Call for Proposals #StephensNext60

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A Call for Proposals So like Ken I created this call for proposals: "What should Stephen focus on in the next 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years". I'll keep this call for proposals wide open - should I explore some topic, create a certain work, whatever?

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

To address the need for openness of platforms, algorithms and ensure that the learning process remains a key focus, a group of us have proposed the development of an open learning analytics architecture/platform. Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education.

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Obama’s college proposal

Jay Cross

The President has proposed that student aid be based on outcomes, one of which is the earnings of graduates. This is bound to be controversial. On the one hand, the odds are that graduates who get jobs quickly and earn more are more likely to pay back their loans on a timely basis.

We Submit Proposed Rail Plan

Nine Shift

After just 18 months in existence and only 20 members, we submitted a proposal to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to modify its 2030 Rail Plan to include passenger train service to our community and others. And the sooner you propose train service, the sooner you get it. Our local group submitted a rail plan to the state last week. You can too.

Dan Cohen on the DPLA’s cloud proposal to the FCC

David Weinberger

I’ve posted a podcast interview with Dan Cohen , the executive director of the Digital Public Library of America about their proposal to the FCC. The DPLA is proposing DPLA Local , which will enable libraries to create online digital collections using the DPLA’s platform. Here’s the proposal itself. The FCC is looking for ways to modernize the E-Rate program that has brought the Internet to libraries and schools.

Italy proposes harsh Internet filtering

David Weinberger

Berkman’s Corinna di Gennaro posts about a proposed amendment in Italy that would require ISPs to block sites that permit postings that defend or instigate crimes. So, if there were a video on YouTube that defended a crime, Italian ISPs would be required to block all of YouTube. Which content would be proscribed by this law? That is up to the Minister of the Interior, whose decisions cannot be appealed in a court of law. I can’t see any problems with that, can you?

Transporting goods by bike: our Living Labs proposal

Adaptive Path

To help us mould our idea, we collaborated on a proposal with Ezra Goldman , a PhD student in urban planning at the University of Copenhagen, and De FietsFabriek , a famous Dutch bike manufacturer. At the heart of our proposal is the delivery service. Our pilot proposal can be viewed at the Living Labs Showcase. Which European city doesn’t think there are enough bikes on the roads? Believe it or not, the city of Copenhagen.

Knight News Challenge getting ready for proposals

David Weinberger

From their press release : Miami — The fifth year of the Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest funded and run by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will open for entries on Oct 25, and for the first time will feature experimental categories: Mobile, Authenticity, Sustainability and Community. “The use of new categories are an effort to harness and accelerate the entrepreneurial energy we are seeing in the field,&# said John S.

Terry Anderson's Proposal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The proposal was well-received and the audience - members of the e-learning industry here in New Brunswick, including members of the Canadian military engaged in overseas training - was receptive. But it's not clear that the sort of presentation I made would be accepted as a national proposal. So, while I am sympathetic with Terry Anderson's proposal, and would like to see something positive result, I am cautious and sceptical in that support

A modest revenue proposal to the BBC

Doc Searls

I love BBC domestic programming (such as Radio 4 , which I have to dig to find on the BBC website if I’m coming in from a non-UK IP address, as I am now), and would like to pay as much for it as any UK citizen does through taxes. Let’s say we come up with a way to do that (preferably without DRM ), perhaps along the lines of EmanciPay , or perhaps though something more coercive. Would the BBC welcome that?

Secret Features of Apple's Proposed New Campus - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Indira Gandhi on Doing Work Versus Taking Credit For It » Secret Features of Apples Proposed New Campus. Apple has proposed a most inventive new campus in Cupertino. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Secret Features of Apples Proposed New Campus : Comments. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe.

Education: Proposed - - a GED for college

Nine Shift

"The only thing college is good for is graduate school," remarked Willie last month. . Grown ups can argue the point, but he's right of course about college being the prerequisite for graduate school. Which, for society, is the main problem. We don't have enough smart kids graduating from college for all the professional and scientific jobs that require a graduate degree.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. RFP OR "Request for Proposal") - find either of these terms (LCMS OR "Learning Content Management System") - find either of these terms Obviously, substitute the key terms such instead of LCMS.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – A Proposal for DIA Now Delivered Successfully!

Luis Suarez

Yes, A Proposal for DIA is now a reality. In fact, last year I blogged about an opportunity to propose some Decent Internet Access (DIA), seeing how poor the overall performance from the wi-fi was throughout the entire week.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Playing (Serious) Tricks on the Mind

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Taking to the Airwaves

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Taking to the Airwaves by Andrew McAfee on November 18, 2008 I’ll be on Federal News Radio 1500 shortly after 4 pm this afternoon (East Coast Time) to talk with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris about president-elect Obama’s proposed US CTO post, which I blogged about here.

Harold Jarche » Advice for the Training Department

Harold Jarche

[lodlam] The state of Linked Data

David Weinberger

Jon Voss, an organizer of the LODLAM conference in Montreal, talks about what we can learn about the current state of Linked Data for libraries, archives, and museums by looking at the topics proposed at this unconference

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Story of the Week: Train to O'Hare

Nine Shift

Smart train advocates in Chicago are proposing a train station at O'Hare Airport. That's not what they are proposing. It's far sighted and is a major set forward in creating a new travel infrastructure for our country. . O'Hare Airport already has a light rail station.

The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we learn?

Jane Hart

25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web. In the ensuing 25 years there can be few people whose lives haven’t been [.]. Social learning

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "A Win-Win Scenario: Game School Aims to Engage and Educate" (WIRED)

Mark Oehlert

According to Katie Salen, executive director of the Gamelab Institute of Play and one of the masterminds of the proposal, there are better words for the sensation the students will get when they solve a hard puzzle or get through a game level."The " Salen is being careful about her phrasing because she doesnt want anyone to get the wrong idea about the proposed school, which will open in the fall of 2009 if its approved by New Yorks Department of Education.

How to Make STEM Right for Girls - - Part 2

Nine Shift

Now a professor is proposing to take out the M (math) because "algebra is just too hard." . We now propose taking out the S (science), and we would have it: TEA. . It's easy to make STEM right for girls. Just change the letters in STEM. .

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#2 Why Bernie Sanders Resembles the Greatest U.S. Senator in History

Nine Shift

Like the progressive La Follette, Sanders has been the first one to propose free college, eliminating student debt, universal healthcare, and a number of other changes. . Both have led the country in proposing new laws for the new century. And the nation eventually adopted those proposals. He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. . He was Robert M.

Kris Duggan #LnDMeetup Gamification Mindmap

Clark Quinn

He proposed five Goal Science rules that resonated with other principles I’ve heard for good organizations. Kris Duggan spoke on gamification at the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology MeetUp.

Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Open Algorithms for Identity Federation , Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Thomas Hardjono proposed a framework for the safe management of digital identities.

Story of the Week: Why This Train Route is Important To You

Nine Shift

A new train route to Lima, Ohio, through Plymouth, Indiana, is being proposed. Second, the initiative and even first funding for the train is coming from those local cities on the proposed route. Here's why this is news, and important to you.

More Evidence High Speed Trains are Coming

Nine Shift

The proposed rulemaking establishes a new category of passenger equipment, Tier III, for trains traveling up to 220 mph," reports the Midwest High Speed Rail Association.

Brandon Hall #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

He proposed that big change is coming and that the way to cope is to move to more vocational alignment and a project-based pedagogy. Brandon Hall used the proposition that changes in the US are subsequently reflected in the rest of the world to examine coming changes in Higher Ed.

On humanity, surveillance and coronavirus

Doc Searls

Just learned of The Coronavirus (Safeguards) Bill 2020: Proposed protections for digital interventions and in relation to immunity certificates. This is in addition to the UK’s Coronavirus Bill 2020 , which is (as I understand it) running the show there right now.

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Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

I note that it’s pretty much a hands-off relationship: “if you propose a valuable offering, we’ll publish it.” On twitter the other day, I was asked how I could on one hand rail against myths, and on the other work with orgs who either sell or promote DiSC and MBTI.

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Tell the FCC that selling fast lanes to big corporations is NOT what we mean by Net Neutrality

David Weinberger

Pardon my brevity (I’m traveling), but if you care about preserving the Internet as a place where innovation isn’t squashed by the inertia of the incumbents, then let FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler know that his proposed “Net Neutrality” policy is a non-starter. [

What’s the evidence on using rational argument to change people’s minds?

Mind Hacks

What that means is that you can propose an article you’d like to write, and back proposals by others that you’d like to see written. Here’s something from the proposal: Is it true that “you can’t tell anybody anything”? All you need to do to back proposals, currently, is sign up for the site. You can see all current proposals here. Full disclosure : I’ll be paid by Contributoria if the proposal is backed.

Mother Canada and Mother Russia

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's the proposal. The one thing the 'Mother Canada' proposal does not have in common with the other statues: the other statues are designed to be seen. The current government plans to deface some pristine Cape Breton wilderness with a 'Mother Canada' monument.

Berlin, here I come

Jay Cross

Submit your proposal and share the “how to” of better and best practices. Submit your proposal and showcase the cutting edge. Submit your proposal to discuss the education ecosystem. Submit your proposal to define the new business of learning.

Conversation, not presentation

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I intend to propose conversations in lieu of presentations whenever the opportunity presents itself. When Jane Hart and I shared our thoughts on social learning at the Irish Learning Showcase in Dublin last week, a formal presentation would have run counter to our message.

a trusted space for learning

Harold Jarche

In 2006 I proposed that we should develop an educational system of small schools, loosely joined : With access to the Internet a one-room school would have to reach out to the rest of the world and not be wrapped in the confines of the industrial school.

Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The chapter proposes a design framework for an interoperable blockchain/DLT architecture based on these Internet principles.

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Honest Conversations - The Key to a Winning Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Already consumed with managing their existing operations, the organization may see the proposed new strategy as more of a threat or distraction than an opportunity.

The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Nearly a third (32%) of the articles dealt with the various AI Frameworks and Guidelines proposed by governments and policy institutions around the world. AI has emerged as the defining technology of our era, as transformative over time as the steam engine, electricity, and the Internet.

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What’s the evidence for the power of reason to change minds?

Mind Hacks

Last month I proposed an article for Contributoria , titled What’s the evidence on using rational argument to change people’s minds? Unfortunately, I had such fun reading about the topic that I missed the end-of-month deadline and now need to get backers for my proposal again. So, here’s something from my proposal, please consider backing it so I can put my research to good use: Is it true that “you can’t tell anybody anything”?

More Myths-Based Marketing

Clark Quinn

1965 to 1980 for Gen X) aren’t constant across different proposals for generations! Is it the rising lack of trust in what anyone says? Have we turned into a society where any crazy marketing works? It certainly seems that way.

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Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden

Determine proposed actions following the event.