How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations.

2015 280

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


Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. 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.

2015 267

Working in Blackboard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. Fifteen years ago I was working in an institution which invested in Blackboard as its first VLE. Looking back, I remember how relieved I was when the institution got Blackboard. We had been running a distance learning programme by email and paper correspondence.

2015 250

Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

About a year ago, I was asked if I could help make a traditional scientific symposium ( International Glaciology Symposium on High Mountain Asia ) into something different.

2015 241

The Tilburg story of knowledge sharing for social innovation

Making CommunitySense

Last October, I gave an invited talk at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University , USA. Topic of my talk was “Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case” I published the slides of my talk in a previous post.

2015 239

Blog>> ISKO UK: Knowledge Organisation and Social Impact

Green Chameleon

2015 237

At last we have a shared framework for deep thinking about digital engagement

Social Reporter

Any party or coalition that comes to power after the May election will have have to re-address the two main aspects of the government-social digital landscape. One the one hand they’ll need to continue to use tech in transforming and improving services (and saving money), driven from the top.

2015 237

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Honor Among Thieves: A Review

Viv Mcwaters

Edges are interesting places. Unpredictable stuff happens there. Much of what many of us take for granted every day – belonging, security, understanding – can be missing, or at least fleeting. In his latest book, the second in a trilogy, J.

2015 232

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

2015 230

New Painting Show at Buffa's, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Yesterday, I hung a new pairing show at at  Buffa’s Back Room , one of my favorite music venues in New Orleans. There are 25 paintings of musicians in the show. This is my second show at Buffa's and I ma very honored to be there.

2015 227

Apologies and #Socialmedia in Crisis Comms PR

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Badly Handled Crisis Comms in Social Media by @ABCAustralia – Don’t Apologise!

2015 263

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters


Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

2015 266

Questions about online ‘openness’

Jenny Connected

Source of image. What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of practice that are NOT supported by their institutions? Why invest even longer hours in supporting educational practice? My dentist doesn’t give me free root canal treatment outside of work?

2015 246

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Have you noticed how companies and organizations are using visuals more and more in the way they communicate with customers, employees and communities?

2015 231

4 Steps to Getting to Yes

Partnering Resources

Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully. This post, recently published on Inc.com, reviews four steps to acing your next ask and getting to yes. Relationship First.

2015 203

Blog>> Rubbish Metadata

Green Chameleon

Metadata powers business intelligence. Patterns from metadata can be used to guide actions. Good metadata gives potential to good actions. Bad metadata is a waste of time. And when your customers have to navigate your rubbish metadata, you lose more than just business intelligence.

2015 205

A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning

Taming the spaces

Recently we have worked with my colleague Tobias Ley, on the figure to describe how distributed cognition and pattern-formation associate with individual, collaborative and collective learning – A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning. Earlier we have described a model of pattern-appropriation and relations between epistemic and collective distributed cognition with Emanuele Bardone ( […]. distributed cognition

2015 191

Five Large Systems Change Trends

Networking Action

Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes. Five of these are laid out as the basis for optimistic directions – the megatrends to ride and amplify – in Thinking the Twenty-First Century: Ideas … Change

2015 233

Learn facilitation?

Viv Mcwaters

Facilitating is like rock balancing – you never know if you can do it until you try. Everyone’s offering training at this time of the year (let’s face it, everyone’s offering training all year round!) How do you choose? Not sure, but here’s my advice: PICK ME! PICK ME!

2015 201

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

If the Sami eskimos have 180 words for snow - how come we as learning professionals have only one word for learning? OK, we have learning and development (L&D) so we have two words. I think we are way too sloppy in talking about learning.

2015 223

Degas in New Orleans: Thoughts on Painters and Their Subjects

Portals and KM

A few weeks ago we went to interesting lecture by art historian Marylyn Brown at Tulane. She discussed Degas' work in New Orleans and how his painting of his family's cotton market on Carondelet St. reflected global capitalism of the time. He did at least two paintings of the market.

2015 215

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources.

2015 262

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?


While I was putting together yesterday’s blog post I kept thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while and which I think is also going to help redefine, or reassure, depends on how you look into it, the next stage of my blogging mojo over here.

2015 263

The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

As I mentioned in my last post , I was recently invited by Lisa Lane to write a blog post for her Programme for Online Teaching blog. For details about the programme see the website: Program for Online Teaching .

2015 246

New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. This is the 6th annual ‘rosviz’ gathering taking place in the mountain setting of beautiful Rossland, British Columbia. We have sold out the last 2 years so register early to secure your spot!

2015 217

Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Understand how people and their networks influence your (project) success – learn Net – Map! You are curious about network analysis but what you read about it sounds extremely technical, confusing and abstract?

2015 185

To Be Successful, Write About Success

Ken Carroll

I’m going to help you become more successful. That’s my mission. So, here’s how you’re going to do it: You''re going to succeed by helping others succeed. You can rest assured that people the world over want to be successful. There''s a market for that, a need for that.

2015 183

Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog this week provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations.

2015 182

Complexity unraveled: complex change agents’ stories

Networking Action

What is in common amongst a Danish prison, the London Business School, and the world’s largest refugee camp for internally displace people? In complexity unravlled: the power of collaboration in successful change leadership they are presented as a rich array … Net Dev

2015 208

Blog>> Book Review: Designing A Successful KM Strategy

Green Chameleon

KM pioneers Nick Milton and Stephanie Barnes have written this a practical guide for those who are thinking of developing a KM strategy, either for your own or client organisation.

2015 182

"If what you are working on is not worth sharing, why are you working on it?"

Joitske Hulsebosch

(This post was first published on my dutch site ennuonline.com ) Jane Bozarth is the writer of the book Show your Work. She is really a multi-talented person, she can talk without stopping, play ukelele and she can work outloud.We experienced all these talents in the webinar with Jane.

2015 209

Painting of Donald Harrsion, Jr. Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" painting of Donald Harrison, Jr. , the New Orleans sax player and Mardi Gras Indian chief. He has played with many jazz greats including Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner , and Miles Davis. It is based on a photo I took at  Jazz Fest 2015. 

2015 205

Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Covering Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media strategy writing for clients, step by step campaigns, measurement and analytics, and dealing with trolls and negative criticism on Facebook and other social media sites? Look no further!

2015 252

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


In one of my earlier blog posts from last week, I got asked the following question: “ So, what we all want to know is what have you been doing and what/where can we find you in the future? ”

2015 248

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years. This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning.

2015 232

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Illustration by ‘Tim Hamons’ downloaded from the FB group: Graphic Facilitation. As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. This is the metaphorical bridge in the illustration above.

2015 180

Creative Facilitation in Melbourne Nov 26-27

Viv Mcwaters

You might be surprised by the variety and depth of ways to engage people,especially if you’re stuck in a meeting rut, listening to others drone on, and rarely having time to discuss what really matters. I make my living from facilitating, so I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and better, more creative, and more engaging ways to get the best out of people in a meeting. I’m hosting a two-day Creative Facilitation workshop in Melbourne on November 26 and 27.

2015 178