Technology has fundamentally changed what it means to “be together.” In the digital age, there is a new set of practices and roles to support this “being together” – we call this technology stewardship. In the next 20 minutes (over videoconference) I’ll be sharing some ideas with you at the 2008 OnLearning Technologies Conference in Australia with me in Seattle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259919/
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Stewarding technology for communities OnLearning Technologies Conference 2008 Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/33556189/in/set-72157594373420115/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/494418919/
Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
Learning Communities Knowledge Networks Communities of Practice Online Communities
Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Personal identity, interest & trajectory Bounded membership; group identity, shared interest Boundaryless; fuzzy, intersecting interests
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/189528500/in/set-1368427/ Emerging roles and practices…
enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use communities & networks (people) </li></ul><ul><li>express their identity </li></ul><ul><li>find and create content </li></ul><ul><li>usefully participate </li></ul>
What the %&*# is a technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ “ Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of a community to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technology to take leadership in addressing those needs…
Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
Designed for groups, experienced as individuals Does not imply homogeneity Multimembership Attention
Togetherness Separateness Interacting Publishing Individual Group
addressing inherent community tensions Group Individual Interacting Publishing asynchronous synchronous discussion boards teleconference chat instant messaging member directory wiki blog telephony/ VoIP individual profile page e-mail e-mail lists scratch pad RSS “ new” indicators subscription podcast content repository presence indicator buddy list security Q&A systems RSS aggregator newsletter calendar videoconference application sharing whiteboard site index participation statistics search subgroups personalization community public page version control document management UseNet content rating scheduling polling commenting networking tools tagging bookmarking shared filtering geomapping interest filter 2007 Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith
Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Central Blog External Reader External Reader RSS FEED Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader External Reader Roster Syllabus Schedule Course
Epilogue Slides: will be posted on slideshare.net (choconancy) Other stuff: http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/ http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Stewarding+Technology+for+Learning Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http://www.fullcirc.com
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