Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets

David Weinberger

Rick Klau points [ g+ ] to a feature of Google Docs spreadsheets I didn’t know about (although I’m far from a spreadsheet maven): It can automatically include a table from any HTML document accessible on the Web. Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to import a single element into a Google spreadsheet, even if it’s not in a list or a table?

Google Docs path to competency

David Weinberger

I use Google Docs a lot because I frequently want to share my drafts with some set of people and because no-frills writing software keeps me from distracting myself with frills. But, as a writing tool, Google Docs heads us back to somewhere between NotePad and a 1998 wysiwyg HTML editor. For it to catch on for anything more than the occasional shared doc, it needs to add a whole bunch of features that leverage its social usage.

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From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had a good time co-writing using Google docs, a little skyping and slowly iterating back and forth.

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[dplafest] Advanced Research and the DPLA

David Weinberger

Rather than liveblogging in this blog, I contributed to the collaboratively-written Google Doc designated for the session notes. I’m at a DPLAfest session. Jean Bauer (Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown U.), Jim Egan (English Prof, Brown), Kathryn Shaughnessy (Assoc. Prof, University Libraries, St. John’s U), and David Smth (Ass’t Prof CS, Northeastern).

Connectivism in the Enterprise

George Siemens

I’m delivering a presentation in a few weeks to a “large technology company that everyone knows but I can’t name because of onerous procedures for clearing name use&# on Connectivism in the Enterprise: doc file and Google docs version.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2020

Clark Quinn

And… Honorable Mention: to round out the picture (10 is such an arbitrary number ;), sharing collaborative documents, e.g. Google Docs , is a major way to collaboratively process and learn together.

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Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: this is an unedited audio transcript generated by the Google sound recorder app on my Pixel 4. I actually do sign up for these mailing lists, although what I've done is I've created a separate email account on Google. Google meat. This is a Google Doc.

Something weird is happening at Coursera

George Siemens

Kate Bowles links to paper and a Google doc that raises additional questions. Something weird is happening at Coursera. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but have boiled it down to two options. Both are problematic. A bit of background. About two months ago, I posted a short article on a DesignJam that we hosted at UT Arlington. The designjam brought together numerous folks who had some interest in teaching and learning online, often at a massive scale (i.e. MOOCs).

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

In the early days my favourite platform was Marratech , until they were bought by Google and some of the technology created Hangouts. Writely — which became Google Docs — was a great tool and helped our distributed team, from British Columbia to New Brunswick, write the specifications for the Pan-Canadian Online Learning Portal. When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003.

Social media & workplace performance matrix

Harold Jarche

I’ve looked at it many times and thought that it might be easier to see the big picture as a matrix , which I’ve created as a Google Document. If you would like to edit the Google Doc, or get it as a spreadsheet, please contact me.

How I work

Clark Quinn

With IBSTPI and others, Google Docs are a frequent way to develop and share documents. So, I work from home. A lot. And lots of folks are providing advice for those who have to make the shift in these interesting times. Rather than talk about what you should do, however, I thought I’d share what I do. So this is how I work. This is my workspace. That’s a convertible desk, so I can be standing or sitting.

My Top Personal Learning Tools 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I use Google mail as a personal inbox, Thunderbird to actually read and write email, and Outlook at work, which used to work with Thunderbird, but is now so locked-down it barely works with itself. PowerPoint - while I've experimented with other services (especially Google Slides ) I always find myself returning to PowerPoint because it's an exceptional authoring environment. Jane Hart has issued her annual call for our top ten e-learning tools, and here's mine.

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Real-Time Collaborative Editing

Tony Karrer

Doesn't Google docs already do all of this? When you have several people editing a document at the same time in Google Docs, it takes about 5 seconds for an edit to show up. Google Spreadsheet handles real-time editing (using the cells as protectors) much better.

Digital Habitats Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook

Nancy White

Step 1: View the Google Doc version using this URL: [link]. Recently a group of students in the Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop completed a Word-Doc version of Chapter 10. Being able to write in the Word Doc was more useful than the PDF version because the boxes could expand according to how much there was to say about a particular topic for a particular community. (And Log in to Google Docs.

Zombie Documents

Euen Semple

Yes there is some stuff that still gets printed off, but nowadays is it more likely that the same content can be presented as a web site, shared as an editable Google Doc, or read as PDFs, ePub, and on umpteen different devices with different demands and formats. I remember David Weinberger once saying that "documents are dead" Would that things were that simple! I watch people in business struggling with the persistent idea that documents are how we convey information.

Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks

Nancy White

Pat Parslow and Shirley uploaded a version to a Google doc. My friend and colleague, Shirley Williams, pointed me to a great resource on digital identity (DI) that she and her colleagues created for their students at Reading University in the UK. It is called “ This Is Me.&#.

Simple Google Spreadsheet script

David Weinberger

Google Docs for quite a while now lets you write your own scripts. This is useful to me because I’m keeping the bibliography for Too Big to Know in a Google spreadsheet. So, I wrote one a year ago that turns the entries in a row in a spreadsheet into some plain old text. When I need to insert a footnote, it’s much easier to run this script and copy the text than it is to click into every cell in a row.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Wikis were becoming more popular, especially those that replicated word processesors, like Writely , which was later purchased to become Google Docs, used ubiquitously today.

How To Become A Centaur

Mind Hacks

As Case notes, 44 years before google docs, 35 years before skype). Nicky Case (of Explorable Explanations and Parable of the Polygons internet fame) has a fantastic essay which picks up on the theme of my last Cyberselves post – technology as companion, not competitor. In How To Become A Centaur Case gives blitz history of AI, and of its lesser known cousin IA – Intelligence Augmentation.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan says that all of the sessions have Google Docs already set up for collaborative note-taking [an approach I''m very fond of Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

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Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." His point is that product categories stop evolving, and when they reach that point of maturity, all that's left are the occasional tweaks to maintain compatibility with the latest platforms.

Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." His point is that product categories stop evolving, and when they reach that point of maturity, all that's left are the occasional tweaks to maintain compatibility with the latest platforms.

Notes from a disappointed fanboy

David Weinberger

Here’s the beginning: There is no denying that I am a Google fanboy. I switched from the Firefox browser to Google’s Chrome. I use Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Docs, and Google Maps, and I’d probably use Google Bugle and Google Tattoogle, if such things existed. So, Google’s joint proposal with Verizon hurt. Has Google cheated on me?

9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps

Trends in the Living Networks

But they are basically useless because there is no easy way to access and edit documents hosted on cloud servers such as Dropbox , Google Docs , or Box.net. After spending some time with them when I first bought an iPad, I have pretty much settled on Documents To Go, occasionally using the others, for example when I want to open a Google Doc at the same time as a document on Dropbox. Office doc formatting.

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[liveblog] Renee Hobbs on teachers as creators

David Weinberger

Another used Screencast-o-matic to capture interaction with a google doc to share a lesson plan. Renee Hobbs from the Harrington School of Comm and Media is giving a talk about teachers as makers. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Dan says that all of the sessions have Google Docs already set up for collaborative note-taking [an approach I''m very fond of Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other peopleâ??s s ideas and words. You are warned, people.

Collaborative Creation: This Is Me – Librarian Draft

Nancy White

You can find the collaborative draf here: This Is Me – Librarian Draft – Google Docs. Are you interested in Digital Identity? Do you know about the This Is Me project? It is an ongoing project out of Odin Labs at Reading University in the UK that offers activities and worksheets for people to understand the role and implications of digital identity and explore their own digital identity.

Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable

Trends in the Living Networks

I’m at the Melbourne Google Enterprise Atmosphere on Tour event , the first of 25 events around the world. I am doing the keynote on The Evolution of Business at the Melbourne and Sydney events, giving an external perspective which happens to be highly aligned with the Google vision. The event included a Google Apps demo. The demo seemed to be over-emphasizing the concurrent editing and collaboration features of Google Docs, which I think of as pretty basic.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Google Docs), but it’s central. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation. So in each case I did some investigation. Unfortunately, the claims didn’t hold up to scrutiny. And I think it’s important to understand why. Now, true collaboration is powerful.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Beware critics of Connectivism !

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A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Though they may use a variety of services - such as Blogger, Flickr, YouTube, Google Docs, and more - to store their work, they will need to manage these resources, index them, and enable access to them. I was asked, I think that it would be of a great interest that you (as a world wide reference in education) can write a very brief review (between 200-300 words) about your vision regarding ePortfolios.

Oregon educational system offers Google Apps

David Weinberger

Oregon has signed a deal with Google that enables any school district to provide Google Apps for Education [ faq ] for free to its students and teachers. This includes Google Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Sites and Pages, Talk, Video, Groups, Docs, and Postini email management. Google Apps for Ed lets the school district use its own domain names rather than Google.com. One Google Account Per Child!

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My Top 10 Learning Tools

Clark Quinn

On the information finding/sharing path, some tools I use include: Google – like everyone else, I’m all over searching. Google Docs – where I collaborate with colleagues on thoughts. And it doesn’t really include my mobile tools, where Google’s Maps app becomes quite the help, and Photos to share diagrams, and… Also, email’s still big, and is not represented Still, it’s a reasonably representative list.

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Too Big to Know: The Bibliography

David Weinberger

If you want to see the current version of the bibliography, it’s available as a Google Docs spreadsheet here. Last night I sent my editor, Tim Bartlett, the next rev of Too Big to Know. It took me a few weeks of solid work – somewhat obsessive, perhaps – to respond to my editors’ comments because they were challenging at the level of my arguments (such as they are).

Technology Stewardship in Learning Contexts

Nancy White

There are some really superb collaborative tools out there – Google Docs for example. Campus Focus had an interview with Stephen Downes a while back (yes, this post has been sitting in the half baked column for a while).

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Google Docs Forms Google Docs has a built-in Form document type that allows the creation of a set of questions. This can be an interesting quiz / test tool especially if you already use Google docs.

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

delicious, Picassa, Ning, Google Docs/Google Apps, Second Life, Blogger, iGoogle, orkut, FriendFeed, Internal workplace community, PBWiki, Xing, Digg, Friendster (really?), I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey and report.

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

In 2011 I now use Google Reader , and although it is no longer my most indispensable tool, it is still an important tool for me to keep up to date with what is happening in the “learning&# world. . 4 – In 2007 Feedblitz was an important tool for me to create a daily email from the RSS feed, although I now use Google Feedburner to do this job, it’s not one of my Top 10 tools. Well I’ve already mentioned four of them: Google Reader. Google Docs.

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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession. This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.

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Voting closes in a few days for the Top Tools for Learning 2012. Please cast your vote.

Jane Hart

A vote for Google will be a vote for Google Search, so if you want to vote for other Google tools, you will need to to name them indvidually, e.g. Google Docs, Google Reader. A vote for Google Apps will be for the badged collection of Google Apps for your organisation – not a generic term for all Google apps.). Voting closes: 12 noon BST (=GMT+1) Sunday 30 September 2012.

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Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

For planning this year, we relied on Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets as the primary tools. Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. 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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Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. I’m not a big user of Google Plus, but if IFTTT did have that as a recipe, I would post there too. So what’s your social media policy? It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.