Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here are the predictions from the 2007 eLearn Magazine's annual round-up , and what actually happened. Open Source Content: There will be several experiments on organizational open source learning content development." Open Source content? Michael Feldstein , author of the e-Literate weblog and member of eLearn Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, USA Predicted: "The U.S. Perhaps they'll open it up in 2008. 2007 is finally over.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built.

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Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. There's a glossy PDF-style magazine publisher. PressSmart Suite of products for newspapers, including ePortal and emobile. A photo of a glossy PDF-style magazine appears. Tech Cruiser Newspaper and magazine turnkey hosting. $99

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Mind Hacks

IEEE Spectrum magazine has a piece on the next world’s strongest fMRI scanner – 11.8 A DIY low-cost, open-source kit from BITalino for measuring physiological signals – ECG, EMG, GSR and so on.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CIO Magazine marked the 10th anniversary with an interview with Carr and a retrospective story on the reactions to the article by Ann Bednarz , who wrote: . First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. How quickly time passes.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

As a source of abundance, the Internet’s closest equal is the periodic table. They do that to maximize consumption while minimizing production by those customers. But meanwhile this asymmetrical provisioning prevents production at your end. Sources.

How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities

Ross Dawson

Power Retail magazine has just published a very nice piece on 3D Printing: The Next Retail Revolution , drawn primarily from an interview with me. Mass production will almost always be more efficient. Designs will be a great source of value, but the 3D printer movement has been heavily associated with ‘open source’ already. I have no doubt that open source models will continue to be prominent in 3D printing.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Be open throughout the process. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. The heart of open source is bringing together vast global expertise in focused projects. Be open throughout the process.

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Radio Ink Magazine. Radio Ink Magazine. Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. Products-as-Platforms Is Not a Marketing Gimmick – HBR. New E-Toilet To Revolutionize Online S g | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Radio Ink Magazine. Opening Minds to the Spheres Among Us | Linux Journal.

Can New York Remain the World's Media Capital?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While other cities are leaders in individual segments of the media industry, e.g., Los Angeles in film, New York is an internationally influential center in a number of key media segments , including television, music, theater, newspapers, and book and magazine publishing. Over a relatively short period of time, technological progress has altered everything from the media for information delivery to the revenue sources for the news, media and public relations business.

Internet Time Alliance: what’s in a name?

Jay Cross

In layman’s terms, “Internet Time” involves efficiencies inherent to digital transactions that are produced by the virtual reality of one product, one product type, or one service provided to consumers from one virtual cash register residing on one server. The story is documented in eLearn Magazine : Several years ago Jay Cross (lead author of this article) realized that while he championed social learning in books and conferences, he did most of his work in solitary.

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.

[berkman] Clay Shirky on the future of news

David Weinberger

Social/peer production where people get together and do it. #3 Open source. “The Internet makes all commercial models of journalism harder to sustain…and social models much, much easier to sustain.&# “We’re seeing a re-balancing of the landscape&# where all three of these modes of production will be operating. “I believe that newspapers are irreplaceable in their production of accountability journalism.&# Q: How about magazines?

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The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Olga Slivko Is there a peer effect in knowledge generation in productive online communities? And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. It''s this convergence of DIY with open source software and electronics. Make Magazine, Maker Faire, etc. Tool used: test classification framework (all open source tools

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The pendulum had swung far in the opposite direction when we had flower children, itinerant hippies, anti-war protests, and, more recently, the Open Source movement and the proliferation of blogs. It was the product of a scenario analysis that looked ahead all the way to 2004!

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Radio Ink Magazine. Product Categories Collectibles – Fybush Media. About the program | Open Technology Fund. adblock plus open source code – Google Search. Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First | Adweek. Here ya go, all free. (If

Learnings from the Browser Wars

Doc Searls

No magazine was interested in my writing then. Heavy with portent, the headlines tromp across the pages (cue the Death Star music — dum dum dum, dum da dum, dum da dummm)… “MICROSOFT TAKES WAR TO THE NET: Software giant plots defensive course based on openness&#. The “veiled threat&# was Bill’s opening laugh line. So is every vendor/developer relationship that ever produced a product or created a market.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One possibly good side product will be that total learner hours shouldn’t be a primary metric. While I’m discussing SharePoint, I believe that SharePoint LMS solutions and integration of SharePoint social solutions with LMS products will gain attention this year.

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.

Economics in a DRM-Free World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And people who lay bricks, build houses, make hamburgers, and grow wheat also profit by the sale of original products. Advertising has always been (and remains) the major source of revenue for newspapers - so much so that even the venerable New York Times has abandoned its paid content model in order to lure more readers to view its advertisements. These rights are retained by their employers - newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, and myriad other businesses and agencies.

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 ??

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. Using short videos and stills to augment the print magazine. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

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.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine , and Blog on education. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year. Many government agencies will require that funded materials be made openly accessible.

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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.

Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

Or about a 300-word piece in a magazine. In fact I’ve talked to people in some of those same properties about the opportunities opened by the Intention Economy, which are immense. Raymond made about open source software in The Manufacturing Delusion chapter of The Magic Cauldron : …computer programs like all other kinds of tools or capital goods, have two distinct kinds of economic value. But as a productivity multiplier its use value is incalculable.

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My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Why CEOs soft-pedal layoffs: Fortune Magazine. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. We're documenting Mozilla's methods for spreading Firefox (its open-source web browser); the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "100,000 Lives" campaign (an apparently successful effort to eliminate 100,000 preventable deaths in U.S. How to Be a Good Boss| Matthew May | American Express OPEN Forum.

Selling an Idea

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And so we've seen the emergence and wild popularity of things like open source, like Creative Commons, like podcasting, like Web 2.0. Product, if you actually have a product or the skill to make one. They combine product marketing with information services such as conference hosting. They publish a magazine - oh hey, there's a Dave Warlick feature article. Probably the hardest thing to do in the world is to sell an idea. Some ideas just don't sell.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. Drupal, an open source content management system, enables the creation of individual accounts, the creation of discussion posts and pages and other content, and the sharing of this content online with other community members. Digital Web Magazine.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

At some point next year, I suppose I’m going to need to drink the Apple Kool-Aid, and hope the increased productivity is worth the sack to my identity as a PC guy." Winer, who helped create the Web standards for podcasting, blogging and RSS is well known for writing or saying snarky things ranging from people to products." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I

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

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). It’s an open-source volleyball tournament, occasioned by the holidays. I don’t see kids playing on their own much anymore, even though we live very near a large open playground. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Where Do You Begin (Part II)

Mark Oehlert

market forreal-time collaboration-based learning products and services is nowover $2.6 I read the article by Ellen Wagner on mobile learning in CLO Magazine he referred to and while I agree.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

Any analytical thinking from reading helps keep the mind agile and open to discovery of the answers sought. Norman is completing his journey from functional design to enlightening design to feelings about design and now to how people and machines will be able to form productive relationships.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Moving On

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over and over, IBM has provided me with opportunities to indulge this love of mine, from mainframes and supercomputers to the Internet, open source and grid computing. I cannot say enough about the inspiration I have gotten by interacting closely with so many of our clients, learning about their problems, how they use our products, what works well and what does not. My hope is that you will continue your observations, continue to open our minds to the potential.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

From Mashable comes this post on " 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools " TouchGraph offers a search/data visualization product that reminds me of Search Crystal. Smashing Magazine offers this look at " Data Visualization: Modern Approaches " I saw this post about Jing on Beth Kanters blog , Stephen also found Jing and tries it out a bit, looks like a very slick/easy way to capture and share screen grabs etc. Open Source.

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Understanding Me

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Mixing Licenses David writes, "When a group of learners who are in no way affiliated with a company or any other for-profit organization are prevented from remixing OERs by the copyleft provisions in the GFDL and the CC-By-SA or the CC-By-NC-SA, how is it that this is only a problem for commercial exploiters of open content?" The Principle of Use Next issue: "And, while I’m asking Stephen to explain things to me, why is it that he seems to think 'open' should really mean 'closed?'

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. OECD: process automation yoelded 22 percent increase in productivity. And we have recently opened our first PEI location. Geared toward a product.