Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access.

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. The problem was, there was no way to interview an appropriately representative sample, and consequently the outcome was going to be less than optimal. The eye-opener for me was the fact that the approach initially taken wasn’t leveraging technology. Is your organization leveraging technology appropriately?

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air - “Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical”.

The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology

Clark Quinn

Over the years, I’ve looked at a lot of learning technology. I end up seeing a lot of technology by checking it out when someone talks about it, or wandering expo halls. I recently sampled one system promoting their advanced memory model. strategy technology

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which is why few topics have generated as much concern among economists and policy makers as the sharp decline in productivity growth in the US and other advanced economies over the past decade, - despite accelerating technology advances.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. This is the same technology that is behind eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks Connection.

Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning Technologies 2009. Learning technologies: the road ahead. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using. interface is my personal launch page, and it includes links to many of the technologies we’ll cover today. EyeJot for video email and a sample. Track 1 Session 1. URL for this page:[link]. TInyURL for this page: [link]. Collaborative Learning; Blip.fm for exploring music (and our soundtrack) MariaFernanda choconancy.

Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is a global think tank dedicated to the strategic implications of blockchain technologies to business, government and society.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

Beth Kanter

I’m here at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this week and hope to share some brief nuggets. The conference got off to an exciting start this morning in a very unique way. Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener.

Remote Work is Surprisingly Productive, But For Many… Something Is Missing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks science and technology journalist Clive Thompson in the title of his June 9 NY Times Magazine article. “The coronavirus crisis is forcing white-collar America to reconsider nearly every aspect of office life. What If Working From Home Goes on … Forever?

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth Kanter

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week. It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology. Join us for a discussion about the value of failure in the nonprofit technology sector. Gaping Void Cartoons.

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures.   BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers.  Bringing Creativity to Organizations| Bob Sutton|Stanford Technology Ventures. Bob Sutton.

Good Stuff While I was Gone | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Here is a sampling of stuff that has caught my eye, and why. pointer from Stephen) Stephen again pointing to this paper on mapping pedagogies and technologies – [link]. New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies.

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A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Compared with GDP, we are only able to provide a relatively coarse estimate of changes in consumer surplus given our sample size… Future work should use more massive sample sizes… Another limitation of our study is that it is biased toward people using the internet.

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few recent articles have expressed concerns that big data may be at the peak of inflated expectations in the so-called hype cycle for emerging technologies, and will soon start falling into the trough of disillusionment. This is not uncommon in the early stages of a disruptive technology.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every year, the BLS collects data on workplace injuries from a sample of around 200,000 institutions.

Data 147

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These advanced statistical methods have enabled the creation of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs instead of being explicitly programmed.

Data 185

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technologies of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. Companies should look at AI through the lens of business opportunities, rather than technologies.

Data 207

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. The ultimate scope and scale of further advances in ML may rival or exceed that of earlier general-purpose technologies like the internal combustion engine or electricity.

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - starting in the 1960s, - saw the advent of digital technologies, computers, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. Applied to our sample, representing over 15 million workers in total, the above numbers would suggest a decline of 0.98

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Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world. Innovation Incubation :: piloting new ways of working, from practices to technologies.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Its prediction algorithms integrate social physics technologies into its data analytic engine, enabling it to efficiently extract the underlying social attributes embedded in the raw data being analyzed.

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation. The book reminds us that technology has long been transforming business. This is quite different from using technology to automate specific tasks in a job or workflow.

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A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over and above the direct productivity boost that companies enjoy from digital technologies, a more profound chain of indirect benefits also takes place, as the impact spills over within a firm, to its competitors, and throughout its supply chain.

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Blockchain and the Music Industry: Turning Pennies into Dollars

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies, - t he Internet, smartphones, cloud computing, … - have literally turned dollars into pennies. Now , blockchain and related technologies may once more play a major role in the music industry, - this time helping to turn those pennies back into dollars.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technologies of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. Companies should look at AI through the lens of business opportunities, rather than technologies.

Data 161

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.

Data 249

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Data 138

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, the article nicely explains the technologies developed by the Google Brain research project to achieve its breakthrough improvements. But it in fact, this particular problem required a different set of AI technologies - machine or knowledge discovery.

Data 179

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And 55% of Americans with college or more felt that technology will improve overall employment compared to 45% of those with high school or less. Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Other writings

Clark Quinn

My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. design games meta-learning mobile social strategy technologyIt occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;).

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems, including natural language processing, language translation and computer vision.

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A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry. The results within individual organizations mirror the results from our large sample of companies. A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle?

Data 244

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The CCI was founded to study how new communications technologies are changing the way people work together. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over and above the direct productivity boost that companies enjoy from digital technologies, a more profound chain of indirect benefits also takes place, as the impact spills over within a firm, to its competitors, and throughout its supply chain. These digital spillove r effects materialize through numerous channels, and are integral to understanding the role digital technologies play in the economy.”.

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Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation. The book reminds us that technology has long been transforming business. Like electricity, IT and the Internet, AI is becoming one of, if not the most important technology of the next few decades. A recent McKinsey study found that AI adoption outside the technology sector is still at an experimental stage, with few firms having deployed it in production at scale.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technology of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. And, history shows that even after technologies start crossing over into mainstream markets, it takes considerable time, - often decades, - for the new technologies and business models to be widely embraced by companies and industries across the economy.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Over the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to take AI across the threshold : powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms, especially machine learning. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies.

Content as Icebergs

Doc Searls

My Facebook timeline it looks like a core sample of glacier ice, drilled back to 1947, the year I showed up. Blogging Broadcasting Future Geology history infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web Personal Photography problems radio Technology(Cross posted from this at Facebook). In Snow on the Water I wrote about the ‘low threshold of death” for what media folks call “content” — which always seemed to me like another word for packing material.