Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Reflection is needed in order to learn from the past. Hence it seems like social media is having opposite effect in organisation - that social media hinder reflection and deeper conversation. And a flight from conversation can limit our capacity to reflect. "We

Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

To reflect on your overall experience to date as a teacher; what kinds of students have you taught, what have you discovered from the experience, and what have you most enjoyed in your teaching? Jenny Moon’s writing on this has been significant in developing my understanding.

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Elsua

Yes, indeed, that has been the main ah-ha moment and massive wake-up call that I have been having while attending and presenting at JAC 2012. And now that I am, finally, home, while reflecting about what I learned, it was a good decision.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010.

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Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

To reflect on your overall experience to date as a teacher; what kinds of students have you taught, what have you discovered from the experience, and what have you most enjoyed in your teaching? Jenny Moon’s writing on this has been significant in developing my understanding.

#fslt12 MOOC – first reflections

Jenny Connected

On reflection this is no more than you would expect. - And I was reminded once again about how hard it is to get assessment right, so that feedback is constructive and leads to further learning. This involves developing a relationship with the ‘to be assessed’ participant.

Reflections on Collaborative Research

Jenny Connected

A 1998 paper (Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries) written by the Swiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, lists 11 principles of collaborative research as follows: Decide on the objectives together. Share information; develop networks. This of course requires knowledge of and respect for each other’s strengths which takes time to develop.

Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

China seems to like doing things on a grand scale from building the Great Wall and Grand Canal, to Tiananmen Square and within the last 20 years the development of Chongqing, Shanghai and other large cities. Development and growth are so fast moving in China; one person told us that a real difficulty was for the Chinese people to keep up in terms of their culture and identity. From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China.

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2012 in Review by Michelle

Michelle Laurie

It was very nice of Word Press to create a 2012 in review for me. I finally took part in an Art of Hosting for my own professional development (on beautiful Bowen Island). Birth of my son, Ira Laurie-Pouliot, November 27, 2012. THIS IS CERTAINLY THE HIGHLIGHT of 2012!

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TeachMeet SEN 2012

SocialTech

I'm very excited to be organising TeachMeet SEN 2012 - or TMSEN12 , a meetup talking place later this month on Saturday 28th of January , in Leicester's lovely Phoenix Square.

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Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect

Elsua

As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

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KM for Non-Profits in Developing Countries

Portals and KM

Nancy Dixon recently posted a comprehensive summary of research she did of eleven non-profits to find out how knowledge management (KM) was being implemented in developing countries (see A Knowledge Management Strategy for Non-Profits Working in Developing Countries ). She first found that non-profits working in developing countries are late adopting Knowledge Management. In addition, it teams need to periodically meet together to reflect on their actions and outcomes.

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Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

That we (as a community) will have developed mature social team structures, with specific roles and resources, robust enough to support a range organization types. Today was the third annual Community Manager’s Appreciation Day, or #CMAD. 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.

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Blog Roundup: December 2012

Hildy Gottlieb

Participants insist this is the best professional development they get every month (and the secret is that they learn from each others’ wisdom and exploration!). And in the next week or so, the name of this blog will officially change to reflect that change.).

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Ontology, epistemology and pedagogy of networked learning

Jenny Connected

And then in this Hot seat it was defined by David McConnell as: the use of Internet-based information and communication technologies to promote collaborative and co-operative connections: between one learner and other learners; between learners and tutors; between a learning community and its learning resources, so that participants can extend and develop their understanding and capabilities in ways that are important to them, and over which they have significant control.

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Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Elsua

A servant leader looks to the needs of the people and asks himself how he can help them to solve problems and promote personal development.

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Once Upon a Time … the Power of Storytelling for Business

Elsua

I guess at this point in time, we are all sensing what he really means and we probably have got an affirmative answer to his reflections; the fact that, whether we like it or not, we pretty much rely on telling stories by using PowerPoint presentations. Till May 2012. .

The challenge of ‘openness’ in small MOOCs

Jenny Connected

FSLT12 was such a course, and so too is Pedagogy First – they are both small open online task-oriented MOOCs focusing on developing learners as teachers/lecturers/facilitators, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of pedagogy.

Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Elsua

I mean, last time I brought this subject up, perhaps not over here in this blog, (Although I think I may have hinted it earlier on over at “ Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth? Beth Laking (@bethlaking1) January 6, 2012. . .

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Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

And interestingly enough that was also one of the major conclusions from the recent Global IBM CEO Study 2012 “ Leading Through Connections ” where partnerships, even with competitors, would be key on that whole process of co-creating the next generation of better products.

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Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Elsua

Then there would be an alarming 59% of *not* engaged employees (What he calls tired dogs ) to then develop even further into a more alarming % of the knowledge workforce: 14% of *actively* disengaged employees (He calls this bunch the foxes ).

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

And that’s exactly why over the course of the last weeks I have been reflecting, once more, on what role all of these social technologies should be really playing on how I interact both online and offline. Finally, one last reflection to go through… Thanks for sticking around this far.

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Links of the Month: November 30, 2012

How to Save the World

illustration from my book Finding the Sweet Spot. A bout half the people on Bowen Island, where I live, commute daily to Vancouver via a heavily taxpayer-subsidized car ferry.

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Reflections of a home-based consultant living on the edge of the woods

Michelle Laurie

This may mean dedicating two phone calls a day as follow up which is very possible (That is my brothers advice and he owns a successful HR magazine so I’ll take it). - Develop a local network of professionals who may also be looking for people to connect with. “Be patient.

Ontology, epistemology and pedagogy of networked learning

Jenny Connected

And then in this Hot seat it was defined by David McConnell as: the use of Internet-based information and communication technologies to promote collaborative and co-operative connections: between one learner and other learners; between learners and tutors; between a learning community and its learning resources, so that participants can extend and develop their understanding and capabilities in ways that are important to them, and over which they have significant control.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Elsua

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series.

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Links of the Month: July 24, 2012

How to Save the World

It’s not at all clear that I should stay here: It’s a very unsustainable place, now run by developers in the process of clear-cutting a huge swath of the island for the exclusive use of 50 billionaires (thanks to Chris Corrigan for the second link).

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Sustainability: Rear View Mirror and Crystal Ball

Michelle Laurie

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the 5th Building Sustainable Communities conference that reflected back on Rio (1992) and looked ahead to Rio+20 in terms of sustainability. Rural development Uncategorized collaboration storytelling sustainability Visual Thinking

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#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

I have also been influenced by the work of Stephen Downes who says that to learn is to practice and reflect and that learning is about recognising patterns.

Links of the Month: May 6, 2012

How to Save the World

Only the sun, and at night the stars, reflected in the undammed rivers. Now, he says, we must abandon the entire idea of ‘sustainable development’ and immediately terminate the Alberta Tar Sands and similar developments.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. ‘First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is a free online course, which will run from 21 May to 22 June 2012 , and will introduce new and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional development in higher education. Wednesday 13 June, 2012, 1500 BST.

Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

For many of my developers ensuring that they are constantly retooled is one my most critical tasks. Exposing developers to a wide range of new and interesting thoughts is a good way to inoculate them against complacency and “I have a hammer-and-everything-is-a-nail-itus”.

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Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time!

Governance in a Networked World

At the Social Business Forum 2012 we worked with Open Knowledge to present what Social Analytics 2.0 The relative size of the twitter images reflects the number of times the individual has been mentioned and replied to, and by who.

Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?

Jenny Connected

Recently I worked with George Roberts, Marion Waite and Liz Lovegrove (from Oxford Brookes University), Joe Rosa (Cambridge University) and Sylvia Currie, BC Campus Canada (see Tutor Team ), to develop and run the FSLT12 MOOC earlier this year.

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Benchlearning: jugling with figures for deeper learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I think it is very innovative to learn from fact and figures, and not merely from reflection and feedback. We are working on benchlearning since 2009 and have yet to be developed a better language.

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The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Elsua

Specially, the superb links to a couple of other reflections from both Doc Searls and Dave Winer on the very same topic. The more we DO the less time we have to REFLECT #e20s. Samuel Driessen (@driessen) November 13, 2012. They missed my blogging, my reflection time.

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The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

I started looking at what platforms are being developed to help people share – about which more later. There is currently no networking, but that may be a feature of next stage development. The NESTA hyperlocal research and development programme is very timely.

Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

Portals and KM

Catherine pointed out the changes in the conference that reflect changes in the importance of online communities. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes from this year.

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The Joy of Business Travelling

Elsua

After a couple of days back home, unwinding and relaxing a bit from quite a hectic schedule at work, it is that time again for yours truly to be on the road again.

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Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

For this digital storytelling work he won the 2012 Pepperdine Award for outstanding work in community development. The MILSPACE community has over 20,900 members and focuses on the leadership development of cadets, lieutenants and captains in the US Army. The stories can be highly emotive and elicit deeply reflective thinking. It will be interesting to see how the work develops.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Elsua

I have built up the habit of sharing and commenting on links to other interesting readings, more than anything else as a learning experience for yours truly when interacting with others, build a bunch of food for thought which will then be reflected on upcoming blog posts, like this one.

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ID and Other Reflections: Managing Diversity through Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

ID and Other Reflections. Blogging about social business and community management, workplace learning, knowledge management, capability development and organizational learning with occasional digressions. Sunday, September 16, 2012. Reflection. September 2012 (1).

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Cognitivism replaced Behaviourism as the dominant learning paradigm in the 1960s and proposes that learning comes from mental activity such as memory, motivation, thinking and reflection.

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