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 and Technology Assoc.
Alberta Distributed Education & Technology Association (ADETA)Connecting the Silos – Moving to the Future<br />
What is ADETA?<br />History<br />Current activities<br />Challenges<br />Opportunities<br />
Leveraging the Collective<br />Group<br /> Network<br />3<br />Set<br />Sets<br />Dron and Anderson, 2011<br />
Communities of Practice <br /> Networks<br />Distributed<br />Share common interest<br />Mostly self-organizing<br />Open or closed?<br />No expectation of meeting or even knowing all members of the network<br />Little expectation of direct reciprocity<br />Contribute for social capital building, altruism, and a sense of improving the world/practice through contribution<br />Increases exposure to the adjacent possible<br />(Brown and Duguid, 2001)<br />
I took the liberty of creating a group called 'Sometu' on LinkedIn, with the following description:<br />(...) Sometu stands for “Sosiaalinen Media Oppimisen Tukena,” or “Social Media in Support of Learning.”<br />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.<br />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.<br />