Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Diversity and Peer Assessment in OldGlobe MOOC

Jenny Connected

For me one of the best things about OldGlobe is the diversity of the participant group. But OldGlobeMOOC is truly diverse. This diversity is great. The stories being told in OldGlobe are richly diverse and a privilege to read.

Knowledge diversity

Bas Rues

This is very well outlined and written by Chun Wei Choo in his book ‘The Knowing Organization’ I’d like to explore the concept of ‘Knowledge diversity’ here. Today I would like to discuss something about knowledge.

New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. Just published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.) 2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156. Filed under: culture , design , technologies , tools. culture design technologies tools

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Increased Number and Diversity of Commonly Used Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the introduction of some amazing mobile devices over recent years, it’s no surprise that we have witnessed growth in the number and diversity of devices carried around by people.

2016 116

Culture: diversity and inclusion

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via Gurteen I found 3 conversations about diversity and inclusion talking about the UK and France. She states that a society has to look into diversity issues because of the need to create a well-balanced society.

Are Board Turnover Rates Limiting Diversity Opportunities and Growth?

Governance in a Networked World

If ‘vacancies’ are so rare, what impacts will that have on the timing of the board diversity agenda? For the gender diversity supporters, current board renewal rates will become a natural governor on progress.

2013 141

Unity in diversity

Neighbourhoods

  But it was also a chance to hear about and discuss the centre’s major recent report on the future of the third sector , Unity in diversity. This time last week I was in Birmingham for a community sector celebratory get-together, hosted by the Third Sector Research Centre.

Leadership traits for working in diverse contexts

Chris Corrigan

To do so he listed nine key traits for leaders working in diversity, and the whole post is like an index to a life long curriculum on managing diverse teams in diverse contexts. Believe that diversity is our strength.

2016 50

Locality, diversity, and internet use

Neighbourhoods

A new study published by Keith Hampton and colleagues confirms that internet use has little if any negative impact on the diversity of people’s networks. It concludes that the use of social media primarily supports diverse networks through participation in these settings.

Definitions, diversity, emergent learning and responsibility in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Add to this problem, the diversity of people who are reading/using the definition and we get yet more interpretations. And we must remember that diversity is a key principle of MOOCs, so we can’t ignore it. Despite being orientation week in ChangeMOOC there have already been some interesting discussions. From these it is clear that MOOC is becoming a more familiar term. There are increasing numbers of MOOCs – (See Stephen Downes’ MOOC Guide ) being offered.

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

We talked about the diversity of project staff – geographically, organizationally, amount of experience (age), etc. The discussion that followed Bron’s question was diverse and fascinating. Through it came the thread that learning happens in a (diverse) ecosystem of people, contexts and content and that who we learn with influences our learning.

2016 43

What diversity does to work groups…

Net-Map Toolbox

Unfortunately I cannot find it on the web and I didn’t pay attention to the name of the researcher while I was listening - but the point they made deserves some consideration: In their self assessment diverse work groups (in terms of gender, race, cultural background, professional background, political affiliation etc.) Apparently it doesn’t make them happier but more effective. That’s the result of a study I heard about on the radio (NPR) two days ago.

Diversity and representation on local websites

Neighbourhoods

I've had a few conversations and thoughts lately (beginning with the London Neighbourhoods Online [ LDN10 ] event last month) about diversity and representation on local websites. We should also recognise that pseudonymity on local forums permits a hidden diversity.

Gender and diversity

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

It was placed there by their Diversity & Social Justice Committee, and it read, "Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us." Tags: BGI diversity At a recent Bainbridge Graduate Institute Intensive, I found a short note affixed to my nametag.

Online, local social capital, and network diversity

Neighbourhoods

Some years ago there was interest in the possibility of what was known as ‘cyber-balkanisation’ – the expectation that online activity would create silos of communities of interest at the expense of diversity of networks; and perhaps that local communities based on face-to-face contact might atrophy as a direct consequence.   Cohesion and diversity Neighbourhood relations networked neighbourhoods Social capital

How Important is it to Manage Temporal Diversity in Teams?

Leading Virtually

During the last weekend, I had a chance to observe a couple of workers who were installing new backsplash in my kitchen. One of them was setting the tiles as quickly as he could. It was clear that he wanted to finish his task and get out as quickly as possible.

Breath and Diversity of Television Blogs - Part Two

Portals and KM

This is TV blog weekend. Television is a natural topic for blogs as TV appeals to a wide audience; it has a long tail, and people are a re passionate about these niche topics. The BlogCatalog which contains 1621 television blogs the last time I looked including our TVissimo TV Schedule Blog. Here are some more examples that show the variety. There are many more. Give them a try. Let me know your favorites. Remote Access - A TV blog with recaps, fan news, updates and more.

Breath and Diversity of Television Blogs - Part One

Portals and KM

This is TV blog weekend. Television is a natural topic for blogs as TV appeals to a wide audience; it has a long tail, and people are a re passionate about these niche topics. The BlogCatalog which contains 1621 television blogs the last time I looked including our TVissimo TV Schedule Blog. Here are some examples that show the variety. There are many more. I will post another half dozen tomorrow. Give them a try. Let me know your favorites.

Election year reminder of the importance of diversity in networks

Portals and KM

One of the enduring lessons of net work is the importance of diversity. This applies to the composition of networks, which need to have sufficient variety to support the cross-fertilization of ideas and values, as well as to our personal networks. Rob Cross , in his work at the Network Roundtable at the University of Virginia has has homed in on this latter aspect by developing software that helps individuals understand the composition of their personal networks.

ID and Other Reflections: Managing Diversity through Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Managing Diversity through Community Management. As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. ID and Other Reflections.

How Important is it to Manage Temporal Diversity in Teams?

Leading Virtually

Does such diversity help a team address different and, oftentimes, competing team performance expectations that are typical for many teams? Are there any ways in which this diversity can be managed so that it benefits rather than hinders team performance?

Team of Rivals: Weaving a Diverse Network

TNT - The Network Thinker

A diverse team is difficult to manage, but usually produces better results than a team of like-thinkers. The key to Lincoln's diverse team was different thinking and different expertise and different styles. Congratulations Mr. Community Organizer.

How Important Is It To Manage Temporal Diversity in Virtual Teams?

Leading Virtually

Does such diversity help a team address different and, oftentimes, competing team performance expectations that are typical for many teams? Are there any ways in which this diversity can be managed so that it benefits rather than hinders team performance?

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

There will be a spectrum of learners and perhaps diversity is best served by keeping groups as heterogeneous as possible and ensuring that multiple perspectives are always considered. This showed that we were a diverse group, but the discussion focused on silent learners as a separate group.

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The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

SmOOCs have a lot going for them, principally in terms of the relationship between size, diversity and openness. It was interesting to observe this in FSLT12, which was open enough to ensure diversity, but small enough to ensure that ‘cliques’ didn’t form and that there was a very good mix between novice and experienced participants, different ages, disciplines and cultures. Change 11- massiveness and diversity. On reflection #fslt12 was a SmOOC – a small open online course.

2012 129

Update on OldGlobeMOOC and Peer Assessment

Jenny Connected

The OldGlobeMOOC is a great experience in terms of the diversity of participants. Tagged: #OldGlobeMOOC , assessment , Coursera , diversity , MOOC , peer assessment , xMOOC. OldGlobeMOOC #OldGlobeMOOC assessment Coursera diversity MOOC peer assessment xMOOC OldGlobeMOOC is about to start it’s 4 th week (following a week’s break for July 4 th celebrations in the US), and the Week 3 assignment peer reviews are in.

Pull yourself together

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversity Linked-In being the un-navigable system that it is, it is hard for me to provide the source of this, but I thought it well-worth sharing. via Ronan O'Beirne on Linked In, via Paraic Hegarty.

2014 55

Context and culture in communities of practice « Jenny Connected

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

betreat communities_of_practice diversity culture context

What has become of our humanity?

Neighbourhoods

    Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity

2015 51

Lightening the gloom of the referendoom…

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversityTalk about working in mysterious ways.

2016 46

Confronting ???awful neighborhood apps???

Neighbourhoods

    Cohesion and diversity Neighbourhood relations Space and place This app depends in large part on the wholly subjective judgments of its entirely anonymous and self-selecting user group, whose impressions about what makes a neighborhood unsavory are unreliable at best..

2014 45

Get out of that without moving. Thoughts on individual action and collective interests

Neighbourhoods

Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity Governance and participationOn no, what have we done? We were so angry, we just… We did what ?? You mean, we fecked up the future of our country for our kids and their kids?? Just like that? How the heck did we do that?

2016 46

More on the benefits of neighbourliness

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversity Neighbourhood relations Social capital Via a piece by Sarah Goodyear in Atlantic , here’s some significant research evidence supporting the link between local social cohesion and positive health outcomes.

Creating Purposive Transformation

Networking Action

Every day we see signs that the environmental, political and social structures of the 20 th century are crumbling: plummeting bio-diversity, fracturing of governments and rise in autocracy, and … Net DevWhether to transform is not a choice. Our world is transforming.

2018 158

The ‘attentional commons’?

Neighbourhoods

Something is going on here, and it may have to do with the shift from societies with strong normative centres to societies that are almost chaotically diverse.     Cohesion and diversity Information and communication Mobility and change

2015 51

The divide

Neighbourhoods

    Cohesion and diversity Mobility and change Social exclusionHere’s a short message. The Divide , a film about the damaging effects of income inequality, is about to be released and there are screenings scheduled up and down the country.

2016 46

The social networks of refugees

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversity Social capital Social exclusion A research report on Social networks, social capital and refugee integration has just been published by the universities of Birmingham and Cardiff.

2013 65

Whatever happened to that programme about community?

Neighbourhoods

Scale and diversity were the main themes of the first episode, which you can catch for a few more days here , with the remainder in the next couple of weeks.   Cohesion and diversity Space and place

2014 51

‘Superficial’ relationships: near-strangers, weak ties, and older men

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversity Informal support Neighbourhood relations Social capitalBack in 2009, in government guidance on meaningful social interaction , we were told that. for interaction to be meaningful it needs to go beyond a superficial level and be sustained.’.

2015 46

Organising Knowledge » Typologies for Ecommerce

Green Chameleon

How else can you serve (without the luxury of physical staff to guide a shopper) the diverse perspectives and needs that shoppers come with? www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Typologies for Ecommerce Ecommerce is a big consumer of taxonomies and a poster child for the use of facets. However, online sellers often take the more obvious route of identifying facets around the material or price attributes of their products.

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Making the links: poverty, ethnicity and social networks

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversity Social capital Social exclusion JRF have published a piece of research on the links between poverty and ethnicity, which examines how social networks help or hinder people in moving out of poverty.

2013 57

Lightening the gloom of the referendoom…

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversityTalk about working in mysterious ways. Following my quick chat about Yerp with yer actual almighty the other day, one of his senior agents, an Archbish, no less – has come up with some words of wisdom in response to Nigel ‘I’m-Not-Racist-I-Just-Peddle-Racism’ Farage. Monsieur Farage (on a council estate, should we pronounce this to rhyme with ‘Garridge’?) is so concerned about the ‘cultural’ differences between British society and migrants.

2016 35