Digital Habitats KMLF Background Slides

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Some background slides promised as context for the participants of the November 11th KMLF gathering in Melbourne, Australia.

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Digital Habitats KMLF Background Slides

  1. 1. Making sense of the technology landscape for groups & communities Nancy White Full Circle Associates Digital Habitats
  2. 2. This knowledge thing... http://www.flickr.com/photos/sporkist/157543688/
  3. 3. enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use communities & networks (people) </li></ul><ul><li>express their identity </li></ul><ul><li>find and create content </li></ul><ul><li>usefully participate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2918198742/in/set-72157603453505459/ Go Solo?
  6. 7. Fly with the flock?
  7. 8. Roam the network?
  8. 9. Assumption: Social Learning (and? “social objects” and “socio-material networks la Engstrom...) http://mohamedaminechatti.blogspot.com/2009/11/laan-vs-activity-theory.html h
  9. 10. Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Personal identity, interest & trajectory Bounded membership; group identity, shared interest, human centered Boundaryless; fuzzy, intersecting interests, object centered sociality (Engeström)
  10. 11. Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual consciousness, confidence level, risk tolerance, styles, emotion Distinct power/trust dynamics, shared forward movement or strong blocking, stasis, attention to maintenance, language Flows around blocks, less cohesion, distributed power/trust, change
  11. 12. Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Individual access, personal learning environments … Classes, informal learning cohorts, conferences, clubs… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia,etc…
  12. 13. the CONTINUUM...
  13. 14. Triangulating to Outside Connections
  14. 15. Alone... in prison…
  15. 16. Hopefulness…support
  16. 17. Connection
  17. 18. Innovation…
  18. 19. External Validation
  19. 20. Frame #2 Polarities
  20. 21. Togetherness Separateness Interacting/participation Publishing/reification Individual Group
  21. 22. TOGETHERNESS SEPARATENESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/angerboy/201582453/
  22. 23. community time community space shifting engagement & rhythm...
  23. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / Participation Reification
  24. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / INTERACTING PUBLISHING
  25. 26. Vocabularies, tools, concepts, methods, stories, papers, pictures, reports… Conversing, experimenting, practicing, learning, planning…
  26. 27. INDIVIDUAL GROUP
  27. 28. Designed for groups, experienced as individuals Does not imply homogeneity Multimembership Attention
  28. 29. Togetherness Separateness Participation Reification Individual Group
  29. 30. Roles
  30. 31. <ul><li>facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>technology stewards </li></ul><ul><li>network weavers </li></ul><ul><li>Independent thinkers </li></ul>
  31. 32. What the %&*# is a technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
  32. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ “ Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of a community to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technology to take leadership in addressing those needs…
  33. 34. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
  34. 35. Frame #4 Orientations
  35. 36. … meetings … relationships … community cultivation … access to expertise … projects … context … individual participation … content publishing … open-ended conversation Community activities oriented to … Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  36. 37. activities oriented to … Example: The Birdwatchers of Central Park … open-ended conversation … meetings … projects … access to expertise … relationships … context … community cultivation … individual participation … content publishing Weekly bird walks, winter bird feeding fillings, irregular celebrations and events… Advocacy drives, adopt parts of the park, bird counts… The participation of the “Big Guns,” and “Regulars.” Mostly F2F Note when people missing… Invite people in Internal and External focus: Publishing, the “Register,” available to media… While everyone pays attention to the community, no centralized efforts… Anyone can bird watch, but sharing what you see/know is important…so the community accommodates both The “Register” (print) is central to community… Bump into another bird-watcher? Have a conversation… Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities, © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  37. 38. activities oriented to … Community Name: KM4Dev global knowledge sharing network … open-ended conversation … meetings … projects … access to expertise … relationships … context … community cultivation … individual participation … content publishing Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith With only one meeting a year, large size and diversity, KM4Dev focuses on enabling individual participation. Community knowledge wiki, content management system to bring together resources. Email list is core of community activity Once a year and only about 10% do/can participate. When funding allows. E.G. supporting ShareFair Informally via the email list by asking/answering questions. Relationships mostly via meetings and core group. Strongly external – all resources public/shared. While everyone pays attention to the community, no centralized efforts…
  38. 39. activities oriented to … Birdwatchers and KM4Dev-ers … open-ended conversation … meetings … projects … access to expertise … relationships … context … community cultivation … individual participation … content publishing Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  39. 40. How do we enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use communities & networks (people) </li></ul><ul><li>express their identity </li></ul><ul><li>find and create content </li></ul><ul><li>usefully participate </li></ul>? ? ?
  40. 41. Epilogue Resources: www.technologyforcommunities.com Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http:www.fullcirc.com @NancyWhite http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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