2017

#openedMOOC Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons

Jenny Connected

An infographic created by Shihaam Donnelly from [link]. This week’s videos and readings are a lot more interesting than I anticipated.

2017 212

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday.

2017 213

Explaining to London’s Deputy Mayor how mapping can help connect Londoners and #reclaimourspaces

Social Reporter

As I reported earlier in the this update , I’ve been working with community groups and networks to develop ideas for a more networked approach to support for London’s civil society.

2017 207

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey.

2017 202

Knowmads: the battle of generations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Generational differences in the workplace is a kind of debate. On the one hand you have the people who believe there are differences and that every organization should be responsive to those differences.

2017 194

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface.

Icons 191

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Companies create organization charts that show hierarchies and reporting relationships. But work rarely gets done as it appears on an org chart. Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace.

2017 180

More Trending

Rain

Michael Sampson - Currents

We’ve had a drought in the part of New Zealand I live in. There’s been little rain for months, and the ground has shown the lack thereof. But it started raining – thankfully – last week, which has been good for Canterbury, but has had a less ideal response up north.

2017 159

The Inner Dimension

Alchemy of Change

The impenetrability of the interior dimension, its secrecy, is what makes it so very precious and so very sacred. Featured Soul

2017 152

Painting of Yellow Pepper New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" painting of a yellow pepper in New Orleans. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  https://www.facebook.com/bill.ives2  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 151

Hand Cycling around Bali

Jenny Connected

Map of Bali. At the beginning of this month I joined a group of hand cyclists who were raising money for REGAIN by cycling 320 km around Bali. Photo by Liz Pardey, Volunteer at Bali Sports Foundation.

2017 206

Meeting intros…beyond the go around.

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago, I got a request from someone new to facilitation asking about a great way to do introductions at a meeting. I have a lot of icebreakers up my sleeve but I was testing out something new at another meeting and had been given some ideas from an online group too.

2017 141

Looking for ideas at @LDNCommMedia summit on how community media can help in Connecting Londoners. Here’s our headlines.

Social Reporter

Originally posted on Connecting Londoners. I’m going to the London Community Media Summit later today, hoping to have some useful conversations about the role of local blogs, news sites, online communities and radio in Connecting Londoners and making London a more Networked City. It provides a good nudge for me to write some headlines summarising where we at, with reference links and notes.

2017 159

Mark Zuckerberg as POTUS? President of USA and Facebook?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There’s quite a shift at the moment with the heavy hitters in social media and peer communities making a play into politics.

2017 189

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. " In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? That's already in 3 years time! Hurry up?

2020 195

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise , I now continue my series with the work I have been doing on mapping the collaboration in the URBACT BoostINNO project.

2017 193

Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy. A good purpose places a stake in the ground, declaring what the organization values. It provides flexibility and allows the organization to respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.

2017 170

Games connect

Viv Mcwaters

On our recent trip to Mongolia, in winter, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time indoors, with host families and with each other. It seemed like a good idea to take some table-top games to play. I chose games that did not require any understanding of English: Ghost Blitz and Skip-Bo.

2017 141

Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Whiteboard , an app for freeform drawing on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview lets you create in whatever way feels most natural to you.

2017 148

A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net Dev

2017 130

Painting of North Carolina Pelican

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a pelican on the North Carolina coast. It is the third of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

In her book, PhD by Published Work , Susan Smith writes that one of the disadvantages of this route to a PHD is that ‘ it is tricky to retrospectively shoe-horn diverse papers into a post hoc theme’ (p.34).

2017 199

Questions and reflective practice

Michelle Laurie

This morning I came across a resource that really resonated with me. Its geared toward visual practitioners however the idea is pertinent to all facilitators, process designers, strategists and others managing processes for change. You can view it here: [link].

2017 130

Updates on Networked City – and the RSA

Social Reporter

I’m currently blogging over here about the London Networked City exploration , and also about the RSA’s own Networked Cities initiative. In addition, I’m helping start a Fellows’ Forum for the RSA, and have put together some history of past RSA online initiatives on a wiki about OpenRSA. All posts

2017 159

How to create a Civilly Disobedient #shitstorm online & off #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. This framework came from one I developed for social media campaigns for companies (workshops) but hey! it works for grassroots activism too! Social Media puts the media in YOUR hands now.

2017 191

10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC. 600 people participated and we had quite intense exchanges. We received many compliments for the way we facilitated it: personal and quick responses.

2017 164

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

2017 191

NEW ARTICLE: Realizing the Benefits of True Globalization

Partnering Resources

By Aussiegall on flickr. Many organizations say they’re global. Few achieve the benefits of globalization. Bayer CropScience (BCS) experienced this conundrum several years ago.

2017 172

Screenwriting and facilitation: it’s all in the cut

Viv Mcwaters

“It’s all in the cut.” ” This is a description of where the magic happens in movies. It starts with a writer, and an idea, a story, and a screenplay.

2017 130

Weekend Video 02.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Air New Zealand has a bit of fun at the expense of the New Zealand accent. As a world traveller there is something magical about getting back on board an Air New Zealand plane and hearing the Kiwi accent again. But, yes, I get it that our accent is hard to understand.

2017 142

Webinar – What is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important?

Networking Action

Date: Thursday, May 18. Time: 10 am US Eastern Time; 16.00 This Webinar is Hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the SDG Transformation Forum, the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017 , and Geneva2030. Topic: What … Net Dev

2017 131

Painting of a North Carolina Sea Gull Number 2

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the second of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

2017 199

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results.

2017 130

London as a #networkedcity gains support at first event. Now here’s the plan

Social Reporter

First published on mediablends.com. We had a terrific meeting at Newspeak House earlier this week, which I trailed as the launch of the London Networked City exploration. I wrote previously: The exploration we are launching tomorrow , with the London Council for Voluntary Action, aims to complement a much bigger exercise by London funders, LVSC and Greater London Volunteering.

2017 159

Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER.

2017 183

Learning poses or learning to model?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Every Monday evening at 20.30 I install myself in front of the television with my daughter for a program called Hollands Next Topmodel, to continue with Models in Paris: The real life. My husband doesn't like it at all, but I really enjoy a view into a completely different world.

2017 153