The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Focus on agile product development to enhance customer engagements. . Encourage product managers to think about digital experiences rather than discrete applications or components. . Digital Product Management .

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production. economic growth; but if our metrics of performance are flawed, so too.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If the case of light is representative of those products that have caused tectonic shifts in output and consumption, then this raises the question of whether the conventional measures of real-output and real-wage growth over the last two centuries come close to capturing the true growth.”.

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The top tweets from Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010 #foc10

Ross Dawson

AbiGoldflake: #foc10 crowdsourcing of metrics & forecasts from staff within an org - prob much more accurate - Mat Fogarty from Crowdcast. stilgherrian: Nicholas Gruen is pointing out that at the heart of successful crowd projects, e.g. open source software, there are elites. jdub: Every time you use the phrase "crowd sourcing", an individual, enfranchised co-creator dies. :-) #foc10. Things have been crazy for me for a little while now.

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 marketing vs. customer support vs. product development)? What are relevant operational metrics?

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. Understanding this model is important in order to be able to apply it within different situations in order to help drive behavior change that ultimately leads to improvement in metrics. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

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. Success metrics for learning will be based on content access, views, involvement and downloads.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”    It turns out that there is also a lot good news out here, lots of great leaders and many civilized places that people can work.

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. Time to performance and other metrics will be far more important as a result. Productive debate is going to be good. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The approach is to use network analysis technics, metrics and algorithms, and apply them to networks of knowledge artifacts. 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.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

relatedness metrics (eg., These have technical equivalents ranging from linear MOOCs to big data to brainstorming through to discussion forums, open source and discussion and e-voting. Overall, there was a low level of interaction between the tables - sometimes highlights were presented (by the opinion leaders) and participants had no input in the production of the final report.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

The first wave of outsourcing can be understood as the systematic carving out of the infrastructure management businesses from companies, but we’re just on the cusp of a second wave that will unbundle product innovation and commercialization businesses from customer relationship businesses.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind Leading with an LMS - Harmful to Your Health (or Skipping Stages. Personal Learning Informal Learning Collaborative Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Corporate Training Instructional Design Authoring Tools Rapid eLearning Tools eLearning Software eLearning Solutions Blended eLearning eLearning Tools Open Source eLearning eLearning ROI and Metrics

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ontology-centric Knowledge Discovery in a Contact Centre for Technica Product Support Brad Shoebottom, Innovatia This paper outlines a technical support product that helps people find answers to questions for customers. Performance metrics: productive vs non-productive time, first call resolution, case closed timeframe, filtration rate, and revenue model. The Semantic Assistant framework can be downloaded from Concordia - it's open source.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

In looking for early indications of what these architectures might look like, the richest sources of institutional innovation will be China and India, not the U.S. A point of view about destination helps to generate and filter knowledge flows, but productive friction helps to sustain flows.

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? According to the traditional metrics , it''s not. You have a bunch of open positions. Black Boxes / Making Stuff Up Even if you slice open the brain ?? Source: op.cit.

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.

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open Source Content: There will be several experiments on organizational open source learning content development." Open Source content? The Spellings report will spur new efforts in implementing institution-wide metrics for e-learning effectiveness in higher education. Perhaps they'll open it up in 2008. Vista was widely regarded as one of the worst products of the year, and "limping" was perhaps an understatement.

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

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). We do see personal growth and team, but the purpose expressed in winning, and winning is the metric. If you try something extreme and lose, the metric is still winning. It’s an open-source volleyball tournament, occasioned by the holidays.

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.

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.