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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. Tools - A Summary makes me wonder if maybe we aren't being too groupware/Enterprise IT oriented (too restrictive) and not soloware/emergent oriented

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Computer-Based Training: Definition, Benefits and Cost

Epilogue Systems

E-learning systems may also feature video conferencing, email, blogs, wikis, newsgroups, chat rooms, and groupware to improve communications. Computer-based training (CBT) has been around for years, but it is still a relatively new concept compared to traditional instructor-led training. CBT is a type of eLearning that delivers learning content and exercises over the Internet or through a company’s local area network.

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How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

Collaboration : Collaborative software (also referred to as groupware, workgroup support systems or simply group support systems) is computer software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals. As a learning and development professional, I have often struggled with the question, “how can we keep up with the constant and increasing need for learning and demand for training?&#

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

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. It doesn’t happen all the time.

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Breaking eggs

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract for my chapter, which discusses wiki cultures and Darwikianism (the survival of the fittest - or most accurate - wiki pages): The use of group oriented software, or groupware, encourages students to generate their own content and can foster supportive and dynamic communties of learning. One of my recent book chapters starts with the statement 'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.'

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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.

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The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

“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. To everything there is a season.

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It’s a matter of culture

The Learning Circuits

They could have encouraged rather than neglected the potential of the expensive and hard to deploy groupware (Lotus Notes) they began investing in during the 90s. I'd like to follow up on my last post and also weigh in on the question of investment in formal training and informal learning. I tend to see the world through my own professional lens, which is that of culture.

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Co-creation

Jay Cross

groupware. ( Fortune Magazine ). The Times of London calls C.K. Prahalad “the No. 1 most influential management thinker in the world.&# I wouldn’t argue. And he’s about to contribute another important idea to business. The buzzword you’ll be hearing and using a lot more is “ co-creation.&# It’s the latest addition to the Prahalad lexicon, which you’re already employing, perhaps without knowing it.