Part one of a two-part series
by Josh Welsh
Fredrickson Communications Usability Analyst
Wikis and other online collaboration tools have been around for several years now. Wikipedia is the best-known example of a wiki, and its growth has been nothing short of tremendous. From the time it was launched in 2001 until 2007, Wikipedia grew by an astonishing 19 million percent.
As wikis have grown on the World Wide Web, businesses have looked for ways to implement this tool at the enterprise level. Several of our clients use wikis for collaboration, as do my colleagues here at Fredrickson Communications.
But how can you cut through the hype and make the best possible use of this tool? Is it enough just to install wiki software on your intranet and tell your employees to start writing? Read more . . .
by J. Hruby
Fredrickson Communications Marketing Director
I always ask the employees here at Fredrickson Communications to send me links to timely and interesting articles and blog entries. Here are a few recent ones in the realm of usability, learning, and communications that I think you’ll find interesting:
This is a great primer on the subject of usability as it relates to eLearning courses. eLearning, after all, is a form of software. This article provides a thorough introduction for the eLearning professional who’s interested in understanding how usability can enhance the eLearning user’s experience. Read the article . . .
Many of Fredrickson’s clients have expressed an interest in exploring the potential of social media tools to enhance learning and communication within their organizations.
Two issues almost immediately come to the forefront in these discussions:
1. How will our company culture react to this technology?
2. What can be done to select and introduce tools to make them more likely to succeed?
Adam Christensen has some good thoughts on this topic in his blog entry (with a related slide show). Read the blog entry. . .