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. 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. Open Source.

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Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Tweet I recently launched Share&Learn – a new collaboration platform where members can share links, resources, ideas, experiences, tips, etc about the use of learning and performance trends, technologies and tools, in order to learn from one another – both informally and formally. This way formal learning takes place in the workflow. He recommends: “ Start first with a ‘collaboration’ system rather than a ‘learning’ system, and build out from there.”.

[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. 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.” Mediathread connects assignments and responses, as well as other workflows.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

With the growing interest in “social business”, an increasing number of organisations are replacing (or upgrading their existing intranets) with new social and collaboration platforms, with key features like. These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg.

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source platforms like Drupal. They understand that collaboration has to be embedded in the workflow. There is no requirement to leave the workflow to collaborate. This is a company that understands online collaboration and reduces silos instead of creating a new one. Tweet Yes, I have called software vendors snake oil sellers.

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[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

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. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. Yet another reason I haven’t been blogging is that I have been spending a lot of time in my two new communities: The Social Learning Community on Yammer, and the Share&Learn collaboration platform I set up using open source software. Tweet. It’s 1 June, and time to think about summer and summer holidays – in the northern hemisphere at least!

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad. People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. 2 -Intelpedia – collaborative resource building. Tweet.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

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 It will be open source software.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

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. In the next few years, the use of collaborative work technologies, such as Google Docs or Sharepoint, will grow, while stand-alone learning applications will see a decline.

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.

I Am Not That Guy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I’d point to my writing, websites, my GitHub repos, my open source code and content. Over the years I''ve built dozens of online courses, a learning management system, a learning and resources community, a college website, an online virtual environment, a podcasting system, a resource aggregator, a collaborative content development workflow system, another learning management system, and more.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value. That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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[preserve] Lightning Talks

David Weinberger

They maintain a collection of open source applications for archives, museums, and digital libraries. They don’t share a digital library but want to collaborate on digital preservation. And they are collaborating on implementing a trusted digital perservation repository. He talks about the source diary for The Widwife’s Tale. Her group provides a generic workflow for dealing with this stuff — any division, any medium.

Open Science Essentials: Reproducibility

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 3. Using sites like the Open Science Framework you can share stimuli and other materials. If you use open source experiment software like PsychoPy or Tatool you can easily share the full scripts which run your experiment and people on different platforms and without your software licenses can still run your experiment. Open data + code. Reproducible Computational Workflows with Continuous Analysis.

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

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. For e-scientists and e-researchers, there’s just too much: too much data, too much workflow, too much “opportunity.&#. Lee says this four-step lifecycle needs collaboration and discovery.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Continutaion of IMS 2009 in Montreal blog coverage.

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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

Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Personal networks" will be created by individuals to manage and share their contacts and information sources; people will "peer" into each others' networks or subscribe to filtered versions of each others' network feeds.

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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. 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. We want to be able to manage energy nets of the future using distributed sources - wind and solar powered, for example.

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

Mark Oehlert

Dont get hung up looking at the 3D virtual world - thats icing - look at what kind of social networking and workflow process support tools are built into it. I loved Henry Jenkin s opening keynote. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0