Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. I found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. This continues to be a challenge, but I'm way ahead of where I was starting 2007.

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Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. And this experience kept coming all during the year with Wikis, and more ( Incredibly Cool! Wikis are way better even if the end-users don't edit. We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I'm going after this just a little bit different.

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Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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Tips on Developing a Wiki Community

Tony Karrer

Found via Stephen Downes - Tips On Developing A Wiki Community

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eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. At Xerox, Chief Technology Officer Sophie VanDebroek turned the process inside out by setting up a wiki that would allow researchers in the R&D group to define collaboratively the company's technology strategy.

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Wiki Traffic - What Gets Visited on Wikipedia

Tony Karrer

million articles and received 43 million unique visitors from the US in January 2007. This also suggests something about using Wikis for content that we create. While our workers/learners/users will likely use the content sometimes in the reference look-up, it is likely that they will find the content because of it being appropriately indexed both locally (by the Wiki) and within the intranet/extranet/web search engines.

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K-12 Blogging, Wiki and Social Bookmarking Resources

Tony Karrer

Someone who attended my session asked about free resources to use in K-12 settings. I'm really not familiar with this space. Can anyone point her in the right direction

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

At the bottom of the article, the author interviews Andrew about the use of Wikis in the enterprise. But an encyclopedia is only one of the things you can build with wiki technology. In my experience, Wikis often start (and sometimes end) as an easier-to-use replacement for simple web publishing (an intranet that's easy-to-edit). The new way is to use a Wiki and just click the edit button. The article later discusses: Silverthorne: Have you used wikis yourself?

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Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

One thing I would say is that I would expect that we'll see adoption of Wiki tools a lot more - but many of the uses will be more as a replacement of web page creation than as a eLearning 2.0 For an upcoming panel session that will be looking at where eLearning is going, I was trying to get a ballpark sense of how much eLearning is being done with various tools as an indicator of where we stand in terms of adoption of eLearning 1.0, and 2.0.

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Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007. Likely the Wiki would be much better for something larger. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. It was more aimed at the attendee side. I can say that this made pulling things together for the conference significantly easier.

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New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Jim Lee tells us: Now let me go on record to say that I do believe that both blogs and wikis have some valueâ€"just not business valueâ€"at least not yet. There's some conversation going on around whether blogs provide value in the Enterprise. In Blog? I don't need no stinkin' blog! , He asks WIIFM and for the reader and doesn't feel there's value. Jack Vinson responds with Do blogs fit in the enterprise? and has a lot of really good points around blogging.

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Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… May 02 2008 Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work Published by Nancy White at 8:00 am under knowledge sharing , non profits/ngos , social media , technology stewardship A while ago Beth Kanter put out to her network a request to know about useful nonprofit wiki practices. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog winners announced!

Mark Oehlert

» December 10, 2007 2007 edublog winners announced! Congrats to all the 2007 edublog award winners.you can find the whole list here. December 10, 2007 in Industry | Permalink Technorati Tags : edublog TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 2007 edublog winners announced! Posted by: Stephen Downes | December 12, 2007 at 06:14 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

Harold Jarche » Informal Learning Unworkshop #4

Harold Jarche

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

» December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. December 06, 2007 in Industry , Weblogs | Permalink Technorati Tags : edublog awards TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn : Comments Susan - thanks.very much appreciated.

Informal Learning Blog » Semantics & the first place

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path.

Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

I received a great set of questions via email over the weekend roughly coming out of a two articles: Gartner: Blogging to peak in 2007 , By Some Measures, Blogging May Be Peaking. By end of 2007, will those educators who would ever dabble in blogging have dabbled? And I would certainly have put all of my class notes in a wiki.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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Consulting with Libya in 2007 ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

After Tahrir: Protecting US Muslims from Bigotry » Consulting with Libya in 2007. Over the weekend, Evgeny Morozov asked about my consulting with the Libyan government in 2007. Morozov also suggests that “anyone who thought they could democratize Libya via Wikis needs to make a public apology.” 23 Responses to “Consulting with Libya in 2007” Franky says: March 24, 2011 at 10:35 am. Clay Shirky: Consulting with Libya in 2007.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « FreeRice: Improve your vocabulary and feed people | Main | Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) » November 29, 2007 Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 I have been down in Orlando, Florida this past week attending something like my 9th or 10th I/ITSEC convention.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. Posted by: Martin Koser | October 16, 2007 at 10:24 AM Sermo is a start, Irving (www.sermo.com).

Harold Jarche » Provinent (Vitesse Learning) Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Harold Jarche

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Creativity, Innovation and Design | Main | Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy » August 06, 2007 "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds Last week I went back to the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit. Smith | August 05, 2007 at 11:34 PM Irving, one comment you made awhile back still sticks with me, and I think will be a "killer app" that comes out of virtual worlds, if not for VW themselves: natural interfaces.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Trust, Responsibility and the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Dealing with the (Virtual) World in our Minds | Main | Nihilism vs Optimism » July 09, 2007 Trust, Responsibility and the Globally Integrated Enterprise There is general agreement that the corporation is going through dramatic changes in the 21st century, driven by a combination of advances in information technologies - especially the Internet - and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization.

eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

eLearning Course Authoring Tools Satisfaction - More Articulate, Captivate, and Lectora Tops in Authoring Tool Satisfaction Course Authoring Tools and Rapid Authoring Tools Satisfaction Use of Wikis as Compared to Authoring Tools Rapid Authoring Tools Shift in Authoring Tool Use from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids What is Rapid eLearning?

Tony Tags me on 2007 Traffic Stats | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 14 2008 Tony Tags me on 2007 Traffic Stats Published by Nancy White at 4:11 pm under Uncategorized Tony Karrer tagged me with his new 2007 Blog Traffic Stats – Hopefully a Meme (hopes its a meme!).

Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… May 02 2008 Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work Published by Nancy White at 8:00 am under knowledge sharing , non profits/ngos , social media , technology stewardship A while ago Beth Kanter put out to her network a request to know about useful nonprofit wiki practices. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki.

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eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Posts on eLearning Tools: What is Rapid eLearning?

Free Learning and Control Learning: On the So-Called Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Text of my presentation to SURF Education Days, 13 November 2007, Utrecht, the Netherlands. And for you who are listening to this task today, what you’ll be able to take away from this, I believe, is, first of all, an outline an idea of the theory of learning that underlies learning with blogs and wikis and other web 2.0 and Internet technologies like blogging and wikis and things like social networks play such an important role in these theories.

Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

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Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations

Tony Karrer

15 - 20, 2007. Stay tuned to the Wiki for details and go to the registration page to register and sign up for the newsletter to get updates. I'm helping George Siemens to organize a free, online conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations , Nov. The conference will be held fully online (with live presentations and asynchronous discussions).

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Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach The Institutional Knowledge Sharing (KS) Project of this Program together with its CGIAR Center partners has been experimenting with a range of KS tools and methods over the past five years and has recently been assembling these and many others into a toolkit ( [link] ).

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Conference Thoughts

Tony Karrer

On the original post - better conferences - there's been a call for moving this to a Wiki. I'm not really sure what the Wiki would look like, but it seems that there's an opportunity to have something along the lines of a Conference Patterns wiki. Hate to post again around better conferences but two things: 1. I just saw a fantastic post - Do We Need NECC that discusses a lot of the same issues. And there are some fantastic comments/trackbacks there.

Help Needed - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation

Tony Karrer

When you go to the conference page via the link above, you can see that it's a big wiki. Add link for time conversion Add help links for editing the Wiki Blog tag? As I recently announced , I'm helping George Siemens to organize Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations. People are already in putting in their names, ideas, etc. There's also a link to the To Do page.

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Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

where he talks about some of the issues with blogs within the enterprise and ends with: Wikis seem to have less baggage attached to them and that might partially (and only partially) explain their recent rise in use within the enterprise. I'd also suggest that part of the reason that I always suggest that Wikis will get faster uptake than things like Blogs and Social Bookmarking is that Wikis can be a better replacement for something else without much behavior change.

Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Posts on topics related to Corporate Training: April Big Question - Content Vendor Value Hot Topics in Training - A Crude (but mildly interesting) Analysis Open Source Business Model for Corporate Training Will Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Mashups be Used in Corporate Training ?

Tracking Social Media for Possible Confidentiality Violations

Tony Karrer

As blogs and wikis spread throughout enterprises, organizations must deal with compliance and risk-management issues that are created from communications through these media. Is your organization aware of what employees are communicating through blogs and wikis? Techrigy's SM2 is an enterprise-level management tool that helps organization control and monitor blogs and wikis that employees are utilizing.

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Cisco - Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

points us to: Mike Gotta - Cisco: Learning Internally Before Delivering Externally and Money's Cisco's display of strength [Martin] De Beer a year ago set up an internal wiki called I-Zone that has so far generated 400 business ideas. In September [2007] it launched a website that is a microcosm of everything evoked by the phrase "Web 2.0." I don't know how I missed this, but thanks to Bill Ives for covering it on the FastForward blog - More Web 2.0

eLearning 2.0 Random Thoughts based on Chat

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking and Wikis and Blogs are a form of social networking I never said this, but several people pointed it out in the chat. The same thing can be true with social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc. blog to blog to wiki to person) and coming back to a particular node in that string? How can you put policies/procedures on WIKIs when I thought the nature of them is that anyone can edit? You can control who can do what on many wikis.

Not the Edublog Award Winners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Best educational wiki : WikiEducator Numerous educational wikis could have taken the podium here - Curriki , Wikiversity , more. Best educational use of audio : iTunes University This was probably the most publicized of the educational podcast initiatives of 2007 and certainly the most influential. Edu_RSS ran for only about 6 months of 2007 (and isn't running at the moment while I tune up its efficiency).