Graham Attwell




Social networking applications and platforms -
a socio-technical approach to community support
an activity and events driven format using
     both f-2-f and online modalities
Aspects of community
interaction:
visibility, geography,
profiling, shared
interests, authenticity,
transparency, and
voice
Choosing tools - availability, cost, functionality
and the existing skill-set within the Emerge team
offer the target users a combination of rich
social spaces, alongside the possibilities for
presentations and online gathe...
Communities change over
 time and the forces that
     drive and shape a
    community and its
    trajectory include:
  m...
Open versus closed
Navigating distributed activity across multiple online
 spaces - aggregation and community based media
Setting a baseline level
   expectation for
      engagement
Dealing with community support across institutions,
          projects, groups and individuals
Using a blended approach
 to community support
How can you facilitate community-led
activity and shift ownership back into
            the community
Lessons learnt
     digital literacy skills of the
      community
                                   Agile and flexible a...
Research questions
How can we design an optimal mix of
blended face to face and online activities?
      What is the relat...
All photos - Emerge Flickr pool
http://www.flickr.com/groups/emergeproject/
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Presentation to Alt C 2009 conference on social networking applications and platforms to support the development of communities of practice

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Social networking applications and platforms - a socio-technical approach to community support

  1. 1. Graham Attwell Social networking applications and platforms - a socio-technical approach to community support
  2. 2. an activity and events driven format using both f-2-f and online modalities
  3. 3. Aspects of community interaction: visibility, geography, profiling, shared interests, authenticity, transparency, and voice
  4. 4. Choosing tools - availability, cost, functionality and the existing skill-set within the Emerge team
  5. 5. offer the target users a combination of rich social spaces, alongside the possibilities for presentations and online gatherings
  6. 6. Communities change over time and the forces that drive and shape a community and its trajectory include: membership, perceived value, trust and changing mechanisms of governance, ownership and participation
  7. 7. Open versus closed
  8. 8. Navigating distributed activity across multiple online spaces - aggregation and community based media
  9. 9. Setting a baseline level expectation for engagement
  10. 10. Dealing with community support across institutions, projects, groups and individuals
  11. 11. Using a blended approach to community support
  12. 12. How can you facilitate community-led activity and shift ownership back into the community
  13. 13. Lessons learnt digital literacy skills of the community Agile and flexible approaches Designing for 'purpose' requires transparency in the technologies Resourcing is one of the key driving forces behind community development, participation and governance equitable opportunities for participation. community requirements change over time in unanticipated ways individual visibility Focus on the benefits for both individuals and organisations
  14. 14. Research questions How can we design an optimal mix of blended face to face and online activities? What is the relationship between individual participation and identity in a community and organisational and funding affiliations? How can community facilitators measure requirements and respond in a timely manner? How do we negotiate norms and regulations for community participation? How community emergence can be fostered and sustained? How do dispersed communities develop shared artefacts and practices?
  15. 15. All photos - Emerge Flickr pool http://www.flickr.com/groups/emergeproject/

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