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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.

Sueetie -.NET Open Source Online Community Development

Nancy White

My Vermont buddie, Dave Burke , was tantalizing me last September with the kit of open source.net tools he was blending into a community platform. Sueetie: The Future in.NET Open Source Online Community Development - Home Page. I also enjoyed the Manifesto: Sueetie is a movement that promotes the creation of online communities using.NET Open Source software. Sueetie developers write original code or leverage code from Open Source resources.

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.

top tools 2018

Harold Jarche

Once again, Jane Hart is asking what are your top tools for learning ? All of my tools are used for personal/professional development as well as workplace learning. FramaDate : It’s an open source alternative to Doodle, to set up a meeting date/time or create a poll.

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Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

The Web Ecology Project has released 140Kit , a research tool for tracing tweet paths. It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#. It’s free to use and open source.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

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. After all its the magical Social Customer that ought to press for Social CRM tools, right?

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Because the product is more expensive. " Business or Pleasure? -

Harold Jarche » Deki Wiki

Harold Jarche

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IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Chuck Severance We got a look at Blackboard 9 proxy tool patterns, and built upon that. It talks about how to put tools inspecifications and to launch those tools. It defines how a tool is launched from the LMS, passing roster information. Eventually, LTI will allow even tools in one LMS to be used in a different type of LMS. We have some stuff in production - content integration: McGraw Hill sells them directly to students via common cartridge LTIO integration.

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Learning Object Tools

Tony Karrer

A reader from another country has asked me about Learning Object Tools. I asked him to clarify what they meant and the response was: Learning Object Tools are those that allow you to create, edit and manage learning objects. It cites quite a few repositories and briefly mentions " Burrokeet is an Open Source Software tool that assists in the creation of Learning Objects from existing content. I also suggested looking at LCMS products.

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UX I/O: Prototyping Interactive Objects Workshop

Adaptive Path

Workshop Details: As we are integrating digital capabilities in to our physical environment, the tools of designers are beginning to shift. This workshop is designed to give people with absolutely no coding skills a kick-start in open source technologies.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. I define our audience as this: First, the design industry (industrial, product, graphic, experience, fabricators). These are the creators of the product who sets the tone.

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. they are simply an administrative tool. Gerhard Trippen UTORMAT: University of Toronto Mathematical Assessment Tool This is an online assignment automarker with multi-part randomized algorithmic questions. Everything happens in a single product.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After three month, the study strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across all its product lines, that it should partner with the Linux community and contribute to its development, and that it should establish a company-wide organization to coordinate its various Linux activities. .

Martin Dougiamas, e_learning Africa

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm just going to focus on open ed-tech. Our mission at Moodle is to improve the world, and we're doing this by making an open source platform. Education, openness, integrity, respect and innovation are these values. Open EdTech. What, then, is open edtech?

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the other end are market-facing innovations, which we generally associate with entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies working to develop new products, services, business models and companies. The Open Source Movement.

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What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Focus on agile product development to enhance customer engagements. . Encourage product managers to think about digital experiences rather than discrete applications or components. . Digital Product Management .

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.

Fargo: an open outliner

David Weinberger

Fargo is a deep product. It is backed by a CMS so you can use it as your primary tool for composing and publishing blog posts. It has workgroup tools. It supports open standards, and it’s designed to make it easy to let what you’ve written become part of the open Web. Fargo files are saved in the OPML standard so other apps can open them. The Concord engine that powers Fargo is Open Source. Dave Winer loves outlines.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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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.

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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

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”.

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?

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

If so, can you call yourself a knowledge worker if you are not allowed to choose your own tools? An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools, and machinery. They tolerate few, if any, silos between the product, the work, and the customer.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As this 2017 HBR article pointed out, the critical tools and processes to manage this increased flow of transactions has not kept up with the economy’s digital transformation. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

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.

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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. An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized tools and machinery.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They had tools for interaction, etc. There’s a demand from faculty and designers to take advantage of these tools they use in their personal lives. First there was the open source movement (Moodle and Sakai).

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. In case you missed this in the past like 2 weeks and you happen to be looking to try out a suite of great aggregator products read this story or visit this site. The product is not a thing.

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

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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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.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. We should be wary of relying on commercial products that can have unanticipated and adverse effects on civil rights and social justice.”.

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. Not a silver bullet, but a useful tool. BuJo is a personal tool.

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. After all, these lead users know exactly what they want, have the wherewithal to enhance the products or services on their own, and are usually quite happy to freely share their ideas with each other.

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.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

iWitness , our project to create a tool to aggregate social media by time and place, is now well underway, and we're looking forward to sharing some of our thinking about the design of the tool with you in the coming weeks. The daily routine in an agile product is fairly simple.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In CIOs Contend With Ever-Expanding Range of Cloud Services , WSJ reporter Angus Loten writes: “Rather than sticking with a single cloud-computing service, a growing number of companies are working with multiple cloud vendors, spurring a wave of tech partnerships and new tools aimed at helping them integrate and manage diverse cloud-based infrastructure and software. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

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.

A New Data Deal, starting today

Doc Searls

Either way, your personal cloud (hashtags: #pcloud, #TakeBackControl) is an ideal box for any number of current and future VRM tools, including ones for: Intentcasting. I’ll be at both, and giving the opening keynote tomorrow. On the Respect Network you are not the product, you are the partner—the network is supported directly by members investing in privacy for life. There was a time when personal computer was an oxymoron: a contradiction in terms.

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Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source platforms like Drupal. Now they use our words to sell their products. I have advised vendors on how to improve their products but my aim is not to make an easy market for their sales.

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