We need to remember to say what the silos are and why connecting them is worthwhile.
Val or Linda
Nicholas Christakis In a fascinating article in today's New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, show that if a close friend becomes obese, your likelihood of becoming obese soars by 171 per cent. If it's a casual friend or acquaintance, the risk is still a notable 57 per cent, and your friend's friends have a similarly increased risk of obesity.
Sandy – if we decide we want to include a facebook slide.
Alberta Distributed Education & Technology Association (ADETA)Connecting the Silos – Moving to the Future
What is ADETA? History Current activities Challenges Opportunities
Leveraging the Collective Group Network 3 Set Sets Dron and Anderson, 2011
Communities of Practice Networks Distributed Share common interest Mostly self-organizing Open or closed? No expectation of meeting or even knowing all members of the network Little expectation of direct reciprocity Contribute for social capital building, altruism, and a sense of improving the world/practice through contribution Increases exposure to the adjacent possible (Brown and Duguid, 2001)
I took the liberty of creating a group called 'Sometu' on LinkedIn, with the following description: (...) Sometu stands for “Sosiaalinen Media Oppimisen Tukena,” or “Social Media in Support of Learning.” The 3,600 people in our network share a common interest in new ways of working and new tools brought about by social media, which support and advance learning both on an individual and a community level. Our primary Internet presence is at http://sometu.ning.com. The site sports a Finnish user interface but features a section called “Sometu in English” as well, at http://sometu.ning.com/group/english.