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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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Why as an L&D professional you should even be interested in artificial intelligence

Joitske Hulsebosch

In our book Leren in tijden van tweets, apps en likes there is a clear call for people working with learning, change and innovation processes to dive into technology. Everyone sees that technology is increasingly taking an important place in our lives- even people who are not into technology.

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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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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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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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Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia.

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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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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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#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.

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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

“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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#SOCRMx: Week 3 – Working with images

Jenny Connected

I have found the working with images resources in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC very stimulating. According to the information provided in this course, visual methods are becoming increasingly popular.

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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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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.

Running a Pro Action Cafe for 300 people

Chris Corrigan

Last week I was a guest keynote facilitator at Econous2017 , the annual gathering of Canadian community economic development practitioners.

#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

This is the third week of the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC , which I am finding both very useful and frustrating at the same time.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

#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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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.

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.

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.

Planning an update, stay tuned!

Michelle Laurie

The year has flown by and I have been neglectful in writing, reflecting and sharing online. However, lots of interesting work has taken place, and shamefully I got caught up in the busy frenzy. On the positive, I was spending more time with people face to face and less time on my computer. Now its time to take a deep breath, consider some of the highlights and articulate these thoughts through my blog.

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.

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Blog>> The Magic Taxonomy Consultant

Green Chameleon

Rant Alert: Today seems like the umpteenth time this year that I’ve seen a spec for a taxonomy/metadata project that assumes you can just hire a consultant to look at your existing taxonomy/metadata model and critique and refine it, without any provision for analysis of business and user needs. It’s been getting so bad, that we at ISKO Singapore even ran a special workshop on that problem among others.

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.

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.

Intuitive ‘instruction design’

Mathemagenic

It’s third season of the workshops for homeschoolers that we organise together with Wout Zweers , who works at an intersection of art, design and making. Today is another workshop and, being up early, I started to think about my role in the process. The first part is logistical. I sort out the dates, write announcements, communicate with the participants and make sure that contributions get collected. The second one is educational.

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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Blog>> Straits Knowledge Bulletin August 2017

Green Chameleon

Here’s the link to our August issue of the Straits Knowledge Bulletin. Lots of good stuff on upcoming events, knowledge audits, KM Assessments, and a book review! Enjoy