Open Society Technologies

Taming the spaces

Open Society TechnologiesIn the XXI Century societies are becoming more open – balancing between choices of top-to down and bottom up, individual and collective, passive responsibility and proactive entrepreneurship, exercising tolerance, inclusion and democracy. Politico-legal dimension of open society tries to channel persons’ political agency and spreading power, moving the public from responsive to proactive behaviours […].

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Technology, teenagers and books

Jenny Connected

The documentary did not at any time suggest that the problem lay with technology; rather it attempted to make the case for the valuable learning that can come from reading novels. If they had used technology (Kindle, phone etc.) Ripley St. Thomas Academy, Lancaster.

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Technology Stewardship: App Integration Testing

Digital Habitats

I can never fully leave behind my passion for Technology Stewardship that came out of co-writing Digital Habitats. Friends, this is technology stewardship in action and this is what this story is really about. Stories Technology stewardship Tips and Practices

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Technologies of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

A question raised in this discussion was whether we can adapt to the pace of technological change. In what ways are technologies of cooperation enabling new forms of economic production, transaction and consumption.’. but that they have been made easier by new technologies.

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Teams, technology and change

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a good model to use when you're dealing with a change in which technology plays a role. A clear path is about technology that is easy, not frustrating. It is also about easy ways of fitting the use of technology into routines. We organized a teamhackathon.

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The happy selfscanner: lessons about introducing new technologies

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm not someone who is at the forefront of any new technology. change management elearning social technologyMy supermarket introduced self-scanners. For instance I'm secretly against the microwave. Yet I've thrown myself into the self-scan adventure because it seemed a good experience.

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1 : Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? The research cited below is from my recent book Focus on Learning Technologies (Oxford University Press, 2016). Focus on Learning Technologies , pages 82-83).

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Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

driven by new technologies. I think it''s a funny example of the influence of technology on our communication and how our habits are sometimes matching older technologies. It is like some of our habits are one step behind the new technology and can not catch up.

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Technology Stewardship in Action

Nancy White

Tags: Digital Habitats communities of practice technology stewardship

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Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

Communities of Practice Stories Technology stewardshipHere are the topics that Portland R Users say they are interested in: I’m interested in those topics, too. And the several other data science MeetUps have similar topic profiles. But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp , for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Meet people with similar interests. Better sense of the Portland data science community.

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Defeated by technology

Jenny Connected

I had forgotten how extremely frustrating, even stressful, it is to be defeated by technology. I joined Mike Caulfield’s Federated Wiki Happening on Wednesday, along with about another 30 people. Wednesday went well. I created my bio page and contributed another page (the first assignment), had a good look round and was fairly confident that I understood the basic principles. Since then it has all gone ‘pear shaped’.

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Technology Stewardship in Action

Digital Habitats

Tags: Technology stewardship

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Screenagers, generation X and technology

Joitske Hulsebosch

STATEMENT " Without youth, organizations do not keep up with technological developments" Technology was a recurrent theme in a lot of discussions. Young people are skilled in dealing with new technologies and flexible in searching good applications for their work.

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How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Digital Habitats

As we prepare for a synchronous conversation today, I realized I can frame this question from a technology stewardship perspective, specifically the idea of curating our own personal technology configurations so that they can help us tap into and amplify the value of our networks.

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Digital Habitats

As we prepare for a synchronous conversation today, I realized I can frame this question from a technology stewardship perspective, specifically the idea of curating our own personal technology configurations so that they can help us tap into and amplify the value of our networks.

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Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

And that’s what I started wondering: are we using smart technology to enhance an optimized workforce, or to make up for a lack of adequate preparation? To put it another way, would we get better returns applying what’s known about how we think, work, and learn than bringing in technology?

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New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. 2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156. Filed under: culture , design , technologies , tools. culture design technologies toolsJust published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.)

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Open Space Technology Facilitation Training

Viv Mcwaters

Open Space Technology has been around for a bit longer than these, and Harrison Owen , creator (?), Open Space Technology Facilitation Training is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

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Autism and Technology Enhanced Learning

Jenny Connected

Do new technologies transform or enhance teaching and learning? These technologies can support children on the autism spectrum in developing their social skills. For further information, see the event website – Playing and Learning with Innovative Technologies. Tagged: autism , education , ESRC , learning , technology. eLearning autism education ESRC learning technologyThis is the question discussed by Paul Prinsloo in his interesting blog post.

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What is really changing in the way we learn as a result of new technologies?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week I attended the Learning and Technologies conference in Londen. What is really changing in the way we learn as a result of new technologies? Or check out the session with Rudy de Waele about new upcoming technologies. elearning technology

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Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Partly because of this, English language teachers are often told that they should be using digital technologies to enhance their teaching and to increase their students’ motivation. But the essential question – Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? –

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Monday Videos, Technology Stewardship and Gina Schreck

Nancy White

The video speaks for itself – and community technology stewardship. Monday videos online interaction social media technology stewardshipSkype 10-Way Video Calling & Some Pink Duct Tape | Synapse3Di. Brava!

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Learning Open Space Technology

Viv Mcwaters

For a few years now, I’ve been offering Open Space Technology training with the late Fr Brian Bainbridge. I know that Brian would want the training to continue, so I’m pleased that Andrew Rixon has stepped into the breach.

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Community Technology Spidergram Evolves Again

Nancy White

Tags: Digital Habitats communities of practice community community indicators technology stewardship visual thinking

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Technology Stewardship for Non Profits

Nancy White

A bunch of friends and colleagues have just written/edited a new book on stewarding technology in non profits and NGOs. This book hones in on how to manage technology in an organization and offers practical advice on critical subject matter unfamiliar or mysterious to many in nonprofits.

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Technology affordances

Jenny Connected

Yesterday I spent 6 hours on a train, getting to and from a 45 minute meeting in London, at huge expense. There was the cost of the train fare, my journey to the station to catch the train (24 mile round trip), my station parking, my food/drinks during the day and London taxis, which I had to get because the Victoria tube line was closed. The taxis cost almost as much as the train fare! This meeting was an interview for a bid which a team of us were tendering for.

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Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Nancy White

The post had a quote that resonated with my experience as a technology steward to various communities. You never know how users will end up using your technology. These two tenets have significance for technology stewards.

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IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Let Technology Leaders Do What They Do Best. IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

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Whistle language Silbo is disappearing because of technology

Joitske Hulsebosch

In this show there is a story about the influence of technology I would like to share because it is really telling a story. The moral of this story is that technology changes culture. Here the same motto applies: culture changes through technology. I watched The Dutch comedian Javier Guzman on a lazy evening during the x-mas holidays, his shows is called Por Dios.

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The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". In this blog post, I argue that technology is much more than a means. Social technology is a driving force behind social learning.

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Technology: Helpalot

Joitske Hulsebosch

I met Julius Huijnk of Helpalot online and we decided to meet and exchange in Utrecht. Since we had both done our online homework, I could explain him the concepts, and he knew where I worked, so we could get to the point very rapidly. which was useful since I had missed my train.)

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Technology: videoconferencing

Joitske Hulsebosch

Cartoon by Pathuis: Bert Beamer via SNT conferencing services. finally after all those months! Free World! Seeing Family! Fresh Air! Birds!" "Eh, Eh, no, nowadays we use life videoconferencing for bringing prisoners up to court

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Technology Stewardship: App Integration Testing

Full Circle Associates

I can never fully leave behind my passion for Technology Stewardship that came out of co-writing Digital Habitats. Friends, this is technology stewardship in action and this is what this story is really about.

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Engaging learners with technology

Jenny Connected

How do you ensure that learners engage with the technology? Technology is only a tool – a means to an end. Engaging students with technology is similar to engaging them with the library, or introducing them to the students union activities, taking them on a campus tour and so on. To summarise - the key points for me are: focus on learning before technology.

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Technology: automasites

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via the bytes for all yahoo group I found Automasites "It seems to be a very useful tool for civil society groups. They allow to created one's own website by filling a simple online form.

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Technology: Blogshares

Joitske Hulsebosch

Following back the referrals (something I do quite often, you get to see where people got the link to your blog, that's for instance how I knew I was mentioned here. Today I noticed my blog is on blogshares. My status is available for trade.

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Think Culture, Not Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

In contrast, only 24 percent point to technology concerns. There's a whole chapter in Collaboration Roadmap on this topic - Chapter 4, "Accept Technology is a Small Factor in Success." While the quantification of culture versus technology is interesting, surely it was never expected that technology was the leading factor?

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