Category Archives: wiki

But why use a wiki?


I absolutely love having conversations like the one I had yesterday afternoon. A colleague called to “pick my brains” (of whatever might be left) about using a wiki for a work group. The conversation started with, “But why not just … Continue reading

Posted in informal learning, learning, web 2.0, web culture, wiki | 1 Comment

Thou Shalt Not Use Wikipedia


(it could be any wiki, really) … Read a short essay of how a teacher announced to his class that if he learns that a student has used Wikipedia to do research, the student automatically gets an F. The essay … Continue reading

Posted in education, informal learning, learning, Net Generation, web 2.0, wiki | 20 Comments

Enterprise 2.0 – "Social Networking within the firewall…"


Meet Charlie … an interesting Slideshare presentation that (IMHO) explains the concepts of this thing called enterprise 2.0 … extolling the use of RSS, wikis, blogs, social networking, web-based collaboration and project management, and podcasting, to name a few. Sounds promising, … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, collaborative writing, enterprise 2.0, informal learning, knowledge transfer, presentations, productivity, social networks, technology, web 2.0, web culture, wiki | 4 Comments

Collaboration isn’t easy. Duh! But ignore at your peril


Irwin Lazar at Collaboration Loop has an article: Collaboration Is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping … where he opines about his experiences with organizations who try to deploy collaboration tools and platforms. In my conversations with enterprises I’ve seen hodge-podge of … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, customer service, organization, productivity, web 2.0, web culture, wiki

a pragmatic (not cynical) view of the state of Enterprise Wiki


Melanie Turek at Collaboration Loop put up an article about her thoughts and experiences around enterprise wikis. And it got me ta thinking … hers has been my own experience by and large. I’ve used and continue to use wikis … Continue reading

Posted in enterprise 2.0, wiki

Wiki Pedagogy


Excellent and in-depth article by Renee Fountain on Wiki Pedagogy. This article deals with all sorts of things about wikis … from what they are (in a nutshell) to how they are being used in education settings … with plenty … Continue reading

Posted in web 2.0, wiki

How to start a Wiki


An interview with Ross Mayfield by Paul Dunay … Whether you are a beginner or an expert in wikis, you need to hear Ross Mayfield co-founder and CEO of SocialText Wiki software. He will describe the best way to roll … Continue reading

Posted in knowledge management, wiki

Way cool! A storm of blogs/wikis in Motorola


Found this cite at Mark Oehlert’s blog about some data around the use of blogs and wikis at Motorola (Now this is how it is supposed to work!) Mark first collects some data and then offers some food for thought … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, knowledge management, web 2.0, wiki

Hawsome! Easier editing in PBwiki


Getting onto the wiki train has been a series of bumps in the road … one of the biggest challenges has been getting my colleagues feeling comfortable with wikitext editing … sure, it may be easier than other markup formatting … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, knowledge management, wiki

Ways to promote adoption of a wiki (and to stifle adoption, too)


( Wiki Patterns )  The first big decision is whether or not to use a wiki … is this situation / problem / need / etc. suitable or best served by using a wiki? Then comes the ‘talking it up’ … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, knowledge management, wiki | 1 Comment