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Snips and Spaces: Managing Microlearning

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 in Papers

Interessantes Paper über “Microlearning” und die Kombination von Weblogs und Wikis:

Abstract. Radically lowering “barriers to publish”, wikis and weblogs are rapidly gaining acceptance as simple and hassle-free ways to share and link information in a community of interest (or overlapping communities of interest). Based on a working definition of microlearning as learning from microformats, we discuss the characteristics of both formats and outline problems that may arise in a microlearning context. We propose that by combining both formats to form an integrated whole, those problems can be largely solved. This is complemented by a description of several aspects of Vanilla, a system based on this idea.
(by Christian Langreiter, Andreas Bolka)

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XP Days 2006

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 in Links, Papers

xpdaysAm 24. November 2006 fanden in Hamburg die XP Days statt und es waren mal wieder interessante Vorträge darunter. Besonders empfehlen kann ich Agile Entwicklung a la “The Eclipse Way” von Martin Lippert, Developer Awareness von Shamsuddin Butt und “Information Radiation in der Praxis” von Ilja Preuß.

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WikiSym 2006

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 in Papers

2006 International Symposium on Wikis – August 21-23, 2006, Odense, Denmark

The research paper track presents and discusses breaking wiki research, the panels let you listen to and contribute to topics like “Wikis in Education” and “The Future of Wikis”, and the workshops let you get active and contribute to on-going research and practitioner work with your peers. (Many workshops accept walk-ins, so it is not too late!) Equally important, Gerard Muller of the Danish Open Space Institute and Ted Ernst will facilitate an on-going open space track at the Wiki Symposium.

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Wiki Symposium 2005

Posted on Sep 15, 2005 in Papers

The Wiki Symposium begins with a workshop about “WikiSpam” on 16 October in San Diego, CA . It will be co-located with the ACM OOPSLA 2005 conference.

Some of the interesting topics in my opinion are:

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Calculating the True Price of Software

Posted on Jul 27, 2005 in Papers

Therefore, the major difference in worldview between open source advocates and proprietary software license advocates is explainable as a differing opinion on the correct value of the volatility of maintenance and upgrade pricing. People who believe that the pricing on maintenance is stable and unlikely to change see greater intrinsic value in the software. People who fear that the pricing is subject to large fluctuations see no intrinsic value in the up-front license; stripped of the options, the license value approaches $0.

For the open source movement, perhaps a better way to position the change that OSS is making is this: we’re converting warrants on future maintenance and enhancements into options, which means that instead of having a sole supplier (warrants), we have created a third-party market (options) of these derivatives.

How capitalistic is that?

by Robert Lefkowitz (link to article)

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Paper: Communicating Communities

Posted on Dec 6, 2004 in Papers

Direct Verbal Communication as a Catalyst of Agile Knowledge Sharing

This paper discusses the role of conversation and social interactions as the key element of effective knowledge sharing in an agile process. It also presents the observations made during a repeated experiment on knowledge sharing conducted in various groups of professionals and students. The study suggests that the focus on the pure codified approach is the critical reason of Tayloristic team failure to effectively share knowledge among all stakeholders of a software project. Drawing on the knowledge-as-relationship perspective of knowledge sharing we theorize that verbal face-to-face interaction facilitates achieving higher velocity accomplishments by software development teams.

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