Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

2018 127

Senior Social Media Professional Training – August 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

AUGUST 27TH-29TH 2018 SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, SYDNEY Australia. Suitable for Public Relations and Community Managers. Is developing Crisis Communications Plans, around negative criticism, trolls and hostile feedback from community engagement.

2018 130

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013.

2018 138

Facebook Subscriptions 2018 – Stop the Whining

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In most communities (bulletin boards, forums etc) ad free is an addon to the main upgrade (extra features) not the killer sales point of freemium to premium. What does Facebook Paid Subscriptions really mean?

2018 183

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Some novels about post-collapse society describe communities and ‘tribes’ permeated by cults. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

2018 75

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Community. I struggled last week to understand how the concept of ‘Recognition’ was being interpreted in relation to the distributed web, and I suspect I am going to struggle this week to understand how the concept of community will be interpreted.

2018 163

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

2018 193

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice. Trust is thought to be an essential component of communities of practice. But what about community?

2018 146

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

It is about being in a conversation in a community. In building Dat, we envision a future of community-driven tools backed by nonprofit organizations. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

2018 225

A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

The final discussion about the topic of community in the E-Learning 3.0 I can recommend watching the video recording, as their discussion helps to clarify some of the issues we have been struggling with in relation to this topic on community in the distributed web.

2018 146

PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

I introduce my CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping and show how it has been applied, together with network visualization tool Kumu to strengthen agricultural collaborations in Malawi, as described in more detail in this post.

2018 130

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments was shifted, for better or worse. What examples do we have of ‘the relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments’ being shifted for better or worse.

2018 185

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 182

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. You’re not going to be happy.

2018 59

Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019. Here’s a 2019 that explodes online community even furthe

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world. The two interact and we switch back and forth between an organizational and community view often without noticing.

2018 100

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

Communities of practice are powerful but not appealing A powerful things happened in the very last session at 17.00 However the topic of building communities of practice or social learning was not high on the agenda of the conference (neither was performance support).

2018 130

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

To return to his presentation, I was more interested in what he had to say about identity and community. I also appreciated his discussion about community, which he suggested will no longer be based on sameness, but on consensus and being able to make decisions together.

2018 172

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Interestingly, Amy said that a community was growing around this hashtag, which is what Stephen thought could happen around the #el30 hashtag for this course, when the topic focussed on community. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below).

2018 146

Community Signal interviews the Community Guy

Community Guy

A few months back,I had the pleasure of (finally) being interviewed by my friend, Patrick O’Keefe on the Community Signal podcast. Patrick has been doing community work nearly as long as anyone I know… myself included. He’s built a really great podcast for community management professionals, talking about all the stuff we all need to know to do great community work. The post Community Signal interviews the Community Guy appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Gu

2018 98

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

We have set up the Connecting Londoners group , and collaborated with Our Way Ahead , a network of London networks and community groups promoting community-based approaches to support systems. Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society.

2018 207

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

We are the thread that runs through an otherwise disconnected set of data, and knowledge about ourselves, our associations, and our community will create an underlying fabric against which the value and relevance of everything else will be measured. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

2018 146

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 173

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Here are some of the examples of people participating in the R organism “computing on itself” at the Rstudio::conf 2018: Import: Open, welcome. Communities of practice R resources TechnologyR is not just software.

2018 169

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

In the end, one woman simply drew her community with trees, water and igloos in the ice. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers. Sometimes a workshop or meeting leaves me feeling better than when I walked in the room and this happened recently at PGviz18 in Prince George.

2018 164

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

We offer an illustrative inventory of some social media interactional patterns to examine communication used in open online education communities.

2018 146

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Etienne Wenger discusses in depth, in his book, Communities of Practice. We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

2018 146

Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

2018 46

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

It reminded me of the introductory task that was set on Etienne Wenger’s online course Foundations of Communities of Practice that he ran with John Smith and Bron Stuckey in 2008. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 146

Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web. This is the task as created by Stephen Downes: As a community, create an assignment the completion of which denotes being a member of the community. For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community. For each participant, your being a member of the community completes the task. It requires the formation of a community, but only one community, with tangible evidence of consensus.

2018 126

Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. The Hub for London responsible for developing new systems to support charities, social action groups and community organisations has advertised a post to support and develop networks, and apply digital tech for communication and collaboration.

2018 159