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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006). Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 27, 65-67. Health Informatics and Libraries Journal, 24(1), 2-23. wikis Folksonomy social networking podcasting education tagging RSS darwikianism learningThis is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Yesterday's post can be found at this link.

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Social Bookmarking: Your Favorites Really Want to be Free

Mike Taylor

Unlike library subject cataloging, which follows a strict set of guidelines (i.e., Library of Congress subject headings), tagging is completely unstructured and freeform, allowing you to create connections between data any way you want. BTW, the art of tagging by folks who are not librarians or catalogers is called “folksonomy.”). Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced any of these things: A computer crash wiped out all of the favorites from your web browser.

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Finders keepers, losers weepers

Clive on Learning

This may have worked in the context of the library, but there is neither the will nor the resources available to categorise and label the billions of assets on the web on a top-down basis. The alternative, of course, is a bottom-up effort whereby users apply their own tags to online content, evolving in the process what are now commonly known as folksonomies. A while back, someone (I think it was Jay Cross ) posted about Ambient Findability by Peter Morville.

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Taskonomies: Why beer and diapers go well together

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I also love the idea of Folksonomies instead of taxonomies. Definitely read the's a good piece: "The hardware store organization is based upon a taxonomy : appropriate for libraries and for stores where the major problem is locating the desired item out of context.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as Facebook; photo and video sharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; social tagging, aggregation and curation of content; the use of Twitter to connect with, and create massive personal learning networks ; and concepts such as the folksonomy , Darwikianism and the wisdom of crowds (Kamel Boulos, Maramba and Wheeler, 2006). Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 27, 65-67.