Academic blogging

Jenny Connected

There has been some discussion about whether academics should blog. Sometimes I feel that I can’t get the blog posts I want to make out fast enough. The advantage of blogging is that it can release you from the conventions of academic writing of the type done for journal articles.

2014 198

Pedagogy First Blog

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of March I was contacted by Lisa Lane and invited to write a blog post for her Programme for Online Teaching Blog. blog is taking over the main page at the Program for Online Teaching. In the meantime, what a great idea to keep people engaged, connected and interested, by setting up a multi-author blog. I’m not sure exactly how many blog posts there have been since the beginning of March, but probably about 20.

2015 136

Why we blog

Jenny Connected

Last night I attended a pre-course meeting in Collaborate in which the course convenors and a few course participants discussed why we blog. Participants are also asked to tag blog posts with ‘potcert’. After that, I persisted with blogging but became more careful about what I posted.

2012 189

15 years of blogging, FB and what’s next

Mathemagenic

Ton’s post on 15 Years of Blogging made me realise that I had reached similar milestone all the way back in June. From all my online experiences blogging has given me the most. That brings me to more blogging, less Facebook again. It has a lot of people from my “old times” blogging and professional network , that are hard to reach via blogs now since my RSS reading habits broke and lots of people are hardly blogging anyway.

2017 143

Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority.

2018 100

On Blogging

Web Social Architecture

After nearly a year at Razorfish, I’m resuscitating my blog. Because blogging gets me out of the weeds and makes me smarter. In a way, I kind of think blogs are dead. But for me, the practice of blogging is so very useful—it wakes me up to the interest and meaning of day-to-day things, and not doing it for the past year has made me dumber and less happy. Here are a couple tidbits about how I approach blogging in a way that really works for me: .

2011 133

Should CEOs Blog?

Elsua

Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive.

2013 246

Blog>> Rubbish Metadata

Green Chameleon

Metadata powers business intelligence. Patterns from metadata can be used to guide actions. Good metadata gives potential to good actions. Bad metadata is a waste of time. And when your customers have to navigate your rubbish metadata, you lose more than just business intelligence.

2015 205

ALTC2013 Blogging connections

Jenny Connected

One of the pleasures of ALT-C 2013 for me was that I discovered/met two readers of this blog who I was not aware of. These contacts were very meaningful for me and from them I was reminded of two reasons why blogging works for me. Blogging for me is about personal reflection. One of these two readers told me that for him his blogging days had dried up two years ago. Writing/blogging is not for everyone. Blogging props up my appalling memory.

2013 127

Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

2018 100

Why Blogging Still Matters

Elsua

It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter.

2013 214

Blog Aggregation

Jenny Connected

As with other MOOCs, the #fslt12 MOOC offers blog aggregation. Ultimately the decision was to aggregate the blog feeds into our WordPress home site. I have also been very interested in the work that Gordon Lockhart has been doing on scraping blog comments. This year one of the participants, Mel Chua was keen to try out the Planet Aggregator to pull in blog posts about communities of practice or which reference CPsquare.

Journoggers – Journalists that blog

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As more trained journalists move into the amateur blogging space, what are the fundamental differences in the blogging style between the two? I can spot a blogger that is a trained journalist a mile off – especially when they first start blogging.

2010 211

Blog>> KM Practitioner Interview Series: Arief Amron

Green Chameleon

Arief Amron joined the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia as Head of Knowledge Management in February 2014. Prior to that, he was with Maybank for 2 years and with Bank Negara for 14 years (of which 5 were in a KM role). Can you walk us through the current KM initiatives at the SC?

2016 242

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Elsua

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.

2014 230

On Blogging

Web Social Architecture

After nearly a year at Razorfish, I’m resuscitating my blog. Because blogging gets me out of the weeds and makes me smarter. In a way, I kind of think blogs are dead. But for me, the practice of blogging is so very useful—it wakes me up to the interest and meaning of day-to-day things, and not doing it for the past year has made me dumber and less happy. Here are a couple tidbits about how I approach blogging in a way that really works for me: .

2011 100

Blog>> Re-branding KM

Green Chameleon

I will elaborate on this concept in a series of blogs over the coming weeks and months. KM per se is not a sexy term - when speaking to others, particularly those I’m keen on building relationships with, flaunting the term ‘KM’ does not often jump-start inspiring and enthralling conversations - more the opposite! I believe that in repositioning what KM brings to an organisation under a new mantra or title can kick-start much more exciting and relevant conversations.

2017 100

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

By Guest Blogger Lisa Thiessen. Guest Blogger and Social Reporter Lisa Thiessen demonstrates tape tricks! You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about.

2015 141

Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa. Kootenay Life Uncategorized wiki Blogging career conversations Reflective practice

2013 223

Blog>> Re-inventing KM

Green Chameleon

KM per se is not a sexy term - when speaking to others, particularly those I’m keen on building relationships with, flaunting ‘KM’ does not often jump-start inspiring and enthralling conversations. What I believe is by repositioning what KM can bring to an organisation under a new mantra can kick-start much more exciting and relevant conversations. My name for KM concepts?

2017 100

My Blog – 2010 in review

Jenny Connected

I also like the fact that the Worpress team emailed it to me and didn’t put it straight onto my blog, i.e. they didn’t interfere with my blog – but they made it very easy to publish this and also to edit it, as I am doing now. Tagged: blog , blogging , Wordpress.

2010 142

Finding your blogging voice: lessons from Jack Kerouac

Jenny Connected

This morning I found a pingback on my last post about blogging and conscious incompetence. This came from Lisa Lane’s (online) teaching blog and her post – To Not Speak. But thinking about the beautiful blogging voices (Bonnie, Lisa and Paul and others) that seem to be undergoing, as Lisa puts it, ‘a crisis of confidence’, I am reminded of Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique for Modern Prose. That’s not to say that blogging needs always to be fast and furious.

2013 172

Networking Action » Blog

Networking Action

Networks & Change Global Action Networks Types of Change Success Competencies About Steve Waddell Roles Areas of Expertise Who Steve Works With Colleagues Contact NetworkingAction Events Event Calendar Publications General Other Books & Chapters in Books Other Publications, Reports and Presentations Publications by Others Working Papers Blog Net Dev Change Learning Leadership Policy/ad.

2010 146

Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. What do you do? Taxonomy alone is limited in what it can do. Search alone is also limited. Together, they become much smarter.

2018 176

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

By Guest Blogger Lisa Thiessen. Guest Blogger and Social Reporter Lisa Thiessen demonstrates tape tricks! You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about.

2015 130

Blog>> Rapid KM Assessment - a video introduction

Green Chameleon

Late last year we released our 1-day Rapid KM Assessment workshop , for organisations who want to figure out quickly where they stand in KM and in which direction they could proceed. The videos below give an overview of the workshop. Rapid KM Assessment Part 1. Rapid KM Assessment Part 2.

2018 130

Computer Lab: How to Blog for Business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to Blog for Business. This is a hands-on computer based course that takes you step by step through how to create, edit, tweak and promote a Wordpress Blog. SYDNEY 2nd October 2009 $490 AUD BOOK HERE How To Blog For Business. 9:30 – 10:45 am Blogging Decisions.

2009 205

Blog>> Organising Around Knowledge

Green Chameleon

2013 182

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs.

2011 197

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Elsua

The thing is vast majority of that advice about blogs keeps missing the whole point on what blogging is all about right from the start. So I thought for today I’ll take the liberty of dispensing this piece of advice on blogging itself: Ignore me, for your own good! Blog now!

2016 158

Blog>> UNICEF Knowledge Exchange Toolbox

Green Chameleon

The United Nations Children’s Fund has just released a set of tools and techniques for facilitating knowledge sharing, some of which have been written by very experienced facilitators. Check out their complete Toolbox

Blog>> Knowledge, Story, Insight

Green Chameleon

Gary’s new book on Insight has just come out (a riveting read, and incorporating material from the workshop) and Shawn has just done a nice blog post on the workshop with some of the graphic recordings done by the wonderful Wendy Wong.

2013 158

Blog>> Letting Facets Fly

Green Chameleon

In her novel The Four Gated City , Doris Lessing recounts a story about the Mullah Nasruddin, who bought a hawk in the marketplace, his only previous experience of birds being sparrows. When he got home, he became dissatisfied with the look of the bird, and trimmed its beak, talons and feathers. “That’s better; now you look more like a bird” he said. We have that problem in taxonomy and information architecture work all the time.

2013 166

Dashboard Simulations Blog Launched

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to annouce that I have just launched the Dashboard Simulations Blog where I will publish articles on the topics of Business Simulation Games, Informal Learning, Gamification, Experiential Learning and Game-based Learning.

2014 127

Blog>> Synaptica’s Vivs Long-Ferguson Interviews Patrick Lambe

Green Chameleon

In June this year, Patrick sat down (virtually) with Vivs Long-Ferguson of our partner Synaptica for an interview. Among the things they spoke about was how Patrick viewed the KM and taxonomy landscape. Here’s the transcript of that interview

2018 130

Blog aggregation

Jenny Connected

You remember all that talking we did about how difficult it was to keep tabs on all the blogs you wanted to follow - well Nancy White (who I’m sure you’ll remember from the CCK08 course if you didn’t already know her from elsewhere) and Tony Karrer have obviously recognised the difficulties of lesser mortals like me and created a blog aggregation site - Communities and Networks Connections. Did you follow the CCK08 course?

Blog Journalism: The World As Editor

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Jeff Jarvis has responded to New York Times slamming bloggers as unethical and without standards by pointing out that blogging is “process of journalism&# whereas mainstream media is “product journalism&#. . For some blogs, rumors are their stock in trade.”

2009 195

Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This year, Blog Action Day is focussing on Climate Change. The Founding Story: Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed in the summer of 2007. We encourage you to write about climate change in the context of how it relates to the topic of your blog.

2009 182

Blog>> The Magic Taxonomy Consultant

Green Chameleon

Rant Alert: Today seems like the umpteenth time this year that I’ve seen a spec for a taxonomy/metadata project that assumes you can just hire a consultant to look at your existing taxonomy/metadata model and critique and refine it, without any provision for analysis of business and user needs. It’s been getting so bad, that we at ISKO Singapore even ran a special workshop on that problem among others.

2017 100

Mothers blogging: Changing the world one blog post at a time

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

An Australia mother confronts a teacher who belittles her pre-school son – with the help of her blog community. We often are told that blogs and social media don’t change the world. I know that I said articles (blog posts) with comments is not community.

2010 189

Blog>> IKO Conference Blog is Up!

Green Chameleon

We have just launched the conference blog for our “Innovations in Knowledge Organisation” conference in June this year. In the first three posts we announce our Advisory Board, and give links to two useful applications of knowledge organisation and taxonomy work in big data analytics

2015 100

Blog>> Taxonomy Development Infographic

Green Chameleon

Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend. This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version. We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand. Let us know

2012 173

The Enduring Nature of Blogs and Blogging

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have looked at business blogs for some time. 500 had a corporate blog, up from 45% in 2009 and 39% in 2008.    Now in 2011, the use of blogging dropped to 37%. In contrast, they found, in a related study that blogs continued at the same 23% level in Fortune 500 companies.

2012 138