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Global Networks | Local Impacts

Global Networks | Local Impacts



For the We Live NY Summit being held March 24 and 25, 2011

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  • The 7I Framework:The framework groups characteristics that alearning region should possess into 7 categories: informing; interconnecting; innovating; interacting; infrastructure; industry and income.INFORMINGFeatures related to learning such as the presence of embedded tacitknowledge, transfer of best practice, and presence of knowledgeworkersINTERCONNECTINGThe existence of networks between businesses, customers,suppliers, community groups and local authoritiesINNOVATINGEvidence of ability to create or adopt innovations, the presence ofentrepreneurs, and a competitive cultureINTERACTINGThe presence of strong social capital, high levels of trust, acommon regional culture, and professional networksINFRASTRUCTUREHard infrastructure in terms of transport and telecommunicationslinks, plus soft infrastructure in terms of regional norms andconventionsINDUSTRYThe presence of lean organizations with a decentralizedorganizational cultureINCOMEEconomic features such as per capita income and employment

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  • We Live NY Summit March 25,2011
    Paul Treadwell
    Global Networks | Local Impacts
    Harnessing the power of connectedness
  • In the U.S. 79% of adults use the internet (as of May, 2010)
    Worldwide mobile phones = 5 billion +
    Facebook has over 500 million active users
    More access, more information, more…
    Living in a connected world.
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have opened access to new content and audiences across the globe.
    Geographic boundaries have become porous on the internet
    Research, collaboration and cooperation are facilitated across boundaries.
    Your networks can be embodied, local, virtual and global
    Global connections
  • Regardless of the virtual/embodied distinction, your social identity is built on the 3R’s:
    Living in multiple worlds
  • Seeding and cultivating your social identity helps establish:
    With the goal of:
    Using our reputation
    To build relationships
    To access resources
    Managing the ecosystem
  • A small circle of friends is always good, but
    Expanding vision
    Building new relationships
    Discovering innovation
    Push at the comfortable edges of relationship.
    Asymmetries in your network represent learning nodes
    You should know people you don’t know
    Seeking asymmetry
  • Social content opens the cycle of production and consumption
    Youtube, Wikipedia, etc have altered traditional patterns
    In social networks, contribution is the coin of the realm
    There is a, potentially, democratizing of production and consumption
    Is this a façade?
    Producers and consumers
  • Change and innovation rise from learning.
    Social networks can provide:
    Access and connections for informal learning
    Testing grounds for new ideas
    Peer learning and informal mentoring
    Social networks as learning networks
  • Vital communities, whether online or off, evolve
    Not every relationship is active, all the time
    As you interact you change
    This is a Good Thing.
    Everything changes
  • Beyond the personal, the technologies of social networking can be used to reconnect with the world. (the real world)
    The power of connectedness is realized in our lives, where we live, work and play.
    This should not lead to schizophrenia (an online vs offline identity)
    Tourism or …..? (It makes sense, really…)
    Social media – tangible action
  • The tools, and processes, of social networking online can be brought to play in physical communities.
    Participatory budgeting is one example
    Community networks, community telecenters– precursors to the current web2.0 technologies
    Harnessing social technologies for local impact
  • Can we envision (do they already exist) face to face communities that embrace the best of web 2.0?
    Peer production
    Rapid innovation
    How do we maintain the character of local communities while engaging the global marketplace of ideas and innovation?
    Web 2.0 communities?
  • From the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    Provides templates, scorecards and instruction on assessing an creating a plan of action to facilitate the development of “stronger communities through information exchange.”
    Community information toolkit
  • “Learning regions”
    From “The role of ITCs in Facilitating Regional Development: Some preliminary findings.” Toland and Yoong, 2007
  • Pew Internet and American Life:
    Community Information Toolkit
    Toland, J. & Yoong,P. The Role of ICTs in facilitating Regional Development:
    References and Links
  • Paul Treadwell