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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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009.

Trending Sources

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Providing a set of tools (wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.) I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At CapGemini, six months after the informal launch, the 900 communities of practice were using 500 forums, 500 wikis and more than 250 expertise- or project-focused blogs. The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.

Martijn Linssen

The social way to the future Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid Thats the definition from the wiki and its pretty fine if you ask me.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. Maybe 2009?

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

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning

George Siemens

In 2009 Peter Tittenberger and I wrote a handbook of emerging technologies for learning. We created a supporting website (wiki) for the book. Those fine folks at University of Manitoba (motto: we’ve never met a permanent link that we haven’t made unpermanent) have deleted the wiki and the website. Anyway, I’ve uploaded the pdf version of the document (the wiki is gone): Handbook of Emerging Technology for Learning

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. We will especially see a rapid growth in the use of wikis for content presentation.

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

Julien Pouget : Social learning can be considered a way of learning that is based on collaborative practices and internet technologies associated with them (wikis, bookmarking, blogs, etc.). Christophe Deschamps : Less formalistic than knowledge bases, these tools [blogs, wikis, company social networks] which convey conversation within organizations enable us to understand formal knowledge and also the informal context that drives them, and give them all their meaning.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

Whose Side(wiki) Are You On?

Doc Searls

Meanwhile there is much more to talk about in the whole area of individual autonomy and control — and work already underway in many areas, from music to public media to health care — which is why we’ll have the VRM East Coast Workshop 2009 on 12-13 October at Harvard Law School. What are we to make of Sidewiki ? Is it, as Phil Windley says , a way to build the purpose-centric Web ? Or is it, as Mike Arrington suggests , the latest way to “deface&# websites?

PodCamp Halifax 2009

Harold Jarche

This is an unconference , focused on social media (blogs, wikis, podcasts, video, etc). PodCampHalifax2009 seems like a great mid-Winter activity. Time to get away from my computer screen and meet some folks.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Don't Waste Your Time , April 1, 2009 This has been brewing for some time now.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. We will especially see a rapid growth in the use of wikis for content presentation. Some training will still be preferred face to face such as when team building or in-person soft skills are important, but 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training. They also fit into a wiki page.

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.

Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Agile programming has come a long way from its early incarnation as extreme programming on the first wiki. I’ve been thinking about fresh approaches to instructional design. Instructional design was invented around the time of World War II.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

For web pages, wiki pages, PDFs, Word Docs and other standard content that's easy. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal.

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Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog

Jay Cross

While I write a couple of public-facing blogs, Internet Time and the Informal Learning Blog , I spend more time participating in group discussions, writing comments, making online presentations, adding descriptions on sites like Flickr, posting to my wiki , and my Learnstream.

Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

Other posts related to this topic: Safety Training Design Starting Authoring Tool eLearning Course Development 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?

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. Spring 2009. Rather, we recommend redeploying them in new capacities, serving as connectors, wiki gardeners, internal publicists, news anchors and performance consultants. Gave opening keynote at IADIS eLearning 2009 on Rethinking Instructional Design in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?


First VRM West Coast Workshop: 15-16 May 2009

Doc Searls

It will will take place on Friday-Saturday 15-16 May, 2009 in Palo Alto. VRM Workshop 2009 wiki is now set up and ready for more detailing. Here’s the wiki for that. We’re a little more than a month away from The first ProjectVRM West Coast Workshop. Graciously providing space is SAP Labs which is a beautiful facility at 1410 Hillview Street in Palo Alto. That’s up in the hills overlooking Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy White and John Smith will be doing a session at LearnTrends 2009 (a free online conference – you should definitely go register). Session Descriptions Below are the descriptions of the sessions that Nancy and John will be involved with at LearnTrends 2009.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. Business or Pleasure? -

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Share and Enjoy: 12 responses so far 12 Responses to “Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2&# # Ken Homer on 05 Jul 2009 at 2:41 pm Nancy, For me reading these last two posts has been like having someone point out various constellations in the night sky.

A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Beth Kanter

This post is my personal tribute – and a request to send her some good wishes on the Stephanie McAuliffe Wiki. I have had the honor of working with Stephanie since 2009 when I arrived at the foundation as Visiting Scholar.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

in your Organization Jane Hart’s Social Media Reading List Share and Enjoy: 16 responses so far 16 Responses to “Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs&# # giulio quaggiotto on 07 Jun 2009 at 7:08 pm Hi Nancy, Thanks for a terrific post, and all the pointers.

Most Viewed Posts First Quarter 2009 - What next?

Nancy White

A humorous presentation of Blogs vs. Wikis. I was poking around my WordPress installation this weekend and realized I could see the top posts from the last quarter. I was curious what garnered attention and how that might inform what I write going forward. Well, actually, I’m not that disciplined. I write what surfaces at the moment. But I AM open to suggestions. What would be useful for you?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. The most popular technologies used are instant messaging (74%), wikis and team workspaces (67%), and blogs (51%). You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption.

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

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

Five Myths of Social Learning


Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. December 4th, 2009 at 06:40 | #1 Social ECM-Media? Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

They may need discussion forums, blogs, wikis, and IM. In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going. As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities. Jay Cross talks about the learnscape , while I term it the performance ecosystem.

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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

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

Andy McAfee

by Andrew McAfee on February 23, 2009 I had a very interesting talk a little while back with Gregg Petersmeyer and a couple of his colleagues. 19 comments… read them below or add one } Sameer February 23, 2009 at 11:05 am I think paying attention to the audience type in a discussion such as this is really important. Chris McGrath February 23, 2009 at 11:45 am I think the best method depends on the seriousness of the relationship.

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

From the Creative Class Blog is an article on The Workplace in a Wiki World , with this idea about the changing emphasis for workers: Therefore, for an individual to succeed in a wiki-corporation or wiki-organization it will increasingly require being more than an engineer, programmer, economist, or accountant. Aaron Chua at Wild Illusions sees financial measurements as no longer able to tell the complete story.

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The 7 c’s of natural learning

Clark Quinn

By using tools like blogs for recording and sharing personal learning and information updates, wikis to collaborate, discussion forums to converse, and blogs and microblogs to track what others think are important, we provide ways to naturally learn together. Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network. I referred to supporting the activities that we find in natural learning, for both formal and informal learning.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The core purpose of Drupal is to facilitate the creation and management of communities online (Drupal, 2009), including communities of practice of the sort that typify such cases as Company Command. Many other systems provide similar functionality (CMSWire, 2009), and in learning, the learning management system (LMS) provides the wider conversational context for in-person or online learning episodes. 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009, January 6).