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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.

Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Stephen has summarized the panel discussion as: In this discussion a panel of MOOC experts explored questions surrounding supporting learning online. was a bit of a surprise).

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.

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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.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Will they be criticised as an elitist group? In true networky style, they ran the event as open space session rather than a committee.

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Supporting the Human Side of Content Monitoring

Portals and KM

group. Thierry Hubert and I recently gave a webinar on the Human Side of Content Monitoring through the Marketing 2.0 Both have their place

How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some time ago I was asked to facilitate a session on this topic. In definition: " Learning alliances are characterized by diversity. What do you think?

How is Mobile Supported on the Enterprise Level?

Portals and KM

Given these numbers, how are enterprise IT departments supporting their mobile users? Forrester’s TJ Keitt tackles this question with his report, Does Your IT Department Support The Needs Of The Mobile Workforce? Currently these groups get different levels of support.  There are 5.3 agree with this.    

An update on social reporting, including support from BIG

Social Reporter

The biggest and most thoughtful bottom-up support for the idea, and a big contribution to its practice, has come from the Transition Network , where Charlotte Du Cann and Ed Mitchell are editing and producing a social reporting project. Catalyzing mutual support: Helping people directly help each other. Charlie writes.

Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

Nielsen Norman Group has announced winners in their 11 th annual contest for best intranets for 2010. Having said this I do like the strong support for enterprise 2.0 The report is available for download from the Nielsen Norman Group website. concepts in this current report. techniques.” It also said. Blog on.    

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Social App Store gains support in the North

Social Reporter

We’ll need a core group of collaborators and ways of ensuring that the apps are what people really need, not just what we want to put in a store.

Just-In-Time Facilitation Support

Viv Mcwaters

This is what  Just-In-Time Facilitation Support  is all about. How to get a large group (more than 40 people) to actively participate.

Engaging and Supporting Community Champions

Portals and KM

The third group is the creators who can help develop important community content or answer community questions. How Can You Reward Them?

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.

How can blogs support communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of them was: how can blogs support communities of practice? 1. community of practice can have a public teamblog.

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

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? An emergent, adaptive group does not exude these characteristics. 2.

How my bad French made me a better facilitator

Net-Map Toolbox

I recently went on a mission to Cameroon, where one of my tasks was to facilitate a workshop with about 100 participants. And I can survive very well.

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Meg Wheatley’s 12 principles for supporting healthy community

Chris Corrigan

People support what they create. Once you shift the composition of the group, you can shift the status and power as well. I’m a sucker for principles, because principles help us to design and do what is needed and help us to avoid bringing pre-packaged ideas and one-size-fits-all solutions to every problem.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Dunbar supports this hypothesis through studies by a number of field anthropologists. group of 4 often devolves into two pairs. Groups.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

being customer-centric, "I survive on the trust and support of my customers.". - Eg., See James on the web at technology.". -.

For the "Mondays at 4" group

Endless Knots

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston offers grief support groups for families of patients. It's impossible to know the right thing to do after someone close dies. We try all kinds of things. Walking. Talking. Weeping. And then there's something unexpected. Death and dying Generosity Health Jeff Stamps Pancreatic cancer

Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living via kwout. My role is to help with stakeholder engagement, about which more later.

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Support for young dads


I often ask but seldom hear of intiatives to support young fathers. They constitute a very neglected group in terms of available support, so this is good to see: the. Family Strategic Partnership has an initiative on young dads , including this survey   on how much support they receive. Pass it on. Social exclusio

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.

Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1

Collaborative Thinking

Personal support networks are one type of SNS affordance employees can exploit when seeking information, mentoring, advice, problem-solving help, or opinions on the “folklore” of another group or business area. There are also benefits to the organization by allowing personal support networks to thrive. Abstract. Description.


10 Tips for Inviting to Facebook Events

Online Social Networking

Line up influential supporters to help you promote the event. Marketers send more messages or create snazzier headlines. Comments are welcome.

10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills

Viv Mcwaters

I’m in the midst of facilitating a training for an INGO on incorporating mental health and psychosocial support into programming. 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. Facilitating is not for everyone.

Neighbourhood care groups


Neighbourhood care groups and organisations provide an astonishing social resource which seldom penetrates the policy-media consciousness.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

At 5 minutes it’s short but has some good practical advice including “Don’t under-estimate how much training and support is needed&#.

New funding for digital tech projects to support life transitions

Social Reporter

Nominet Trust have just launched a new funding programme around how we may be able to use digital technology to best support people through transitions in life. It is often during these times of upheaval and change that we most need support. You can join our online learning group here. Details here.

A new initiative supporting communities to develop digital assets

Social Reporter

It is led by two people with complementary skills – Annemarie Naylor, who established the Asset Transfer Unit at Locality , and Marc De’ath of The Creative Co-op – with supporting partners including the Nominet Trust, one of my clients. Why now? What examples do you have of the sort of digital assets that might be developed?

10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

When we started, there were very few places to talk about facilitating online groups and communities. All I did was start the group.

Mutual support and ‘primary care’


In Eindhoven the other day I had the privilege to meet co-ordinators of an extensive self-help network , hear about some of the ways in which the groups work, and gain insight into the importance of the experience for sufferers. One of the promotional leaflets proclaims: ‘Secretly, many tea parties are self-help support groups’.

Green Chameleon » Tease, Support, Launch

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Tease, Support, Launch Via Maish , this very nice example of a human-centred Enterprise 2.0 have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group. intranet rollout. RSS2.0

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Support our sponsors! These groups grow one user at a time. Another group of researchers who studied the DBLP database were Cai et al.

Education Technology Action Group consultation


Last Monday I was invited to Sanctuary House to contribute to two face to face meeting relating to the Data and Infrastructure strand identified by the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG)  as one of its three key workstreams. Also supports strand 3a and 3b. Also supports Strand 1a, 1b, 1c and 3c. Also supports Strand 1b.

Update on Attensa: Supporting Organizational Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The information is then organized and streamed to users or groups as secure information channels. Source: Attensa White Paper (PDF).


Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

So I’ll make some guesses that this organization is about the application of design in support of some greater good. But is it practiced?