Blogs â€“ senior exec blogs, expert blogs, trainer blogs, learner blogs â€“ takes minutes and reinforces learning.
Vlogs â€“ track your team training exercise with a video log â€“ will crystallise and reinforce learning.
Wikis â€“ twikiâ€™s a good start for a company knowedge-base or for a project or team.
Blikis â€“ combine a blog and wiki for projects that need both knowledge gathering and dynamic reporting.
Podcasts â€“ audio learning gets round literacy and dyslexia â€“ everyone can listen, many donâ€™t like to read â€“ MP3 palyers are cheaper than lunch.
Videocasts â€“ donâ€™t worry too much about quality â€“ interviews, talks, discussions - make them short and get them distributed.
Syndication â€“ syndicate gets the right stuff to the right people at the right time â€“ efficient distribution.
Messenger â€“ step above email and, with a webcam, gives you most of the functionality of a virtual classroom.
Webcams â€“ want to see the instructor/learner â€“ cheap and works a treat.
MMOGs â€“ get a life in Second Life and do some avatar-based learning â€“ thereâ€™s lots of classes online â€“ weird and wonderful.
Digital photography - so easy to take photographs and get them into training materials, get every new employee to take a picture of themselves and various locations and people as part of their induction.
Google Sketch â€“ build 3D images â€“ easy as pie.
Google Earth â€“ will blow your mind â€“ try it then use it to find international locations of your company â€“ or mash-up some training applications.
Amazon â€“ give everyone a budget and a booklist â€“ follow up with book club meetings.
Wikipedia â€“ fantastic knowledge base with discussions, links and lots of other wiki sources such as Wikiquotes, Wikispecies, Wiktionary and so on. Use it, link to it, do print outs.
Youtube â€“ search for education and training video clips â€“ growing like topsy.
Basecamp â€“ free community project management software that can be used for team-based project management training.
Moodle â€“ free open source LMS, very popular and now adopted by some serious organisations.
This is real learning, knowledge management, creation and distribution and itâ€™s mostly free!
THE MESS IS THE MESSAGE