Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations. Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi.

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eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. At Xerox, Chief Technology Officer Sophie VanDebroek turned the process inside out by setting up a wiki that would allow researchers in the R&D group to define collaboratively the company's technology strategy.

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. New technology has always been of tremendous value to the organization, be it the printing press, the assembly line, the fax machine, the water cooler, the mobile phone … even the light bulb.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage. Wiki pages created – 2455. Wikis.

The Hare, the Tortoise and the Jackass of Social HR

Dan Pontefract

What’s going on in our organizations is equally intriguing. There are far too many organizations listening to the hare preach about the virtues of collaboration features only. Culture leadership managing organizationI tweeted a joke hashtag last week.

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.

Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. Likely the Wiki would be much better for something larger. 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. I can say that this made pulling things together for the conference significantly easier.

Steve Denning Nails It on Forbes: Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Management

Dan Pontefract

at least for some organizations) As he says, “<a> coherent constellation of fundamentally different principles in leadership and management has emerged.” The truth of our organizations, bitter and disheartening as it is, must be faced with honesty and imagination.

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

Wikis - Public vs. Controlled - Why There's No eLearning Wiki

Tony Karrer

I received an email asking me if I knew of any Wikis that provided information on eLearning concepts. there's not really a place where you can find a Wiki that covers eLearning concepts. However, Wikipedia has some issues (as does any public Wiki) as a place for defining these terms. This is done on Wikipedia for some topics, e.g., List of Wiki Software. In a controlled environment, Wikis are a fantastic tool. Update Sept.

Whose Side(wiki) Are You On?

Doc Searls

Purpose-centric activities don’t do away with the idea that Web sites are things that people and organizations own and control. What are we to make of Sidewiki ? Is it, as Phil Windley says , a way to build the purpose-centric Web ? Or is it, as Mike Arrington suggests , the latest way to “deface&# websites? The arguments here were foreshadowed in the architecture of the Web itself, the essence of which has been lost to history — or at least to search engines.

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.

Wiki Traffic - What Gets Visited on Wikipedia

Tony Karrer

This also suggests something about using Wikis for content that we create. While our workers/learners/users will likely use the content sometimes in the reference look-up, it is likely that they will find the content because of it being appropriately indexed both locally (by the Wiki) and within the intranet/extranet/web search engines. Of course, many organizations have issues with good intranet search. Interesting article - What is Popular on Wikipedia and Why?

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

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.)

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

At the bottom of the article, the author interviews Andrew about the use of Wikis in the enterprise. But an encyclopedia is only one of the things you can build with wiki technology. In my experience, Wikis often start (and sometimes end) as an easier-to-use replacement for simple web publishing (an intranet that's easy-to-edit). The new way is to use a Wiki and just click the edit button. The article later discusses: Silverthorne: Have you used wikis yourself?

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. So no problem if their Wiki is tied to the LMS. These are going to be real challenges for learning organizations and trainers moving forward.

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Leave Learning to Employees, sort of

Jay Cross

Kaplan set up a wiki that has proved very successful. (I’d They tag wiki entries with an approval rating which strikes me as controlling but maybe not. Most organizations are not congruent. Leave Learning to Employees. By Kate Everson. CLO magazine November 2015.

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Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

What would be your position on the transformation required in workplace learning in today’s organizations? What are your recommendations to prepare organizations for the 21st century? In today’s organizations, we often use the hierarchy of the organization (e.g.

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.

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. So no problem if their Wiki is tied to the LMS. These are going to be real challenges for learning organizations and trainers moving forward.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

Worse, however, is the fact meetings are very unproductive costing organizations an incredible $37 billion annually due to various factors. The organizers could never land on one common date, so two more meetings were created to accommodate their schedules.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Organization Effectiveness Simulator" (Booz&Co)

Mark Oehlert

and a Learning Organization Survey - both from Harvard » July 15, 2008 "Organization Effectiveness Simulator" (Booz&Co) Do you work for the " Overmanaged Organization "? The Passive-Aggressive organization ? Which organization " has scores of smart, motivated, and talented people, but they rarely pull in the same direction at the same time"?

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

In an organization, narration can take many forms. Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs. Examples of shared-power organizations are growing, but not so much that they are the majority.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

This free, open, crowd-sourced wiki-book shows us the best ways to get there. How could the organization itself “learn” and grow, while participants were also learning and becoming better contributors?” The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Housed on a wiki, Peeragogy keeps on improving. A major component of informal learning is natural learning, the notion of treating people as organisms in nature. In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning.

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GEWR Online Event After Action Review | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The After Action Review (AAR) of the event is now up on the wiki if you are interested! The DGroup was augmented with a Wikispaces wiki to enable quick capture, summarization and machine translation of the group emails. Note: The survey data reported below represents a small sample due to low completion rates (10 respondents, one of whom is an organizer). The wiki has given us, as organizers, a nice overview, but it appears that not many participants used it.

Journalism is outlining

Doc Searls

I say approximately because the damage being done at the time was widespread, huge, and impossible for any one news organization to cover. Also that cover , as both noun and verb, is something no single news organization can create, or do. I wanted media organizations or technology platforms to enable the people who knew the facts — my fellow townspeople — to share what they knew. Sometimes lists, data bases, photos, maps, wikis, and other new tools can do a better job.

Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

Harold Jarche

She is a prolific knowledge sharer with her blog, wikis, and other social media. My experience inside organizations is that it is more difficult to share knowledge because of various internal constraints. The organization can also help by providing tools and coaching on PKM.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

Most organizations grow from simple to complicated structures and in so doing keep adding layers of control. These complicated organizations usually wind up getting industrial disease. I would say that the main objective of KM in any organization is to make better decisions.

Six roles of network management

Harold Jarche

The organizational knowledge base, much of it captured in a large wiki, constantly grows. Our Why is to change how work gets done in large organizations. Large, hierarchical consultancies are no longer sufficient to help organizations adapt to the network era.

Do You Sociate? » TED’s been barcamped!

Jerry Michalski

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

To be engaged – whether for Gallup, BlessingWhite or any other HR consulting firm – is for an employee to feel a part of the organization, like she wants to go the extra mile, is willing to stay and will recommend her place of employment – and products and services – to others.

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

It is hard to be a knowledge artisan in a hierarchical organization that tells you what to do and which tools to use. Today, we are seeing the more experienced and adventurous knowledge artisans leaving, while younger skilled artisans are not joining command & control organizations.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s the organization as organism. Your organization already has a workscape where people are learning to work smarter. Alumni are an overlooked opportunity in many organizations.

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Working in the dark

Harold Jarche

Transparency is a key enabler of shared power and making our organizations more democratic. Tools like internal wikis can facilitate this, if they are used. MSF knows that learning through constant discussions is critical for all members of the organization.