Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition)

Mark Oehlert

tools like Wikis support workflows within the enterprise. By workflow, we mean activities that are important enough to be documented in the enterprise (either because it is an important client, or that it is an activity that is often repeated.) 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).

Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

As those inputs change, you can change LibraryCloud’s workflow process once, and all the apps and services that depend upon those data can continue to work without making any changes. To the Harvard community and beyond, LibraryCloud provides open APIs to access tons of metadata gathered by Harvard Library. New data can be added relatively easily, and because LibraryCloud is workflow based, that data can be updated, normalized and enriched automatically.

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[annotation][2b2k] Mediathread

David Weinberger

Jonah Bossewich and Mark Philipsonfrom Columbia University talk about Mediathread , an open source project that makes it easy to annotate various digital sources. Mediathread connects annotations to sources by bookmarking, via a bookmarklet that interoperates with a variety of collections. Mediathread connects assignments and responses, as well as other workflows.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

This way formal learning takes place in the workflow. In my State of Learning in the Workplace Today article I discussed how “real&# learning takes place informally and socially in the workflow, but that although there is clearly a need for formal learning, this needs to be integrated into work rather than the other way round.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg. But, more importantly, these types of platforms can now support a wide range of collaborative working and learning activities very effectively, and ensure that learning (both formal and informal) is seen as an integral part of the workflow.

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source platforms like Drupal. They understand that collaboration has to be embedded in the workflow. There is no requirement to leave the workflow to collaborate. Tweet Yes, I have called software vendors snake oil sellers.

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[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well. They all seem to favor openness, standards, users owning their own data, and interoperability. Github: Libraries have uploaded 100,000 open access books, all for free. It’s the first panel of the morning at Shaking It Up.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. … 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.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. 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. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. Yet another reason I haven’t been blogging is that I have been spending a lot of time in my two new communities: The Social Learning Community on Yammer, and the Share&Learn collaboration platform I set up using open source software. Tweet. It’s 1 June, and time to think about summer and summer holidays – in the northern hemisphere at least! But first a review of May 2011.

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LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. Abigail Bourdeaux: The Copyright and Fair Use Tool: An interactive workflow tool for those trying to determine the copyright status, and fair use status, of materials, particularly for use in the classroom. (It ODAV will help to reconcile maps through Open Layers , to overlap and scale them seamlessly. (It It will be open source software.

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. This is why online collaboration tools were first developed by the open source software movement. Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value. That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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I Am Not That Guy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I’d point to my writing, websites, my GitHub repos, my open source code and content. Over the years I''ve built dozens of online courses, a learning management system, a learning and resources community, a college website, an online virtual environment, a podcasting system, a resource aggregator, a collaborative content development workflow system, another learning management system, and more.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TL:DR here's the badging workflow: Create a Badgr account. The Badge Workflow One of the tricky parts about working with badges is that the badge infrastructure has its own vocabulary and a workflow that might not be obvious. Here's a plain Englisg description of the workflow for Badgr (this might vary a bit for other providers, but wince they're all using the IMS Badge specification they won't vary by much).

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The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

The social network is the larger network of connected people with smaller workflow processes inside: Because the workflow is woven right into the learning layer itself, it also offers the opportunity for ‘recombinant’ processes, where process sections can be cleaved off and recombined to form new, synthetic processes. Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this.

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[preserve] Lightning Talks

David Weinberger

They maintain a collection of open source applications for archives, museums, and digital libraries. He talks about the source diary for The Widwife’s Tale. Her group provides a generic workflow for dealing with this stuff — any division, any medium. A series of 5-min lightning talks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

progressive: communication based pedagogies, comment developed modules, drag and drop UIs, mobile platfors, innovative workflows, integration media, etc. The hub software is open source, install the plug, and it becomes a community hub. Many people want the traditional locked down LMS, where students are seen as needing competencies and knowledge, where content is to be dumped, absorbed, and pumped out via tests.

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Open Science Essentials: Reproducibility

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 3. Using sites like the Open Science Framework you can share stimuli and other materials. If you use open source experiment software like PsychoPy or Tatool you can easily share the full scripts which run your experiment and people on different platforms and without your software licenses can still run your experiment. Open data + code. Reproducible Computational Workflows with Continuous Analysis.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. 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.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well. It''s very much of a Linux model - the content itself should forever be free and open. open pedagogy is different from OER.

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[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

We’ll need all that (Lee says) because the workflow for processing all the new info we’re gathering hasn’t kept up with the amount we’re taking in via sensor networks, global databases, laboratory instruments, desktops, etc. For e-scientists and e-researchers, there’s just too much: too much data, too much workflow, too much “opportunity.&#. We’ll see more open access and new economic models, particularly adding services on top of content.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The infrastrcuture is open source and (as much as possible) standard compliant. I configure the activities by double-clicking on them; this opens a forum that allows me to create the content and to define behaviours. Question: in Moodle, how do you control the flow within the activity The tool brought into LAMS is basically the tool that does the workflow control. Continutaion of IMS 2009 in Montreal blog coverage.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Wherever possible, we’re replacing proprietary software with open source. Workflow. Gave opening keynote at IADIS eLearning 2009 on Rethinking Instructional Design in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. My new car is one year old! How did that happen? Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Midyear already! How did we get here so quickly? It’s making me dizzy. I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far.

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Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The idea is to help people in the middle of a workflow to tell them that somebody has already written a document about this. The Semantic Assistant framework can be downloaded from Concordia - it's open source. Ontology-centric Knowledge Discovery in a Contact Centre for Technica Product Support Brad Shoebottom, Innovatia This paper outlines a technical support product that helps people find answers to questions for customers.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. They''re all sources of learning.

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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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. Summarizing, data extraction, decision support / workflow support Business intelligence services already monitor and analyze web and internet traffic in support of corporate and military intelligence. We want to be able to manage energy nets of the future using distributed sources - wind and solar powered, for example.

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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. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0