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Escaping the age of speed: New Paradigms of Learning as Impacted by Social Technologies


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My presentation at SURF Education Days 2007, 14th of September 2007 in Utrecht, Netherlands

My presentation at SURF Education Days 2007, 14th of September 2007 in Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • 1. Escaping the Age of Speed: New Paradigms of Learning as Impacted by Social Technologies CEO Teemu Arina / Dicole Ltd. 2007-11-14 Photo: Tracy O
  • 2. Who am I? Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 3. “Knowledge is power” Francis Bacon
  • 4. “Growing new knowledge and connections is power” Teemu Arina
  • 5. Dicole Knowledge Work Environment Areas Blogs Wikis Feeds
  • 6. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  • 7. Speed as Absolute Value Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 8. De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (On the Art of Hunting With Birds) Frederic II (King of Sicily 1197–1250) Photo: Vatican Library
  • 9. Falcons One of the fastest creatures on earth Photo: Kalense Kid
  • 10. Horse wagons vs. Iron horses Towards mechanical speed and predictive control Photo: Mike Wood
  • 11. Speed quot;good luck, success, prosperity, advancement” - Online Etymology Dictionary 1300 - To go fast 1382 - Full speed 1569 - To send forth with quickness 1856 - To increase the work rate of 1866 - Gear of a machine 1891 - One who drives fast 1965 - Speed reading 1967 - Methamphetamine, caffeine etc. Photo: Ben McLeod
  • 12. The past: speed and repetition, rather than repetition learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  • 13. An Inconvenient Truth about Schooling Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 14. Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd.
  • 15. Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd.
  • 16. Today each of us lives several hundred years in a decade Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) Photo: Lakerae
  • 17. Problem Changes in society Ability of education to adapt Time
  • 18. The Noble Lie Rulers Auxiliaries (guardians) Farmers etc. Ref: Plato, Republic, thanks to Tere Vaden
  • 19. Noble lie today: Successful organizations need management, middle management and workers Schools educate people to fill clearly-defined positions in organizations Photo: tashland
  • 20. Organization vs. Disorganization • Open Source infrastructure • Linux vs. Windows • Wikipedia vs. Britannica • P2P vs. centralized delivery • Digg vs. editorial control Photos: shapeshift, Wikimedia
  • 21. We might already be beyond the age of speed, by moving into the age of 'real-time'. Ivan Illich (1996) Photo: .AMagill
  • 22. Social Media Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 23. Social Objects Connect People Beat Hum Videos Blog posts Photos Microblogging Presence Continuous Occasional Particle Wave Ref: Jyri Engeström
  • 24. Anatomy of an Organisation as an Organism Nervous system Brain Feeds, Search, APIs - Wikis, tagging - Sharing, discovering and Connecting and remixing tapping into reflections reflectons Senses Blood system Blogs, Microblogs, Social networking, Social bookmarking - Real-time Reflection in and on action communications, Network analysis - Optimizing interaction flow Skeleton Automation, Real- time processes, Muscles = Resources? Operative technologies - Back- bone for business processes Ref: Teemu Arina, Illustration: Lotta Viitaniemi
  • 25. Neuroplasticity of Organizations “Changes that occur in the organization [of the brain] as a result of experience” Ref: Andrew Mason
  • 26. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  • 27. Learning in the age of real-time Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 28. Knowledge work becomes network work
  • 29. Complementing information with interaction Vertical communication and information systems Helpdesk, support, training, intranet, documentation, best practice databases... Not enough in a complex human system! Horisontal interaction and social software Peer production, sharing narratives, cooperative problem- solving, social navigation, social networking...
  • 30. Pattern Recognition “Information overload is an opportunity for pattern recognition” – Marshall McLuhan Image: jbum
  • 31. Serendipic Learning Photo: Cocca
  • 32. Informal learning
  • 33. Parasitic Learning Learner using someone as a teacher through virtual means without the knowledge or consensus of the host Photo: Spike55151
  • 34. Fast learning... or slow learning?
  • 35. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  • 36. Innovation Dilemma Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 37. Innovation is thought to be like speeding on a tightrope Focus. Purpose. Clarity. Commitment.
  • 38. Throwing darts?... Photo: Will hybrid
  • 39. ...or more like driving a bicycle? Photo: Pörrö
  • 40. Many organizations look like this
  • 41. Greatest innovation of our time is not going to be based on technology, but process Photo: tashland
  • 42. New Ways of Innovating Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 43. Top-down Innovation Bottom-up Innovation Inspiration Executives Customers Existing assets, products Deep observation of Drivers and positioning customer needs Interaction Structured and controlled Spontaneous Strategy Go to the customer Invite and engage customer Process Linear well-defined Emergence Online communities, Market research, surveys, Techniques crowdsourcing, peer- focus groups production, search, blogging Photo: JJay
  • 44. Command & Control becomes Collaboration and Communication Photo: tashland
  • 45. Crowdsourcing Taking a job traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people Photo: Hugo*
  • 46. Goldcorp Inc. story
  • 47. Example: Dell IdeaStorm
  • 48. Future of Mankind Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 49. Technology as an extension of the body Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 50. Human Evolution Homo Habilis Homo Erectus Homo Sapiens 2.5m - 1.8m years ago 1.8m - 70k years ago 250k years ago Brain: 500 - 800 cc Brain: 950 - 1100 cc Brain: 1000-1850 cc Tools Advanced tools Art, writing, speech “Man the Wise” - Carl Linneaus
  • 51. Homo Contextus Contextus = connected or weaved together Context = Circumstances in which an event occurs Homo habilis → Homo sapiens: Brain size increases physically Homo sapiens → Homo contextus: Brain size increases virtually
  • 52. Connected human escapes the physical limitations of human commubication with modern network technologies and distributes its cognition Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 53. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
  • 54. Contact info CEO Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd. 050 – 555 7636 Blog: Photo: Tanakawho
  • 55. Reading • Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers (Robert Scoble) • The Medium is the Message (Marshall McLuhan) • Complex Responsive Processes in Organizations: Learning and Knowledge Creation (Ralph Stacey) • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Thomas Friedman) • Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance (Jay Cross) • Deschooling Society (Ivan Illich) • The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (Clayton Christensen) • The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual (Christopher Locke) • Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (Henry Jenkins) • The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (Yochai Benkler) • Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (Henry Chesbrough) • The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More (Chris Anderson) • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Don Tapscott) • Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (Clayton Christensen) • Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages (Carlota Perez) • The Social Life of Information (John Seely Brown) • Wisdom of the Crowds (James Surowiecki) • Complexity and Innovation in Organizations (Jose Fonseca) Photo: Tanakawho
  • 56. Collision of Old and New Photo: Don J. McCrady
  • 57. Business Cannibalism
  • 58. Luddites
  • 59. Convergence culture
  • 60. Content is only a shared object for relationships
  • 61. Madonna