Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011. From the site: Social media and networked technologies have altered the ways in which society communicates, educates and produces.

New seminar programme

Dave Snowden

A mixture of meetings, project work, a couple of rugby matches and a series of one day seminars all make for a rich mix. As part of the preparation I have been working on the agenda for the seminars and have made some significant changes to focus on complexity based strategy. New thinking and methods will also be introduced through the seminar series. I'm looking forward to my impending four week tour of New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We did a seminar with all the teachers and talked about it - talking in very general terms about the digital revolution, about MOOCs, etc. analytics - richness of social networks but: processing is more marketing than cognitive so far (A/B testing) - and the tension between the individual and the collective plus: the ideology of reducing everything to numbers - education as technology - does big data explain or does it merely predict? - the absence of technology problems) - eg.

Summer Seminar Series

Clark Quinn

With the caveat that I’m one of the speakers, I’d like to bring the eLearning Guild’s upcoming Summer Seminar Series to your attention. They’ve put together two back-to-back seminars that cover the latest trends. The two seminars cover social networking, and serious games. The first seminar is led by Mark Oehlert and Brent Schenkler , who not only are fun, dynamic, individuals, but are totally into new tools.

The evolution of technology

Dave Snowden

There was a lot of hope back then about the progress that we could make and we were all exciting by what seemed to be revolutionary technology. The technology was primitive by modern standards, but the political will for exploration has done backwards. The seminar itself was interesting with speakers really falling into two camps. The early Apollos missions has a heath-robinson approach to technology and while it was adaptive it did not scale.

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

but we''ve been working on AI for a long time & all we have are baank tellers and voice-mail trees - get students to find & apply information - get students to demonstrate learning through multimedia and assess - MOOCs are not the answer - xMOOCs are driven by technology: lecture capture - deep learning requires knowledge construction - we need a more market-driven approach to teaching tech/choice - what do employers need?

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business. At IBM’s Watson Research Center , where I spent the first 15 years of my career, I was mostly involved in technology transfer initiatives aimed at moving innovations from IBM’s research labs to its product divisions.

Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of January I gave a half-day seminar at MIT on Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy. I offered the seminar as part of MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) , a four week informal learning interlude between the fall and spring semesters that offers a variety of experimental short courses and seminars. For a while now, I have been thinking about how technology and innovation can best be applied to services.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

initiative – an effort to galvanize the technology community to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to harness the latest information and communications technology (ICT) advances to build their digital capacity. Unfortunately, that was not possible. TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The spirit of his statement inspired the entire seminar.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. This term at Stanford, I am teaching a doctoral seminar on leadership.    I am not qualified to teach a seminar on love or religion; so, for me, this is the most vexing topic I can teach.  Gonzalo (one of you students in the seminar!). Bringing Creativity to Organizations| Bob Sutton|Stanford Technology Ventures.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « The Golden Rule | Main | The Web and the Long, "Soft" War » April 02, 2007 A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio On March 22 we held our third seminar in the series Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges , which is co-sponsored by IBM and MITs Engineering Systems Division.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « The Golden Rule | Main | The Web and the Long, "Soft" War » April 02, 2007 A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio On March 22 we held our third seminar in the series Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges , which is co-sponsored by IBM and MITs Engineering Systems Division.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Second, I’ll focus on my personal experiences leading technology-based businesses, in particular IBMs Internet Division. I think that our educational system has somehow equated the kind of discipline, structure, objective and analytical approaches that underly good science and technology with a lack of passion.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation.

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The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2017 I attended a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb on the economic value of AI. 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. w hat should software engineers learn about ethical implications of their technologies?;

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AI and our Social Interactions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This new interdisciplinary College is MIT’s response to the rise of artificial intelligence, - a profoundly powerful technology that will likely reshape our economy, society and personal lives in the decades to come. But, attaining AI’s broad potential will require not only a continuing slew of technological innovations, but equally important research on the challenges our society must get ready for, including ethical issues, workplace disruptions, and human interactions.

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PebblePad and Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in a free seminar at the Learning Technologies 2018 Expo hall in London, I gave a short presentation with Shane Sutherland, the CEO of PebblePad, about how their personal learning platform underpins Modern Professional Learning, as well as how it provides a new employee-centred “learning technology” to support learning … Social learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Communities and Network Effects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. I gave a couple of seminars to MBA students, and spent time with faculty and research members of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group , arguably one of the foremost such academic groups in the world.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Long Zoom for Long Now

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Americas Bloggiest Neighborhoods | Main | Biking To School » Long Zoom for Long Now This Friday at 6:30 Im going to be giving one of the Seminars About Long Term Thinking for the Long Now Foundation. Posted by: fasdf | May 09, 2007 at 01:48 AM Most, if not all, Long Now seminars can be viewed for free at fora.tv Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

A Biological Approach to Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies are an example of sociotechnical systems, that is, systems that have to deal with complex technologies and infrastructures, and the even more complex issues associated with human and organizational behaviors. The dynamic nature of their technology and human components, as well as their intricate interrelationships renders such systems increasingly unpredictable and accounts for their emergent behavior and unintended consequences.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of years ago I attend a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb , who along with UoT colleagues has been conducting research on the economic value of AI. 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

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is not confined to an art medium or to any technology.”. The types of solutions that emerge from engineering thinking usually involve a new technology (e.g., This seminar answers these questions with a dramatic assertion: that knowledge of the past, and specifically, past scholarship, as modeled in the work of antiquarians from the seventeenth century onwards, is essential for understanding and developing the most innovative of contemporary design thinking and practice.”. “By

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The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond its use by leading edge technology companies, w e’re still in the early stages of AI deployment.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. Disruptive innovations, most of which are technology-based by nature, take years to develop, come to market, and build up enough momentum to threaten existing products and services. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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

Nancy White

LisaN on 29 Apr 2008 at 10:28 pm Personally, I like the term “Community Interactivator.&# # Inside View from Ireland on 30 Apr 2008 at 1:29 am The Role of the PRO… AS WE RAMP UP for the Internet Experience in Education Conference and Workshops (22 May 2008 in Tipperary Institute), I’m looking at several proposed seminars that bump up next to the idea of communities online.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The job was particularly difficult at first because there was no one technology or product you could develop in the labs that would make you a success in the marketplace. Over the years I’ve given a number of courses and seminars based on my personal experiences with such initiatives. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond its use by leading edge technology companies, w e’re still in the early stages of AI deployment.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - Leadership and Innovation

Nigel Paine

Technology. Just a few observations from the seminars I have been delivering in Brazil with the great MindQuest. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. nigelpaine.com. Leadership. Learning. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Navigation. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. More About This Website. Tweet. Visit the Learning and Skills Group.

IBM's Centennial

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is using the opportunity to reach out to many of its constituents in business, government and academia and engage with them in a variety of celebratory events, such as seminars and conferences. I have given several seminars on the topic in the two main universities I am associated with, MIT and Imperial College. Its strategy is to package technology for use by businesses. IBM is turning 100 years old on June 16.

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Service Science emerged in the mid-2000s as an academic discipline aimed at applying technology and science to the service sector, - by far the largest sector of the US economy and of most economies around the world. Subsequently, it’s continued to be one of the main subjects I’ve talked about in seminars and written about in this blog. The technologies, methods and concepts once pioneered in service science are now well accepted in mainstream IT and academic disciplines.

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The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It holds a variety of seminars, public conferences and other events throughout the year in its Aspen, Colorado and Wye River, Maryland campuses. . This year’s Roundtable took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on institutions and organizations. The article concluded that “by reducing the costs of coordination, information technology will lead to an overall shift toward proportionately more use of markets - rather than hierarchies - to coordinate economic activity.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve given many seminars and taught semester-long courses on the subject. 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.” . But the Internet, its open standards and overall market-focused approach, turned out to be much more than a technology change for IBM.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Equally succinctly, they view data science “as the connective tissue between data-processing technologies (including those for big data ) and data-driven decision making.”. And what are the prospects for its future, as technology, big data and data science continue to advance? Making sound strategic decisions is one of the most important qualities of a great leader, and is thus a major component of leadership courses and seminars.

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Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a topic I am quite familiar with having lived through it at different times in my career as well as being a subject I often discuss in seminars. In their 2003 bestseller The Innovator''s Solution , Clay Christensen and Michael Raynor observed: “A surprising number of innovations fail not because of some fatal technological flaw or because the market isn’t ready. Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

MegaTrends and the future of professional services – Melbourne and Sydney

Trends in the Living Networks

Next week I will be giving the first in the First Mover series of seminars for professional services leaders organized by Beaton Research & Consulting. See here for the seminar series overview or the brochure for full details. The seminars will be held in Melbourne on 25 July and Sydney on 26 July, with a live webinar option also available. This seminar will look at: • The future of professional services. •

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The paper succinctly defines disruption as “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses.” In the past 10 years I’ve given a number of seminars and a few course on innovation, so let me also address the question in my own words by first explaining the distinction between disruptive and sustaining innovations.

The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Eager to continue my education, I avidly explored learning and instruction, technology (particularly AI), and design. The book User-Centered System Design was being pulled together as a collection of articles from the visitors who came and gave seminars, and an emergent view was coming. And EdTech was playing with trying to map ID approaches to technology environments that were in rapid flux.

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, along with a whole new round of near-magical capabilities, our technologies are raising new concerns about their impact on people. . These concerns have been especially well framed by MIT professor and author Sherry Turkle in her recently published book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other , and in a widely watched talk given at TED this past February, - Connected, but Alone? . And we clean them up with technology.

Xyleme Nominated as a Top LCMS by Elearning!

Xyleme

Media Group serves the $243 billion learning and workplace technology market. Magazine, e-magazine, LearnTechX e-newsletters, Alert, 2elearning.com, 3 Web Seminar Series, Learning! In combination, these brands reach more than 6 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. (October 18th 2018) Elearning!

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my long career, I have also seen countless companies in the IT industry go out of business, or become shadows of their former selves, because of their inability to adapt to disruptive technology and market changes. I have thought a lot about what it takes for large companies to successfully embrace disruptive innovations, especially in the last few years as I have been teaching courses and giving seminars on the subject.

Argentina

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Technology and Communication: Education in the Digital Era April 29, 2010. Informal Conversation, Tigre, Argentina (Seminar) Rosario We Learn May 4, 2010. MeetUp, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Seminar Here's the full set of resources from my trip to Argentina, May, 2010 Cordoba Images from Córdoba. VI Congreso Internacional - Cultura del Trabajo, Cordoba, Argentina (Panel). Free software and education Fighting the digital divide April 29, 2010.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The additional layers of management and staff can cause the organization to become bureaucratic , significantly impacting its ability to quickly embrace new ideas and technologies when market conditions change. This is particularly important at a time when new technologies are opening up all kinds of opportunities to improve productivity and grow revenues. I used The Innovator’s Solution in courses and seminars and consider it one of the best management books I have come across.

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Systems Thinking Conference is intended to showcase innovative ways of addressing complex challenges, in particular, how to integrate technology, management and social sciences to successfully solve very tough problems. I was co-organizer of the session on service systems, gave a talk on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy and moderated a panel with the other speakers in the session.

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