Escaping the Age of Speed:
New Paradigms of Learning
     as Impacted by
   Social Technologies
     CEO Teemu Arina / Dic...
Who am I?

            Photo: Don J. McCrady
“Knowledge is power”




   Francis Bacon
“Growing new knowledge
and connections is power”




      Teemu Arina
Dicole Knowledge Work
     Environment




Areas   Blogs   Wikis   Feeds
The past:
speed and repetition, rather than
    learning and innovation




                                    Photo: tas...
Speed as
Absolute Value

                 Photo: Don J. McCrady
De Arte Venandi cum Avibus
                     (On the Art of Hunting With Birds)




Frederic II (King of Sicily 1197–12...
Falcons

  One of the fastest creatures on earth




                                          Photo: Kalense Kid
Horse wagons vs. Iron horses
Towards mechanical speed and predictive control




                                         ...
Speed
                    quot;good luck, success, prosperity, advancement”
                               - Online Etymol...
The past:
speed and repetition, rather than
          repetition
    learning and innovation




                         ...
An Inconvenient
  Truth about
   Schooling
              Photo: Don J. McCrady
Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina   Dicole Ltd.
Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina   Dicole Ltd.
Today each of us lives several
              hundred years in a decade




Marshall McLuhan
  (1911-1980)




            ...
Problem
Changes in society




    Ability of education to adapt

         Time
The Noble Lie


                   Rulers

                   Auxiliaries
                   (guardians)

                ...
Noble lie today:
Successful organizations need management,
     middle management and workers

Schools educate people to f...
Organization vs.
        Disorganization

• Open Source infrastructure
• Linux vs. Windows
• Wikipedia vs. Britannica
• P2...
We might already be beyond the age of speed,
   by moving into the age of 'real-time'.




          Ivan Illich
         ...
Social Media

               Photo: Don J. McCrady
Social Objects Connect People




Beat                                                                         Hum


     ...
Anatomy of an Organisation as an Organism

    Nervous system                      Brain
Feeds, Search, APIs -            ...
Neuroplasticity of Organizations




             “Changes that occur in the
             organization [of the brain]
    ...
The past:
speed and repetition, rather than
    learning and innovation




                                    Photo: tas...
Learning in the
age of real-time

               Photo: Don J. McCrady
Knowledge work
   becomes
 network work
Complementing information with interaction
                                                   Vertical communication
     ...
Pattern Recognition




“Information overload is an opportunity for
pattern recognition” – Marshall McLuhan       Image: jbum
Serendipic Learning




                      Photo: Cocca
Informal learning
Parasitic Learning




Learner using someone as a
teacher through virtual means
without the knowledge or
consensus of the ...
Fast learning...
or slow learning?
The past:
speed and repetition, rather than
    learning and innovation




                                    Photo: tas...
Innovation
 Dilemma

             Photo: Don J. McCrady
Innovation is thought to be
like speeding on a tightrope




     Focus. Purpose. Clarity. Commitment.
Throwing darts?...
                     Photo: Will hybrid
...or more
like driving
 a bicycle?
               Photo: Pörrö
Many organizations
  look like this
Greatest innovation of our time is not going
  to be based on technology, but process




                                ...
New Ways of
 Innovating

              Photo: Don J. McCrady
Top-down Innovation Bottom-up Innovation

Inspiration           Executives                   Customers
               Exis...
Command & Control

           becomes

Collaboration and Communication




                                  Photo: tashland
Crowdsourcing

Taking a job traditionally performed by an employee
 or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined,
    ...
Goldcorp Inc. story
Example: Dell IdeaStorm
Future of
Mankind

            Photo: Don J. McCrady
Technology as an extension of the body




             Marshall McLuhan
               (1911-1980)




                  ...
Human Evolution
Homo Habilis            Homo Erectus               Homo Sapiens
2.5m - 1.8m years ago   1.8m - 70k years a...
Homo Contextus

 Contextus = connected or weaved together
 Context = Circumstances in which an event occurs
 Homo habilis ...
Connected human escapes the
physical limitations of human
 commubication with modern
  network technologies and
   distrib...
“We cannot solve our problems with
the same thinking we used when we
created them”
Contact info
CEO Teemu Arina
Dicole Ltd.
050 – 555 7636
teemu@dicole.com
Blog: tarina.blogging.fi
www.dicole.com




      ...
Reading
 •   Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers (Robert
     Scoble)
 •   ...
Collision of
Old and New

               Photo: Don J. McCrady
Business
Cannibalism
Luddites
Convergence culture
Content is only a shared
object for relationships
Madonna
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Escaping the age of speed: New Paradigms of Learning as Impacted by Social Technologies

  1. 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. 2. Who am I? Photo: Don J. McCrady
  3. 3. “Knowledge is power” Francis Bacon
  4. 4. “Growing new knowledge and connections is power” Teemu Arina
  5. 5. Dicole Knowledge Work Environment Areas Blogs Wikis Feeds
  6. 6. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  7. 7. Speed as Absolute Value Photo: Don J. McCrady
  8. 8. De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (On the Art of Hunting With Birds) Frederic II (King of Sicily 1197–1250) Photo: Vatican Library
  9. 9. Falcons One of the fastest creatures on earth Photo: Kalense Kid
  10. 10. Horse wagons vs. Iron horses Towards mechanical speed and predictive control Photo: Mike Wood
  11. 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. 12. The past: speed and repetition, rather than repetition learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  13. 13. An Inconvenient Truth about Schooling Photo: Don J. McCrady
  14. 14. Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd.
  15. 15. Artist: Lotta Viitaniemi, Story: Kim Forsman & Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd.
  16. 16. Today each of us lives several hundred years in a decade Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) Photo: Lakerae
  17. 17. Problem Changes in society Ability of education to adapt Time
  18. 18. The Noble Lie Rulers Auxiliaries (guardians) Farmers etc. Ref: Plato, Republic, thanks to Tere Vaden
  19. 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. 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. 21. We might already be beyond the age of speed, by moving into the age of 'real-time'. Ivan Illich (1996) Photo: .AMagill
  22. 22. Social Media Photo: Don J. McCrady
  23. 23. Social Objects Connect People Beat Hum Videos Blog posts Photos Microblogging Presence Continuous Occasional Particle Wave Ref: Jyri Engeström
  24. 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. 25. Neuroplasticity of Organizations “Changes that occur in the organization [of the brain] as a result of experience” Ref: Andrew Mason
  26. 26. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  27. 27. Learning in the age of real-time Photo: Don J. McCrady
  28. 28. Knowledge work becomes network work
  29. 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. 30. Pattern Recognition “Information overload is an opportunity for pattern recognition” – Marshall McLuhan Image: jbum
  31. 31. Serendipic Learning Photo: Cocca
  32. 32. Informal learning
  33. 33. Parasitic Learning Learner using someone as a teacher through virtual means without the knowledge or consensus of the host Photo: Spike55151
  34. 34. Fast learning... or slow learning?
  35. 35. The past: speed and repetition, rather than learning and innovation Photo: tashland
  36. 36. Innovation Dilemma Photo: Don J. McCrady
  37. 37. Innovation is thought to be like speeding on a tightrope Focus. Purpose. Clarity. Commitment.
  38. 38. Throwing darts?... Photo: Will hybrid
  39. 39. ...or more like driving a bicycle? Photo: Pörrö
  40. 40. Many organizations look like this
  41. 41. Greatest innovation of our time is not going to be based on technology, but process Photo: tashland
  42. 42. New Ways of Innovating Photo: Don J. McCrady
  43. 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. 44. Command & Control becomes Collaboration and Communication Photo: tashland
  45. 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. 46. Goldcorp Inc. story
  47. 47. Example: Dell IdeaStorm
  48. 48. Future of Mankind Photo: Don J. McCrady
  49. 49. Technology as an extension of the body Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) Photo: Don J. McCrady
  50. 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. 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. 52. Connected human escapes the physical limitations of human commubication with modern network technologies and distributes its cognition Photo: Don J. McCrady
  53. 53. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
  54. 54. Contact info CEO Teemu Arina Dicole Ltd. 050 – 555 7636 teemu@dicole.com Blog: tarina.blogging.fi www.dicole.com Photo: Tanakawho
  55. 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. 56. Collision of Old and New Photo: Don J. McCrady
  57. 57. Business Cannibalism
  58. 58. Luddites
  59. 59. Convergence culture
  60. 60. Content is only a shared object for relationships
  61. 61. Madonna

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