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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. But, as with the Internet, the Web and other major technologies, the blockchain has now transcended its original objective. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. I believe that developing and communicating the storyline behind a disruptive innovation requires the close involvement of those who best understand and care about the new initiative and offerings.

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The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies around the world have established similar employee innovation efforts.

From learning to working technologies

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here is a graphic of Moore’s technology adoption curve. Inspired by Jane Hart , this is my view of the current state of the learning technologies industry: The Late Majority and Laggards are focused on meeting their compliance needs.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”? Jon works with Countway Library and CBMI ( Center for Biomedical Informatics ) on semantic technologies.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

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.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. The technologies on the list have been worked on for years. Emerging technology solutions.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. The meeting included three panels , one on finance, one on insurance, and the third on research and development.

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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”

The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with Vint Cerf , Bob is recognized as one the key fathers of the Internet , for which they both received the 1977 National Medal of Technology and a number of other top prizes. The occasion was a board meeting of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) , a not-for-profit organization that promotes research in the public interest which Bob founded in 1986 and continues to lead. It paved the way for a much more collaborative approach to innovation.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since retiring from IBM in 2007, I’ve continued my involvement with technology-based initiatives, - AI and blockchain most recently, - through my consulting and academic activities as well as the weekly blogs that I’ve now been writing for the past dozen years.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. He soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’s future just as much as the technology. At the time, I was co-chair of PITAC , the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 30 and 31 I attended a meeting in Washington, the Rights and Bytes: Law and Big Data Workshop. ID³ ’ s principal focus is to develop architectural frameworks and open source software solutions that embody the necessary policy principles for managing critical personal information so that it can be tested, verified, improved and scaled. . A key characteristic of common law systems is their ability to continuously evolve to meet changing societal needs.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.

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

Doc Searls

Here I’ll make the case for why it should uncork a fresh wave of investment in start-ups and innovation at already-ups. Meet space and meat space are now one. Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. Registration is authenticated using a phone number, a significant innovation that eliminates the frustration of remembering a username and password. A lot of doors opened up yesterday. Business Internet Technology VRM

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.

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. Smart technologies should be designed to enable more connections between citizens. Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.

network learning cities

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.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I then made the jump to University of Manitoba, started my phd (now finished), and continued developing courses and programs, including the certificate in emerging technologies for learning. However, the focus of this research chair on learning innovation and analytics captured my interest and I decided to apply (obviously informing my colleagues at Athabasca University of my intent. That meeting happened last week. Funding Sources. Cited Sources.

Knowledge Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The conference was sponsored by the Board on Science, Technology and Economy Policy (STEP). Some intangibles, like intellectual property, are being securitized, auctioned, and traded; a few years ago hardly anyone contemplated the existence, let alone the extent, of such ‘technology markets.’ They determine competitiveness, innovation and jobs, yet economists struggle on how best to measure and deal with them. Tags: Innovation Society and Culture

The Great Rebranding

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

'Responding to Michael Feldstein, who on summarizing the recent EDUCAUSE MOOC conference (see my summaries from this blog) represents MOOCs as yet another form of artifact in support of traditional instruction, diagrammed as follows: I was at the same conference of course and viewed it a bit differently. The attendees are self-selected from an audience consisting almost entirely of instructors (people outside this community were prohibited from attending). The presentations and discussion seemed to me to be repeated instances of "please please please let MOOCs be whatever they are so long as they don''t touch the sacred role of instruction." People who live and work exclusively within these institutions need to get out more. They need to see beyond an idea of education where the students come from cookie-cutter upper income homes and whose deepest problems are motivation, distraction and information overload. They need to get beyond facile debates about quality and enter the real-word debate around access. Seriously, what else can be said about a statement like this: " it will be offered locally with teachers at a scale of between 1 to 20 and 1 to 50. Because teachers matter.” It''s like saying "we must at all costs limit education to small groups of people led by a teacher." The "distributed flip", advanced as this Great New Thing, is the connectivist model of MOOCs, but with small-group in-person attached. The arguments in which the four elements of MOOCs - ''massive'', ''open'', ''online'', and ''course'' - are one by one putated to be ''optional'' or ''unnecessary'' seems to me to be a desparate attempt to cleanse MOOCs of any disruptive impact they may have on the traditional action of in-person teaching to a teacher to a small group of people. These arguments miss the point of the MOOC, and that point is, precisely, to make education available to people who cannot afford pay the cost to travel to and attend these small in-person events. Having one instructor for 20-50 people is expensive, and most of the world cannot afford that cost. That''s *why* the institutions - from which the attendees of this conference were uniquely selected - charge thousands of dollars of tuition every year. MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response form the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history). -- My summaries from the EDUCAUSE Conference: Everything You Thought You Knew About MOOCs Could Be Wrong , Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein Faculty Perspective: Teaching the Humanities to Humanity , Peter Struck Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning , Seth Anderson (Duke), Amy Collier (Stanford), Cassandra Horlii (California Institute of Technology) MOOCs for Credit: Current State of the Art , Cathy Sandeen, Centre for Education, Attainment and Innovation, ACE What’s In It for Us?: Benefits to Campus Course of Running a MOOC , Jason Mock Who Are Our Students? Bridging Local and Global Learning Communities , Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University, @derekbruf Using an Open Source Platform to Meet Online Learning Goals , Amy Collier (Stanford) and Jane Manning (Stanford) Backgrounds and Behaviors of MOOC Participants and Implications for Faculty , Lori Breslow (MIT), Jennifer DeBoer (MIT), Andrew Ho (Harvard) Multiple Lessons Learned from Implementing MOOC Environments at San Jose State University , Ellen Junn Digging into MOOC Mania: One Investor''s Key Research Questions and Approach , Stacey L. Clawson, Anh Nguyen, Gates Foundation Assessing the Efficacy of Third-Party MOOCs in Hybrid Instruction , Rebecca Griffiths, ITHAKA International Perspective: The MOOC and Campus-Based Learning , Phillip D. Long, University of Queensland MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX , Maria H. Andersen (Canvas by Instructure), Relly Brandman (Coursera), Rebecca Petersen (EdX), Barbara E. Truman (Academic Partnerships) The MOOC as a Vehicle for Learning: Observations and Conclusions , Michael Feldstein, Phil Hill'

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Our users often are ahead of us in technology. ” Our users often are ahead of us in technology. Innovate differentiated services suiting our culture’s needs. Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries. We have to better understand and promote Open Access. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. Open Source.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. The new model of the library intersects four spaces: inspiration, learning, performative, and meeting spaces.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 29-December 1, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science , 3 rd , Athens, Greece.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA.

Top posts on Working Smarter for April 2014

Jay Cross

That’s a shame because our personal narrative can be a source of deep insight as well as a great way to amplify impact. Done right, they can be a powerful weapon in helping us to escape from the dark side of technology. Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy.

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Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From my perspective, the main reasons for the desperation are 1) stagnated support for basic research, 2) attempts to force innovation by ineffective and obstructive industry co-funding requirements, and 3) futile efforts to predict the areas in which breakthroughs will occur." These things drive innovation at home and create a sense of pride and unity." It advocates "a 'needs driven' innovation program to fund research aligned with national objectives."

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. SCORM 2004 remains the dominant learning resources specification in both the corporate and academic learning technology marketplace to this day.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The challenge for organizations is to use smart delivery, to replace classes with technology, to embrace open source, and perhaps to adopt a software-as-a-service model. Virtual delivery and meetings will boom.

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? Communities can foster better, faster innovation and value.

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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 github does is allow your entire open source development is open? There aren't those formal rigid processes that keep you from innovating. It started with open source.

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).

[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. The network technology “enables a network mindset.” 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. Does generativity imply that sort of openness.

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. Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web.

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. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. eLearning Technology.

Participatory Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early October I attended a small meeting on "Digital Media and Democratic Participation,” sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. The goal of the meeting, as articulated in the invitation letter, was "to explore how digital media may affect political participation and civic engagement. I was asked to make some opening remarks as a way to frame the dialogue. This model worked well when technologies and markets changed slowly.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, to be valued What does the Social Customer give? Read slide 12 guys: meet her where she is What do I deem important for connecting to the ubiquitous Social Customer? Business or Pleasure? -

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Dave Snowden

Geoffrey's solution: Habits, routines and customs are social replicators, technology may be, although the artefact itself is not a replicator. To what extent is an ability ot innovate in one domain is a consequence of skillls and knowledge in another? Sees open source as an eco system.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Data Driven - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2008 Will the retail sales training change behavior in ways that improve customer satisfaction? Learning Performance Business Talent Focus - eLearning Technology , July 15, 2009 Performance – Responsible for ensuring that behavior change occurs in a way that improves performance. Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids - eLearning Technology , May 25, 2006 sales.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Well Functioning Business Ecosystems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Institutions and Openness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s because I respect the work that all of us do in the open — faculty, students, staff — and want to see that work plugged as deeply into the university as the textbook industry used to be. To be open, it has to be supported by more than just an institution. Indeed, quite the opposite: if your innovation depends on an institution to survive, it won't. Learning Technology Part of Caulfield's argument revolves around the choices institutions make. Committee meetings.