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The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

Jenny Connected

Last week I came across this fun video, which caused me to reflect once again on the potential problems of groups and group work, both on and offline.

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. Not group think, but group commitment and group responsibility.

Diversity and Peer Assessment in OldGlobe MOOC

Jenny Connected

For me one of the best things about OldGlobe is the diversity of the participant group. But OldGlobeMOOC is truly diverse. point.

Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” Small groups can help refine and test good ideas, and large groups can help propagate ideas and connect them to larger patterns. In First of all there is no such thing.

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.

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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.

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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. Week 2 notes.

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What diversity does to work groups…

Net-Map Toolbox

Unfortunately I cannot find it on the web and I didn’t pay attention to the name of the researcher while I was listening - but the point they made deserves some consideration: In their self assessment diverse work groups (in terms of gender, race, cultural background, professional background, political affiliation etc.)

Unity in diversity

Neighbourhoods

  But it was also a chance to hear about and discuss the centre’s major recent report on the future of the third sector , Unity in diversity.

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. Week 2 notes.

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The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

SmOOCs have a lot going for them, principally in terms of the relationship between size, diversity and openness. This in itself is interesting, as in the early days of MOOCs it was thought that large numbers were required for diversity. Change 11- massiveness and diversity. have thought about and discussed this before – see.

Locality, diversity, and internet use

Neighbourhoods

It concludes that the use of social media primarily supports diverse networks through participation in these settings. Image from ).

Diversity and representation on local websites

Neighbourhoods

doesn't seem to represent the diversity of the local community, particularly ethnically and in terms of social class.’.

Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Online Social Networking

Just as an example, we might start groups on LinkedIn and invite fellow Facebook group members to join these groups.

ID and Other Reflections: Managing Diversity through Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Managing Diversity through Community Management. Dachis Group :: Collaboratory. ID and Other Reflections. Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Net-Map training, 16th-17th August, Washington DC

Net-Map Toolbox

The most engaging part of a Net-Map training that is open to everyone is the diversity of participants.

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What facilitators do for a group – a work in progress

Viv Mcwaters

What they are often asking for are fail-safe approaches to get pre-determined outcomes from diverse groups. sometimes explore what facilitators CAN do for a group. So here’s the old list: Provides processes that enable groups to do their best thinking. Provides a focus for the group. Clarifies meaning.

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.

The Optimal Size of Groups

How to Save the World

BLOG The Optimal Size of Groups. Christopher also refers to a group called 'familiar strangers', people you recognize but don't know.

Against gentrification: the Siege of the Elephant

Neighbourhoods

Southwark Notes Archive Group. Cohesion and diversity Governance and participation Space and placeLondon, Saturday 17 November 2012.

Can improv save the world? It can’t make it any worse!

Viv Mcwaters

There seems to be bad news around every corner. Where else might it be used? Tickets are £129 and are available from here.

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Twitter's Group Mind - echo chamber or gestalt?

Social Abacus

Dan Wegner is the brilliant psychologist who devoted much of his time in the mid-80's to crack the code on transactive memory -- transforming people's perception of a "group mind" from a term associated with blind herd mentality to one that takes into account the complex gestalt of a group. To validate our own opinions and beliefs?

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

They value their collective competence and learn from each other, even though few people outside the group may value or even recognize their expertise.

The Fence of Fear

Full Circle Associates

But fear within groups and between members has never shown up  generatively. It seems to create tight fences between individuals in the group.

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Continuing My Ecocycle Experimentation

Full Circle Associates

My wonderful client, Jacqui Ashby trusted me to use many of the Liberating Structures with the group. Is that the power of this area?

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From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

seems to make sense. " You can observing interactions and sense the group's enthousiasme. Which participants connect online? Why is that?

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CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

How do you distinguish a “community&# over a “group&# or “organization&# ? Community/group is one of the problemmatic ones.

Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Group Intelligence Panel

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Group Intelligence Panel Luis Solis of GroupSystems moderated a panel on Group Intelligence Across the Enterprise: 5 Keys to Success, with David Marshak of the Unified Communications & Collaboration group at IBM , Alex Pentland of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and John Abele of Boston Scientific. Filed under E2.0

How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

xpand: Attract new members, content contributions, and threaded discussion board/group posts. It is not redundant with other groups.

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How does the ModPo MOOC enable or create a community?

Jenny Connected

This is true of ModPo – there is plenty of ‘passion for poetry’ in the forums and webinars, in the Facebook group and even on Twitter.

2014 40

Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

She’s charged with heading a matrixed, multi-national group of people who don’t report to her. Image from mediawiki.org. We have a problem.

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Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons – Words to Live By

Full Circle Associates

The work of Elinor Ostrom comes up again and again as I engage with people from different parts of my diverse network.

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Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

xpand: Attract new members, content contributions, and threaded discussion board/group posts. At least one post to the ESN group per week.

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Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

Jenny Connected

There was diversity in Rhizo14 – but was there multiplicity – which requires no central pivot point – being a-centred and de-subjectified?

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

think it is fairly well established now that what might start as a MOOC often ends up as a small group. These ideas related to.

2016 42

Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

The MOOC design philosophy is based on the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness and on four types of activity – aggregate, remix, repurpose and feed forward. According to Jon Dron, the ‘sweet spot’ in networks, sets and groups is the balance point between the hard and soft technologies where emergent things happen.

Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

The MOOC design philosophy is based on the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness and on four types of activity – aggregate, remix, repurpose and feed forward. According to Jon Dron, the ‘sweet spot’ in networks, sets and groups is the balance point between the hard and soft technologies where emergent things happen.

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

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By casting adolescents as active decision makers, the leadership group set the tone for their work. The Context: Adolescent Health in Austin.