Intro to Networks and Network Theory

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Opening presentation for the 2013 Network for Research in Jewish Education Conference. This piece was followed by a deeper look at the Jewish Ed Project's work in social network analysis, led by Bill Robinson, CSO.

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Intro to Networks and Network Theory

  1. 1. Intro to Networks andNetwork TheoryMiriam BrosseauAssociate Director of Network InitiativesThe Jewish Education Projectand Darim Online
  2. 2. What is a Network?
  3. 3. Organizational Chart vs. Network
  4. 4. “...we are living in the Golden Age of networktheory, where sociology, math, computerscience and software engineering are allcombining to allow the average user tovisualize, understand, and most importantly,rely on the social and business networks thatare part of their lives.”-Clay ShirkyHere Comes EverybodyNetworks Arent New, But...
  5. 5. Networked Individualism
  6. 6. Why Networks Matter
  7. 7. The Network Effect
  8. 8. The Danger of Networks
  9. 9. Network Weavers
  10. 10. Smart Networks and Innovation
  11. 11. References for Further LearningJune Holley: "The Network WeaverHandbook"Clay Shirky: "Here Comes Everybody: ThePower of Organizing Without Organizations"Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman (Pew Center):"Networked: The New Social OperatingSystem"Nicholas Christakis: "Connected: TheSuprising Power of Our Social Networks andHow They Shape Our Lives"

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