Crowd Wise


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

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Crowd Wise

  1. 1. CROWD WISE Pre-conference document Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English IATEFL2010
  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.
  3. 3. Pre-Conference - blog series: - 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?
  6. 6. Why do people create e-communities?
  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?
  9. 9. Should e-communities create mission statements?
  10. 10. How much does the size of your community matter?
  11. 11. Is it better to work together in private or in public?
  12. 12. Do y Are rules necessary?
  13. 13. What percentage of members in an edu- community participate actively?
  14. 14. Why do some members 'lurk'?
  15. 15. What is Ego-Boo? Why should we pay attention to this?
  16. 16. How do we stay on top of and respect our cultural differences?
  17. 17. What are some of the differences between working online with learners and working with teachers?
  18. 18. What do we do with trolls... pirates, kidnappers & other threats to e-community life?
  19. 19. Do you know of great activities or tips which help build a global team?
  20. 20. Should e-communities be available for free? Did you pay for the platform(s) you use? Why? Why not?
  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: 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