Community Capers

Lived Curriculum

Community Capers

I see many teachers giving students worksheets, watching videos and acting out role plays to assist in students learning what digital citizenship involves.

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Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

On the surface it may seem like semantics but these are very important distinctions to make as we consider the role of gamification in professional learning. Making some distinctions.

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Jokaydia: People (and meetup)

Community Capers

The capacity of this community and the dynamic nature of the roles played by core members has never been more evident than in the upcoming Jokaydian Unconference September 25th -27th. Come visit Jokaydia and meet the community members. Field trip Friday 25th September (USA) 01.00

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Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

It was a personal failure of this very nature propelled me into my case study research and this attempt to understand the management role and value in community.

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MirandaNet: People

Community Capers

The MirandaNet infrastructure is underpinned by a discrete three-tiered structure and a clear pathway to a role in the community core. The leadership role of Fellows is integral to the community’s ability to realize a research capacity. It is worth examining briefly the role of the Consultant Fellows as consultancy and funding is a key enabler in this community’s ongoing work. Some partnerships evolve through the prescribed structure of the community and the attendant roles.

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MirandaNet: Social interaction

Community Capers

Project bidding was a major part of the director’s role until a person was hired to concentrate on winning bids. People rarely leave this community. It has maintained a steady growth pattern from the opening five members to the current 300+ members. There is ebb and flow in terms of their level of activity and working party involvement but there was clear evidence, from the stories told at the tenth birthday party of the community, that members deeply value their ongoing association.

MirandaNet: Common ties

Community Capers

The community norms have a clear view of teachers as professionals and the members work to have teachers operate in the roles and activities accorded that professional status. MirandaNet has a clearly articulated purpose. This is best expressed in the community’s mission statement. MirandaNet strives to enrich the lifelong learning of professionals involved in education.

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Roles for Educators in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

All the discussion questions were interesting and there was some overlap between threads, but for this post I would like to comment on some of the responses to Mike’s question: What are the appropriate roles for educators (in MOOCs)? It was recognised that MOOCs, with their massive numbers of learners have raised questions about who is the teacher in a MOOC, can anyone be a teacher, whose role is it to facilitate discourse, whose role is it to scaffold learning and so on.

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Should you officially assign these roles to people or is it best if people spontaneously fullfil certain roles? can it help to formalize roles and assign certain roles to members in a network?

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

What is a teacher’s role? In my recent reading of research into MOOCs, I have noted reports that there has not been enough focus on the role of the teacher in MOOCs and open online spaces (Liyanagunawardena et al., Is there a role for automated teachers?

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Three roles of a facilitator

Michelle Laurie

I recently came across this short video that gives a quick description of a facilitator. It’s got great visuals, some interesting metaphors and is a good introduction to the fundamentals of a facilitator.

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Collaborative thinking: four key roles

The Bumble Bee

In his unique book "Dialogue and the art of thinking together" William Issacs introduces the Four-Player System originally developed by David Kantor. This is a very important technique for supporting real collaborative thinking in teams. Team Leadership Development

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How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

Alchemy of Change

Engagement roles ” are one way to do that. Engagement roles represent specific types of work that need to get done for the organization to achieve its objectives. A couple examples: “Philanthropic contribution” is an important engagement role in nonprofit organizations.

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Boston's pivotal role in anti-apartheid movement

Endless Knots

All three, along with three others (Reebee Garofalo, Willard Johnson, and South African Consul General George Monyemangene) got awards from South Africa Partners that night and many in the audience, myself included, became educated in the pivotal role Boston played in ending apartheid.

2013 116

My New Role with AppFusions

Portals and KM

I am pleased to announce my new role working with the AppFusions team on the re-launch of their blog, Connecting the Enterprise --technologies and people daily. These connectors can play a major role in realizing the great cross-system efficiencies and potential when bringing engineering and business systems together ( Enterprise 2.0 ).

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Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

On October 28, I presented my paper “Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design&# at the Community Informatics Research Network 2010 Conference (CIRN 2010) in Prato, Italy. We examine the role of domain, conversation, and functionality roles in modelling community activation. Filed under: CIRN , collaboration patterns , community informatics , community systems , conferences , design , roles , socio-technical systems.

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The Community Manager Role

Community Guy

Yesterday I wrote about the “LEGO is…&# meme that I ran across on Flickr. I actually found this meme thanks to a Google Alert on my name. Much to my own humble satisfaction, I loved seeing this quote: “LEGO is seeing Jake McKee @ BrickCon and being simultaneously star struck and yet feeling like he is a friend I know well.&#. That single quote makes me feel better about my 5+ years as a community manager than anything else.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

It seems to me that these two approaches, i.e. one on learning, the other on business, could affect the role of the facilitator. Do you see these new developments as creating possibilities for your role or as putting you out of business? In these environments the role of facilitation lies more in the hands of the participants themselves – in peer-to-peer facilitation. The convenor’s role is to provide the learning space and invite people into it.

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The sociable role of social reporters

Social Reporter

What are social reporters, and what do they do? Do you see yourself as one? A London Net Tuesday event earlier this week gave me confidence that those are questions worth asking, even if the answers are ones we still have to choose for ourselves.

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The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. Srivastava , Dean of the Madras School of Economics – who gave a very interesting presentation on the role of the service sector in the growth of the Indian economy in relation to growth rates in agriculture and industry.

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Teaching with technology: changing roles

Jenny Connected

My third question in this series (from the list I posted) is: How has your role changed as a result of working with technology? When I first started to work online (a number of years ago now), there was a marked and startling change in my role as a teacher. All this made me rethink my teaching role. So I think I might describe my change in role as having become a ‘backseat driver’ Tagged: education, elearning, learning, negotiation, pedagogy, teaching, technology.

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The Role of the Artists [Flickr]

Nancy White

Choconancy1 posted a photo: Tags: ngf visualthinking graphicfacilitation graphicrecording jtmpnw

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CoP Series #7: Roles and Scalability

Nancy White

In the last post in this series we talked about some of the roles that support successful learning communities and CoPs (Communities of Practice). We might say “yeah, all these roles are nice, but there is no way to provide them a scale.&#.

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The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. Srivastava , Dean of the Madras School of Economics – who gave a very interesting presentation on the role of the service sector in the growth of the Indian economy in relation to growth rates in agriculture and industry.

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The Role of Leaderboards in Online Communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Guest articles, minor voluntary roles (guest reviewer) or something. What are social network leaderboards?

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Organising Knowledge>> The Role of the Taxonomist

Green Chameleon

Wendi Pohs has a great case study scenario which unfolds the many nuances of perceptions about taxonomists’ roles, and how they relate to site development teams. This would make a great decision game for teaching where taxonomy sits in this kind of project (the scenario is about merging the internet and intranet teams for the consumer products information company, and implementing enterprise search

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Elsua

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

So what then is the designer’s role? Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. We have been discussing the paper with the CPsquare community , a group of academic colleagues from FH JOANNEUM, ZML-Innovative Learning Scenarios and others. These discussions are ongoing and we share our current thinking on this wiki.

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

Governance in a Networked World

How should roles be described? More importantly, how does one assess whether a role is being performed adequately or not? These named roles will typically be accompanied by a role description. There even may be a set of named competencies attached to these named roles.

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Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

This third part shares the graphic recordings I did with a little reflection on my own process and the element of role modeling graphic recording skills – particularly the listening and synthesizing skills.

Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

So what then is the designer’s role? Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. We have been discussing the paper with the CPsquare community , a group of academic colleagues from FH JOANNEUM, ZML-Innovative Learning Scenarios and others. These discussions are ongoing and we share our current thinking on this wiki.

Looking at Middle Management’s Role in Business Software Decisions

Portals and KM

  So this study looked at the current role of middle managers in software purchases.   Their advice to vendors is enhance the role that middle managers play in the selection process by providing clear descriptions of the functions of their products, more training materials directed at business professional and make the relationship the software and their more explicit. Here is a report that asks an interesting quesion.

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The advisory role as puzzle solving

Joitske Hulsebosch

As a facilitator or convenor for communities of practice (or other internal advisor role) I don't have that experience, though the puzzles remain. this links to a previous post talking about the difference role of an internal and external advisor to a community of practice).

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A suitable role for social reporters – tellers of naïve stories

Social Reporter

Maybe one role for social reporters is to tell – and help others tell – naïve and honest stories in what has been called dismissively , by the spinners, “the reality-based community&#.

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Role of facilitation in disaster recovery

Viv Mcwaters

Back in 2006 BB (Before Blogging) I attended a training course for facilitators on the role of facilitation in disaster recovery. My views on disasters and the role of facilitation have been both reinforced and changed completely as I reflect on a two-day workshop I recently completed called “Facilitating Psycho-Social Reconstruction” – and I’ll come back to what that actually means in a moment. And I thought that the role of the facilitator began only after disasters.

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Complementary Roles of Tablets, Smart Phones, and Television

Portals and KM

A recent article by Clayton Morris, Study Reveals Changing Role of iPads, Tablet PCs found that 70 percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smart phone owners use their devices while watching television. It also reported that 61 percent of eReader owners use their device in bed, while 57 percent of tablet owners and 51 percent of smart phone owners do the same. Now bed is one of the places I watch TV, the other is in my office next to my laptop.

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My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts

Portals and KM

I am very pleased to announce a new addition to the roles I currently support. I am continuing my other roles, including serving as VP of Marketing at Darwin Ecosystem where I also focus on social media. This is an era where people often take on multiple roles. I am now helping OutStart with their blog and Twitter efforts as OutStart’s Director, Social Media. OutStart offers an integrated suite of Knowledge Solutions that address social, mobile and learning efforts.

The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Unfortunately, the lack of direct experience and ego play a role as well. The Role of Host. T here seems to be a wave of bad advice and misguided thinking regarding where and how brands should engage with their communities.

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What is the Role of Social Media in Quality Journalism?

Portals and KM

There are certainly two sides to this issue. I have been discussing both on this blog. See for example, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media where noted that social media, and especially Twitter is spreading good and bad information equally quickly, and in volume.    See also The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities and The New Twitter Journalism.

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Interview with Chris Collison about the role of technology in knowledge management

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is an interview with Chris Collison about the role of social media in knowledge management. I saw this video twice already on different blogs, but going to post it nevertheless. He states that he used to see technology as an enabler or driver for knowledge management.