Global Sensemaking

Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wicked Problems

Simon Buckingham Shum's Blog – June 2008 Archive (3)

DIAC demo paper

Here's the demo that Anna is going to give at DIAC this month:

De Liddo, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2008). Knowledge Media Tools for Capturing Deliberation in Participatory Spatial Planning. Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing: Conference on Online Deliberation. June 26-29, 2008, Berkeley,


[Preprint:… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on June 3, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

Open Archives Initiative: Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE)

Possibly an important new standard for referring to a meaningful collection of material called a Resource Map... I note the interest in helping Web 2.0 apps to reference these, though not had time to figure out what they mean by this...

From the primer: "The ORE Model makes it possible to associate identities with aggregations of web resources and to describe their structure and semantics. It does this by introducing the… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on June 3, 2008 at 10:30 — No Comments

What does a Sensemaking API look like?

In the SocialLearn project here at the OU [fledgling site], we are developing an API for "Social Learning"... think Google's OpenSocial, but tailored for learning in social networks.

This is all under wraps at present, but we might ask what does it mean to create a sensemaking API? Is this really the same as a learning API, which might allow you to share learning objectives via Twitter, Facebook and SN-tool XYZ?

Or is… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on June 3, 2008 at 9:00 — 5 Comments




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