Computer Science is not Digital Literacy

SocialTech

This morning at BETT, the UK's Education Secretary Micheal Gove will outline the Government's endorsement of the development of Computer Science and hopefully, a more interesting, relevant and creative computing curriculum. The recognition of how important digital literacy is to the post-compulsory sector throws the importance of ensuring children and young people are not disadvantaged by an education system that fails to equip them for real life into sharp relief.

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. Health Science

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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Elsua

Apparently, it’s been documented and confirmed how 90% of our bodies are made of bacteria, just like pretty much any other creature in this world.

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A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

In a broader sense, the Jevons Paradox is a way of explaining a puzzling behaviour of many complex systems. In addition, there are Jevons Paradoxes inherent in complex systems, that lead to undesired results that have nothing to do with deliberate human behaviour at all.

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Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

According to Downes, the only way to avoid information cascades is to ensure multiple viewpoints and alternative perspectives from observers with different sets of prior experiences, world views and interpretations. Understanding complex systems. Source of image.

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HR Magazine - Exclusive: Google research heralds arrival of the human systems director

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Exclusive: Google research heralds arrival of the human systems director. But research unveiled yesterday by Google heralds a new player in HR: the human systems director. The HR director and IT director will have to come together," believes Carsten Sørensen, senior lecturer in information systems and innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Raising VAT to 20% could cost 20,000 jobs and the benefits system 1.3 Features. HR TV.

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Exploring the Divided Brain – Where can we go for truth?

Jenny Connected

While science and reason have undeniable power to disclose many aspects of reality, they do not reveal everything. We cannot go to science for truth. Science cannot fulfil the role of purveyor of truth. We can’t ask science to do what it can’t do.

2016 11

“Save the World” Reading List: 2013 Update

How to Save the World

I have deleted many of the works listed in my previous (2008) “Save the World Reading List” and added some explanation of the key learnings from each reading in this shorter list. I suddenly knew it was not my job (despite the name of my blog) to save the world.

The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Med-Tech : Health The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness By Jonah Lehrer 09.12.09 MB) A revolution in the science of social networks began with a stash of old papers found in a storeroom in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The Problem With Systems

How to Save the World

illustrative system diagram from my post on Systems Theory. T he fundamental problem with systems is the illusion that they actually exist. A system is a concept — the mind’s patterning to conclude that a bunch of things or phenomena are in some way connected or related.

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. It’s running a real-time simulation of the world 24/7, creating stories, scenarios, predictions of what could happen next and how a situation might play out. Local Food Systems.

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PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

We are excited to introduce this into the world. In an ordered system, where everything is knowable and analysis provides us with answers, the data can provide all the information you need to make a decision. Thanks to the bravespace.ca team for the graphic.

The Illusion of Coherence

How to Save the World

It seems as if our political, economic, commercial, financial, social, health, education and other systems are still functioning. The truth is that these systems have never been particularly useful, or even particularly coherent. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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Revolution in networks: applying the new science to organizations

Endless Knots

As we posted earlier, the Discovery Network's Science Channel (thank you, Joe Wehr) premieres " Connected: The Real Matrix " tonight, Sunday, February 15, at 9pm EST (and PST). " The TV show emphasizes the general applicability of the new network science to complex systems. We here at NetAge have applied this same science to organizations. In a phrase, they are organic, scale-free, small worlds.

Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

Making CommunitySense

It offers a range of consultancy services for developing innovative collaborative systems and services for online communities.” Work pressure was one thing, but another very important reason was that I wanted to have more of a direct impact on the world.

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The Cause of Our Disease

How to Save the World

My world is slowly fallin’ down and the air’s not good to breathe. The causes of death in Europe in earlier times were what they still are in the Third World: overwork and undernourishment. How the World Really Works

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Green Chameleon » Why Elearning Systems Will Never Rule the World

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why Elearning Systems Will Never Rule the World A great story from James Robertson about how a bunch of airline pilots cheat their way through compulsory home-based elearning – giving their children candy to complete the page turning, downloading automatic pageturning software, and resetting the connection during the quiz so they have a chance to skip to the relevant answer.

Clustered Networks Spread Behavior Change Faster | Wired Science | Wired.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

3 in Science. Barrios also said many researchers have made mathematical models to understand the spread of behavior, but that the models have have little application in predicting what will actually happen in the real world. A new network of all-star science bloggers.

Clustered Networks Spread Behavior Change Faster | Wired Science | Wired.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

3 in Science. Barrios also said many researchers have made mathematical models to understand the spread of behavior, but that the models have have little application in predicting what will actually happen in the real world. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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. Prescription: How to Save the World. Conversation, Language, Narrative & Story-Telling · The Arts · Science & Health. Being Human (Psychology etc.) · Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works · War & Peace. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Drawing to think

Jenny Connected

For the symposium next week, the invitation from Sarah Casey included the following text: The Materiality of Nothing is a one day symposium at Lancaster University bringing together practice and perspectives on negotiating the absent, unseen and unknown across art, science and social science.

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Embracing Complexity: Seeking Appreciation Instead of ‘Understanding’

How to Save the World

And similar limits on our ability to control or even intervene in any reliable, useful way in these systems. It is art, more than science, and therein lies its beauty. How the World Really Works

Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days. People are hungry for clues about where to intervene in the complex systems within which they work and live. The goals of the system.

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When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

And, somehow, technology seems to be making things much worse, like two completely different worlds colliding with one another! . People argue that it is easier to change an individual that to change the system and that may be right.

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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. May 28, 2008 Science as Ideology, and the Environment as a Charity Case A lthough it has recently disgraced itself by promoting hate propaganda, CBC radios Ideas series stilloccasionally comes up with some thought-provoking programs. And science is, afterall, just theories, models, approximations and representations ofreality, that are interesting and, sometimes, useful.

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. January 5, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- January 5, 2008 Image: No Hugging is So Hard, a journal by Xiao Lei (Thunderlittle) from StartDrawing.org via Ampersand Letsget all the political news out of our system early. Gosh, if we❝re in terrible troublethe world is gone. Prescription: How to Save the World.

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. January 5, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- January 5, 2008 Image: No Hugging is So Hard, a journal by Xiao Lei (Thunderlittle) from StartDrawing.org via Ampersand Letsget all the political news out of our system early. Gosh, if we❝re in terrible troublethe world is gone. Prescription: How to Save the World.

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. February 2, 2008 Saturday Links of the Week -- February 2, 2008 T hree weeks backlog of links, so Ill keep it short: Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy: My essay on Miniature Truths has been published in BoyBedlam Review. But the consumption excesses of the rich threaten the world much more. Prescription: How to Save the World.

From Social Networking to Swarm Intelligence

The Bumble Bee

A new area of research called "complexity science" embraces the notion that an ant colony and the human brain, the stock market and Facebook all have something in common. All are complex systems, basically huge networks made up of individual components whose behavior is difficult to predict.

Social Media in International Development Podcast: Bill Anderson

Nancy White

Today’s podcast is with William (Bill) Anderson and focuses on the science and research aspect of international development. The second one is on Twitter and science. Bill Anderson on Social Media, Science and the Public Interest (11:37 minutes).

Software Will Replace You

Alchemy of Change

Marc Andreessen just did that for me with Why Software is Eating the World. One area where we seen huge jumps in process virtualization are the communication and engagement processes that organizations use to connect with the external world.

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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. We in the worlds affluentnations have ruined the Belizean economy. Prescription: How to Save the World.

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. Then, about a thousand years ago, we beganmaking other goods in a more organized fashion, through guilds,apprenticeship systems etc. Prescription: How to Save the World. Conversation, Language, Narrative & Story-Telling [sigma] The Arts [sigma] Science & Health. sigma] Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works [sigma] War & Peace.

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. December 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Nov Jan SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me. Prescription: How to Save the World. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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. February 19, 2008 Not Knowing What We Need O neof the challenges with complex systems is that understanding of theproblem and solution co-evolve -- you cant determine root causes, youcant identify all the variables that affect the outcomes, and youcant predict what will happen. Prescription: How to Save the World.

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. December 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Nov Jan SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me. Prescription: How to Save the World. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Back in business

GrowingPains

My main contract is as a project manager for the implementation of a student portal, the other one concerns assisting in the development of a blended learning videoconferencing system for law students doing their internships at different law firms in the Netherlands (see picture).

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 28, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - July 28, 2007 - the Cultural Anthropology Edition Whats ImportantThis Week: The WorldWithout Us: Alan Weisman speculates on afuture world without humans. Prescription: How to Save the World. Conversation, Language, Narrative & Story-Telling · The Arts · Science & Health.

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 28, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - July 28, 2007 - the Cultural Anthropology Edition Whats ImportantThis Week: The WorldWithout Us: Alan Weisman speculates on afuture world without humans. Prescription: How to Save the World. Conversation, Language, Narrative & Story-Telling · The Arts · Science & Health.

Chasing Bucky

Evolving Web

Fuller was on a life-long quest to make the world a better place. It’s difficult to make the world a better place through myopia. So we are now in a world where we are understanding the world faster than ever before. Tags: Culture Life Religion Science Sociology