Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education. – Redefinition is the fourth and final level in Ruben’s model, and by its very nature, the most challenging to imagine.

2018 146

Designing for a family learning: meaningful activities for adults


In an ideal case learning in a same age class in school is also mixed-age, because teachers should be learning something in a process as well :). Working on a project together or doing something of your own when kids are present allows them to observe “parents in action”, as role-models and not only as caregivers or facilitators of kids-centric learning and activities. As an organiser/designer of you can pay attention to adults as a target group next to the children.

2016 135

Designing Web-Based Communities for Professionals


Designing online communities for business is a subtle blend of creating the right business model, a clear understanding and service of member needs and a usable interface that enables professionals to focus on engagement. What’s unique about designing for a professional community?

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Those involved in building community or other social spaces benefit by understanding how such roles can be supported through better media design. Media Studies MA Class Social Networking & Collaboration

2011 214

Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1

Collaborative Thinking

How organizations can actually encourage its employees to participate more actively and become more emotionally attached to the company and its mission has led strategists to look at consumer SNS providers and deploy similar technologies designed for use within the enterprise. A SNS designed with certain personal support affordances helps employees creates the social infrastructure they need to better self-direct their career progression. Abstract.

2011 152

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

I have been a teacher all my working life, and have experience of all phases of education, i.e. from very young children in Reception classes to post-graduates in Higher Education. Design of the course. I like the course design and the fact that Stephen Downes ‘walks the talk’ and has been true to his educational philosophy as expounded in his theory of connectivism. This fits with his belief that the role of the teacher is to model and demonstrate.

2018 127

Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

Instead, it should be examined as one of many different types of communication models and how media affects interpersonal and societal relationships. For instance, the authors include a model that maps the four contradictions to epistemic actions (actions that uncover information). These occur collectively (questioning, analyzing, modeling, examining, implementing, reflecting, and consolidating) and are embedded within an expansive learning cycle. Media Studies MA Class

Monetizing: Virtual Goods venture capital 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The platform is based on an innovative engagement-marketing model in which users earn points or virtual currencies by participating in unique advertising offers that are specially engineered for targeting, relevancy and maximum conversions. business models virtual goods

2009 202

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Linear and non-linear learning Designing conversations » Skype, social networks and language learning There’s lots of start-ups in the language learning space, mostly variations on the social networking and Skype models.

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Collaborative Thinking: Modern managers are all the same - Telegraph

Collaborative Thinking

Firms in a particular industry tend to reinforce each other in regarding these rigid models as best practice. The illusion can prevail for years, because the impact of failed strategies and models does not occur overnight.

2008 130

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

New definitions of mobile learning » Here Comes ItalianPod Harold Jarche writes about how the traditional ‘business model’ of the universities is under pressure. But the business model of the University is as young as ever.

Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

My experience is that good teachers know that they have to ‘set the stage’ when starting a new course or a new term with school children, and that it is worth spending some time at the beginning of the course or term mutually agreeing how the class will work.

2019 169

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

Jenny Connected

By contrast, structure is those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ability, customs, etc.) The Three Dimensions of Inclusive Design. The three dimensions of the framework are: Recognize, respect, and design for human uniqueness and variability.

2018 187

Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]

e-Moderation Station

in class, you’re swimming against the tide. Question 2: Some schools invest in class sets of tablet computers to get around this issue. Some schools use a ‘hybrid’ model, where students can choose to use their own devices or to use a school-owned device if they prefer.

2014 114

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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Reflective Teachers

Nancy White

When I’m designing or coaching design of learning experiences, including “classes&# or workshops – any form – I like to include a reflective activity for whomever is teaching, facilitating or leading.

#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

Designing this course has been more complex than I anticipated and I think this is because the course is neither a fully connectivist course of the type conceived by Downes, Siemens, Cormier and Groom, nor an institutional or commercial type of Mooc (Stanford, MIT, Curtis Bonk). Lisa Lane has written a very interesting (and for me – timely) blog post this week – Where’s your class? A Mooc that perpetuates the idea that ‘class is here’.

2012 163

YouBidFast: New Online Biz Dev and Marketing Blog

The Bumble Bee

Almost any enterprise, no matter what size, can quickly transform their online sales and marketing efforts using FREE best-in-class software from google and a host of other major software companies.

Market 116

It's not the 30's

21st Century Organization

No one can quibble with the facts that the US infrastructure is in bad shape – but it is not about aging it is about design for the 21st century and beyond. Take the audit on US major bridges and the collapse of the Minnesota Twin Cities bridge which was the result of faulty design. We can not continue to keep shoring up faulty infrastructures and industries which were designed for a past era. Instead, we need to grasp the opportunity to design a sustainable future.

2008 98

Presentation at the National Research Council Canada

Making CommunitySense

We outline a conceptual model of online collaborative communities. We introduce the use of collaboration patterns for defining socio-technical design solutions for activation problems. We illustrate the approach by discussing the results from a digital class experiment.

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Coworking Spaces

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent-model laptop, a phone, a broadband connection (wired or wireless), and a suite of collaboration software tools gives people pretty much everything they need for sharing documents, holding meetings, and getting a lot of work done. Humans were designed to be social – to work and live in family and community settings – and while working in such isolated settings is technologically-possible, it’s not always humanly-optimal.

2012 120

Preventing Privacy Breaches or Constraining Collaboration: The Internal / External Sharing Decision in IBM Connections Next

Michael Sampson - Currents

Only a Restricted community can be shared, and it must be designated as such from the point of creation. A restricted community by design is the most secure; it is invisible to anyone who has not been invited to join.

2014 159

The Divine Right of Capital: A Little Rebellion

Alchemy of Change

CEOs : pioneer true models of economic democracy, rewriting corporate bylaws, testing state statutes to protect stakeholders rather than buckling to takeover raiders. Chapter 4: Only the Propertied Class Votes.

2011 142

#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

Designing this course has been more complex than I anticipated and I think this is because the course is neither a fully connectivist course of the type conceived by Downes, Siemens, Cormier and Groom, nor an institutional or commercial type of Mooc (Stanford, MIT, Curtis Bonk). Lisa Lane has written a very interesting (and for me – timely) blog post this week – Where’s your class? A Mooc that perpetuates the idea that ‘class is here’.

2012 100

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

For that it helps to have formal models of some sort, so we can make sense of, and further enable, learning at individual, community and environmental levels. Formal models also help us to not romanticize communities, too.). Here’s an overview of the OODA model.

2011 194

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Pay As You Go - a joint venture with a telco could deliver this model.

CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

Is a “class&# or “cohort of learners&# a community? That said, we can take a “community perspective&# when we design a course which would place an emphasis on interaction and making meaning of the material between students.

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's integrated and seamless by design. -. Enables a self-service model for others. -. New feature - "Connections Content Manager" - a world class document management system. Like a Dropbox model, but secure." Responsive design: -. Chris Crummey from IBM is presenting the opening general session at AusLUG 2013 in Brisbane. Some notes: 1. The big picture - from liking to leading.

2013 146

Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

Quinn’s inverted hierarchy model for new service led economies. Essentially Quinn’s argument was that the vast majority of jobs in the developed world (around 80%) are now service oriented and that competitive advantage now comes from having ‘best in class’ competencies.

2013 130

More media power-to, less power-over vanities

Social Reporter

My line for the panel discussion was the journalists like to say that they speak truth to power – but if we are living in a society where Government would like to see power devolved, citizens taking responsibility, and more co-design of services, we need just as much help in talking to each other. . We need a bit more media power-to, and a little less tussling among the political and media classes about who has power-over.

2011 126

Micro-blogging: Friend or Foe For Unified Communications

Collaborative Thinking

My premise (which I've publically discussed previously in this blog, sometimes under the term "social messaging") is that micro-blogging's broadcast model, coupled with its "follow", hashtag and other filtering/categorizing capability creates a "sense of space" within the stream. Micro-blogging alters this model via a broadcast stream pattern of posts that are public (in general). However, we need to alter the way we design, architect, and deliver such capabilities.

Reversing familiar ways of working stimulates creativity

Joitske Hulsebosch

During my last painting class, we did an excercise painting our model in negative (black= white and vice versa), a very good exercise that turns your thinking and way of looking at a model upside down. On the other hand, everyone seems to want to design the next youtube or facebook and there needs to be more attention for sustainable models.

2008 100

Stowe Boyd, The collaborative tool manifestation of teams is.

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

I am heartened to see more tools that support extra-group sharing as a first-class modality. This allows Asana to be used as a personal tool — with all its rich task model — but without the slow-and-tight considerations of groups: ‘Who should I invite/exclude?

2013 38

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Slowly but surely clients are starting to understand that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that we should put our beautiful models to the test on the shop floor. We saw (in my MBA class) a long-form commercial for Rypple. Design Credits.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Twitter’s data model and messaging system is so primitive compared to Facebook’s, or even that of Buzz or MySpace or Friendster or Digg etc. So I would class Twitter as a networking site (because of how it can introduce you to new people/sources/feeds etc.),

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events. My peers provide great role-models, and along the way we develop our skills for working in a distributed way. the model for communication has been turned upside down. Role model by openly pursuing your own learning agenda, including making “not knowing&# ok.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

I’ll try to outline my thoughts on this before showing how it has affected the design of ChinesePod and SpanishPod in the next post. Our brains are designed to work/learn this way, but it is a subjective process because each individual experiences distinct social and psychological phenomena. In the next post I’ll try to show how we’ve applied these insights in the real life design of our learning programs. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

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Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. Seven years later, the ConocoPhillips' knowledge-sharing program is ranked as best-in-class across industries.”. Dan said that they have functional excellence models that give specifics for improvements.

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

However I found that they often preferred to have the online notes than to attend the lectures (though they usually did out of respect, but never interacted in class discussions). Even in my classes I could see the cliques formed around shared language.

2014 130

CleverWorkarounds » The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix!

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Finally I outlined a simple mental model that I developed that I have found to be quite a useful method to look at collaboration more holistically and help with the user engagement and information architecture aspects of SharePoint governance. Mental models are a little like that too.

2012 49

Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Bridging structural holes and filling in triangles can both be good business strategies – but they support different business models. This is the model used by Seth Godin , Hugh MacLeod and O’Reilly Media.

2010 71

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In Jan 2009 I’ve now published a Forrester Wave which segments the leaders that provide solution (service, strategy, and support) for enterprise class marketers (aka customer communities for the big brands).

2008 55