Archive For The “Communities” Category

April in Christchurch

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April in Christchurch

I’m back on the blogging wagon.  For now.  I’ve been playing a bit over on Facebook.  Keeping up with Jeffery Keefer (Who has been working on research proposals and buying a portable bike), Sean Callaghan (writing a fascinating article on story telling, I just wish the powers that be would get this) – plus a…

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Supporting a community online: the Platform

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What are the minimum requirements for software to support a community? In some respects this will depend on the scale, and the engagement of the members, ther longevity desired, the traffic etc. I’ve been thinking about this hard with the launch of Ako Aoteraroa. I think my irreducible minimum functionality would include these functions: Admin…

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Reflections from my first serious online event

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Reflections from my first serious online event

Today I got rid of 400 or so folders, organised a GIG of files and proceeded one more step along the road to having my files sorted, which at the moment are over 40 GIG, down from 100.  I discovered an old report I wrote on my first serious online workshop, written in week 2-3…

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My take on Communities

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I’m a little tired.  Two nights out with the kids, Music with Mark at Burnside High School (where we made over $90 in the 15 minute interval selling drink and chips) and Drama/dance with Anna.  I was so tired last night I probablyu could have fallen asleep.  And my wrists are playing up a little. …

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Blog meandering in FOC08

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Diane Holmes has coined a new word: blogbleary.  I think I felt that way a little last night.  Just getting the feel for a few of the FOC08 blogs. Greg Barcelon has quite a nice post on his ideas on networks > groups > teams > communities.  He also references the superb little summary at…

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Some of the questions

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Wednesday’s post [I’m sorry to my three regular readers to divert a little into Facilitating Online Communities course comment] The questions – some of the big and some of the small Blogs or forums? Do I go back into facebook? From Peter: I have no experience with Diigo rooms,  and I don’t know how many…

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George and Stephen’s course

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George and Stephen’s course

This is a must.  From two individuals espousing the benefits of networked, connected “Free-range” learning, a thing they call a course. The course – Connectivism and Connective Knowledge – (the wiki is here) will be delivered fully online with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous interaction. Participants who have enrolled in the course will receive…

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Community Platforms

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Community Platforms

Just had an e-mail from some of my buddies at cpsquare announcing a January workshop on Community Platforms.  Great Idea.  I’ve been mulling around possible futures for Interact – maybe spin it off as a slightly narrowed aim (not have to worry about all the quiz, gradebook stuff, and concentrate on core business: learning community…

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Catching up with the crowd: Networks & Communities

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I even took part in the event last year ::FLNW:: but I had not really taken part in the Network vs Community vs Group conversations. Didn’t feel the need. Didn’t see the point. I think I will need to face this soon however. SO: Marshalling some references. Social Networks vs Online Communities. David Coleman Often…

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SCoPE forums & Facebook & cpSquare community

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Communication channels proliferate. In the last month or so, first cpSquare created an outpost group in Facebook, and now SCoPE.  There is a conversation in cpSquare about Dave Snowden’s quote: Dave Snowden recently said to Etienne Wenger “If knowledge management had had the tools we have today it would not have needed communities of practice”…

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