Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

At first I thought Microsoft Loop was their version of Miro, an application that allows people to collaboratively create planning diagrams. But on closer look, it seems more similar to Jira, which is a project management tool. That seems to be Loop's focus. I've used both over the years and they're, um, OK, but I don't love them. Helen Blunden says, "the beauty of these canvases is that you can share them to others (they sit in your OneDrive); they do away with the need for access and privileges to the full Microsoft programs (if your organisation allows that!) and it’s like ‘your brain’. Everything is there connected to each other." Bonus: there's a lovely Easter Egg in the Microsoft promotional video, where the collaborators are Jim and Mira - an obvious (to me) homage to Jira (and maybe Miro).

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