Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 219

Community – organization difference

Learning Alliances

Since I did a talk at CHIFOO last May , I continue to think about situations where a community and an organization coincide or are closely intertwined. Community. Community, Practice, Domain. Communities of practice SNA talks

2016 176

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. Online Communities are poised to have a break through moment if we, as community builders, can blaze the trail.

2017 65

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations.

2016 205

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 182

A sense of community

Mathemagenic

Now, as our homeschooling community goes through what I’d call ‘growing pains’ and will morph into something new I feel like catching up a few thoughts of what made it as it is. Unschooling communities unschoolingWeekly rhythm: Thursday meetings. When we started more than three years ago we picked up Thursday as a meeting day. First it was just a convenient workday to meet, but over time schedules of several families had to evolve around it.

2018 98

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics , 13(2): 35-58. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks.

2017 130

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. Put the local back in communities.

2014 151

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Developing Customer communities. Specifically, online Customer communities that companies build, host and manage. Community is the Fabric of Brand. the “Community”).

2017 59

Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

This is a short post to recap the online workshop I did with David Spinks of CMX about developing Collaborative Innovation Communities. Unfortunately, this type of community is also one of the most difficult to get right. Spectrum of Innovation Communities.

2018 46

Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. This really gets at the heart of community building in any environment, being able to move into the centre and establish your identity as more than a novice.

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. Online Communities are poised to have a break through moment if we, as community builders, can blaze the trail.

2017 46

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You are a community manager now. It is YOUR responsibility to keep your community safe, not Facebook or AT&T or Fedex or any other communication delivery platform. Facebook Online Communities Social Media Australia block blocking censorship social media trolls Twitter

2017 201

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

2018 130

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Uncategorized community mapping Rotterdam

2017 191

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies now realize they have been renting their customer communities on social platforms. . Developing Customer communities. Specifically, online Customer communities that companies build, host and manage. Community is the Fabric of Brand. the “Community”).

2017 46

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. How to craft a billion dollar business.

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

Sylvia Currie who manages the SCoPE community at BC Campus spoke to FSLT13 last week on her work as a community facilitator and organizer. A community of practice has a single center of supreme skill and authority, typically embodied in the master.

2013 130

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

C3: Community, Crowd, Collaboration. Humans instinctively seek meaning, connection and resources through community. Our hypothesis is that this combination of social technologies with human augmentation technologies will usher in a new age of digital community experiences.

2018 66

How does the ModPo MOOC enable or create a community?

Jenny Connected

In this final week of the third iteration of the Modern and Contemporary American Poetry MOOC – Al Filreis (the MOOC convener) has asked ModPo participants how the ModPo community works: I am now here in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and will be presenting about ModPo at a conference here.

2014 194

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.

Powered by Social Innovation – Seminar Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

Binnenkort geef ik een Powered by Social Innovation-Seminar Community Mapping bij het Midpoint Center for Social Innovation. Hier de uitnodiging: Seminar Community Mapping. Hoe breng je een community in kaart; de case van de Tilburgse Stadse Boeren.

2015 130

Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. Mike, we all owe so much to your being the founding father of our now thriving field of Community Informatics. Ideas community informatics

2017 130

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Nevertheless, we now realize that no whole, be it a family, a business, a community, or a nation, can be managed without looking inward to the lesser wholes that combine to form it, and outward to the greater wholes of which it is a member.” . Need a Community?

2016 70

New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation. Just published: A.

2015 122

10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hence it was a good idea of Jos Maassen from MOOCfactory to invite Peter Staal from Bind and myself to exchange about the design of a social MOOC and what you can learn from the way you facilitate a community. In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC.

2017 164

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities are one of the most valuable types of communities to build and also one of the most difficult to get right. In my community practice, I’ve seen 4 stages that are typical in the maturation of an Open Innovation Community.

2016 63

Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. De presentatie is gebaseerd op een hoofdstuk voor een boek (“Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges Into Society with the Internet”) wat binnenkort door Monash University Publishing gepubliceerd zal worden. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0

2013 100

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

2017 130

Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant. One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community?

2015 133

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

This month restarts the Community Capers project to case study some of the brilliant examples of communities of practice that exist across the globe. Jokaydia Community Blog. Jump in now and get acquainted with some of the community spaces and conversations.

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

Making CommunitySense

Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. Deze ‘sense of community’ is een belangrijke noodzakelijke voorwaarde om iets te kunnen bereiken. Filed under: communities , community building , urban farming. communities community building urban farmingOnlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Bol, T. Cornet (eds.), Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm , De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch. ISBN 978-90-823832-0-1.

2016 122

Long Live the Community

Evolving Web

Talks with LSSC ranged from setting up free communities to instituting scrum.org style certification for Capital K Kanban. It is only focused on discussing new ideas and ways to expand the community beyond software. There’s change in the wind and I like it.

2012 141

Attributes of Thriving Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

I got my start building online communities in 1999 with the launch of TechRepublic.com. I was first asked the question of (more or less) “What makes a thriving community” during the first few months of our growth, and frankly, I didn’t have a good answer at the time.

2013 65

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities – where companies and customers collaborate on ideas for new products and services – can be one of the most valuable ways to invest in community engagement. Unfortunately, this type of community is also one of the most difficult to get right.

2016 59

Community rebuilding

Viv Mcwaters

There’s concerns expressed by members of the community about the pace of the process, and ’safe, unresponsive’ government authorities. It seems that decisions are still being made by the Bushfire Recovery Authority on behalf of the community.

The Community is the Curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

As happened in CCK08 (the first MOOC in 2008), it seems that ‘the kids have taken control of the classroom’ in this second week of Dave Cormier’s open online course Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.

2014 169