Leadership by Example
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Here are two examples. Education and training are shaping technologies. As can be seen by Dr. Brant’s second example, with modelling, the learner is progressively supported. Leadership by example becomes the key. Leadership training usually does not work.
Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation
APRIL 4, 2017
The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world. Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,”
JULY 28, 2016
I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. In political terms, prescriptive technologies are designs for compliance.” Prescriptive technologies limit human potential. Technology
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Few topics are as important, - and as challenging to anticipate, - than the future of work given our justifiable fears of rising technological unemployment. One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.
Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples
AUGUST 28, 2012
The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.
OCTOBER 26, 2010
Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.
Learning with people, not technology
JANUARY 23, 2012
I’m going to bring this to the attention of the Stoos Network ; we’re on the lookout for examples of enlightened next practices.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . At Citigroup, where I consulted from March, 2008 through June of this year, I was strategic advisor for innovation and technology. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.
Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
MAY 4, 2016
Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Like all digital technologies, the price/performance of IoT technologies is evolving at an exponential rate. Current applications for this technology. What are some examples?
Modernising Classroom Training through Technology (Online Workshop)
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
This workshop looks at how to modernise classroom training through the integration of technology. Encouraging the use of technology for personal learning in the classroom (week 1). Next public social online workshop runs: 15 February – 11 March 2016.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.
Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Nonprofit technology professionals know how to converts laughs to donations and devoted an entire session to sharing tips, techniques, and examples during a NTEN conference. What are some of the best examples of nonprofits using humor in their engagement and content marketing?
Technology’s Real Benefits (Hint: They’re Not Economic)
MAY 3, 2013
A couple recent articles, one in the WSJ by Dennis Berman and one in the NYT by Eduardo Porter , have raised the question of why all the amazing technologies we have these days aren’t showing up more strongly in the productivity and GDP growth statistics.
5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology
OCTOBER 15, 2014
The rise of wearables is one of the biggest emerging trends in consumer technology. Over the last decade our primary interfaces with connected technology have shifted from fixed computers to devices that we can carry in our pockets or bags. While it is always hard to predict consumer response to new technologies, it is safe to say that any early adopters will take to the next generation of devices with alacrity. Health Mobile Technology trends Uncategorized
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
Take parking management, for example. me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. Technology won't make things happen where they weren't happening before.
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? For example, see [link] ). What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?
Face-to-face training is not dead; it just needs a 21st century technology make-over
JUNE 18, 2014
In fact it appears that many people prefer face-to-face learning over e-learning for a number of reasons, for example If they want to concentrate on learning about something, it […].
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. Some things will be directive - we continue to work on math, for example. This is a great example of experiential learning. So, we see this huge growth in technology.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals. . “We
Jobs, work and technology
DECEMBER 2, 2011
For example, CAD systems have enabled engineers to develop far more complex products than they could have done otherwise. Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via @raesmaa [automated & outsourced].
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ From a practical perspective, the more we learn about successful open government examples and social business experiments – the evidence became clearer. People, Organization, Technology.
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.
An example of informal learning from Europe
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 26, 2010
Sara Lee wanted to invest in technology in the domain of learning. That’s why we suggested to set up a meeting, in which we would explore where the learning takes place within the organisation, more specific, within the sales and marketing department, for which the technology was meant.
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Technology makes it possible for experts to include novices and others in their day-to-day practice in ways unimagined even a decade ago. Questions 1.
How the next generation of display technologies will transform mobile computing
JUNE 18, 2014
This morning I was interviewed on the Morning Show about next generation technologies including holograms on smartphones, machine to machine (M2M) communication, neuro-hacking and brain implants. Mobile Technology trends Uncategorized
Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
JUNE 4, 2014
USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. How can you best understand the impact of disruptive technologies on something as deeply human as culture?
A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social
JULY 22, 2013
The point to this rambling post though is that I have one really good example of how far down this has to go. Find out how far your company needs to go to become social - it''s not about technology.
Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal
APRIL 6, 2012
The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was the 12th conference that I have attended (it had earlier reiterations). Every year it is like attending a family reunion. I have some many friends and colleagues that I only get to see once a year at the NTC.
JUNE 11, 2013
A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). Does this diagram capture the technology infrastructure for learning you are familiar with? strategy technology
Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer
OCTOBER 31, 2011
In my quest to highlight CEO’s that are truly game changers, believers & practitioners of the thoughts and concepts written in this space, I came across Bill Sullivan of Agilent Technologies.
Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 15, 2013
A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.
Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.
Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
MARCH 5, 2014
At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” The examples are work place learning, but useful to anyone who is doing training.
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA
MAY 4, 2012
Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? How do foundations address power, technology, and audience differently in the 21st century? Leadership that Values the Role of Technology is Key to Success.
Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions
OCTOBER 20, 2015
This year’s event was focused on the impact of digital technologies on economic development in emerging and developing countries. It was organized around six different sessions , each of which explored the links between technology and development through a different lens. .
What’s the right technology for schools?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
At the end of a conversation the other day, the topic turned to technologies in schools. For example, running an OS (WebOS, iOS, Android, etc) on a PDA (w/ camera, etc), and then the PDA could be plugged into a tablet and the tablet would take over as the I/O channel. I was asked what I thought about the iPad in schools, and as I thought it through, I saw both pluses and minuses. Let me, of course, make this generic to tablets and PDAs.