The Always ON Society – Mobile Technology Disruption on Work and Life

With the advent of the 'smart' phone (and I still stand by my opinion that it is only as smart as the user), the boundary between work and life has blurred and has a sort of permeability that leaks both confines into the other spheres. No longer are these domains separate and no longer can [...]

The Changing Workforce and Leveraging Technology

For better and worse, technology is here. I'm not talking about your remote control, but something much more integrated, seemless and covert. Technology is changing the way we work and work itself. On one hand it is replacing mundane activities that humans might toil over and can better use their time to develop skills and [...]

Search Engines and Filter Bubbles – Artificial Intelligence Tailored Just For You

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next big thing. What is that exactly? An algorithm that starts to make decisions for itself based on previous information. It is akin to gathering experience to build a decision making library except that AI is programmed with an intention from the start and that is what must be known. [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:19:08+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Technology @ Work|0 Comments

Modifiable Open Learning Using Technology – Coming Together Online

Mike Caulfield makes sense. Professor and courseware designer comments...If we all have the same competencies and needs around learning, such as curiosity, social belonging, personal advancement, then we can all be part of creating the best possible learning outcome that meets those same needs. Let's build our own education together. In fact, having a sense of [...]

Ready for Mobile Online Learning. Can Six Billion Cell Phones be Wrong?

In 2007, the iPhone appeared and changed everything. The Android phones quickly followed and thus was born - the 'smart' phone. In 2017, it is projected that almost 3 billion people will have a smart phone. With smart phones having full OS, they have access to everything from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Social media is [...]

By | 2017-02-25T19:34:02+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Higher Education, Learning, Technology @ Work|0 Comments

Workplace Change, Re-skilling and Re-education: Why We Chase the Carrot in Technology

Why is it that with so much wealth being generated, so much technological advances that people must work harder for less result in their economic and social lives? The promise of technology was/is to reduce the burden in our own lives and free us from the constraints of time and space. Good and plentiful food, [...]

Impacts of the Internet on Business Strategy

The impact on business from the internet has occurred through three types of strategies: 1.     Enhancing existing business models and operations, whether back office function, supply chain or direct sales operations. 2.     Create new products or services in traditional businesses. Selling books is nothing new but Amazon took to a new digital level. Ebay too, [...]

By | 2017-02-12T21:22:27+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Technology @ Work|0 Comments

The Economy is about to Change – in a BIG way – here comes the Blockchain

Have you heard of the blockchain? Chances are you have not and you should. This technology is likely to have the greatest impact on the future of technology. It is the underlying technology of currencies like the Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an asset and can be speculated upon, it is a crytocurrency and not a fiat [...]

By | 2017-02-10T14:31:01+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Innovation, Technology @ Work|0 Comments