Archive For The “Community of Practice” Category

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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Portugal: what it was all about (1) THEKA (Fri, Sat)

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Portugal: what it was all about (1) THEKA (Fri, Sat)

  I did have some difficulty in connecting online at Setúbal, and I’m a bit behind in things here. I’m back, slept for most of 18 hours to recover, and it still seems to have left a residue of tiredness. I nearly ended up not going. Phillipa was rushed to hospital with appendicitis and it…

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the community aspect of my life. The change from the College to the University has accounted for most of this. However, things have moved on. First the West Coast visit and now next week we have our next session on community nurture/community development, and the first for…

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Web 2.0 tools

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Web 2.0 tools

There was a Comunities of Practice workshop on Friday folowing the CPE conference with Etienne Wenger. He shared a neat new diagram developed with Nancy White and John Smith, addressing the tensions inherent in community life (for example the individual vs the group), and how different technologies can assist in managing the tension. It is…

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Cops and Bloggers

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Jack Vinson probably did not quite mean the comparison to be this literal: Blogs are better than communities because: Weblogs are more respectful of their authors and of their audience Weblogs are better connecting tools. Communities are better than blogs because: Communities are better social structures for problem-solving, knowledge stewarding and innovation Communities of practice…

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CoPs and Blogs

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There are two specific discussions involving Blogs I am interested in at the moment: The differences between online journals, blogs and forums. The relationship between bloggers and communities. “CoP’s and Bloggers” was my last minutish presentation at BlogHui, and I shared briefly on the Saturday, which was day 2. I used the same slideshow on…

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Etienne Wenger seminars

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Well, the four events in New Zealand have been and gone. Polytech in Dunedin, Evening Adult Education talk and day General CoP Workshop in Christchurch, Ministry of Education workshop in Wellington. Quite transformative. Having this time with Etienne has helped make his books and writings come alive. . . . I did compile a readings…

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