The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article raised a number of important questions on the future of college education, in particular, the value of an education that combines formal schooling with real-world practical experience, often referred to as a dual-track educational system.

Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the column, professor Frenkel discusses a very deep and important question: Is there such a thing as a true reality, or “is our belief in a definite, objective, observer-independent reality an illusion?” This is an example of a subjective, knowledge-based reality. .

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Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia

Ross Dawson

Malaysia is in many ways a developed knowledge-based economy, yet there are many who are not yet participating fully. . There are many advantages to having common culture and language between clients and workers, and many tasks that require local knowledge or presence.

The focus of big data should be creating value FOR customers

Ross Dawson

In the mid-1990s I became involved in knowledge management. So I wrote my first book, Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships , to frame knowledge as primarily about creating value WITH the customer. Across all industry sectors the first question in thinking about big data should be: “How can we use data to create value FOR our customers?” Business relationships Collaboration Financial services Technology trends Uncategorized

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The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To do so, we will have to shift from silicon to other carbon-based materials. This requires disruptive technologies and innovations at all levels, including new materials, fabrication processes and design tools. This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications. Watson , IBM’s question-answering system that earlier this year won the Jeopardy!

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were in the middle of the dot-com frenzy , and the buzz in the air was that in the Internet-based new economy , brick-and-mortar businesses, like other businesses grounded in the physical world, could not possibly compete in this fast-moving digital space and were therefore headed for extinction. . Similar questions were being raised all around us. No one is asking questions about the viability of cities, given that people can now work and shop virtually.

The future of high-value relationships

Ross Dawson

My presentation quickly skimmed through the implications of shifting demographics, work dynamics, social expectations, financial and economic structures, and technology, framed in terms of how to think more openly about possibilities, challenges, and opportunities. My response harkened back to my first book Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships. But that makes the value of knowledge-based relationships even greater.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 However, this metric is far too hard to directly measure and impact and thus we might say that there are intermediate factors such as customer satisfaction (based on surveys), recent contact, staff knowledge, etc. Maybe for process-driven, relatively formal orgs this is true, but for virtually every knowledge-based role or organization, the sharing, collaborating, creating *is* the work.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

Over the last decade, I’ve extolled the value of social/technological networks as a means of extending learning opportunities. I’m not aware of many networks that exist only online and that take advantage of this medium to develop international research programs, with researchers, academics, and students all participating and advancing their knowledge or research methods. The following are some questions I have around MOOCs: 1.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? Answering this question is a bit more of a challenge for me. Retooling my knowledge I've been paid to be a CTO type consultant on a broad range of topics. Instead, I now need to get smart on things like community, networks, personal knowledge management and other such topics.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Narration is turning one’s tacit knowledge — what you know — into explicit knowledge — what you can share. The narration of work, is basically knowledge sharing on a regular basis.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

Ross Dawson

Fostering conversation can be helped by appropriate technologies and processes, but most importantly it requires skills, both at executive level and through the organization. As we all know through experience, many managers do not have strong skills in conversation, in listening, questioning, probing, sharing, aligning, and relating to action.



The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Informal Learning (Performance Support, Video, Knowledge Base). ?. ?. Question Level Tracking. ?. ?.

PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

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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.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Members of CoPs develop and share knowledge, values, recommendations and standards. Respected senior chefs add to the knowledge base; that fuels the evolution of the chef community. A process that values reflective questioning and listening more than making statements.

Job Creation and Entrepreneurship

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The US economy is undergoing structural changes driven to a large extent, by advances in information technologies, which have led to a resurgence in US labor productivity as well as to an increasingly integrated global economy. Companies are able to do their present work with fewer people, as a result of advances in IT-based productivity. This has been the case with previous technology-based revolutions over the past two hundred years.

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

The increasing structuring of work and organizational processes by forming project involves new challenges to the handling of knowledge work and expands the scope to generate innovations. There are many other human resource practices should be questioned and dropped, such as job competencies.

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

My own personal experience has been primarily with the impact of disruptive technologies and innovations on business. Thus, my seminars and courses have generally focused on the management of technology-based business transformation, the transition to an information-intensive, knowledge-based economy and related areas. For trust is based on the experience that an agent has fulfilled our expectations in the past.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I tell them they need to go beyond dumb technology. Extremism is rarely the answer to questions of human development. An organization named CapitalWorks [3] surveyed hundreds of knowledge workers about how they really learned to do their jobs. Knowledge Creation.

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These companies and technologies had not been born or were in their infancy in 2004, yet they are now a major part of our conversations. They have been leveraging the same information technologies propelling us into the hyperconnected world and transforming their organizations in order to become significantly more efficient.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Knowledge: the capacity for effective action. Knowledge-Based View.

Notes from: MOOCs for Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

my bias - MOOCs have a contribution to make, but there are reasons to be careful - MOOCs essentially a response to the emerging knowledge society - the value of knowledge increases - people used to value wealth but now they value knowledge - poor man''s version of MOOCs - mssive - nobody has defined this; - open - a new phenomenon; - online - this is where I deviate - in my time we had ''on air'' for farmers - eg.

The Robot Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the final question in an article by Tony Bates about teaching, and it frames the debate nicely. My first thought on reading the question was, "they're all good." On the other hand, if our doctors were as hesitant to employ technology as our teachers sometimes are, our lives would be measurably shorter and inestimably less comfortable and less secure. Espouse the market-based perspective. "Can you recommend a good doctor?"

Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The ability to attract highly educated, skilled workers is critical to many companies, especially given our transition to an information and knowledge-based economy. But, as the evolution to a knowledge-based economy accelerates, cities in emerging markets will need to develop, attract and retain the higher skilled workers that such an economy requires. In its concluding chapter, the Hot Spots report poses a few very important questions: .

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

Highlights from the white paper: Frédéric Cavazza : Social Learning may be defined as follows: “Practices and tools to take advantage of collaborative knowledge sharing and growth&#. Julien Pouget : Social learning can be considered a way of learning that is based on collaborative practices and internet technologies associated with them (wikis, bookmarking, blogs, etc.). Constantly evolving with technology, this way of learning is naturally “nimble”.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first was the obvious basis in technology. Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." This is wrong on just about every count: - the technology is the driver (thinking otherwise forces us to disregard the impact of the Winchester rifle, the telephone, flight, and nuclear weapons).

Reflections on the Transition to an Information Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More recently, Carlota Perez expanded on Kondratiev’s work, describing the central role of technological revolutions, disruptive innovations, and financial and production capital in these economic cycles. Perez identified five such technology-based revolutions and economic cycles since the onset of the Industrial Revolution in 1771, the first one being the age of machines, factories and canals. Lots of deep questions to think about.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. They figured that, surely, accessing more knowledge must be helpful, right? So I naturally looked at the citation to read the details … Does Knowledge Sharing Deliver on Its Promises?

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

He has a very valid point around Knowledge; knowledge is what makes and breaks old-boys-networks, and thus the Boomers. op 7/26/2010 10:44:00 PM Labels: adapt , adopt , change , E2.0 , growth , knowledge , social media 10reacties: Luis Suarez said. Business or Pleasure? -

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Despite these challenges to newspapers, Starkman believes that we can and must “…find ways to preserve and transfer their most important attributes to a digital era, even as we push them to adapt to new financial, technological, and cultural realities.” The question is whether these small fish will be competitive enough to keep each other tiny, or one will be able to grow larger than others. Clay Shirky. « Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Third Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - blog summary Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Samuel Chance, Novexcorp Told some ‘Alabama’ jokes, to illustrate the importance of context. Applying knowledge rules and domain theory.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation.

EPSS and ePerformance

Tony Karrer

This is a question I've struggled with for quite a while. In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like. So, for some time, we have added "ecoaching" to our "elearning" offering, to describe our electronic support options.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] Educational Technology Research Symposium will not be held in 2010.

Innovation Teams 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The scientific and technological knowledge resulting from such research, then made its way to new products and services in the private sector, and advanced weapons for the military. Such a lab-centric model of knowledge and innovation, relied primarily on the scientists and technologists working in the labs to come up with new ideas and products, which they then threw over the transom to those responsible for marketing, selling and customer support.

Funding of Research and Education in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over sixty years, the Federal Government has assumed the major funding responsibilities for basic research and higher education to promote science and technology in the US. In the report he wrote that "The Government should accept new responsibilities for promoting the flow of new scientific knowledge and the development of scientific talent in our youth." So are the underlying technologies. Tags: Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

“One Nation” in an Increasingly Polarized America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stanford University historian David Kennedy addressed some of these questions in an excellent essay in the New York Times following the 2010 elections: “Explanations for our current political volatility abound: toxic partisanship, the ever more fragmented and strident news media, high unemployment, economic upheaval and the clamorous upwelling of inchoate populist angst.”. It was a time of major industrial and technological advances , including railroads, steel and factories of all sorts.