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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.

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. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

Global distributed organizations can attract the most talented in the world

Ross Dawson

Forbes has a nice story about the history of WordPress and the role the open-source software plays in the for-profit business Automattic. As a legacy of its open-source roots its 120 employees are spread across 26 countries and six continents. A distributed workforce means Automattic can hire talent from around the world–without having to offer the perks and pay of Google, Facebook and Apple.

platform capitalism and the post-job economy

Harold Jarche

The emerging economy of platform capitalism includes companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Consider open source software versus software as a service. open source workers.

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. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy. Networks are not markets.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Facebook makes this very easy. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. In a creative economy we are only as good as our networks.

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owning your data

Harold Jarche

WordPress is open source (OS). Open source software is released under a variety of licenses such as the GPL. With open source, the rub is that the community has to stay involved to make the software better.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. A distributed ledger requires a peer-to-peer network and consensus algorithms to ensure replication across nodes.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Facebook makes this very easy. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. In a creative economy we are only as good as our networks.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. maybe we should just let the students choose to interact and network with each other, by themselves, in Facebook and 2.

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.

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

Jane Hart

If your organization doesn’t like the idea of using Twitter for company conversations, then the next best thing is to set up some sort of corporate company (Twitter-like) network. To claim a network, user fees do apply.

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.

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

John Hagel

In fact, the definition they offer of business platforms is: “a nexus of rules and infrastructure that facilitate interactions among network users” or, alternatively, “a published standard, together with a governance model, that facilitates third party participation.” Social platforms These are similar to aggregation platforms in the sense of aggregating a lot of people – think of all the broad-based social platforms we’ve come to know and love: Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

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.” For a measure of how far we have drifted away from the early promise of networked life, re-read John Perry Barlow ‘s “ Death From Above ,” published in January 1995, and his “ Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace ,” published one year later. In Here Is New York , E.B.

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.

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.

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. This is also a good direction in that it starts with something that you own as an individual - your blog (as opposed to starting within the walls of Facebook).

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Id like to pass along my latest addiction.say goodbye to free time. » November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

” E.g., Facebook was built as a private club. “No one’s a Facebooker.” ” All the social networks operate as common carriers — neutral substrates — except when it comes to monetizing. It’s very open-ended and difficult to figure. “Now we have the industry that creates the social network implicitly interested in getting involved in how IP laws evolve.” People never switch to more open apps.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004. It’s open online learning generally.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. The tags establish a network of connections among the resources and the tags, and among the resources themselves, and the users who read them. A socio-cognitive approach for studying and supporting interaction in the social web Tobias Ley We want to talk about how we can make massive social network data work for us. This leads to the exploration of the potential for modeling collaborative knwoledge through its networks structure.

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. Over time, the concept of learning objects and learning object repositories lead to the idea of learning object repository networks. They create this network. Openness.

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. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Today, of course, social networking is ubiquitous.

Meaning & the content heresy

Dave Snowden

Nothing to be honest you can't do in Facebook, but there are approaches that take this approach and it has utility for storage, but not really for research and only partially for knowledge management. They can be used as a part of a SenseMaker® project by any member of the network.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How do you measure the value of the explosive amount of free goods available over the Internet, including Wikipedia articles, Facebook social interactions, Linux open source software and You Tube videos?

The GovLab

Steven Berlin Johnson

Noveck herself went on to oversee the Open Government Initiative in the first years of the Obama Administration. Just as Kickstarter widens the network of potential funders for creative work, Peer-to-Patent widens the network of discovery and interpretation, bringing in people who do not necessarily have the time or the talent to become full-time examiners, but who have a specific form of expertise that makes them helpful to some patent cases.

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. It exhibits specific network patterns.

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

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

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? We had a research project that analyzed the SAP Peer Community Network (SCN). What is the ''tea time'' for mass collaboration networks? So - what are the open issues. - does any mass collaboration take place in Facebook and Twitter?

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.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government

David Weinberger

Social media (Twitter, Facebook) are all about weak ties. Not networks. As an example, Gladwell ridicules the opening story in Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody , about how “the crowd&# got a smart phone returned to its rightful owner. “A networked, weak-tie world is good at things like helping Wall Streeters get phones back from teen-age girls.&#. But hierarchies can work with networks. Hierarchies and networks are not exclusive.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Together, these processes look like this: These internal and external activities are a way of moving from implicit to explicit knowledge by observing, reflecting and then putting tentative thoughts out to our networks. OS = open source. Networking. Facebook.

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