Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

The First Wave of Science 2.0 Slowly Whimpers to an End

Read Like social movements, business fads have a limited lifespan. Hunter Thompson’s immortal description of the end of the 1960s springs to mind when taking a look back at the rush to integrate Web 2.o tools and science, with that … Continue reading

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Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks!

Read Professor Thomas Baker wrote an insightful blog post recently about why the Finnish education system rocks, and included 5 YouTube videos sharing more insights and secrets behind their success. I did share some secrets about the Finnish education system … Continue reading

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Transdiciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism: Towards Hybrid Modes of Inquiry

Read The volume addresses the hybridisation of knowledge production in space-related research. In contrast with interdisciplinary knowledge, which is primarily located in scholarly environments, transdisciplinary knowledge production entails a fusion of academic and non-academic knowledge, theory and practice, discipline and … Continue reading

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Colonial-industrial training vs. democratic Web education: The experts vs. the people?

Read Real global e-learning is when the world is empowered to collaboratively teach itself. This vision and opinion paper is based on the principles of the Global Learning Framework™. For years, the contrast of traditional e-learning’s top-down approach has clashed … Continue reading

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Using Social Awareness Streams To Learn What People Care About

A recent paper called “Hip and Trendy: Characterizing Emerging Trends on Twitter” calls social awareness streams “a class of communication and information platforms”. Those platforms are social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and even Youtube. Any place that we … Continue reading

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Manuel De Landa – Markets and Antimarkets in the World Economy

Read One of the most significant epistemological events in recent years is the growing importance of historical questions in the ongoing reconceptualization of the hard sciences. I believe it is not an exaggeration to say that in the last two … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight

Read Knowledge workers in any organization have a wealth of insights that are available to their organization to address the difficult issues the organization is facing. Drawing out those insights requires bringing knowledge workers together in meetings that are expressly … Continue reading

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The structure of the Web

Read Systems as diverse as the World Wide Web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex topology. Recent studies indicate that these networks are the result of self-organizing processes governed by simple but generic … Continue reading

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State of Uncertainty – Innovation policy through experimentation

Read This paper proposes a new model for innovation policy that clearly distinguishes it from industrial policy. We challenge the idea, implicit in much existing practice, that governments operate levers that affect innovation in predictable ways, and argue that innovation … Continue reading

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Knowledge, complexity, and innovation systems

Read The book addresses the relationship between knowledge, complexity and innovation systems. It integrates research findings from a broad area including economics, business studies, management studies, geography, mathematics and science & technology contributions from a wide range group of international … Continue reading

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