finally our closing statements. Throughout the process, people were invited to vote on the motion, as well as to post their own comments. .

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each institution continues to own and manage its own ledger, synchronizing its records with those of other institutions as appropriate, - a cumbersome process that often takes days. . Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process. The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers.

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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. Corollary => Open Source Video Technologies I'm dealing right now with delivery of video on mobile devices.

Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I asked Richard Stallman about the use of open licenses for educational materials, first he complained because I didn't use the word "free", then he said that he wasn't interested in educational content, that his arguments applied specifically to software. In sum, this discussion would be better conducted without further debated about which open license 'is best' and especially with fervent declarations in favour of commercial-friendly licensing.

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: A simple example is learning to make pizza. This, for example, is great: DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a movement about self-reliance and empowerment. It means that the resources are in your hands and you’re driving the process. Kamenetz simply doesn't understand what 'the process' is, which is why she is so mistaken about what it means to say 'you’re driving the process'.

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? And what are the processes behind this? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. For example, we define rich multidimensional landscapes of learning. So - what are the open issues. -

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. He mentions bioengineering and systems engineering as examples of STEM disciplines that are far removed from hardware, circuits and algorithms. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies.

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.

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

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. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department.

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

They can range from fairly simple examples to more sophisticated ones such as the Afghanistan Stability model that got a lot of publicity of the time including the somewhat ironic comment from McChrystal When we understand that slide, we'll have won the war.

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A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Systems and processes need to do this. Most of human development including language is the result of exaptive processes. There are some related techniques here, the use of metaphor for example can allow association or linkage of ideas in new ways.

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.

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.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Click here to enlarge Today, while other areas of information publishing have experienced tremendous cost efficiencies and scalability through single-source development, content reusability and cross-platform delivery, eLearning has barely budged from its tactical approach.

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 In communities of practice, people come together to generate joint work products as in open source software communities.

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The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. A number of the members, highly respected leaders from industry and universities, felt that we should initiate a study on the importance of Linux and open source software in general to the advancement of high-performance computing. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2011 Getting Research to Researchers in Developing Countries : Examples from East and Southern Africa, sponsored by Publishers for Development, Charles Darwin House, London, The United Kingdom. Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. Clayton R.