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Wikipatterns - Wiki Patterns

Wikipatterns - Wiki Patterns | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Looking to spur wiki adoption? Want to grow from 10 users to 100, or 1000? Applying patterns that help coordinate people's efforts and guide the growth of content, and recognizing anti-patterns that might hinder growth - can give your wiki the greatest chance of success.


Wikipatterns.com is a toolbox of patterns & anti-patterns, and a guide to the stages of wiki adoption. It's also a wiki, which means you can help build the information based on your experiences! Beyond this site, there are many other additional resources." from source: - http://www.wikipatterns.com/

ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:31 PM

This is a good source of information about the use of Wikis in general. The two targets are People and Adoption. The site presents the positive aspects as well as barriers or negative aspects of Wikis. A reader or person interested in developing online communities would gain from viewing some of these patterns as useful for other instructional design, social media, online communities, communities of practice,  or online media in organizations.

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Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way

Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

“And that's the grand dilemma of social networking: it's intended to allow participation, to let companies and individuals all engage and interact, but a...


As we have progressed, not only in our use of technology but also our understanding of effective leadership, we know that communication includes effective talking but, more importantly, listening. Being able to hear what is being said from those we serve is extremely important to how we develop our schools, and the conversation is extremely valuable. Yet, many schools and organizations use social media in the old fashion: sharing information but not having a conversation. In reality, just because you have ears doesn’t mean you are listening.



NOTE: Moving from print to web, we used to talk about "shovelware" which was just pasting word processing files into web pages. This article explores how new tech processes are slowly diffused to do what they are intended too. We need to consider the unintended consequences and uses of these new tools as well."

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology, Louise Robinson-Lay, Ricard Garcia, Thomas Faltin, Jim Doyle, Jimun Gimm
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Glad you liked this Gust!
Gust MEES's comment, November 16, 2012 9:48 AM
Hi Ana, thx very much! Looks like You had seen my Tweet about lack of knowledge about Social Media with Government and prompt there is a nice article from Ana to amplify my message ;) Have a great week-end :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 11:04 AM
You too Gust! Yes, I did see them and thought how funny it was that we were both on the same wavelength! Have a relaxing weekend :-)
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Knowledge management presentation McKinsey

"'Knowledge management presentation McKinsey' This Prezi Slideshare from the McKinsey group explains how they use Knowledge Management (KM). They view KM in two forms: Possession based and Practice based. Possession based KM is where 'Knowledge in an entity/object, and can exist separate from people via codification.' Where as Practice based KM is when 'Knowledge is "Knowing" and in in separable from human activity.' The presentation goes on to demonstrate the differences between the two and how Practice based KM is more supportive and productive for ongoing culture of an organization due to it's close contact with those persons who develop and use knowledge both tacitly and implicitly." from source: http://youtu.be/btsTaNQJhW4

ghbrett's insight:

This was a very informative presentation about the two side of Knowledge Management. Over time I have been exposed to Possession and Practice. Intuitively I followed the path of Possession based KM due to my interest in the culture and workforce aspects of KM. This is a brief 10 minute overview, but packs in a lot of good and sound comparisons between the two types of Knowledge Management. I highly recommend it.


One additional note: This presentation was developed using Prezi. The designers used the application very well and didn't make the viewer dizzy by spinning, zooming too fast, or using other visual tricks that overwhelmed the content. Again, Well Done!

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Learning Technology Blog: E-Learning and the pencil metaphor

"I spend much of my time whittling away at the Wood while being poked by one or two Leaders and Sharp ones. There is, however, a missing component; those that are somewhere between the Ferrules and the Wood; they don't want tried and tested modes being compromised by untrusted methods. This is the action zone in my view, where we can maintain and extend excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. We, as Learning Technology champions, should not let the elegant design of the pencil undermine our impact." - Martin King, Author

ghbrett's comment, August 17, 2012 10:22 AM
This is an interesting visual take on the traditional diffusion or adoption curve of early adopters > adopters > laggards in the use or implementation of new ideas, technology, etc., etc.. I think Martin's quote is apt, but a challenge.