I have subscribed to MIT Technology Review for almost a decade…it remains one of my best sources for what is emerging in technology. In a recent article, Bill Gates noted his ten favorite books about technology…and first on the list was Max Tegmark’s (2017) Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Apparently… Read more AI, Life 3.0, and Our Collective Future
In my Creighton University ILD-831 course on Technology and Leadership this week, my students are reflecting on what “knowledge management” means in a cloud environment. Tom Davenport, originally with Ernst and Young, defined KM in 1994 – “Knowledge Management is the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge.” That definition has certainly evolved in… Read more Knowledge Not College Mantra
I have just started a new section of Northeastern’s EDU-6323: Technology as a Medium for Learning. This is the accelerated 8-week version for summer, covering an array of digital technologies and their integration into K12, higher ed, or corporate training sessions. During the first week, the assigned readings included: Michael Wesch. (2009). From Knowledgable to… Read more Chatbots and the Human Element
Dave Weinberger had a very interesting post on Backchannel last week that suggest AI now has knowledge we will never understand. Dave noted: “We are increasingly relying on machines that derive conclusions from models that they themselves created, models that are often beyond human comprehension, models that “think” about the world differently than we do.”… Read more Defining Online: Ask the Machines?
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been exploring the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, which looked at the challenges ahead for businesses and HR professionals. The report is based on analysis of a survey of more than 10,400 business and HR leaders globally, and noted ten trends. Over a series of… Read more An Accelerating Future
I have been exploring the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, which looked at the challenges ahead for businesses and HR professionals, but I have been looking at it from a faculty development perspective. The report is based on analysis of a survey of more than 10,400 business and HR leaders globally, and noted… Read more Attracting FacDev Talent
A few days ago, I discussed my upcoming doctoral class on leadership in a wired world. I will also be teaching a Masters of Education course starting next week. EDU 6323 at Northeastern University is entitled Technology as a Medium for Learning. We explore aspects of digital technology through the lens of Michelle Miller’s (2014)… Read more Smart and EdTech