Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

As those inputs change, you can change LibraryCloud’s workflow process once, and all the apps and services that depend upon those data can continue to work without making any changes. To the Harvard community and beyond, LibraryCloud provides open APIs to access tons of metadata gathered by Harvard Library. New data can be added relatively easily, and because LibraryCloud is workflow based, that data can be updated, normalized and enriched automatically.

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

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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

To do this, I have to keep trying out new tools and processes in my own work. Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. …

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. An important factor in what we call ‘social businesses’ – those that are open, transparent and cooperative – is that they are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ Riffyn : “Manufacturing-grade quality in the R&D process.” Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well. Also, the processes should be “lock-free” so they can be done in parallel and the decision about branching can be made later.

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.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The answer, at this end of the process, is simple: now I really understand badges, and this allows me to thing about assessments and credentials in a much more structured way. TL:DR here's the badging workflow: Create a Badgr account.

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Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

progressive: communication based pedagogies, comment developed modules, drag and drop UIs, mobile platfors, innovative workflows, integration media, etc. The was a need for a new development process. The informal process does not work very well when you are developing a cry large piece of software. This process is a lot more like what software development houses are doing. The hub software is open source, install the plug, and it becomes a community hub.

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[preserve] Lightning Talks

David Weinberger

The aim is to understand Web archiving processes and how this could be expanded. They maintain a collection of open source applications for archives, museums, and digital libraries. He talks about the source diary for The Widwife’s Tale. Her group provides a generic workflow for dealing with this stuff — any division, any medium. But the big step forward is in training and in documenting processes A series of 5-min lightning talks.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. The primary function of learning professionals within such a collaborative work model is to connect and communicate, based on three core processes: Facilitate collaborative work and learning amongst workers, especially as peers. Work with management to fund and develop better tools and processes for workers.

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well. It''s very much of a Linux model - the content itself should forever be free and open. open pedagogy is different from OER.

Cost 213

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. Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

We’ll need all that (Lee says) because the workflow for processing all the new info we’re gathering hasn’t kept up with the amount we’re taking in via sensor networks, global databases, laboratory instruments, desktops, etc. For e-scientists and e-researchers, there’s just too much: too much data, too much workflow, too much “opportunity.&#. An open source foundation separate from Micrsooft, contributing to Linux kernel, etc.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The goal was to provide a containing framwork of elements that can describe any teaching-lanring process in a formal way. The TELOS visual language emerged from MOT+LD, IMS-LD and the Business Process Modelling Notation. The infrastrcuture is open source and (as much as possible) standard compliant. I configure the activities by double-clicking on them; this opens a forum that allows me to create the content and to define behaviours.

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Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Methodology - ontology-based information retrieval applies natural language processing (NLP) to link text segments and named entities. link] (Boxes and levels diagram - pre-processing, text segments processing, ontology populatoon). The idea is to help people in the middle of a workflow to tell them that somebody has already written a document about this. The Semantic Assistant framework can be downloaded from Concordia - it's open source.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Wherever possible, we’re replacing proprietary software with open source. Workflow. At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows.

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Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. And we saw attempts, at least, to popularize 'less democratic' processes in the writings of Andrew Keen , the growth of Citizendium and, of course, the Britannica Blog. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. Sensor networks and sensor data processing A lot of work is being done in the field of sensor networks these days. Summarizing, data extraction, decision support / workflow support Business intelligence services already monitor and analyze web and internet traffic in support of corporate and military intelligence.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

Dont get hung up looking at the 3D virtual world - thats icing - look at what kind of social networking and workflow process support tools are built into it. Nexlearn produces a tool called SimWriter which really makes the process of creating branching stories really very simple - that doesnt mean its easy - in fact I think one of the great lessons for people will be how quickly it can get difficult to add all the branches and nuances you want.