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open source workers

Harold Jarche

Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning. In 2009, the foundation began by harvesting almost a thousand proposals for future directions from community members through online crowd-sourcing.

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Sueetie -.NET Open Source Online Community Development

Nancy White

My Vermont buddie, Dave Burke , was tantalizing me last September with the kit of open source.net tools he was blending into a community platform. Sueetie: The Future in.NET Open Source Online Community Development - Home Page. I was VERY happy to see that Dave included a wiki, something I was begging for when he showed me his prototypes. I also enjoyed the Manifesto: Sueetie is a movement that promotes the creation of online communities using.NET Open Source software.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries."

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.

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.

Why Wikis Are Conquering the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Found via 7 Days and More , interesting article on InternetNews.com - Why Wikis Are Conquering The Enterprise by Michael Hickins. It's kinda like Web Servers, Open Source and other technologies creeping into the enterprise through the back door because it provides value, can be done by workgroups without corporate sponsorship, and provides immediate value

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?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

Tweet An artisan is a skilled manual worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools and machinery. Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the Industrial Revolution.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

In addition to redefining how work is done, knowledge artisans are creating new organizational structures and business models, such as virtual companies, crowd-sourced product development, and alternative currencies. Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. 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.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

People who participate in structures like open source software projects can join and connect to others at will. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best.

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.

Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition)

Mark Oehlert

tools like Wikis support workflows within the enterprise. 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). By "Structured Wiki", we mean wiki engines that are enhanced with lightweight programming features and database functionalities.

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.)

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

In addition to redefining how work is done, knowledge artisans are creating new organizational structures and business models, such as virtual companies, crowd-sourced product development and alternative currencies. Can innovation be promoted through better processes?

Instant private micro-sharing

Harold Jarche

Wikis only work when you have a group of people with a common purpose and a need to collaborate. Status.net , based on open source software, offers a range of options, some free and some fee.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0

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. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

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

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) » March 12, 2008 "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) ( article link ) When I first saw this article, I thought great, another study telling us what we already kno w.

Two Comments on 'Open'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Response to David Wiley ( his post ) > Which initiatives that use “open” properly would you suggest the whole world read about instead of the Fauxpen Education Alliance ? I have planned and run all my MOOCs openly since 2008. Moreover, they have all been run using open source software (Perl Artistic/GPL) which has been available on my website and on Sourceforge since then. Open is about creating and sharing.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. It''s this convergence of DIY with open source software and electronics. discussion boards and wikis, computer-supported argumentation, and community-driven question answering. Tool used: test classification framework (all open source tools

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Some of the dimensions investigated included: - responsiveness - engagement intensity - role distribution - reward mehcanisms Another project: the CreativeIT wiki - in which we learned that most wikis are dead on arrival.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. One of the things we learned was the tension that exists between open online resources and commercial resources. It came, over time, to be called Open Educational Resources.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D | Main | Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. corporations will have implemented wikis by 2009. which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Harold Jarche

One of the earliest guilds was the open source community which developed many of the communication tools and processes used by Knowledge Artisans today: distributed work (CSCW); results-oriented work (your code speaks for you); RSS, blogs, wikis, flattened hierarchies, etc.

Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards?

Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Posts on topics related to Corporate Training: April Big Question - Content Vendor Value Hot Topics in Training - A Crude (but mildly interesting) Analysis Open Source Business Model for Corporate Training Will Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Mashups be Used in Corporate Training ?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

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? Open up editing slowly.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert