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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. These will be our own secure personal spaces in the connected world. Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. A lot of doors opened up yesterday.

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?

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens.).

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

Meaning that’s generally how long any new world-changing development effort spends in the quiet shadows before it breaks out into the open and starts taking off. (If I’ve also seen VRM from the start as fundamentally an open source effort, not a commercial one.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc).

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.

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. Another speaker was Michael Tiffany , a “gentleman hacker” and CEO of WhiteOps , “an internet security company focused on the eradication of ad fraud.” In Here Is New York , E.B.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. Business or Pleasure? -

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Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Surveillance, privacy, and security: Europe’s confused response to Snowden | European Council on Foreign Relations. We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism — The Message — Medium. Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. Products-as-Platforms Is Not a Marketing Gimmick – HBR. Facebook New Clues page.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Twitter and Facebook aren’t working (or do, as junk food). Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Here ya go, all free. (If

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

That last item — an extensive bill of particulars — featured this sidebar: The link goes to An Open Letter to the Mozilla Corporation. In July, Justin Scott , then a Product Manager at Mozilla Labs , vetted A User Personalization Proposal for Firefox.

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[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

It’s a real-time news gathering operation happening in an open source newsroom. They are part of an open newsroom. They are potential sources and fact-checkers.” He shows a chart of the stock price of a Chinese pharma that makes a product that’s believed to have antiviral properties. And there are many more sources of info, from tweets that are fast but tend to have more noise, and slower but more validated sources.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? Nonetheless, MOOCs and open online learning generally are shifting the definition of education away from its historical roots to a skills based, instrumentally defined enterprise ??

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.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. facebook - "pick-up" collaborations - low cost to start a new project or business - outsourcing to customers, eg., We check each of the sources by person - and are able to place these into context. You can also see the footprints of various media sources (eg. David P.

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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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. They’re so open, so eager for disruption. That means that the products of the teams being described are a new form of information that in the hands of entrepreneurs and innovators can be transformative. Lynn: At Commerce we’re trying to do Open Data 2.0. Also, we’ve learned from platform effects and what the team at Facebook has done.

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[berkman] Dan Gillmor on living off the privacy grid

David Weinberger

Dan, who has been very influential on my understanding of tech and has become a treasured friend, is going to talk about what we can do to live in an open Internet. He pauses on Loic Le Meur’s [twitter: loic ] tweet: “A friend working for Facebook: ‘we’re like electricity.’” Bruce Schneier says when it comes to security, we’re heading toward feudalism. We’ve been trading convenience of the illusion of security.

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.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

So, what do Twitter, You Tube, Facebook, WordPress, American Idol, and movie documentaries like Super Size Me have in common with e-Learning 2.0? The key is single-source learning. DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. 8:26 pm Stephen Downes @Javier - learning analytics will be useful, to a degree, but run squarely into privacy and security problems (eg.,

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[berkman] The Law Lab

David Weinberger

The Law Lab is a rich environment, open for collaboration, that does research, explores ideas. It will create open technology “for governance and mechanism design — private production of norms, rules, common law and statutes.&#. The Law Lab is building an “open governance platform.&# Palantir on mortgage backed securities). Also, the Law Lab has been involved in the Open Trust Framework. It’s open source.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second time at a conference (or at a venue) is always more productive than the first. I took the venue as my starting point; the organizers wanted a talk on openness, and the audience consisted of managers and decision-makers, so I described a policy framework for open learning.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

In some cases it involve intermediaries, about which Matthew says this: Instead, such monitoring could be outsourced to a trusted third party, which could then require anyone who uses that data to comply with a privacy and information security code of conduct, and that’s what Kauffman thinks will occur. In fact I’ve talked to people in some of those same properties about the opportunities opened by the Intention Economy, which are immense.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Probably the most notable of the specialized computers, the iPod, has become one of the most popular consumer products of all time. Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009. Dignan, 2008) Microsoft needs to virtualize Windows, to create versions tailored to different devices, simplifying the operating system providing a similar user experience across a wide range of products.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

Tag Cloud | Main | A Must Watch: Openness, Localization, and the Future of Learning Objects by David A Wiley » July 17, 2008 Day 4 - Man.Im As long as its online, stores can have inventories of 1 product and overhead of near zero.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. That was a quote from the opening day.

''m only going to say this about 1,000 more times.

Mark Oehlert

Facebook Profile. What learning is NOT is a product. So lets freakin STOP talking about learning like its a product. Open Source. Security. e-Clippings (Learning As Art). Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert). flickr. flick r.com. This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from UX Week 2007. Make your own badge here. Me in Second Life. My latest additions to del.icio.us. del.icio.us stuff. Here are some of my main del.icio.us

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's UX

Mark Oehlert

Facebook Profile. So this is a shot from the opening session of Adaptive Paths UX Week. Maybe we need to go back and start with our users and what their interaction with our products is like. Open Source. Security. e-Clippings (Learning As Art). Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert). flickr. flick r.com. This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from UX Week 2007. Make your own badge here. Me in Second Life.

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. Facebook - launched in February 2001, Mark Zuckerberg. 2006, opened up. OECD: process automation yoelded 22 percent increase in productivity. And we have recently opened our first PEI location.

Why do we care about some things and not others? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). That takes a coach with a secure ego, and there are probably limits to student self-direction in a school setting due to liability issues, but definitely movement toward self-direction is needed. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

mean when you eliminate paper, material, transportation and binding costs from the production of a book.then you really need to stretch to defend keeping your current price model dont you? There is also a discussion going on at Tony Karrers blog , about a more open textbook creation model. That means Facebook, the most popular site on college campuses after the filesharing sites.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

Facebook Profile. From Mashable comes this post on " 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools " TouchGraph offers a search/data visualization product that reminds me of Search Crystal. Ive been tinkering with Many Eyes over the last couple of weeks as a way of exploring potential visual navigation tools/interfaces for Open University courses and qualifications, and OpenLearn OERs/course units: [link] and search for "many eyes". Open Source. Security.

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The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.