Remove Open Source Remove Productivity Remove Wiki Remove Workflow

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. … and that these probably wouldn’t get across, yet: Wikis (partially because of the name). 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.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Products are becoming services, as we can see with web apps, software, and even books. 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.

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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. Use wikis for all documentation. I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers. Don't ask me what companies are developing what products, how industry stocks are performing, or where all the 'smart money' is going. Nobody will be fooled well, except maybe purchasers of fad educational products.

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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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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. I loved his quote that "Interactivity is a product of technology but Participation is a product of cultures" and the follow-on that "learning is about optimizing a persons participation in a variety of cultures."