Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Stephen has summarized the panel discussion as: In this discussion a panel of MOOC experts explored questions surrounding supporting learning online. Some widely varying perspectives, ranging from preparing students to work without a curriculum to student support software in an xMOOC.

Just-In-Time Facilitation Support

Viv Mcwaters

This is what Just-In-Time Facilitation Support is all about. Just-In-Time Facilitation Support is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Related posts: Just-In-Time Facilitation Support You’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting – tomorrow, next.

distributed cognition and supporting learning@work

Taming the spaces

There are two main ways in which, distributed cognition may be framed – epistemic distributed cognition and collective distributed cognition, which are mutually interrelated. I: Person-centred view Epistemic distributed cognition: distributed cognition is eminently epistemic from the persons point of view, because it deals with the very activity of knowing and understanding the world one […]. distributed cognition learning layers learning@work

Engaging and Supporting Community Champions

Portals and KM

This is not the right ground for a community, at least a community to support the organization. One symptom of the disconnection was the IT system that “supported” the underwriters.

Informal support: I ask you

Neighbourhoods

JRF has some fascinating work going on at the moment under the heading of ‘ Risk, trust and relationships in an ageing society ’, which includes a theme frequently covered on this blog, ‘everyday, informal support between neighbours, friends, and in communities.’.

why community members support others

Taming the spaces

Based on the paper below, networked scaffolding can be provided by persons who are: - sharing the same community identity - the community concepts, ideas, activities and concerns - able to synthesize and translate supportive knowledge from one community across community borders to aid members of another community - are trusted because are wiser and have [.].

Executive Support for New Initiatives—Four Thoughts

Michael Sampson - Currents

On The Smarter Office blog last week, I posted Executive Support for New Initiatives—Four Thoughts, and What's Your Experience? : " In three and a bit weeks I’ll be in Atlanta for the first Share Conference in the United States. I will be speaking on day two of the US conference about executive support as a factor in achieving success with SharePoint. Here’s my current thinking on executive support. ". Collaboration Gaining Executive Support

Argumentation support: who cares?

GrowingPains

Argumentation support tools aim to create structured maps of arguments that aid sensemaking in a particular problem domain. A wide range of argumentation support tools exists, some of the more well-known ones including CMaps , Compendium , COHERE , and DebateGraph.

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

Social Reporter

Fresh thinking is needed on the way that the whole system operates, from individual citizens working with others to improve neighbourhoods and support each other, to borough-level councils for voluntary service, and London-wide networks of interests and support. 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.

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MDN: celebrating 20 years of supporting nonprofits

Social Reporter

There are many organisations and publications that aim to support third sector organisations to use the internet in working toward their charitable objectives.

RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

The initiative has been supported by RSA Fellows (members), and this makes it easier to replicate the process in other areas and eventually build a network of networks through which Changemakers can find others with similar interests.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

The initiative has been supported by RSA Fellows (members), and this makes it easier to replicate the process in other areas and eventually build a network of networks through which Changemakers can find others with similar interests.

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Reinventing IT to Support Digitization of Business Processes - McKinsey

Portals and KM

They recently discussed - Reinventing IT to support digitization. I have found that there is too usually much vested interest in maintaining the fiefdoms and processes that support current IT management.

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support web concept for teacher’s learning environment

Taming the spaces

She conducted the formative analysis (interviews with art teachers who had used the support-web) to develop and validate and improve the support web concept with social media for art education set “Ready! The goal of RSA support web is to: make RSA art educational [.]. spaces support web conceptRecently i was supervising the master thesis of Kristi Laanemäe.

Supporting the Human Side of Content Monitoring

Portals and KM

For example, in developing support systems for call centers, I always tried to provide the reps with the right content in context and access to the right people so they could intelligently deal with customer questions.

Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

Access Dorset TV (ADTV) is developing a virtual high street where a team of citizen journalists will help disabled people, older people and carers share opinions share opinions and experiences, provide each other with support, and also review products and services.

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A new initiative supporting communities to develop digital assets

Social Reporter

It is led by two people with complementary skills – Annemarie Naylor, who established the Asset Transfer Unit at Locality , and Marc De’ath of The Creative Co-op – with supporting partners including the Nominet Trust, one of my clients. In addition to directly supporting 15-20 community groups via our Learning Programme , a Resource Library and Blog will be published online and made available for anyone to use.

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New funding for digital tech projects to support life transitions

Social Reporter

Nominet Trust have just launched a new funding programme around how we may be able to use digital technology to best support people through transitions in life. It is often during these times of upheaval and change that we most need support. Whether these changes are temporary or permanent, expected or forseen, they are times when family friendship and professional support networks become more important.

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Executive Support for New Ways of Collaborating

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book Collaboration Roadmap , I write about the place of executive support in adoption of new collaboration technologies and approaches to work. But I also make it clear that the executive support strategy has pre-conditions: " There are pre-conditions to using the executive support strategy—make no mistake about that! Therefore be very clear that gaining executive support takes time.

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Recommind Supports End-to-End eDiscovery

Portals and KM

Recommind provides predictive information management software through search-powered business applications. I last spoke with them in 2009 (see: Recommind’s MindServer Search™ 6.0 Addresses need for More Effective eDiscovery ).

7 ways to support an emotional bond to a product

Community Guy

And more importantly, no support of the fact that there is no support for the emotional bond that I have with my gear. When you aren’t supporting an emotional bond to your product/service, you’re asking for customers to leave you for someone who will.

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How can blogs support communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of them was: how can blogs support communities of practice? (Cartoon via tangwailing blog ) I observed that Stan Garfield blogs about questions he receives or overhears about knowledge management. That made me think that I could blog some of the questions I get (+ the answers).

Argumentation support: who cares?

GrowingPains

Argumentation support tools aim to create structured maps of arguments that aid sensemaking in a particular problem domain. A wide range of argumentation support tools exists, some of the more well-known ones including CMaps , Compendium , COHERE , and DebateGraph. Key here, as in satisfying the argumentation requirements of many other wicked problems, is for these tools to support dialogue that builds common ground, resolves conflict, and re-establishes trust.

The support act

Viv Mcwaters

Apropos my last post regarding tools providing a vehicle for ideas and ways of acting (yep, that’s what it was all about) Geoff Brown has found a great example of how technology can support cool new sustainability ideas. This is what it’s all about.

Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

Carl Jackson of Westhill Knowledge Group (formerly at IDS – Institute of Development Studies ), colleague at KM4Dev , friend and all around smart and funny guy took 20 minutes to share some of his experiences supporting and participating in online communities in international development.

How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some time ago I was asked to facilitate a session on this topic. I didn't have time to blog it, but since I received a nice report (by CDI in Wageningen) so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to blog it and share the prezi I used.

Training in structures that support humanity

Chris Corrigan

in this video, Organizational practices applied by Tim Merry he talks about an organization that adopts basic practices to restore humanity to its structures.

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Update on Attensa: Supporting Organizational Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's been a while since Attensa announced StreamServer (September 2009), another go at its idea of collecting and sharing happenings from across the enterprise and adding groupings and sharing options.

Blog>> Tease, Support, Launch

Green Chameleon

Via Maish , this very nice example of a human-centred Enterprise 2.0 intranet rollout. The smartness extends to the way that training was approached – not on how to use the intranet, but on how to build Enterprise 2.0 tools into effective working

IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had the opportunity today to present a slide showing our current and planned future device support for IBM collaboration and Lotus solutions on the relevant enterprise mobile platforms -- Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. ". activity stream support will be added.

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Blog>> Perceived Leadership Support via Transparency

Green Chameleon

One of the major threads we are following is gaining a sustainable leadership support and creating a culture that encourages sharing of knowledge. Is this a reasonable approach to gain a perceived leadership support The readers that have been following my posts realise that in our company we are thinking seriously about our Knowledge Management strategy.

Social App Store gains support in the North

Social Reporter

Earlier this week Big Society in the North launched with an open event in Sheffield, and as I expected it was a great opportunity to test some ideas developed mainly in London against harder local realities – including the Social App Store.

systemic cognition and support in socio-technical systems

Taming the spaces

distributed cognition learning layers spaces

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Executive Support for New Ways of Working: The Nozbe Example

Michael Sampson - Currents

” In User Adoption Strategies I talk about the strategy of executive support, where executives model the behaviours they want to see embraced in new tools. In a recent Beyond the To-Do List podcast , Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe talks about modelling the behaviours he wants his team to put into practice in how they use Nozbe. Here’s the (slightly edited) extract that stood out to me (starting at 21m23s): “You don’t email me. I don’t accept emails from my team.

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When Command and Control Needs to Become Engage and Support

Elsua

Euan, once more describes it much better than I could and, as usual, in his very suggestive and succinct way: " The trick will be to move from “command and control” to "engage and support”.

Beyond eDiscovery: Supporting Organizational Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

However, I wonder if we could re-direct some of the same technology to support organizational collaboration. support for multiple classification methods, such as keyword rules, proximity matching, pattern extraction. natural language support, for 18 languages. All of this is positioned to support archiving and records management, not collaboration. Vendors have developed some incredible tools to assist lawyers with eDiscovery situations.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

At 5 minutes it’s short but has some good practical advice including “Don’t under-estimate how much training and support is needed&#.

Excellent Customer Support Summarised in a Single Word: ScreenFlow

Elsua

A story that features yours truly, once again, but this time around on what excellent customer support is all about. By then, I had already sent out a note to customer support asking for further advice on how to fix it.

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Job Opportunity: Collaboration Support Manager (Oxfam UK)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Oxfam in the UK is hiring for a Collaboration Support Manager. Staff reporting to this post: Intranet Adviser (open-ended), Collaboration Support Officer (fixed term until March 2011). Read more at Job Details - Collaboration Support Manager.

Supporting Economic Recovery Through Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Software innovation goes way beyond the high tech industry as more products are increasingly computer driven. For example, I saw recently that the new Chevy Volt has four-fold increase in computer components over prior cars. Mike Gilpin at Forester looked into this issue and recently offered the report, How To Foster Software Innovation To Exploit The Economic Recovery. His contributors in the report included Mary Gerush, Roy C. Wildeman, Dave West, Tom Grant, and David D’Silva.

How is Mobile Supported on the Enterprise Level?

Portals and KM

Given these numbers, how are enterprise IT departments supporting their mobile users? Forrester’s TJ Keitt tackles this question with his report, Does Your IT Department Support The Needs Of The Mobile Workforce? Currently these groups get different levels of support.    The workers who have to pay for their smartphones themselves feel under supported and I can see why. The rise of mobile communications is one of the major game changes in technology. 

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

Social Reporter

Fresh thinking is needed on the way that the whole system operates, from individual citizens working with others to improve neighbourhoods and support each other, to borough-level councils for voluntary service, and London-wide networks of interests and support. Update: there’s now a wiki containing background on the Networked City exploration and an archive of posts from the Networked City blog. First published on mediablends.com.

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

Social Reporter

Fresh thinking is needed on the way that the whole system operates, from individual citizens working with others to improve neighbourhoods and support each other, to borough-level councils for voluntary service, and London-wide networks of interests and support. Update: there’s now a wiki containing background on the Networked City exploration and an archive of posts from the Networked City blog. First published on mediablends.com.

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