Learning In Public On Wikis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just beginning a new crop of peer learning projects for nonprofits to learn the practice of being networked nonprofits and use social media effectively at Zoetica and through my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Three Different Designs for Public Learning On Wiki.

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DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

If creating such a resource seems out of your league, you might want to consider building a wiki. What Is a Wiki? A wiki is a website maintained collaboratively by a community of contributors focusing on a particular subject or project. Software for creating wikis is easy to use and is available in both open-source and proprietary forms. Typical wiki communities are work groups within a company, educators and students, and hobbyists. Building a Wiki.

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Trending Sources

Evaluating Wikis

Idealware

I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors. Wikis are convenient collaborative editing platforms that remove a lot of the legacy awkwardness that traditional editing software brings to writing for the web. There are a lot of use cases for Wikis: We can all thank Wikipedia for bringing the excellent crowd-sourced knowledgebase functionality to broad attention. Are you already using a Wiki?

Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This session will teach you some techniques that you can immediately put into practice and help you work more efficiently and effectively, enabling you to achieve more in less time and ultimately increase the return of your efforts. My Curated Lists and Wikis. Information Coping Skills Wikispaces.

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A Wiki Convert

Idealware

I, like most nonprofit staffers I imagine, both love my job and always have a mountain of work to get through. Now, for the next tool of my affection: wikis. A couple of months ago Laura Quinn, our Executive Director, asked me look into using a wiki to help with version control when having people review our upcoming Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits: Fundraising, Outreach, and Communications. Word, and Jeremy Wallace's article on using wikis for internal documentation.

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Wikispaces Blog " Blog Archive " How Non-Profits Are Using Wikis – The Wikispaces Blog has some great examples of organizations using wikis in their work. "This "This month, we bring you some great examples of how non-profits are using wikis. Read on to see how wikis help these organizations reach out to their communities, manage volunteers, create resources, and more."

Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

In 2010, TechSoup's GreenTech initiative held a travel reduction campaign that we called our TeleGreen Your Work. This updated blog post from the campaign explores some ways to increase online collaboration and also reduce travel and work efficiency. The environmental impact of working collaboratively online is to reduce travel. collaborative work online and hosted by Google or Yahoo, TechSoup has. The most famous wiki is of course Wikipedia.

WeAreMedia: Reflections on Working Wikily - Getting out of the way

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm very interested in learning how different types of networks or communities work in a networked way - this whole notion of working wikily. He has a context for what may work and what may not for a community building process for a new media curriculum. Photo by Robert Francis.

Critical Friends and A Reflection Process for Working Wikily

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm very interested in learning how different types of networks or communities work in a networked way - this whole notion of working wikily. currently very curious about the interplay of blog (as socially contructed time based creatures) and wikis (which.

How to Work Across a Distributed Team

Tech Soup Blog

Do you do much of our work online? Working across distributed teams is all about collaborative work with our colleagues who may be in different cities or even countries. At TechSoup, the need for us to all work in the same office is becoming decidedly old school. We have had to find ways for people to work well together when they are in different locales. Why Working In Distributed Teams Is Green. on Wikispaces.

Nonprofits Live Recap: Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

Kristy Graves is a member of TechSoup's Online Community and Social Media team working across the organization to oversee social media conversations and support ongoing collaboration for the community team's online live events and various social media channels. Wikispaces.

Case Study: Transforming A National Network Culture Through Technology

NTEN

We knew that this technology project was worthy of a significant change in the way we work. Have access to technology information that is individualized and cutting-edge Increase their confidence and competence in using tech tools to support their program work Attending two Nonprofit Technology Conferences exposed to us to the latest and greatest in nonprofit technology thinking. The TLI wiki is enabling us to meet all of our goals.

More online than local: Why I love Google Docs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I didn't loose a whole lot more because most of my work is now "backed up" or inside of web applications. I've been using online wikis - documents and more recently, spreadsheet wikis for the past year. A good deal of my work involves collaboration with remotes colleagues and includes tasks as writing articles, curriculum, research, etc. Wikis are just great for that! Some folks just aren't comfortable with using wikis yet.

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It is difficult to let go of the old ways. from powerpoint to wikitation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" The description is: Public broadcasting isn't the only industry that's exploring the role of social media in their work. A Wikitation is a presentation delivered in a wiki. I opted for the wiki-presentation method. As Alec mentions, there is the control over your own work.

The Horizon Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are approximately 50-60 students in five different countries working together to peer into the future of learning based upon the Horizon Project Report 2007 Edition by the New Media Consortium and Educause (pdf).

Open Source Thinking: A Remix Wikitation of Marnie Webb's Ten Ways To Use Web2.0 Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

wiki that Michele Martin created. You can export jpegs to flickr and create set , you can upload a powerpoint into slideshare or create a wikispace for the presentation or wikitation. I'm also curious to see what works for a webinar Flick Photo by Thomas Hawk.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you didn't have a chance to participate, you'll find the slides, resource materials, and an archived recording over at the webinar wiki. For the intermediate users, I put them to work sharing their knowledge. Are the three wiki tools listed free?

Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A new form of work advoidance. Browser: I use firefox unless I'm forced to use explorer because of a work contract. Wiki: I love wikispaces, but also use mediawiki, socialtext, and pbwiki. Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, my reaction is to dive into my blog reader. So, a few days when I was particularly crazy, I went rolling through my reader. When I saw that I had been tagged on Nancy White's blog, I left a crabby comment.

Building Intranet and community network sites

Idealware

With more organizational work flowing through collaborative networks, the distinction doesn't seem as important. Creating a wiki. You can do this using an inexpensive hosted service, such as wikispaces or zoho's wiki , or you can install on your own server the original mediawiki or newer full systems such as tikiwiki. Wikis have the advantage of totally flexible, malleable structure for sharing knowledge.

10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project

Have Fun - Do Good

StumbleUpon , Delicious ) Wiki (i.e. Wikispaces , PBworks ) Using more tools isn't necessarily better. That said, many tools work well together. How will you know if the tools you chose are working for you? There are no guarantees that using social media will help you achieve your goals, so when choose your tools, think about how you could stop using them gracefully if they don't work for you.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peter Campbell equates Buying Software To Buying A House , a great metaphor, inbetween working on site redesign for the NPTech Community site. If you want to keep up with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), check out the wiki.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm having to quiet some inner Gollums while working on the presentation materials. I'm creating a powerpiont for the Webinar and an accompanying wikispace, but wanted to put out this blog post for any feedback. Professional development - reflect and learn about your work.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. A few different people and organizations are working on this. Check out the original prototype wiki here.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. A few different people and organizations are working on this. Check out the original prototype wiki here.