Questions about online ‘openness’

Jenny Connected

There is something about being physically present that can be much more powerful than attending virtually. Source of image. What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of practice that are NOT supported by their institutions?

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Access to open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This worked fine for me, but was virtually impossible for one of my colleagues whose online connection depends on tethering her phone to her computer. This week I have been reminded that I cannot assume that everyone working in education will have online access as and when they want it.

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Trending Sources

Leading Virtual Teams Continues To Be Challenging

Leading Virtually

Talk to those who coach leaders and they will tell you that leading virtual teams continues to be challenging. I had started this blog to share what research is telling us about leading virtual teams. even if we are not part of a pure virtual team.

A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs)

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to release a new white paper " A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs) ".

2015 47

Alternatives to Presentations and (boring) Panels

Full Circle Associates

In live and virtual events, Questioneers (the question askers) ask thought-provoking questions in eight minute talks, followed by lengthy breaks for interaction among the off-stage presenters (the audience). I can’t quite recall who started pointing towards the “ What If.”

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014

Chris Collison

After a number of virtual presentations via Sharif University, I made my first trip to Iran, visiting Tehran and then flying to the beautiful, ancient city of Isfahan.

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My favourite things…

Chris Collison

We’ve had an approach from a large international company who want to participate in a consortium focusing on effective collaboration and virtual working, and we have just started the search for suitable consortium members. Next month marks my tenth year as an independent consultant.

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The Divided Brain: Are we actually alive? Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

There is less activity in the natural world- things are more virtual and disembodied. Sunday 22nd March am. This is the fifth in a series of posts I am making following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist.

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Diebold on Re-Imagining Effective Work: Executives Don’t Have to Work Out of Head Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

For Mattes, building a virtual management team is crucial to Diebold’s turnaround. Diebold , an ATM manufacturer, features in a recent profile in Bloomberg BusinessWeek for its approach to finding and hiring senior executives: Unlike a typical chief executive officer, Diebold CEO Andy Mattes can’t just stroll down the hall at his company’s headquarters in Canton, Ohio, to confer with his top executives over coffee. That’s because many don’t work there.

2015 30

The Presence Game

How to Save the World

Miro had laid out an array of equipment, and explained to Wolf, Kristen and Elena how to attach the sensors to various places on their bodies, how to wear the virtual reality helmets, and how to read the biofeedback monitors.

Falling Off the Edge

How to Save the World

drawing by hugh macleod at gapingvoid. H ow do you deal with a level of cognitive dissonance so profound that it casts a veil over all your interactions with other people, and makes these interactions seem somehow unreal?

When the Leader is the Only One Remote From the Team

Leading Virtually

On my LinkedIn profile , I received a suggestion in response to one of my recent posts that I cover a particular configuration of virtual teams. The above are some general behavioral tendencies that may show up when the leader of a virtual team is the only one remote from the team.

Relate and Liberate: Techniques for Online Learner Engagment

Full Circle Associates

We had a handful of people interested in participating virtually, but I really wanted to give them my FULL attention, not split between the F2F and the online group. One of the events from Novembers ISS Fellowship in Victoria State, Australia, was at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Jenny’s January 2015

Jenny Connected

And then I saw Stephen Downes’ post – A Year in Photos – and the wonderful photos and text have stimulated me to keep a record of my ‘happenings’ over this year of 2015. 2015 came in with the end of Fedwiki or not the end because I am still following and have signed up for the next Happening. This included a virtual trip to the Maurithuis Museum in The Hague – which was a treat – and a meal in Fellini’s vegetarian restaurant.

"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” A technology writer with a lot of data to offer, Pinola begins with many footnoted facts, including the Forrester stat claiming that 40% of US workers will work in virtual offices by next year.

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distribution organizations. This interview also reflects my biases about the current state-of-the-virtual-art. 

An Award Winning Community Strategy… 30 Years in the Making

Online Community Strategy

Community has been part of the fabric of Autodesk since the beginning, and as early as 1986 the company was engaging customers in the nascent virtual communities forming around BBS, Compuserve and the like.

Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

How to Save the World

Why Local Investment is So Hard: Michael Shuman explains how local investment benefits us, and why virtually all our investments are still in Wall Street and government, and then offers some workarounds.

How about celebrating the 20 year history of community networking and hyperlocal

Social Reporter

Maybe 2015 is a good time to look at what was then, what’s now, and what might be next. The centres will provide technical support and help ‘on the ground’, the forums will be ‘virtual spaces’ for online communities related to localities. A virtual resource centre should be developed to provide sources of advice for local champions and partnerships, and a neutral space online for discussion of the development of centres and online communities.

In the future, now: presenting virtually

Endless Knots

Instead of traveling to London (Windsor, to be precise), I was asked to stay put and speak from home -- an apt invitation, given the topic: virtual working. By the end of 2015, Unilever’s 252 factories worldwide will not sent.

Is Leading in the Digital Age Different?

Leading Virtually

With technology-mediated work increasing unabated, there is greater need and expectation for leaders to provide an inspiring purpose and structure that would hold the followers together and propel them forward despite the numerous challenges of working virtually.

Goal Setting to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Leading Virtually

In my previous post , I referred you to articles about how to lead virtual teams. As educators, we often assume that people lack knowledge and once it is imparted it will be used. But there is often a big gap between knowledge and translating it into action.

An Award Winning Community Strategy… 30 Years in the Making

Online Community Strategy

Community has been part of the fabric of Autodesk since the beginning, and as early as 1986 the company was engaging customers in the nascent virtual communities forming around BBS, Compuserve and the like.

Drawing to think

Jenny Connected

This journal seeks to reestablish the materiality of drawing as a medium at a time when virtual, on-line, and electronic media dominates visuality and communication. 2015). I will start by saying that I do not draw to think, even though I do occasionally draw.

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2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

What’s about to come up shortly is perhaps a bit too personal any way; an exercise of self-introspection to help me understand better what’s happened this year and venture into what 2015 may bring forward. I couldn’t wait for it to be over, done and dealt with and off we go into 2015.

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Critical Examination of MOOCs by Jeremy Knox

Jenny Connected

My research has also highlighted concerns with the homogenising tendency of MOOCs (Tschofen & Mackness, 2012; Mackness & Bell, 2015). I thought that creating such a unique and ‘real’ but virtual sense of place greatly increased my involvement in and positive experience of the course.

2016 23

How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Skilled in facilitation PROCESS (be it virtual or real). Skip to main content. LinkedIn Home. What is LinkedIn? Join Today. Sign In. Main content starts below.

2016 21

Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Another year Any Lenzo, Nancy Settle-Murphy and I co-led a session about technology and facilitation (2015). What might technologies like virtual reality help us do? Maybe virtual reality will help us. Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail.

News Updates (February 3, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Through 2015, only 25 percent of enterprises will routinely utilize social network analysis to improve performance and productivity. Global virtual meeting collaboration will enable us to travel less, which will allow for greater productivity and a smaller environmental footprint.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

After seeing several bloggers do so, I thoughtI would have a go at answering the questions, now, and will do soagain, situation permitting, in 2015. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.