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. Filed under: case studies Tagged: community mapping , icons , social innovation , Tilburg , visualization.

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Mathemagenic blog networking study

Portals and KM

Lilia Efimova is running a wonderful series on some research she conducted as part of her doctoral studies at Telematica Instituut, Netherlands. Here is the overview of her blog networking study. As Lilia points out other distribution channels will take much longer to get the work out so it is great to see preliminary results in draft form on her blog. I wish had these channels when I was a student but my doctorate was done before personal computers, much less blogs.

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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.

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. case studies publications communities digital storytelling social innovation storytelling Tilburg trust

Green Chameleon » Corporate Alzheimers

Green Chameleon

What would serve the function of the Netherlands monarchy?

Multitasking, Ritalin and online mindfulness

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, I am good in focussing I believe because I was always capable of studying with the radio on. But other students are already sometimes taking Ritalin pills to study well. I have watched a documentary about ''our distracted brain''.

Guest Post: Net-Map and stop swimming up-stream (By Lin McDevitt-Pugh)

Net-Map Toolbox

Lin McDevitt-Pugh MBA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. case studies facilitation guest post Other people's workLin was a participant in my Net-Map workshop in Utrecht last December and here is how she describes her experience using the method: “Working with Net-Map. 2/2/11. . Hello Eva, . After you introduced me to the Net-Map exercise I have now used it three times, working with women entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa. .

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

The reason for her research and book was the quest of her sons to find a study areas , one wants to be a journalist and the other wants to study medicine. Your birth in the Netherlands, Europe or the US will no longer be a guarantee for a good job, we must increasingly compete with other professionals from around the world (not without reason that the tigers moms in China described by Amy Chua get so much attention ).

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Designing an online and face-to-face learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

I co-facilitated an online trajectory about dairy development with dairy practitioners (for Heifer in collaboration with Agri-ProFocus) before a face-to-face learning event in the Netherlands. Almost half of the ‘Ningers’ could not participate in the event in the Netherlands.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here are the results in tabular and map form: Many responses per country: United States: 29; United Kingdom: 17; Netherlands: 10; Switzerland: 7; Canada: 6; Ethiopia: 6; India: 5.

Children, not chimps, prefer collaboration: Humans like to work together in solving tasks -- chimps don't

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

13, 2011) — Recent studies have shown that chimpanzees possess many of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for humanlike collaboration. Chimpanzees, on the other hand, show no such preference according to a study of 3-year-old German kindergarteners and semi-free ranging chimpanzees, in which the children and chimps could choose between a collaborative and a non-collaboration problem-solving approach. Thats according to a study of. > Science News. Blog Cite. Email.

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Wrap Up of 2nd Annual Community Manager Day: Voices Around the World #CMAD « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

New Zealand’s CMs enjoy some great times More pics from CMs in Spain Videos and pics from Jordan An award of appreciation is presented in the Netherlands at the Dutch Community Managers Association (CMNL) Award. CMAD [link] Inside the Mind of a Community Manager (Social Studies Blog) [.]

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On homeschooling, integration and Dutch


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.

Social networks and informal support: the big shift for policy


I’m just back from an utterly absorbing study tour in the Netherlands, organised by my friend Jan Steyaert for researchers from the Centre for Social Justice in the UK. It’s obvious that informal support and social networks can be critical to the way society looks after its members.

I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

After studying irrigation and soil and water conservation, I started working in the development cooperation sector, in different countries, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana. I saw that people in the Netherlands stayed longer in the same job because you do not have terminate contracts.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


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PhD defense


Q1: why didn’t you study the non bloggers among knowledge workers? This is something I wanted to blog for a while, but – hey – it’s better late than never :). I did my PhD in Utrecht University , which is old (founded in 1636) and quite traditional.

Facilitating learning of our kids


We practice a holistic approach to learning: exploring different perspectives on a new phenomena, looking not only at its parts, but also interrelations between them, and studying things in a broader context.

Knowmads: the battle of generations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Stassen, Anseel en Levecque have analyzed several studies. They state that the research structure of most studies is not capable of making a valid verdict. The battle of the knowmads I attended a festival in the north of the Netherlands called Beleef de zandbak.

Informal support: I ask you


Two examples: in 2004 they published Building a good life for older people in local communities , a delight which I’ve cited many times; or you could go back to 1998 for their superb study on the importance of ‘low level’ preventive services to older people.

The ‘request scruple’ and the demand for neighbourliness


The study was about ‘the significance of proximity’ and looked at the nature of informal care at neighbourhood level. What Lilian found and describes is starting to excite the social welfare field in the Netherlands, and there are good reasons to reflect on her conclusions.

Learning about upscaling of dairy development online and face-to-face

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Almost half of the ‘Ningers’ could not participate in the event in the Netherlands. Heifer in collaboration with Agri-ProFocus organized a learning event on July 2nd about dilemmas in upscaling of dairy development. The idea to start online was born a few months earlier.

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My dissertation online and in print


Novay: Enschede, Netherlands. In this dissertation early adopters of weblogs are studied to provide insights relevant to introducing blogging in knowledge-intensive environments. The printed version of my dissertation arrived today.

Thuisonderwijzers leren samen: learning with adults


This week is National Education Week in the Netherlands and its focus is on learning socially. Learning for a school aged kids is often associated primarily with studying in a group of peers under a guidance of a few professionals.

The Book is Out There

Michael Sampson - Currents

Melbourne (Australia) was first as far as I know, followed by London, various other cities in Europe, California late last week, Netherlands over the weekend, and so on. Nieuw en gesigneerd boek van @ collabguy : Doing Business with #IBMConnections met op p100 de case study #Silverside twitter.com/RolandDriesen/… — Roland Driesen (@RolandDriesen) June 8, 2013. Our case study, Saxion, is in it, great!

Technology: I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Joitske Hulsebosch

From the description: This blog belongs to the “e-collaboration among Dutch NGO’s,” group, which is facilitated by a joined initiative of PSO, IICD and ICCO in The Netherlands.

Technology: Dutch most computer literate and Ghana's rapidly changing telecommunications market

Joitske Hulsebosch

Residents of the Netherlands, armed with a tax break for computer purchases and some of Europe's lowest broadband fees , lead the world in the use of personal computers and the Internet, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts released Tuesday.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J.

Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems

Making CommunitySense

Edited by: Brian Whitworth, Massey University, New Zealand and Aldo de Moor, CommunitySense, The Netherlands. Social study of computer science. Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. ISBN: 978-1-60566-264-0; 1,034 pp; March 2009. Published under the imprint Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference). link] reference/details.asp?ID=3 ID=3 3019.

Flip your class or training with video

Joitske Hulsebosch

From two case studies - one from higher educationcollege and another one from a government organization , we examined (and watched) how video is used in different ways. Do you like to learn how to screencasten and live in the Netherlands?

Virtual and real stereotypes

Joitske Hulsebosch

I decided to turn myself into a man (wasn't very hard) because some people who meet me online without seeing my picture, think I'm a man (the name Joitske is a strange name anyhow even in the Netherlands, could go for a man and woman).

Expertise and Ave Maria

Joitske Hulsebosch

When I returned from working in Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana and started to work in the Netherlands I was at times surprised about work given to younger and junior employees. Image via Wikipedia I'm interested in expertise: what is it and how to build it?

Pathways into working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm working with Mark Turpin and Sibrenne Wagenaar on a study into impact evaluation of knowledge management interventions for the IKM emergent research programme. Since Mark is based in South Africa, and we are based in the Netherlands, we have to use online tools to communicate and organize our work. When we had a skype conference call, we opened a chatroom to take notes. However, Mark couldn't see the chatroom and I explained what he should see on the bottom of the screen.

CD creates £2.16 of value for every £1 invested


Work reported in the Netherlands in 1989 suggested a ratio of 15.8:1. We couldn't do much with that data now, and this new study is obviously timely. Community development workers and their allies acrosss the country need to get their hands on the figures from this study, and use them to minimise the damage caused by uninformed funding cuts that threaten to remove the catalysts for genuine empowerment, co-production and civic involvement.

The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice. Research has been done in a development organization founded in 1965 and headquartered in the Netherlands (Dutch people can easily guess :).

From virtual classroom to workshop and back

Joitske Hulsebosch

We have chosen to start with a skype talk, then first three weeks online training followed by a week in the Netherlands. Do you know of any proper studies done to compare training with and without online components?

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day – ¡Gracias, Mamá!


It’s that time of the year again, folks!

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

and more specialised groups like ICCO and Euforic in the Netherlands.

Social capital/ism


Last Thursday, Noreena Hertz gave a talk at the "debate temple" LUX in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.   Definitely a field worthy of study for economists looking to find a new focus for their research efforts. 

Everyone is a non-profit?

Joitske Hulsebosch

So in the Netherlands, joint initiatives like Linkis and Impulsis were started by development organisations to support the private initiatives. Lau Schulpen of CIDIN did a study into private initiatives in Ghana and Malawi.