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 GNOSS guide for... including GNOSS in your web site

The GNOSS widget lets you take content of the GNOSS communities to the websites of users and people interested in the information shared on the net. How does it work?
1. Enter the GNOSS community that you want to see on your website. In the ‘I want to’ menú you’ll find the option ‘Create a widget’. Click on it and you’ll go to the settings page.
2. The page shows you four options: number of resources, width, code and preview.
Number of resources: You may include a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 resources of the choosen community. These contents are the latest ones that have been uploaded to the community. If you want to see how they’ll be shown, take a look at this picture of the ‘Preview’. In this way, you can define the appearance of GNOSS on your web.
Width: The widget can have a width between 220 and 650 pixels. Like with the number of resources, you have a preview to see the result.
Code: the text box gives you the code you need to paste into your website so that GNOSS adds contents. Copy and paste, so easy.
Preview: it offers the look you’ve defined for your widget. As you can see, the header displays the logo and title in your community. From there, you have a resource list and a widget footer that lets you keep surfing more resources of the community.
3. As an appetizer, we’ll show you examples of GNOSS widget integrations

The Asociación de Empresas Riojanas TIC, AERTIC (ICT Companies Association of La Rioja) considered the possibility of offering its members updated contents with information about the sector. To do so, it changed the widget of its GNOSS community and expanded its size to fit the structure of its website. In this way, visitors of AERTIC web can now have a bulletin board with the constant updating that the GNOSS community enables.
The blog 'Ideas Aumentadas' offers a very interesting and comprehensive content on ‘marketing’. Its creator is responsible for two GNOSS communities: Branding and Marketing Aumentado. In them, he and other GNOSS users share information on these two issues. The blog offered the chance to edit a column to include more comments. At that point, the GNOSS widget has become an excellent complement to the blog entries: it enriches the blog with new contents, shows updated information and links to the GNOSS communities.


Publicado el 9.8.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for… journalists
The mass media and journalists have doubts about the scenario in which they will develop their profession in the near future. The temporal coincidence of several crises affecting the foundations of the profession has launched many questions about its role in the internet broader context that internet is. GNOSS proposes an integrating space for defining the role of professional in the conversation that takes place on the Web.

Trends Radar
The orientation of the GNOSS communities GNOSS puts particular emphasis on resources with information that explores the technological innovation and new ways to understand and apply the learning, among other areas. The aim is to detect and identify trends in various fields in cooperation with the user input. To do this, GNOSS promotes the use of its different tools among internauts with scientific, academic, professional and researcher profiles. Most resources that build the communities locate, discover and present very valuable information for its novelty in very specific fields. Thus, a journalist can monitor and find out new content on his/her corresponding specialty: GNOSS works as a powerful radar to discover information. How? A user can subscribe to the communities that interest him/her most and receive a daily or weekly email with the contents of his interest.

New role as 'community manager'
GNOSS promotes the integration of the journalist in the context of an open network with multiple sources and content. The professional is no longer limited to broadcast, the information is not unidirectional: (the) journalist is part of a conversation in which he/she has to participate. GNOSS enables the user to lead and manage a reputation not only as a producer of content, but as administrator of communities managing the quality of information and promoting the dissemination of trends and new content.

The NextMedia community
If GNOSS speaks of trends, the mass media are an intrinsic part of GNOSS. The NextMedia community is the virtual space where students, professionals and interested users can share information and have discussions. If the future of media is on the Web, GNOSS wants to discuss on this future that is already here..


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... discovering GNOSS in ten steps

We are a little insistent, we know, but ... we want to make it very easy for you. If you’ve just signed up for GNOSS, you may have questions about what content and services you have in our network. Therefore, we offer you a guide to take your first steps in GNOSS.
  1. Surf freely and find out interesting content: GNOSS users are grouped into communities where they share information that they consider relevant or featured on a particular subject. For example, community Innova is a virtual space for scientists, researchers, technicians, entrepreneurs, managers... who want to work together to create a knowledge base with quality content on innovation. In this virtual space, you can discover and enjoy new and interesting content. You can access the list of all GNOSS communities and surf freely the most suited to your concerns and interests.
  2. Sign up: If you like the content you’ve seen in GNOSS and you feel that you also can contribute interesting and useful information to communities, we recommend that you sign up for GNOSS. As well as see the contents, you can share, comment, add your own resources to communities that are of your interest and, most important, interact with people who share the same interests as you.
  3. Share content: the base of the GNOSS communities is collaborative and participatory work of its members. Surely you appreciate the work of people who have shared and described the information that have interested you. This is a work that produces many benefits for all. So can you collaborate too. How? The easiest way is to share resources (content and information) in communities. A resource is a webpage, a PDF, an Excel spreadsheet, a PowerPoint presentation... that you want to be heard and used by other people and that you think fits with the purpose of a community. When you have joined a community, you can include these files very easily from 'Add a new resource'. For each of these resources you’ll have to put a title, a description, some tags (these are the concepts that the information you share suggests you) and make an association to the community categories. If you want to go a little further, comment other people resources, send links to your contacts, talk (we’ll tell you a bit more about this later).
  4. Upload information from your browser, Office suite or Windows: to make your work easier in GNOSS, we offer a selection of tools to share the resources you like the most from wherever you want.For example, if you think that the text document you are working on is interesting, you can upload it directly from Word to GNOSS clicking a tab.
  5. Find: in GNOSS you can look for people, organizations and resources thanks to its search tools. GNOSS allows simple and advanced searches, through the tags of people, organizations and resources, and also navigate through the elements of the categories index. Warning! GNOSS is a semantic web, which means that their systems are able to interpret or ‘understand’ the information of the documents it contains. That will help you to find what you really want in a more intuitive and personalized way.
  6. Invite your workmates and friends to join GNOSS: your interests can be very similar to those of people in your personal or professional environment. Therefore, you might want them to access the GNOSS communities and contents. You can invite them to GNOSS. Their contributions will enrich the quality and value of information and content that interest you most.
  7. Create your own communities: after having navigated through the GNOSS communities you may have identified areas without a proposed virtual space. This is your opportunity to lead, bring relevance and popularity to the content you are most attracted to. You can create and manage a community on the topic you want. Besides, you have the option of selecting the privacy level you want for your content: from maintaining the maximum confidentiality to selecting the maximum visibility in the network. GNOSS allows to create communities with the degree of privacy that is needed: private room, private, restricted access and public communities.
  8. Contact and talk with people who share your interests: Get involved with GNOSS because people and organizations (corporations, associations ...) can make contacts and friends based on their interests. GNOSS provides an internal messaging service to connect with people you choose. In addition, resources can be commented to discuss on the GNOSS contents and information.
  9. Create your curriculum vitae and your virtual hard disk (your computer on the network?): Your digital identity is important. Have you ever thought about why in the offline world you can introduce yourself at each place in the most appropriate way, while in the world of other social networks you can only be one forever? With GNOSS you can overcome these limitations and show yourself in every GNOSS community and elsewhere on the network as you consider suitable. GNOSS allows you to generate and manage different identities from a unified space. Think about it. GNOSS gives you the option of posting your curriculum vitae on the internet with an advantage over other services: you can develop as many identities as you want (it is not the same to submit your curriculum vitae in different contexts). Also, as a GNOSS user, you can have a personal space for resources to save your files. You’ll have access to them from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. For your security, GNOSS lets you choose what information you make public (and thereby helping to build your digital reputation) and what you keep private.
  10. Work collaboratively on your projects. GNOSS has a document manager tool that allows multiple users to work together in a document, either as wikis, or as resources that have several editors and readers. This facilitates the development of a project, a scientific paper or a research report. With these tools you can create versions of a document and save its history: you can do everything a good document management application enables and always on the net!


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... open government

Administrations have changed the way they interact with people thanks to the conversation environments that the Web offers. Governments are open to the citizens to listen, share and create ideas in a collaborative and continuous exchange context. GNOSS offers tools to promote and further develop this relational change.

The social phenomenon created by Barack Obama on his way as the democratic candidate and subsequent election as President of the United States has focused the policy innovation in the development of strategies in environments that promote social networking on the internet. You don’t understand a President Obama without a campaign with social media; as it doesn’t make sense to talk about citizen participation without open and transparent governments. GNOSS provides a platform for promotion of relations between citizens, politicians and administration staff. This guide about government 2.0 aims to bring closer these concepts and provide an approach to the development of administrative and political conversation on the Web.


This guide on open government is an evolution of the wiki article ‘government 2.0’ launched by GNOSS. The aim is to deal with these concepts and provide an approach to the development of administrative and political conversation on the Net.



The bureaucracy and the multiplicity of speakers make difficult the creation of legal rules in which a large group of citizens and organizations has to express their opinions. Sometimes the launching of a project is a uthopia in view of the difficulty of bringing together the parties involved and get them to work as a team. GNOSS provides document management tools that can bring solutions to these problems.
Example: in the development of a by-law or regulation public parking, a town concil may create a private community in GNOSS, where only the main actors with opinion on the matter would participate. Thus, taxi drivers, neighbours, drivers ... could contribute their ideas to a collaborative document. GNOSS allows you to track and control the history of a document from its origin to its final version. With the input from the users participating in the community, a collaborative regulation would be elaborated. This is far from the tedious task of recovering emails or files sent from different sources to fit the puzzle of a draft document.
A private community in GNOSS orders and follows the evolution of the document from the beginning to the end. It offers transparency, participation and conversation in the same space and with specific goals.
Collective thinking
Local plans, Environment reports, Youth programs... Development strategies for a región are no longer discussed just on a desk. The Net enables to contrast ideas, draw conclusions and outline work plans from collective thinking. GNOSS offers some services to know and process the opinion of citizens in an open and collaborative way.
This is the case of the SWOT tool, which can give you the collective ideas about an actor in a social context. For example, one may consider the role of a town council in the development of new technologies. A working group coordinated by editors can work on a list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities  and threats. It’s the starting point. From there, you select the people or interest groups that will participate in the development of the SWOT analysis with their votes, comments and even new factors. The results will be represented in complete statistics easy to analyze. Case Study: GNOSS has created a SWOT analysis on ‘La pyme española en internet’ (The Spanish SME on the Internet) where more than 30 professionals are giving their opinions.
Relationships with citizens
One trend related to the development of open governments is the transparency of data and information. A political entity can create a community where it shares resources containing statistical data or documentation that remains on the administration archive department. With this information, citizens can create their own applications and even manage their relationship with the administration.
Example: An open GNOSS community on employment that includes detailed statistical data from a local or a regional environment. This option offers some opportunities to human resource companies. The information contained in it can be useful to create an application for the development of a specialized profile with the specific strengths and expertise for towns and even neighborhoods. Thus, it is able to raise, for example, very specific training activities.
Trend hunting in politics
The concepts for the development of gov 2.0 in local administration that this guide describes are inspired by real examples that you can see on the net. These initiatives are shared in the GNOSS 'Politics 2.0’ community. This space contains reports, studies, links and news with trends in open and inclusive government.


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... coolhunters

Internet is a great square where conversation branches out and distributes. For GNOSS, many users share highly specialized information in specified fields. Actually, they show new movements, ideas and projects that will play a leading role in the future. So, GNOSS can be a useful tool for people who want to detect and follow emerging trends.


A quick search
The person who wants to find a trend (coolhunter) can have a quick overview of what topics are ‘cooking’ in the GNOSS communities by entering the list of communities. He has two very simple options there. He can see the tag cloud and watch what the main terms and concepts on the resources shared in GNOSS are. At first glance, he will identify detect what words stand out from the rest because they are bigger size. For example, in the first GNOSS months, you can see that terms like collective thinking and knowledge management have a remarkable presence. Another option for the coolhunter is to review the list of communities that are immediately after the tag cloud. GNOSS shows first the most active communities.

‘Trend topics’ by communities
GNOSS tags could resemble what has been called ‘trend topics’. In the area of a community is more likely to take advantage of their usefulness. If the manager is proactive, he will usually modify the community tags so that the content is updated. These tags contain concepts and trends that may be interesting. Clicking on them, the user enters the GNOSS search engine, where he can associate that concept with other ones related on the basis of his interest.

Trends leaders
The powerful GNOSS search engine makes possible to find people and organizations that are working in very specific fields. By searching, you can access their profile. If the user has made it public, his resources can be a good source of information on what is ‘moving’in his field. You can also reach a user from a community: perhaps he’s bringing the most resources and is leading a trend.


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS


GNOSS guide for… social networks from GNOSS
If you want, GNOSS may be the panel to organize your digital identity on the Net. We want to make the work easier for you, that’s why we’re adapting to your interests. GNOSS lets you share  the resources you choose with the most important social networks.  
When you go to the resources of a community, GNOSS gives you the option to export those contents to another network. Under the resource tags, you will find a row with the icons of the most important bookmarking services and networks (we accept more proposals, let us know your suggestions). Now, GNOSS connects with Facebook, LinkedIn, Delicious, Reddit and Negóciame.
For Twitter, we’ll explain more options to you:
  • Personal ‘tweets’: it enables you to write ‘tweets’ from GNOSS. To do that, go to ‘Edit profile’ in your profile (the personal or the organization one, if you are an administrator). On that page you will find an option that says ‘I have a Twitter account’. Click on it and enter your user name. Twitter will ask you for your password later. Since then, you will be able to send your ‘tweets’ from GNOSS.
    To use this new service, click on ‘Tweet' from your ‘I want to...’ menu. A text box will appear and there you can type in what you want and continue the conversation with your Twitter contacts.
  • ‘Tweets’ of a community: the microblogging service has become a media to communicate in an efficient and direct way. GNOSS offers you a new option: you can automatically broadcast on Twitter all your GNOSS community content. Each time you upload a resource you will see a ‘tweet’ with the file title, internet address… you have uploaded to GNOSS. The message will be completed with the hashtag you’ve chosen previously for your community. To activate your Twitter channel, you have to go to the ‘I want to’ menu, click on ‘Manage the community’ and then go to the ‘Utilities’ tab. Here you will find the option ‘Activate Twitter account’. The microblogging service will ask you for the username and password that you registered on Twitter previously.
  • User profile on Twitter:Our new application lets you see the profile of a user on Twitter. To do this, go to 'People and Organizations' and look for the person you want to find. Once found, go to his profile. If he has enabled his Twitter account in GNOSS, next to his biography you will see an option to 'Follow me on Twitter'.


Publicado el 25.6.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... entrepreneurs

Consultancies, finantial grants, subsidies ... Starting a business project seems a simple way according to a wide range of information sources. However, only the professional who risks knows the difficulty and needs for more specific guidance. In GNOSS he can find a partner on his way to generate business.
Information for the entrepreneur     
The GNOSS user that has consider starting a personal project os has just launched a business proposal to the market has available several sources to help him get information and even make decisions. The list of GNOSS communities has some specialized spaces to share and view resources:
  • Emprendedores (Entrepreneurs): a digital meeting space designed to connect the mind and the knowledge of professionals who have tested their talents to start a new business and need inspiration, judgment and support.
  • Empresa Familiar (Family Business): community that enables the exchange of information, experiences and knowledge about all aspects concerning the family business.
  • Expopyme: virtual space that provides resources on Expopyme, the most important event in Spain in terms of SMEs.
Another option is to create a new community with a specialty in which your company develops its activity or is about to start business. Example: Your business is dedicated to emerging public relations online. You can create your own virtual space with a thematic community dedicated to this specialty including resources and sources of quality which deal with and deepen on the field of public relations. You can upload your reports, opinion columns, featured posts...
What’s this space for? It is an excellent business card for the entrepreneur user: it shares quality information and, at the same time, builds a digital reputation that can open him doors in his industry. On the other hand, it attracts talent and professionals related to that field.
And another proposal: If you are looking for funding, why don’t you create a community to manage the relationships with potential investors? GNOSS provides the privacy you require.
Organization as a user   
GNOSS allows the user to sign up as an organization. With this option, the entrepreneur can have a website in which he presents and shows his products to all the users. In addition, GNOSS lets you create your own intranet and manage your own hard disk on the Net.
With the organization user, the entrepreneur can make contacts with other professionals who participate in GNOSS and share their concerns.


Do you need skilled professionals?
GNOSS can also be very useful to find people for your new business staff. In the tab ‘People and organizations’ you have the option to do a specific search in the areas and sectors related to your activity.
From ‘Search options’ you have the possibility of finding profiles based on your interests (communities) and even the geographic location of GNOSS users who have chosen to be visible. Example: you’re looking for a professional with expertise in media. If you access the drop-down search menu, you can find some communities related to journalism. For example, select ‘Next Media’ and look for profiles that may interest you by adding a geographical location and, if you want, a more specific specialization such as ‘corporate communications’.



Publicado el 19.5.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

Guía GNOSS para... conocer GNOSS en diez pasos
Somos un poco pesados, lo sabemos, pero… queremos ponértelo muy fácil. Si acabas de registrarte en GNOSS, puede que tengas alguna duda sobre qué contenidos y servicios puedes disfrutar en nuestra red. Por ello, te ofrecemos una guía para que des tus primeros pasos en GNOSS.


  1. Navega libremente y descubre contenidos interesantes: los usuarios de GNOSS se agrupan en comunidades en las que comparten información que consideran relevante o destacada en un tema concreto. Por ejemplo, la comunidad Innova es un espacio virtual para los científicos, investigadores, técnicos, emprendedores, gestores…, que desean trabajar juntos para crear una base de conocimiento con contenidos de calidad sobre innovación. En dicho espacio virtual, puedes descubrir y disfrutar de nuevos e interesantes contenidos. Puedes acceder al listado de todas comunidades de GNOSS y navegar libremente por las que más se adapten a tus inquietudes e intereses.
  2. Regístrate: si los contenidos que has visto en GNOSS son de tu agrado y consideras que tú también puedes aportar información útil e interesante a las comunidades, te recomendamos que te registres en GNOSS. Así, además de ver y disfrutar de los contenidos, podrás compartirlos, hacer comentarios, aportar tus propios recursos a las comunidades que sean de tu interés y, lo más importante, relacionarte con gente que comparte los mismos intereses que tú.
  3. Comparte contenidos: la base de las comunidades de GNOSS es el trabajo colaborativo y participativo de sus miembros. Seguramente aprecias el trabajo de las personas que han compartido y descrito las informaciones que te han interesado. Se trata de un trabajo que produce muchos beneficios para todos. Por eso, tú también puedes colaborar. ¿Cómo? El modo más sencillo es compartir recursos (contenidos e informaciones) en las comunidades. Un recurso es una página web, un pdf, una hoja Excel, una presentación PowerPoint…, que te parece digna de ser conocida y utilizada por otras personas y que crees que encaja con el propósito de una comunidad. Si te has suscrito a una comunidad, puedes incluir estos contenidos con suma facilidad desde ‘Añadir recurso’. En cada uno de estos recursos tendrás que poner un título, una descripción, unas etiquetas (son los conceptos que te sugiere la información que compartes) y realizar una asociación a las categorías de la comunidad. Si quieres ir un poco más adelante, comenta los recursos de otras personas, envía enlaces a tus contactos, conversa.
  4. Sube la información desde tu navegador, la suite Office o Windows: para facilitarte el trabajo en GNOSS, te ofrecemos una selección de herramientas para que puedas compartir los recursos que más te gustan desde donde tú quieras. Por ejemplo, si te parece que el documento de texto que estás trabajando es interesante, lo puedes subir directamente desde Word a GNOSS haciendo clic en una pestaña.
  5. Encuentra: en GNOSS puedes buscar personas, organizaciones y recursos gracias a sus herramientas de búsqueda. GNOSS te permite realizar búsquedas simples y avanzadas, a partir de las etiquetas de las personas, las organizaciones y los recursos, y navegar a través de los elementos del índice de categorías. ¡Atención! GNOSS es una web semántica, lo que significa que sus sistemas son capaces de interpretar o “entender” la información de los documentos que contiene. Eso te ayudará a localizar lo que realmente deseas de un modo más intuitivo y personalizado.
  6. Invita a participar en GNOSS a compañeros y amigos: tus intereses pueden ser muy parecidos a los de personas de tu entorno personal o profesional. Por ello, quizás quieras que ellos también disfruten de las comunidades y los contenidos que hay en GNOSS. Puedes invitarles a GNOSS. Sus aportaciones enriquecerán la calidad y el valor de las informaciones y los contenidos que más os interesan.
  7. Crea tus propias comunidades: después de haber navegado por las comunidades de GNOSS quizá hayas detectado temas en los que todavía no se ha propuesto un espacio virtual. Es tu oportunidad para liderar, dar relevancia y popularidad a los contenidos que más te atraen. Puedes animarte a crear y gestionar una comunidad sobre el tema que más te interese. Además, tienes la opción de seleccionar el nivel de privacidad que desees para tus contenidos: desde mantener la máxima confidencialidad hasta seleccionar la máxima visibilidad en la red. GNOSS permite crear comunidades con el grado de privacidad que se necesite: reservadas, privadas, de acceso restringido y públicas.
  8. Contacta y conversa con personas con tus mismos intereses: enrédate con GNOSS, porque las personas, y también las organizaciones (empresas, asociaciones…), puedan hacer contactos y amigos sobre la base de sus intereses. GNOSS ofrece un servicio de mensajería interna que permite conectar con las personas que decidas. Además, los recursos tienen habilitados la posibilidad de hacer comentarios en los que se debate sobre los contenidos y las informaciones de GNOSS.
  9. Crea tu currículum y tu disco duro virtual (¿tu ordenador en la red?): tu identidad digital es importante ¿Has pensado por qué en el mundo offline puedes presentarte en cada sitio del modo más adecuado, mientras que en otras redes sólo puedes ser uno para siempre? Con GNOSS podrás superar estas limitaciones y presentarte en cada comunidad de GNOSS y en otros lugares de la red como estimes conveniente. GNOSS te permite generar diversas identidades y gestionarlas desde un espacio unificado. Piénsalo, GNOSS te da la opción de publicar tu currículum en internet con una ventaja sobre otros servicios: puedes trabajar tantas identidades como tú quieras (no es lo mismo presentar tu currículum profesional en contextos diferentes). Además, como usuario de GNOSS, puedes tener una base personal de recursos en la que guardar tus archivos y, si quieres, acceder a ellos desde cualquier parte del mundo con conexión a internet. Para tu seguridad, GNOSS te permite elegir qué información haces pública (y de ese modo contribuye a construir tu reputación digital) y cuál mantienes en privado.
  10. Trabaja colaborativamente tus proyectos: GNOSS dispone de las herramientas para que varios usuarios trabajar de forma conjunta y distribuida en un documento, bien sea en forma de wikis o en forma de recursos que tienen varios editores y diversos lectores. Se facilita así la elaboración colaborativa de un proyecto, un artículo científico o una memoria de investigación. Con estas herramientas podrás crear versiones de un documento y guardar su historial: podrás hacer todo lo que permite un buen gestor documental y ¡siempre en la red!


Publicado el 14.5.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS Guide for... researchers
GNOSS promotes knowledge development in collaborative research teams or working groups. GNOSS allows advanced management of resources and projects for foundations, universities or private companies. Always with the privacy that GNOSS enables.

Working Group on GNOSS
A research group work with documents that contain valuable information that is shared on a very limited field. These resources are materials that are evolving and always require modifications that the team members make. We talked about working connected, but with simplicity and agility. GNOSS offers a flexible management of a project through its different types of communities.

Easy access
A university or a private organization that promote a working group need a place in internet for share information among its members, and generate the reflection necessary to improve the project. GNOSS is the virtual space for them FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. They only need an internet connection.

Maximum confidentiality
You can create GNOSS communities with the degree of privacy you need. The group may request a PRIVATE community and a team member will only work on it with the invitation of the manager. The contents will be visible within GNOSS, but never beyond its net, so the search engines won’t index the resources.

If this privacy level is not enough, there's another possibility: a PRIVATE ROOM community. This space doesn´t appear neither in GNOSS directory nor in search engines. To be a member of it, you have to receive the invitation of its manager. Confidentiality is guaranteed as determined by the project manager.

External inputs
GNOSS is conversation. The group decide what level of visibility in internet and allow you to share knowledge. If the bet is the development of a PUBLIC or RESTRICTED community, the team can improve with collaborations and the opinion of other GNOSS users. You can even test the response of target users with a profile related to your interests. It’s the Web 2.0 essence.

Collaborative documents
The team can share in GNOSS the file types that the manager determines. One recommendation: test collaborative documents (wikis). These resources involve the users the managers wants to work with. It is a very useful document for creative processes to determine the different contributions of each user and comparing the work. You can follow the evolution of your project with wikis.


Publicado el 23.4.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... professors

Conversation environments on the Net have entered the university boosted by new generations of scholars and teachers who understand and work with normality and success in web 2.0. The connection and dissemination of knowledge on college campuses are linked to the use of new tools and services on the Internet. GNOSS may be a good bet for collaborative work.


Step by step
The college professor can take a quick tour through the GNOSS services and contents from the guide ‘Discovering GNOSS in ten steps’. In a first reading he may think of some application of this network features to his work. We can go into them in depth.
Information filter and reputation channel
GNOSS communities are spaces where users share information on topics they have common interests in. In those communities, users select and provide content on which they also talk and make assessments about what they consider appropriate.
The college professor can lead a trend or a specific theme in which he wants to work his reputation or disseminate his knowledge. For example, in GNOSS, concepts like 'Green Competitiveness'  or 'Co-development', have already open communities where professors and students share and disseminate knowledge.
Thanks to its semantic technology, GNOSS enables the professor to disseminate quickly the knowledge, as the tagging and categorization of the shared documents help to gain presence and visibility in search engines like Google or Bing.
For both university students and professors, communities are a meeting space where they get selected information (communities are chaired by managers with a reputation in the community topic). In addition, they can establish contacts with experts or researchers on that subject.
Working groups and document management
GNOSS communities have more utilities in the development of a subject within a specialty. For instance, they can be the space where a professor shares the content he is teaching in class. In this way he need not send emails, lists… He creates the community and his students enter it, communicate and work with him.
The same thing applies to the students: a GNOSS community is a space that enables collaborative management of works for a subject. It offers great possibilities in the document managemen: a students group can write a paper, work it out and evolve it in the same space with corrections or new contributions. GNOSS shows the document history and ensures that no document or subsequent versions are lost. This concept can be applied to the research groups at university. 
And important question: GNOSS enables you to work from anywhere in the world. Only an Internet connection is needed.
Teamwork with the utmost privacy
GNOSS allows the professor to have the confidentiality and privacy needed to develop his work, both with his personal identity and the visibility of the communities he leads. How? From a user standpoint, when signing up for GNOSS, a professor chooses whether he is visible to other GNOSS members and wants external search engines to find you. On the other hand, he also decides whether he shows his biography and resources in public. Later, he can edit these details from 'Edit Profile' in 'My Profile' from his drop-dawn menu.
There are also some possibilities to work in public or in private in the GNOSS communities. To get the maximum confidentiality, the university professional can request a private community in which a user (in this case, a member of his students group or his research group) needs an invitation to access it. The contents will be visible within GNOSS, but never beyond its area, so the search engines, like Google or Bing, won’t index the resources.
If this privacy level is not enough, there's another possibility: a ‘private room’. This space doesn´t appear neither in GNOSS directory nor in search engines. To be a member of it, you have to receive the invitation of its manager.
Collective thinking toolsHerramientas de pensamiento colectivo
One of the latest GNOSS news is the ‘Collective thinking’ tools, specifically the swot service. From GNOSS, a professor can promote a collective analysis on a particular subject or agent in a social context.
Trends at University 2.0
GNOSS works as a radar of trends and new ideas and projects launched in the online and offline ‘worlds’. In the case of university, the GNOSS Team has lauched the University 2.0 community, which deals with how the educational innovation promotes the university development.


Publicado el 23.4.2010 por Equipo GNOSS