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Documents: Dead or grizzled survivors?

David Weinberger

My friend Frank Gilbane has unearthed an issue of my old e-zine from 1998 in which I proposed that documents are dead, and in which he counter-proposed that they are not. ” I will acknowledge that there is one itsy-bitsy way in which Frank was right and I was wrong: Documents are not dead. So, we still write and read documents.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. To quote: . People become unnecessary. How spot on!

Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable

Ross Dawson

However it struck me that in fact the vast majority of organizations represented in the audience still store most of their business documents on a hard disk somewhere. The number of documents being emailed between people inside companies today is still massive. The event included a Google Apps demo. That is crazy.

Timbuktu librarians, scholars, and citizens preserving ancient documents and Islamic heritage

David Weinberger

“Estimates for the total number of historic documents in the city, some of them from the 13th century, range from 150,000 to five times that number,” says Pascal Fletcher, the article’s author. In fact, citizens lined up to deny armed rebels access to the archives where 20,000 ancient manuscripts are stored.

Drupal Documentation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to this item in KairosNews wherein it is argued, regarding documentation problems, that users should "revise the existing documentation or provide new text as needed and negotiate with the project to have your changes included." The problem is not that the help documents do not exist, mostly. should be avoided.

Workplace Learning in the Post E-Learning Era

Jane Hart

The “Post E-Learning Era” – what does that mean? Well, it doesn’t mean when e-learning no longer exists. Social learning

My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. No HTML version, sorry

docstoc and scribd - document sharing.

Mark Oehlert

I hope the embed code from scribd and docstoc both show up below alright. I was talking to my wife the other night about how we are thinking about using a wiki at work do develop some documents. You can share documents, comment on them, send them to others, embed them but no editing and that's OK.

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Documentation tools. Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my  Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools  in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? You can do so  here. What are your favourite tools for learning?

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Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning

George Siemens

Anyway, I’ve uploaded the pdf version of the document (the wiki is gone): Handbook of Emerging Technology for Learning In 2009 Peter Tittenberger and I wrote a handbook of emerging technologies for learning. We created a supporting website (wiki) for the book.

The Leadership Tonic Scale – Free PDF Download

Dan Pontefract

You can download the entire series as a singular PDF document. The Ironic Leader. The Platonic Leader. The Iconic Leader. The Harmonic Leader.

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If you want to foster change, stay out of training

Harold Jarche

Without such a documented process, decisions to purchase +$25 million simulators would continue to made on a best-guess basis. CH146 Griffon.

9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps

Ross Dawson

But they are basically useless because there is no easy way to access and edit documents hosted on cloud servers such as Dropbox , Google Docs , or There are three major third-party office suites: Documents To Go , QuickOffice , and Office2 HD. Cloud documents. External keyboard. It is a fully functional work device.

Reconciling the enterprise IT portfolio with social media

Dion Hinchcliffe

With social media features popping up inside existing enterprise applications combined with the crush of enterprise-ready social business platforms, figuring out how to situate social media on an intranet, in content/document management, and within functional verticals inside the has become a significant challenge.

Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology

Andy McAfee

Two papers came out last year that examined important issues around jobs and wages. Both are in top journals. Is this because of globalization?

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

PARC offers a glossary of quite useful sense-making terms. Sense-making is what the second part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model is about.

Launching new framework: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

While the future of work and organizations is one of my most important themes, I haven’t had any public summary documents on the topic.

imagining open collaboration

Harold Jarche

At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge. It means learning and working at the same time.

In Defense of the Evidence

Adaptive Path

It may seem superficial, but I'm thankful for the blogs and photo groups that document flows and wireframes. They are precious.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

Sharepoint supports people who are collaborating, focused on specific objectives, and sharing the same documents. ” - ZDNet.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Are they focused around information such as documents or other static content? Take a few minutes to fill out this checklist. Describe them.

I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

No major scrolling or switching documents at any time was necessary. Take that Microsoft Word. Sorry Scrivener and Pages. Just kidding.

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7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth Kanter

Before we dig into the content, let me point out why this so brilliant. Most are free or low cost. Here’s an example:   Make Ideas More Visible.

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Visual history of corporate education

Jay Cross

Check out this awesome history of corporate education from Eileen Clegg: “ Ongoing project with IFTF and Global Learning Resources, 4 X 12 foot graphic map documenting corporate education over 120 years in historical context, leading to a forecast through 2010″ Just Jay

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

documentation. & Training. Internal company documents. Click on the image for a larger version. So who said it was essential? 448. x.

Community of improvement?

Clark Quinn

What I suggested in the conversation was that a community  should  also be about documenting practice, applying that practice through action or design research, and reflecting on the outcomes and the implications for practice. First, let me say that a community of practice could be, and should be, a community of improvement. itashare.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

There’s also probably a need to save community-specific resources like documents and job aids, so there may be a portal function as well.

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Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)

Clark Quinn

Demoing is a form of working out loud, right?  So I recently was involved in a project with Learnnovators where we designed some demo elearning (on the workplace of the future), and documented the thinking behind it. (The Once it does, you see more awareness of activity, improved outcomes, and more. Hope to see you there!

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

How do we know when you’re annotating a document with the underlying thinking, not just documenting your progress?

Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

Adaptive Path

Sure it'd be great to be rid of documentation, and zero documentation might be the hallmark of a good lean design process.

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C01: The Strathern variation

Dave Snowden

As I thought about this while cooking the Christmas Dinner I mellowed a little. So here goes. The reader can doubtless find other examples with ease.

The Purpose Effect Scorecard

Dan Pontefract

This is not a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) document or report. CSR documents tend to be reactive, and, too often, toothless.

Zeitgeist 2011: anxiety, mobility, blending, indulgence, immersion, wrath, nudity and more

Ross Dawson

See the Map and ExaTrends of the Decade for a longer timeframe view forward, as well as the original Zeitgeist document. What do you think?


Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

Adaptive Path

Sure it'd be great to be rid of documentation, and zero documentation might be the hallmark of a good lean design process.

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L&D outside the box

Harold Jarche

Without such a documented process, decisions to purchase expensive simulators would continue to be made on a best-guess basis. WHAT OTHERS SEE.

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David Weinberger

Anyone who wanted to could write applications for displaying hyperlinked documents. These documents worked together over local area networks.

GitHub launches service for open government

Ross Dawson

It allows people to branch off to create variations of documents, then request the controller of the master document to incorporate their changes.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Today’s Document :  @TodaysDocument  Today in History & Daily Historical Documents from the US National Archives. Wikipedia).

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

Finally, a slightly different twist is shown with documents. Edited documents (e.g. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki). Also, the broadcast may only be an organizational network, or it can be the entire internet. What say you?

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

Small section of content architecture document describing intentions of content sections. This is how that project played out. Design Research.