Technology’s Real Benefits (Hint: They’re Not Economic)

Andy McAfee

A couple recent articles, one in the WSJ by Dennis Berman and one in the NYT by Eduardo Porter , have raised the question of why all the amazing technologies we have these days aren’t showing up more strongly in the productivity and GDP growth statistics.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

Trending Sources

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0. It’s short for “It’s Not About The Technology.” But you can’t do without the technology either. Third post in a series.

Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Ross Dawson

In relation to this, one of the questions I get asked the most frequently is who should lead social strategies inside organizations. Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Keynote speaker Social media Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0

Study 58

The 90-9-1 Collaboration Paradox: Org’s Should Aim To Reverse It

Dan Pontefract

Gartner published some worldwide summative data in 2010 that outlined the perceived importance of traditional communication technologies and 2.0 collaboration technologies by users: . They are the individuals who, at a 0% collaboration level, are simply ‘aware’ of the 2.0

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. Clearly there is the potential for insider information to be made available if people are currently, or even possibly recently, employed by the company in question. Financial services Social networks Web 2.0

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

If you have questions before applying you can use our contact form. We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. SME Technology Forum – smetechnologyforum.com. Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of media Future of work General SME Technology Social media Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

What is the future of the IT department?

Ross Dawson

The future of enterprise technology is a massively important theme, which impacts organizations, vendors, governments, and indeed society at large. How could privacy and confidentiality issues evolve as new technologies emerge? Cloud Enterprise 2.0

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

A key question will be whether email and other communications forms will reside in the same or separate interfaces. The promise of social search will finally bear fruit, with for once enterprise technology moving ahead of consumer tech. Ross Dawson is Chairman of international consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies and author of books including Implementing Enterprise 2.0. Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0 However, there are some primary differences between Logo (and its variants) and the panoply of Web 2.0 tools, including: The Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 One of the questions I was asking was about tracking the potential benefits of social media in the enterprise, particularly the outcomes of informal learning: rate of problem solving, products and services generated, etc. Tags: social strategy technology Conference, and had the chance again this week. Somehow, it didn’t feel as vibrant. Still, there were some interesting developments.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: What is Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Redux » What is Web 2.0? Listening to the wide-ranging conversations regarding the Web 2.0 Unfortunately, as the Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0 Google AdSense is Web 2.0. Ofoto is Web 1.0; Flickr is Web 2.0." Web 2.0

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Web 2.0 Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning (and author of the definitive book on the topic), Web 2.0, Clarke famously wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” is that it’s NOT about the technology.

Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

Nancy White just posted Second Wave Adoption where she discusses various aspects of helping adoption of Web 2.0 This is definitely an interesting question and something I've written about before: eLearning Technology: Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU? Web 2.0 Maybe take a look at: Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

In my previous post, I examined Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 or Yahoo My Web can be used as part of Personal Learning. In this post, I want to focus on a specific scenario that involves Personal and Group Learning and how Web 2.0 Now let's focus on how several Web 2.0 We will intentionally make our Blogger conversations and Yahoo My Web links public.

RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology

Beth Kanter

This week in San Francisco, technologists and human rights advocates are meeting at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (or RightsCon )to grapple with the realities of how we better manage the human rights implications of new technologies. Guest post by Sam Gregory.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But in every case - hardware, technology, software, even services - all these capabilities were part of a business model that had fallen wildly out of step with marketplace realities. It had failed to adapt as customers, technology and competitors changed.” .

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

I have just had a look at the most popular posts this year on my blog, and very interestingly almost all of the top dozen were written before this year, with perennials like the launches of our Web 2.0 General Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

World wide puddle

Doc Searls

That’s why the extensive brain activity that Small discovered in Web searchers may be more a cause for concern than for celebration. Zeno’s Paradox 2.0: The summary: In the mid-2000s, journalists and businesspeople heralded “Web 2.0” While the rhetoric of Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. This is a problem, particularly for younger employees who are extensively using social media technologies in their personal lives, but cannot properly do so at work.

In Memoriam: Chris Argyris

Andy McAfee

But no, he wanted to talk to me about these weird new ‘Web 2.0′ ′ technologies and what they might mean for organizations. I won’t try to summarize Chris’s career by giving his answers to any of those questions here.

Big literacy questions

Jay Cross

Responding to the Big Questions (s) of the month: Should workplace learning professionals be leading the charge around these new work literacies? Web 2.0 Back to the Big Questions. Of course we must use network technologies ourselves. People who are illiterate in network technology need not apply. Shouldn’t they be starting with themselves and helping to develop it throughout the organizations?

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similar questions were being raised all around us. No one is asking questions about the viability of cities, given that people can now work and shop virtually. Furthermore, the Web has evolved toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. And, along with a whole new round of near-magical capabilities, our technologies are raising new concerns about their impact on people. . And we clean them up with technology.

My Two Top 2008 Technologies

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet My Two Top 2008 Technologies by Andrew McAfee on December 30, 2008 For a year-end post I’d rather not try to recap the year in technology, or in anything else. So I thought I’d wrap up this blog for this year with a bit of reflection, and talk about my two favorite technologies of the year (I just got my first iPhone yesterday, but will consider that a 2009 technology).

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs. Unfortunately, Chris got some flak based on his initial question. The question is a bit harder than Chris expected.

[Research] Data on Nonprofit Cloud Computing: Anywhere, Anytime Technology for Social Change

Beth Kanter

” Marnie Webb, Co-CEO of TechSoup Global was not only writing one, but evangelizing to nonprofit techies about social media (called Web 2.0 We still have significant externalities that impact organizations’ ability to take advantage of technology.

The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards - 2 Questions

Mark Oehlert

So here we have the 2nd Annual Open Web Awards winners. If you don't know about the Open Web Awards, here is the skinny from their site : "Open Web Awards is the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology.

No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

Five years ago I noted that big consultancies were jumping on the Web 2.0 For example, what exactly is “Advanced” Web 2.0 technology ? Few managers ask the tough questions, like what are the underlying assumptions of how we do business and do they make sense?

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. If we look back to the origins of the internet ( ARPANET ) through to today’s big emphasis on “Web 2.0″ Configure technology.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. That’s a management and people challenge, not just a technology one. Enterprise 2.0

The Community Library in Our Emerging Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a member of its Advisory Council , I have focused primarily on the impact of digital technologies to the future of the Library. Initially, our efforts were centered on making sure that the Library properly leveraged the new capabilities of the Internet and World Wide Web, such as having a good website, a state-of-the-art online catalog, and wireless Internet access in the Library building.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Without a doubt, Web 2.0 By leveraging the thinking and approaches, as well as the tools and technologies, of the Web 2.0 Learning 2.0 It is easier than you might think to leverage scalable and free technologies to address your organization’s needs.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. According to a McKinsey executive survey , a whopping 71% of enterprises are using Web 2.0 The Web 2.0 Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions by Andrew McAfee on March 6, 2009 My current print version of Information Week has an interesting cover story about “demand-signal management,&# a highfalutin term for getting data about what’s selling, then using it to make decisions about manufacturing, replenishment, etc. In addition, Enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. If we look back to the origins of the internet ( ARPANET ) through to today’s big emphasis on “Web 2.0″ Configure technology.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" View the whole discussion here. # # # These are two very different questions and I'm not sure it's useful (or even appropriate) to ask them together. Finally, though I am indeed the person who coined and described e-learning 2.0 based on the earlier concept of web 2.0)

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

The Center will explore key business issues created by the intersection of business strategy and information technology. Questions are often as valuable as answers It’s appropriate to step back occasionally and reflect on what we don’t know, rather than simply sharing what we know.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

They are going after things like: specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0 We are collectively underestimating the incredible impact that technology is going to have on education. eLearning Technology.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Understanding E-Learning 2.0 eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 e-learning 2.0 Technology Integration Matrix Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Web 2.0 Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 &