SharePoint Congress 2016 – September 22 in Netherlands

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Thursday September 22 I will be speaking at the SharePoint Congress 2016 in Utrecht, hosted by Entopic. On September 22, 2016 Entopic organizes Congres SharePoint & Office 2016.

2016 116

Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

With great pleasure, I conducted a field research together with Sibrenne Wagenaar with one of the the ambulance services in the Netherlands. Download the full article We wrote an article about our experiences for TVOO in the Netherlands.

2015 198

Homeschooling in the Netherlands: how to start networking

Mathemagenic

If you know nothing about homeschooling in the Netherlands and don’t speak Dutch start here (and make sure you read part of the text on the educational law). Home education community in the Netherlands is small and a lot of knowledge sharing happens via personal contact or in relatively closed groups, both online and offline. The text below is what I wish I knew when we started our homeschooling journey several years ago and my Dutch was way worse than today.

2016 138

IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. By my count there are only a couple of sessions in English, with the rest being delivered in Dutch. Nonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value.

2015 109

Redesign of face-to-face learning programmes into blended learning - an example in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked with a team of an internal academy to redesign their learning programs into powerful blended products. The challenge is ofcourse not to make a programme blended because it is fashionable but to improve the programme.

2015 184

Time to Leave the Netherlands and Head to London

Michael Sampson - Currents

As my train rolls ever closer to Schipol airport this evening, cutting through green fields, traveling by some amazing looking homes, and trying to catch the sun sinking into the horizon, I realize there are only a few hours left of being in the Netherlands on this trip. A few reflections on my time in the Netherlands: 1.

Speaking at. Intranet Congress 2012 (Netherlands, March 2012)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be traveling to the Netherlands in March 2012, to speak at the fourth annual Intranet Congress , in Utrecht. I haven't been to the Netherlands before. I will be presenting two sessions: - A pre-conference workshop on user adoption strategies for SharePoint. That's on Monday March 12. See Pre Conference Workshop. - A keynote session during the conference on encouraging and cultivating collaboration inside an organization.

Technology: ICT4D in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

Wim de Bie mentioned his first videoconference with students at a school in Etten-Leur in the Netherlands at his Bieslog. This is amazingly new in the Netherlands. You can see the one hour session (in Dutch) here. Its part of a program called the expert at a distance whereby students can interview an expert by videoconference. Even though the technology had probably been available for a long time, it has not been explored much to bring expertise closer to the classroom

2005 100

Culture: persistent practices in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

Despite all changes, coming back to the Netherlnads after 10 years out of the country, I observed that there are some practices that, surprisingly, do not seem to have changed in the Netherlands: * The practice of sending eachother snailmail christmas cards * The practice of mothers taking their children home from school to have lunch (though now there are some occasional fathers) * The practice of school pictures: a photographer taking a yearly picture of your child in school.

2006 100

Culture: carnaval in the south of the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

I live in the south of the Netherlands, so in the carnaval (catholic) area. Since I was born and raised in Amersfoort (middle of the country) I have not been brought up with carnaval at all.

2006 130

Communities of practice: dynamics of CoPs in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

When I met Marc Coenders on Tuesday, who has written a book about communities of practice and has extensive experiences with CoPs in the Netherlands, I decided to pilot my first interview (to be honest I had carried my camera two times before without daring to ask the interviewees for an interview.). I asked him: ' what are the specific dynamics of CoPs in the Netherlands ?'

2005 100

Technology and Culture: the introduction of the milktank in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

The story of the Suri in Ethiopia and the introduction of guns reminded me of the introduction of the milktank in the Netherlands, which made a lot of impression on me when I read about it during my studies. Milk used to be collected in milkcontainers, which farmers put by the road side. But when the milktank was introduced (around 1975), the factories stopped to collect the milkcontainers and farmers had to use a milktank on their farms.

2005 100

Social media in organizations: a reality check

Joitske Hulsebosch

Here's a list of things that were remarkable in this session and what lessons there are for the use of social media in organizations: * For the less educated professionals in the Netherlands, English communication is still a barrier. Netherlands

Green Chameleon » Corporate Alzheimers

Green Chameleon

What would serve the function of the Netherlands monarchy?

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

2017 100

Congres Intranet 2012 - The Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I had a flying visit to the Netherlands, Belgium, and London. On Tuesday I keynoted at Congres Intranet 2012 on facilitating and encouraging collaboration. My video post-keynote is above.

2012 156

User Adoption Strategies Workshop in Gouda with Silverside (June 26, 2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In conjunction with Silverside in Netherlands, I will be presenting a one-day User Adoption Strategies Workshop in Gouda on June 26. I'm looking forward to being back in the Netherlands for this workshop. The details are now live, and registration is open. As Roland mentions in the description below, this workshop is not aligned with any specific collaboration technology. If you are using Microsoft SharePoint, be there. IBM Connections, ditto. Jive, same.

2013 125

Don't organise a workshop- go cycling.

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the Netherlands, I still see this happening only piecemeal. A good example from my own practice: I am asked to advise a team with teammembers partly based in Canada and partly in the Netherlands.

2014 171

Solomon Burke - If One of Us Are Chained None Of Us Are Free

Portals and KM

Solomon had just arrived at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for a sold out show at Paradiso. He I was sad to hear of the passing of Solomon Burke on October 10 – 10/10/10.

2010 164

Holidays in Canada

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found the scenery and the colors very beautiful and also so much space compared to the Netherlands. Bears are in Canada just like the weather in the Netherlands I imagine. Canadian taking our picture I just returned from a vacation in West Canada.

Canada 142

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

To illustrate this framework, we use experiences from the CDST workshop in northern Britain and compare this with a social innovation project in the southern Netherlands. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

To illustrate this framework, we use experiences from the CDST workshop in northern Britain and compare this with a social innovation project in the southern Netherlands. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

On homeschooling, integration and Dutch

Mathemagenic

Netherlands, thank you and goodbye – This one came on FB and on It’s written by Kai-Ting Huang, a Taiwaneese user experience designer who left Netherlands after four years on study and work.

2015 204

Mobile Access to the Intranet - Survey #mobile #intranets

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sabel Online and Frankwatching in the Netherlands are currently running a survey on mobile access to the Intranet : " This research is about the use, needs and developments of intranet. Sabel Online and Frankwatching perform this research to learn more about the status of the mobile intranet in and outside the Netherlands. I've been a long term believer in mobile access to collaborative systems, and as the Intranet becomes a habitat for many people, mobile access is important.

Europe Visit in September 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be in Europe in September, speaking at a conference in the Netherlands. That is Thursday September 22. I also have a tentative booking for an Office 365 workshop on Wednesday September 21. That means I have up to three days available during the week for other workshops or consulting engagements. Days available – anywhere in Europe or the United Kingdom – are: – Monday September 19. – Tuesday September 20. – Friday September 23.

2016 89

Europe Visit in September 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be in Europe in September, speaking at a conference in the Netherlands. That is Thursday September 22. I also have a tentative booking for an Office 365 workshop on Wednesday September 21. That means I have up to three days available during the week for other workshops or consulting engagements. Days available – anywhere in Europe or the United Kingdom – are: – Monday September 19. – Tuesday September 20. – Friday September 23.

2016 89

New publication: Improving Communication for Collaboration in Social Innovation Projects – A Framework for Pragmatic Research

Making CommunitySense

of the 2nd international SIGPrag Workshop on IT Artefact Design and Workpractice Improvement (ADWI-2013), June 5, 2013, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Just published: H. Weigand and A.

2013 141

It's Almost Time to Fly.

Michael Sampson - Currents

My schedule for next week: - Monday (Netherlands) - an afternoon workshop on User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint and collaboration tools. Tuesday (Netherlands) - at Congres Intranet 2012. In about 24 hours I'll be driving toward Christchurch Airport, to begin 40 hours of travel to get to Europe. Some of the engagements I'm heading up for have been in the works for 12 months or more, so it will be great to finally be there.

2012 117

Do you eat burgers? Do you meet online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the Netherlands we have Expedition Robinson. I had a consultation in the north of the Netherlands (only 150 km but still a 2 hours journey) and we proposed to do the meeting online. Some famous Dutch people go to an island and have to battle.

2015 186

3rd Networked Learning Hotseat: Dec 12-16

Jenny Connected

Prior to the Networked Learning 2012 conference on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Maastricht, The Netherlands we are offering an exciting series of online hot seats hosted here by some of the leading thinkers in the field. From October 2011 we will have a Hot Seat each month till the conference starts. This year’s third Hot Seat discussion in the area of networked learning runs from December 12-16.

2011 135

New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Making CommunitySense

of Chi Sparks 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands. Just published: A. de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. In Proc. The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Abstract. Universities try to reinforce their connections with society in many different ways. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of this mission.

2014 148

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

5 Essential online survival skills by Howard Rheingold

Joitske Hulsebosch

I haven't had time to read it yet though but next week is autumn holidays here in the Netherlands so I hope to have some time to read it then. In the Netherlands we have seen the power of mobilising people online (in a negative sense) through the Project X in Haren.

Skills 201

Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond Technology to Gaining Value

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the local IBM Connect event in the Netherlands today, I presented on IBM Verse. The focus was on how to think about stimulating effective use and user adoption. In the presentation I made the following points: – the promise of IBM Verse is good. I look forward to seeing what comes in the coming months and years. – developing effective use relies on new behaviours, new team agreements, and an appropriate balancing of the multiple tools we have available.

2015 117

Mother tongue and identity

Mathemagenic

I speak Russian to our kids, but we live in the Netherlands and recently I started to get more pressure to speak Dutch to them when other people are present. Still, for many of us, our mother tongue is bound up with our deeper identity, our memories and sense of self. The article, Can you lose your native language? , is about language attrition, but my brain picks up this piece, because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot recently.

2018 89

Culture: sinterklaas

Joitske Hulsebosch

He will arrive Saturday in the Netherlands in Sneek. For instance, mother's day was introduced in 1925 in the Netherlands, and is now fully incorporated in Dutch culture (that is: children in school are preparing some presents and songs for mother's day).

2005 130

The power of infographics for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Knowledge sharing/ social learning within organization in the Netherlands Let me first talk about the content and then explain how I did it. 70% of people use social media in the Netherlands (source: CBS central bureau of statistics), almost regardless of educational levels.

2014 215

Facilitation without frontiers: breaking boundaries of time and space with online methods

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Friday I facilitated a workshop for the #iaf conference in the Netherlands. The theme was 'facilitation without frontiers'. I started my workshop explaining that many facilitators and trainers immediately start drawing two boundaries when they get an assignment to facilitate: The boundary of the walls of the workshop venue (everybody who attends is in, everybody who doesn't attend is out).

2015 136

The contraceptive pill and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

The contraceptive pill (in the Netherlands we simply say: THE pill). 10 years after its introduction in the Netherlands two-thirds of the women were using it.

Waving from Europe

Nancy White

Europe 130

Getting Ready for Europe/UK in March

Michael Sampson - Currents

The basic approach at the moment is: - Monday March 12 and Tuesday March 13 - speaking at Congres Intranet in Netherlands. Now I'm back in the country after having had a wonderful week in the United States last week, my thoughts turn to getting ready for my European/UK tour in March. There are three confirmed events, and 5-6 others still under discussion. Thursday March 15 - presenting the Collaboration Roadmap public seminar in London (details forthcoming).

Europe 104

I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

I saw that people in the Netherlands stayed longer in the same job because you do not have terminate contracts. A number of new lines are: I collaborate with two colleagues to set up a social network analysis (SNA) hub for the Netherlands.

2017 154

Develop creativity and empathy through opposing perspectives

Joitske Hulsebosch

But knowledge management in the Netherlands is still associated with databasebuilders. Then you realize again that there is a strong social connotation in the Netherlands to lunch invitations. I have been rethinking my focus.

2011 184