An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

So, if the adoption of ‘openness’ is going to be a slow process, what are the alternatives? This project not only developed high quality training materials, and in monetary terms provided a return on investment, but through adopting a collaborative approach, developed an online network/community which would continue to share expertise.

2013 194

Incredibly Dull: The Alternatives to Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Inside the Castle Walls Understanding Technology Adoption From the Custome. Frequently, an adoption rate as low as 20% is considered success for a KM initiative. What alternative approaches do they utilize to continue their high level of contribution?

Auckland on April 19 - A Discussion on Collaboration Strategy, Governance, and User Adoption?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption of collaboration approaches and tools at work. Alternatively, I could run a workshop or seminar for your organisation on making collaboration work. I'm heading to Auckland for a client workshop in a couple of weeks, and have some meeting times available on Tuesday April 19. My interests are in three main areas: - Developing a strategy for collaboration approaches and tools at work. Creating an approach to governing collaboration at work.

2011 109

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!


Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

2016 151

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies. That first printing had sold well, and with only 50 copies left to sell, I could just order another print run or alternatively write a second edition.

2016 116

Half-a-Call More Per Hour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workers with standing desks alternated between standing and sitting, and on average, sat down for 1.6 Adoption & Effective Use Tools & Technologies

2016 116

Above and Beyond KM » Blog Archive » E2.0 Community Roles and Adoption Planning

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Community Roles and Adoption Planning Here are my notes from the second session of the Enterprise 2.o Encourage similar communities to merge Alternatively, start with a broad community and let sub-communities emerge to focus on specialized topics.

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Work Stream #3 – Public Speaking and the Exposure Economy


Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

2016 130

How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

That’s a valid alternative for enterprise file sync and share capabilities, but before making that move, he asked what he’d done wrong. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Tools & TechnologiesAt a recent meeting in Christchurch one of the participants grumped about his experiences with moving to Office 365, and in particular OneDrive for Business.

2016 89

Collaborative Thinking: Blogging Shoulder To Shoulder

Collaborative Thinking

View an alternate. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Of bread, butter, cheese, and mousetraps. Main | March Madness: That Time Of Year Again.

2008 130

What pragmatists might want to know about blogging


Behind my PhD research is an interest in translating practices of early adopters of weblogs into something that those that come after them might use: an understanding of relative advantage of blogging in knowledge-intensive environments and it’s compatibility with existing practices. There is also a piece on facilitating weblog adoption, probably tomorrow]. Formal hierarchies are still there, but blogging provides alternative routes.

2009 124

SharePoint for Document Collaboration - a PleaseTech Study

Michael Sampson - Currents

the reasons why people would consider using an alternative document collaboration solution. -. Most business users are involved in document creation and review, and, whilst many are satisfied with their current processes, nearly all experience issues and would consider an alternative solution. As a result, potential user adoption is a key determining factor when considering alternative solutions.

2012 137

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

Please comment on what fields, skills, talents, and education that you think are unique domains of humans like Stephen’s “kindness and compassion” and the skills, talents, and education required for the “ghost in the machine” that provides that alternative view.

2018 146

SIKM community presentation

Digital Habitats

The web has made an explosion of alternatives. John Smith: If you think of regular face-to-face conversations such as staff meetings as platforms for “next tool to be adopted&# – then after some time maybe another technology than face-to-face can be the platform for the tool after that.

2010 159

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

When alternative facts and fake news grab headlines, ethics are more important than ever. IABC took a stand earlier this year by opposing alternative facts. In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference.

2017 163

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Used a very strong adoption strategy. A couple of the innovation initiatives - ready-mix products, alternative fuels. For Alternative Fuels, were able to identify ways of moving away from fossil fuels. How to find expertise in CEMEX - including identifying experts, get more value from experts, increase adoption, and interact with our core processes. - Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1.

2013 122

Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

He said that most governments had adopted education systems which promote: Conformity (but people are not uniform; diversity is the hallmark of human existence).

2019 210

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

The Bumble Bee

There are two main purposes of an intervention - information gathering/relationship building or adoption - most interventions are largely one or the other - some may be both. Make appropriate interventions relative to the person's adoption attitude.

2013 208

Two Brazilian Net-Map studies: Fair Trade and Cotton

Net-Map Toolbox

Thus the creation of social networks among small cotton farmers has proved to be an alternative in order to have better access to technology. Does Fair Trade in Brazil meet its objective of really increasing fairness and reaching the poor?

2015 127

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: What About BlueIQ?


Thus we will eventually be hosting a couple of lunches under the heading " Adoption and Value " , both on Tuesday and Wednesday from noon EDT to 1:30pm EDT. But you may be wondering what do we do exactly beyond helping accelerate the adoption rate of social software at IBM.

2010 164

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

One way we can do this (which Iain McGilchrist has also discussed in his work on the Divided Brain) is to try and synthesise different standpoints (alternative perspectives) to achieve a better model for understanding the world. Why was a particular approach adopted?

2017 130

New Year non-resolutions. #ds106 #dailycreate

Jenny Connected

What a great idea – so much more satisfying than the usual alternative of declaring resolutions which we know we will never keep. This also completely fits with the glass half-empty perspective I have a natural tendency to adopt and which I have blogged about in the past. I picked up this idea from a tweet by Alan Levine - @cogdog.

2013 165

#OpenEdMOOC – Final thoughts

Jenny Connected

Week 5: Research on the Impact of OER Adoption. (Source of Image – [link] – 0.56). Like Rebecca Heiser, I have been reflecting on the EdX Introduction to Open Education MOOC.

2017 163

Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

Net-Map Toolbox

Individual visits by public sector extension agents to household farms are by far the most common mode of extension delivery; alternative modes of extension (either in delivery method or type of service provider) play a rather limited role.

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Idols of the theatre – the human tendency to adopt authority uncritically. The author of Fantasyland and co-founder of Spy magazine, Kurt has spent many decades separating fact and fiction and in this essay he explores the historical roots of America’s weakness for alternative realities.

2018 218

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

I’m not sure how this can be achieved, other than to be aware that there is probably an alternative perspective and there may be things I am missing. Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see.

2019 146

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Learning Alliances

15) “Participation” is an alternative to an internalization or consumption perspective. Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009).

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

Rawn notes that other companies are also adopting the use of collective intelligence and supporting it through social media. This is followed by a discussion of the different social domains, again using the approach of defining and discussing alternatives.

2011 195

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

George looked around for alternative ways of organizing. He adopted a very pragmatic approach. “I Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

2018 138

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 24, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- May 24, 2008 Adopt a Shelter Pet: From Wild Ginger, a heart-breaking story I Found Your Dog Today , by an anonymous author. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

xMOOCs are convened on a designated platform; they may offer alternative sites such as Facebook or Twitter, but the course runs principally on the main platform, where interaction takes place in discussion forums. In contrast xMOOCs have adopted more of a transmission model of instruction.

2013 283

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

We do have an online method called "adopt a concept" which is similar but people don't make a video and don't make connections. An alternative is the high5 test. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference.

2018 130

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

15) “Participation” is an alternative to an internalization or consumption perspective. (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al.

Switching focus from Ageing Better to Living Well with tech: it’s all personal

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund hadn‘t done that centrally in 2014 for their five-year £82 million Ageing Better programme – could we demonstrate an alternative bottom-up approach, building on past work in the field? Lack of familiarity with technologies limits development taking account of the consumer adoption of mobile tech.

2015 148

Notes on “Power BI – What Is It, How it Works, and Why it Matters” (John White)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some notes: - classic architecture – from source data, extract / transform / load, into a storage alternative, and then ready for design and visualization. List based data, powerful features, massive adoption, and good usability. The second day of the Australian SharePoint Conference 2014 is kicking off. John White (as he said, “a Canadian from Canadia”) is talking about Power BI (Business Intelligence).

2014 117

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


In “ Experimenting on Themselves &# Erica comes to describe one of my all time favourite programs inside IBM, which, in my opinion, has been much responsible for IBM’s breath-taking adoption of social software, technology and rampant innovation, over the course of the last 15 years!

2011 214

Overcoming the Potential Chaos in WAN SharePoint Deployments

Portals and KM

All this can lead to a low platform adoption rate. This can cause chaos for enterprise IT – and potentially dangerous practices from a legal, regulatory and security perspective – as frustrated users take flight to the many alternative Web-based collaboration options now easily available.

2012 144

Carrying Fragile Things - SKB Cases

Michael Sampson - Currents

I looked at a few alternatives, before settling on SKB Cases (see ). In the last month, I have purchased two more SKB cases - a bigger one with wheels for carrying more books (I have SharePoint Roadmap AND User Adoption Strategies to carry now), and a smaller one for carry-on luggage to hold my data projector and spare projector bulb. When I published SharePoint Roadmap last year, I had to carry 80 copies to a conference in New Zealand.

2010 109

Papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

e-Moderation Station

Audio translation apps, augmented reality, and just-in-time learning approaches are providing alternatives to those with neither access nor time to learn a language. Photo by Milica Sekulic.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Monday, June 21)

Michael Sampson - Currents

By "partner", Mainsoft is referring to early adopting organizations, not business partners. - TextFlow and Google Docs is an alternative to Word and track changes for collating feedback. Litera IDS is a collaborative document co-authoring solution. Enables multiple people to work on a single document, and combines legal redlines into a single document. Includes access control capabilities, to limit access to the document. Integrates with major document management systems.

2010 104

Connectedness – The New Differentiator

Governance in a Networked World

7-8 years later Friedman’s observations of the early adopters have become mainstream business. But there simply isn’t an alternative anymore. Back in 2005 Thomas Friedman wrote about the globalized world in his bestseller book ‘ The World Is Flat ’.

2013 130

What’s Your Purpose?


I mean, look at the alternative(s) of not diving in to the Digital Transformation journey. Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work


This usually happens when second, third or fourth waves of knowledge workers don’t follow the initial rage from the so-called early adopters group.

2016 164