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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. A Czech connection: the CIDES project. More Czech connections: mapping public library social innovation ecosystems together.

2019 207

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

The experience is intrinsically rewarding. These characteristics describe the process needed to experience ‘flow’ in Csikszentmihali’s terms. This perspective avoids fragmentation of knowledge, something that Csikszentmihalyi also believes is necessary to experience flow.

2019 193

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

New experience engages the right hemisphere; familiar, routine experience engages the left hemisphere. Writing under the pen name Joanna Field, Milner wrote a book, ‘A Life of One’s Own’, in which she analyses her own personal experience of the pursuit of happiness.

2019 155

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Super Users drive conversations in communities across a wide variety of topics, and lead these social experiences. — Influencers are members of Influence Marketing programs, a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between.

2019 89

Open web, newcomers and community tools


To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. I am still far from getting all the routines needed for connectivity in place, but it is a question of time. The human network has evolved, but it is there, I am part of it and activating dormant connections is way easier than building up from scratch.

2019 89

The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools


This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently. So I’m translating from Dutch without knowing corresponding Russian terminology or having an in-depth experience with English sources behind it. At the end all of those come to two issues: audience to connect to and the message to convey with the translation.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. Dell allowed me to learn and experiment at a global scale, and incorporate community analytics into marketing mix models and enterprise-wide reporting. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

2019 46

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

We started something and then had to abandon it for a different form, because not every idea works. Beautiful workshop experiences are only useful for systems change if they are connected to power.

2019 69

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

I am fascinated by the connection between how we learn in complex systems and how we strategize in complexity. Science is a very human form of knowledge. It’s about entertaining the possibility that you may be wrong and being open to learning from the experience of others.

2019 58