Technology Stewardship in Action

Nancy White

Joyce Seitzinger (aka @catspyjamasnz) created an amazing piece of reified technolgy stewardship knowledge with her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers – Cat’s Pyjamas. Joyce has matched activities a teacher might want to support with the various tools and features of Moodle.

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

Better sense of the Portland data science community. Meet more people in the community, and learn what types of data work goes on in Portland. Meet colleagues and hear about their best practices, projects and approaches to solving problems in the data science space. But most of the Portland data science MeetUps seem to consist of sitting in front of a speaker who’s in front of a screen talking to a group of people who are looking at their computers.

Technology Stewardship in Action

Digital Habitats

Joyce Seitzinger (aka @catspyjamasnz) created an amazing piece of reified technolgy stewardship knowledge with her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers – Cat’s Pyjamas. Joyce has matched activities a teacher might want to support with the various tools and features of Moodle.

Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Nancy White

The post had a quote that resonated with my experience as a technology steward to various communities. Presentation Zen: TED talk: Twitter & the power of the unexpected. You never know how users will end up using your technology. So here are some practice hints.

Winemakers’ Communities of Practice

Nancy White

I don’t know anything about growing grapes and making wine, but an old college buddy of mine has hatched a second vocation/avocation as a grape grower and wine maker. Recently he has been sharing some of his practice (I.e That is the difference of a community of practice.

Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Digital Habitats

The post had a quote that resonated with my experience as a technology steward to various communities. Presentation Zen: TED talk: Twitter & the power of the unexpected. You never know how users will end up using your technology. So here are some practice hints.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Nancy White

It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park. .

Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP).

Schmoozing with Portland Data Scientists

Learning Alliances

Better sense of the Portland data science community. Meet more people in the community, and learn what types of data work goes on in Portland. Meet colleagues and hear about their best practices, projects and approaches to solving problems in the data science space.

Learning, its context, and me

Learning Alliances

A conversation in a bar the other day made me pull out Understanding Practice: Perspectives on Activity and Context (1995). Learning is an integral aspect of activity in and with the world at all times. Not many communities can draw on that kind of knowledge.

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I’m guest blogging on communities of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 07 2008 I’m guest blogging on communities of practice Published by Nancy White at 4:02 pm under Uncategorized , communities of practice I don’t think I’ve ever been a guest blogger before, but starting today I’m doing a series on communities of practice on Darren Sidnick’s blog.

Coping with so many flavors of CoP

Learning Alliances

These days we are all pulled in many directions, including conversations and communities that pique our curiosity or compel our participation for one reason or another. The conversations about communities of practice are a case in point.

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Adding email notification to Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets

Learning Alliances

This idea and the code to implement it may be useful in other settings, but I developed it in the context of supporting a community with a largely volunteer organization at its center. At least in my mind the code comes from a point of view.

Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Of course there are many project teams that have spawned communities and many communities that have launched projects, so there are many connections.

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

It has some common ancestry with ours, since the first authors of both Hanging Out and Digital Habitats were at the Institute for Research on Learning in the 1980’s. I’ve made up this diagram to help bridge between some of the ideas in the two books.

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Of course there are many project teams that have spawned communities and many communities that have launched projects, so there are many connections.

Skype as a community platform

Learning Alliances

You probably already know that Skype is a great tool – especially for community leaders. If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a handy example for illustrating some of the use and integration issues that we have to deal with and be able to talk about.

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Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP).

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Reporting on my sabbatical in Shambhala

Learning Alliances

We decided to talk about blind spots – those things that are right in front of us but for some reason we just don’t see them. ” After some 14 years working on communities of practice and how technology can support them, I needed a break.

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Learning Alliances - Untitled Article

Learning Alliances

We decided to talk about blind spots – those things that are right in front of us but for some reason we just don’t see them. ” After some 14 years working on communities of practice and how technology can support them, I needed a break.

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Digital Habitats Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook

Nancy White

Thanks to him, we now have an editable version of Chapter 10 of Digital Habitats … which in essence is a collection of all the worksheets from the book. We imagined that people would copy pages of the book and write their responses on paper.

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Full Circle Associates " Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1

Nancy White

Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP).

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How Tech Shapes Us and We Shape Tech

Nancy White

A tweet led me to a post today at Rethinking Technological Literacy — Campus Technology. Mary Grush writes: Turkle introduced attendees to her concept oftechnology as the architect of self”–that even as we shape our technologies, they shape us.

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Noodling on my fOSSa presentation

Nancy White

October is a month on the road… and one stop is Lyon, France, where I’ll be presenting at the third edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from October 26 to 28, 2011. The role of transversal connections in online communities and networks.

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So You Want to Host a Web Meeting? A Resource

Full Circle Associates

A long time ago in a planet far far away, a group of people asked if I could share some of my web meeting tips. I have a lot of tips, most of them learned from many many colleagues from all over, both from watching the masters work and from resources they have created.

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Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP).

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park. Identifying a new practice and refining it.)

Watching videos together in a Google Hangout with CPsquare

Learning Alliances

We’ve had a regular series where CPsquare members and friends go on a virtual field tr ip to observe something about a community of practice, it’s activities, technologies, or challenges.

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Learning in and around a “known community”

Learning Alliances

I was recently hired by the KM4Dev core group to synthesise the results of the three completed tasks and to provide an analysis of insights and recommendations to KM4Dev as to how it could further develop. Because I’ve been involved with KM4Dev off and on over the years, the community is somewhat familiar and I know some of the people and at the same time I recognize just how much I don’t know about the community, the people or the work they do.

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How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

Simon Hearn on Online Community Facilitation

Nancy White

I was going to say “online community management&# in the title, because I know that is a hot search term, but I just could not do it. A couple of months ago Simon and I got on Skype to learn more about Simon’s community facilitation and stewardship work.

Tinkering and Playing with Knowledge

Nancy White

I love the idea of tinkering and find it central to the practice of stewarding technology for ourselves, our communities and networks. Build upon the work of others. It made me more aware of recognizing the substrate upon which we tinker.

Yi-Tan tech and business model case study

Learning Alliances

Jerry Michalski put out a call for past author / presenters to show up and talk about what’s changed since they talked on his weekly phone call in observance of the 300th call. Whatever the business model of the Yi-Tan community is, it works.

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First Australian Workshops Rock!

Nancy White

Yesterday kicked off the first of my Australian workshops and events with a morning on Technology Stewardship , and afternoon on Visual Facilitation then 2 rousing hours drawing on walls with the NSW KM Forum and the Sydney Facilitators Network.

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Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

As part of CPSquare’s “ Connected Futures &# workshop exploring the use of web technologies in the service of communities of practice, we (John Smith and I!) But it is not just a technology platform.

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities

Nancy White

Ward Cunningham interviews my co-author John Smith (along with Etienne Wenger and I) about our upcoming book &# Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.&#. This is why I love it when communities sit within wider networks to make this possible.

Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

It has some common ancestry with ours, since the first authors of both Hanging Out and Digital Habitats were at the Institute for Research on Learning in the 1980’s. I’ve made up this diagram to help bridge between some of the ideas in the two books.

Community Technology Spidergram Evolves Again

Nancy White

It is so lovely having a fabulous network – including people I just barely know, but who then hook in with a moment of insight, a remix or ready to augment a forming idea or practice. This is the value of working in the open, of iterating both internally and externally.

Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What role do technologies such as blogs, wikis and social booking might play in your community’s development? To get the most out of it, make sure you set aside an hour a day to participate. I’ll be stewarding the fourth week on creating a learning agenda for technology stewards with Etienne Wenger. If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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CPsquare’s Connected Futures Workshop

Nancy White

Note, you’ll get a pre-press copy of the now-infamous and as of yet still unpublished “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for community&# book, plus a 6 month membership to CPSquare. New technology stewards are encouraged to join us.

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Social Media in Intl. Dev: Gauresh Rajadhyaksha

Nancy White

Continuing my series of podcast conversations about the use of social media in international development, this wee we have Gauresh Rajadhyaksh who works with the Development Prospects Group ( [link] ), a central think-tank unit within the World Bank.

Open webinars

Learning Alliances

The Digital Habitats wiki, for example, doesn’t go into enough detail about their uses in community settings. Yesterday I noticed an interesting webinar format that solves one of the persistent boundary and participation problems that I see with this kind of software. Intronetworks held a webinar on “ community management as a job.&# In the course of an hour there were almost 500 tweets. At least a drop-in jam session of one.

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Social proof

Learning Alliances

Gene Smith observes in his book on Tagging that Cialdini’s idea of “ social proof &# explains a lot about why social tagging is useful. Smith’s book is full of insights and suggestions for software designers, but also seems very useful from a tech steward’s perspective. And “social proof&# is one of the reasons that communities of practice are so powerful for spreading practice (whether good or bad, whether about technology or not).

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