The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

  The narratives of explorers emphasize the opportunity to learn and grow by constantly framing new questions and embarking on quests to gain new insight through action. The technological foundation of narratives. Digital technology provides all of us the ability to define and communicate narratives in rich and textured ways. We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential.

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Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. But it''s important to do something better than just searching on Google; that can drain more time than you can imagine.

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Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”.

Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

" There is considerably more detail here, but this certainly calls into question the idea of creating large knowledge bases. It may even call into question sharing of Effective Patterns. The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things. The bottom line is to reduce the amount of time you spend search and spend more time talking. eLearning Technology.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs? As AI technologies advance, machine predictions will increasingly replace human ones in an increasing number of tasks.

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The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data has been closely intertwined with our digital technology revolution since the early days of the IT industry. Ever since, digital technologies have been permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.

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Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. The question always comes up “why would we be interested in something like Twitter. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. How would a community technology steward use Twitter?

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White on 12 Sep 2008 at 4:56 am Ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned&# strategies. I remembered your question and wondered … what if we could have an audio feed on a site?

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Learning how to think critically - how to imaginatively frame questions and consider multiple perspectives - has historically been associated with a liberal arts education, not a business school curriculum, so this change represents something of a tectonic shift for business school leaders.” Radical New Innovation at Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well. And Other Questions.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and thus subject to search and analysis.

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The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the article, Professor Coase provided a simple answer to the question: Why do firms exist? Do we need a different answer to the question Why do firms exist?

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.

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What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Bob Sutton.

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The clever cover highlights the issue’s main theme, artificial intelligence and robotics, - a set of technologies that some fear could one day threaten our very existence. . Speculations about a future radically transformed by technology are nothing new.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

C omputing has become an integral part of many disciplines, given that digital technologies now permeate just about every nook and cranny of business and society. This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab).

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12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. Facebook uses extremely accurate facial recognition technologies while Apple and Google own advanced platforms they are not yet using. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION.

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The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The roundtable addressed some of the most critical questions we face in our emerging digital economy, including: what is the future of jobs; where will jobs come from in the coming years?; Our technologies are racing ahead but many of our skills and organizations are lagging behind.

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Conversation Questions

Tony Karrer

A couple days ago I posted Reduce Searching Start Talking and I just saw a very interesting post by Nancy Dixon - What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way? Search's Limit The limit of search and need for conversation is a common topic here and as part of Work Literacy. These are the questions that represent search's limit. eLearning Technology.

Doc Searls Weblog · Getting out of Live Search hell

Doc Searls

But afterwards her PC ran slower, and now insists on trying to run Live Search, no matter what, when she runs Internet Explorer. productKey=wllocal&ct=eformts On the right under frequently asked questions, click on “How do I turn on 3D hardware acceleration.&#

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

So, for seek, we start with reading what comes into your fees, searching about particular topics, and asking questions of your network. For seeking, you can adjust your feeds of what you follow, you can try a different search mechanism, or you can follow new people.

Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity

Eide Neurolearning

In a Scientific American blog post Deep thought is dead, Long live deep thought , a bioinformatics analyst broods on the question, ‘Where are these jobs that will require such rapid “searching, browsing, assessing quality, and synthesizing the vast quantities of information?"

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Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Frequent fliers like myself rely on tools like this one, made possible by a collection of digital technologies working over the Internet. It says every medium, every technology, has effects that refract in four dimensions that also affect each other.

To LMS or not to LMS

Clark Quinn

And that led me to ponder, and here’s my thinking: My question is where to draw the line. I want to find courses and other things through a federated search of *all* resources. strategy technologyA colleague recently asked (in general, not me specifically) whether there’s a role for LMS functions. Her query was about the value of having a place to see (recommended) courses, to track your development, etc.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which hot technology innovations, - e.g., artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cloud computing, - will end up having a big impact and which are destined to fizzle? But regardless of what we call it, the industry is finally doing justice to its name: the Information Technology industry.

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2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know. Skype: the Internet Time Alliance maintains a Skype channel where we regularly discuss issues, and ask and answer each other’s questions. Mail: Apple’s email program, and email is another way I can ask questions or get help. meta-learning technology

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like steam power and electricity before it, the explosion of digitally enabled technologies is radically transforming the landscape of human endeavor. And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re

Will your privacy completely vanish? It depends how we use facial recognition

Ross Dawson

As the 2012 themes document notes, while Facebook has prominently launched its facial recognition technology, Apple and Google have facial recognition capabilities that they have not yet launched. Whether that future is dark depends on how those technologies are implemented.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ronald Coase , - the eminent British economist and University of Chicago professor, - addressed this question in The Nature of the Firm , - a seminal paper published in 1937 which along with other major achievements earned him the 1991 Nobel Prize in economics. Why do firms exist?

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.

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Questions Before You Ask

Tony Karrer

Let me set this up a bit … I've said many times in presentations and on this blog that I really like to get questions. It's so much fun that I spend time on posts like Social Grid Follow-up just going through and answering the questions that came up during the presentation. Linked In Question Template One of the things that I mentioned in the Social Grid Follow-up post was a particular template for asking for help via LinkedIn: Hi , I'm hoping you'll be open to a brief conversation.

What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

This is the question that CMSWire asked me to write about. In my opinion, technology sales, marketing campaigns and the speakers circuits are doing well. Then comes the question, what do we do now? SocialLearning TechnologyWhat’s working in social business in 2012?

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

Ads in search turn out to be useful. So to explicitly address the question of whether sponsored tiles (aka “ads”) could be included as part of a content offering, the answer is yes. Google is nearly worthless when shopping for items that don’t involve technology.

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several days ago, a financial industry client told me that framing a right question to express a game-changing idea is extremely challenging: first, selecting a question from multiple candidates; second, breaking it down to many sub-questions; and, third, answering even one of them reliably.

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing , Research director John Kelly and writer and strategist Steve Hamm , note that “We are at the dawn of a major shift in the evolution of technology. In February, 2011, Watson , IBM’s question-answering system won the Jeopardy!

What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of Arthur C. For the past several years, has been asking a rather general, philosophical annual question to a diverse group of thinkers. as its annual question.

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