Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. Likely the Wiki would be much better for something larger. There have to be lots of examples like this out there. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007. It was more aimed at the attendee side.

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Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0

How to use the Web to teach: An example

David Weinberger

It looks like they have students creating wiki pages for the various topics being discussed. Want to see one way to use the Web to teach? Berkman ’s Jonathan Zittrain and Stanford Law’s Elizabeth Stark are teaching a course called Difficult Problems in Cyberlaw. The one on “ The Future of Wikipedia &# is a terrific resource for exploring the issues Wikipedia is facing.

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). For example, you have a bunch of resources that get shared and you want to put them up. A couple of great examples.

Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

For example, I've not included use of software simulation tools, etc. One thing I would say is that I would expect that we'll see adoption of Wiki tools a lot more - but many of the uses will be more as a replacement of web page creation than as a eLearning 2.0

New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Jim Lee tells us: Now let me go on record to say that I do believe that both blogs and wikis have some valueâ€"just not business valueâ€"at least not yet. For example: People want to blog in enterprises. There's some conversation going on around whether blogs provide value in the Enterprise. In Blog? I don't need no stinkin' blog! ,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. " Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

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. For example, I once developed a Request for Proposals with a large group distributed across several time zones. Tweet What is so different about working online?

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Six roles of network management

Harold Jarche

First of all, the founders set a good example of transparency and working out loud. Everyone must set an example because there is no one to defer work to. In this environment everyone is learning and everyone is teaching by example.

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.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SharePoint and other collaborative platforms are also not new topics for the community as you can see from this summary on the community wiki: [link]. For example, a wiki is a tool. These are examples of features.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

In summary, the one hour meeting to discuss more efficient ways of operating became an example of what happens in many organizations today. In this particular example of mine, it was deemed critical that the various senior leaders had to be in attendance at the “sensitive matters meeting.”

open source workers

Harold Jarche

Über is an excellent example of platform capitalism that turns labour into an easily replaceable commodity. Open source software development brought us distributed collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis.

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs. Examples of shared-power organizations are growing, but not so much that they are the majority. Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean?

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. These examples represent the future of government, though the path forward will be long and slow. You may have seen the marvellous news that Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution. Draft clauses are put up on the Internet for people to comment on below, or on the Council’s Facebook page.

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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

There aren’t just enough new examples of digital transformation journeys, from the inside, available out there.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. You may well be a curator already, posting items to Twitter, your blog, FAQs, or a wiki. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

Examples. Blogs, wikis, image sharing. 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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Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

Harold Jarche

Stephen Downes is an excellent example of personal knowledge-sharing, as well as Rob Paterson and Luis Suarez. She is a prolific knowledge sharer with her blog, wikis, and other social media.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. I would like to thing the ideas Seymour Papert and Ivan Illich are now more likely to be brought to fruition - for example, the ''Samba Schools'' where people teach each other in Brazil. Anotjer example: Wikipedia.

The Collaboration Curve

Dan Pontefract

Collaboration methods, for example, are the use of formal and non-formal sharing tools whether online or in-person but predominantly online. see ERP Graveyard examples for starters). Now that I’m on a mission to merge the terms Social Business and Enterprise 2.0

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

Let’s look at a couple of examples. Fu-Xing, as a social employee, now has to incorporate into his project leader role other attributes such as discussion forums, online polls, Web conferencing, micro-blogging, team wikis and even blogging to help facilitate the goals of the team.

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

We ended up with many spaces of interactions: Second Life, PageFlakes, Google Groups, Twitter, Facebook, Plurk, blogs, wikis, YouTube, among dozens of others.

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Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

Let’s take, for example, Twitter. There are tons of really good resources out there already , as well as dozens of examples , of other businesses and organisations that have graciously shared their own as an opportunity to contribute into the overall #SocBiz community effort.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

What started as forums and wikis quickly evolved into more robust networks and communities. Stories are an excellent example of learning flow. Can the training department, or learning & development, directly contribute to innovation, or are they merely bystanders?

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

For example, at CAWW we take long conversation threads in Socialcast, curate them, and post edited text and graphics to a wiki. Most organizations grow from simple to complicated structures and in so doing keep adding layers of control.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

from many attendees) came through an example at the hands of a keynote delivered by Ross Mayfield. I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 without actually using the term?

Talent Development Isn’t Just About Training

Dan Pontefract

That’s an example of a name change gone terribly awry. To be clear, this is not an example of Consignia or Royal Mail.

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

This takes more than access to social networks, blogs, and wikis. My next post will describe examples of learning in a social business environment. If you’re not plugged in and running fast at work, you’re falling behind. Continuous improvement.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. In 2008, I talked about how there would be "Continued Scattered Examples and Disappointment" In 2009, I said we would see "Mobile Learning Niche Growth."

Social learning is what managers do already

Harold Jarche

Here’s an example of a well-used wiki in what one could consider a confidential, highly controlled and regulation-heavy organization: During a typical workday, Intellipedia—the Intelligence Community’s version of Wikipedia—receives about 5,000 contributions.

The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies (See also his blog post with resources for this panel at [link] ) In the past we''ve been saying that it''s important to the field of OER to improve content. Dan Cook, Wiki Strategies I''m a voracious consumer of Wikipedia. This week for example there was the experience of going from an article being marked for deletion to the potential removal of the banner altogether. For example in my class they have peer review.

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Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example (this is only an example of process, not necessarily what I would do), in a given domain a domain wiki would be established, where an ISP would manage the technical aspects, where individual experts would be hired to set up content, and where registered members of the community could make changes, add resources, request additional features, etc., Things about playing football, for example. Hiya Peter, Answers to questions follow.

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

So, for example, a chat tool typically lets you ping a particular person, or a set list. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki). In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Some examples of disruptive innovation from within. The answer is that Apple and Toyota, and many other lesser-known examples, are practicing a radically different kind of management from traditional management. Disruptive innovation kills businesses.