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. So, no, documents live.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Apparently, it’s not happening, because we all keep being engaged on the influx of exchanging attachments, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc. Thus what are you waiting for to put together that blog post or that other wiki page? .

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Dissertation Wiki

Tony Karrer

She also made one comment that was very interesting: To the consternation of my rather conservative university, I am submitting the dissertation in the form of a wiki (although - strictly speaking - is it really a wiki if I don't open it up to the community to co-author, which of course I can't do in this instance). First, I can't imagine trying to do a dissertation wiki. So, if they provide comments via the Wiki doesn't that make a lot of sense.

Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning

George Siemens

We created a supporting website (wiki) for the book. Those fine folks at University of Manitoba (motto: we’ve never met a permanent link that we haven’t made unpermanent) have deleted the wiki and the website. Anyway, I’ve uploaded the pdf version of the document (the wiki is gone): Handbook of Emerging Technology for Learning In 2009 Peter Tittenberger and I wrote a handbook of emerging technologies for learning.

Internet Time Blog » More online documents seminal to learning and the net

Jay Cross


Jay Cross

Housed on a wiki, Peeragogy keeps on improving. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network. In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning.

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8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

– Sharing Knowledge Wiki -This wiki was created by The ICT-KM group of the CGIAR to catalog and document processes for nonprofits that want to share knowledge across partners doing development work.

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit

Harold Jarche

Using wikis or Google Documents means that everyone can see what the others have contributed. I was able to look at the revision history of the wiki and show that they had not even contributed on those issues. Tweet What is so different about working online?

Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition)

Mark Oehlert

tools like Wikis support workflows within the enterprise. By workflow, we mean activities that are important enough to be documented in the enterprise (either because it is an important client, or that it is an activity that is often repeated.) For this purpose, we have been doing an overall review of structured Wikis available in the marketplace (either thru open-source, hosted solution, or supported-installation).

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

Finally, a slightly different twist is shown with documents. Edited documents (e.g. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki). Also, I recognize that the collaborative documents are fundamentally different, and I need to have a more differentiated way to look at these (pointers or ideas, anyone), but here’s my interim thinking.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

It can be a document, spreadsheet, visual, or more. When we can jointly create our shared understanding, we’re developing a richer outcome that we could independently (or by emailing versions of the document around). It’s not new, it’s been the basis of wikis (e.g. You can write documents, or adjust tables and formulas, or edit diagrams together. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms.

Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

When these interactions are instead in a discussion forum, a wiki, or as a result of blogged comments, or using an instant messenger tool, or email, etc., One construct looks back and considers the phases as 1) document-centric, 2) person-centric, and 3) network-centric.

Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government

Ross Dawson

A similar but less ambitious project was the public redrafting of New Zealand’s Police Act, which was done on a wiki in 2007. In the case of a constitution that will be taken to a referendum, it is blindingly obvious that voters should be involved earlier in shaping the document, rather than being given a binary choice on whether to approve the final version. You may have seen the marvellous news that Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution.

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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.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Are they focused around information such as documents or other static content? I’m wondering if you have that as a downloadable document somewhere.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

Blogs, wikis, image sharing. Change a document in context and. What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

At its simplest level this might mean creating a common document, or a number of people revising a document that has already been written. But there are now many standalone wiki tools available as well wiki functionality within collaboration plaftorms.

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GEWR Online Event After Action Review | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The After Action Review (AAR) of the event is now up on the wiki if you are interested! The DGroup was augmented with a Wikispaces wiki to enable quick capture, summarization and machine translation of the group emails. The language sub groups were the most utilized, and few reported using the wiki/Google Translate option (80% did not use it, but the 20% who did found it useful. The overall wiki page view does show a doubling in traffic during the event.

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth Kanter

” While a participant survey is an important piece of your evaluation, it is critical to incorporate a holistic reflection of your workshop. This includes documenting your session, reviewing your decks and exercises, analyzing your instructional design, and figuring out how to improve it.

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Doug Symington Mashes Us Up | 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 24 2008 Doug Symington Mashes Us Up Published by Nancy White at 12:44 pm under events , visual thinking Doug uses A N I M O T O to mash up photos and music to document a panel Chris Lott organized at Northern Voice 2008 on “The blog is dead, long live the blog!&#

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Document tools. BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS. Wiki. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates.

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

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. which needs to coexist within the list of formal classroom and eLearning offerings which needs to coexist with your documents, knowledge management, videos, podcasts, which needs to coexist with the profiles, skills, and recent activity-feed happenings of all employees. This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas.



Social Learning (Wikis, Blogs, Reviews, Comments, Mentoring/Coaching). ?. ?. Shared Media and Document Library. . ?. The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning.

Kevin Kelly: Technology is good for the world

Jay Cross

He spoke at the West Coast Wiki Conference yesterday. From my Seminal Documents page : Out of Control , The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. Kevin Kelly is a force of nature.

Missing In Action (Again!): The Customer

Steve Denning

I wrote yesterday about the wonderful work of Gallup in documenting the global problem of the disengaged workforce. The results of the survey are summarized in a short document on the Gallup website entitled, “ Employee Engagement: What’s Your Engagement Ratio? ”

Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

Beth Kanter

Last week I participate on a panel on “ Data Visualization for Nonprofits: A Picture Is Better Than A 1,000 Words ” with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow. The day of the panel, I published a blog post that shared our slides, wiki, and resources.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Internal Documents and Training. Internal company documents. Content management systems, wikis, blogs, curation. Encourage people to narrate their work, documenting what they do to share with others. Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3.

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Wikipedia’s 10th

Jay Cross

Ward invented the wiki. He edits out the ums and ahs to prepare a fast-moving video documenting the event. Ward’s original wiki was geeky beyond belief. I mentioned that ten years ago, my glossary defined wiki as “a way to stop a conversation.&#

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

The design is a description of how you will use the time slots – goals, content, instructional activities, materials, technology, documentation, and evaluation. You also want to document your training. write up a documentation strategy as part of lesson plan.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth Kanter

The photo above is of Rob Stuart in 1997 at a meeting in Montana to create a plan at what eventually became NTEN – thoughtfully documented in photos by Gavin Clabaugh and included in the nptech history wiki. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan.

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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.

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth Kanter

I shared the framework on this wiki – and encouraged other nonprofit capacity builders to remix it. I was thrilled to see this version (although not a nonprofit specific version) for content marketing from a report by Altimeter. Source: Copyblogger.

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

Beth Kanter

Here’s a few facilitation techniques that I learned from documenting the session. Documentation of the Visioning Process. For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa.

Curation, education, and Robin Good

Jay Cross

His photographs remain the best documentation of this art that we have. What I wouldn’t give for a massive wiki of all the rules of thumb and information I’ve let slip through my fingers! It’s Saturday night.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

For example, Clay’s post from 2003 marvels at a “broadband conversation” in which the participants communicated simultaneously by conference call, through a wiki, and through a chat, each from a different source. Since 2003, there are now services that bundle together these different modalities: Skype and Google Hangouts both let a group talk, video, chat, and share documents. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.)

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.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the Web let the global aggregation of online documents scale by creating an open protocol for linking them. “We’ve gotten weblogs and wikis, and I think, even more importantly, we’re getting platform stuff. What did this look like in 2003, beyond blogs and wikis? Pete opened a wiki and posted its URL into the chat. The Web was social before it had social networking software.

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

We also have rich new ways to interact from microblogs to wikis (collaborative documents). For Inside Learning & Technologies 50th edition, a number of us were asked to provide reflections on what has changed over the past 15 years. This was pretty much the period in which I’d returned to the US and took up with what was kind of a startup and led to my life as a consultant.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by Robert Bloomfield)

Mark Oehlert

This document provides an introduction to virtual worlds,discusses why virtual worlds are so well-suited to the study ofreal-world business, and describes how a platform could weave togethervarious types of virtual worlds and virtual spaces to achieve a varietyof research and educational goals. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed.