MirandaNet: Social interaction

Community Capers

The MirandaNet Fellowship, by virtue of its structure and norms, develops strong ties and interdependency between the members, clients and partners. Whether in an industry, academic or advisory capacity, MirandaNet Fellows all work to provide services for each other and ‘reify’ (Wenger, 2002) their practices in artifacts shared over the public site with the larger external educational community. People rarely leave this community.

The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

Learning Meaning and Identity’ - focuses on expanding ideas around social learning theory, whereas a later book ‘A Guide to Managing Knowledge: Cultivating Communities of Practice’ (2002) – is written more for managers of communities of practice. Suggest meeting 20-30 minutes in advance of the session to check audio, upload slides, prepare webtours, try out interactive features such as polling, writing on the whiteboard.

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Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

The tubodudes in Wenger, McDermott and Snyder (2002), for example, had a business model that was just assumed as a norm in the book: the organization (Shell) provided all the resources and captured most of the value that the community produced.

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organizational responsiveness

Taming the spaces

Both types of organizations arise to bring the process of education under socially standardized set of institutional categories, norms and visions. Orton and Weick (1990: 205) used the interaction of specialization (i.e.

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Community of practice - EduTech Wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Boundary interactions 5.3 Communities of practice are "groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis." Wenger, 2002) Communities can be considered as problem-solving mechanisms which contribute to establishing policy agendas and offer mechanisms to facilitate processes for negotiation between different actors. & Schank, P (2002).

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Dodgeball), but some web-based SNSs also support limited mobile interactions (e.g., The Rise (and Fall) of Friendster Friendster launched in 2002 as a social complement to Ryze. By and large, the latter two groups did not interact with one another except through bands.

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Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum


Knowledge is created and sometimes discarded as the community interacts. Communities, then, become this same kind of regional settings, allowing different kinds of members, some centrally invested and others peripherally so, to interact in centres of knowledge. It is a learning community that was created out of an event are sometimes created out of an existing event, as the Web heads were in 2002 and continue to be a strong supportive community.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In terms of whether LinkedIn is an exception versus the norm in being able to differ between strong and weak ties, Facebook presents a different story.

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