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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. The key aspect of a collaboration platform is that should make work more transparent and rewards sharing. The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. Then Open Source Labs in Portland OR offered to house the servers.

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[annotation][2b2k] Mediathread

David Weinberger

Jonah Bossewich and Mark Philipsonfrom Columbia University talk about Mediathread , an open source project that makes it easy to annotate various digital sources. NOTE: Live-blogging. Mediathread connects annotations to sources by bookmarking, via a bookmarklet that interoperates with a variety of collections. It has always been conceived of a “small-group sharing and collaboration space.”

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Content mgt gateways for discovery, supporting different types of workflows. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access. New collaborations. At Temple University’s symposium in honor of the inauguration of the University’s new president, on Oct. 18, 2013. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

I didn’t know whether this would prove useful or popular, but as it happens my blog stats seem to suggest that they have been some of the most popular postings I have made, so I shall continue to do this. Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. Tweet. It’s 1 June, and time to think about summer and summer holidays – in the northern hemisphere at least! But first a review of May 2011.

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[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ NOTE: Live-blogging. Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well. Overleaf was inspired by etherpad , the collaborative editor. They all seem to favor openness, standards, users owning their own data, and interoperability.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

In 2005 I wrote that these technologies were ready to cross the chasm: Blogs (with some difficulties ) & RSS. Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. … A year later the use of blogs had exploded, while workflow learning had stalled and I noted that an understanding of the value of informal learning was catching on.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. An important factor in what we call ‘social businesses’ – those that are open, transparent and cooperative – is that they are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes. This is why online collaboration tools were first developed by the open source software movement. Contributors needed to collaborate with no friction.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. Abigail Bourdeaux: The Copyright and Fair Use Tool: An interactive workflow tool for those trying to determine the copyright status, and fair use status, of materials, particularly for use in the classroom. (It ODAV will help to reconcile maps through Open Layers , to overlap and scale them seamlessly. (It

[preserve] Lightning Talks

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Christie Moffatt of the National Library of Medicine talks about a project collecting blogs talking about health. Doctor David’s Blog. They were able to capture them pretty well, but with links to outside, outside of scope content, and content protected by passwords, there’s a question about what it means to “capture” a blog. The big question is which blogs they capture. A series of 5-min lightning talks.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. These were supported in term with application-specific application programming interfaces (APIs) and specialized software, such as Blackboard''s ''Collaborate'' synchronous conferencing system. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. We’ll need all that (Lee says) because the workflow for processing all the new info we’re gathering hasn’t kept up with the amount we’re taking in via sensor networks, global databases, laboratory instruments, desktops, etc. Lee recommends Joe Hellerstein’s blog if you’re interested in “the commoditization of massive data analysis.&# Lee says this four-step lifecycle needs collaboration and discovery.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

I used to feel like I was in some sort of journalistic competition with other bloggers at the same know, who can get the story out fastest, who can do more live blogging while they are actually in sessions - that sort of thing. Thankfully Brent Schlenker did and he got some great pics of the newly formed Beers and Blogging Crew (web site to follow shortly ;-)). Geez, Tom Crawford blogged about it and even Raph Koster picked up on it.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Continutaion of IMS 2009 in Montreal blog coverage. The main improvement compared to SCORM is that you have multiple learners and multiple roles, so you can have collaborative learning scenarios. The infrastrcuture is open source and (as much as possible) standard compliant. Now there's lots of widget engines out there, but what they don't do is share state, so they're not very good for collaborative activities.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. They''re all sources of learning.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Dave Cormier summarized , it was the year in which blogging declined, Wikipedia became old, people still didn't get it, and tentative experiments - MUVEs and MOOCs - showed only hints of what is to come. Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine , and Blog on education. And we saw attempts, at least, to popularize 'less democratic' processes in the writings of Andrew Keen , the growth of Citizendium and, of course, the Britannica Blog.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. And the blog-based social networking sites, like MyBlogLog, have already been commoditized. Summarizing, data extraction, decision support / workflow support Business intelligence services already monitor and analyze web and internet traffic in support of corporate and military intelligence.

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