Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference Hotseat starts on Sunday 8 th November and will run until the 14 th. My questions for this hot seat are about the limits to connectivity – how much of it do we (students, teachers) really want, and what are the demonstrable benefits?

2015 187

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

In the project, I used my experience with knowledge sharing for social innovation to help conceptualize the KnowledgeCloud methodology, network, and platform. A Czech connection: the CIDES project. More Czech connections: mapping public library social innovation ecosystems together.

2019 206

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference 2016 Hotseat was a much quieter affair than the first, but none the worse for that. The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Off the Network.

2015 119

In Connection We Trust

Alchemy of Change

Trust Connects Us – and Our Software. I wrote recently in another piece called Trust and Networks that “ trust is the lubricant that supports relationships and makes a network work. &# I also noted that “networks are the connections that allow peers to work together.&#

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. She was invited by Adam Herman, OACB’s Communications Director, who had heard her speak about networks. Why Use Network Maps? I’ve been doing network mapping now for about ten years.

2018 138

Announcing The New Networking

Partnering Resources

Have you ever wondered why networking feels so fake? It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For years, my colleagues at Partnering Resources and I have been helping people learn new, sustainable ways of developing their networks.

2017 158

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

Making CommunitySense

This collaboration takes place in a network of currently 7 communities of practice (CoPs). My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

2017 191

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

2011 284

Communities and Networks Connection

Collaborative Thinking

Networks Complexity and Relatedness. TNT - The Network Thinker. Tags: Social Networking & Collaboration

What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. Networking, for example, is linked (pdf) to an increase in promotions and in compensation, to greater career satisfaction, and to salary growth.

2019 141

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing&# of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). Social networks: acquisition or retention tools for marketers?

Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

One of the more interesting articles I came across while on winter break was the dissertation abstract and presentation below on the role social network sites play as people adapt to different life transitions. The idea of "connectivity infrastructure" I thought was very relevant and influenced some of the points I made in an earlier post " Enterprise 2.0: Title : Networked Information Behavior in Life Transition. Identity Social Networking & Collaboration

RSA and Connected Communities

Nancy White

I’ve been up to my alligators in all things networks as part of the Network Weaving Community of practice project, a nine month community of practice for 70 non profit folks who use or want to use the power of networks in their work. via RSA – Connected Communities.

Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

Here is the link to a recording of his full talk, Beyond Free – Open Learning in a Networked World and this is the Abstract for the presentation: This was the first in a series of 3 talks that Stephen is giving in London this week.

2014 186

Rethinking Networking

Partnering Resources

One introvert’s network. Why do we network? People told me that networking would be an important way to build my practice. What that means is that, at the end of a standard networking event, I’m exhausted and want to curl up by myself with a book for a few hours.

2012 193

Information overload and connectivity

Jenny Connected

On one side we are urged to increase our connectivity – we are told that all learning starts with a connection, to learn we need to be well connected, to keep up in a fast moving digital age we need to know how to filter, select, aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward. We are urged to be open and connected , and to become involved in global networks. Tagged: connectivity , informationoverload , networked learning , time.

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

Connections make the world go round. I can’t learn and improve without the things I learn from my network and beyond. This requires some sort of “line of sight&# to that network. This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network.

Drive Business with IBM Connections Content Manager, Heidi Ambler (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Heidi Ambler, the Director of Product Management for Social Software at IBM Connections is presenting the opening keynote at Social Connections V. Heidi has been involved with "Connections" since 2005-2006, which wasn''t called Connections then.

2013 170

Communities and Networks Connections

Governance in a Networked World

have created a Communities and Networks Connections site to be officially launched Ferbrary 17th 2009 as a sort of meta-site for invited blogs addressing the topic. RSS feeds may help you make some sense of the blogsphere that is growing at Internet speed. You can't help but think you might just have missed something out there that might really interest you. Nancy White and Co.

Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

is a relatively new offering in the knowledge management space, founded in 2010, that is meeting a need that has remained with us for some time: how do you connect people with the knowledge they need to accomplish their work tasks? Bloomfire.

2013 208

The Essence of Connected Learning


It’s probably a good time now to, at long last, rethink the Essence of Connected Learning. The Essence of Connected Learning from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. . Talking about Connected Learning.

2012 219

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

Making CommunitySense

This collaboration takes place in a network of currently 7 communities of practice (CoPs). My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

2017 130

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment


It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there.

2015 267

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

2012 219

Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Why Government and funders might give more support to community technology, social infrastructure and connecting citizens. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems. All posts Networked City

2018 100

Implementing Connections in the Real World of Gore: Successes and Pitfalls, Brian O'Neill (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian O''Neill is presenting a case study on implementing IBM Connections at Gore. Brian is one of the organizers for Social Connections, and has come across from the United States for the conference. Started with IBM Connections 2.5 Hire expert Connections administrators.

2013 178

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

The Bumble Bee

Very nice short article by Harold Jarche in his blog "Life in Perpetual Beta" which revisits the 4 key zones of Bioteams: Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization.

Communities & Networks Connection

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tony Karrer and Nancy White launched the Communities & Networks Connection , an aggregation of articles from featured blogs and other writers about communities and networks. Nancy writes: " This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. And perhaps to stimulate a new connection between you and these brilliant people. ".

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social Connections V is a user group conference, which does not charge a conference fee. Here''s the vendors that were on the showcase floor: - Ephox, showing EditLive for IBM Connections. It''s an add-in for IBM Connections that brings rich text editing into the Connections tools. Takes scanned documents and routes it to Connections Files, Content Manager, or FileNet. Cobra is launching this add-in for Connections today. Conference Notes IBM Connection

2013 134

Everything Is Connected to Everything


Brian Cox where in less than two minutes he gets to explain in very simple terms how everything is connected to everything. Science.

2012 209

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

Life in a Connected Day


So how about if we get started with “ Life in a Connected Day “? Like I said at the beginning of this short post, there is probably not many interesting and exciting things out there to watch other than “ Life in a Connected Day “, don’t you think?

2011 223

Explaining to London’s Deputy Mayor how mapping can help connect Londoners and #reclaimourspaces

Social Reporter

As I reported earlier in the this update , I’ve been working with community groups and networks to develop ideas for a more networked approach to support for London’s civil society.

2017 207

Launch of communities and networks connections website

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tony Karrer and Nancy White have been collaborating to make the communities and networks connection website which brings content from various places the web together on the topic of communities and networks. My blog will be part of the network of blogs feeding into the website.

Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection

Nancy White

Last week Tony Karrer and I launched the Communities and Network Connection , a place to bring together and surface good stuff about communities, networks and all the juicy stuff around them. In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network.

NEW ARTICLE: The Art of Quiet Networking

Partnering Resources

I am delighted to announce that our new article, “ The Art of Quiet Networking ” has been published on both sites. The Art of Quiet Networking tells my story. It shares how I progressed from an anxious, unhappy networker to someone who actually likes the process.

2016 175

The Networked Enterprise and Connecting Innovation

The Bumble Bee

I (Ken Thompson) spoke on the theme of The Networked Enterprise at an event "Connecting Innovation" organized by the University of Brighton and Use8 in Hove (UK) on 26 March. To download my slides on The Networked Enterprise. For more about the Connecting Innovation Event.

Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

Leadership Rules for our Networked World. Instead, Olivia developed the ideal leadership style for our networked world. She switched from command and control to clarify and connect. Leadership Rule #2: Connect. Living in a Clarify and Connect World.

2014 240

Case Study - IBM Connections at CEMEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christopher talks about the use and adoption of IBM Connections at CEMEX , a global building materials company: " Founded more than 100 years ago in northern Mexico, CEMEX is the third-largest building materials company in the world, and the world’s top supplier of ready-mix concrete, with annual sales topping $15 billion. So about a year ago CEMEX decided to create an internal social network designed to operate as a platform for open collaboration among the company’s global workforce.

2013 130

Communities and Networks Connections – Top Posts Late July

Nancy White

I help sponsor a great aggregation site, the Communities and Networks Connection , but I lose track of it on my own radar. Best of Communities and Networks Connection. And we count you all in that network, so please step in and get involved.

2011 130

Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place. Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networks

2012 214

Communities and Network Connections Launch

Michelle Laurie

It is like a clearinghouse for information on Communities and Network Connections. These are grouped on the Communities and Network Connections site which is bringing together content from all different blogs. . Have you ever felt that technology and the internet are always one step ahead? Over the last few days I have dipped my toe in new waters and discovered a world of internet collaboration options.