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Slides from my live presentation at Ignite Seattle, Washington, USA (20 slides which move every 15 seconds - not in my control - for a total 5 minute talk.) Not as leave behind. Video available at ...

Slides from my live presentation at Ignite Seattle, Washington, USA (20 slides which move every 15 seconds - not in my control - for a total 5 minute talk.) Not as leave behind. Video available at http://ignitenight.blip.tv/file/154413/



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  • Ten years ago, when someone wanted to set up a set of tools to support a community of practice, they called up IT. Install Lotus notes. “Give me a SharePoint set up.” And that was that. Communities rarely had control of their online environments. There was a gulf between designers and users. Unless of course, they were coders. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/

What the ##%$^ is Technology Stewardship What the ##%$^ is Technology Stewardship Presentation Transcript

  • What the %&*# is a technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
  • http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=137506981&size=o http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/212446246/ View slide
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/amstrad/29854045/ View slide
  • Community Technology Stewardship
  • Community profiles as patterns of togetherness Community activities oriented to … … meetings … context … community cultivation … access to expertise … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/maykesplana/270819284/
  • “ 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
  • Yes, this is a blank slide. You know… invisibility!.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/93948282/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/horizon/237688854/in/set-333597
  • 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 © 2006 Etienne Wenger In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonpareil/107865884/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/philwalter/348238734/
  • So what?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarey777/276782176 /
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelrays/354572601/
  • http://www.technologyforcommunity.com http://www.fullcirc.com/weblog/onfacblog.htm Tag: technologystewardship http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgommel/138167164/