Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Yes, Obama Says!) - ZaidLearn , May 16, 2009 Sakai 3 Development Process - Experiencing eLearning , June 9, 2009 How Big is Moodle?

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

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.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

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.

UX I/O: Prototyping Interactive Objects Workshop

Adaptive Path

This two day workshop will give you foundational knowledge of Processing, a programming language for Designers and Artists, as well as Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform. Adaptive Path Experience Designers Scott Sullivan and Evi K.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. Here the creative process is tailored to social responsibility and sustainability. It’s also about evolving the creative process.

Class 130

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News. They need to think like a digital product company, as that’s the competition.

Open as in commons, not garden

Harold Jarche

I have been a proponent of the open web and open source software for the past decade and more. Reader is a very important part of my PKM process, especially the “Seek” part. As they say on the web, if you’re not paying for it, you are the product.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past two decades, business process reengineering and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications have had a major impact on lowering the costs and improving the efficiency of transactions within a firm. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

Tweet An artisan is a skilled manual worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools and machinery. Knowledge artisans of the post-industrial era are retrieving old world care and attention to detail, but using the latest tools and processes in an interconnected economy.

Skills 228

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.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness. At the EDUCAUSE conference in October, they were clear that they wanted to partner with the open educational resources movement. At that point, Pearson had announced open class (look Ma, free LMS!). How do you respond to Open Class?

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.

Tips 207

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

Data 194

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. Education is an idea/information-based process. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. The gates were opened and everyone was a content creator and everything was subject to user creation.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service.

Data 157

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each institution continues to own and manage its own ledger, synchronizing its records with those of other institutions as appropriate, - a cumbersome process that often takes days. . Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

Issues 262

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

L&D departments have been accused of being followers rather than leaders; many have been accused of responding too slowly to make a difference; and of being focused on getting the process right at the expense of ensuring impact and value-add.

Survey 235

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

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.”.

Data 190

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools, and machinery. Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have learned that in order to capture the attention of your intended audience and differentiate your offerings from those of competitors, you have to develop a compelling brand for your new products or services. Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. Here the creative process is tailored to social responsibility and sustainability. It’s also about evolving the creative process.

Design 249

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of 2000 we then announced that IBM was going to support Linux in all its products and services, and that I was responsible for forming a new organization to coordinate our Linux efforts across the company. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years I’ve learned that when trying to explain a complex new concept or product, it’s important to engage in a kind-of conversation with your intended audience, where you talk about what's in your mind, your questions, your doubts, what you know and what you don't know.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

Keep the social graph on your radar (back to the bomber metaphor), it certainly warrants study and there are some amazing products starting to hit the market.check out iLink in this pub from SRI.this could be a game-changer within some organizations.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

In the meantime, we've asked our development partners at EdgeCase to provide their perspective on the technical side of the process. Here's what Mike Doel , project manager at EdgeCase, had to say: The Process. The user story is one of the basic building blocks of this process.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, he said, the steady advances in chips, disk storage and software mean that the focus is no longer on the technology itself - with its arcane language of processing speeds and gigabytes - but on what people and companies can do with it.” . “Mr. How quickly time passes.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ Riffyn : “Manufacturing-grade quality in the R&D process.” ” This can easily double R&D productivity “because you stop missing those false negatives.” Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So to give a view of the direction where the industry should be going: an example about the habitable worlds course, [link] - they created a course to illustrate the thought processes of science. First there was the open source movement (Moodle and Sakai).

System 192

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. Very few organizations are truly open.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. Their joint venture aims to apply blockchain technologies to the current stack of paperwork needed to process and track the shipping of goods.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

To help me get my head fully around all that’s going on behind that surge, or mania, or whatever it is, I’ve composed a lexicon-in-process that I’m publishing here so I can find it again. It was released as open-source software in 2009.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

” (Burry shorted the mania- and fraud-filled subprime mortgage market and made a mint in the process.). Simply put, your site or service is a violator if it extracts or processes personal data without personal permission.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . BuJo was designed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Products are becoming services, as we can see with web apps, software, and even books. This is why online collaboration tools were first developed by the open source software movement.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Their joint work on a process for cloning genes in microorganisms resulted in three patents that formed the foundation of the nascent biotechnology industry. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Be open throughout the process. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

I think that Mind Manager is a terrific product but since I really started using about 3 different computers on a regular basis with at least one of them being very locked down, Ive also been using MINDOMO and have been very impressed.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

An organization’s intellectual capital is a factor of both, which “makes it really clear just how inseparable the management of a business’s knowledge is from the learning processes&#. Think of it as basically the mass customization of business processes.

Review 234

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. A number of the members, highly respected leaders from industry and universities, felt that we should initiate a study on the importance of Linux and open source software in general to the advancement of high-performance computing. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.