2013

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Losing our communication rights.

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.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Elsua

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation. With nothing better to do, I wrote a book. This week, we’re releasing it into the wild.

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Why conversation is the best way to share knowledge

Social Reporter

Often the simplest methods can yield the best results in complex situations – particularly if they help release people’s enthusiasm for sharing experience socially.

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Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Ropes – fotobydave flickr. The relationship with your boss is one of the most important in the workplace.

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My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

Making CommunitySense

Massive Open Online Courses are all the rage. A truly exciting and massive one (over 24,000 students enrolled!) is the Learn Creative Learning MOOC organized by MIT Media Lab, which will run from February- May 2013.

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The Truth Machine: The Lie Detector in Your Next Pair of Glasses

Alchemy of Change

Eulerian Video Magnification is a new video processing technology that could soon turn your phone - or even your glasses - into a lie detector. Humanity & Soulfulness augmented reality Google Glass lie detector truth video

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Network Hubs as Franchises?

Networking Action

Can network hubs be structured as franchises in a global change network? That’s a question that arose in some recent work that I did with the Savory Institute. The Institute is developing a global network of hubs to realize … Blog Net Dev

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Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers

Portals and KM

Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University conducted a carefully controlled experiment to determine the extent, if any, that social software can improve employee content discovery and relevant expertise location.

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How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. The Government allowed gay marriage. And then it didn’t. Not unexpected but not to be accepted. Let’s give them hell. For fun, amusement. For social change. Or just because it’s right.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

When I was a teacher trainer, we used to debate whether trainee teachers should be introduced to learning theory before or after they went into the classroom to teach.

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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason.

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What are the 3 big mistakes that Meeting Leaders make that keep them frustrated with drawn out meetings and a lack of enthusiasm?

Viv Mcwaters

Number One: They do all the work themselves. This means you are in front of the group, maybe chairing the meeting or leading a workshop, and seem to be doing all the work, while the participants sit passively – you’re not even sure if they are listening.

2013 242

A lesson in co-design: why the walk to the river beats a trip to the well

Social Reporter

The importance of doing things with people, rather to them or for them, has cropped up a few times in my recent posts … whether designing technology for a better later life , re-inventing a knowledge hub , or re-learning the lessons of community architecture.

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How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Image from Heath Lowrance. Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. She just won’t stop talking.

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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you at this time of year will be pondering how to motivate your teachers to use technology wisely. Many of you will be thinking about BYOD or one-to-one 1:2:1 technology initiatives. Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school.

It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The book is finally finished. with the last screenshot taken at 11.10am today. There are four final finalizations required, including the sign-off on the Foreword, a final check of the Appendices, and getting my hands on a high-res version of the photo for the back cover.

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The 21st century trainer: a paradigm shift?

Joitske Hulsebosch

For a client I working on transfering a face-to-face training into an online trajectory. It is a challenge and requires some creativity to not only 'translate' the training, but also improve it. Make use of the affordances of online communication to improve the training.

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Writing Techniques #2: Distinctive writing

Ken Carroll

We begin our second episode of Remarkable Writing Techniques with a lesson in distinctiveness from Dada artist, writer, and general fruit-bat, Kurt Schwitters.

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IBM Offers Analytics to Help Clients with Workforce Transformation

Portals and KM

now offers new Big Data analytics software and services solution to help organizations build and maintain their global workforce. Developed by IBM Research scientists, the software enables businesses to analyze massive amounts of data shared by employees.

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Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How information traverses social media during a crisis like the NSW bushfires. The role of crisis comms and official vs non official media sources. When I was asked by the BBC to do an interview on Tuesday night of the fires I said no.

2013 283

Emily Dickinson and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Source of image – Wikipedia. I would never have suspected that two separate activities this week could come together so closely. At the beginning of the week I was at the ALT-C conference with Roy Williams, running a workshop on Emergent Learning. I have already blogged about this a few times.

The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Elsua

If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit.

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems. Anyone working on multi-stakeholder issues is probably working with a “wicked problem”. That is actually a technical, academic term that has spurred some valuable work on how to take action in such a situation, … Net Dev

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Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living via kwout.

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict. These are all descriptions of business ecosystems. Yet people continue to try to understand the big picture—their environment—and how it affects their companies. There’s good reason to do so.

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Lived Curriculum

Community Capers

I have in the past ten years I have tweeted, written and presented about young learners and digital citizenship and coined the term “lived curriculum” to describe the approach I most passionately believe in.

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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa. Over the years, I have found it very useful to reflect on my work, reflect on my learning and share interesting things that I’ve come across with the blogosphere.

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Tendrils of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

It was a lovely surprise to see “Digital Habitats” show up visually in my Facebook stream today, via the graphic recording of Draw2Think , also known as Irene Mynthe. She was capturing a Skype presentation by Etienne! She gave me permission to share here! Thanks! Below is the full image.

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Why Stephen Fry gets it wrong on grammar

Ken Carroll

If you’re interested in writing, this Stephen Fry video is worth 6 minutes of your time. . First of all, there’s the amazing musicality of the audio. Injecting music into your writing is a powerful writing technique – as I have argued - and I think Fry proves the point.

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Remember that time.

Viv Mcwaters

You know that time you felt nervous before you stood up in front of a group? And that time when you thought everyone was glaring at you? And that time when you forgot to say something really important? And that time you wished the floor would open up and swallow you?

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Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Just because you’ve got a Facebook Page and Twitter Account doesn’t mean anyone is interested in what you have to say. Or your content is interesting but you feel you aren’t positioning it correctly.

2013 284

ALT-C 2013 Learning in the Open

Jenny Connected

Earlier today I attended the online platform preview webinar for ALT-C 2013. The platform is impressive and easy to navigate. The webinar was useful because it prompted me to get organized and to blog about the workshop that Roy Williams and I will run on the first day – Tuesday 10 September at 3.00

2013 244

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency.

2013 270

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change

2013 225

Ten pillars of wisdom: a manifesto for a better later life

Social Reporter

There’s lots of research, programmes and even innovation funding to address the challenges of later life, as our team of socialreporters detailed in a recent exploration for Nominet Trust. However, most of this is about doing things FOR older people.

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