New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. Open innovation is about crossing boundaries to create networked synergies in/across collaborative communities.


#openedMOOC Week 4: Open Teaching

Jenny Connected

More interesting for me, was the initial discussion in the Week 4 videos about open pedagogy and how networks can enable learning. So then you need that feedback system that helps to push things to the surface.”. For me it’s not clear what we mean by open teaching.


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Collaboration Systems and Wearables

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the Apple Watch having a stunning opening weekend, plus the current availability of Android Wear (go Moto 360 !), The Apple and Android options allow the installation of apps, meaning these have the potential to be used in conjunction with collaboration systems.


Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Individually, we have managed to create an incredibly deep potential system. Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory.


Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

I was happy to read that the Ford Foundation has added Creative Commons approach to all their work, joining the Open Society Foundations , the Packard Foundation , the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation , the CGIAR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Open our databases.


How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

These biological “conversations&# of cellular networks are essential to life, and at the heart of a new understanding of living systems just now emerging in systems biology. Open for Business.


Trust and security in open networks

Jenny Connected

We seek control over the flow of information into and out of our systems through technology over which we have less and less control (because of the needs of the other forms of ‘trust’). Open space is also like this in that it rewards consensus and punishes dissent.


Describing open learning environments and emergent learning

Jenny Connected

How can we have confidence in the footprints, when the footprint ( a graphic description of a learning experience), if individually drawn, depicts an interpretation of the learning experience based on subjective personal reflection on that experience, and the scoring factors themselves can be open to personal interpretation? This ongoing work in seeking to describe and clarify what we mean by emergent and prescribed learning is progressing on our open wiki ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’.


IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session.        Bob Piccano opened the session. IBM is moving from systems of transaction to systems of engagement.   Thirty million new people are coming into the system.


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


So we better roll up our sleeves and keep driving innovation further into meaningful work to help shape up the future of the workplace, our workplace: networked, more trustworthy, transparent, engaged, open and nimbler, in short, empowering altogether for ALL of us.


Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


People who can disrupt the system from the inside out strongly enough to provoke a stir and continue to challenge the status quo. Open Business


Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon

Evolving Web

A few weeks ago, I awoke to a string of tweets by people on the other side of the world discussing what I would say about Systems Thinking’s limitations. Systems thinking is a major tool in my toolkit when working with teams and organizations.


Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

The opening general session included: Keynote Speaker: Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager, Social Business ; and other speakers, including Kurt De Ruwe, CIO, Bayer; and Premier Healthcare. We need to integrate the old school systems of record with the new school systems of engagement. 


Systems Thinking Is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #2Remember Your Failure In The Cave

Evolving Web

Systems Thinking is Awesome Here Because Most Often We Are Battling Ourselves When we use systems thinking, we are actively asking ourselves “Why is this working as it does?” If we are good systems thinkers, we open ourselves to all possibilities and expect to be surprised.


What poets can tell us about ‘openness’ and ‘sharing’

Jenny Connected

This week I have realised that I now also have a new perspective on the meaning of ‘openness’. MOOCs themselves are all about openness, but I didn’t expect poetry to be too. MOOCs, in their original conception, were intended to be free and open to anyone with an internet access. No registration or ‘signing up’ was required and it was expected that participants would ‘openly’ share their knowledge, expertise, ideas and thinking in the course.


Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

opening comments from Microsoft New Zealand. Actions / signals that will be tracked – click / open, modify / save, elevate, follow, social gestures, and more. - A second API is all about pushing information into the graph – from CRM, from support ticketing system, etc.


The Therapy of Blogging While Showing Off Your Ideas Out in the Open


Like in this case, for instance, this article I am putting together, where, out of sheer frustration about that spam comment attack, I am using it as an opportunity to flush it out, get it out of my system and carry on, hoping that at some point things would go back to normal. . And, once again, here I am finding myself debating what’s the point of having and maintaining a blog if you cannot keep the comments open and available to everyone who may want to share their ¢2.


Open Space Technology Facilitation Training

Viv Mcwaters

It’s exciting to be offering Open Space Facilitation Training again with my friend Andrew Rixon in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 13. Open Space Technology has been around for a bit longer than these, and Harrison Owen , creator (?), Learning Open Space


Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


Now, mind you, this system of #0Following works for me, and not necessarily for all of you out there. On the contrary, it’s an opportunity for me to showcase how else can Twitter be used for , eventually, and to judge for yourselves whether it’s a system that could work for you all or not.


Open Letter – Take a Strategic Approach to the Use of Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In totality, Office 365 offers a compelling proposition to organisations that want advanced systems for productivity and collaboration without the responsibility to deploy and manage software and servers in an on-premises model. Microsoft Office 365 offers a collection of software applications for various user devices plus an array of cloud-delivered online services to both power and complement any installed software.


All you ever wanted to know about Agricultural Innovation Systems

Net-Map Toolbox

kg (or 657 pages) of looking at Agricultural Innovation Systems from all directions: Examples from the field (from Peru to India), methods for supporting, understanding and researching agricultural innovation from practical and academic perspectives.


The Untold Costs of Social Networking


We have got it in our DNA an irresistible yearning to wanting to connect with other people, get to know them well by learn with / from them, to then collaborate more effectively by sharing your knowledge with them more openly. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey


People argue that it is easier to change an individual that to change the system and that may be right. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership #socbiz-adoption adaptation-framework


Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

" The move to aggregate data is very popular in medicine these days -- and difficult given the legacy systems of different institutions and the addiction to paper records that leaves the medical field woefully behind industry in its database interoperability.


Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Much of this isn’t captured in systems. Lots of value lost as whiteboards are wiped. - … … casual discussions – give lots of insight. - … … in other words – lots of interactions are missed by systems. - … … the stories are where you get your insights. The SharePoint Conference is kicking off in Australia today. Mark Rhodes, Introducing Guy for the First Part of the Conference.


Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap Quote Series: Quote 4-Well, Clarise, have the lambs stopped screaming?

Evolving Web

We love a good story Systems Theory is Awesome Because it Gives Us Great Stories In The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lechter controlled conversations by using the power of story and insight. Systems thinkers can easily get caught on the wrong side of the plausible / probable divide.


How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


They, actually, come from a letter written to Roger Schank by a 15 year old girl in Central America protesting herself about the poor state of the education system in her own country and the very few choices she has got to change the situation herself on her own.


When Context Transcends Change Management


People argue that it is easier to change an individual that to change the system and that may be right. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership


Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

In my own field of research into learning in open online environments, this point of view is endorsed by the call for more interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross global, international working (see for example Haywood, 2016 and Eynon et al., Openness. Source of image.


Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When I trust you, I open myself so that it’s easier for us to collaborate. Continuing to remain open to collaborating in the face of this vulnerability requires trust – even if doesn’t look like the kind of trust that we humans normally understand.


Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education


adoption of open learning technology specifications and standards is. It's also great to be speaking in and supporting Open Education Week , and to be part of a worldwide community who are committed to promoting and. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.


How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

It’s not made out of plastic or metal though; it’s organic, a living system, made out of a material that constantly replenishes itself, regenerating over time, cell-by-cell, just like the organs in our body. We can learn a lot about organizations from biology.


Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

  I attended the opening general session with Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Collaboration Solutions and many others. He is still doing films and social business has helped to remain open to new ideas. Having an open architecture is the way to be social.


Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social business - social networking, content in motion (social content systems), and an insight-driven culture (analytics around processes, sentiment, the market, etc). Links to back-end ECM systems. -. The activity stream is based on OpenSocial, so you can bring in data from other systems. - Alister Rennie, General Manager. last year IBM introduced social business. Let's review what we've done in the past year, and what's coming up. Michael J Fox, "don't play the result".


#openedMOOC begins October 1st

Jenny Connected

David Wiley and George Siemens are offering a new 6 week MOOC – Introduction to Open Education – on EdX at the beginning of October. Week 6: The Next Battles for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping. Is this what we really want from open education?


#Movistar Killed the Web Star


See why that whole system is broken? Bless them for trying though, they have just been eaten alive by the system along with yours truly. . A well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 Freelancing General Interest Open Business Open Leadership


Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)


Earlier on in the week I blogged about the why , then the what and now I guess it’s a good time to talk about the with whom, as part of that mantra of “ use systems too boost your odds, passion to get energy and luck to change the game “ In short, the system of we! Without much further ado, and in no particular order, this is the network of people who have made it possible, for me, the system of we!: .


How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

In &# Re-inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology &# I noted that “the systems we use to manage our relationships eventually transform into the systems we use to collaborate with those relationships.&#


The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World


Open Business