The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice …

What is the social web?

Photo: Ron Mader, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (Some rights reserved) It’s easier than ever to use the social web. This page addresses how to make the most of social media — the platforms, channels, and apps which allow members/users to post, share, rank, share, and often remix user-generated content. Much of this is ostensibly free, though …

What’s a wiki?

Poster (Some rights reserved) The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. For the purposes of Planeta.com, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being logged. That said, many of …

Collaborative Editing

Lingo Cards Collaborative Editing = process of writing and editing documents by two or more people Focus on this for a moment — how many ways do we have for collaborative editing? The process is usually non-existent — one person does all the work, feedback is limited. The alternative, however, is much brighter. We create …

Microphilanthropy

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Microphilanthropy = Grassroots effort to engage locals and visitors by assisting projects with small donations of time and money. Philanthropic donations of time, money, property and work have the power to create mutually beneficial experiences for visitors and locals. The difference between microphilanthropy and philanthropy is that the first has …

Making the most of the #YearOfOpen

2017 was the Year of Open. Hands up, please for those who know what this means. Everyone else, please check out the oeconsortium and yearofopen.org Hashtag: #YearOfOpen Also see: open The #YearOfOpen celebrated three anniversaries: ​2002 – 15 years ago the term “Open Educational Resources” was created, the Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and the first Creative Commons licenses debuted 2007 – 10 years ago …

2016 NetHui Roadtrip: If this grabs your attention, please stand

If this grabs your attention, please stand. New Zealand shows the world how to stage an engaging event. My current choice of a benchmark event with livestreaming video is New Zealand’s NetHui which since 2010 has made the most of face-to-face networking and online interaction. And in 2016, the annual event simply hit the road. October …