Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | 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… Mar 17 2008 Help! Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops.

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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How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Then it was Azerbaijan, Georgia (the country), Armenia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Columbia, Ghana, Ethiopia, and a multitude of international NGOs based in Europe and North America who gave me the opportunity to apply online interaction and collaboration practices in the field of international development.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning. This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Our teams had mixed results in really collaborating virtually.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. I define collaboration as the act of being continuous, authentic, receptive and enriching in all aspects of work life. see Collaboration Cycle for more details) In addition, through synchronous and asynchronous behaviours using physical and virtual means, it is how all employees, regardless of title or rank, engage and explore with one another before executing.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

While putting this blog entry together, maybe the longest article I have ever written anywhere, I now realise that the main purpose of why I wrote in its entirety in the first place was more than anything else as an exercise for yours truly to go down the memory lane and see what happened during the course of 2011 in this area. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Leave Learning to Employees, sort of

Jay Cross

Kaplan set up a wiki that has proved very successful. (I’d They tag wiki entries with an approval rating which strikes me as controlling but maybe not. Instead of wringing his hands, he could: • have his team fill the roles Jane Hart advocates in Modern Workplace Learning: collaboration specialists, community managers, and performance advisors. ” Real Learning acquaints participants with social learning and experiential learning with simple exercises.

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Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

Date Title 09/29/2008 Introduction to Social Networks 10/06/2008 Free your Favorites / Bookmarks 10/13/2008 Blogs 10/20/2008 Aggregators 10/27/2008 Wikis 11/03/2008 Implications / Summary We will be posting more details of how to get into this online experience soon. She used online tools such as forums, listservs, and a “virtual office” to support learning in the late 1990s, and has added tools such as blogs, wikis and social networks.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Dan Pontefract, in his most excellent post The Standalone LMS is Dead makes the following argument: “Set up your ‘Facebook for the organization’ by embedding an LMS (or LMS like features) into your enterprise-wide collaboration platform. Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. Find a way to integrate it into your collaboration platform. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

75 percent of CEO’s believed collaboration was the number one attribute that they were seeking in their employee base. What I believe it comes down to is that the C-Suite should be adapting their leadership style to incorporate social as a way in which to both give back their knowledge to the organization and to endorse collaborative-based practices that enrich the various depths of employee competence. In this way, social media is like an ongoing team building exercise.

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Charles Jennings , June 18, 2010. A top-down approach to social and collaborative learning/working isn’t going to work! Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - Tony Karrer , July 13, 2010. Working Smarter Daily can point to more than today’s hot topics. It will provide pointers to what’s proved important over longer periods of time.

#OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s also more collaborative - this used to be called cheating. There''s also the wiki, to create pages that anyone authorized to edit. We use it to collaboratively author documents. We use a wiki, we meed online once a week - we can use Collaborate, Adobe Connect, Big Blue Button - it''s an exercise in multi-tasking in many ways. BB Collaborate has a very nice whiteboard that lets people put up stuff anonymously. It was an exercise in peeragogy.

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Our opening exercise was to draw a cartoon that explained a problem we were working on. This will take organization, strong design, collaboration, and artistry. Consider collaborative writing. Half a dozen of us (different folks than in the previous exercise) decided to tackle the issue of how to re-invent books that will lead to meaningful action. Now it is made of calls to action, performance support, exercises, and tools. Background.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

My role was to deliver components of the Networked NGO curriculum – sessions on network mapping, challenges assumptions about networked ways of working, as well as training on how to use the online collaboration platform for their together moving forward. The second exercise was done in small groups and a report the whole group answering the questions, “What are your hopes and fears for the program?” For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa.

Future Platforms for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The recent article by Dion Hinchcliffe - Blogs, wikis, and Web 2.0 In five years, I would expect us to be building much less SCORM courseware and much more Wiki-like content (web pages) with some interactive exercises, simulations, etc. Collaboration will be part of the environment, but we'll still be struggling with getting collaboration to work effectively as part of the system - so we'll still underuse those features.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

When letting those machines collaborate, peoples agreements should be driving them - not machine limitations. Publish them on your wiki, your blog, the walls of your cafeteria if all else fails. This is not just an application rationalisation exercise, it is getting ready for The Great Divide Then, take some time to think about a strategy: 30 minutes should be enough. Business or Pleasure? -

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. To help make learning ’stick’, to achieve our goals of retention and transfer, I have previously suggested that there are several activities that accomplish the memory elaboration, specifically connecting it to personal experience, to exercise and extend the conceptualization, and to apply the concepts to specific tasks.Â

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis. To me it was nothing but a branding exercise; people taking the idea of the PLE, applying it to something that already existed, and giving it a new name. Subtopics that were of interest were the idea of cooperation (as opposed to collaboration), and automated student assessment. Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today. It's a nice read; you are encouraged to check it out.

Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Building a learning ecology is a different exercise than building a training program. Agile programming has come a long way from its early incarnation as extreme programming on the first wiki. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. I’ve been thinking about fresh approaches to instructional design. Instructional design was invented around the time of World War II.

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

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. 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. collaborative one.

Rituals for Healthy Living – What are yours? | 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… Jul 07 2008 Rituals for Healthy Living – What are yours? I realized about a year ago that I was ignoring the invitation to balance, so I have added some rituals to my life, like dance-like exercise, walking, simple daily meditations and trying to have the machine shut off one day on the weekend.

Most Viewed Posts First Quarter 2009 - What next?

Nancy White

A humorous presentation of Blogs vs. Wikis. Testing a network mapping exercise. Building a collaborative workplace (or c. 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?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

By definition, this is a collaborative, community-based approach, for it’s others who help us define what is relevant. Know-when (process and project management skills, both self-management and collaborative group processes). Collaboration contextualizes content. A visual learner would see lots of pictures and diagrams, a verbal learner would hear and read lots of words, and a kinesthetic learner could take frequent reinforcing exercise breaks.

DEANZ 2008 – my place, my space, my learning | 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… Aug 26 2008 DEANZ 2008 – my place, my space, my learning Published by Nancy White at 7:35 pm under communities of practice , community indicators , events , learning Last week I was in Wellington New Zealand, participating in the DEANZ 2008 Conference.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

My early experience in doing technology training was collaborating with teachers to deliver professional development on how to integrate technology. I was introduced to lesson planning from veteran teachers and have written “lesson plans” or now that I’m an adjunct professor a syllabus for everything I teach. The energizer can be connected to the content or just a movement exercise or stretch.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | 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… Jun 03 2008 Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List Published by Nancy White at 12:54 pm under social media , technology stewardship Laura Quinn asked me to contribute an answer towards Idealware’s Ask Idealware. Combine an email list, tagging tool, and wiki.

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eDayz 09 – Rocking in Adelaide | 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… Nov 17 2009 eDayz 09 – Rocking in Adelaide Published by Nancy White at 5:09 pm under collaboration , community , events , learning , online interaction Something about the learning folks in Adelaide just lights me up from the inside out. We did Johnnie Moore’s paired drawing exercise and I then gave the option on topics.

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Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet | 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… Apr 22 2009 Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet Published by Nancy White at 10:10 am under events , facilitation , visual thinking Well, I guess it is time to walk my talk and declare I CAN DRAW. I can also customize a workshop for your needs either alone or with one of my collaborators.

Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet

Nancy White

I can also customize a workshop for your needs either alone or with one of my collaborators. Learning to Draw Perfect Circles and Starfish People: Capturing Collaborative Energy. Nancy White’s session on graphic recording (or visual note taking) had an approachable mood and her exercises engaged participants in exploration. Check out Nancy’s Online Facilitation Wiki for tools and discussion of these visual methods.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Google has tapped the power of online collaboration to solve business problems and engage learners. In this economy, even a mid-size corporation outside of the tech sector must sustain itself from service disruptions, critical skill gaps, and wasteful exercises caused by duplicative and competitive internal efforts while, at the same time, become a more nimble and aggressive organization geared for growth. DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning.

Humannet at Cisco

Jay Cross

The exercise is not optional: this is the way things are done for projects and nearly thirty top-level priorities. Collaboration figures in everyone’s job description, but people are use different definitions to describe it. The end of email: discover new ways to stay in touch is one of many articles explaining how an investment bank eliminated most internal email and improved quality of work life by replacing email with a shared wiki.

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | 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… Jul 06 2009 Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 Published by Nancy White at 1:10 pm under community , facilitation , knowledge sharing , networks , online facilitation , online interaction It has become clear.

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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3

Nancy White

Online Facilitation Wiki. Network Weaving - great collaborative blog of Valdis Krebs, June Holley and Jack Ricchiutto and friends. Here are some examples: Reflective writing, through unstructured writing, blogging, learning journals , (e)portfolios and structured writing exercises. It has become clear. I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | 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… Mar 26 2009 Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice Published by Nancy White at 5:42 am under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

In preparation for his part in our “fish bowl&# exercise, he drafted an outline that I really appreciated. This is where mutual and collaborative understanding should be embraced by both the higher education institutions and the industry. Collaborative exchange programme between the industrialist’s staff and student/lecturers is promoted. He authors and publishes the Nigeria wiki-page on the NGO’s website.

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth Kanter

These were transcribed and added to the wiki — and now have participants working on incorporating Twitter into the mix. ” The exercise used the layer cake metaphor and some planning questions. Synergistic Collaboration: Who are you aligned partners online/offline?

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

I feel the learning is richer and more sticky. Peer exchanges help participants not only form good habits, but they also naturally start to collaborate and work in a networked way. One of my favorite introductory exercises, is to to build a “ME to WE” network based on individuals knowledge and what they hope to learn. The exercise helps people get to know each other as a professionals, plus it is another example of visualizing a network with sticky notes.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Another is to ‘widen the flow’ so that job descriptions include ‘enterprise-level helpfulness / collaboration.’ Channels like email hide information; platforms like blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter make it visible, persistent, and widely consultable. The new tools of collaboration don’t require any skills beyond point, click, drag, drop, and type.

Bridge Building or Trust Busting: A Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”?

Beth Kanter

Packard and the TCC Group collaborated on an alternative approach evaluating the foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program. All evaluation data was posted on a public wiki. Otherwise, the whole exercise can end up being frustrating. Flickr Photo by AnEye4Pictures. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.

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Tool Catch-up: TiddlyBackpack, Clipmarks, Goosh, MokaFive

Mark Oehlert

Say I use this send out a manual, a great use for a wiki, then I have static copies of a wiki.I guess it'd be good for organically growing a collection of information but it really does pull out the collaboration aspect of wiki-dom doesn't it? So most of what I'm covering here has probably already been covered by the indefatigable Jane Knight , but I'll risk redundancy and give it a shot.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Over time, most of this material will also be added to the every growing “ KS Toolkit ,&# another collaborative resource I’ve pointed to frequently. Simone Staiger, my frequent collaborator in these efforts, pointed out this quote and URL from Margaret Wheatley that is a good kick off for the topic. Assessing the value of the collaborative project should be qualitative, and focussed on the final output (was the policy document approved, well received?).

Blogging Help

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Most likely as time goes by you will be exposed to a variety on web-based services, the first one being Blogger for blogs, and others being web-based wikis, word processors, notepads, photo albums and more. Their approach will likely vary depending on their interests - some may want to use a blog to do a journalling exercise, others may want to use Writely to collaborate on an essay, and still others may want to use instant messaging to organize an activity.