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#openedMOOC Week 3: The 5Rs, CC, and open Licensing

Jenny Connected

This image is a screenshot taken from a YouTube video – [link]. I have been working independently, i.e. not in an educational institution, for the past 12 years, so my take on this week’s content of Week 3 of the openedMOOC is probably not typical.

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Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER.

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#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

Source of image. I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University.

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Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

My first time in New Orleans didn’t disappoint! The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. Didn’t attend? Scroll down for my take on what was new and hot at the 2017 conference. Prefer visuals to text?

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. I discovered the organization several years ago when they invited me to write an article for their flagship e-magazine, Communication World.

Mapping complexity theory

Chris Corrigan

If you are as much as a complexity theory geek as I am becoming, you might appreciate this map by Brian Castellani that links to the founders of the various branches of complexity science.

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#openedMOOC begins October 1st

Jenny Connected

David Wiley and George Siemens are offering a new 6 week MOOC – Introduction to Open Education – on EdX at the beginning of October.

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Set up a Facebook Shop in Australia with Paypal and Stripe

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Setting up a Facebook Business Page Shop with Paypal and Stripe in Australia is not fully available yet – but you can prepare! Facebook #Australia. Dear Students Of My Facebook Course – I just want to put something out there publicly as there’s been discussion on it online.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. The conference featured a range of topics and an impressive group of expert practitioners sharing their views on Community building.

Strategy & Resilience Take Center Stage at Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources

Image: Nicole on flickr. Organization survival today depends on recognizing and adapting to business environments that bear little resemblance to what we saw five or even three years ago.

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Pick up the unclaimed portion of joy

Chris Corrigan

Another two friends died yesterday. They were well known men in our community and both part of the hosting world on our little Bowen Island, integral to providing experiences for visitors that allow us to provide well hosted learning experiences for people here.

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#openedMOOC Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons

Jenny Connected

An infographic created by Shihaam Donnelly from [link]. This week’s videos and readings are a lot more interesting than I anticipated.

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Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dear Students, just a quick note – the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017. I use the app, so I’m grumpy. But hey, we aren’t paying for it. The alternative I’ve currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed. link].

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The Inner Dimension

Alchemy of Change

The impenetrability of the interior dimension, its secrecy, is what makes it so very precious and so very sacred. Featured Soul

I Spent Some Time on White Supremacist Twitter

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing the Community

The origin of Pro Action Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Over the years the Art of Hosting community of practice has developed some methods for large group process facilitation that have become standards alongside the methods we have imported into our work, such as Circle Way, Open Space Technology and World Cafe. One of these, Pro Action Cafe, is one of my go to methods for hosting small and rapid fire project development.

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SOCRMx Week 2 Surveys

Jenny Connected

I have divided this post into two parts. The first part reports on information from the course site. The second part is an attempt to complete one of the suggested activities. Surveys: Part 1. Source of image here.

Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy. A good purpose places a stake in the ground, declaring what the organization values. It provides flexibility and allows the organization to respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.

To conference or to unconference?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was hesitating for a long time whether I would attend the L&D unconference , organized by Ger Driesen in collaboration with the L&D connect community. The unconference costs you a whole day of your time and follows the open space method. There was a theme: the future of L&D.

Meeting intros…beyond the go around.

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago, I got a request from someone new to facilitation asking about a great way to do introductions at a meeting. I have a lot of icebreakers up my sleeve but I was testing out something new at another meeting and had been given some ideas from an online group too.

Appreciating Kauffman

Chris Corrigan

One of the things I am learning reading Stuart Kauffman’s book “ Reinventing the Sacred ” is just how powerful and pervasive the phenomenon of creative emergence is at every level in our world.

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Hand-cycling for the Prince’s Trust

Jenny Connected

A week ago today at this time, I was congratulating myself and others on having completed the Palace to Palace charity ride in aid of the Prince’s Trust. This is an annual event. The ride is 45 or 90 miles, depending on which route you choose from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle.

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Explaining to London’s Deputy Mayor how mapping can help connect Londoners and #reclaimourspaces

Social Reporter

As I reported earlier in the this update , I’ve been working with community groups and networks to develop ideas for a more networked approach to support for London’s civil society.

Learning poses or learning to model?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Every Monday evening at 20.30 I install myself in front of the television with my daughter for a program called Hollands Next Topmodel, to continue with Models in Paris: The real life. My husband doesn't like it at all, but I really enjoy a view into a completely different world.

Screenwriting and facilitation: it’s all in the cut

Viv Mcwaters

“It’s all in the cut.” ” This is a description of where the magic happens in movies. It starts with a writer, and an idea, a story, and a screenplay.

“It rains in the forest long after the sky has cleared”

Chris Corrigan

Isn’t that beautiful image? Here on the west coast of Canada the Douglas-firs and cedars and hemlocks that cover the mountains and islands rake the sky for moisture. As the rains return in the fall, the trees help the forest drink.

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#openedMOOC Week 1: The value of ‘open’

Jenny Connected

Link to source of image. Why Does Open Matter? This is the key question for Week 1 of the Introduction to Open Education MOOC, being offered on edX by David Wiley and George Siemens.

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How Leadership Is Critical In Content Marketing

Ken Carroll

Leadership is critical in content marketing. Because there simply is no content marketing without the leadership to drive it. As content marketers, you and I must think and act from a leadership perspective if we are to impact on the world. Leadership Is Critical To Marketing On Facebook.

Knowmads: the battle of generations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Generational differences in the workplace is a kind of debate. On the one hand you have the people who believe there are differences and that every organization should be responsive to those differences.

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Copeland and A. de Moor (2017). Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. AI & Society, [link] ( preprint ). Abstract. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives.

The creative challenge

Chris Corrigan

Nadia has a small piece this morning on one element of good design, reflecting on a book review by Ian Pinasoo. I like the way she puts this: Great workshops are based on a creative challenge. A creative challenge is real and not fake. It matters.

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Queen of the Mountain

Jenny Connected

This is the essence of how bizarre apps and social media have become. Here is the story. At the beginning of May I took part in a charity bike ride in Bali. In the last 15 kilometres I came off my bike and broke my collar bone. It has taken me 4 months to get back on my bike, which I did a week ago.

The need to lead

Ken Carroll

Marketers these days must lead. So many of the things we do in marketing as mechanical tasks, now require a leadership mindset: Winning, competing, positioning, creating a category, influencing the marketplace.