How do you collaborate online currently? What works well, and what does not work so well?
I think here it is not the point for me to repeat myself as earlier this week I have written a post about collaboration. Follow this link.
How will you facilitate online collaboration with people and organisations who are not used to this form of working?
I think if you want people to see a new way of working/thinking you need to take a soft approach. If you come on people a bit too strong they do not seem to respond well. I say this by thinking about teachers in the back of my head. I have noticed that although some teachers are willing to try new ways of teaching/learning some unfortunately are way too comfortable in their old ways and do not want to try new things. For those people I think a very very soft approach is necessary. You want to show them collaborating with others can be very easy and beneficial. They need to be shown that it is not extra work and that they will gain from this. It can be hard for people to change especially if they cannot see it could actually help them.
In a more practical way I think I would show people tools that are easy to use, free and flexible. Tutorials/videos are a good way to start as you can watch them when it suits you. I would start by little steps, taking them from email to Twitter for example, and wait that they are comfy until adding a new tool.
What are the issues you may face with online collaboration, especially in an open environment such as a blog and wiki?
As I have never faced any issues with blogs and wikis, I do not know what to answer to tis question !!!!
I will need help here to think about any issues :-(