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. We have also done several mapping experiments to test and validate the participatory aspects of the methodology.

2019 206

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

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

After this invite the groups to present their persona in the I-form (I am Hawa and I live in Sarafere) so that people can really empathize. I have very positive experiences with working with personas. Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning?

2019 130

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

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

People are different, and offer different perspectives, lived experiences, and world views on things. If you get your vote out, and the opposition is split or apathetic, you can form power.

2019 83

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact. If we can separate those in power from those with answers, we get a truly rich dialogue and learning experience.

2019 61

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

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

Mathemagenic

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. In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian.

2019 89

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 68

Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

Forms of the verb ‘to be’ ( am, are, is, was, were, will be, have been etc) that refer to something perceived as separate.

2019 56

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

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. Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know.

2019 56

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. And there is barely one of these that is not under attack in some form as a result of the way we live now.” Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139