Technology stewardship is not a solo gig, but by, of and for the community. It is about that balance between control and emergence, between &quot;self-organizing&quot; and &quot;organizing on behalf of others.&quot; It balances the wisdom of the group, with the reality of getting things done.
Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” It’s not just an “up front set up role” but something that is part of the life of the community. Etienne Wenger says &apos;Design and little and practice a lot.&apos; That applies to any aspect of community leadership!
These roles and practices create the conditions that enable people to….
In our research of CoPs we noticed 9 general patterns of activities that characterized a community’s orientation. Most had a mix, but some were more prominent in every case. Image: Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
Sliders – as we think about how we pick, design and deploy technology, what sort of intentionality do we want with respect to these tensions? More importantly, how do we use them as ways to track our community’s health, make adjustments in both technology and practice.
Digital Habitats SIKM Presentation
stewarding technology for
John D. Smith
%&*# is a
are people with
enough experience of
the workings of a
technology needs, and
with technology to
take leadership in
well as supporting
its use in the
practice of the
Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
enable people to…
• discover & appropriate useful
• be in and use communities &
• express their identity
• find and create content
• usefully participate
addressing inherentaddressing inherent
community polaritiescommunity polarities
Etienne Wenger In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith
John David Smith
John David Smith
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