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.

Some thoughts about ‘Presence’ in Writing and Language

Jenny Connected

We have arranged these factors into four clusters, one of which is Presence and Writing. This past week I have been thinking a lot about what we mean by ‘Presence’. A consideration of presence is also central to the work of Garrison Anderson and Archer. Presence / Writing.

Collaborative Thinking: Peter Saint-Andre on Presence

Collaborative Thinking

We tend to put XMPP in a box (yet another protocol for instant messaging that also happens to handle presence). XMPP has a diverse range of possible applications - for instance, theres a lot of talk lately about the synergy between XMPP and lifestream tools (e.g.,

10 Keys to Building a Social Media and Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Building My Social Media and Web Presence. Here is a list of my 10 top strategies for building my social media and web presence: Partnership - Building relationships though blogging, online social networking and social bookmarking sites.

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

We have been discussing how to increase tutor ‘presence’ in Blackboard by creating and posting videos, engaging in discussion forums, blogging, and engaging synchronously with students. Research has shown (for many years) that tutor ‘presence’ promotes student engagement online.

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Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Matthias’ map revealed the diversity, distributed and even ‘chaotic’ nature of learning in the open. In addition Stephen has always said that the key principles of an open networked learning environment (a cMOOC) are autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction/connectivity.

2014 224

Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

Again we can’t claim a definitive cause and effect here, but as a minimum we could argue that the presence of women on boards does not damage performance! Kalev, Dobbin and Kelly studied the effectiveness of corporate affirmative action programs for gender and diversity [4].

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Knowledge Sharing Behaviours 2.0

Chris Collison

Here are five areas/behaviours which I can think of for starters… Immediacy : – Presence, IM and microblogging have all changed expectations in terms of how quickly people respond and react. I fully agree with the five areas Chris has identified and would like to add five more: Diversity : – I now have connections with people with a huge diversity of interests and perspectives across for example storytelling, complexity and Nature.

Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Governance in a Networked World

In this case perhaps the Yammer diversity across disciplines may not be a good thing, if strengthening disciplines is an objective. Essentially we look at two dimensions; Depth (cohesion) and Breadth (diversity). Really?

2015 141

Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

1] [2] The evidence from our research suggests that the presence or absence of these factors influences the potential for emergent learning in any given environment.

2014 172

What a webinar can prove

Learning Alliances

Some people have a negative influence — for example they are exhausting — but we can respond to their presence in a positive way, making something positive out of a somewhat negative interaction. The idea of following the contrarians in a field is an individual strategy that’s comparable to a group strategy of cultivating community diversity? And because of the richness of diversity.

2013 143

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

where communication and collaboration, diverse skills, viewpoints and teamwork are required to innovate and solve problems " on the gemba " where they occur, at speed leveraging the strong and weak ties in networked enterprises.

2012 116

FOWA Miami: Where are the Women Application Developers?

21st Century Organization

A limited presence by women at FOWA is not new. Subsequently I’ve heard from colleagues that such lack of diversity plagues other technology focused conferences too, including SXSW. Please take a moment to share your observations about women in technology, implications for organizations, and women developers' lack of presence at conferences. At TheAppGap I've blogged about the FOWA Miami technical highlights and speakers sending buzz through the auditorium.

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The Divided Brain: implications for education

Jenny Connected

The lecture can’t have been easy for McGilchrist, since he had a diverse audience ranging from novice to expert across various disciplines. Presence vs. representation.

2014 175

A Slow Community Movement?

Nancy White

However, what with Twitter and Skype etc we have interactivity and presence in huge amounts and in ways that were never possible in the 90s when you and I first met each other across the O’Reilly webboards.

2008 164

What is your learning edge?

Viv Mcwaters

This takes something else – presence, awareness and a willingness to go to my edge. If you’d like to join me and about 35 others from diverse backgrounds exploring our edges, better register now (especially as early bird registration closes on May 1st). I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut.

2012 109

Digital Distractions Are Expanding at the Workplace

Portals and KM

The #1 corporate strategy used to discourage digital diversion is blocking access to public social networks such as Facebook and/or other non-business websites (48%). I wrote about this recently (see Taking Control of Our Knowledge Consumption and Our Social Presence ). Harmon.ie commissioned a recent study that reported digital distractions have become a major issue at work. They affect both work and time outside work hours, often blurring the distinction between the two.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

The personal background and learning styles of employees are diverse, as are their job-contexts. ′ or ’social networking’) which allow an individual to build a unique online presence and profile including what they know; and, they facilitate connections between individual users, allowing each user to build a personal network around a knowledge area.

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

The environment encouraged autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction. And then we thought about how the learner can take control of their learning (agency) and what kinds of activities the learner might be involved in, to establish a presence in an open learning environment. Presence/writing). These are the images we selected for the Presence/Writing cluster.

2014 126

The Divided Brain: Are we actually alive? Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

For Iain, life is spontaneous, super-abundant, diverse and full of possibility. The world of the left hemisphere is a bit bleak, being more disembodied, lacking in empathy, believing more in representations than presence, and being frighteningly confident and optimistic in its certainty.

2015 138

Blogs and forums

Jenny Connected

There is a greater community presence in forums. Conversation is more flexible/diverse. I have spent some time today thinking about this, reading and trying to ‘get a handle’ on the differences. Having written this I can also see that it would be good to ‘get a handle’ on the similarities but I haven’t done that yet. Anyhow - here are my first thoughts, which I will continue to think through.

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Community activist hub: right problem, wrong solution

Social Reporter

Unfortunately it is very costly to maintain “hubs&# , and difficult to develop something that meets the very diverse needs of community activists. We need to think networks: how to encourage organisations that hold information, and provide advice, to improve their online presence and share content in ways that make it easily searchable.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 2 – Learning Objectives & Assessment

Full Circle Associates

Therefore, over time, these learning objectives become malleable depending on the group of students, and thus lost presence in my mind. There were very diverse answers but I saw some trends that were useful. This is the second (slow!)

2016 72

Reader's Corner: While I Was Away.

Collaborative Thinking

What makes a market assessment on social software so difficult is that (1) the space is incredibly large, (2) the space is comprised of many different sub-spaces so there is a great deal of technology diversity, (3) some sub-spaces are externally focused while others are more internally focused (e.g., intranet) so there is a great deal of solution diversity and (4) there are a large number of vendors (platforms, suites, point tools, open source, etc).

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

By “Art of Hosting” Monica means the four fold practice , which is the basic framework for leadership that gives our community a coherent centre of practice, around presence, participation, hosting others, and co-creation.

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Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Presence. I need to be prepared for a number of possible approaches and to offer a rich and diverse, human, experience that enables people to learn at their own pace, to struggle in their own way, to allow meaning and insight to emerge by providing space and opportunities for them to make their own meaning, rather than me impose my meaning. Warning: This post will be quite rambling as I’m using it to clarify my own thinking.

Academic BEtreat – the technical challenges

Jenny Connected

It is this diverse mix of people that will enrich the experience. Last year I felt that in trying to integrate face-to-face and online participants in this way, the discussion for each group was compromised by the presence of the other, and individual voices were hard to hear (in all senses of the word ‘hear’). Academic BEtreat has got off to a shaky start, with lots of technology difficulties.

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


The thing is that with #0Following there isn’t a single chance for me to automate my Twitter presence, and I quite enjoy that. Twitter is currently mastering how dysfunctional our diverse cultures may well be, regardless of wherever you may well be in the world.

2016 141

Sources for social technology propositions - please mix your own

Social Reporter

Diversity or difference drives innovation. The online presence is integral to the mission. To achieve social progress and improved services, open up, embrace diversity, and collaborate.

2009 130

Portals and KM - Untitled Article

Portals and KM

The show consists of a diverse range of media; from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, featuring an array of international artists, brought together from Italy, Norway, Japan and the UK. A nostalgic, almost surreal presence floats over the “particles” foundations, with something we can all relate to - yet at times it is unclear just where we felt those sensations at a previous moment, or how close to us those moments are.

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Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education


Rather than the internet representing a 'virtual' world, or virtual space outside of 'real life', in post-industrial countries lack of connectivity, devices and online presence is in many ways already a marker of social exclusion.

2013 101

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest


The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

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Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"

Collaborative Thinking

People who appreciate diversity, who are in the know about the wider world and who understand how things interact are invaluable observers, matchmakers, and pioneers of the intersectional ideas so vital for success in today’s knowledge economy, conceptual age, and global community.

2008 151

Relearning to Love the Wild

How to Save the World

Crows feature in it prominently, in part because crows, like humans, have been so successful at adapting to different environments because of their intelligence that they have damaged the ecological diversity almost everywhere they live — and they live everywhere humans do.

2014 67

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

company of many business units, operational independence of business units, built through M&A, public company, global company, need to collaborate across diverse infrastructure. geographic diversity.

2008 130

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Collaboration tools and social features Common features, but are not limited to, include: forums, wikis, blogs, media, rss, aggregation homepages, presence, instant messaging, and ability to connect to identity systems such as LDAP/Active Directory.

2008 58

Re-Learning How to Play

How to Save the World

presence’ practices to get ourselves into a space of being both relaxed and aware. It is, however, easy to get caught up in our negative or unduly hopeful stories about the future, lose our sense of presence, and hence our capacity for playfulness.

2012 95

What facilitators do for a group – a work in progress

Viv Mcwaters

What they are often asking for are fail-safe approaches to get pre-determined outcomes from diverse groups. Your very presence changes and influences the group in ways that it’s not possible to predict – so be present to whatever the group is doing right now, not what they did before, or what they will be doing later. Every now and again I dabble in different forms of facilitation training – that is, someone asks to learn about facilitation.

Collaborative Thinking: Time-out for a festival.

Collaborative Thinking

From there, a diverse panel of judges chose the finalists and Deloittes employees picked the winners.

2008 130

Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

Writing in the Harvard Business Review in 2001, Sutton argued that fresh perspectives derive from mavericks with wildly diverse backgrounds and no preconceptions who challenge the status quo, champion their own ideas, and illuminate the metaphorical darkness.

The End of Politics (repost)

How to Save the World

Unfortunately, the repressive, political city-states quickly colonized and destroyed the surrounding apolitical societies, and warred with neighbouring political states, until politics became endemic to human presence on the planet.

2016 73

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

The inconvenient truth across these diverse perspectives is that each viewpoint is essentially correct. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Connectivity Scorecard | Main | What A Yahoo!

2008 130

The End of Politics

How to Save the World

Unfortunately, the repressive, political city-states quickly colonized and destroyed the surrounding apolitical societies, and warred with neighbouring political states, until politics became endemic to human presence on the planet.

2015 54