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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

cMOOCs are based on networked cooperation rather than group collaboration – (See Downes on Groups and Networks ). Openness is hard work.

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

group of Japanese women were playing cards. Travelling a different road is a post from: There is a link, of course.

Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

The Bumble Bee

We often talk about Teamwork as if its a singular thing however in nature there are 4 different types - each of which have a very precise meaning.

2014 98

The leader casts a long shadow – further reflections on group work

Jenny Connected

Ideally, in an adult group, this responsibility would shared and distributed. There was no discussion of expectations or group ground rules.

2014 40

Real Story Group: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Market in 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

have been a long-term fan of this report from Real Story Group, and have recommended its purchase to many clients. Collaboration Software

2016 63

Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. All in 25 minutes.

2016 47

Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

This acknowledges the ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the term ‘community of practice’ and discusses the reasons for this and how the term ‘community of practice’ has been interpreted and understood differently over time. Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & de Laat, M. 2011). Centrum. link]. The new publication by Wenger et al.

Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out!

2012 36

What makes Facilitating With Confidence different?

Viv Mcwaters

‘Multi-hub’ is a common format for facilitators: small group work, concurrent sessions at conferences. So what’s it like?

Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)


Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. read more.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group


survey is that, as a token of gratitude for taking the time to complete it, you would have access to four different Enterprise 2.0 Not yet?

2011 39

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration - Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. They can then access them from a number of different mobile devices. Glide - Facilitates group meetings to review projects together. - Specifically for groups working on business plans. Tags: group task collaboration

Community – organization difference

Learning Alliances

These different settings have been on my mind for years. Group membrane. logic. Community. logic. What lies beneath. Social fabric.

(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the second-to-last session for the day at Intranets2011 , Melissa Hendry from REA Group talked about their social intranet journey.

Jive 50

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. Think DifferentlyBehaviourist. 2. Cognitivist. 3. Behaviourism.

2012 108

Being, Differently

How to Save the World

So when I am about to check my emails or online groups, or about to start composing an article, story or piece of music, a little “?”

Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

The above results in people being member of more groups than they were before. People are nodes, and they are connected to other nodes.

The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

It includes Group Calendar, Circulation, Phone-Call Memo, the Document Library, and the other basic lists. ". From Exchange? Weird even. 5.

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

schrage89) As a distributed group of individuals (agents) within a network, we form a complex adaptive system. Three keys are: 1.

Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Ever been to a conference where different lunch tables had big white signs inviting people to sit and join others of like interest?

2006 22

Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch

forgot my adaptor (really stupid of me) and felt very disorganised working on various different laptops and computers. Skype for instance looks so differently on a Windows computer. Some trainers were still at zero, a few were halfway, being a member of a few Linkedin groups and maybe on Facebook. Online this works differently.

How to add Friends to Groups or Lists or Filters in Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Before the new Facebook interface was fully launched, I mentioned that it would be a good idea to plan some groups for you to filter your friends into. They hid groups, lists, filters, whatever you want to call them, under TOGGLE. Friends Lists - a list of groups that you are using. Groups are hidden here. Go to Friends.

Thinking alone – crowd sourcing – tapping into the group brain?

Net-Map Toolbox

The body is more than a pile of sticks - group brain is more than a pile of brains (picture copyright by perpetualplum on flickr). That makes it possible to integrate more diverging views, knowledge from more different domains and something we vaguely call collective wisdom. Combine structure and freedom. ” Feels a bit painful?

2011 16

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


right from the start: the opportunity to successfully connect people to people AND make a difference as a result of such serendipitous encounters.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

However, this is a tremendous amount of effort for a group if its trying not just to maintain cohesion, but also to get something done. Groups.

2004 32

The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

Jenny Connected

Jaap Bosman questions whether participants of a MOOC are a group and therefore is there a need for group roles (e.g.

2014 66

(Intranets2011) "Strategies for Creating a Social Workplace with Your Intranet" - James Dellow, Headshift / Dachis Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

Technology has enabled us to do things differently - communication technology, electricity (reconfiguring the physical environment). Intranets

The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Group selection  . When humans were hunter gatherers they moved around in extended family groups.  A group which was comprised of cooperators had an evolutionary advantage. They reproduced more effectively and these small differences made for a big differences over time. Week 2 notes. Week 1 notes. Reciprocity.

2013 66

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. Related Posts Comments (4) #1 written by Northof49 about 3 weeks ago Reply Quote Hey Gideon, How is this different from cultivating a network effect? Third-order engagement is the cutting edge of business strategy. They didn’t do it by tweaking. No question.

Facilitate! Don’t be a Clever-Bully

Net-Map Toolbox

obnoxious) clever-bully you have to be so stubbornly sure of your storyline that you try to convince your group of your logic, even if they disagree.

2013 50

Three ‘new’ group processes

Viv Mcwaters

suspect it works best with small groups (less than 12). Then again, it might work just as well with bigger groups. Good idea.

Life With Alacrity: Community by the Numbers, Part One: Group Thresholds

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Tightly-Knit Group Thresholds Groups can clearly exist at any size, from a partnership of two, on upward.

Are you we? Or are you I?

Net-Map Toolbox

Working in an international organization, I see that we have a strange mixed relationship to our awareness of cultural differences.

2013 29

The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Group selection  . When humans were hunter gatherers they moved around in extended family groups.  A group which was comprised of cooperators had an evolutionary advantage. They reproduced more effectively and these small differences made for a big differences over time. Week 2 notes. Week 1 notes. Reciprocity.

2013 36

Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act

The Bumble Bee

I recently worked with colleagues to identify savings through collaboration between different local councils. Think Differentlyyears).

Costs 42

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

The Bumble Bee

To go further we need to group them into bands and categories. Think DifferentlyBalance. Region. Interest Rate. Date A/C Opened.

2012 39

The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

The Bumble Bee

Chris Collison has introduced me to The River Diagram - a great strategic tool for moving a community of groups forward via common initiatives and best practice sharing. Say you have a number of groups which you are working with who all have common challenges. First you assess each group individually across each of the behaviours.

Loomio - Group Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

Loomio has been translated into seven languages and was being used by sports clubs, community groups, businesses and social movements in 20 countries.

Collaborative Thinking: Timeout For Something Different

Collaborative Thinking

So heres the information: the web store is Jill-able and a short YouTube video is embedded below. The same old, same old ideas over and over again.

Voices in groups

Viv Mcwaters

Body language gets a lot of press when exploring group dynamics. Here’s a few random thoughts and observations about different ways we use our voice in groups, based on what I do and observations in groups. We all seem to have different tolerances for silence. Voice not so much. Filling silences. Singing.