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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? What roles can you distinguish? Formal or informal roles?

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Roles for Educators in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

All the discussion questions were interesting and there was some overlap between threads, but for this post I would like to comment on some of the responses to Mike’s question: What are the appropriate roles for educators (in MOOCs)? What is the role of the teacher/educator in negotiated learning, social constructivism and situated learning?

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How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

Alchemy of Change

Engagement roles ” are one way to do that. Engagement roles blur the line between what’s inside an organization and what’s outside it.

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Collaborative thinking: four key roles

The Bumble Bee

In his unique book "Dialogue and the art of thinking together" William Issacs introduces the Four-Player System originally developed by David Kantor.

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

What is a teacher’s role? Is there a role for automated teachers? and by implication ‘What is our role?’. 2013). 2014, p.62).

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What is the Role of Social Media in Quality Journalism?

Portals and KM

There are certainly two sides to this issue. have been discussing both on this blog. See for example, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media where noted that social media, and especially Twitter is spreading good and bad information equally quickly, and in volume.  This is like the old water cooler but with far more reach.

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My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts

Portals and KM

I am very pleased to announce a new addition to the roles I currently support. I am now helping OutStart with their blog and Twitter efforts as OutStart’s Director, Social Media. This is an era where people often take on multiple roles. I am very pleased with this new addition. awards for their OutStart LCMS and Hot Lava Mobile.

The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Unfortunately, the lack of direct experience and ego play a role as well. The Role of Host. Stakes. So, what’s at stake?

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The Biggest Thing I Took Away from My First Community Role

Managing Communities

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Looking at Middle Management’s Role in Business Software Decisions

Portals and KM

  So this study looked at the current role of middle managers in software purchases.   Without a baseline from prior years, it is hard to tell if this role is increasing due to the changing market factors.  Here is a report that asks an interesting quesion.   They want to talk with vendors about their offerings. 

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Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

How are they using their new skills? My graphic recording charge was a chart for Monday, Tuesday and what was needed for Thursday was “emergent.”

Can Cloud Computing Elevate the Role of IT, Making It More Strategic?

Portals and KM

Here is an interesting study by IDG that found that cloud computing is enabling a more central role for IT in shaping business strategy and driving innovation. The vast majority (96 percent) believes that the primary role of IT has changed over the past five years, and 71 percent feel the trend to continue over the next two years. 

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Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

So what then is the designer’s role? Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence ,  continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. These discussions are ongoing and we share our current thinking on this wiki.

Being a Leader - and the Role of Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael looks at fostering collaboration when you're the leader. In particular, he talks about the necessity of trust: " You will only be able to build collaboration if you create a climate of trust. This is a critical success factor, and if you are not honest and transparent, almost everyone will see through you. My Comments. 1.

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Does There Need to be a Social Business C-Level Role?

Portals and KM

Dion concludes — “even though I think it will take a while for most companies to create it — I think a C-level social media role will be profoundly useful, particularly because it would be focused on business and not technology.” I agree completely. Dion Hitchcliffe asks the question: Is it time for a C-level social media executive?

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The Role of Leaderboards in Online Communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Guest articles, minor voluntary roles (guest reviewer) or something. What are social network leaderboards? A. Anything more? added). Football.

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Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

So what then is the designer’s role? Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence ,  continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. These discussions are ongoing and we share our current thinking on this wiki.

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How to Find a Great Online Community Manager Job in 2015 (or a More Senior Role)

Managing Communities

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The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. This conference was organised by Lancaster University’s India Centre. The opening speaker was Dr D.K.

Complementary Roles of Tablets, Smart Phones, and Television

Portals and KM

A recent article by Clayton Morris, Study Reveals Changing Role of iPads, Tablet PCs found that 70 percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smart phone owners use their devices while watching television. Now bed is one of the places I watch TV, the other is in my office next to my laptop. At least that is my view.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa. Read on! And thanks to Adejare!

Three roles of a facilitator

Michelle Laurie

I recently came across this short video that gives a quick description of a facilitator. Still, it’s worth the watch!

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Thanks to Christopher Penn - A Google/Twitter Tip for Finding People by Role

Michael Sampson - Currents

This month: a tip on finding people by job role in Twitter: ". Christopher Penn is a friend of Chris Brogan, who is a friend of mine. Anyway, through Chris B, I (virtually) met Christopher P and signed up for his newsletter. There's some neat stuff in it each month. and there's always something in there to make me smile. What's it do?

Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of the key parts of the framework is the 7 types of social roles are lurker, learner, connector, moderator, organizer, teacher, super-user. The moderator can have some subtle recognition systems in their control to make people into role models - to trigger more desired behaviors. community roleand Organization Development.

Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

The intention of #CMAD is to raise awareness about the role of the Community Manager, and to recognize the hard working women and men who support this role for their organizations. Specifically, I hope that Community Management is seen as a role, as well as an intention (to form and nurture a network of relationships).

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Boston's pivotal role in anti-apartheid movement

Endless Knots

This moment, when the focus is on Mandela, and the miraculous victory over apartheid, will only last for a short time. Such is the new(s).

My New Role with AppFusions

Portals and KM

I am pleased to announce my new role working with the AppFusions team on the re-launch of their blog, Connecting the Enterprise --technologies and people daily. These connectors can play a major role in realizing the great cross-system efficiencies and potential when bringing engineering and business systems together ( Enterprise 2.0 ).

Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

On October 28, I presented my paper “Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design&# at the Community Informatics Research Network  2010 Conference (CIRN 2010) in Prato, Italy. We examine the role of domain, conversation, and functionality roles in modelling community activation.

The Community Manager Role

Community Guy

Yesterday I wrote about the “LEGO is…&# meme that I ran across on Flickr. actually found this meme thanks to a Google Alert on my name. Much to my own humble satisfaction, I loved seeing this quote: “LEGO is seeing Jake McKee @ BrickCon and being simultaneously star struck and yet feeling like he is a friend I know well.&#.

Teaching with technology: changing roles

Jenny Connected

My third question in this series (from the list I posted) is: How has your role changed as a result of working with technology? When I first started to work online (a number of years ago now), there was a marked and startling change in my role as a teacher. All this made me rethink my teaching role. What an amazing release.

The Role of the Artists [Flickr]

Nancy White

Choconancy1 posted a photo: Tags: ngf visualthinking graphicfacilitation graphicrecording jtmpnw

CoP Series #7: Roles and Scalability

Nancy White

In the last post in this series we talked about some of the roles that support successful learning communities and CoPs (Communities of Practice).

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

Governance in a Networked World

How should roles be described? More importantly, how does one assess whether a role is being performed adequately or not?

Organising Knowledge>> The Role of the Taxonomist

Green Chameleon

Wendi Pohs has a great case study scenario which unfolds the many nuances of perceptions about taxonomists’ roles, and how they relate to site development teams.

The advisory role as puzzle solving

Joitske Hulsebosch

As a facilitator or convenor for communities of practice (or other internal advisor role) I don't have that experience, though the puzzles remain.

A suitable role for social reporters – tellers of naïve stories

Social Reporter

Well, of course we need those too – but the way to communicate is to tell a story. That’s good isn’t it? Well, not necessarily.

The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. This conference was organised by Lancaster University’s India Centre. The opening speaker was Dr D.K.

Role of facilitation in disaster recovery

Viv Mcwaters

Back in 2006 BB (Before Blogging) I attended a training course for facilitators on the role of facilitation in disaster recovery. And I thought that the role of the facilitator began only after disasters. At the time I said it was probably the most significant training I’d ever done as a facilitator. Boy, was I wrong!

The Nature of Collaborative Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Very quickly people step up to play different roles. collaboration collaborative work human interaction roles self organize value networks