The wonderful world of the wiki

Dave Snowden

There are some features of a wiki that provide very novel ways of working and I am now moving beyond Wikipedia to the wider potential for their use. Wikis are messy in the right way, they allow progress rather than rework. The new Cynefin wiki.

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Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall

Tony Karrer

I did suggest that they would either use a Wiki behind the firewall or use a password protected Wiki - because that's where the work product goes. If it's captured in a system inside the corporate firewall, it won't go outside. Stephen Downes commented on my recent post - Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and said - I am opposed to the trend coming from the corporate learning side of the house to treat PLEs as work tools.

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Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages.

Keeping the faith?

Dave Snowden

The decision we made is the make the incipient wiki on methods open-source (I suspect we will be there by the new year along with some other significant initiatives) which means that a community can develop around their use. This was planned a year ago but there were legal issues as well as concern about firewalls. The nice thing about a wiki is that the source material is always there in its current form and the talk pages allow for discussion and resolution.

Performance Support

Clark Quinn

That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger. Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. He later asks: Overall, what are corporate blogs, feeds, aggregators, wikis, mash-ups, locator systems, collaboration environments, and widgets, if not performance support?

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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. But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.

Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Then I saw Bill Ives Is Blogging Inside the Firewall an Oxymoron? where he talks about some of the issues with blogs within the enterprise and ends with: Wikis seem to have less baggage attached to them and that might partially (and only partially) explain their recent rise in use within the enterprise. The first uses of Wikis is as an easier content management system that houses reference material. Not really - see Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools.

Second Life and Learning

Tony Karrer

A few of the things he points you to: Wikipedia article on Second Life Harvard Course that uses Second Life (prior post ) Overview of course and link to intro Second Life Video Lectures Course Wiki A Second Education - A blog dedicated to education in a Second Life Educational Opportunities of Second Life - Educause How Not to Teach in Second Life - An interview with the Second Life founder These are great resources and will likely open your eyes a bit.

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Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

I personally don’t care what tool, application or technology is being used to drive enterprise-wide micro-blogging, but it must be secure and ideally it’s behind the firewall. Occasionally, they chime in on discussions in town halls, or potentially through ratings and discussions on the company intranet or wiki. Inside the organization, a dilemma now exists and is rapidly taking shape. Employees want to connect with one another.

Let’s destroy the panopticons

Doc Searls

In this context, intranets look like salvation to many companies, their protective firewalls a form of corporate encryption designed to insulate against a scary new kind of market: unpredictable, unmanageable, unwilling to be manipulated. They want to participate in the conversations going on behind the corporate firewall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Panoptic ism ?Jeremy Here is what Chris Locke wrote about panopticons in Chapter One of The Cluetrain Manifesto.

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Just as the Google Search Appliance enables companies to find needles in haystacks behind their firewalls, Wave is likely to replace lots of wikis and content management systems. I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers. The space program put men on the moon and gave us Tang for breakfast. Now, innovation often goes the other way.

Social media without the BPR

Harold Jarche

Wikis for committee work to replace/reduce e-mail. Other small steps that I think can work without major business process re-engineering (BPR): Use e-mail only for contractual/legal/official communications that need to be tracked, and add an internal Jaiku or Yammer instance of Twitter for business conversations inside the firewall.

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Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Clark Quinn

For Wiki-like capabilities, it likely is fine for an LMS to provide these and for learning organizations to use them. It makes sense in many of these cases to keep it inside the firewall. So no problem if their Wiki is tied to the LMS. Hopefully, we'll begin to see ways to allow a better handling of inside and outside the firewall solutions.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. ( Note: You see?

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Probably I would go with Behavioural Dynamics, which has got completely different connotations to what gamification has been all along, and perhaps I should develop further in additional blog posts what is meant with that behavioural dynamics, to help influence how knowledge workers engage through social technologies behind the firewall. .

Transparent work

Harold Jarche

Just compare informal learning on the web with what happens inside the firewall. We watch descriptive YouTube videos and check out wiki-how or a host of other self-help sites. Tweet People are now the engine of change and the fuel is communications, says Jay Deragon in Systemic Impact of Social Technology. System outcomes can be influenced by numerous factors such as: Competitor innovation that attracts the market away from your business. Cost of goods increases and margins shrink.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

The trend may have started with Facebook and Twitter being used inside company firewalls as a toe in the water, but it quickly shifted to specific social media tools being developed for specific corporate uses. Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission. original link here ). Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. By Dan Pontefract.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Tony Karrer

For Wiki-like capabilities, it likely is fine for an LMS to provide these and for learning organizations to use them. It makes sense in many of these cases to keep it inside the firewall. So no problem if their Wiki is tied to the LMS. Hopefully, we'll begin to see ways to allow a better handling of inside and outside the firewall solutions.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Probably I would go with Behavioural Dynamics, which has got completely different connotations to what gamification has been all along, and perhaps I should develop further in additional blog posts what is meant with that behavioural dynamics, to help influence how knowledge workers engage through social technologies behind the firewall. .

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.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Theoretically, your Workscape — the realm where you’ll be wielding your influence on performance and learning — could stretch way beyond your firewall to include nearly everyone the organization interacts with. Wiki, inhouse YouTube, internet. Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. It’s the biggest frame of the big picture.

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SocialText 3.0.OK.I'm impressed.

Mark Oehlert

Socialtext Workspace - Group-editable wiki for easy, flexible, enterprise-wide collaboration. Think Twitter, Facebook, Wikis and more all rolled up in a nice, neat appliance that I can just install behind my firewall - a CRITCAL feature for those of us in government service! Socialtext 3.0 came out today and geez did Twitter light up. I checked out the site and watched the 60 second video and then went to blip.tv

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

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. You probably can’t afford, and definitely don’t need, to create your own Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Third post in a series. In case you missed it, here are the first and second. INFRASTRUCTURE. Technological infrastructure for social learning.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

2) How do you sale to the NON-Gen Y's and Millennials who are in upper management who fear things like wiki's? My suggestion is that you don't really try to sell Yammer or a Wiki or any other kind of tool. As a side note, I think selling Twitter/Yammer is harder than selling social bookmarking and wikis. Social bookmarking and wikis are often a smart replacement with obvious side benefits. We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World.

Hybrid Worlds

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I have been involved with social tools for nearly 20 years, when I first got started with blogs and wikis while working at IBM. It should come to no surprise to anyone out there who knows me, or who has been following this blog for a good while now, how as I was getting more and more involved with blogs, wikis, social bookmarks, micro-blogging, RSS newsfeeds, podcasts, forums, profile aggregators, online community spaces, etc.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking services, and document storage all of which were indexed by Google Search Appliance. tools behind the firewall (dubbed “Enterprise 2.0”) to increase knowledge transfer and information sharing. The flagship application in Intelink’s tool kit was Intellipedia—a wiki built upon the same software that drives Wikipedia hosted on all three security networks: JWICS, SIPRNET, and NIPRNET.

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

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. And because it’s happening inside the firewall, the vast majority of knowledge workers don’t notice.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | 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 29 2008 Online Community Purpose Checklist Published by Nancy White It is helpful to think about what you want to accomplish and how, with an online group or community. Are there any organizational firewall issues?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | 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 29 2008 Online Community Purpose Checklist Published by Nancy White It is helpful to think about what you want to accomplish and how, with an online group or community. Are there any organizational firewall issues?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | 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 29 2008 Online Community Purpose Checklist Published by Nancy White It is helpful to think about what you want to accomplish and how, with an online group or community. Are there any organizational firewall issues?

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So during the course of 2011 we have seen how I am no longer alone on this crazy endeavour of wanting to ditch corporate email for good , at least, for the vast majority of internal, behind the firewall, interactions and instead make a progression, or a transition rather, towards embracing and making the most out of Enterprise Social Software tools.

Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

We strictly firewall off access to the outside, as we don’t want people getting information that hasn’t been vetted internally. Wikis and blogs? HR speaking: We got into elearning when there were scattered experiments going on around the organization. Of course we stopped those, as we need a coordinated approach. We want to grow in a controlled way. Our first move was, of course, to purchase an LMS.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are frustrated with corporate training because outside the firewall they have better equipment, enjoy unrestricted access to the riches of the Internet, and find it easier to network with friends and acquaintances. Content management systems, wikis, blogs, curation. Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3. Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Corporate Training Is Broken 7.

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Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

You can find out more about the course itself from the Wiki at: [link] The basic structure of the course was: Six weeks long, each week had a one-hour virtual classroom session First two weeks were introductions to the tools and to collaborative learning Middle three weeks were the design (as a team) of collaborative learning projects, facilitation/participation in projects. € When I originally conceived the course, I assumed that most attendees would know about Blogs, Wikis, etc.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The hunger for proprietary knowledge does not stop at the firewall. Build networks, blogs, wikis, and knowledgebases to facilitate discovery. Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. It’s probably the most popular thing I’ve ever written. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I think it’s held up rather well.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | 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 29 2008 Online Community Purpose Checklist Published by Nancy White It is helpful to think about what you want to accomplish and how, with an online group or community. Are there any organizational firewall issues?

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall ). I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#.

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | 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 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#.

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PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

Clearly this is a different use of PLE's than those outside the firewall, for free rangers, and for learning from everything of personal interest. then shouldn't you make sure you provide these tools now rather than having tools adopted that are outside the firewall and personally owned where you will lose the content if the employee leaves? In other words, maybe all we do is keep a copy of all RSS feeds, social bookmarks, wiki pages, etc.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Not everything can or will be done behind “closed doors” or “closed firewalls.” The inclusion of informal, ongoing publications sharing “work in progress” via blogs, micro-blogging or wikis can create additional windows for external triangulation. OK, I need your help. I have been playing around with this idea of triangulation (possibly not the right term) for a couple of months. Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking.

Coming for your job.or at least the way you do it now.

Mark Oehlert

The tools will are already becoming integrated with your existing enterprise platforms, so they're already inside the firewall. elements -- social networking, RSS, blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasting, and widgets -- are fast becoming the norm for communicating with employees and customers. ( photo credit ) I keep telling people that the whole "Web X.0