Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

The initial discussion talked about using technology to assist decisions (c.f. A presentation on DA, decision analysis, however, piqued my interest. What intrigues me, of course, is how we might use technology here. The post Wise technology?

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access.

The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we’ve learned over the past two centuries, there’s generally been a significant time lag between the broad acceptance of a major new transformative technology and its ensuing impact on companies, governments and other institutions.

Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From the early days of the industry, supercomputers have been pushing the boundaries of IT, identifying the key barriers to overcome and experimenting with technologies and architectures that are then incorporated into the overall IT market a few years later.

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The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social

Ross Dawson

However many conferences still sport essentially the same format as ever, a series of people presenting on a stage in front of a passive audience. Technology eenables us to re-conceive what a presentation is and can be. A recent article in Sydney Morning Herald on how the new app Zeetings helps “keep audiences awake” looks at Zeetings , “a presentation app that is both interactive and social, and promises to stop audiences slumbering in their chairs.”

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

Positive Payload Weapons Presentation Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The other evening I went off to hear an intriguing sounding presentation on Positive Payload Weapons by Margarita Quihuis (who really just introduced the session) and Mark Nelson. social strategy technology

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Today, I will present a common framework that describes how enterprise software can align with seven key work performance facets.

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. And that’s what I started wondering: are we using smart technology to enhance an optimized workforce, or to make up for a lack of adequate preparation?

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Heather Cole and Katherine Prescott Designing Artificially Intelligent Simulations for Academic professional Education (Katherine Prescott presenting) Our practitioners need to be able to develop inter-personal relationships. I see that technology today, in pockets.

The evolution of technology

Dave Snowden

There was a lot of hope back then about the progress that we could make and we were all exciting by what seemed to be revolutionary technology. The technology was primitive by modern standards, but the political will for exploration has done backwards.

International MOOCs Past and Present

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

based MOOCs MOOC MOOC - based in the U.S. - [link] Faculty Commons - Engaging Technology and Online Pedagogy eTOP12 Micro-MOOC - U.S.-based OpenLearning.com , a venture born out of the University of New South Wales ( UNSW ) in Sydney, Australia. Starting this week, you can begin taking two of their courses ( Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport & Services Marketing – The Next Level ). University of Western Australia.

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Disruptive technologies 2015-2016

Jane Hart

In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis.

[VIDEO] The world’s first full motion-graphics presentation

Ross Dawson

I have for many years intended to develop a full motion graphics presentation. I have long used highly visual presentations to accompany my keynotes, often including numerous videos without sound as well an array of full screen images.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.

Presenting in a networked age

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Big Question this month has to do with the increasing prevalence of internet access during presentations. The context is that during presentations it’s certainly possible that your audience is multi-tasking, and the question is; what are the implications? The audience can be doing things related to the presentation, like live-blogging it, tweeting it, or taking notes (I’ve been known to mindmap a keynote a time or two).

business schools are a technology of the last century

Harold Jarche

Charles Green succinctly explained the order in which this transition happens: “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. One of the presenters was the co-vice president of a roof truss manufacturing company in northern Québec.

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

More completely, an idea that challenges some basic axioms and cliches that have haunted my PowerPoint/Keynote presentations for years. Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ For the rest, technology should enable serendipity rather than predictive process.

Noodling on my fOSSa presentation

Nancy White

October is a month on the road… and one stop is Lyon, France, where I’ll be presenting at the third edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from October 26 to 28, 2011. Today online technologies allow us to connect broadly using networks of all kinds.

Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

George Siemens

Recordings from our guest presenters are also available. presented on Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments. The slides are below and the presentation itself is linked above. Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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? 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. You''ll note that I haven''t included any presentation tools, like online video, or talked about having the whole class use blogs or Facebook.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? But, while much research remains to be done, let’s accept the conclusions of the E-S theory, and consider a different question: Are empathy and related soft capabilities important, - for males as well as females, - even in the hard world of technology?

Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

However one of the most interesting aspects of my keynote is that my visual presentation will consist entirely of motion graphics, 3D, and video – there will be no still images. For many years I have wanted to create an entirely moving graphic presentation.

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Presentation Slides: U of Windsor & SAIT

George Siemens

Bright and early this morning, I delivered a keynote to University of Windsor on Technology and Tomorrow’s University. After that presentation (video conference), I meandered over to SAIT where I presented on the Implications of Media and Technology Use among Today’s Learners. Slides are available here.

Heidegger on technology, and technodeterminism

David Weinberger

I’m leaving tomorrow night for a few days in Germany as a fellow at the University of Stuttgart’s International Center for Research on Culture and Technology. It undoubtedly will change significantly, but here’s what I plan on saying at the beginning: In 1954, Heidegger published “The Question about Technology” (Die Frage nach der Technik). Heidegger says that technology reveals the world to us in particular ways.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

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eRealities Online Presentation – Magic Moments

Nancy White

At the end of the session participants were able to: • understand how the intersection of technology and group forms impact our learning together online. I was able to be really present. View more presentations from Nancy White. View more presentations from Nancy White.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Learning Technologies UK wrap-up

Clark Quinn

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games. The conference was held on the 3rd floor of the conference hall, while floors 1 and ground hosted the exposition: the ground floor hosted the learning and skills (think: training) exhibits while the 1st floor held learning technology (read: elearning) vendors. design games meta-learning mobile social technology

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). This means that instead of charting a route through content, course designers need to present options and opportunities for learners to engage, interact, work with resources and create new knowledge. Questions 1.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals. Our present age of information and communication technologies (ICT), whose starting point she pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution.

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. These activities are neither candidates for technology substitutions, nor can they be easily complemented with technology-based tools. .

Presentation Backchannel Multitasking

Tony Karrer

Some great responses to this month's big question New Presenter and Learner Methods and Skills. Or Clive Shepherd's How should presenters address multitasking? Binge Thinking I have learnt to take notes while giving nearly full attention to a presentation. Better Presentations = Less Multitasking A log of the responses point out that a distracted audience is first a symptom of the presenter's ability to engage the audience. eLearning Technology.

Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Ross Dawson

Our online magazine FutureofSex.net explores this fascinating aspect of the intersection of technology and society. I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically. Now technology can be used to connect people in intimate way they probably never dreamed of.”. The new technologies of remote sex can bring them together over any distance.”.

5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations

Ross Dawson

During an extended lunch, a diverse range of ‘celebrities’ including TV personalities, authors, and musicians gave short presentations. I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use. I wove a broader story about social change and its implications, though I briefly brought out five points on what employees expect from technology.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Clarke famously wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Do you think that some of the advancements in technology—such as Web. is that it’s NOT about the technology. Web 2.0

A quick case for social technologies

Harold Jarche

Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily. I create slide presentations so that I have something ready in case I need to quickly review a subject, such as an impromptu client brief. I put this one together as an aid that might be helpful in presenting a few aspects of the positive impact of social technologies in the workplace.

Update: Digital Habitats Presentation Recording

Nancy White

Thanks to Jeff Lebow, there is a recording, synched to my slides, of Friday’s presentation as part of Webheads in Action Online unConvergence. Slide 6: This activity comes out of a chapter in our book that looks at the activity orientations of communities of practice and how this might drive both the technology stewardship and the overall community nurturing and leadership activities. Tags: Digital Habitats social media technology stewardship

A humorous presentation of Blogs vs. Wikis

Nancy White

Tags: social media technology stewardship Monday videos wikis blogs

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social Collaborative presentations. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies.