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. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

Rebel Wisdom Summit

Jenny Connected

I am also willing to have fun, to be rebellious in my thinking, and to be a part of an exciting new form of cultural conversation. Next month I will be attending the Rebel Wisdom Summit in Brick Lane, London, with two members of my family.

2019 139

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist suggests that seeing the world as in a state of flow, is to understand it as ‘ live, complex, embodied’, a ‘world of individual, always unique beings, forever in flux, a net of interdependencies, forming and reforming wholes, a world with which we are deeply connected’ (p.30).

2019 193

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

In the one, that of the right hemisphere, we experience the live, complex, embodied world of individual, unique, beings, forever in flux, a net of interdependencies, forming and reforming wholes, a world with which we are deeply connected.

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. Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas.

2019 164

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

Georgian Music: Georgian music boasts a unique, somewhat haunting form of polyphony.

2019 46

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

And what forms should my responsibility take? For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

2019 155

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

— 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 136

Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

As soon as it became clear I had to dig out the work I did on distributed Agile teams and in particularly this picture from my post on teams, communities and networks in terms of communication forms : All this time I thought of our homeschooling group in terms of a community.

2019 116

The Rogue Primate

How to Save the World

Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood , CC-BY-SA 3.0. Is human destructiveness a consequence of the evolution of the self? I have spent much of my life arguing that humans are not significantly different from any other living creature, and thus deserve no special consideration.

2019 61

Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

One of the things that FB does well is an easy way to switch between person-centric profiles that help networking to semi-closed and closed spaces for a community forming and even getting things done (despite all odds :)). Over last years I made many attempts to return to blogging, but couldn’t quite get the feeling of how it was before. That feeling of belonging. To the idea space.

2019 89

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

If you get your vote out, and the opposition is split or apathetic, you can form power. In New Brunswick the current government was formed on this exact number: about 31% of voters voted Conservative, and only 67% of the eligible voters cast a ballot.

2019 91

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Now anyone can use whatever form of medium they want to say what is important to them. Back in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen.

2019 95

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

Mathemagenic

So I asked about existing translations of terminology and got into a chat with Russian-speaking people doing a lot of translations of SDE materials and putting those ideas into practice locally in different forms. In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. This typically manifests in the form of a myopic focus on customer support communities and an overburdening of customers taking on the role of customer support agent.

2019 46

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 58

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. The request is usually to design an event where we can hear from people without them being dominated by more powerful voices.

2019 61

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. On the Art of Hosting email list last month, there was an inquiry posted by Monica Nissén asking about scaling the Art of Hosting as a leadership practice through levels of engagement.

2019 69

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Science is a very human form of knowledge. Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know. A book review from Duncan Green, whose work on power, evaluation, and complexity in international development, I much admire.

2019 58

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