The Chinese Test Example
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 3, 2014
It''s a total crime when you think about: 10 or so *years* studying the subject, and all that many people have to show for it are the most utterly banal applications of addition and multiplication. That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers). link] The example was originally intended as a response to the ''Turing Test'' model for evaluating artificial intelligence.
Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
For example, after making what he refers to as a “bad decision ‘ and receiving numerous complaints and feedback about it, he reversed the decision the next day and openly blogged about it on their internal communication blog platform apologizing, and making things right again.
Case study porn
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
A while back I tweeted "Stop reading case study porn and get on with it". OK, maybe I am bit unfair with my dismissal of case studies but when I am asked if I know of companies who are doing really well with social tools I say "Less than you might expect, those who you know of were less successful than they claim, and why not become the one that really makes it work?". And if I thought that waving case studies at nay sayers was going to get me very far I might as well have given up.
The Study, and Other Stuff
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 3, 2015
There are three separate threads in Siemens's response to my last post , all of which are fascinating: The thread concerning whether or not the study he published was bad, The thread examining the question of whether universities can be a valuable force for social equity, and My own experiences of the university system. Whether or not the study he published was bad Siemens writes, "Stephen expands on his primary concerns which are about educational research in general."
a gold-standard study on brain training
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant”. The main measure of the study was participants’ own reports of their ability to cope with daily activities. Well there are some potential flaws in this study. The headlines.
Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
The chapter opens with an excellent case study of how Nick McMenemy uses crowd platforms to drive his startup Virdium. I gained plenty of insights and new ideas in my interview of him, which I condensed into the case study, reproduced below. Case study: How Nick McMenemy runs virtual teams. He test the brief himself to check it is clear, and provides clear examples of what he is looking for as well as the process.
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
A few weeks ago, MIT professor Joseph Sussman addressed these issues in a lecture - Complex Sociotechnical Systems: The Case for a New Field of Study. In his lecture, which can be seen here , Professor Sussman says that it is not enough for us to study complex sociotechnical systems. But, asks Sussman, is there enough intellectual content in complex sociotechnical systems (CSS) to justify the creation of a new field of study? “Are
Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter
MARCH 24, 2015
For example, says Murphy, “Twitter has flipped our relationship with media. There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.
Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education
DECEMBER 11, 2011
At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA).
A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal
APRIL 6, 2012
One example: we no longer retain students who flunk more than two major classes in grades 7 or 8. How much time are you going to spend studying or working on homework from April through June? Last year, I wrote a post about how Justin Snider, who teaches education at Columbia, asserted that "the best principals are PRESENT, constantly interacting with teachers, students, and parents."
Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities
AUGUST 21, 2013
It draws on 16 excellent case studies of how to develop “metropolitan IQ” and a healthy “urban metabolism” (analogies I of course love), including both international and Australian examples.
The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Wisdom from Stanfords Jim March on the Numbing Effect of Business Schools » The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related Thoughts. In particular, I was reminded of a very old study called "The Effects of Changes in Roles on the Attitudes of Role Occupants," which was published by Seymour Lieberman in Human Relations in 1956. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.
Where is the study of what we do?
MARCH 13, 2012
Case studies, accounting, finance, the works. Then something happened and instead of going on to get my MBA, I decided that I wanted to study history and anthropology so off to grad school.
New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
This question was one of many in a recently released research study commissioned by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on the occasion of its 50 th anniversary. Guest Post Philanthropy Research StudiesNew Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs.
What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience
DECEMBER 9, 2014
While the study looks at the details of consumer behavior, motivations, AND their actual social usage for three major corporate brands, the findings are useful for any nonprofit that wants to develop an accurate persona of its audiences social media use. Research Studies
How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Hubspot has released new study on consumer expectations about brands and social media that helps answer this question. The study found that consumers expect brands to be on at least 3 social platforms, with Twitter and Facebook being the most popular platforms (no surprise here).
Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Source: Acenture Interactive’s Acquity Group’s 2015 Next Generation of Commerce Study. One way I keep up with news and trends in social media is to curate social media research studies on Pinterest, share on my Facebook Page , and make sense of them here on my blog.
New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.
DECEMBER 19, 2010
Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 » New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better. Plus I wrote about another study that shows when either women or men are touched lightly on the back by women, they tend to take bigger financial risks. That second study showed that touching by men had no effect. Now, to be clear, as the authors point out, this an imperfect study.
Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference
MAY 28, 2014
Not yr same old social media NPO case study SLAM at #SMoP14 pic.twitter.com/j7Gp12hIRD. The panelists delivered their case studies and poems in three rounds, each with a sub-theme. Humberto Kam from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and Cindy Johanson from Edutopia shared some case studies about storytelling and what inspires people to share your organization’s content. The final set of case studies discussed social media success and failure. Case Studies Conferences
One who studies the soul
SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Literally, Psychologist means ‘one who studies the soul’, we think of it as a scary word in our harsh-sounding, Germanic language, but it actually means something really beautiful. i-D magazine has an interview with instrumental dubstep fusion maestro Psychologist.
Social Learning Examples
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
GDL – Group Directed Learning – how groups of individuals – teams, projects, study groups etc – can use social media to work and learn together (Note: a “group could be as small as two people, so coaching and mentoring falls into this category).
International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change
JANUARY 14, 2014
I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Here’s what I learned: Global Social Media and Mobile Usage Studies and Internet Penetration.
Pinterest Nonprofit Benchmarking with Pinerly
JUNE 6, 2012
I was curious about what I could learn if I did an informal benchmark study of a few nonprofit Pinterest users. This was a lot data to deal with and I wasn’t after a comprehensive field study. Content Research Studies
How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
The Pope is a great example of changing with the times. “In There are few examples of nonprofits making use of them to target younger audiences such as this WWF Fundraising Campaign for endangered species. Case Studies Gen Z
Giving Away Four Free Passes To Millennial Donor Summit 2012
JUNE 13, 2012
Three years ago, the first study on Millennial donor engagement was published by Achieve and partner JGA. This study provided the necessary understanding of how the generation gives and engages with nonprofit organizations. Conferences Research Studies
John Warrillow's 3 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs | Daniel.
APRIL 29, 2011
John Warrillow’s 3 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs John Warrillow has been studying entrepreneurs for fifteen years. Here is an example: [link]. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive.
Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech
MAY 27, 2015
For example, if location information will prove useful in tracking place-based impacts, best to build this metric into registration from the start, rather than try to capture the information later. Engagement Guest Post Measurement Research Studies
Pew study of reputation management
MAY 26, 2010
For example, more than two-thirds (71%) of social networking users ages 18-29 have changed the privacy settings on their profile to limit what they share with others online. From an email about a new Pew Research report : WASHINGTON – More than half (57%) of adult internet users say they have used a search engine to look up their name and see what information was available about them online, up from 47% who did so in 2006.
I'll take gender differences for $800, Alex | Daniel Pink
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
I’ll take gender differences for $800, Alex A: This popular game show presents an elegant environment for studying the effects of gender on competition. I’ve seen a great deal of real world examples of this behavior difference. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.
The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study
MAY 28, 2010
IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. In the past three studies, CEOs consistently said that coping with change was their most pressing challenge. Capitalizing on Complexity is the title of the 2010 study.
US education: a grave failure of national management & character
DECEMBER 8, 2010
Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril. The results reflect the culture of education in Shanghai, including greater emphasis on teacher training and more time spent on studying rather than extracurricular activities like sports.
Case Studies of Informal or Social Learning
AUGUST 6, 2009
I'm looking to find lots of examples of where informal or social learning has been used successfully in the workplace and where it was led by the L&D organization. This can either be already written up, or it can be the name of a person and organization where it was done. Can you provide me pointers? If you would be more comfortable, feel free to send me information via an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. eLearning Technology.
The 2008 IBM Global CEO Study
MAY 19, 2008
IBM just released the 2008 Global CEO Study. IBM has been conducting such studies every two years for the last several years by interviewing hundreds of CEO's around the world. Four years ago, the 2004 study found that CEOs were emerging from the depressed business environment caused by the bursting of the dot com bubble , and were beginning to shift their priorities from cost cutting to driving profitable growth and strengthening overall financial performance.
The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
O’Reilly took us through some examples of designing with citizens in mind can radically change the trust equation. He gave the example of ” Vin Tank ” which an example of how ambient data on social channels is being used by companies now.
Which do you prefer: An expensive latte or an expensive loan.
MARCH 3, 2011
Yesterday I heard a terrific presentation from Kevin Volpp , a University of Pennsylvania economist and physician who studies, among other things, how techniques from behavioral economics can nudge people into healthier behaviors. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.
Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton
JUNE 2, 2011
BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers. Here is the description of the third and most compelling of the studies: "Lastly the researchers had 69 undergrads complete two retrospective consumption diaries, two weeks apart, documenting their purchasing behaviour, mood and regrets. Bob Sutton.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser
FEBRUARY 28, 2008
» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts?
Getting It Right at the GEO Conference in Seattle
MARCH 13, 2012
Last conducted in 2008, this study of primarily US foundations found that there was little to no change in the degree to which grantmakers incorporated practices deemed important to the success of grantees. Guest Post Research Studies
the economy of sharing
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
” Chimpanzees choose cooperation over competition : Study challenges distinctiveness of human cooperation. This is especially curious because the best ideas we have about the evolution of cooperation come straight from animal studies.
Research and Evidence
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 2, 2015
I wrote the other day that the study released by George Siemens and others on the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning was a bad study. It is a criticism focused on a specific work, a specific study, which I believe well and truly deserves criticism.