2017

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The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The title immediately resonated as recently I have found myself increasingly troubled by the constant noise of the online environment.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday.

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Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey

Green Chameleon

Let me thank the 150 respondents from all over who generously responded to my survey on knowledge audit perceptions and experiences. Some very useful insights from the responses, which I summarise below. The detailed report can be found in the attached pdf. Many of you expressed willingness to be contacted – I will be working on the interview plan over the coming weeks.Thanks again for all your help! Main Insights: 1.

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Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

Making CommunitySense

10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: “CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics.

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Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. I guess I feel more secure – even though I suspect Dropbox is no more secure than iCloud LOL – having some documents in the cloud, duplicated.

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning! I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Image © Leigh Prather. The last few years have seen big brands make extraordinary investments in developing massive “digital transformation” and social media programs. On one hand, these programs have yielded moments of customer connection, advocacy and insight.

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Painting of a North American B25 Mitchell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a North American B 25 Mitchell. This one is hanging at the World War Two   Museum in New Orleans. It is the fourth in a four part series on planes found there. 

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. This is a series of programmes examining the major forces that are changing the world around us.

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Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

Net-Map Toolbox

I am just back from work in Southern Africa. And while I was in a specific country with it’s specifically difficult political context, the question that keept us awake at night was rather universal: How can we influence without much formal authority?

2017 21

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. " In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? That's already in 3 years time! Hurry up?

2017 11

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

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

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Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey.

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Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Zealand is suffering a housing crisis in many of its cities – the cost of buying a first home have skyrocketed over the past couple of decades since my wife and I first purchased a place to live.

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Two Great Systems Change Resource

Networking Action

While the US is mired in self-conscious political quagmire, Europeans continue to make impressive contributions to large systems change (LSC) knowledge. This week I’ve looked at two documents that deepen understanding about, and strategic guidance for, LSC. The first is … Net Dev

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Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

Reflecting these days on some two day courses I have coming up, including one on complexity and social change , one on invitation practice and one on Open Space. Each of these courses is workshop to introduce people to a practice or a set of practices, as opposed to techniques and skills.

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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

Care about communities of practice? Care about how we build and share knowledge in any context? In international development? Like hanging out with fun and interesting people? Then get yourself registered for a regional KM4Dev gathering here in Seattle on April 6-7.

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Blog>> Survey on Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

I’m currently working on a book about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. I’d like to get a better sense of the variety of understandings of knowledge audits that exists out in the professional community. Here’s a short survey that should take between 10 and 20 minutes of your time – do take it, and recommend it to others. Responses are anonymous, but if you leave your email address, I will share the survey results when completed. Thank you!

Painting of Purple Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of orchids in New Orleans.    Waiting of Purpl. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2017 21

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. dana boyd has written a post in which she discusses why America is self-segregating and she comes up with a few suggestions such as the role of social media in segregating people into filter bubbles and echo chambers.

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The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

graphic of four types of community and the qualities that make each cohere, by Aaron Williamson (my suggested additions are in red). M uch is being written these days, in political, social, business and collapsnik circles, among others, about community. Most of it assumes that there is such a thing.

Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have dreamed for a long time of organizing our own MOOC. I was waiting to somebody to pay me for it, but nobody did. The challenge for in a MOOC is to facilitate a large group process online. We have just completed our knowmad MOOC with 637 people. This topic was knowmadic working and learning.

2017 11

Dogged pursuit of data quality and use

Learning Alliances

Data Dogs notes – Jan 2, 2017 – https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Data-Science-Group/events/236078570/. Challenge question: describe three measurements that you are familiar with at each of these three levels 1) personal, 2) very large scale, and 3) in between.

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Business Page Lists

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Lists: the old way has gone. Dear students, In this video lecture I walk you through creating Facebook Business Pages especially for LISTS. Why do you want lists?

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Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few years ago I was visiting Oslo to present a series of workshops, and on one evening one of my hosts drove me into the city centre for a meal out. I was intrigued by the underground/through-the-water tunnels that we drove through.

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Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier

Networking Action

Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev

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Why you should come to learn about Open Space on June 1-2 in Vancouver

Chris Corrigan

Register for this year’s Open Space Technology learning workshop, June 1-2 in Vancouver. Early bird rates still available! I first stumbled across Open Space Technology in 1995 at a large conference of the International Association of Public Participation in Whistler.

2017 15

Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop.

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A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

Painting of a Vought F4U Corsair from World War Two Museum

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a Vought F4U Corsair. This one in hanging at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans. 

2017 21

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. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events , from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty research politics.

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

Social Reporter

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. I wrote previously: The exploration we are launching tomorrow , with the London Council for Voluntary Action, aims to complement a much bigger exercise by London funders, LVSC and Greater London Volunteering.

Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past year I have worked with Proteion , a health organization in the south of the Netherlands. They have 3500 employees and a large part of their work is care for people with dementia.

Survey instrument: digital workers’ preferences of informal learning opportunities in socio-technical learning ecosystem

Taming the spaces

The survey was developed based on the informal learning interactions in workplaces described by Ley and associates [2014]. The survey items elaborated possible socio-technical system functionalities using the ideas from the prototypes of Learning Layers tools. The online survey comprised of three groups of statements that represent the socio-technical learning system dimensions for informal learning […].