I'm about to try and conduct an online survey on the usefulness of weblogs for knowledge sharing, and I need some guidance in finding an appropriate tool. What I need is something that will help me build a HTML form that people can fill in and that will accumulate the submitted results into a file in a friendly format (e.g., text). (My university has Apache servers.)
Thomas and Alex have both pointed me to the (commercial) SurveyMonkey.com service, which looks decent. Anyone know of better alternatives? Please let me know! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There's been a flurry of activity lately on social software, and it seems to me that the people who are interested in this do not know about each other as much as they should. To try and help that I've started a social software wiki page where I list various related tools, groups and resources. I also have a people page highlighting some public contributions to fueling thinking in this area. If you're not listed and feel you belong there, please do add yourself.
Here's a prediction: practical and theoretical knowledge about social software will bloom during the year 2003, and this will have a lasting influence on knowledge management (among other things).
Ivan Illich passed away last week. I hadn't realized--well, I guess I hadn't realized he was still alive. There was a nice obituary in the Guardian. I will venture a prediction: Illich will be more widely read in the next ten years than he has been in the past ten. This is a different world. [Halavais news]
Someone recently blogged links to several works by Illitch available online, but I lost the reference. Can anyone help me?
Cheating karma. I’ve used variations on a karma system in a number of classes over the last few years, but none as large as the 100-person “Media in the Information Age” last semester. It was something of a trial run, and there were imperfections. I guess it ranked the equivalent of a “revise and resubmit.” Two clear failures: [Blog de Halavais]
Discussions of failure often illuminate things as much, if not more, than success stories. Alex's report is a case in point. It's really too bad that most peer-reviewed research publications have no space for negative results - thought things are changing: see e.g. this.
A collection of pointers to French language resources, people, etc. on knowledge management. Please edit the page to share your links if you have some. What do you think?  links to this post 10:44:05 AM