networked knowledge creates value
MARCH 20, 2017
As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. In the network era, business is changing. These networks are the modern equivalents of degrees and certificates.
eLearning Process Survey results!
JUNE 21, 2016
So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.
the network era trinity
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
While most organizational ‘digital transformation’ initiatives focus on technology, tools, and processes, only lip service is paid to individual capability. I have learned that it takes time to build a knowledge-sharing network and develop a sense-making discipline.
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust.
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks.
Six roles of network management
JANUARY 19, 2014
If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? Also, the network does not have a marketing department, as everyone is responsible for connecting with our markets.
JANUARY 3, 2012
Tweet In Network Thinking I said that as we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).
Power, Networks & Freedom
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks – by @gideonro. This idea that we are just products for advertisers pops up in lots of online conversations, a reflection of the current state of our advertising-driven social networks.
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn
Design the process, not the outcome
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Merging informal networks post merger or re-organisation. A non-narrative technique, s ocial network stimulation creates self-organising merged communities across silos.
Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.
The new artisans of the network era
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools, and machinery. Augmented by technology, they rely on their networks and skills to solve complex problems and test new ideas.
a collective networked perspective
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Large scale cooperation should be the dominant model in the network era, if not we may revert back to a tribal era.
Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m A second aspect of innovation for this grant will result in the development of a network of partner universities who are focused on increasing participation from sectors of society that currently are not entering higher education.
How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.
The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
JULY 6, 2013
To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. And since they are all incredibly busy and hectic processing 4 to 5 hours of email they just can’t seem to go beyond their own eyes.
Learning to breathe in the network era
JUNE 22, 2014
The networked workplace is the new reality. As these exceptions get addressed, some or all of the solution can get automated, and so the process evolves. Exception-handling is becoming the primary work for people in the networked workplace. PKM helps negotiate the network era.
[2b2k] MOOCs as networks
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
2B2K’s answer (such as it is) is that you make a room smart by enabling its inhabitants to create a knowledge network. Such a network would at a minimum connect all the participants laterally, as well as involving the teacher It would encourage discussion of course topics, but be pleased about discussions that go off topic and engage students socially. It would encourage links within and outside of the course network.
Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 24, 2014
The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?
Networks and Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 9, 2014
Both of these points suggests that he doesn''t see connectivism as a network theory at all, but as something quite different. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. A system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. In a network, the nature of the part does not matter and it does not play a specific role.
Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.
Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 30, 2014
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. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.
What the network saw
DECEMBER 19, 2011
As our work environments become more complex due to the speed of information transmission via ubiquitous networks, we need to adopt more flexible and less mechanistic processes to get work done.
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below.
iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources
MAY 28, 2011
Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year.
A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections
MARCH 20, 2015
The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.
The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2014
It was a great learning experience from both a process and content perspective. Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? There are two different lens to think about network mapping.
Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations
JULY 24, 2014
The article opens: Transformation isn’t so much a process as a modus operandi for successful businesses in the digital age, according to Australian futurist and digital strategist Ross Dawson. However that must be deeply considered and carefully executed, creating an ongoing and, realistically, unending process of organization change. The post Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.
How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation
JULY 25, 2011
During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. For over a decade I have written and spoken about the rise of networked professional services, looking at the trend for independent professionals to collaborate in order to compete with large firms. Another is that large firms need to shift both culture and processes to become better at external networks.
Network Learning PKM Workshop Notes
MAY 18, 2011
Tweet The Network Learning workshop will be held in Toronto on 27 May 2011. It is focused on mastering social media for networked learning, and is based on my work with PKM (personal knowledge management) since 2005. Building a trusted network of colleagues (SEEK & SHARE).
Social learning is how work gets redesigned in the network era
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Weisbord shows that even large group, participatory redesign efforts may not be good enough to deal with the rapid environmental changes all organizations face today in a networked world. This change has the potential to involve everyone in the constant process of organizational redesign.
Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.
[2b2k] The commoditizing and networking of facts
MARCH 31, 2012
In Wikidata you will be able to enter that information in a way that makes it processable by the computer. On the other hand, because Wikidata is doing this commoditizing in a networked space, its facts are themselves links — “referenceable facts” are both facts that can be referenced, and simultaneously facts that come with links to their own references. This is what Too Big to Know calls “networked facts.”
Why Building Resilient Networks Matter
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. Lessons Learned About Resilient Networks from Super Storm Sandy by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, the Barr Foundation. Networks