Comunicación e colaboración

Comunicación e colaboración

Distributed Cooperation?

Distributed Cooperation? - An article in the Harvard Business School publication Working Knowledge (via elearningpost) reports that the "that the approaches and outcomes of cooperating groups are not just better than those of the average group member, but are better than even the group's best problem solver functioning alone." While this is no surprise, I can't help but wonder about the nature of cooperation in decentralized, distributed communicative From apcampbell News on August 18, 2004 at 10:42 p.m. [Edu_RSS]

Wikis And Face-To-Face Events

Wikis And Face-To-Face Events -

Wikis And Face-To-Face Events: "Face-to-face gatherings are very good at generating a large amount of enthusiasm and momentum. Unfortunately, that energy usually dissipates soon afterwards...For the past two years, I've been designing a set of processes that use online tools to maintain and even increase that energy after an event."
Comment: Courses and other learning events have a similar problem - after its done, ties are cut. Not every course has the potential to become a vibrant community...but I think every course should plug learners into existing communities so that a learner can choose to stay current in a field.


Nueva versión de Pandion

Nueva versión de Pandion -

Pandion es la continuación del cliente anteriormente conocido como Rhymbox. Vuelve con nuevo nombre, nueva página y fuerzas renovadas para captar la atención de los usuarios que MS Windows.

Es sencillo, simple, y la nueva versión 2.0.2 está disponible en castellano gracias a Leandro. Si todavía no estás en Jabber este es un buen cliente para empezar.

[Jabber - Mensaxería instantánea open source]

Blogs and Wikis as WebQuest Tasks

Blogs and Wikis as WebQuest Tasks - It's been a while since we talked about WebQuests here, but I happened upon this presentation calling for integrating WebQuests with blogs and wikis. WebQuests come out of the field of education and invoke Bloom's taxonomy with the taskonomy. I gather that they're mostly used in K-12, but an organization I worked with one summer on an administrative assistantship was trying to deploy WebQuests in humanities classrooms at UTK. If anyone here has used them, post a comment and let us know how they worked out. [Kairosnews]

Collection Workflow Integration System (CWIS)

Collection Workflow Integration System (CWIS)

The Collection Workflow Integration System (CWIS) is an open source turnkey software package designed especially for the NSDL (National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library)  community. CWIS will allow NSDL collections to streamline integration of their resources into the NSDL metadata repository.

CWIS (pronounced see-wis) is software to assemble, organize, and share collections of data about resources, like Yahoo! or Google Directory but conforming to international and academic standards for metadata. CWIS was specifically created to help build collections of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources and connect them into NSF's National Science Digital Library, but can be (and is being) used for a wide variety of other purposes.

Moveable Type 3.1 as Coursware

Moveable Type 3.1 as Coursware - From Weblogg-ed News:

Liz Lawley thinks the new version of Moveable Type will be a lot more teacher friendly.

The announcement about new features in the upcoming MT3.1 release has gotten me excited about revising my courseware for this fall. In particular, the multi-blog option (≥A plugin which allows you to include template content from one weblog in any other weblog in your Movable Type install≈), the post scheduling, and the improved php/dynamic capability will all make it much easier to create a more robust courseware implementation that doesn≠t require nearly so much by-hand duplication of content when creating multiple sections of a course, or new course instances from one quarter/semester to another.
Weblogg-ed News

See the title link and/or the Weblogg-ed News link for more.


The Java Education and Learning Community (JELC)

The Java Education and Learning Community (JELC)

JELC is for Java-related researchers and educators to find, develop, and share open source educational tools, java-based standards implementations, open course learning materials, and research interests.

Education, Public Broadcasting & the Internet: Keys to Collaboration

Education, Public Broadcasting & the Internet: Keys to Collaboration

Video archive of a workshop highlighting notable projects that are taking place within the university and public broadcasting communities today.

Kepler - A Digital Library for Building Communities

Kepler - A Digital Library for Building Communities

The Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University has released Kepler Version 1.2 as open source software, available for free download. Kepler gives any user the ability to easily self-archive publications by means of an "archivelet".

UI (User Interface) Is The Key To Effective Online Collaboration Tools

UI (User Interface) Is The Key To Effective Online Collaboration Tools - Here is an edited version of a letter I recently sent to a promising US-based Web conferencing start-up when asked to suggest a strategic approach to the improvement of the overall user interface utilized. The situation that this company finds... From on July 24, 2004 at 6:33 p.m. [Edu_RSS]

Participatory Journalism: Community Newsmaking

Participatory Journalism: Community Newsmaking - "Participatory journalism, or citizen journalism -- the idea of people in the community actually gathering and porting information to other people -- is a new and evolving concept that increasingly is becoming more common with the rise of the Internet...From Robin Good's Latest News on July 24, 2004 at 10:15 a.m. [Edu_RSS]

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There -

The Next Best Thing to Being There: "Groove is one of a powerful new generation of software tools designed to help businesses collaborate. Computers, of course, have long helped people work together. But previous versions of collaboration software have tended to assume that all users were in a single location and generally required all the information to be stored on a central server. These latest products distribute data across the Web, allowing colleagues thousands of miles apart to work together on projects as if they were in the same room. Such tools have the intuitiveness of e-mail but add new features, like instant messaging and voice over Internet capabilities, as well as better ways to organize messages, documents, and calendars..."


Open source and open learning

Open source and open learning
Ongoing technology contributions and the new Java Education and Learning Community underscore Sun's long-standing commitment to open collaboration.

Great ideas come from everywhere, and great ideas should be shared. Those simple concepts are the cornerstones of Sun's open computing philosophy. Sun's recent decision to open source its flagship Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun's creation of the Java Education and Learning Community (JELC) reemphasize Sun's commitment to open collaboration models.

In the interview here, James Simon and Cathleen Obata detail the creation of the Java Education and Learning Community. Part of, the JELC is a collaborative global community of educators sharing Java technology-based projects and practices. Simon is Sun's education sales principal engineer; Obata is group manager for campaigns and programs for Sun's Global Education and Research sales organization. (Sigue)

Sun, 20/07/04

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