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LinkedIn Allows You To Follow Key Influencers On The Network; Will Eventually Make Feature Universal

LinkedIn Allows You To Follow Key Influencers On The Network; Will Eventually Make Feature Universal | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Professional social network LinkedIn begun allowing its members to follow companies over two years ago, giving professionals a way to easily access company updates, such as job openings, new developments and more.

 

Professional social network LinkedIn begun allowing its members to follow companies over two years ago, giving professionals a way to easily access company updates, such as job openings, new developments and more. But the network has not allowed users to follow individuals. Today, that’s changing. LinkedIn is allowing you to follow certain key influencers from a variety of sectors, who can broadcast their news, blog posts and more across the network.

 

Now you can pick who you want to follow from 150 of what LinkedIn calls “the most influential thought leaders.” These include Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Sallie Krawcheck, Craig Newmark, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and more. You can read what they are saying, like and comment directly on their posts, and share with your network. Posts from influencers will also include videos, photos, and slideshare presentations. On the backend, influencers can see which content is trending, where followers are based and more metrics.  Over the next few months, LinkedIn says it will be expanding the list of influencers you can follow. Members who are interested in becoming an influencer on LinkedIn can submit their request to the company as well. 

 

Recommendations are also part of the new product—LinkedIn is going to recommend similar people to follow based on who you follow and the content you are reading but will eventually do more as LinkedIn gathers more data on user behavior.

 

 

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Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence involving knowledge creation and flow. Pooled brainpower emerges from the collaboration and learning actions of a community of connected individuals empowered by social media, participatory tools, and mobile platforms.
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In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

 - Talent management. Here, people seek to move their careers forward and find the best place for themselves in the organization. The organization, in turn, seeks to allocate its workforce in the most efficient and productive manner. From the workers’ perspective, the goal is to advance. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to manage and develop the workforce.

 

- Performance support. Here, people seek assistance at the moment of need by employing performance-support tools in the context of their work tasks. From the workers’ perspective, the goal is to get a job or task done. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to improve productivity and reduce errors.

 

- Knowledge management. Here, people access content in support of their work. From the workers’ perspective, the goal is to successfully research a topic and get answersquickly. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to provide easy and reliable access to information.

 

- Access to experts. Here, people look for help from more experienced people, sometimes in the form of coaching and mentoring, but also more informally, including getting assistance from a colleague, calling a help center, or even asking the boss. From the workers’ perspective, the goal is to consult with experts to resolve a problem or issue, or grow their capabilities over time. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to most effectively leverage expertise.

 

- Social networking and collaboration. Here, people share information and insights with one another so that the collective knowledge and experience of a group helps everyone solve a problem, improve performance, etc. From the workers’ perspective, the goal is to share. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to encourage exchange of knowledge and ideas.

 

- Structured learning. Here people avail themselves of precisely designed learning programs (classroom and online) that help build skills and knowledge. From their perspective, the goal is to learn. From the organization’s perspective, the goal is to train, certify, and meet compliance requirements.

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New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers)

New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
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KPCB Internet Trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes: 1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet a...
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The Collective Intelligence of the Web

The Collective Intelligence of the Web | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
NASA showed us how to harness the collective intelligence of large groups of people in order to solve problems.
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Re-imagining Informal and Social Learning

Re-imagining Informal and Social Learning | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Micro-learning, micro-content, Learning Flows, and mlearning are some of the current and upcoming trends in the world of learning and development. They all have a common denominator—they require very little “at-a-stretch” time commitment from learners/users. And learning design – driven by these principles – lend itself to informal and social learning as well....
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Brazilian Students Are Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans (Video)

Brazilian Students Are Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans (Video) | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
In a pilot project that just makes so much sense it's crazy that no one has thought of it before, a language school has started teaching its students to speak English by having them video chat with lonely, elderly people.
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Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect..
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How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away

How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft explains how Cortana was created and what makes her so different from Google Now and Android.
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Does the secret to social impact measurement lie in algorithmic data?

Does the secret to social impact measurement lie in algorithmic data? | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

The principles used to predict someone's credit score or music taste can be used to predict social outcomes, according to a data expert speaking at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.

 

In a sector increasingly being driven towards measuring its outcomes, Jason Saul's product, created with the assistance of a musicologist at Pandora, uses former learning on social projects to assess how likely it is that social programmes will have desired results.

 

The Impact Genome Project, expected to be available at the end of the year, has a database of 78,000 "outcome data points" and will analyse the result of what would happen when these points are put together in different combinations.

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Mightybell: a 'smarter' social network for groups and businesses - Fortune Tech

Mightybell: a 'smarter' social network for groups and businesses - Fortune Tech | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Mightybell starts with large groups called "communities," which are organized around topic, purpose, course or profession. Each community has a subset of groups called "circles," where users can read and post content and talk to other users who are also interested in that particular topic...
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Limits of Social Learning | Social Physics

Most of our learning takes place implicitly, by observing other people. This is especially true for social and cultural norms – things that are based on collective approval, rather than empirical facts. If you want to find out which restaurant to eat at, or what kind of joke is socially acceptable, your friends and family are a good source of information.  When you poll your circle about a question, bad quality answers filter out and approved answers rise to the top.

 

But when it comes to solving complex problems, it seems social networking has its limits, as our new experiment shows. In our experiments, we equally divided 100 volunteers into five social networks. Then we asked them questions that did not have obvious intuitive answers (in fact, the intuitive answer was wrong). For example, if I tell you that a bat and a ball cost $1.10 together, and the bat costs $1 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost? The answer that will jump at you is 10 cents, but the correct answer is 5 cents (think about it).

 
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It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

The report,  Just In Time: Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning, covers how identifies the "seismic and structural shifts" in our society and work place that are demanding that organizations and reinvent themselves and re-imagine their futures. It can be summed in a tagline: "It's not what you know, but how you learn." The report discusses the implications of “just-in-time learning”—being able to access information easily and inexpensively at the precise moment of relevance. What's most interesting to me is how these trends and technological developments in e-learning will impact sectors beyond education, particularly how it will change nonprofits, both individuals, inside the workplace, and networks of organizations working together to solve social change issues...

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Coming Soon, Maybe: 'Knowledge Pills' That You Eat To Automatically Learn Anything

Coming Soon, Maybe: 'Knowledge Pills' That You Eat To Automatically Learn Anything | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, appeared on stage in Vancouver at TED's 30th anniversary event last night and made a number of predictions about what technology will do over the next 30 years. 

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The Power of Peer Coaching: 5 Tips to Improve Your Team's Performance

The Power of Peer Coaching: 5 Tips to Improve Your Team's Performance | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Peer coaching appears to be a vibrant business strategy that management and human resources experts are applying to improve employee’s motivation and performance.It’s only for the past few decades
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Microsoft unveils Skype Translator to break down language barriers

Microsoft unveils Skype Translator to break down language barriers | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft has moved to break down language barriers and make talking to our international friends even more convenient. The company has unveiled Skype Trans...
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Citizen Powered Neuroscience with Project EyeWire - Using Your Neurons to Map the Brain!

Citizen Powered Neuroscience with Project EyeWire - Using Your Neurons to Map the Brain! | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

So armed with all this raw image data and AI, Seung’s team created EyeWire, a game that would crowdsource the intelligence of amateur citizen neuroscientists to map the human brain. To start with, they designed the game to analyze the neuronal wiring of the retina. This would help them understand how vision works, a small step in the larger context of...

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Swarm Robotics: The Future of Collective Intelligence

Swarm Robotics: The Future of Collective Intelligence | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Swarm robotics is a new approach to the organisation of miniature multi-robot systems. It has emerged from the Artificial Intelligence field and from biological studies of swarm behaviour frequently found in nature.  This type of behavior applies a collective form of intelligence, more commonly known as the “hive mind” principle to organize individual members within the group for a purpose.

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The military case for sharing knowledge (Video - TED 2014)

The military case for sharing knowledge (Video - TED 2014) | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
When General Stanley McChrystal started fighting al Qaeda in 2003, information and secrets were the lifeblood of his operations. But as the unconventional battle waged on, he began to think that the culture of keeping important information classified was misguided and actually counterproductive. In a short but powerful talk McChrystal makes the case for actively sharing knowledge.
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Online Learning Marketplace Udemy To Scale Up Internationally

Online Learning Marketplace Udemy To Scale Up Internationally | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

While traditional academic institutions have been putting courses online, via the MOOCs movement powering the likes of EdX and Coursera, Udemy is a marketplace where any individual with skills to sell can create and upload courses. It also offers tools for tutors to build the courses — making it closer to a startup such as Eliademy than the MOOCs giants.

 

Udemy’s educational content is also skewed towards the skills workers need to remain employable, rather than the academic course content offered by many MOOCs. The company also targets enterprises — offering itself as a platform for fulfilling staff training requirements.

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Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
The trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with the abundance of brains involved might not hold up when a group faces a variety of factors, researchers report. Instead, smaller groups actually tend to make more accurate decisions while larger assemblies may become excessively focused on only certain pieces of information.
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Zabosu Wants To Turn You Into A Remote-Controlled Human

Zabosu Wants To Turn You Into A Remote-Controlled Human | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
You guys remember the movie Avatar? Where our fearless protagonist would hop into a tanning booth-type machine and then suddenly his Avatar was running..
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Scoop.it Now Helps Big Companies Share Knowledge

Scoop.it Now Helps Big Companies Share Knowledge | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Scoop.it is launching a product aimed at helping large companies share ideas from across the Web both publicly and internally.
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Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration.

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MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups

MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Do groups have genetic structures? If so, can they be modified?

Those are two central questions for Thomas Malone, a professor of management and an expert in organizational structure and group intelligence at MIT's Sloan School of Management. In a talk this week at IBM's Center for Social Softwa…
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Gooru Adds a Collaboration Option for Building Resource Collections With Your Colleagues

Gooru Adds a Collaboration Option for Building Resource Collections With Your Colleagues | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Gooru is a service designed to help teachers create and share collections of educational videos, texts, and images.

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