I have been following the progress on the wiki as the collaborations have developed.
I was asked, quite rightly, to clarify further what direction I am hoping to see the assignment take.
Here is a little more discussion on each of the main sections:
- Executive Summary;
This part is as I expect fairly self-evident. What I am looking to see is only a couple sentences at most that summarise the 6 subsequent sections. Identify what you are discussing, who might be involved in the space and where you see it going. Save the discussion surrounding the reflection for that section alone.
- Definition of the Issue/Topic and Associated Terms;
Why is the space/sector/service important to discuss? What’s going on in this world. What direction is it going?
- Main streams of thought in the area Companies or Technologies Active in the Area and an exploration of their product/service
When I refer to main streams of thought this is a reflection on the shape of the space in general. IS it growing, are there new entrants? Are old entrants fading away or loosing marketshare? Are new technologies changing the landscape in this area? Is there an emerging controversy? Are we learning more about the impact of this area on society more broadly that is shaping the future?
- The competitive landscape
What companies/service providers are most active in this space? Why are they successful/dominant? What could change this and are there signs that you might identify (technological/social/political) that could change the existing order?
- How this Issue/Topic ties into module discussion topics;
Are there issues that have arisen in the forum discussions, the responses to blog postings or on twitter that are relevant to this discussion?
- Individual issues as provided for each topic.
If there are issues raised in the particular topic discussion on this blog that I ask – please address them, otherwise feel free to be creative here – creative confidence 😉
- A reflection on the experience of working on a document collaboratively.
Finally, I would like you to think about the challenges, strengths, advantages, disadvantages of working on an organic document in a wiki as a group.