The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

However, there was one very interesting, topical and pertinent question, which was, What was the business model for the FSLT12 MOOC? It seems that many institutions think about business models in terms of how much money they can make from MOOCs and certainly Oxford Brookes is thinking of accrediting the MOOC and charging for assessment next year. The reward for staff who do this is a high quality resource in their name which is open to the whole world.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

A World Without Email – The Progress Report. advocating for how essential and critical email continues to be within the corporate world and how we are going to have it for plenty more decades ! And keep living those worlds without email!! .

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Trending Sources

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

We’ll get to that at the end of this post, but first, let’s take a look at how the folks at Twitter describe their service: Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.

Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spirit of reclaiming learning describe a new network-based system of education with the learner managing his or her education. A particularly challenging point that Stephen made was ‘Do away with models’ – learning models and design models. The right model is no model. more models, more designs.

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. And the world changes as communities evolve. Formal models also help us to not romanticize communities, too.). Here’s an overview of the OODA model.

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Why We Cannot Save the World

How to Save the World

H ardly a day passes when I don’t hear a cry for us all to work together to do X, because if we do that, everything will change and the world will be saved (or at least be rid of some horrific and intractable problem and hence made immeasurably better). We cannot save the world.

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Changing the World One Idea at a Time

Elsua

I am not sure why, but it’s really interesting to see how both March and September themselves seem to be the busiest times of the year, at least, this year, in terms of public speaking and attending various different conference events over the course of a short couple of weeks.

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Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaboration Enhancing the capacity of the other Risks, resources, rewards and responsibilities Resources/Tool: The Continuum of Collaboration Worksheet Collaboration is a term that is appearing everywhere. Collaborative processes have the potential for creating revolutionary changes in our communities and in our world. Many see resources as what makes the world go around. Can you imagine a world like that?

Systems Thinking and Complexity 101

How to Save the World

The ‘butterfly’ model above includes elements of Dave Snowden’s ontology of systems, Rosalind’s approach to dealing with complex predicaments, and some of my own thinking about complexity and systems thinking. How the World Really Works Working Smarter

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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

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. Imagine your mind as a construct – a series of models, assumptions, biases, values, beliefs, memories, past hurts and joys, experiences, expectations, and blind spots.

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Caught in Our Own Words

How to Save the World

So for example, liberal and conservative views on abortion and gay marriage are framed either in terms of women’s and minority rights, or in terms of protecting traditional morality. Or perhaps, in today’s terrible, impossible world, Guerrilla Theatre.

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What If Everything Ran Like the Internet?

How to Save the World

It follows nature’s model of self-organizing, self-adapting, evolving complex systems, instead of the traditional business and government top-down, controlled, tightly managed, complicated system model. It’s a model of complexity. How the World Really Works

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

And in any case, our worldviews are only placeholders, parts of a flimsy and transient and indefensible model of a reality that will ever remain far beyond our understanding. They are playthings, not of much real use in the world anyway, and we take them far too seriously.

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The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

A nna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”. The hallmark of a culture and world in collapse is that precarity is ubiquitous. The model was then exported to the factory.

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

21st Century Organization

We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. 6. Producing visible signs of progress through short-term victories. The most recognizable being World of Warcraft (WoW) and Second Life (SL).

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Joel Bakans book The Corporation argues that, in their single-minded pursuit of short-term profit at anycost, corporations now behave pathologically (see graphic above), andagainst the public interest. Prescription: How to Save the World.

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

It’s probably one of the main reasons, if you look into it a bit deeper, as to why (social) analytics, in whatever form or shape ( big data, small data, or just simply data ), has surpassed, in terms of attention and commitment from the business , the Social Business transformation journey.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

A great model has been developed by Jane Hart: how to use social media in e-learningtrajectories: We believe you may also use this model to think about how to use social media in face-to-face learning trajectories. (1) Jane Hart warns us that you should use the first model with caution.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. August 6, 2008 Cohousing, Housing Cooperatives, and Intentional Communities P erhapsbecause of the ponderous nature of the term "Intentional Community",many such communities are called cohousing neighbourhoods. Nevertheless, we need someworking models. Prescription: How to Save the World.

cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

xMOOCs encourage a huge diversity of participants, but in cMOOC terms diversity is more than broadcasting the same message to thousands of people, i.e. the model of a centralized network. In contrast xMOOCs have adopted more of a transmission model of instruction.

A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 2 to 5 (Social Networking More Popular than Email)

Elsua

One of the many things I enjoy of living " A World Without Email " is that plenty of my various social networks keep sharing some very interesting links related to what I’m trying to do that help me add some further context and insights for you folks to enjoy.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community. As models go, theyre the bestwe have. Could you be a model natural entrepreneur?

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

It’s all about understanding that different groups (and individuals) have got different needs to cater for; that is, diverse sets of habits, mindset, behaviours, corporate culture, contexts, constraints, conditions, understanding of the business world surrounding them, etc.

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Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Looking at Communities through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarch of Needs, you can make a case that online communities support many of the needs that Abraham Maslow describes in his model, especially 1.) Early Development of the Purpose Model – In Flight Now. Purpose.

A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

The central premise around The Power of Pull is a shift from a push-based model to a pull-based model. Businesses and organisations are modelled around push because it’s easier to organise within an organisation than across organisations.

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Walking around it to find a problem’s shape

Learning Alliances

When designing experiments (or identifying new sources of information) that support leveraging a minimum viable product or process, we seek to identify: Real world interactions with real people who could be real customers.

The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

In this post I’m going to drill a little deeper on something that it mentions only briefly – the “unbundling&# of the local newspaper business model. These online vertical markets were the first tugs that eventually unbundled the business model of the local newspaper.

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

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. In relation to MOOCs the term ‘open’ relates principally to open access, i.e. anyone can attend – there are no entry requirements. From the work that I do with different Universities, not just in the UK, but also around the world, I don’t think so, at least not yet.

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Problems with MOOC research

Jenny Connected

I would expect most people who work in education to recognize this model (the hypothetico-deductive model), particularly those with a science background and those who read research papers, many of which follow this model.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. August 15, 2008 More Than Just a Friday Flashback: Presencing and Theory U T hree years ago I reviewed, in glowing terms, and excerpted parts from, a book called Presence withfour authors, one of whom is MIT lecturer Otto Scharmer, creator ofTheory U, illustrated above, which is the backbone of the conceptcalled Presencing, and of the book.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards papers on business innovation & knowledge management August 15, 2008 More Than Just a Friday Flashback: Presencing and Theory U T hree years ago I reviewed, in glowing terms, and excerpted parts from, a book called Presence withfour authors, one of whom is MIT lecturer Otto Scharmer, creator ofTheory U, illustrated above, which is the backbone of the conceptcalled Presencing, and of the book. Its principal products are working models.

Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness

Elsua

It looks like this is the year of Transformation, of Change, of Thinking Forward -out of the box- in terms of what may well be awaiting us in the next 5 to 10 years, within the corporate world, trying to figure out what next.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my key themes is called Re-Imagine Effective Work to Transform Possibilities to Realities , which I describe this way: Taking a wide view of the business world reveals many challengers to current industry business models, often fuelled by new technological innovations that are creatively applied to overturn entrenched players.

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Practitioners would always be a bit reluctant to want to enter the digital world, if they would be fearful to try, to play and learn, perhaps even to fail or make mistakes, in case of being ridiculed by that social pressure of their own peers.

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

worker, you are what I call feeding the beast , essentially, switching gears successfully from the good old push model into a pull model. Let’s see how sustainable that premise of collaboration = conversations really is in terms of Andrew’s article. .

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KM World Session Notes: KM for the Future

Portals and KM

I have been covering most of my notes from the 2011 KM World  on the Darwin blog. Tomorrow I wil porivde a complete listign wiht links of my Km World 2011 notes. I Bob tried using term knowledge management and it got a turn off in his firm. When he shifted to using the term ‘knowledge sharing” people responded well. Value networks priced the need flexibility to come beyond the tangible to model role based collaboration. 

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 15, 2007 Sunday Open Thread -- July 15, 2007 Long-term exposure photo by the Hubble telescope of a tiny fragment of the sky, showing about 1500 galaxies. Prescription: How to Save the World. Being Human (Psychology etc.) · Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works · War & Peace.

Darwin Awareness Engine™ Covered by KM World Magazine

Portals and KM

  I was very pleased to see the coverage of the Darwin Awareness Engine™ in KM World Magazine in their breaking news section under a piece titled, Real-time awareness. It said that “ Darwin Ecosystem believes this organic and self-organizing model is best adapted to the evolution of today’s Web when compared with the increasing limitation of page ranking offered by search engines.

Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

If you look into the world today, not just the business world, by the way, but the world in general, you would see how there is a massive crisis in terms of both Management and Leadership. That one that would thrive in an Open Business world.

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