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

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 29 2008 More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name&# ) Published by Nancy White at 6:57 am under community , facilitation , networks , online facilitation , online interaction , social media photo credit: os?to I hate titling these blog posts with the words “community management.&# After writing post 1 and post 2 on this topic (triggered by Chris Brogan ), the words just feel wrong. But because this is the label that has been floating across our blog conversations, I’m keeping it in as “connective tissue.&# I was actually thinking about “The Giant Ear!&# So why am I writing a third post in three days on community management? (Instead of going for a walk this morning. Uh oh.) It is “in the air.&# For those who have had a baby, it’s like once you get pregnant, all of a sudden you notice all the other pregnant women walking around town! Once you start putting blogging your ideas on something, you notice others who have thought/said/tickled around the same thing. The waves of blogging conversations about community management seem to be washing on the shore closer together these days. While catching up on some feeds, I saw Matt Moore’s bit on chief conversation officer. Organisations need Social Media Relations people. And because of the participatory nature of the social media, these people will have to blog. And comment on other blogs. And Twitter. And all that other stuff. They will encourage, advise and look out for bloggers and social media headz in their own organisations. And they will have to believe in what their organisations do (be it curing cancer or causing it) or else they will get found out. Everyone wants to be Chief Talking Officer. Who wants to be Chief Conversation Officer? Hm. Matt is talking about something different than this animal we’ve been calling community manager, but some of the functions he lists hearken back to Chris’s list. But do you feel the dissonance that I do? Just the title “officer&# shows us the polarities that we activate when trying to reconcile a network activity with a corporate structure. Control Emergence Talking Listening Planned Evolving Being in charge Being able to be an effective network actor We are recognizing these polarities or tensions. (YAY!) They are showing up in thousands of blog posts and creeping into books. They emerge from deep roots and cannot be ignored or wished away. Yet it seems to be hard to talk about them within organizations and even the “job descriptions&# we see more of every day. (Check the listing of online community manager blogs on Forum One’s site or on Jake McKee’s.) Let’s make them discussable, and we can discover the way forward. Let’s discuss them — with every boss and leader who will listen. Let’s encourage the network around organizations to tell them how they feel about being managed – or listened to. Let’s find a way to use the power of the network for our organizations, and with it, the multiplied, nested power of the communities that live in and spring from the network. (Oh heck, I’m getting all riled up and haven’t even had a cup of tea this morning!) To circle back to this idea of “community manager,&# and what it is becoming in a network age, the first thing is to be brave enough discuss the idea that it may be “management&# in the frame of business structures and some “older ways&# of doing things, but in terms of the action in the network, it is not management as we know it. It is is about being connective tissue between an organization and the world/network it lives within. It is about activation, listening, pattern seeking and then bringing that back into the current context of the organization – at whatever stage that organization is in becoming a network organization. It is about reconciling that businesses, in their interaction with the world (customer, vendors, regulators) have opened the door to a new way of being in the system that requires more than management. More than measurable data. More than targets and goals. It requires intuition, intellect and heart. Heart? Community Managers and HEART she says? INTUITION??? Yes. Heart and intuition, but not in the absence of intellect. Because systems include that beautiful, irrational, impulsive part of human life – emotion. “Community&# and “network&# both imply human beings. The person you entrust to guide and represent and help your organization learn – this person we have been calling the “community manager&# – is your person who stewards your connection to both hearts and minds. Who listens with every available channel, including intuition. How do you measure your ROI on intuition? On heart? I’d ask, what are you losing every day by ignoring them. So what would you call that role? Magician? The Giant Ear? Elder? I’m currently stumped. (edited later for a silly typo) Share and Enjoy: 23 responses so far 23 Responses to “More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name&# )&# # Zak Greant on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:13 am I’ve always liked Community Advocate or Ombuds (which is why I guess that these are the titles that I used at MySQL and Mozilla) Cheers! –zak # Cortney on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:32 am You know Nancy, I’m not sure if the word is just wrong or if there is a paradigm shift happening. I can see the whole kit’nkaboodle of community becoming more and more mainstream with an actual executive level recognized role a business organization. As I said on Chris’ blog — I’ve got a brainstorm working. Maybe we should have a CM Expo/Conference (online of course) and discuss some of these issues. I’ll be happy to help organize and coordinate. What do you think? Cortney # Edward Vielmetti on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:34 am Nancy – the old fashioned (pre web) names for this role have included fairwitness (the Well) organizer “list mom&# (for mailing lists) moderator (from Usenet) sysop (from bulletin boards) I don’t think any of these terms represent “management&# , in the traditional sense of goals and metrics and deliverables and accountability. More often they suggest a service role, someone who deals with the rough parts of whatever software you are dealing with and makes sure that the needs of the group are met even if the system doesn’t meet them. I don’t actually like the “community manager&# name for any of the work I do, even though I clearly take on some of those roles – in large part because most of the community work I do defies management per se at its edges. # Looking after conversations « Green Tea Ice Cream on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:59 am [.] after conversations Posted on April 29, 2008 by Michael Clarke A series of posts on Nancy White’s blog set me thinking about the role we’re introducing to help deal with the mushrooming quantities [.] # Sylvia Currie on 29 Apr 2008 at 8:14 am I just started working with BCcampus.ca and my new title is “Community Producer&#. I don’t feel comfortable with that title. For SCoPE ( [link] ) I’ve always called myself a Community Coordinator. That feels like someone who, simply, helps to make things happen in the community. Producer feels like someone who delegates…or something. I haven’t quite figured out why I can’t bring myself to add my new title to my email signature! # Jay Fienberg on 29 Apr 2008 at 11:50 am I’ve seen some cases where there’s confusion in an organization around the “manager&# role of the community, e.g., there’s a community “project, “&# product&# or “program&# that needs a more or less traditional role of a project, product or program manager. Then, of course, there is this other role that you are talking about–of liaising with and in and from the community. In general, I think the “manager&# designation in community manager sometimes ends-up merging two very different roles into one. Sometimes, one person can do both roles, but they need to figuratively be able to switch hats very clearly. I always have liked using the word “host&# in describing the non-management role: e.g., the organization provides community hostesses and hosts who help the flow of the “event&# that is the community. # Jay Fienberg on 29 Apr 2008 at 11:57 am (Oh, I was thinking I was being more gender inclusive by using the word “hostess,&# but that doesn’t look right. So, just: “host,&# but a host of any gender!) # More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Management on 29 Apr 2008 at 12:57 pm [.] Andy Beal wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI hate titling these blog posts with the words “community management.” After writing post 1 and post 2 on this topic (triggered by Chris Brogan), the words just feel wrong. But because this is the label that has been floating across our … [.] # josien on 29 Apr 2008 at 1:26 pm thinking of names. not only a big ear… as you say eyes, heart, intellect, too. sensor? for scanning the universe with all senses, to make sense of some of it. Interesting to see who would spell as censor… # alexanderhayes on 29 Apr 2008 at 6:00 pm Hi Nancy ( and team ! ) I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation. Just letting you know I’ve adapted one of your resources with attribute and supplemented some organisational responsibilities with your wisdom – [link] Would love some feedback ! # Sylvia Currie on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:28 pm I started a new job with BCCampus.ca and my title on paper is “Community Producer&#. I just can’t bring myself to put that on my email signature. At SCoPE I’ve always called myself a “coordinator&#. That role seems about right because the title suggests that I help to make things happen in the community. Producer sounds kinda Hollywood or something! Or like someone with big bucks who delegates! # LisaN on 29 Apr 2008 at 10:28 pm Personally, I like the term “Community Interactivator.&# # Inside View from Ireland on 30 Apr 2008 at 1:29 am The Role of the PRO… AS WE RAMP UP for the Internet Experience in Education Conference and Workshops (22 May 2008 in Tipperary Institute), I’m looking at several proposed seminars that bump up next to the idea of communities online. Invariably, those communities will run … # matt moore on 30 Apr 2008 at 3:21 am [.] More on accord direction (part 3 or whats in a name) [.] # Denise on 30 Apr 2008 at 5:04 am I. Don’t. Know. Heh. I do know that I am not overly fond of my title and have never been overly fond of any of my “community&# titles. Maybe it’s that I just don’t like titles and I am not sure they are conducive to community growth. Now I’m shuddering again, looking at my signature block. # Networks, control and the fear of loosing it « Net-Map Toolbox on 30 Apr 2008 at 10:41 am [.] Posted on April 30, 2008 by Eva Schiffer Talking with Nancy White and reading her last posts about community management triggered a whole network of thoughts around why the idea of a network [.] # Nancy White on 30 Apr 2008 at 1:13 pm It is interesting that the idea of our IDENTITIES as community/network whatevers is coming up. That would make a fascinating conversation as well! Cortney, as for an online expo – if it went beyond the borders of “community manager&# I’d be interested! I’m ready to expand the horizon! # Cortney on 01 May 2008 at 5:37 am Nancy, I’m game to go beyond! What type of topics would you like to see? Cortney # Cortney on 01 May 2008 at 6:08 am Anyone else interested? If so, I’d like to know what topic(s) you’d like covered! You can DM your reply to me on Twitter @cortneysellers # Beeline Labs » Blog Archive » Why wrong measurements can be bad for your community’s health… on 01 May 2008 at 2:41 pm [.] going on right now…Chris Brogan kicked it off and Nancy White wrote some interesting musings and also kept track of many of the other interesting links. Posted in marketing 2.0 [.] # Brad on 06 May 2008 at 4:10 am Nancy, Isn’t it a shame that we depend so much on a workplace name to define the actual work we do, and more importantly (and hopefully), the impact of that work? Having said that, I quite like CCCM: Convivial Community Conversation Maker I’d like to see Microsoft ask me for permission to use that moniker! Regards, Brad # Uria on 04 Sep 2008 at 8:25 am ??? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ????????? ? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ??? ?????????? # Dade on 12 Mar 2009 at 12:11 pm Appreciate the info guys, thanks Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle? Welcome to my web home. 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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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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.

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.

#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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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. [

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.

Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

And, she proposed a simpler framework. Sugrue first proposed a simpler taxonomy, and also an alternative that was just performance. A number of years ago, now, Brenda Sugrue posited that Bloom’s Taxonomy was wrong.

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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Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

I found elements that were repeated across proposals for effective education practice, and ones that were stipulated for engaging experiences. Way back in ’05, my book on games for learning was published.

Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden

Determine proposed actions following the event.

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”?

The Myth of the Washed-Up, Middle-Age Entrepreneur

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We find that age indeed predicts success, and sharply, but in the opposite way that many observers and investors propose,” notes the paper. “The highest success rates in entrepreneurship come from founders in middle age and beyond.” Why is that?

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations.

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.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext “ to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”…. …