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? So I don't have an original bone in my body, as proven by this blatant rip-off of Ken Bauer's post of the same title and theme. Three Decade Mark I will turn 60 in April and so far things have turned out pretty well.

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. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector.

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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. They’re not teaching underwater basket-weaving either. On the other, colleges are more than vocational schools. Employability is hardly the only measure of success.

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.

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

Proposal for a new crowdfunding model: Betting to win

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

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

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.

[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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innovating with pkm

Harold Jarche

This chapter proposes that the connection between innovation and learning is evident. Last month I published the latest e-book in the perpetual beta series (163 pages) which is focused on actionable insights for working and learning in a networked world.

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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.

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 Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition is suggesting a real train station, so O'Hare would be a stop on major train routes. This is a model that will be done all over the U.S. Very exciting.

A heuristic approach to motivation

Clark Quinn

So, here’s a proposal for a heuristic approach to motivation. I’ve been pondering more about curiosity and ‘making it meaningful’ and how we might work on motivation to make learning truly meaningful. I’v come up with a rough cut.

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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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. . We are now into year 2 of putting Arts into STEM, producing STEAM. . The STEM shortage is now solved, just remove M and S and insert A and we get TEA.

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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. He talked about some successes at his Badging role and then his new initiative bringing gamification more intrinsically into organizations. games strategy

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. First, I've never heard of Plymouth, Indiana, either. And that's the first point. This is a train that will serve average cities, like yours. Like everyone's. Yes, it starts in Chicago and ends in Columbus, Ohio.

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.

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. New standards for passenger trains unveiled this week make it clear that high speed trains traveling up to 220 mph are coming to the U.S. Kids fishing at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore last week, site of our hugely successful LERN Annual Conference. YES I rode the light rail to and from the hotel and airport.

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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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. In a recent article , Pentland proposed an approach for restarting the economy based on the creation of a safe workforce based on a public health identity to certify the health status of individuals while protecting their personal privacy.

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. strategy

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.

Needles in Haystacks

Dave Snowden

No this is something on which I posted back in 2015 and at that time I loaded a proposal I had written for a client which was then, and still is a paper in the process of creation and which you can read in full here.

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Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

To future-proof what I propose is one driver, so tech changes don’t undermine relevance. This pandemic has led to everyone scrambling to work digitally. And it’s not really a transformation (which shouldn’t be ‘digital first’), but rather just ‘move what we do online’. And that’s understandable. Over time, however, I think we want to shift our mindset. And, I think a previous exercise in thinking transformation is valuable here. I’m talking mobile.

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”?

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.

Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden

Determine proposed actions following the event.

Blog Post: Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical

David Gurteen

Think of a situation where you had bulletproof facts, reason, and logic on your side, and believed there was absolutely no way the other person could say no to your perfectly constructed argument and proposal. By David Gurteen Neuroscience is throwing more and more light on our true nature as human beings and has the potential to dramatically transform the way we see the world.

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. I’m packing my bags for OnLine Educa Berlin. This is the event’s 20th birthday. It will be my tenth. Or maybe my eleventh. .

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?