Technology

Euen Semple

This legacy means that when I am speaking at HR or Learning technology conferences I make my way through the show floor as fast as I can making sure that I don't catch the eye of any of the sales folks desperate to lure me in. I also find it unnerving how focussed on systems and technology HR and L&D have become and am left with an uneasy feeling that people have been consigned to being the meatware in the system.

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

The initial discussion talked about using technology to assist decisions (c.f. What intrigues me, of course, is how we might use technology here. The post Wise technology? At a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence).

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How to Learn Using Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning with technology is different from learning with textbooks or learning with classroom instruction. Learning with technology, by contrast, is outcome based. It is defined in terms of skills or competencies, as how to achieve a certain outcome using technology as a tool.

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.

questioning technology

Harold Jarche

Perhaps hierarchies are a ‘ technology ‘ we no longer need to organize as a society. We should take a lesson from the Luddites, who were not anti-technology but understood that certain groups were trying to monopolize the new technology. Technology

The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we’ve learned over the past two centuries, there’s generally been a significant time lag between the broad acceptance of a major new transformative technology and its ensuing impact on companies, governments and other institutions.

Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem

Xyleme

What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem? As many companies move to remote working environments for the first time, the technology components of the learning ecosystem are becoming more important than ever before. A Learning Technology Ecosystem is made up of the tools and platforms that an organization uses to create, deliver, manage, deliver and analyze their learning content. Each organization’s Learning Technology Ecosystem is going to look a little (or a lot) different.

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. The eye-opener for me was the fact that the approach initially taken wasn’t leveraging technology. Of course, that’s the point of the revolution , getting smarter about aligning technology with how our brains think, work, and learn. Is your organization leveraging technology appropriately? The post Leveraging Technology appeared first on Learnlets.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies. The Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2018 was released in September, 2018. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

Technology is supposed to support our goals, and, when well-written, it does. Um, people, this is why we have technology: to support us in working smarter, not to go to a last-century (or worse) manual process. design meta-learning strategy technology So for instance, when I write, I use particular features to make my writing process better aligned with my thinking.

Chasing Technology Good and Bad

Clark Quinn

The fact is, we’re chasing the wrong technologies. The problem with the technologies we’re chasing is that we’re chasing them from the wrong beginning. The post Chasing Technology Good and Bad appeared first on Learnlets. strategy technologyI’ve been complaining, as part of the myths tour, that everyone wants the magic bullet. But, as I was commenting to someone about opportunities, there are huge tech opportunities we’re missing.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). Does this diagram capture the technology infrastructure for learning you are familiar with? strategy technology I was revisiting that diagram for some writing I’m doing, and thought it needed updating.

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. And that’s what I started wondering: are we using smart technology to enhance an optimized workforce, or to make up for a lack of adequate preparation?

technology, economics, and behaviour

Harold Jarche

Technologies are teachers of habit.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We are creatures of habit. ” — @amicusadastra. States fail when they cannot distinguish fools from serious men.” — Antisthenes via @sentantiq. “I believe it was Arthur C. Marx who said that any sufficiently globalized corporation is indistinguishable from empire.” ” — @annaleen.

holistic technology

Harold Jarche

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Ursula Franklin] distinguished between the holistic technology of creative artisans and the prescriptive technologies of large corporations and bureaucracies that discouraged critical thinking and created a culture of compliance.” – The Globe & Mail. In political terms, prescriptive technologies are designs for compliance.” Technology

Designing For Emerging Technologies

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path’s Scott Sullivan is a contributing author of Designing for Emerging Technologies published by O’Reilly Media and released today. Adaptive Path Design Leaders Designing for Emerging Technologies Scott Sullivan Scott’s chapter is Prototyping Interactive Objects and outlines his experiences in prototyping objects to the same fidelity that he expects from his screen-based wireframes and how designers with limited technical backgrounds can do the same.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few topics are as important, - and as challenging to anticipate, - than the future of work given our justifiable fears of rising technological unemployment. One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York. I moderated a panel on Technology and the Future of Work, where MIT economist David Autor and NY Times reporter John Markoff talked about their most recent work.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future. The business model wrapped around the technology is the key to its success or failure. Technology-enabled business models.

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

Given the diminishing choices, enterprise knowledge-sharing today is even less about the technology. Quite often the largest share of the budget in any ‘digital workplace’ initiative goes toward the technology. Once any social technology platform has been installed, modelling cooperative work behaviours becomes an organizational challenge. Communities PKMastery TechnologyYour organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what?

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? But, while much research remains to be done, let’s accept the conclusions of the E-S theory, and consider a different question: Are empathy and related soft capabilities important, - for males as well as females, - even in the hard world of 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.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

they asked in the paper’s abstract. “Canonical economic theory says no, but much recent economic theory says maybe - that is, rapid advances in machine capabilities may curtail aggregate labor demand as technology increasingly encroaches on human job tasks.”. But, “In the end, the fears of the Luddites that machinery would impoverish workers were not realized, and the main reason is well understood,” noted a 2015 article on the history of technological anxiety.

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us.   I want to explore the dark side of these technologies.  I don’t mean to deny the incredible benefits that all these technologies are bringing us. 

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. How do you know if your organization has the right mix of information technology to support social learning, collaboration and knowledge-sharing, if you cannot discuss this with colleagues outside your department? SocialLearning Technology

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The list is compiled by the WEF Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies , a panel of global experts led by Dr. Bernard Meyerson , - IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer. The technologies on the list are not new.

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,” It found that 45% of work activities could be automated using existing, state-of-the-art technologies. According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.

The future of enterprise learning technologies

Jane Hart

The problem is all the while we think “learning = education or training or courses”, it follows that “learning technologies = tools to design, deliver and manage education, training or courses”.

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. Internet users already spend 20–30% of their time online, mainly engaging with media content… Globalization, deregulation, technological innovation and the convergence of previously separate industries such as media, entertainment, information, and consumer electronics, have created a somewhat turbulent media landscape.”.

Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world. Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change

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 hereby offer to assist any learning technology that wants to put it’s money where it’s mouth is to help them understand learning science, build it into their products, and help them promote the benefits. The post The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology appeared first on Learnlets.

Disruptive technologies 2015-2016

Jane Hart

In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. I see that technology today, in pockets. We could develop courses by ourselves pre-technology. technology standards. We have all the technology, but we just aren’t demanding it yet. So it’s not a question of getting the campus to adopt technology, but so that it’s just easy.

Current Learning Technology Trends

Jane Hart

I used the following slideset at the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado to discuss the results of my Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list and the technology trends in 10 categories. Current Learning Technology Trends from Jane Hart. The Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools 2013 is available here. Social learning

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Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). IMTFI was established in 2008 “to support research on money and technology among the world's poorest people. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t.

Dan Pontefract

book Open Thinking OPEN to THINK distractions open thinking technologyYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m GenX, born in 1971. I grew up with a black-and-white television. When our first color TV came into the home as I was approaching. Dan's Related Posts: The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Can Humanism Replace Capitalism?

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 overall idea was to bring Industry into interaction with NASA technology to see what possibilities would emerge and we have a lot of examples of space technology providing benefit on the tour and in discussions.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

Dion Hinchcliffe

It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last year. Yet it's also abundantly clear the largest digital shifts by far are still ahead of us. Here's how 2017 is breaking down

Designing For Emerging Technologies

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path’s Scott Sullivan is a contributing author of Designing for Emerging Technologies published by O’Reilly Media and released today. dotorg_ideas Adaptive Path Design Leaders Designing for Emerging Technologies Scott Sullivan

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

As Z/Yen put it earlier this year: “For many people the big story is not Bitcoin, rather it’s the blockchain technology that makes tens of crypto currencies work. Soon, a technology like Bitcoin will be creating value that may exceed what the internet has created to date. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Whereas what is now required is a technological infrastructure that can support the full spectrum of working and learning activities; in other words it requires social workplace technologies– rather than (social) learning 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.

The wonders of technology

Euen Semple

It is all too easy to get caught up in the anti technology band waggon and forget what unbelievably clever devices they are - and how lucky we are to have them. During our visit to Torquay at the weekend Apple maps guided us on our route down, avoided traffic build ups, and was, as is often the case, within five minutes of its predicted journey time over a nearly three hour journey.