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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

step aside for network era democracy

Harold Jarche

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nancy White

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.

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.

implementing a triple operating system

Harold Jarche

It is based on three interrelated processes, first proposed by Valdis Krebs : Awareness, Alternatives, Action. A triple operating system aligns work and learning and has a network perspective.

Professional Learning Portfolios Workshop

Jane Hart

There has been a lot of interest in this topic, so I am proposing to run a 2-part, 2 week online workshop at the Social Learning Centre (in December and January), for those who would like to find out more about how to set up their own professional learning portfolio.

seek, sense, share globally

Harold Jarche

I had to respond to Requests for Proposals (which I no longer do) and had to deal with various financial departments in order to get paid. When I started writing this blog almost a dozen years ago, I was pretty excited to connect with people in other countries.

leading beyond automation

Harold Jarche

With an informed perspective, they can propose changes and build consensus around suggested responses. As we enter the network era, we see that leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few.

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 ?

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.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth Kanter

Block out time on your calendar from 60-120 minutes and take on a particular project that requires high concentration like writing proposals or reports, or creative thinking and planning. Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.

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Harold Jarche » Advice for the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Johnson in Where Good Ideas Come From who said “Chance favors the connected mind”, and inspired by Dave Gray’s The Connected Company , let me propose that Chance favours the Connected Company.

As the world keeps churning, work today is all about learning

Harold Jarche

In this chapter, Dan also proposes that you seek out the “one percent” Don’t get lost in the crabgrass of details, he [Pink's Law professor, Harold Hongju Koh] urged us. The title of this post is what Dan Pink, in his book To Sell is Human , would call a rhyming pitch.

Connected leadership is helping the network make better decisions

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

selling workplace learning to the HSP

Harold Jarche

I proposed that if executives ask for the ROI of an initiative, it really means that they do not believe in it. Highly successful people (HSP) don’t need help making sense of their days.

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Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Provide a generic ROI proposal for attending to send to the boss, saving people the time of working out the value to be extracted from the event. The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better.