MAY 3, 2017
Given the diminishing choices, enterprise knowledge-sharing today is even less about the technology. Quite often the largest share of the budget in any ‘digital workplace’ initiative goes toward the technology. Communities PKMastery Technology
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.
Enterprise social technologies
JANUARY 30, 2014
I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Enterprise social networks can help connect collaborative and cooperative behaviours to support learning by doing and knowledge-sharing.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job.
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The technologies on the list are not new.
enabling enterprise social networks
APRIL 20, 2016
Mark Britz says that, “your organization already has an enterprise social network (hint, it’s people not technology). A platform just exposes it.” ” But it’s not not about the tools either, as in many cases the medium changes the message.
The Dark Side of Technology
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us. I want to explore the dark side of these technologies. I don’t mean to deny the incredible benefits that all these technologies are bringing us.
human networks connect through empathy
JULY 4, 2016
We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era. The technology is available.
Leadership for the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2014
The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.
Social networks require ownership
MAY 28, 2013
So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives.
cooperation for the network era
AUGUST 12, 2015
That’s why you see it in networks. Cooperation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked and non-directed relationship. For example, Jérôme Delacroix also sees cooperation as the suitable term for what we do in networks [in French].
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Tomorrow’s leaders will be found among the aggressively intelligent citizenry, using technology to augment their senses. “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations.
it’s about the network
JANUARY 7, 2016
“Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Network thinking comes by engaging in networked conversations.
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
Adding management and technology won’t help either. While most organizational ‘digital transformation’ initiatives focus on technology, tools, and processes, only lip service is paid to individual capability.
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. Are your knowledge networks large and diverse enough to ensure that collective knowledge does not get lost?
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration
JUNE 19, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. That’s why you see it in networks. In networks, the nature of the connection is important; it is not simply about quantity and mass …. Collaboration is only part of working in networks.
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. There are also some organizing principles that can give us a common starting point from which to build the new organizations for a network society. The End of the Market Era.
It’s the network …
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Tweet I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. A total of four people attended, as compared to about 50 for a session this morning on some new learning technology tool.
Technology Integration in K-12
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 4, 2013
I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? A teacher who is able to find an online network will find support and resources. The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations
OCTOBER 9, 2013
After my recent opening keynote at the SAP Australia User Group Summit on Leadership in Enterprise Technology , I did a video interview for Inside SAP magazine, shown below. I have written before about how competitive differentiation occurs at the intersection of technology and culture.
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.
Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Here is the Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology, created by Richard’s What’s Next in collaboration with Imperial College Tech Foresight. Here is a small selection of the emerging technologies mentioned in the visual: Vibration energy harvesting.
Learning with people, not technology
JANUARY 23, 2012
I’m going to bring this to the attention of the Stoos Network ; we’re on the lookout for examples of enlightened next practices.
A world of pervasive networks
MAY 4, 2014
Here is de Kerckhove’s view of a new kind of identity in our world of pervasive networks: The key to the new identity is what I call “selving”, that is the self in progress, in becoming, as in quantum physics where “things are not, they merely tend to be”.
Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
MAY 4, 2016
Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Like all digital technologies, the price/performance of IoT technologies is evolving at an exponential rate. Current applications for this technology. IoT technologies generate a torrent of data.
Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events
JULY 23, 2016
This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Then about 10,000 years ago, the environment changes, it gets warmer and the Bass Strait floods, so this cuts off Tasmania from the rest of Australia, and it’s at that point that they begin to have this technological downturn.
PKM is not a technology
AUGUST 16, 2012
PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet. Active PKM practices help to make each person a contributing node in knowledge networks.
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). A conversation emerging in the Network Weaving Community of Practice ( NWWCoP ) focuses on this question: how can/do we use social media for intentionally weaving our networks?
you are only as good as your network
OCTOBER 29, 2015
This involved complex knowledge about information technology, organizational behaviour, knowledge management, and social media. But I put my faith in my knowledge networks and communities of practice where I had been involved for the past 14 years.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
The Digital Economy , written in the mid 1990s, anticipated the unbundling of vertically integrated companies into business webs, giving rise to the open networked enterprise. Fundamentally , the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc. After events: - Social networking and discussions among people attending the event.
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
Open networking environments lack the tools needed for project work while enterprise collaboration systems lack openness and flexibility. That may change as collaboration technologies mature but for now any large organization should be looking at all three.
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
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.
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
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.