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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But there isn’t a systemic way to evaluate what works. The challenge is, how can systems support this, esp. the learning management system. They used to be known as course management systems. And they create an expectation that ‘my system should be as easy to use’.

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Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This interest is a natural outgrowth of my work on highly complex systems , especially the kinds of people-oriented complex systems with which economists generally deal. Such a dramatic shift in jobs is largely due to the massive productivity improvements in the agriculture and industrial sectors as a result of the technological advances and innovations of the Industrial Revolution.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations between friend and fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard and myself, here are some discursive thoughts on open versus closed systems. Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in.

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Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time, a number of research institutions and leading edge companies were already using clusters of Intel processors running Linux as a way of building relatively inexpensive, and increasingly powerful supercomputers, as well as highly scalable web servers, distributed file and print servers, network firewalls , and other Internet infrastructure applications. I used this opportunity to explain IBM's decision to embrace Linux across all its products and services.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last group I want to mention consists of all the people and companies selling ad-on products and services on top of the basic computer systems, such as application developers. The computers with all their software, storage devices, network controllers, printers, and all other gear were quite expensive, typically costing millions of dollars. Users interacted directly with the applications on the central machines via text-based terminals connected over networks.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1994 – Bulletin Board Systems Also: Video, Mainframe conferencing, Telephone, Compugraphics, MUD Weller's list actually starts a little late for me. I ran it off my 286 desktop using a Maximus BBS system. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?)

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. Today, information is networked and digital. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. The artifact serves as a social learning object.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do.

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top tools 2018

Harold Jarche

FramaDate : It’s an open source alternative to Doodle, to set up a meeting date/time or create a poll. Diigo : Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. Once again, Jane Hart is asking what are your top tools for learning ?

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[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

social network, collective intelligence, software as service. Support course management systems. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access. Develop new markets and products.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. They’ve worked for years and address relatively simple systems. Network Management.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

The Learning Layer: Building the next level of intellect in your organization , begins with some solid insights on how learning is the key to performing in the networked workplace. Learning has been the traditional realm of HR while most systems are supported by IT.

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Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

Missing is a communication system that can put everyone in the world at zero distance from everyone else, in disembodied form, at almost no cost—a system that lives on little slabs in people’s pockets and purses, and on laptop computers far more powerful than any computer, of any size, from 1982.

[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. [ ” 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 principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

“A cryptocurrency and a digital payment system invented by an unknown programmer, or a group of programmers, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. It was released as open-source software in 2009. Permissionless system. Permissioned system.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. The student''s social world and academic world remained apart.

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Below is an example of a tetrad for a world of pervasive networks. Retrieving the notion of a handshake as one’s bond is becoming normal in a world of almost transparent social networks that let us check up on anyone.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Innovation is like democracy, it needs people to be free within the system in order to work. In my opinion, democracy is an essential foundation for social business. Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

Meaning that’s generally how long any new world-changing development effort spends in the quiet shadows before it breaks out into the open and starts taking off. (If I’ve also seen VRM from the start as fundamentally an open source effort, not a commercial one.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. I experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations. Funding Sources. Cited Sources.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was August of 1991, and a 20 year old computer science student named Linus Torvald sat down at his computer in Helsinki to post what is now one of the most famous entries in computer history: ‘Hello everybody out there, I am doing a free operating system, just a hobby, won’t be anything big and professional like gnu, it probably will never support anything other than AT-hard disks, as that is all I have’. word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

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 Similarly, virtual communities as economic enterprises represent a complex interweaving of social and commercial dimensions. Systems – what is measured/rewarded?

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Almost every open source project uses peer review. What I mean is taking the social networks like Facebook and Twitter. What github does is allow your entire open source development is open? In our system there are multiple versions.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. The PHP content-management system field is pretty crowded.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. . Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « DevLearn 2007 Update | Main | More DevLearn 2007 Notes: The Great ILS Challenge Results » November 12, 2007 Zone Alarm Listen UP!! Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

(My presentation will appear separately) Collective Knowledge in Social Tagging Environments Joachim Kimmerle, KMRC Even though it is hard to find good definitions of knowledge, most psychologists would agree that knowledge is an internal mental representation of external environments. An example is social tagging networks. So in our work we examined the potential of social tagging, and the impact of individual and collective knowledge on social tagging systems.

Responses to Questions on Technology and Schools

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It depends very much what technologies are being discussed and what school system is being discussed. If I had to generalize (which I really hate to do, because there are always inherent inaccuracies) I would venture to say that new technologies are making schools more open.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. I started making a list of all the social media I use. Social Network Sites.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. This generation is characterized by systems suchas Plato, and represents the very idea of placing learning content online. Learning management systems drew a great deal from distancelearning. is social software.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers. Don't ask me what companies are developing what products, how industry stocks are performing, or where all the 'smart money' is going. The situation is a bit better now that Java is built into some operating systems.

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Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 16 July 2010 Social (hiccup) CRM tools In the past few days there has been quite some fuss about Social CRM, to which my post did contribute a bit I guess. In fact, I think Listening Platforms could turn Anything into Social Anything.

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, in an increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, global, - and unpredictable world, this is clearly no longer enough. We had a fascinating conversation about the potential analogies between open content and open source software.