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The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make a long-form case for why Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in cash and stock is a Good Thing. Here I’ll make the case for why it should uncork a fresh wave of investment in start-ups and innovation at already-ups. Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. ” Then look at what Fred Wilson says about online advertising as a source of pollution. (He

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.

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Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that born digital Internet companies, - e.g., Amazon, Google, Facebook, - are setting the standards in the quest to understand and optimize the customer experience , challenging traditional companies to keep up. Digital Product Management .

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and Talent in the Indian IT Industry

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Focusing on this challenge would create an opportunity to innovate in “Learning 2.0”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Am I missing all the products in the learning/training industry that are coming out in this regard? The awesome open source project?

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Next he calculated the change in the true price of light, by estimating the price in cents per lumen-hours , a measure that would quantify the considerable innovations in generating light over the same time period.

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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. But over time their monopolistic tendencies kill competition and the entire ecosystem of innovation.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last group I want to mention consists of all the people and companies selling ad-on products and services on top of the basic computer systems, such as application developers. Over time, the IBM S/360 family , announced in 1964, emerged as the leading products of the central computing model. A fairly large ecosystem developed around S/360 of companies providing a large variety of hardware and software add-on products, applications and services.

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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.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Innovation is back in force as a topic on senior management agendas.

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Why Copyright?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reasons: Advocacy - people organizing themselves online - facebook groups - twitter campaigns, etc - examples Government 2.0 - 2001 copyright consutation - 600 responses was huge - today - British - "Ask the PM" - other forms of interacting with public - government blogs, government Facebook accounts Our Digital Future - Iron Sky - amateur production - alternativ funding - Flickr and other content uploading - Facebook - Culture - eg.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The market form, the third form of organization to take hold, enables people to excel at openly competitive, free, and fair economic exchanges. Learning and innovation are more about making connections than having unique ideas. Facebook makes this very easy.

[berkman] Elliot Maxwell on Openness

David Weinberger

Elliot Maxwell is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Openness: How increasing accessibility and responsiveness can transform processes and systems.&# He sees openness as a lens for understanding processes and systems. Openness is a continuum, Elliot says. For example, open source software benefits from openness, but because decisions are made by assigned individuals, it is not itself fully open. Openness is in part an attitude, he says.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? marketing vs. customer support vs. product development)?

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The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

For the last 150 years, the work of large organizations has been about mass production and making centralization effective. This is the remarkable power behind open source platforms.

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[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

It’s used in the world of tech innovation and platforms. If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. A hundred people showed up because it was advertised on the Buffer Facebook page, and because people wanted to meet “the Buffer guys.” Generative practices come from: Open Source. Generative practices with products include building products that help others, or that are generate when used.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Some of us have pretty much abandoned e-mail altogether … for Facebook. The Midata Innovation Lab in the UK is doing a similar thing, with twenty UK companies and thousands of customers. In Philosophy in the Flesh , George Lakoff and Mark Johnson open with this assertion: The mind is inherently embodied.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Almost every open source project uses peer review. What I mean is taking the social networks like Facebook and Twitter. What github does is allow your entire open source development is open? It started with open source.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. LiveJournal, which has been around for ages (and open source, too).

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, to be valued What does the Social Customer give? Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? Jive When I visited Jives products page and their solutions page, all I got in Firefox was a blank page.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Too much face(book) time

Doc Searls

I believe the Net is an open place. And that’s why I’m already tired of Facebook. Facebook’s mail, for example, is a substitute. If there’s a way I could get Facebook mail with my IMAP or POP client, I’d rather do that.

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. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? He’s not a theological innovator.

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. Branch and Facebook were fails. Problem: With “Snow Fall” the innovation came after the story was completed. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Twitter and Facebook aren’t working (or do, as junk food). Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Science of Innovation. Leadership for Disruption and Innovation | Haydn Shaughnessy | LinkedIn. Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Product Categories Collectibles – Fybush Media. About the program | Open Technology Fund. adblock plus open source code – Google Search.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. Nick Sinai: Todd, you were the brains behind the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program … Todd: The government is not a lean start up but that approach applied to may problems work much better than if you apply traditional the waterfall approach to computing. It all started with the Innovation Fellows and grew organically. Rather, open it up in machine readable form.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation – Nieman Foundation. Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. what the cluetrain manifesto teaches us on social media … 11 years later – Marketing & InnovationMarketing & Innovation. Products-as-Platforms Is Not a Marketing Gimmick – HBR. Facebook New Clues page.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Difference and Friction

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? called on America to open the.

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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? As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. But we need frames of reference on MOOCs: many of them are looked at by econonomic (scale, productivity, cost) and technology perspectives. So - what are the open issues. - does any mass collaboration take place in Facebook and Twitter?

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? But the Gap should go beyond simply shedding its product business.

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Restoring Balance in the New Year

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. One possibly good side product will be that total learner hours shouldn’t be a primary metric.

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.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research - 2012-2014 - already indicators - web-based email increasing vs in-house email (38% - 56%) - cloud-based productivity software increasing 27-46% SWOT (Helpful / Harmful, Internal / External) S - removed fixed cost of laptops and servicing, gave parents a choice to purchase better device W - how to help teachers deal with these disruptive devices (eg.