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. The finality of the document is serving as a forcing function for getting us literally on the same page. And RSS feeds.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

So it was common for Google’s indexes of blogs to be a day or more old. But they mostly covered blogs and sites with RSS feeds. Which made sense, since blogs were the most live part of the Web back then. The practices are blogging and syndication.

Trending Sources

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

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

Jane Hart

So in this blog post, I want to share the data from my survey, some of my thoughts about the results, and the importance of undertaking your own survey. documentation. & External blog and news feeds. Internal company documents.

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

For seeking, you can adjust your feeds of what you follow, you can try a different search mechanism, or you can follow new people. How do we know when you’re annotating a document with the underlying thinking, not just documenting your progress?

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas!   Here are 5 key themes in my reflective blogging this year. I also mentioned that this would mean not only a new toolset, but also a new mindset and new skillset for both learning professionals and employees – something that I picked up on in a later blog posting in April.   I look forward to more reflective blogging in 2011. 2011 C4LPT blog

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

“Dare2Share allows BT employees to learn from each other by rapidly capturing and spreading learning throughout the organization in the form of podcasts, discussion threads, blogs, RSS feeds and other traditional knowledge assets (documents, courses and portals).&# [ BT Dares to share ].

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network. Workspaces – to break up the organization’s activity into relevant, digestible feeds for each individual and feeds. Third post in a series. Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out

Steven Berlin Johnson

Users can search and process billions of documents -- even create their own search engines -- using Alexas search and publication tools. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad

My Top Tools 2014

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But this year has been a year of documents, and that means Word. I don''t know why I write a blog separately from my website. This is my own blogging software - other people would insert WordPress here, probably. Feedly. I''m in the middle of a large scale reorganization of my feed sources. I haven''t updated my list for Jane Hart''s overall review for some time now, but it''s worth a revisit. This post is prompted by Harold Jarche''s.

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The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

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. Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Internal Documents and Training. External blogs and news feeds. Internal company documents. Content management systems, wikis, blogs, curation. Feeds, Tweets, streams. Encourage people to narrate their work, documenting what they do to share with others.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch. Similarly, there’s no point just giving someone a 60 page PDF document.

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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To support the free distribution of software documents and support materials, the free software documentation license (FSDL) was developed. It was similar to the GPL, but in order to ensure the integrity of documentation, did not allow derivatives. known as ''Really Simple Syndication'', which was adopted by blog engines such as LiveJournal and Blogger.

If You Do Nothing Else, Use An Editorial Calendar and Measurement for Your Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

The best ever resource and template for an editorial calendar comes from my colleague, Holly Minch at LightBox Collaborative who has been sharing her template in a google document since 2011. Photo by Gary Clark.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Early learning management systems were very easy to define.They consisted of a set of documents which could be merged with a list ofregistered users for delivery. They also supported some of the major functionsof networks: bulletin boards, where these users could post messages to eachother, chat rooms, where they could occupy the same online space together, andonline quizzes and activities, where they could interact with the documents andother resources.

Making Sense of the World

Jay Cross

I’m consumed with identifying and documenting those practices. Email subscriptions to research services and blogs I don’t want to miss. Blogs, via Google Reader for sifting through RSS feeds or suggestions from friends.

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Managing Your Blog Entry - 11 Better Tips

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A blog entry is a stub for conversation One of the key ways to create a loyal audience for your blog is to create a community of readers who interact with each-other on your blog. This means that your blog entries should be structured in such a way that they start conversations. The point of a blog isn't to gather a loyal cadre of readers around you dutifully writing comments. And you certainly should not be writing your blog simply to entice the commenters.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously


But this blog post isn’t about why learning needs to engage with the enterprise. In ECM systems, functionality such as digital asset management, document management, and business process management are simply services of the ECM platform and not separate infrastructures.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

The idea of a purely linear text is a myth; readers stitch together meanings in much more complex ways than we have traditionally imagined; the true text is more of a network than a single, fixed document. Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?)

Steven Berlin Johnson « The Ghost Map Revealed | Main | » Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?) Long-time readers of this blog know that I have very rarely posted anything here on the "bloggers versus mainstream journalism" debate, largely because the market for good ideas on this topic has long been saturated, in my opinion. The blog space is no different.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post 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. Excellent blog post Prof.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

MS-Word version -- PDF Version EDUCAUSE has this habit of creating placeholders for its posts and then sending RSS feeds composed solely of those placeholders. Wright provides this valuable service, issuing a new document every six months.

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Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. Typically this involves many of the same aspects as above: document sharing, calendar, discussion, resources, links, profiles, contacts, etc. They would share course materials, project plans, documents. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Participants in MOOCs are encouraged to use their own platform (blog, photo account, social network site) to create and/or share resources. A number of MOOCs have used gRSShopper, an application that harvests RSS feeds created by participant platforms, organizes the material, and redistributes it as a daily email newsletter and RSS feed. The most overt quality mechanism is the review of participant feeds.

Hacked: A Descent into the Malware Inferno

Jay Cross

I hope it never happens to you, but just in case, I’ll document the blow-by-blow below. When I tried to log on to my blog, I was confronted with this warning notice: Google issues alerts like this to warn visitors of malicious sites. Summary: I was hacked last Saturday night.

Old meets new world: enterprise UX

Martijn Linssen

The stick is too small yet too wide, causing the cursor to end up at different places in a document when typing fast. adopt|change|standardisation| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? -

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So - we needed to create a corpus with which to feed our machine-learning algorithms - fror example, to identify persuasive on-topic documents (as most documents are not one or the other). This was a binary decision over 990 documents (comments to articles, forrums, posts), which obtained pretty good agreement (0.60). Next, we are going deeper into the structure of argumentation in the documents. blog posts) we could not find agreement even for claims, grounds.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

Not that I deem documentation sacred, and Ive been inside more than enough companies to see that it is usually at least incomplete or not full up to date, but: what if your Agile car breaks down in the middle of nowhere? Business or Pleasure? -

KMaus09: Day two practitioner Leanne Fry

Dave Snowden

Imbed km in business process capturing project IP, managing systems documentation and driving consistent use of methodologies. Office based shells, enterprise search, RSS feeds, drag and drop, blogging, wikis. Tags: conference blogs

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth Kanter

Establish Good One-on-One Working Relationship: Dan Michel who is responsible for social strategy at Feeding America says it is important to establish a good one on one relationship. It is important that your social media policy is a living document that reflects current practice.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Adopt vs adapt 2010-12-22T21:47:00+01:00 Martijn Linssen adapt|adopt|application development|Architecture|Cloud computing|EAI|EDI|enveloping|Integration|messaging|standardisation| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? -

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

To learn more about how to (really) fix capitalism, go to my blog post on reinventing management or read my book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.

Enterprise Landscaping

Martijn Linssen

The pile of tiles is there to nag me so Ill leave Twitter and blogging alone and get to redo this piece of garden Redo? You dont say Pageviews last month My Tweet feed Twitter Updates This work by Martijn Linssen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Docs live in a designated place within your group and are therefore not as subject to the news feed, which is more timely. Conversations will naturally spring up in the comments section of your document. Photo by Laughing Squid.

Executive pay: what's wrong with this picture?

Steve Denning

The mechanism is well-documented and described in a New York Times’ DealBook article by Andrew Ross Sorkin entitled, “ Study: Boards Use Peers to Inflate Executive Pay.”

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

The power of communities in these domains is well documented, although I am struck by how few companies track these metrics on an ongoing basis. In this context, I recommend that everyone study Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability a book that I have blogged about here.

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Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

What the hell gave me the background and temerity to think I could design the documents of the future and indeed conjure a complete computer world, on my own and without technical credentials, when no one in the world even imagined those things? A new unbook.

#OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On another tab you find the blogs. We use it to collaboratively author documents. I created a course hub that aggregates their blogs. Fuel created from carbon, which they feed to algae. These are summary notes of the presentations at Online Educa Berlin, 2014. If the text uses the first person, it is the presenter speaking, not me. Aida Opoku-Mensah E-Learning Africa I''ve seen the impact of e-learning.

Our New York Times Piece on Evidence-Based Management: The.

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Bad boss syndrome can feed on itself in a vicious cycle - The Globe and Mail. | Management Blog | Pick of the week. BusinessWeek Recommends this blog. About Email Me Subscribe to this blogs feed. Subscribe to this blogs feed.   The failure of such programs to boost student performance has been documented for decades. Bob Sutton.