Wiki-ing the Talk… Knowledge Sharing with Distributed Networking Tools

I’m still drowning in a flotsam of un-done tasks, but I was glad I shoved by a little bit of time to check our Leigh Blackall and Sean FitzGerald’s presentation for Cool Results: Engaging Clients in E-learning hosted by LearningTimes Australia. It’s well worth a look, or at least tossing a bookmark at and coming back to. I did not have time (cough) to listen to the full 2.5 hour recorded Elluminate session, but it’s there waiting.

Titled “Knowledge Sharing with Distributed Networking Tools”, the content provided hits the ground on all good points:

* Excellent collection of resources on social netowrking tools etc, your smorgasboard of small pieces loosely joined
* The way presented is so appropriate- posted on a part of free hosted wikispaces site (I first learned about wikispaces from Leigh’s blog, and have put it to some use over the last year). Stack this up next to some bloated multimegabyte static PowerPoint full of word slides and see which is more useful and meaningful in the long haul
* The wikified presentation makes good, clean use of Creative Commons licensed flickr images. Makes it look appealing as opposed to a drab text wiki (looks count for something, eh?)
* All content is blatantly CreativeCommons-ed

Sections range from Read/Write Web, to RSS, to Social Software, to Tagging, to Creative Commons, to “Rip Mix Feed” to the Future Virtual Learning Environment.

If you are into new collaboration tools, etc, this one is a keeper!

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  1. Thanks for the plug, Alan. In the interests of not scaring off people who might be thinking of reviewing the archived Elluminate session or listening to the audio I’d like to point out that the formal presentation is only 1.5 hours long, after which we stayed in the room with a few people and threw some ideas around for another 25 minutes.

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