Are We Approaching Collaborative eLearning Wrong? - The Individual is the New Group

Tony Karrer

But, he also linked to a great post: The Individual is the New Group - where he points out that the classic notion of groupware has been falling out of favor and instead the concept of soloware with extension for collaboration (think blog vs. discussion group) is gaining adoption. Instead, " emergence " - the ability of the system to be fairly open and allow patterns to emerge.

General Physics Launches Performance-driven Learning Solution for Marketing Teams by Learning Solutions Staff

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But being behind a competitor in terms of feature development, scrambling to do custom work for a large client, or doing an acquisition because you’re getting blocked out of an emerging space – whatever it is, it just feels rotten when it comes up. Example: Rumor has it that Groupware was started as a series of custom projects Lotus was doing for one of its big installations of Notes. Playing Offense vs. Playing Defense. I hate playing defense in business.

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Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind

Tony Karrer

Focusing on job roles, teams, collaboration sounds like a heavy, groupware type approach that is going to take too much work and be too inflexible if you ever get it done. Instead, emergence suggests that we should provide lighter-weight solutions that enable the individual to improve their personal learning and provides value to the individual first, but enables them to reach out and collaborate via the same toolset where it helps them.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

Want to understand the emerging world of social software? “Contrast that with the groupware approach to things where people are placed into groups defined organizationally or functionally.&#. The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. From up here in the clouds, it’s just the latest episode in the eternal trade-off of central control and individual choice. Cycles.