Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding

Learning with e's

Taking issue with it in his blogpost he says: "A folksonomy loses its qualities as a folksonomy once you have someone 'organising' it, and will quickly become a taxonomy." Folksonomy is not chaotic though, and does require some organisation by individuals - there is always some intelligence behind it, or as James Surowiecki has aptly suggested - the 'wisdom of the crowd'. Taxonomies are imposed, but folksonomies are democratic.

Data & Training, Learning, Folksonomy, Scenario Learning, Outsourcing, & Rapid eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Folksonomy folktales - KM World. The Dewey Decimal System is not a good example of a taxonomy. Folksonomies are the exact opposite of the wisdom of crowds. Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data - New York Times. Science these days has basically turned into a data-management problem. For the most part, university students have used rather modest computing systems to support their studies.

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Tools 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of one expert categorizing information in taxonomy, lots of people can contribute to that categorization with folksonomy. Visual Blooms Taxonomy, by Michael Fisher. Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, and is feeling ready for 2010. Our blog topic for the month of January will be Web 2.0 and training. There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about Web 2.0 and how it changes EVERYTHING. Then again, the term web 2.0

Tools 120

Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility

Degreed

This approach starts with the company’s business plan disaggregated into the top skills needed to support it, resulting in an organization-wide taxonomy for future skills. What partnerships do I have to help me drive an organization-wide skills strategy and taxonomy?

knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/20/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Folksonomies: A User-Driven Approach to Organizing Content - UI. Folksonomies, a new user-driven approach to organizing information, may help alleviate some of the challenges of taxonomies. Sites with folksonomies include two basic capabilities: they let users add "tags" to information and they create navigational links out of those tags to help users find and organize that information later. 50 ways to become a better designer - Computer Arts. What is design?

Learning Solutions day 3: Saved the best for the last #LS2011

Challenge to Learn

And if that is not enough they connected these two to Ontologies, Taxonomies, Folksonomies and controled vocabularies. Today was incredible, my best conference day ever (and I have been to a few conferences). In the morning I attended 4 great sessions, the conference ended at noon. After that I walked to a mall and did some shopping. Back in the hotel I worked a bit and then got to spent some time at the pool, reading in Nancy Duarte’s book.

Next generation learning

Learning with 'e's

was organised around taxonomies and content was largely expert generated, Learning 2.0 has seen as shift toward user generated content, and the emergent property of folksonomies. In my previous blog post, the architecture of learning , I outlined some of the key characteristics of learning in a digital age, and started to identify some of the main differences between Learning 1.0 before social media) and Learning 2.0.

The architecture of learning

Learning with 'e's

Bloom's taxonomy is also a framework that might be applied to underpin and explain the levels of activity that would ensue from Learning 1.0 The emergent properties of content organisation are folksonomies, and are the product of loose organised that is bottom-up rather than top-down. One of the characteristics of Web 2.0, according to the man who coined the phrase, is to be found in its architecture. As far as Tim O'Reilly is concerned, Web 2.0

Finders keepers, losers weepers

Clive on Learning

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. Peter quotes David Sifry: Unlike rigid taxonomy schemes that people dislike, the ease of tagging for personal organisation with social incentives leads to a rich and discoverable folksonomy. A while back, someone (I think it was Jay Cross ) posted about Ambient Findability by Peter Morville.

EDEN saw play.

Learning with e's

Tom Wambeke's (KATHO, Belgium) session entitled 'Educational Blogging: in search of a general taxonomy', concluded that folksonomies were less hierarchical and more appropriate measures of blogs. Now I've had time to reflect upon the EDEN Conference in Napoli last week, I can report that it was a successful conference.

December's BIG QUESTION!!! Part I

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Podcasting, videocasting, Corporate YouTube, Tagging, folksonomies vs. taxonomies, social networking, are a few of the elements that make up the new ecosystem we called Learning2.0. What will you remember most about 2006? I've been planning my year in review post and just noticed THE BIG QUESTION. 2006 has been a GREAT year! I have several events to be remembered but most importantly 2006 will be remembered as the year of The Learning Triad: blogs, wikis, and RSS.