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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The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

Steve: The title of the book says we live "in a wiki world." Rod : A wiki world is the new world we suddenly find ourselves in today where networks are far smarter and faster than hierarchies. "Wiki " is the Hawaiian word for "fast" or "quick."

Trending Sources

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0 Sharepoint) 57% Peer Coaching/Teaching 52% Media sharing (images, videos) 48% Collaborative Spaces - Wikis 47% Blogs 45% Learning Systems for Social Learning (LMS/LCMS) 42% Social Networks 41% Employee Profiles 33% Content Ratings and Reviews 13% Twitter and Mobile Content 12% So I'm not 100% sure I get the disconnect.

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.

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.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. A single ‘window into the org’ versus many separate applications and systems (I wrote about this here ). collaboration formal informal jon husband knowledge management learning management system social training

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. With the advent of social technologies and the unifying vision of systems of engagement, businesses needn’t follow this pattern.

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.

System failure and fuzzy thinking.

Euen Semple

The ownership of my problem is is not owned by any particular person, but by the system, by the database. Now don't get me wrong, I realise there needs to be some sort of system. It just needs to be a system that can accommodate and tolerate fuzziness. Whether it is a forum on which to discuss things that go wrong, or a wiki on which to discuss the things that go right, it doesn't really matter, just so long as there is a place for people to share what they are learning.

Why Can’t We Reform The Health System?

Steve Denning

Beyond any of the political skirmishing around the recent health reform law lies the issue of the poor performance of the US health system. One can debate how far the health care system itself is responsible for these shocking statistics, since access to care has been far from universal.

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 old way would be to work with your IT staff's content management system or to hand-craft web pages and go through a painful posting process.

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.

Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.

George Siemens

Some have been systems-level – like a learning management system. Others have been more decentralized and unstructured – like blogs, wikis, and social media. Both Udacity and Knewton require the human, the learner, to become a technology, to become a component within their well-architected software system. My early interest was in blogs and wikis in learning.

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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open source workers

Harold Jarche

An open source network needs a core operating system that is open and transparent. The operating system is essential for the network to function but is not owned by anyone and can be taken to create a new network at any time.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When examining educational programs that address complex systems, one finds that universities generally do a pretty good job of teaching the base, foundational skills. That is why the Innovation Lecture Series: Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges was organized.

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. The language sub groups were the most utilized, and few reported using the wiki/Google Translate option (80% did not use it, but the 20% who did found it useful. The overall wiki page view does show a doubling in traffic during the event.

In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled

Martijn Linssen

Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm Real Profitability Part V: The Aftermath Real Profitability Part IV: The Verdict Real Profitability Part III: Indian players Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integ. Business or Pleasure? -

Article on the CGIAR’s Knowledge Sharing Toolkit | 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.

Moodlemoot – Canada 2011

George Siemens

I’m looking forward to the discussion opportunities around where learning management systems are heading. Martin, as chief Moodler, has contributed enormously to the adoption and development of learning management systems (with Moodle 2.0 apparently being a significant step forward in social networked learning: site-wide cohorts, portfolio support, external blog feeds, updated wiki, community hubs, etc) in education.

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Steve Jobs’s Legacy: The Best Answers to the Most Important Question

Andy McAfee

It didn’t have a file system, or a camera, or a USB port, or lots of other things apparently critical to the success of a tablet computer. Jobs and Apple have done the best job of answering with their products the question posed by wiki inventory Ward Cunningham : What’s the simplest thing that could possibly work? Remember all the predictions from members of the technorati that the iPad would fail ?

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. It’s not new, it’s been the basis of wikis (e.g. I’ve been a fan of wikis since I first heard about them, and think that they’ll be the basis for communities to continue to evolve, as well as being the basis for effective team work. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. You see this a lot - they set up a wiki where everyone contributes, but you go back 6 months, and there''s nothing there. How do we study these systems?

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s your job to help the system thrive. The Workscape is a systems-eye view of the workplace. Most companies’ systems fail to get the job done. Wiki, inhouse YouTube, internet. Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department.

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Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | 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… Jul 24 2008 Free workshop: Facilitating online communities Published by Nancy White at 12:07 pm under facilitation , online interaction The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week.

Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?

Xyleme

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.

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

Back in the day, and by day I’m referring to PI (pre-Internet), the social employee was someone who knew how to network, to dialogue and to get things done without the aid of online systems or tools.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

I suspect the CIO might have been called in to unblock the entire Outlook calendar system, too. What if the ideas and activities of the team were surfaced asynchronously through a wiki, blog or other enterprise social tool? Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting.

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Orders get filled using the ERP system, while conversations about why the order’s not getting filled happen in email, IM, a wiki, and so on. Data and decisions (“OK, go ahead and increase the customer’s credit limit so we can ship the order&# ) should be able to flow easily between the systems for formal and informal work.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative.

Data From The Edge

Andy McAfee

The Deloitte team carried out research using this design with Alcoa Fastening Systems and OSIsoft. Alcoa put in place Traction Software’s wiki tool to reduce the amount of time spent on compliance activities.

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LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Instructional Designers (IDs) are now under more pressure than ever to deliver the best content, and a tool that many IDs are familiar with is a Learning Management System (LMS). Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS).

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

“This transition from collaborative work to cooperative work will require a systemic relaxation of work norms, management preconceptions, and individual motivations, and especially the primacy of collaboration. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Innovation is like democracy, it needs people to be free within the system in order to work. Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more.

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

If not, how can we take the formal learning features of an/the LMS, and federate with existing corporate systems (to create a learning, content, collaboration ecosystem panacea). Again, what we’ve created is a seamless, federated workflow system for the employee.

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

We ended up with many spaces of interactions: Second Life, PageFlakes, Google Groups, Twitter, Facebook, Plurk, blogs, wikis, YouTube, among dozens of others. However, Coursera/EDx emulates the existing education system, choosing instead to transfer it online rather than transform it online.

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Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is substantial commercial pressure for such a reworking of the system; indeed, they envision it reaching right down into the public school level, with testing allowing the proliferation of private schools, charter schools, home schooling, and other non-public school offerings. So, yes, these new models are harbingers of much more sweeping changes to the education system. Systems that can analyze data online inside a walled-garden will have to my mind a short lifespan.

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

A blog post (like this), on the other hand, is open for anyone on the ‘system’ The same holds true for other media files besides text. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki). In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Individuals not a part of any online tool (neighbours, friends, colleagues not in the systems) were not reflected. social networking collaboration Culture facebook learning management system linkedin social learning systems twitter work 2.0

Talent Development Isn’t Just About Training

Dan Pontefract

A training and development only mindset is akin to believing workers in today’s organizations only learn inside of a classroom or a learning management system.