Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations between friend and fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard and myself, here are some discursive thoughts on open versus closed systems. Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 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. I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Nuvvo was initially going to be used for the course as a registration system, communications and some content presentation. Keywords: eLearning 2.0 , Web 2.0 , Collaborative Learning

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Tools such as Lotus Connections now have social network analysis functionality embedded in the system, and other vendors are integrating similar tools.". The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, during a panel discussion at the 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium , I learned about Sunday-night/Monday-morning syndrome , the name given to the tension between employees and their IT organizations. This is in spite of the fact that the Internet and Web 2.0

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first phase, the Web made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained primarily in the hands of institutions. This one-to-many Web 1.0 Web 2.0

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us. Such systems are particularly hard to understand and control because of the complexities inherent in human and organizational behaviors. Then came Web 2.0

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1985, for example, IBM was America’s most profitable and most admired company. Answers to these questions began to take shape as the Web continued to evolve toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. With the advent of social technologies and the unifying vision of systems of engagement, businesses needn’t follow this pattern.

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s CIO, for example, has to deal with an IT infrastructure that not only includes the classic enterprise systems and networks, but also digital consumer technologies of all sorts, sensors used in all kinds of smart solutions, digital voice and video communications and on and on and on. The Internet and World Wide Web are the most prominent such disruptive technologies, and have led to massive changes in all aspects of business, from the original move to e-business ; to Web 2.0

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, the Web has evolved toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. Look, for example, at a period piece like Mad Men to see how every day behaviors like smoking in restaurants and at business meetings, drinking during the day, and interactions with women in the workplace have changed in the intervening fifty years. Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

Five years ago I noted that big consultancies were jumping on the Web 2.0 For example, what exactly is “Advanced” Web 2.0 To understand complex systems one must marinate in them, as John Seely Brown advocates.

A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

Through the introduction of Web 2.0 Imagine if you will, in the learning space specifically, that every time a new eLearning course was developed, that a new portal, system or application was also introduced where the employee had to log into to access the actual course. This is a zany example of course, but the point is as we continue to introduce new Web, Learning, Enteprise 2.0 learning 2.0 collaboration enterprise 2.0

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This generation is characterized by systems suchas Plato, and represents the very idea of placing learning content online. My first work in the field of online learning was to set up abulletin board system, called Athabaska BBS, in order to allow students fromacross the province to communicate with me online. The next generation sees the development of the contentmanagement system, and in learning, the learning management system. The core ideas of web 2.0

Have Things Really Been THAT Bad?

Andy McAfee

by Andrew McAfee on January 21, 2009 A recent tweet by @rossdawson alerted me to a new post by Oliver Young at his Strategic Heading blog titled “Web 2.0 This is a self-explanatory title, and an accurate summary of Young’s beliefs about the impact of 2.0 As he states: &# So what do I see when I look at Web 2.0, In this system is it incumbent on the firm to create value, and the role of the buyer is to consume value. Web 2.0

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

The mistakes I see happening far too often (and more than any list of successful examples) are when organizations manually pop the pieces off the cube and forcibly push them into place to ‘solve the puzzle’. Enterprise 2.0 collaboration engagement enterprise 2.0

Where do non-UX-team members learn about UX?

Adaptive Path

They need to know for example why we insist on performing user research when we don't know what motivates potential users, why we create conceptual models of a system before diving into the details of its interactions, why sketches work for the initial phases of design, when visual designers needs to be brought into play, and how to best evaluate a design at different stages of design and implementation.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When examining educational programs that address complex systems, one finds that universities generally do a pretty good job of teaching the base, foundational skills. That is why the Innovation Lecture Series: Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges was organized.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

After about a decade of experience with web 2.0, While “web 2.0″, A system of control and oppression can be challenged when people take up their power, their voice. Unfortunately, this knowledge is latent as the system has been architected, much like a dictatorship, to give control to one person. In other instances, recommender systems could connect individuals who have complimentary and/or opposing knowledge graphs.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Understanding E-Learning 2.0 eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 e-learning 2.0 Each cell is supported with video examples. Web 2.0 Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & & Communities 2.0 Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 e-learning 2.0:

Enterprise 2.0 the Indian Way

Andy McAfee

Ashok is the head of the Web 2.0 Among his many other responsibilities, Ashok has been one of the point people for Enterprise 2.0 TCS also made the smart move not to limit questions and answers to work topics; as they were showing me the live system I saw more than a couple questions about cricket. He said that the system had become extremely popular at TCS, and that most employees now used it. So if a well-designed 2.0

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Those responsible for such rash assertions were established professors with respected academic credentials who came out of the traditional system, set up some overnight companies, and rashly declared that they had reinvented education. Before blogs were called web 2.0,

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

They are going after things like: specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0 For example, my daughter wants to take that online high school course.

The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Communications via e-mail, and access to information using the World Wide Web, are the two main capabilities that made the Internet so popular in the mid 1990s. In the early 2000s we saw the rise of Web 2.0 I finished my talk by giving examples of the use of cloud computing in two key areas I am closely involved in my work: Smarter Cities with IBM and Mobile Digital Money and Global Digital Payments with Citigroup.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 We all have our favorite sources on the web for keeping up.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Paul Lowe, course leader of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, spontaneously gave a live web presentation on his use of blogs with his master’s students and shared what he had learned so far.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? The Web as a whole, and especially the Web 2.0 The moniker “2.0

Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?

Tony Karrer

As an example, CSS 3 introduced linear and radial gradients. All we need is to define wet-floor-reflect and we’ll complete the Web 2.0 It's way too complex a question because there are a ton of factors that will need to be considered for any given system. As an example Flash is used by Zynga to create their games. Will we need to run in low-end phones with basic web access capabilities? Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break!

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The American Society for Training and Development was founded and designers brought a systems focus to training. Peter Senge promoted five disciplines that are finally kicking in now, twenty years later: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have three examples of openness from this talk: First, in an earlier presentation that I saw, everything was up on Google Docs, and anyone could edit it. I've been working with them, getting into the details of their system. They use a big Saba learning management system.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

The internet and the web (in its web 2.0 New modes of sensemaking – through social and technological systems – are required. For example, most research projects begin with a hypothesis, followed by data collection and analysis.

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Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card!

Martijn Linssen

Im only kidding about "great E20 tool" there of course) A double post by Dennis Howlett on Tibcos Tibbr and a few others by a few others led me to write this one - not many people get it, it seems Enterprise 2.0 tibbr is the poster child for Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise 2.0:

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the mid-1990s, people began to develop learning management systems. I'm sure you're all familiar with learning management systems. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." In addition to this commercial stream, we had the open-source stream and, most especially, learning management systems called Moodle, which I'm sure you may be familiar with, and Sakai, which is less common, but was created by a consortium of American universities. Web 1.0, Web 2.0

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

A recent report of theirs, Better, Smarter, Faster: How Web 3.0 will Transform Learning in High-Performing Organizations , makes a mistake in it’s extension of a definition of Web 3.0, Their definition: Web 3.0 The easy examples are Netflix and Amazon recommendations: they don’t know you personally, but they have your purchases or rentals, and they can compare that to a whole bunch of other anonymous folks and create recommendations that can get spookily good.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time, a number of research institutions and leading edge companies were already using clusters of Intel processors running Linux as a way of building relatively inexpensive, and increasingly powerful supercomputers, as well as highly scalable web servers, distributed file and print servers, network firewalls , and other Internet infrastructure applications. In those pre-Web 2.0 We should not be surprised that the original Web evolved into Web 2.0


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Third Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - blog summary Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Samuel Chance, Novexcorp Told some ‘Alabama’ jokes, to illustrate the importance of context. Perspective: Pull Web 3.0 Web 4.0 Push Web 1.0

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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[2b2k] The Internet, Science, and Transformations of Knowledge

David Weinberger

Over the past couple of decades, we’ve moved from talking about supercomputing to the grid to Web 2.0 Another example: the Genetic Association Information Network is trying to find the cause of bipolarism. Ralph looks at e-research in Sweden as an example. Maybe you need to use some of the old systems investigations tools. Maybe link Twitter to systems thinking. In the UK a library can’t even archive a web site without permission.