Weaving The Social Layer Across Your Organization
Mar 05, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You may remember a few years ago when these pages were full of web 2.0, e-learning 2.0 and the social layer. As documented by David Armano, these technologies have now made their way through pre-commercialization hype, the inevitable disappointment, and are weaving their way in to enterprise adoption. Total: 186
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Re: Weaving The Social Layer Across Your Organization

Recently, I have noticed, that not a day goes by at the University, where I find myself thinking that an academic social network would solve that problem or another, not just to facilate student engagement for Teaching & Learning, but for most anything needing a sustained organic communication, collaboration, community-building and/or information dissemination.

I could see University researchers easily discovering who else on camous (or elsewhere) have done common research, committees using a private social network site for fluid communication, asychronous (and real-time) collaboration, document repositories, a blog, a calendar, etc. along with a social subsite public to a large audience at the University and another social subsite open to the world.

An academic social network that is intuitive, self-service, with granual sharing controls and intelligent roles and privileges for individuals.

Sounds so obvious for many of us. I wonder why it has taken so long to mature into the productivity environments that they could become.

Greetings from Chicago.
--- Ed Garay [Comment] [Permalink]

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