Future present

e-Moderation Station

‘The past is always tense, the future perfect’ (Zadie Smith). I’ve been thinking about the future a lot recently. Specifically about the future of education, and how it will be affected (or not) by technology.

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Without careful planning for its introduction and the changes that this will entail, the impact of groupware will likely be quite limited. Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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Trending Sources

Future Mobile Learning

Nancy White

Future Mobile Learning (29 August 2011) You may also be interested in a presentation on changing technology in education which I gave in August 1996 in which I also talked about mobile. Changing Technology from 1996 View more presentations from Judy Brown.

The Future Is Ours


Yes, I know, I, too, have been missing the Inspiring Video of the Week series of posts over here in this blog, so I’m hoping to bring them back, once again, and perhaps with such enticing and rather optimistic message as The Future Is Ours. .

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The Future of Work by 2020


And here we are, still in 2013, and already thinking about what the workplace of the future would be like by 2020. So what is the future of You? What is the future of work then? Fascinating topic, don’t you think?

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Large Systems Complex Change Webinar: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil

Networking Action

Topic: Possible Futures for Education in Brazil. Date: Friday, September 11. Time: 7am PT/ 10am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/827415859 j/827415859 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 827 … Net Dev

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

Today he’s discussing “ dispositionality ” which simply means that making change in a system is much easier when you have a sense of what the system is pre-disposed to do (and what it is NOT pre-disposed to do…). The five principles that Dave articulated today were very much embedded in our work and they are becoming very much the basis for any change and planning work I do. We began with a World Cafe design based on small stories of change.

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Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

It engages learners in deep reflection, supports them in taking control of their own reflection and evaluation, can be used to encourage discussion and collaboration between learners, teachers and designers, and can be used to visualise the dynamic changes that occur in learning over time.

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The myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. The idea that a “culture change initiative” can be rolled out from the top of an organization is not only a myth, it’s a hidden form of colonization.

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Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change? That’s a question we hear a lot when we tell people what we’re doing at Creating the Future. But how will you get people to change their ways?”

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Future of SharePoint! ) and was entitled “Your Future with SharePoint?” – Microsoft changed its guidance of public facing internet sites; don’t use SharePoint – use Sitecore instead. – SharePoint has a bright future!!!!

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Shaping the Future of Higher Education – standing still is not an option

Jenny Connected

Next week I will be attending a day conference about the future of Higher Education at Southampton University , so this month’s Teaching and Learning Conversation, hosted by Chrissi Nerantzi , caught my attention.

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The Future of Open Business At Stake


The organizational culture must change!”, “The technologies must be put into place!”, “The hierarchy and silos must fall!”. It is only through understanding that evolution that one can design and justify a means of effectively changing it. Essentially, the workplace of the future : .

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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


“ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. And that changes the entire game, because when both technology and business processes are no longer a barrier, there is still a bigger hurdle: incentives. That, to me, is the biggest challenge of the future of collaboration. Irrespective of function, the culture needs to change first or collaboration will never work regardless of process and technology.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work


The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Andy McAfee

Portals and KM

The Wednesday morning keynote focused on the “Future of Social Business” The first speaker was Andy McFee and said enough to fill a bloig post so I will deal with the rest of the session in a follow post. He asked how do you convince the business academic that change is coming?

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Net-Map – Agile – Organizational Change

Net-Map Toolbox

But that it means significantly changing processes, power and incentives within the organization. So introducing agile is not just a technical switch but actually an organizational change effort. He has more clarity about the drivers that motivate the different people involved and their priorities, especially when it comes to the question: “Is it more important to get stuff done and show results fast or to implement and document processes that others can follow in the future?”

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Ecosynomics: Transforming to a Collaborative Future

Networking Action

Transformation involves changes in basic assumptions. Changing the basic economic paradigm assumption from managing scarcity to an “ecosynomics” one of great abundance is a transformation that my good colleague Jim Ritchie-Dunham is working on. In his new book Ecosynomics , … Net Dev

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

future of facebook project. future of money project. F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. tags: frank spencer , Futures Thinking , kedge , strategy , Tools. The world is changing.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). By doing so, the Review also helps define a course for my own contributions to the field in the future.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

This data can take many shapes and forms and covers past, present and future. Also, they are making other changes to accommodate different cultures. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. These radical changes in my worldview have been difficult to internalize and come to grips with.

Mutations are the way to make change

Chris Corrigan

Social change is littered with ideas like “taking things to scale” which implies that if you just work hard enough, the things you will do will become popular and viral and will take over the world. We can have a sustainable future if “we just practice simple things and then take them to scale.” ” The problem with this reasoning is that the field in which we are embedded, that which enables us to practice small changes is heavily immune to change.

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Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future

How to Save the World

The pace of species extinction is slowing, and landscapes, while still often showing the signs of many recent ecological catastrophes due to ongoing tumultuous climate change, are beginning to show more patterns of succession.

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The Cultural Impact of The Future of You


Well, if you take a look into the article you would see how Dr. Chamorro celebrates three suggestions he thinks are going to work really well for knowledge workers, but perhaps he forgets how the whole thing changes as soon as you enter the corporate world.

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Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Those who played persuaders, and actively argued against smoking, were more likely to change their own. occur in the future. the future gains occur, the more. future a loss occurs, the more people. result, future losses often seem less. so they occur in the future?

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The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

In 2013, Wiley published Bastian’s book, “ Crowdstorm – The Future of Innovation, Ideas and Problem Solving ”. BU: “One of the things you can observe on jovoto, is how creativity and mass-collaboration is an powerful tool to affect positive change.

More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

How to Save the World

But it would take more decades than civilization has left for the resultant regulations, litigation precedents and standards to evolve before these legal changes would have any significant effect. Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag.

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SXSW Notes: Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

Portals and KM

This is the keynote session on Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface led by Amber Case. Amber has been described as a person from the future who has come back to help us figure things out. These physical tools have changed very little over time. Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending some Adobe sponsored sessions.

Anger, Social Change and a Major “Aha”

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, an incident involving Rush Limbaugh, Robert Egger, a YouTube video and a small hew and cry led to my blog question asking, “Where, if at all, is the place for anger in social change?”. Social Change? I know in my bones that every action we take is creating the future.

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Participation Models: Observations On The Future Of Civic Engagement

Collaborative Thinking

Long-range "food for thought" as generational shifts change the nature of participation in the workplace as well. Interesting study worth reading. What engagement models transfer, etc. Does the Internet make for more engaged citizens? For many youth, the answer is yes, according to a new study by civic learning scholars. Posted February 23, 2011. IRVINE, Calif.

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on socialreporters.net , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. I wanted to find whether experience in the private and public sector could be useful in development of People Powered Change as a knowledge-sharing space. As you’ll see above, I used the excellent Audioboo app on my iPhone as a change from shooting some video.

Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

the deeper cultural changes needed within an organization for flexible work to work. That it needs to be a deep-seated organizational change. But that the technological change needs a deeper cultural one to align with it.

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Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

After 20+ years working with collaboration tools (beginning with a Lotus Notes precursors) I was seeing, demonstrated, that the future had finally arrived. I joined too late to provide an essay for the inaugural publication: Changing the World of Work.

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Climate Change 201 in the making

Michelle Laurie

In 2010, with the help of creative colleagues ( Ingrid Liepa and Zeb Hansell ) I pulled together a short animation on climate change science for the Columbia Basin. I was coordinating a three year project on helping local governments to adapt to the impacts of climate change and created this animation to kick off our community and local government workshops with baseline information. The key message was : Be ready for a future that is different from the past!

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

But radical changes to existing systems are difficult, they are constantly resisted by the existing institutions, by the powerful people that benefit most from the status quo, and by the masses of people who fear they will lose something if the systems in which they are embedded were to be altered.

Culture, Change and Faith

Online Community Strategy

We will find out in the very near future. File under: slightly off topic but personally meaningful. Disclosure: I’m not a massive U2 fan. With that said, Achtung Baby is one of my all time favorite albums.

3 Lessons in Changing the Way We See Things

Hildy Gottlieb

When we change the way we see things, things change. That has been the thread in all the lessons we learned from Creating the Future’s first ever Change-the-World Scholarship Campaign. Lesson #1: Thinking with Others Leads to Changing How We See Things.

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Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion

Networking Action

Anna Birney is a leader in the large systems change community who is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab Steward and Head of System Innovation Lab for Forum for the Future and completing her doctorate. Drawing from these experiences, she led a … Net Dev

A Future Without “Us”

How to Save the World

This is a modestly revamped version of a thought experiment I wrote five years ago entitled Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future. This is a future freed from the terrible affliction of “consciousness” Yet it is the opposite of dull.