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Blue Ocean Strategy for website re-design

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Maish wrote an excellent post at PebbleRoad : Mapping your website redesign strategy an web re-design strategy which follows the Eliminate, Reduce, Raise and Create framework as described in Blue Ocean Strategyfor ‘business re-design’!

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January 27th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Community Created Content : eBook

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Community Created ContentCommunity Created Content by Finnish copyfighters Herkko Hietanen, Ville Oksanen and Mikko Valimaki.Free pdf download.(2 mb)

Designing services that harness the wealth of their users’ creativity is not trivial. Finding a balance between exclusive copyright and open has turned out to bea delicate task. The book “Community Created Content” is written to help its readers to understand the legal, business and policy issues affecting community created content. The aim was to write a handy reference and a useful overview of a complex subject. Main emphasis is on the legal underpinnings of community created content. The book also describes users’ different motives of sharing their works. Several case studies help to illustrate how businesses can adapt to accommodate community created content.

The book will be also available for purchase through Turre Publishing, Amazon.com

Found Via : Boing Boing

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January 27th, 2007 at 3:49 pm

John Seely Brown: Future of Education

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John Seely Brown spoke about spoke at a conference on technology and education at MIT. [ZDNet reports]

Some great quotes :

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2066/johnseelybrownreleaseei4.jpgRather than treat pedagogy as the transfer of knowledge from teachers who are experts to students who are receptacles, educators should consider more hands-on and informal types of learning. These methods are closer to an apprenticeship, a farther-reaching, more multilayered approach than traditional formal education.

I’m not saying that knowledge is socially constructed, but our understanding of that knowledge is socially constructed.

As you work shoulder to shoulder with other kids, all the work you do and work in progress is done in public. So others understand what you’re thinking. The evolution of the Internet can facilitate this approach, he said. Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis and blogs, make information sharing and content creation easier. Online communities are forming around a wide variety of topics. Amateur astronomers, for example, are sharing information among themselves and even with professionals.

Also Read:

Learning 2.0 and Learner 2.0

Notes from KM Asia 2005: Part I: John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown : New Learning Environments

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January 27th, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Collaborative Data Visualization at Many Eyes by IBM

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Many Eyes IBM alphaWorks launched Many Eyes, a service that combines information visualization with social software, enabling collaborative visualization by groups of users.

Although it is technically in beta (Currently, you cannot edit or delete data you uploaded), the concept is nice, apart from the great interactive tools, a collaborative space to discuss different methods of data visualization. Cool! :)

Many Eyes Page

The service presents a set of interactive visualizations that provide insight into a variety of topics, varying from cereal nutrition data to fertility rates of countries worldwide. In addition, visitors are able to upload new data sets and create their own visualizations.

Through the creation of new visualizations, discussion forums, and the addition of new data sets, visitors to Many Eyes can do more than merely look at data: They can truly collaborate around it. Users can point out interesting findings, share possible explanations, ask questions, and contribute new information to the site. The result is a process of social data analysis that goes beyond mere visualization: Also provided are additional context and explanations, faster access to interesting findings, and the ability to share visualizations with colleagues.

How does it work?

The heart of the site is a collection of data visualizations. Users might want to begin by browsing through these collections or by simply exploring. The visualizations are based on a collection of publicly-shared data sets held on this site. One can see that many data sets and visualizations are the subject of active discussions. One can also go directly to the latest comments that other users have made.If users have data that they would like to share, they can add it to the collection. After it is on the site, it will be available for others to see, talk about, and visualize. One can choose from an array of chart and graph types to make one’s own visualization.

Also Read: Infographics: Primer for Learning Content Designer

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January 24th, 2007 at 10:10 am

101 Dumbest Moments in Business from Business 2.0

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101 Dumbest Moments in Business The year’s biggest boors, buffoons, and blunderers

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January 24th, 2007 at 10:10 am