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Hype Cycle Research Methodology

Hype Cycle Research Methodology
Interpreting Technology Hype When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? And when will such claims pay off, if at all? Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Innovation Trigger A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off. PeakExpectations Early publicity produces a number of success stories — often accompanied by scores of failures. Trough of Disillusionment Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Slope of Enlightenment More instances of how the technology can benefit the enterprise start to crystallize and become more widely understood. Plateau of Productivity Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Each Hype Cycle drills down into the five key phases of a technology's life cycle. How Do You Use Hype Cycles? Related:  SOJCssm

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing? To an outsider, Second Life may look like a crappier version of World of Warcraft. It’s a vast digital space many people can log into with their virtual avatars, only instead of going on wild adventures, slaying dragons and collecting epic swords, it just seems like a bunch of people hanging out in bars, offices, galleries—normal places. That’s a fair assessment of Second Life, but what makes it special and lasting isn’t as apparent. Yes, Second Life, which first launched in 2003, looks incredibly dated. The short answer is that there’s nothing else quite like it. A crucial difference between Second Life and MMOs like World of Warcraft is that the latter are mostly fixed worlds. If you let users make whatever they want, they’ll make a lot of sex stuff. That means that Second Life users can build anything from virtual genetics labs, to depraved sex dungeons, to campaign headquarters for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Jusqu'où va la démocratie sur Internet ? Interview de Dominique Cardon Dominique Cardon, chercheur au laboratoire des usages de France Télécom R&D, a publié La Démocratie Internet. Promesses et limites (Seuil) en 2010. l'a longuement interrogé sur les rapports entre le débat public et l'outil Internet. Est-ce que vous pensez que la société de conversation qui s’est développée sur Internet peut s’élever au débat d’idées ? Dominique Cardon- Il faut d’abord s’entendre sur ce que l’on entend par "idée". De la même façon, on se méprend si l’on croit qu’Internet apporte des idées nouvelles, en considérant que les idées sont des énoncés en rupture, absolument inédits, muris dans l’esprit souverain et génial de leur promoteur. Beaucoup se gaussent, et se rassurent, en se disant qu’il ne s’agit finalement que d’un immense bavardage de commentateurs insatisfaits et obsessionnels.

What is Disruptive Innovation in Education? | Learning Impact Blog At the 2013 Learning Impact conference I presented a keynote “Innovation, Disruption, Revolution – Oh My!” I chose this topic because the degree of hype about “disruption” in education seems to be at an all time high right now. BTW it’s amazing how well the Gartner Hype Cycle fits the Wizard of Oz! From Rob Abel’s Learning Impact Keynote: Innovation, Disruption, Revolution Oh My! Excitement about the role of technology in improving education is a good thing as far as I’m concerned. Education is a segment that needs disruptive innovation. But, as leaders in the education segment we do need to get better at understanding where we have been and where we are going, what constitutes innovation and/or disruption that is worthy of investment? In IMS we try to ferret out “winners” by looking at criteria for something we call “Learning Impact” – which is defined by a set of judging criteria we use in our annual Learning Impact Awards (LIAs). Are MOOCs potentially promising innovations?

Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self I was late…again. Story of my life. I love to be busy and engaged. I had promised I would come and talk about social stuff we might do at Ethnographia Island. So, late, I finally got to where I was supposed to be and as the group discussed a co-operative holiday build I pondered the idea with anxiety. Then, it popped out, just like that! In most any other place the response would likely be, “That’s cool!” From there it rolls, fast. We share visions of how a group might work, what it might do. After an hour some of us must go now, and the rest of us, as business folks, must go soon. We confirm a mission statement, dedicate the land, form a group, take a picture and decide we must have a ground breaking. The birth of CENT is complete. Its mission is to be an organization of virtual world business owners who demonstrate the virtual world is a place of possibility for persons with disabilities. But I am not alone. The Days Before CENT Happened: So began the chatter. Work.

La décision par consensus apparent. Nature et propriétés A Beautiful Timeline On The Evolution of Learning Technologies February 16, 2015 "Human beings have always been seekers of knowledge. The minute we discover something new, we want to share it with others and move onto the next achievement. Since the beginning of recorded history (and probably before) we have always strived to discover the mysteries of the planet, of Earth and of ourselves. How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us?" Check out the visual below to learn more Source Open Colleges Courtesy of eLearning Infographics

Making a Case for Virtual Healthcare Communications To cite this articleDavis, D. Z. (2014). Making a case for virtual healthcare communications: Mayo Clinic’s integration of virtual world communities in its social media mix. Case Studies in Strategic Communication, 3, article 6. Available online: Access the PDF version of this article Donna Z. Abstract This case study reviews current health-related activity in virtual worlds and documents Mayo Clinics’ use of the Second Life virtual environment specifically, externally for developing community and providing health education, as well as internally for professional continuing medical education for a globally connected health network. Keywords: Mayo Clinic; Second Life; uses and gratifications; media effects; social capital Introduction In the growing and rapidly changing social media landscape, organizations often find they must run faster to get no further ahead in the quest to reach new and existing audiences. Background Social Capital Presence

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10 Social Media Lessons from the Middle East in 2016 Stock image. The past year has been another fascinating 12 months for social media watchers in the Middle East. I’ve been charting these developments in an annual round-up for the past five years, with my 2016 report showing an intensifying of a several previously highlighted trends. In particular, we’ve seen the continued rise of visually orientated social networks, the dominance of Middle East social media by Facebook and the wider Facebook portfolio, and renewed tensions between telecoms providers and social media services which allow free internet calls. All of these trends looks set to continue in the next year. In the meantime, here are ten things we learned in 2016: 10 Lessons 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What’s Next Looking ahead, we can expect to see the continued growth of visual-led social networks, such as Instagram and Snapchat, especially in the more affluent Gulf region, as well as the increasing primacy of the mobile social experience. Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S.