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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you at this time of year will be pondering how to motivate your teachers to use technology wisely. Why is this program so successful?

Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

Making some distinctions. It is important here to take a clear position on the definition of the keys terms gamification and community of practice.

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Lived Curriculum

Community Capers

Recently it has been suggested that I should unpack this and put a stake in the ground for this term and the pedagogies that surround it.

Jokaydia: People (and meetup)

Community Capers

Come visit Jokaydia and meet the community members. Field trip Friday 25th September (USA) 01.00 GMT SL Time: Fri 6pm PDT/9pm EDT.

Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

This month restarts the Community Capers project to case study some of the brilliant examples of communities of practice that exist across the globe.

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MirandaNet: Summary of conditions for success

Community Capers

There are many of the conditions for successful community development seen in the MirandaNet Fellowship story. I want to reiterate a few of the key strengths, the case study research revealed, that truly make this an exemplar community. holding an unrelenting focus on professionalism, respecting the practice of teaching with ICTs.

MirandaNet: Place

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Network communities are a form of technology-mediated environments that foster a sense of community among users. One of the design dimensions of network communities is developing a sense of persistent, shared space as an environment that frames the presence of multiple actors and provides mutual awareness.

MirandaNet: Social interaction

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People rarely leave this community. It has maintained a steady growth pattern from the opening five members to the current 300+ members. The MirandaNet Fellowship, by virtue of its structure and norms, develops strong ties and interdependency between the members, clients and partners. This is a small selective and clearly bounded community.

MirandaNet: Common ties

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MirandaNet has a clearly articulated purpose. This is best expressed in the community’s mission statement. MirandaNet strives to enrich the lifelong learning of professionals involved in education. There are issues of timing that have contributed to MirandaNet’s successful development. Cuthell, J. 2005). What Does It Take To Be Active?

MirandaNet: People

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MirandaNet is managed by a small secretariat consisting of the Director and founder, a web editor, an administration manager, and a Fellowship secretary. The Director, Christina Preston was well known in the Educational ICT area, both in academic and industry circles, well before she launched the MirandaNet Fellowship.

Case study 1: The MirandaNet Fellowship

Community Capers

Through this blog we will hear about communities from a number of perspectives. I will relate my research perspective, we will meet the community managers and members, take field trip to each community and have several opportunities to listen to you the audience open up issues and reflect on each community’s strength and value to the field.

The conceptual framework for community development

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This research outlines my conceptual framework built out from the four definitional components to include core conditions and key attributes. Since the research was focussed on the management role in community development the key informants for this research became the community conveners. Components - definitional components of community.

The core definitional components of community

Community Capers

Just aggregating the definitions of community in the literature over the last sixty years only serves to confound rather than clarify an understanding of what community comprises. The sociologist Hillery (1955) sought to determine the common definitional components of community. Interestingly the only component common to all 94 was people. 1999).

Welcome to Community Capers!

Community Capers

Community Capers is a place to showcase and case study some of the most successful online communities out there. Each month we will focus on an issue of community development and a community of practice that demonstrates a highly effective way to address that issue. Each month we will: present a community case story. Bronwyn Stuckey.

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The time flew by.

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6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face. Customers just complain online.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. Till now. That search is now over. Every time.

2017 90

Writing as Giving

Alchemy of Change

We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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2016 99

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

Let’s see it…. Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – Nothing else. So, let’s go ahead and do it! . Hallo? Yikes!

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

2017 65

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? Strong visual branding (colours and logos, and header images).

2015 154

Medusa and the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Alchemy of Change

A horrifying nightmare leads to a new understanding of the story of Medusa, as metaphor for the evolution of human consciousness. Featured Soul

2016 89

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. Viva La Big Data. In Your Email.

2016 122

Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Look no further! August 3rd-5th 2015. Earlybird ends beginning of July. Really? Shares.

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Who, what , why etc.

2015 151

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Yikes! times? You see?

2016 95

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

. Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

2016 83

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this blab session we looked at low cost or free tools for VAs, online businesses and medium size businesses. Schedule multi platform updates. p xxx.

2015 130

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.

2016 96

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

. Can you have too many conversations at work? To quote: . More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) At all. Ah-ha!

2016 87

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

So, let’s see it: . What’s your purpose? . Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. Building a solid library of use cases.

2016 83

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

that is, the workforce. workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. It’s not our job to worry about that.

2016 83

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

Apparently, it is way easier to blame them (or others!), Seriously, why do we keep doing that? We will just go ahead and keep blaming the tools. Again.

2016 70

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. And unusual. Or a Coke.

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Elsua

If that deck doesn’t convince otherwise, I don’t know what would, frankly. Really good work! . Thus without much further ado, let’s get down to it:

2016 68

When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? That hurts. A lot!

2016 70

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.

2017 64

Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. That’s 0.06%.

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16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Follow List.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’. Projects Fail ’. Even today. Why Digital Transformation Projects Fail?