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Toward a New Knowledge Society

Description of distributed knowledge, contrasted to traditional knowledge by Stephen Downes, Venus seminars 2007

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Is scholarship a conversation?

Is scholarship a conversation? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
“Conversation at Caffe Nero” by ktylerconk on Flickr
A few weeks ago I wrote that I was not too thrilled with the “threshold concept” theory underpinning the new ACRL information literacy framework.
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19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet

19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Today we’re announcing 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet with total awards of $3,466,000. We ...
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Timeline Outline View : HistoryofInformation.com

Timeline Outline View : HistoryofInformation.com | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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Five promising startups from the Harvard Innovation Lab Demo Day - BetaBoston

Five promising startups from the Harvard Innovation Lab Demo Day - BetaBoston | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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Five promising startups from the Harvard Innovation Lab Demo Day
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The Harvard Innovation Lab in Allston has been home to 84 startups run by students and recent alumni this summer; they call it the Venture Incubation Program.
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Working Paper: “Google Scholar Metrics 2014: a Low Cost Bibliometric Tool”

Working Paper: “Google Scholar Metrics 2014: a Low Cost Bibliometric Tool” | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The following working paper was recently made available online by researchers at two universities in Spain in the arXiv repository.
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The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
2014 TOP 101.Switzerland2.United Kingdom3.Sweden4.Finland5.Netherlands6.United States of America7.Singapore8.Denmark9.Luxembourg10.Hong Kong (China)

 



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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here’s what they said.

Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web. Here’s what they said. | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
According to experts canvassed by Pew, the government and big online corporations are most likely to throttle the Web.
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The future is open

The future is open | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Creative Commons isn’t just about licenses. It’s about changing how the internet works.
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Innovation Excellence | Change Happens Fast

Innovation Excellence | Change Happens Fast | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends shows how the market for smartphone operating systems has been completely transformed in eight years. This holds some important innovation lessons.
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The 100 Most-Edited Wikipedia Articles

The 100 Most-Edited Wikipedia Articles | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
There was a time when bookshelves in homes groaned under the weight of hefty, leather-bound encyclopedias. Those books might have been expensive, but the authors were, in theory at least, held acco...
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What you need to know about net neutrality

What you need to know about net neutrality | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The internet! It's a truly wonderful place, a reflection of humanity that encompasses the breadth of our achievements and failures as a species. It's at
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Net neutrality is under threat from the FCC: What it is, and how we got here

Net neutrality is under threat from the FCC: What it is, and how we got here | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks (or years), you’ve probably heard a lot about Net neutrality. If you want to know what it's all about, we’ve constructed a timeline to show the relevant events that led us to this point.
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The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
It's an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world's greatest newsrooms. Read it. (Library lessons?
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Michigan State Launches SearchPlus Discovery Layer

Michigan State Launches SearchPlus Discovery Layer | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Michigan State University Libraries has launched SearchPlus, an implementation of ProQuest's Summon Discovery layer
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Innovation Excellence | The Greatest Idea Campaign Ever Run

Innovation Excellence | The Greatest Idea Campaign Ever Run | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Since joining the industry in 2001, I've seen a lot of really good idea campaigns. Many have produced breakthrough ideas, from the most unlikely of sources. But I’ve never seen a campaign which changed the course of history.
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OER and the Future of Publishing -

OER and the Future of Publishing - | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
I recently returned from the Knewton Education Symposium. Like last year’s Symposium, it was a blast for anyone involved with education — a 48-hour party for the mind. We had great participation from higher ed, K-12, and international markets. We had incredible discussions led by university presidents, teachers, and publishing company CEOs. And I had the opportunity to interview Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, our keynote speaker, which was a huge treat for me... Read more
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The Internet's Original Sin

The Internet's Original Sin | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model we have and build the web we want.
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Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organisation

Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organisation | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
All over the world, organisations are emerging from hibernation, once again stretching their limbs and flexing their corporate muscles ready for a post-recession drive for the future. But whilst hibernating, hunkering down and minimising risk in an effort to survive, the world and customers continued to move on at an ever-increasing pace.
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Een kijkje in de ToeCOMst - HANovatie.nl

Een kijkje in de ToeCOMst - HANovatie.nl | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
De opleiding communicatie (FEM, IB&C) heeft onlangs haar vierde studiejaar (semester 1- G-cluster) volledig vernieuwd. Dit heeft geresulteerd in een innovatief concept waarin studenten, docenten en het werkveld met elkaar samenwerken. Zij vormen een leergemeenschap die zowel online als offline vorm krijgt. Nieuwe manieren van communiceren en verbinden komen uitdrukkelijk terug in het onderwijsconcept. Kortom: practice what you preach! Op 3 juli gaven Saskia Houben en Pim Kraaikamp, docenten bij de opleiding, in hun eigen lokaal aan de Laan van Scheut in Nijmegen een kijkje in hun toeCOMst
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Innovation Excellence | Did Clayton Christensen really just admit he was wrong about innovation?

Innovation Excellence | Did Clayton Christensen really just admit he was wrong about innovation? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
It's been a big couple of weeks for Prof Clayton Christensen, one of the world's most influential thinkers on innovation. Not only has his theory of Disruptive Innovation been attacked in the New Yorker, in his most recent article for the Harvard Business Review he acknowledged that his
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Innovation Excellence | Personalized Innovation in a Workless Future

Innovation Excellence | Personalized Innovation in a Workless Future | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
On average someone works about 200 days a year. As more and more of our workload becomes automated, made redundant by new technology, the number of work days will fall, basic necessities like food and health care provided as a human right. What will we do with all this free time?
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Nederland wordt proeftuin voor gratis wetenschap

Nederland wordt proeftuin voor gratis wetenschap | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Nederland wordt een proeftuin voor het gratis verspreiden van wetenschappelijke artikelen. Dit najaar wordt dat de centrale inzet bij de ...
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Process Is Being Told What to Do by Someone Who Has Less Information than You

Process Is Being Told What to Do by Someone Who Has Less Information than You | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
When Peter Deng emerged from Stanford’s d.school — armed with Post-It Notes and the desire to do something meaningful — he knew he didn’t want a typical job. He wanted something as fluid and flexible as the academic environment he was leaving, where ideas were championed and given space to thrive.
With this in mind, he took a chance and joined as the fourth product manager at a growing company called Facebook. “It was small. People cared about building things that made an impact — and they wanted to do it all fast. I immediately felt at home,” says Deng, now Director of Product at Instagram. But, as often happens when you get a bunch of ambitious people together, the urge to establish hard-and-fast process wasn’t too far behind.
“It’s not that process isn’t necessary, you just have to be extremely mindful about it,” Deng says. This principle has guided his work over the last six years at Facebook, and today as he shapes product at Instagram. “I’m always striving to give my teams an environment where they can focus on building and nothing else.”
At First Round’s CEO Summit, Deng shared the steps he’s taken to thoughtfully remove structure at Instagram in order to maximize and sustain creativity.
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Na de hybride auto de hybride mens - Vrij Nederland

Na de hybride auto de hybride mens - Vrij Nederland | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Wil de alomtegenwoordigheid van de technologie zeggen dat we zelf ook in een technisch snufje zullen veranderen?
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Creating a Learning Society

Creating a Learning Society | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries grow is largely determined by the pace at which they close that gap. 

Therefore, how countries learn and become more productive is key to understanding how they grow and develop, especially over the long term. In Creating a Learning Society, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald spell out the implications of this insight for both economic theory and policy. Taking as a starting point Kenneth J. Arrow’s 1962 paper “Learning by Doing,” they explain why the production of knowledge differs from that of other goods and why market economies alone are typically not efficient in the production and transmission of knowledge. Closing knowledge gaps, or helping laggards learn, is central to growth and development. 

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