On the Creative Commons Certificate Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A week ago, by way of a post in the Creative Commons Open Education Platform discussion list, I became aware of the Creative Commons Certificate course, "an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons." they may not need the course.

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course.

Course 209

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The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration?

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

Collaboration is probably one of the most loaded words in today’s workplace that I can think of (And I am pretty sure there are plenty of other good candidates out there as well!) So when I started reading through Andrew’s article about ‘ How much collaboration is too much? ’

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. Working together, for me, can be seen in terms of two different types of interactions: collaboration and / or cooperation.

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Of course, we all know the tools can’t talk back to us, so they can’t defend themselves.

imagining open collaboration

Harold Jarche

We need to learn when and how to collaborate. My colleague Charles Jennings wrote a related post on the nature of training courses and programmes. We need to design our workplace structures and systems so that open collaboration can help each and every worker make critical decisions.

Peering deeply into collaboration

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe recently took a look at the evolution of workplace collaboration technologies and the move toward data-driven control by organizational leadership. Essentially, it’s applying IBM’s Watson-style machine learning to the full collaborative output of your organization.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. Social learning, is of course, not a […].

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.

Collaborating when it matters

Clark Quinn

Collaboration was critical. An oncologist and a specialist in the location were required to determine a course of action: “If you’re ever in a situation like this, having world-class experts is so critical! This is what decision-making looks like when it matters and it’s new: open collaboration. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. The post Collaborating when it matters appeared first on Learnlets.

5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work

Dan Pontefract

I spend so much time yammering – the word, not the product – about collaboration and how to become more collaborative as a leader (and team member) that over the years I’ve neglected those of you that are looking to become less collaborative.

Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One was the beginning of open online courses. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and had most recently been influenced by Alec Couros’s online graduate course and David Wiley’s wiki-based course. What made these courses important was that they invoked the idea of including outsiders into university courses in some way. The course was no longer bounded by the institution. But beyond that, the course was non-traditional.

Course 152

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Of course, I think training has a role to play in the workplace, but I just think that helping people learn with and from one another, in the workflow, as they do their jobs is much more relevant nowadays. Collaboration Social learning

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Of course, I mean personal or professional blogs, not writing articles just to attract eyeballs and increase advertising revenue.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Today we’re announcing practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework. Course 1: Dealing with Complex Problems.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) We could talk about how better or worse to design these materials, but that now leaves the domain of cooperative versus collaborative learning. How to ensure any educational outcomes in accordance with short-time curricular aims? Students having autonomy do not usually feel about the aim the same way as teachers. Is it a call for a curricular change?

Course 140

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about the Meaning 2012 conference event that took place in Brighton, UK, on October 1st and that three months later I am still remembering it as it were just yesterday. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Facilitating collaborative learning: a recipe for success

Jane Hart

In the “e-learning era” the focus of training moved to designing and developing sophisticated, self-paced, online course content, and then managing access to it in a LMS.

Collaboration is a means not an end

Harold Jarche

Collaboration Isn’t Working: What We Have Here is a Chasm writes Deb Lavoy in CMS Wire. Why do we not yet have 100 words for different kinds of collaboration and teams, as expert in it as we think Eskimos are about snow?

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. Social learning , is of course, not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ? First published 25 March 2015.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business.

Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

“It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era.” Harold Jarche, in his recent post, Supporting workplace learning , uses a great little diagram to show that -.

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Wizardly Collaboration and HyperCard

Clark Quinn

Normally, when we talk about performance support and collaboration, we think of creating job aids. In content, we are using wikis as tools that are open for collaborative updating. Wikipedia of course being the best known example. The idea that occurred to me was to have collaborative wizards; wizards written in a simple but reasonably powerful language that are open for editing. Imagine having a collaborative HyperCard!

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

Social Collaboration Services focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces. Social Collaboration. So social collaboration then is both about working and learning.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

So whilst on the one hand we need to be specialists, experts at something very specific; the corollary of that is that we have to be better at collaboration. The post Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

According to Jane, Step One in this transition is: There are, of course, a number of steps on the transition path to a post-LMS future, and one of the first inevitably involves taking a good hard look at how your LMS is performing. 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.

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Who would have thought cooking together would provide just the perfect level of healthy friction you would need to help your team(s) members collaborate more openly and effectively to get even more work done? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Of course, we do have silos, as well.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” – they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg).

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Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration"

Steven Berlin Johnson

The whole session is of course worth watching: some very interesting remarks about progress in the obesity epidemic, along with some revealing (and quite moving) discussion of Hillary’s current health (it’s fine, apparently) and her political future. Yesterday marked the opening day of the Clinton Foundation’s “Health Matters” conference in Palm Springs.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. How about collaboration?

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

“ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Despite all efforts to trump it or get rid of it altogether in favour of other noble concepts like cooperation , the hard truth is that collaboration has always been here. It’s because all along, knowledge workers have been encouraged to compete with one another versus helping, caring or collaborating with one another.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Can we, knowledge workers, collaborate effectively even while working remotely?: How far does culture help influence how collaborative and social a certain business can / will be?: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. A wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Second post in a series.

Designing to encourage “collaborative consumption”

Adaptive Path

A week ago, I posted to an internal list about collaborative consumption: Collaborative Consumption is a term used to describe a new kind of product and service use, away from ownership, and towards sharing, bartering, and the like. The trick to make collaborative consumption work is experience design. Collaborative consumption (to me) seems like something that explicitly rejects this. Ben clarified: Envy isn’t meant to be taken literally, of course.