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?

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Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages. Look at security.


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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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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. The study recommended: Integrate the wiki as one of several important tools in an organizations IT collaboration architecture.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.

Martijn Linssen

The social way to the future Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid Thats the definition from the wiki and its pretty fine if you ask me. Therefore, Private Cloud has now been invented (no definition available from the wiki!) Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 26 June 2010 Cloud Field.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 05 2010 More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology Published by Nancy White at 8:03 am under Digital Habitats , international development , online interaction , technology stewardship , tools Yesterday I woke up and checked my email. For example, a wiki is a tool.

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.

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Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. Over the years Ive seen that definition on the wiki twist and turn from outrageous Gartner lie to anonymous Integration anachronism. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 18 August 2010 Why #VRM is Fools Gold There, off my chest.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff 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 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.


Dave Snowden

Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog. RIGHT-click on Uninstall ZoneAlarm Security, then select Properties 04.) Click on Start -> Programs -> ZoneAlarm -> Uninstall ZoneAlarm Security 07.) Click Uninstall to run the uninstaller, and choose OK or yes to any security alerts that pop up.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 Yes, its true that as more data is stored in the cloud, then the cloud needs to be better secured and we need to look at how our browsers are allowed to interact with our computers (although no using browser code as part of the genetic base for your OS might be a start).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Good for introNetworks!

Mark Oehlert

introNetworks Secures $2.7 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Fleck.Web page annotation | Main | Great Web Comic and the Guy Gets Fired!? » May 17, 2007 Good for introNetworks!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Now this is how it is supposed to work!

Mark Oehlert

The podcast is about the use of blogs and wikis within Motorola. Three quarters of the company participates by posting toblogs, wikis, forums, and FAQs. Any public-facing blogging or wikis(e.g., the CTO has a blog, there is a wiki for the Q) are somethingseparate.

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

Mark Oehlert

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)

Mark Oehlert

by Robert Bloomfield) | Main | Small Basket of MindMapping Items » February 27, 2008 The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) Katrins important thesis is now available both as a Wiki and a PDF download. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText?

Mark Oehlert

Ross is the founder of Social Text , "the first wiki company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Slow Week.Goin Campin | Main | PSP in the Classroom (UK style) » July 20, 2007 Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText? Well, Ross Mayfield certainly knows how to stir things up. solutions."

Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?


This specification provides a way for courses running in IMS-conformant Learning Management systems to securely access remote content, tools and services, and receive back user’s results. Access to learning tools like collaboration spaces, wikis, discussions, and blogs was only available if you created proprietary packages and used the native LMS capabilities. LEARNING REACHES TO THE CLOUD.

Reimaging Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We can also be sure that the resources are secure. They are private and secure. The Interplanetary File System has a range of resources and services, everything from collaboration to prediction to marketplaces to wikis to all kinds of stuff.

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

Citing the example of Apple [AAPL], they quote the Apple design team who say: “It’s all bullshit and hot air created to sell consulting projects and to give insecure managers a false sense of security. Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen have an interesting article in Fast Company arguing (correctly) that companies should lead their users, not the other way around. The mythology is that “the user is king… Companies must become user-centric. But there’s a problem: It doesn’t work.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

I personally don’t care what tool, application or technology is being used to drive enterprise-wide micro-blogging, but it must be secure and ideally it’s behind the firewall. Stand-alone options such as Yammer , , Socialcast and Socialwok (amongst others) have cloud-based and internal VPN instances that you can deploy, but again, I argue that you should bring this functionality inside of your organization for reasons concerning intellectual property and security.

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. We need to ensure the privacy and security of our organisation’s content. Tweet.

Flexuosity untangled

Dave Snowden

I’m using a propositional form rather than a full narrative to layout a basic scaffolding onto which I can build as I develop this and it will transfer to the wiki shortly as it is now ready for other people to use and contribute.

Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

Harold Jarche

She is a prolific knowledge sharer with her blog, wikis, and other social media. These may be more secure, but workers may not post as much to them because they know they will lose their knowledge artifacts when they leave the organization. The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it because knowledge is a very personal thing.

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

Jane Hart

Dropbox recognizesthat this file synchronization and file haring is a key functionality for business, but also realises that security is a big issue for many, so offers “bank grade security” for corporate teams. But there are now many standalone wiki tools available as well wiki functionality within collaboration plaftorms. On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said.

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Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Harold Jarche

In the unattained summit of social business , Ton Zylstra writes: So we talked about how corporate systems might integrate social media tools into sharepoint and ERP-software, but not about the notion that it is quickly becoming ridiculous that IT departments should be prescribing what tools professionals should use at all, and not just stick to managing and securing the data flowing through those tools. How can you be a knowledge worker if you’re not allowed to pick your own tools?

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On the Indieweb

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is at once the all-seeing eye of Google, law enforcement and security agencies, our service providers watching traffic, various copyright and monitoring services, and finally, our own readers, of which we hope to have at least a few.

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Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

By this definition, collectives can take many different forms, including online gatherings of amateur astronomers, gamers participating in World of Warcraft and hackers who learn from each other the best techniques to gain access to the most secure computer systems in the world.   On one hand, games like World of Warcraft produce massive information economies, composed of thousands of message forums, wikis, databases, player guilds, and communities.

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[liveblog][2b2k] Saskia Sassen

David Weinberger

1,271 govt orgs and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence. We’re dealing with a kind of assemblage of technical capabilities, tech firms that sell the notion that for security we all have to be surveilled, and people. Make open access networks available to them into a reverse wiki so that local knowledge can find a place. The sociologist Saskia Sassen is giving a plenary talk at Engaging Data 2013. [

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The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies (See also his blog post with resources for this panel at [link] ) In the past we''ve been saying that it''s important to the field of OER to improve content. Dan Cook, Wiki Strategies I''m a voracious consumer of Wikipedia. Dan: I think it''s people in my generation, they don''t want to give up their social security numbers, etc. Q: question was more whether it would conflict with the Wiki education foundation?

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Why customer service can't.

Martijn Linssen

Wikis definition suits me: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase In the ideal situation , a product is that good that it doesnt need WOM , or simply publicity, and will sell itself - meaning no customer will ever have to rely on before-purchase service of your product. Business or Pleasure? -

Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Increasing “Jointness&# and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence John 0 comments National Security , Social Media Oct 06 When the Secretary of Defense asks you to do something, you need to heed the call, whether you are in government or not. tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking services, and document storage all of which were indexed by Google Search Appliance.

Five Myths of Social Learning


The Icodeon Common Cartridge Platform has an interesting approach here – by providing an API so that Common Cartridge content hosted on the LMS can easily be “mashed-up&# with blogs, wikis, social networking sites and so on. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Comment: some IT people focus on security and privacy. But it wasn’t just those two - there’s video, collaboration tools, wikis- and these created feature bloat in the LMS: they had a lot of tools, but they were just poor imitations of what was available on the outside. Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017.

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Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

The exec secured a mandate from the executive committee to experiment with social networking in three areas of the company, international sales, manufacturing resource forecasting, and learning & development. Wikis – for writing collaboratively, eliminating multiple versions of documents and email, keeping information out in the open, eliminating unnecessary email, and sharing responsibility for updates and error correction.

Twitter's accidental path to monetisation

Martijn Linssen

The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion "Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use Do we need to behave differently on Twitter? Business or Pleasure? -

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

1) Two issues that come up, at least in the world of training in a government environment, is that of a) security of information, and b) control of the information given to the learner to make sure it is accurate. Security of the information is something that hopefully your IT organization is already dealing with. I recommend adopting their tools and their security mechanisms. My suggestion is that you don't really try to sell Yammer or a Wiki or any other kind of tool.

IDG: "US Air Force Lets Web 2.0 Flourish Behind Walls"

Mark Oehlert

technologies to better support its missions despite wariness about security, a civilian technology official of the service said last week. The new techniques, including blogs, wikis and personal profiles, are coming out of an initiative by Air Force Knowledge Now (AFKN), a resource provided on the Department of Defense (DOD) intranet. ( Link ). The U.S. Air Force is using Web 2.0

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Publish them on your wiki, your blog, the walls of your cafeteria if all else fails. The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion "Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use Do we need to behave differently on Twitter? Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 December 2010 2010-2020: The Great Divide A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade.

Wikileaks and the Long Haul ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Though I don’t like Senator Joseph Lieberman’s proposed SHIELD law (Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination * ), I do like the fact that it is a law, and not an extra-legal avenue (of which Senator Lieberman is also guilty. * ) I also like the fact that the SHIELD Law makes it clear what’s at stake: the law proposes new restraints on publishers, and would apply to the New York Times and The Guardian as it well as to Wikileaks. (As Clay Shirky.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc. An integrated and seamless ability to have some sense of security in the audience can increase the level of disclosure which in turn can foster a higher level of collaboration that can benefit the community writ large. I do not interprete the post to drop security.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


The biggest issue is that e-learning programs inevitably tend to grow in the numbers of courses, complexity of interactivity, evolutionary needs (such as the importation of third-party courses), and ‘nice to have’ needs, such as podcasts, video, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, standards conformance, linking to a human resources information system, and more.

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