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Pre-conference document to support swap-shop at IATEFL Harrogate, UK
April 2010

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  1. 1. CROWD WISE Pre-conference document Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English IATEFL2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/benterrett/414915472/sizes/o/
  2. 2. Aimed at current and potential educational e-community leaders, a mini presentation of some of the psychological, historical and evolutionary aspects of real-life communities followed by a swap- shop (an exchange of minds): reviewing the key roles of e- participants; discussing group life cycles, net-i-quette issues and conflict resolution; comparing web platforms and sharing tips for accessing the wisdom of the crowd. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wishymom/566394520/
  3. 3. Pre-Conference - blog series: http://kalinago.blogspot.com - pre conference document with questions to ponder on - IATEFL session forum comments/questions @ IATEFL Conference -mini presentation -swapping experiences, opinions & ideas through -commuhnity building simulation -interactive discussion activity Post-Conference Downloadable ebook of blog postings, selected comments & discussion at IATEFL
  4. 4. Questions...
  5. 5. Why do people join e-communitiies? http://www.flickr.com/photos/greg_robbins/3162959802/
  6. 6. Why do people create e-communities? http://www.flickr.com/photos/glittergina/2432730428/
  7. 7. What personal qualities should e-leaders & moderators possess? (From top: Carla Arena, David Deubel, Duncan Baker, Gladys Baya, Tara Benwell & Vance Stevens)
  8. 8. Which online platform do you generally prefer working on? Why? http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinpward/93182613/sizes/l/
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greg_robbins/3162959802/sizes/l/ Should e-communities create mission statements? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomwatson/234465146/sizes/l/
  10. 10. How much does the http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinh00d/345651420 www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/962198041 http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinh00d/345651420/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomas-merton/2270853980/ size of your community matter?
  11. 11. Is it better to work together in private or in public? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/130659051/
  12. 12. Do y Are rules necessary? http://www.flickr.com/photos/billkatygemma/4316802509/sizes/l/
  13. 13. What percentage of members in an edu- community participate actively?
  14. 14. Why do some members 'lurk'? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dou_ble_you/221468725/
  15. 15. What is Ego-Boo? Why should we http://www.flickr.com/photos/timsnell/4172347565/sizes/o/ pay attention to this?
  16. 16. How do we stay on top of and respect our cultural differences? http://www.flickr.com/photos/artnow/385818636/
  17. 17. What are some of the differences between working online with learners and working with teachers? http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/
  18. 18. What do we do with trolls... pirates, kidnappers & other threats to e-community life? http://www.flickr.com/photos/paopix/597003900/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkpatator/349431853/
  19. 19. Do you know of great activities or tips which help build a global team? http://www.flickr.com/photos/37893534@N07/3913737655/
  20. 20. Should e-communities be available for free? Did you pay for the platform(s) you use? Why? Why not? http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3302646512/sizes/l/
  21. 21. What books or resources on PLNs/CoPs & e-community life have you read and recommend?
  22. 22. Answers...
  23. 23. Join the conversation: Online via the blog series: http://kalinago.blogspot.com/search/label/crowd-wise Online via IATEFL-BritishCouncil Forums Session Comments @ IATEFL Harrogate 2010 Date: April 08 2010 Venue: Harrogate International Centre, UK Room: Studley 16.05 - 17.05 Limited seating: 30 participants only
  24. 24. Your host: Karenne Sylvester Edu-blogger, ESP:IT teacher, Edtech teacher-trainer Former academic director of two non-profit educational organizations: Summerbridge, Hong Kong and EIL, Ecuador. Karenne has extensive real-life community experience and is a member of Triiibes: Seth Godin's exclusive tribe about tribes. She actively participates in many global edu-communities and is the NingMistress of BELTfree (edu-blogging). She runs private web2.0 communities with language learners. Connect with Karenne on twitter @kalinagoenglish

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