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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

Harold Jarche » Advice for the Training Department

Harold Jarche

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.

[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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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The less world-changing a proposed use, the better its chance of success. Bitcoin was created about a decade ago, with the release of the original design paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , under the pen name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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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. [

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.

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.

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.

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”…. …

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”?

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.

Human-Machine Work Teams

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economist have proposed competing explanations for the declining productivity growth, but have so far failed to reach consensus. Next, test the proposed solution in an innovation lab or other piloting environment, iterating and learning at every step until you can make a go or no-go decision. Will there be enough work in the future? What’s the likely impact of our continuing technology advances on jobs? How will they impact productivity?

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.

How Print Newspapers Can Survive and Thrive

Nine Shift

So here's what we proposed ten years ago to keep print newspapers surviving and even thriving: . Last night I watched the great movie "The Post," about the Washington Post in 1971, during the days of linotype machines and hot metal and the special language of copy editors. .

Blog Post: Getting rid of annual performance reviews and rankings

David Gurteen

I can still remember one year going through the process and my manager submitting the proposed salary increases to his VP - only to have the list come back marked up in red with the VPs adjustments based as far as we could see on who he liked or disiked! By David Gurteen I have never liked annual performance reviews - either receiving them or giving them when I was a manager. They took huge amounts of time and emotional energty and I always felt that they did far more harm then good.

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Story of the Week: Low Cost or Free Higher Ed Inevitable

Nine Shift

It was the first time anyone has proposed lower tuition for four year institutions. . We told you the Bernie Sanders revolution was over - - and he won. Here's proof.

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When Regulators Attack: Cambridge and Uber

Andy McAfee

But a set of proposed regulations discussed at a License Commission meeting last night are so bad and so dumb they’re causing me to rethink whether or not I really want to live here.