Wikis, Learning, Pattern Maker, & Ideas

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Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage - Matthew Clarke in Boxes and arrows

There are three key differences in which Wikis are used: public, team and enterprise Wikis. In addition, there are various forms of control to protect against risks, including user registration, moderation, enforced stylistic rules, and imposing prescribed topic structures and page layouts. These types of control, however, are typically seen as contrary to the basic Wiki concept. Consequently, one of the central tensions when managing a Wiki is between centralized control and anarchy. In the public arena, the balance of power tends towards anarchy, but in a corporate environment a more centralized approach is often required.

Continuous Learning Experience - Blender - Training Solutions

Through experience I am learning that training should never be a one time event, it should be a continuous learning experience. As a corporate trainer it can be all too easy to facilitate the class (off or online), collect your smiley sheets, and check the class off the list as done forever. It feels great to mark the task off the list but it can also be a recipe for disaster. This raises the question, "What are the best "Continuous Learning" solutions?" This post highlights some of the wins and losses I have had in creating continuous learning experiences.

Pattern Maker - Repper

A free-to-use pattern creator that turns your images into eye-catching designs. You can start playing right away: just upload an image and start dragging.

Creative Elegance: the power of incomplete ideas - Matthew E. May in Change This

To begin with, the menu has only four food items. You can order a Hamburger, a Cheeseburger, a Double-Double, and French Fries. The fifth item is a beverage. You can partake in the standard array of Coca-Cola products, or order one of three flavors of milkshake: chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry.

That's it. Or is it? One reason for the cultish phenomenon of the company is the "secret menu."

1 comment:

Joe Deegan said...

Hi Donald,
Thanks for the link to my post on continuous learning solutions. It's bringing in some great comments discussing challenges of creating this type of solution.