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Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

Making CommunitySense

Through my research consultancy , I hope to act as a bridge between science and society, using my academic research to distill lessons learnt from projects, while bringing real world cases back into the scientific literature. 10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge.

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

Making CommunitySense

This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. My community mapping work is taking off.

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

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of this mission. Filed under: education , knowledge bases , science , social innovation , socio-technical systems. education knowledge bases science social innovation socio-technical systems Just published: A.

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Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Spin-off experiments have already emerged, like an initial map of the community network of Science Hub Brabant and a map-in-progress of the urban farmers network in the city of Den Bosch. Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project.

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Weaving the Web: Launch of the Tilburg University Science Junction

Making CommunitySense

Today, Tilburg University’s Science Junction was launched: The Children’s University aims to work together with regional schools to develop curriculums and teaching materials for more gifted primary school students from groups 7 and 8 (age 10 to 12).

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Making CommunitySense

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Quoting the March for NL Statement : For far too long, scientists and supporters of science have remained silent in the face of policies which ignore scientific evidence, and endanger human life and the future of our world. Uncategorized research society science politics

Research consultancy: taking the plunge?

Making CommunitySense

As an (academic) research consultant, you are a linking pin between science and society. hands-on testing of ideas through lots of trial and error is inevitable for getting meaningful results (and, I strongly believe, in the end good science).

Liberating Voices book published

Making CommunitySense

Liberating Voices brings together a multitude of ideas and suggestions from a variety of perspectives including activism and social change, education, community informatics, governance, media, development, information science, economics, journalism, arts and culture.

Collaboration Patterns as Building Blocks for Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

The methodology is illustrated with examples from the ESSENCE (E-Science/Sensemaking/Climate Change) community. From 4-6 November 2009, the 6th CIRN Community Informatics Conference was held in Prato, Italy. As in previous years , the conference brought together an interesting mix of researchers and practitioners from North and South, discussing ways to effectively use information and communication technologies to foster community building.

Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

We had a very stimulating day – with lots of questions from the audience - in which we explored this lively and quickly evolving field from many different angles, including topics like virtual communities as catalysts for advancing scholarship, the role of librarians in virtual research environments, and critical success factors for science collaboratories.

ESSENCE09 Workshop

Making CommunitySense

Within this context the ESSENCE online experiment has been conceived with the overall goal to improve how climate science and policy deliberation is conducted, in local networks, national organizations, and inter-governmentally. FIRST FACE-TO-FACE FORUM ON ‘ESSENCE’ ONLINE EXPERIMENT. May 5-6, 2009. KMi, The Open University. Milton Keynes, UK. The ESSENCE challenge.

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

Making CommunitySense

Published under the imprint Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference). 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. link] reference/details.asp?ID=3 ID=3 3019. Edited by: Brian Whitworth, Massey University, New Zealand and Aldo de Moor, CommunitySense, The Netherlands. DESCRIPTION.

From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work

Making CommunitySense

These communities should bring together representatives of societal stakeholders such as government, science, corporations, NGOs, and so on. On January 21, I presented my lecture “ From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work &# in the UAHuntsville Distinguished Speaker Series. It was a revised version of the invited talk I gave at the ALOIS 2008 conference in Venice in May 2008.

Strategy interviews

Making CommunitySense

Goal of the interview was to explore the link between science and society, as well as the strategic role that his Centre could and should play in improving this relationship. CommunitySense now offers a new service, strategy interviews , which may be of interest to you if you are a management level professional.

Evaluation SURFnet pilot Active Worlds

Making CommunitySense

It is a subsidiary of the SURF organisation, in which Dutch universities, universities for applied sciences and research centres collaborate nationally and internationally on innovative ICT facilities. After a very intense period of finishing projects, I am now recharging my research batteries. As I am travelling and networking a lot, time for my blog is limited. However, I will try to give brief summaries of some of the events I have attended recently, but not written about yet.

The Deep Science of Cooperation: Martin Nowak

Alchemy of Change

If you are interested in cooperative studies or just want to build a more collaborative culture in your place of work, watch the below 20 minute talk by Martin Nowak.

The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

Science applies a known procedure to an unknown answer, whereas in our teaching we very often mark/measure students’ understanding by marking their answers rather than their procedures. Khan Academy and the Effectiveness of Science Videos.

21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes.

Computer Science is not Digital Literacy

SocialTech

This morning at BETT, the UK's Education Secretary Micheal Gove will outline the Government's endorsement of the development of Computer Science and hopefully, a more interesting, relevant and creative computing curriculum. We will be supporting and celebrating computer science, coding, and ways in which young people can become active in creating and critically engaging with technology.

Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

It remains "more art than science" as the saying goes. Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives. What I’ve derived from those interactions is that the biggest hurdle to success has to do with the “soft” issues related to adoption. As a follow-up to my earlier post, I’ve summarized some of the techniques employed by project teams to encourage changes in people's attitudes and behaviors (e.g., the value of participation).

Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

Toward this end, we are developing Cancer Commons, a family of web-based open-science communities in which physicians, patients, and scientists collaborate on models of cancer subtypes to more accurately predict individual responses to therapy. Health Science

Engaged, Big Science for Global Action Networks

Networking Action

Harnessing science for the scale and type of issues of Global Action Networks (GANs) requires an “engaged big science” (EBS) approach. I’ve discovered that while working with GOLDEN — the most ambitious and comprehensive initiative ever to develop the knowledge … Blog Net Dev

The future of computer science -- in one hour

Endless Knots

I had the chance to listen to one of the icons of computer science recently. John Hopcroft, IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell, gave a talk on future directions in theoretical computer science to. Research Science Technology

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The Science of Sales Performance Optimization

The Bumble Bee

Download "The Science of Sales Performance Optimization". I wrote an article on the use of simulation technology in the field of "Sales Performance Optimization" for The Effective Executive Magazine for the May 2011 edition.

Leadership, Innovation and Complexity Science

Networking Action

Leadership in multi-stakeholder networks must deal with complexity. This contrasts with complicated where there are many moving parts such as with getting a person on the moon, but the moving parts are for the most part controllable and predictable. With … Leadership complexity innovation

Connecting Physical and Social Science to Address Complexity

Networking Action

Allan Savory is associated with environmental land management; his most remarkable insight is to integrate a physical science observation… Change Net DevWhile working with Ashoka to scale transformational change, I recently met a most remarkable man with a most remarkable insight.

Bayer Material Science to Implement Lotus Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bayer Material Science is implementing Lotus Connections. The intent is to provide tools to support people to collaborate better. Providing tools is one (small) part of the overall roadmap to success - it would be great to learn more about the BMS "Personalized WorkPlace Program" too - although in the context of collaborative working, I'm unsure as to the validity of the word personalized in the program title.

Popular Science Shuts Off Comments on Their Website: Some Unsolicited Community Thoughts

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. ManagingCommunities.com

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How Community Software Can Use Forensic Science to Identify Bad Members

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing the Community Thinking

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New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

Collaboration Research & Science According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 billion per annum.

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Citizen science and public engagement perspectives

Taming the spaces

I attended in Oslo Science Park the seminar on citizen participation, expertise, and knowledge sharing in cultural heritage archives and natural history institutions. The seminar dealt with different aspects, which i found interesting to keep a record about. Bernard Schiele from University of Quebec emphasised the need to overcome the Deficit model in explaining the […]. museum research

OLDSMOOC Launch

Jenny Connected

According to Diana Laurillard teaching should be seen as a design science… … which prompted George Roberts on Twitter to ask the question. Tagged: #oldsmooc , cloudworks , curriculum design , design science , footprints of emergence , instructionaldesign , learning design.

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The Art and Science of Resilience and Survival: 12 Rules Of Life

The Bumble Bee

In "Surviving Survival" Laurence Gonzales looks deeply into the mental processes that enable us to cope with the trauma that often sets in during and after a challenge to our survival.

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OLDSMOOC Launch

Jenny Connected

According to Diana Laurillard teaching should be seen as a design science… … which prompted George Roberts on Twitter to ask the question. Tagged: #oldsmooc , cloudworks , curriculum design , design science , footprints of emergence , instructionaldesign , learning design.

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Competences for Global Collaboration MOOC

Jenny Connected

This has been designed by my colleagues from the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. As Charles Darwin is thought to have said: Tagged: #cope14 , collaboration , MOOC , pedagogy , University of Applied Sciences.

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Bayer Material Science Adopts Lotus Connections - An Update on Value and Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last November, I pointed to the announcement that Bayer Material Science in Germany was implementing Lotus Connections. This was of particular interest to me since I frequently hear about how the "privacy laws" in Germany make the adoption of collaboration and social tools inside organizations difficult. Kurt, the CIO at BMS, kindly responded to my blog post and shared more. Earlier this week, in the German edition of CIO Magazine , there is a longer write up on how things are going.

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‘We’ – my Facebook page and me

Jenny Connected

Elise Andrew, whose Facebook page ‘I F**king Love Science ‘ is followed by over 1.7 Here she talks to CBS This Morning about this reaction and with Michio Kaku discusses sexism in the field of science.

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Organizational Entropy and Information Abuse

Evolving Web

Tags: Sociology Science Culture Management Community Indicators Life Focused Social Media social software 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Politics Business Cooperation

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Science bloggers submit!

Endless Knots

My friend Elatia Harris, who writes for 3quarksdaily , is calling all science bloggers or friends of to nominate posts for this award: We at 3QD are running a contest for Best Science Post of the year -- $1000. If you know of a single science post that you'd like to nominate, feel free. More $1000 awards in arts & letter, politics and philosophy scheduled from June through spring 2010, then back to science next summer. Tags: Science Weblogs Writing