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Helping a Group Resolve a Problematic Discussion

Michael Sampson - Currents

While I was enjoying a quiet dinner ahead of the week, a group of 8-10 people behind me were engaged in a heated discussion.

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Collaborative Discussions

Michael Sampson - Currents

We have frequent occasions during our work and life to discuss ideas, options, and decision possibilities – plus implications and ramifications – with individuals and groups. Having a discussion is one of the fundamental patterns of human interaction that can be approached collaboratively … or not.

Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube! Skip to main content. Search.

An Alternative Perspective on Group Dynamics

Jenny Connected

In my last post I discussed the hazards of group work and group think. learned that diversity in groups is essential.

Facebook Groups Revisited

Online Social Networking

In October 2010, I wrote New Facebook Groups Wreak Havoc. Facebook Tones Down Group Notifications. My Favorite Facebook Groups.

Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of work around the effective use of Office 365, and have been wanting to develop a group of people in Christchurch who are interested in making the most of Office 365 in their businesses and organisations. – 6.15pm Facilitated Discussion – Your Experiences, Questions, Observations.

2016 41

Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

In line with this evidence of changing thinking over time (which we also see in relation to connectivism), it is interesting to read Chris Kimble’s article - Communities of Practice: Never Knowingly Undersold – written in 2006 – but still relevant to these discussions. Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & de Laat, M. 2011). Centrum. link].

The Selfish Blogger – A discussion :-)

Jenny Connected

Its ironic that having said that I don’t see blogs as a discussion tool…. “I don’t see blogs as a discussion tool, for the average person like me. But for people like me, my blog is not a discussion venue.”. When I look back over my posts, some of them have generated discussion, but not many and not much depth of discussion.

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration - Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. Glide - Facilitates group meetings to review projects together. - Specifically for groups working on business plans. - Create multiple workspaces with multiple documents, then share them for group editing.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

I work at a watch company for which social media and web marketing are key tools for accelerating its business expansion. Social Media Help Wanted.

(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.

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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.

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). have found that a lot of group facilitation techniques are exactly about this, getting groups to the point where their sum is more than just a collection of the individual parts.

2011 16

Helpful facilitation resources for #Occupy groups

Chris Corrigan

If you are a part of an #Occupy group and are focusing on the facilitation teams, I’d like to offer you some resources from the Art of Hosting community. On my site are scads of Facilitation Resources for use. There is some amazing facilitation happening in the #Occupy world and people are learning on the fly.

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

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

New Secret to Gaining Followers on Facebook

Online Social Networking

Facebook Group Members Become Followers. Not every member will monitor or engage in discussions, but some will. Don’t just post.

Tips for Online Forum Discussion Summaries

e-Moderation Station

The level of support that an online group can generate for each other. The great vibe you get when an online group gels well. Tweet This!


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. David Sloan Wilson Cooperation in his book Darwin’s Cathedral discussed religious groups as mechanisms for group selection. Reciprocity.

2013 66

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch

discussion forum functionality is key for this purpose, other things are nice to have but often blur the decision about the forum to choose.

10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

I recently discussed Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites from a group creator’s vantage point. admit it.

Critical Discussion in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

My point is that MOOCs and the ideas within them seem to be over sensitive to critical discussion and opposing points of view. I have been thinking a lot about Terry Anderson’s post and the reaction it provoked in the changemooc sychronous session and in responses to the post (I think this is the right recording  of the sychronous session).

#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

What are your personal experiences of group work and how do you manage group work if using it as a teaching strategy?

#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

What are your personal experiences of group work and how do you manage group work if using it as a teaching strategy?

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

” or rather “As a group we could achieve so much more if we changed this.” And she said WHAT?

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. David Sloan Wilson Cooperation in his book Darwin’s Cathedral discussed religious groups as mechanisms for group selection. Reciprocity.

2013 36

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.

A Discussion on The Art of Hosting and the Group Works Deck

How to Save the World

This time around, they interviewed me alongside fellow Bowen Islander Chris Corrigan on the subject of group process facilitation.

3 More Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011

Online Social Networking

In month one, Gevril Group received 150 search visits. I’ll let you know what happens in month two. Ning Network Groups.

2011 15

10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills

Viv Mcwaters

Throughout this training the topic of facilitating groups within communities has come up and I’ve been asked to provide some idea of basic facilitation skills. This usually does not include presentations, whole group discussions, panels or Q and A sessions – all of which discourage participation in favour of just a few people.

Formicary Offers a Trial of Group Chat in Lync Server 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formicary launched a free evaluation of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 , to allow firms to experience the benefits of real-time group chat before paying up: " Formicary Collaboration Group, a provider of real-time team collaboration solutions, has launched a hosted Group Chat evaluation portal. My Comments. 1.

Advising: Statements to facilitate discussions

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday we had a CPsquare session with Robert Tollen who facilitates an online discussion group about Myeloproliferative diseases. The lesson that I took from the discussions, is that as a facilitator you have your own beliefs too, and you have to be aware of your own biases, so that it doesn't limit the conversations.

CollectiveX - Create a Groupsite for sharing and keeping your group connected!

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Organize your professional and social groups with one password, dual profiles and combine multiple Groupsites into a single view. Balance.

Much discussion about networking local government – now how about the rest of civil society?

Social Reporter

The story about closure of the Local Government Association’s Knowledge Hub – which I covered here – has gathered momentum over the past week, with various behind-the-scenes moves to keep it going or develop an alternative, and a gathering of some members of the former advisory group planned this week. Who might do that?

Executing Enterprise 2.0: Dachis Group Acquires Headshift


So we are not having this discussion as something new. I am sure that by now, if you are in the Enterprise 2.0 Except with a different label.

To discuss or create

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

D-groups D-groups is, accordind to the website: " the starting point for fostering groups and communities in international development.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon I had the privilege of a wonderful conversation with Nancy Dixon on the sidelines of KM Asia at the end of November (thanks to Ark Group for facilitating this). All rights reserved.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

These groups grow one user at a time. Backstrom, Huttenlocher and Kleinberg (2006) analyze group formation in large social networks.