Alternatives to Presentations and (boring) Panels

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my clients working on meetings talking about alternatives to presentations and panel discussions (which are rarely discussions.) I can’t quite recall who started pointing towards the “ What If.”

An Alternative Perspective on Group Dynamics

Jenny Connected

In my last post I discussed the hazards of group work and group think. Ironically, in an experience I had last week, I really wished for more group work. Not group think, but group commitment and group responsibility.

Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Panelists were Sandi Boga, Amy Collier and Stephen Downes. The recording of the discussion made by Stephen Downes is here . (As As an aside, I think this was the only session that was recorded during the conference– I haven’t seen anything else. The lack of recordings and ‘live-streaming’ of the keynotes etc. was a bit of a surprise).

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The alternative I’ve currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed. Dear Students, just a quick note – the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017. I use the app, so I’m grumpy. But hey, we aren’t paying for it.

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Unflattening: text, drawing and alternative perspectives

Jenny Connected

This week there has been a flurry of activity on the #gridsgestures hash tag on Twitter as many people have responded to Nick Sousanis ’ invitation to draw the shape of your day each day for a week, i.e. to take part in his Grids and Gestures- A Comics Making Exercise.

Web2.0 as alternative to watching television

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm trying to compile a short presentation on how to create structure in the web2.0 chaos for people who are not web2.0 adepts. It will probably start with the recognition that web2.0 offers a personalized experience, and that you can help people to filter and aggregate and navigate. I haven't found many relevant materials, but during my search I found this video. I'm a big fan of Clay Shirky and I found another brilliant speech (roughly 15 minutes) through the boondoogle blog.

Photos of Los Angeles 2009 - The Alternative Universe

Portals and KM

LA is an alternative universe. I was in LA for the weekend prior to FastForward 09. You can find my dining experiences at Los Angeles Dining Update – February 2009. This is a random collection of impressions. You can click on the images to enlarge them

Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites

Online Social Networking

If, on the other hand, you’re a network creator seeking Ning alternatives, many alternative to Ning sites exist. I intend to examine a variety of Ning alternatives over the weeks and months to come. Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites.

Free Alternatives to Ning


" Where does that leave those of us who need a free-for-use Ning alternative? The following were both collaboratively edited by dozens of people across the internet: Alternatives to Ning Spreadsheet. Alternatives to Ning Document. Ning , the leading free social media platform provider has recently lost not only its CEO, but also about 40 percent of its workforce. For its nearly 20 million monthly visitors, this means a rate increase.

Incredibly Dull: The Alternatives to Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Alternatives to Collaboration Perhaps we need to consider the possibility that some people simply don’t like to collaborate. What alternative approaches do they utilize to continue their high level of contribution?


A Journey In Social Media: Clearspace Alternatives

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Here Come The Big Communities | Main | We Are Now Corporate Legit » January 10, 2008 Clearspace Alternatives I dont know if all of you know how blogs work on TypePad, but we all get a stats panel, and we can see where people are coming in. Weve continued to look at alternative environments, and -- so far -- we havent found anything that we wished we would have done instead. It is a viable alternative to Jive for on-demand online community. View an alternate.

Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

Networking Action

She describes how growth has become a “meme,” a core value, and she identifies diverse alternatives, from “thrivability” to “enough.” Constant growth is driving humanity off an ecological cliff, writes Dr. Sandra Waddock (Boston College). Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev

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About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives


In our trials, we did find it a worthwhile alternative, but ultimately stuck with Hootsuite because it is not as full-featured or easy to use. However, Twitter is the only supported social network, there is no mobile alternative, and there is no team collaboration. Recently, HootSuite, a prominent social media dashboard, introduced a new “Freemium” pricing structure, which offers basic Web services at different price points.

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Tips for Chat/Talk Show hosts | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What I’m talking about is an alternative method to boring presentations.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » A bit more Joyce

Ken Carroll

To my mind he is not a generic ‘everyman’, but represents in fact, a complex alternative to it. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Here comes everybody What’s happening at the Economist?

Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Networks Seem To Travel Well | Main | Getting Started With Web Conferencing » February 26, 2008 Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing Every so often, economic downturns, health-related outbreaks or acts of terrorism cause organizations to prioritize alternatives for corporate travel. There are open source alternatives as well. View an alternate.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

The bad news is that for every tool also is another alternative. An alternative to this bookmark tool is delicious. There are many alternative brainstorming walls like stormboard or spiderscribe. One alternative is (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly?

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#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

I like to see alternative perspectives emerge. So I am interested in “speculative research approaches, which recognise the potential impact of uncertain futures on education and the need for alternative approaches to research (Ross, 2015; Ross, 2016; Wilkie, Savransky & Rosengarten, 2017).”

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Job #SocialMedia – Digital Marketing Co-ordinator- Sydney @p2pKirstie

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

To apply please go to , alternatively for “more information or a confidential conversation please contact Shannon Flynn on +61282709762 “ Monday Job. Found social media job one on Seek , just posted, 70K a year. Presuming Australians only?

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Social Media Strategy Course – Valentine’s Day Competition

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

ALTERNATIVELY give me a couple of sentences on your Brand/product/service OR your Client Brief/Project (Lecture 3) and how Valentine’s Day could be implemented for the project or your company.

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Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

He offers web conferencing and online collaboration – both markets addressed by Cisco products – as more productive alternatives.

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternately, collaboration , if you embrace the strategy and behaviour of collaboration as more than just a current buzzword to which you give lip service, requires a shared values, the give-and-take of communication, a commonly valued outcome, and a few other things. On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

When alternative facts and fake news grab headlines, ethics are more important than ever. IABC took a stand earlier this year by opposing alternative facts. In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference.

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Blog>> Tea, Anyone?

Green Chameleon

I love the way the internet occasionally surfaces our Alternate Others. Apparently I’m now an active member of the Tea Party movement

Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given that I have many children who will want to enter the housing market over the next two decades, I’m interested in alternative approaches.

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

This is followed by a discussion of the different social domains, again using the approach of defining and discussing alternatives. Next Rawn tackles how to measure social environments with same degree of precision, again exploring alternatives.

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

My suggestion that we should perhaps look for alternative publishing outlets, blogs being one example, was met with an outcry of protest from one or two in the audience. ‘No This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

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Roadblocks to the Uptake of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Only 23 percent currently provide an approved business grade alternative. A recent market research study by AIIM highlights various problems in the uptake of collaboration tools in enterprises: … 93 percent of business leaders believing internal collaboration is either crucial or very important to what they do, and 59 percent holding the same to be true of external collaboration.

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Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Readers (Alternative). When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. 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.

Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

They alternate between the US and the rest of the world and this year the conference will be in Brighton, UK. How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground?

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

How do we get contrary information and alternative perspectives into echo chambers? Alternative perspectives are often not welcomed and as I have personally experienced can be met with at best silence and at worst abuse and ridicule. Source of image.

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Collaborative Discussions

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ideas of “great minds think alike” and “fools never differ” are unfortunately both true, but the fools element can be mitigated by exploring options and alternatives. If a group has fully explored options and alternatives, debated through the differences, and come to a common conclusion, however, then you are more likely to have arrived at the “great minds think alike” state.

Half-a-Call More Per Hour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workers with standing desks alternated between standing and sitting, and on average, sat down for 1.6

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Looming Danger: Failure of WAN SharePoint Deployments

Portals and KM

Even more destructive, disappointed users may seek alternative solutions among the new breed of free content-sharing tools available on the Web. Employees can easily use alternatives solutions like Dropbox, Google Docs, Microsoft SkyDrive, and many other smaller, less well-known options. When users cannot get their job done efficiently using the tools provided, they seek alternative methods to help them work.

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

One way we can do this (which Iain McGilchrist has also discussed in his work on the Divided Brain) is to try and synthesise different standpoints (alternative perspectives) to achieve a better model for understanding the world.

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The leader casts a long shadow – further reflections on group work

Jenny Connected

In my cMOOC experience there has usually been an unwritten, if not explicit, expectation of a code of behaviour that respects alternative perspectives. (Source of image: [link] ).

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Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

The idea stems from Stephen’s experience of Mastodon , a calmer, slower, quieter alternative to Twitter as a social media platform. This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

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No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft sells the Universal Foldable Keyboard that supports multiple types of devices, and there are other alternatives too. Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard.

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I really like iGoogle — are there any other alternatives? I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on.

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