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.

cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the original connectivist MOOCs such as CCK08 and the current xMOOCs such as those offered by Coursera.

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How self-organization works: short form

Chris Corrigan

What emerges isn’t always desirable and is never predictable, but it has the property of being new and different from any of the individual elements within the system.

Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

The Bumble Bee

We often talk about Teamwork as if its a singular thing however in nature there are 4 different types - each of which have a very precise meaning. When we talk about Teamwork we generally mean different things. Teams undertake different kinds of tasks.

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Teams, communities and networks in terms of communication forms


In particularly to talk about the differences between different types of social constructions in the knowledge management context. [At While I came with the communication egg model to talk about things missing in distributed teams I feel that it could be useful in more contexts.

Leaders rule - differently, though

Viv Mcwaters

The question remains however if there is a different form of leadership required in such communities. Keith Sawyer has an interesting post about the role of leadership and lessons learned from the impact of internet ‘democratisation’ and the emergence of ‘open source communities’ Keith suggests that the internet has enabled ‘participatory democracy’ evidenced by Wikipaedia and Linux.

Culture: Dealing with differences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read Dealing with differences by Nico Vink, who looks at communication as scanning of social spaces and positions, rather than exchange of information. So where do we currently find the cultural differences? Yet there is a difference.

Two very different publishing experiences!

Governance in a Networked World

A German academic publisher found my PhD thesis on-line and offered to publish it in book form at no cost. It will probably never happen again (at least for me) but having never published a book before I had two books hit the market in the same month! My book on IT Governance in the Networked World [link] went down the traditional route. 6 months to write and then 12 months from final manuscript to book on my shelf. Several editing and reviewing stages, marketing etc etc.

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: There are many forms of network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

There are many forms of network In Turning Informal Networks into Formal Ones Craig Roth talks about the latest in a McKinsey Quarterly "series" on collaboration, Harnessing the power of informal employee networks by McKinsey consultants Lowell Bryan, Eric Matson, and Leigh Weiss.

How Can You Briefly Define the Difference Between YouTube and Hulu?

Portals and KM

While I understand that technically speaking YouTube shows mostly short-form amateur videos and Hulu and other similar sites show long-form professional videos – mostly TV shows and movies, I am trying to determine how to briefly convey this distinction. Well, actually we are not planning to index YouTube, as it already has a good search function and content that is indexed differently from the videos we focus on. This is certainly one difference.

Snippets - Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice are self-forming and operating units are not… Q: Would you include project teams or operating units as communities of practice (CoPs)? Communities form around people who share a common specialty, interest, or concern. Project teams and operating units share some characteristics, but they are not self-forming. How can we put this succinctly: CoPs are self-forming and operating units are not. Archive. /. Snippets.

Is Virtual Etiquette Different from Real World Etiquette?

Leading Virtually

Mike immediately told me that he was demonstrating Second Life to a class of about 25 students, who were not there in avatar form but I can assume were watching our interaction on a screen. I had an interesting experience recently that reminded me of Surinder’s post on what he sees as some negative trends in email communication, only this experience happened in Second Life.

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog About Ed Projects Services Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two October 19, 2007 – 11:49 am There is some confusion about what ’social networks’ and ‘communities’ are, and where they differ. To complicate this, I have heard people relating the different words to different technical platforms differently, if you know what I mean.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have one group in where there is a connection, but there is still different understandings about the domain. I wonder if we are not discussing two quite different community types here.

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Unified Communications & Collaboration Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

Forums Are a Different Beast (or “Don’t Bring Your Twitter or Facebook ‘Strategy’ to Forums”)

Managing Communities

Sue (@SueOnTheWeb) was involved in the conversation, too, as we were both explaining why forums were a tad different from other forms of social media, [.]. photo credit: AleBonvini Recently, I was engaged in a conversation on Twitter with someone who couldn’t understand the guidelines that many forums, including mine, have regarding advertising or self promotion.

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While it is inevitable that larger communities will end up with 1% of their members being very active users who provide enough value for the 9% of somewhat active users, who together provide enough value for the 90% of lurkers, the largest form of participation in online communities happens to be active lurking, which according to an MIT research study can make up 40-50% of your community membership. They just choose different channels to interact.

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While a community of practice is a group with formed for the purpose of improving member practice. Now, if you take extreme examples like your LinkedIn contacts (a network) and Shell’s Turbodudes (a CoP of geologists interested in turbidites) the difference between the two forms of organising are clear. The difference between a network & community is one of identity.

The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

The Bumble Bee

By observing newly formed and existing teams playing business simulations I have learned some important insights into how team-working 'evolves' and offer here some specific ideas on how you might accelerate this evolution in your own organizational teams.

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Where ‘YES!’ leads

Viv Mcwaters

There was a group called the Creative Performance Exchange hosting events each month that were edgy, different and intriguing. Early mornings are not my best time. People I used to work with joked that no-one should talk to me before 10 am. Bit rough, I reckon.

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How the way we talk can change the way we work. and think

The Bumble Bee

The authors contend that we are naturally immune to any form of change (with our systems quickly rejecting casual changes) and to make change in ourselves and others we must learn 7 new languages (ways) to talk about change. "If Think Differently

Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

There are many different classifications of roles in learning networks. It is difficult to compare them because they have been described from different perspectives. There is a difference between a spontaneous role (eg.

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Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are a lot of subjective qualities to this kind of communication — such as body language — that cause the brain to react slightly differently than other forms, such as written or even video conference. We also have intense brainstorming sessions and even do a little free-form programming and hacking with one another.

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Networks and Communities of Practice: What is the difference? | Leadership Learning Community [beta]

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Leadership Learning Community [beta] Login Join LLC About Us Advanced Search Community Connections Knowledge & Resources Consulting Services Learning Circles & Events DONATE NOW Secure Donations by Networks and Communities of Practice: What is the difference? Is there a difference? When networks form, they help people find others who are like-minded. Communities of practice differ from networks in several significant ways.

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

Here are some that have occurred to me, in no particular order of preference and of course, other ModPoers will have different perspectives. A very vibrant community has formed around ModPo with a Facebook site that remains active between courses and an active Twitter stream.

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The Illusion of Control


It’s probably one of the main reasons, if you look into it a bit deeper, as to why (social) analytics, in whatever form or shape ( big data, small data, or just simply data ), has surpassed, in terms of attention and commitment from the business , the Social Business transformation journey.

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Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (am)

Jenny Connected

Every one of the 40 participants will have heard something different. If you are reading this post and have a different perspective, I would welcome your comment. I noted some of the same content, but also some differences. Some differences are not reductive but illuminating.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

How many different time zones might be represented by the group? Will there be subgroups that work on different things? Do the interactions need to be synchronous (same time) and/or asynchronous (different time) interactions?

Notes on “Wintec Case Study: Curiosity Conquers Control” (Kristi Bernards)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Put content, workflow forms, and various other business tools on the intranet. ” - ITS now has different challenges and tasks. Have enabled staff to set up their own sites, lists, and custom lists. - … SharePoint is used for many different tracking processes – eg.,

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Build your unique business development system using only free software

The Bumble Bee

Volunteering, Environmental, Public Health) to form unique collaborations with their fans/supporters for mutual benefit. Tags: Think Differently

Your online Business Development System: The Blog Transmitter

The Bumble Bee

Its not very appealing to readers - think of the difference between reading a well-finished paperback and the authors original typed manuscript! Don't restrict yourself to the written word - exploit all forms of multimedia - particularly the video channel.

Your online Business Development System: The Alerts Radar

The Bumble Bee

The google alerts syntax is very similar to google search syntax (with some annoying differences) - if you need to explore google alerts in more detail there is an excellent google alerts guide produced by Nancy Blachman. Tags: Think Differently

Your online Business Development System: The CRM Walkie-Talkie

The Bumble Bee

Volunteering, Environmental, Public Health) to form unique collaborations with their fans/supporters for mutual benefit. Tags: Think Differently

Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

Place is differently, not less, important online. Comment: This echoes Edwards’ writing on how “all forms of openness entail forms of closed-ness” (p.3)

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network.

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#openedMOOC Week 4: Open Teaching

Jenny Connected

The story of how MIT opened its courseware to the world can be found on their website , but I remember MIT explaining at the time (in 2001) that what they weren’t offering for free to the world was their teaching, and it was their teaching that would make a difference.

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The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life Truth, Justice and the Pursuit of Excellent Software Navigation for Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS Content Sidebar Footer August 30, 2007 @ 09:18 AM Comments [6] The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS Recently someone at work asked me if I thought social networking on the Web was a fad.

Online Community Efforts: Start Small, Be Great and Expand

Managing Communities

photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar With community efforts, sometimes there is this temptation to offer your members a lot of different touch points with which to enter some form of content. Not only do we want forums, but we want sections for specific types of content, like reviews, formatted in a different way that fits [.].

The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

The Occupy Movement means different things to different people. ” Their critique of American society frames our social and environmental problems with a different lens than many of the social change institutions formally dedicated to addressing these same issues.

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