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.

Proposal for a new crowdfunding model: Betting to win

Ross Dawson

The other day I caught up for a coffee with Ryan Wardell , the founder of Project Powerup , a crowdfunding site focused on startups. Project Startup uses the classic crowdfunding model used by Kickstarter , Indie GoGo , Sellaband and other crowdfunding platforms for funding creative projects, in which funders are rewarded by receiving products, services, preferential treatment, and feeling good, but no equity.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Go dark for SOPA – The SOPA Eclipse

David Weinberger

Jimmy Wales has proposed that Wikipedia might black out its English-language pages for a short period to register opposition to the SOPA law that would allow the US government to shut down access to sites that provide access to material that infringes copyright. Minutes later: Through a failure in my command of in-page searching, I missed Cory Doctorow's proposing exactly this on BoingBoing.

The Net is a place

David Weinberger

” And this also confirms an idea many of us have been proposing for a decade and a half or so: The Internet is a place. The latest Pew Internet study confirms what most of suspect was the case: “Americans are increasingly going online just for fun and to pass the time, particularly young adults under 30. On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.

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.

A sheep in wolves clothing

Dave Snowden

Instead they hide behind the language of self-organisation and emergence; but all of the proposed practices or changes are heaviliy facilitated workshops in which people agree to be different but in practice do nothing.

How to go viral at Kickstarter

David Weinberger

She provides a concise, insightful look at why user experience counts for a lot, even when you’re supposedly just making a business proposal: give me $57,750 and I’ll reprint one of my “ Order of the Stick ” web-comic compilations. Julianne Chatelain investigates why Rich Berlew’s Kickstarter project became one of the top ten of all time, and the #1 in the creative category.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies submit project proposals prior to the start of the class, including the business problem to be addressed and the data on which the project will be based. A-Lab received over 20 project proposals from different companies, of which 13 were selected by the students.

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Obama admin backs Berlusconi’s unfettered “anti-piracy” regs

David Weinberger

The proposed powers implement a requirement from the Italian government that the agency take action to prevent piracy. The decision about the proposed AGCOM powers is due on July 6. Specifically, proposed regulations by the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) could provide rights holders with an avenue to curb IPR violations online in an effective manner.

A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It argues that the scope of the digital economy is expanding and proposes a novel way of measuring its impact. “A The report proposes a novel approach for measuring the size of the digital economy that better captures the impact of digital technologies including the various spillover effects.

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.

our future is networked and feminine

Harold Jarche

It was this dramatic change in mind-set, I propose, that was primarily responsible for fostering patriarchy. TIMN is an explanatory model of how human societies have organized: first in Tribes, later with Institutions added (T+I), and in our current society where Markets dominate (T+I+M).

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.

Do you want to live forever?

Ross Dawson

While there is heated debate about whether the current proposed approaches to life extension being proposed have any merit, there is no question that major advances are possible in the field.

step aside for network era democracy

Harold Jarche

Verna Allee says that in states of ‘complex unorder’, loose hierarchies and strong networks are necessary.

Scientific Credibility and The Kardashian Index

Mind Hacks

Here, I propose that those people whose K-index is greater than 5 can be considered ‘Science Kardashians’. . The Kardashian index is a semi-humorous metric invented to the reveal how much trust you should put in a scientist with a public image.

A sense of direction (4)

Dave Snowden

They avoid the very simply truth that condemning what went before does not of itself legitimise what you propose as an alternative. Taking the A5 route Anglesea late in the afternoon is normally a delight as the mountains of Snowdon start to emerge on the horizon.

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.

a dire shortage of alternative models

Harold Jarche

Myerson goes on to propose two alternatives to current market capitalism: cooperatives to de-market capital, and enabling labour to exit the market via the welfare state. The shift from a market-dominated society to a networked society is well on its way.

Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations

Dan Pontefract

I won’t belabor this letter to you, but I’d like to propose a public debate. 31 May, 2015. Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. First off, congratulations on becoming a published author. I’m wondering if you’ve read my first one, FLAT ARMY ?

principles and models for the network era

Harold Jarche

The End of the Market Era. Capitalism today is the ultimate expression of a market dominated society, where money is made from nothing, as financial traders manipulate stocks, currencies, and whatever else they can.

leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Managers can then propose changes and build consensus around suggested responses. Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything.

Organization Chart Collapses

Nine Shift

Photo: Local citizen at organization meeting with outline of one of two proposed structures

Less thinking biases in a foreign tongue

Mind Hacks

We propose that these effects arise because a foreign language provides greater cognitive and emotional distance than a native tongue does. A fascinating study just published in Psychological Science has found that solving problems in a foreign language reduces cognitive biases.

Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Reeves and Harnoss propose a new business leadership agenda, based on balancing two apparently conflicting objectives.

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“No one gets fired for buying ….

Dave Snowden

In the mean time you can basically assume that any proposed solution is a rehashing of multiple past reports, with some retrospectively reinterpreted case studies to give the idea a veneer of respectability. … IBM” was a standard adage a few decades ago.

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fifty percent

Harold Jarche

I have suggested that our primary communications media have influenced this gender-based power shift, proposing that electric communications in networks are redistributing some power back to women. The dominance of men over women in society has been going on for a long time.