Comunicación e colaboración

Comunicación e colaboración

Blog on Community of Practice

Blog on Community of Practice -

AQPC's blog on Community of Practice provides tons of real-world experience in building and sustaining these valuable organizational entities.

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Wide open spaces: wikis ready and not

Wide open spaces: wikis ready and not - "In 1999, the World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee looked back on the previous decade and lamented: “I wanted the Web to be what I call an interactive space where everybody can edit. And I started saying ‘interactive,’ and then I read in the media that the Web was great because it was ‘interactive,’ meaning you could click. This was not what I meant by interactivity.” That vision of a genuinely interactive environment rather than “a glorified television channel”—one in which people not only would browse pages but also would edit them as part of the process—did not disappear... [E-Learning Centre]

Wikis

Wikis -

Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not...I have been somewhat cynical about the role of wikis in the past. Over the last year, however, I've stated using a wiki to organize personal knoweldge and for small-scale collaboration. I think they have real potential (perhaps more so than blogging, as they are more conducive to collaborative content creation - a concept that will continue to grow in value in educational fields). Brian Lamb's article is a good overview of objections to (and realities of) using wikis.

Enabling new scholarship

Enabling new scholarship - Amy Harbur and Abby Smith, Enabling New Scholarship: Scholarly Communication Institute Highlights Collaboration and Technology, CLIR Issues, September/October 2004. On CLIR's second annual Scholarly Communications Institute (SCI). Excerpt: "The presentations made it clear that digital scholarship cannot exist in a vacuum....Scholars today provide the content, but administrators must provide the institutional support, and librarians, technologists, and publishers must provide the structure, for digital information dissemination and retrieval....Scholars, it transpired, are often unaware of the resources available to them in their campus libraries. Technologists, given little or no direction, create 'cool' Web sites that do not provide the information and functionality that scholars need. Librarians create enhanced searching techniques for content they may never receive from scholars, who do not know they should be passing it along. Publishers provide value through peer review and editing, but they are often failing financially. Administrators must struggle to balance the demand for online resources from students and senior faculty's adherence to paper-based resources. Meanwhile, librarians cry for the resources to provide both digital and paper media as they seek to serve their increasingly diverse user bases....Having identified the case study as a tool that is important both for teaching and for research in practical ethics, the teams proposed creating a case-study repository that the four centers could test collectively." [Open Access News]

Independant vs collaborative learning

Independant vs collaborative learning - When do we need independant rather than collaborative learning? by Evan Straub ...this topic of successful collaborations being a hinderance is interesting to me. It led me to wonder whether all the corporate rhetoric of people who want "team players" and people able to collaborate really want collaborators, or people who know how to divvy up tasks and go work in isolated corners until they come together (which I don't see as collaboration). The latter From soulsoup on August 27, 2004 at 9:41 p.m. [Edu_RSS]

Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning

Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning - This article presents the concepts of interaction and immediacy and discusses their theoretical frameworks, implications, and relationship with one another. The authors propose the development of a new conceptual model and recommend additional antecedent research. [eLearnopedia]

Edu Wikis in the News

Edu Wikis in the News - Rob Lucas, a sixth-grade teacher in Rocky Mount, NC has started a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans, files and experiences. It's a great model for how I'd like to present a wiki for articulation in my district, but heck, maybe I'll just point everyone to Rob's space. His wiki got a mention in a Christian Science Monitor article, and while I'm not positive, it might just be the first mention of a K-12 wiki in a major press piece. Cool!

One thing I really like about it is that it has a comments function which shows up once you register. Not exactly sure what the registration is for, but...

Anyway, a nice early model to watch. I Furled the site, added Rob's feed to my Bloglines account, and am thinking more about Wikis today. This is still just too much fun...

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Unitar: the E-Learning Community

Unitar: the E-Learning Community - I look at referers regularly to examine the web addresses that are linking to EduResources. Today I noticed a link from the UNITAR E-Learning Community web site; UNITAR is the Universti Tun Abdul Razar, an online university in Malaysia. The web site has information about e-learning developments and useful links to LO Repositories, E-Learning Blogs, E-Learning Sites, and Standards, plus a Virtual Library and discusssion Forums. It's worth a look at the site, both for the resource links and to see the international scope of modern distance education. JH [EduResources Weblog--Higher Education Resources Online]

Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning - Robert H. Woods, Jr., Jason D. Baker; IRRODL

Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning - Robert H. Woods, Jr., Jason D. Baker; IRRODL - Abstract: This article presents the concepts of interaction and immediacy and discusses their theoretical frameworks, implications, and relationship with one another. The authors propose the development of a new conceptual model and recommend additiona [Online Learning Update]

Effects of Peer Interaction Facilitated by Computer-mediated Conferencing on Learning Outcomes - Deb LaPointe, DEC

Effects of Peer Interaction Facilitated by Computer-mediated Conferencing on Learning Outcomes - Deb LaPointe, DEC - Moore called peer interaction “a challenge to our thinking and practice in the 1990s.” Garrison predicted that CMC could be the defining technology of the post-industrial age of distance education. Today a major challenge still facing educators is usin [Online Learning Update]

Quality Distance Education: Appropriate Interdependent and Collaborative Environments - Joel Levine, DEC 2003

Quality Distance Education: Appropriate Interdependent and Collaborative Environments - Joel Levine, DEC 2003 - Educators throughout the country, and the world, are seeking to find “best practices” for providing students with high quality distance education courses. The current focus seems to be on how to use the distance education technologies, not on the strat [Online Learning Update]

Information Routing

Information Routing -

A critical softskill (often not focused on during the formal education process) is how to manage personal information. Information Routing touches on an emerging trend (evidenced through sites like furl and bloglines) that allows people to share there information sources through posting opml files, shared topics, shared folders, linksetc. Basically, we route information that we find valuable to others who share our interests. With email as a information sharing model, the knowledge trail disappeared once the recipient receives the email. Tools like blogging leave a firmer trail...but the information enters the vastness of the internet - rarely to be seen again. Shared information tools (i.e. Furl's archives) seek to extend the connections that valuable information offers to people within a similar network. It's still a very new concept...but I suspect the future of information management will rely more and more on trusting the information routing skills of others (it's just getting to complex to do it all ourselves).

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Wednesday: Collaborative E-learning For Results

Wednesday: Collaborative E-learning For Results - One of the better articles on collaboration in elearning, a topic I feel myself feeling is the correct approach to be taking. How can we design e-learning programs to overcome the connectivity/isolation paradox? A program that The Otter Group adapted for CDM from a lunch seminar and then reengineered for synchronous online delivery, demonstrates strategies for building connection, interactivity, and relationships via online learning The following design elements were incorporated into the program: Numerous case examples from participants and their co-workers A team project that asked participaFrom Shootmouth on August 18, 2004 at 10:43 p.m. [Edu_RSS]
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