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Making sense  of the technology landscape for groups & communities Nancy White Full Circle Associates www.fullcirc.com Dig...
Human spectrogram
Agenda/Scaffold: Idea/Practice/Debrief/shared documentation People Forms Purpose Checklist Polarities and Tensions Polarit...
http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Stewarding+Technology+for+Online+Communities http://bit.ly/a2neSA
http://technologyforcommunities.com/
Tech + Social: Technology has  fundamentally  changed how we can  be together
#1   People Forms (me, we, network)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2918198742/in/set-72157603453505459/ Go  Solo?
Pairs, triads and very small groups – http://www.flickr.com/photos/swissrolli/2167756791/
Fly with the flock? Research teams.. . http://www.flickr.com/photos/swissrolli/2167756791/
South Africa's community nest spider http://www.south-african-game-reserves.com/arachnidpics/comnestspid.htm
Roam the network?
Networked Individualism  Barry Wellman
The connected researcher, teacher, consultant...
Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Personal  identity, interest & trajectory Bounded  membership; group ide...
Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Consciousness, confidence level, risk tolerance, styles, emotion Distinc...
Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Blogs, email, research portfolios, RSS readers, the Brain… Forums, wikis...
purpose exercise <ul><li>What is the purpose of your  community/group? </li></ul><ul><li>Community Checklist </li></ul>htt...
revise? <ul><li>After hearing other people’s ideas, do you want to alter yours at all? </li></ul><ul><li>Share any changes...
#2 Polarities
TOGETHERNESS  SEPARATENESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/angerboy/201582453/
community time community space shifting engagement & rhythm...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / Participation  Reification
Vocabularies, tools, concepts, methods, stories, papers, pictures, reports… Conversing, experimenting, practicing, learnin...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / INTERACTING  PUBLISHING
INDIVIDUAL  GROUP
Designed for groups, experienced as individuals Does not imply homogeneity Multimembership Attention
Togetherness  Separateness Participation  Reification Individual  Group
togetherness   separateness participation  reification individual  group rhythm interaction identity F2F Community platform
addressing inherent community tensions Tools Group asynchronous discussion  boards teleconference chat instant  messaging ...
purpose exercise <ul><li>What polarities might show up with your  community/group/network? </li></ul>
#3   Orientations Spidergram
…  meetings …  relationships …  community cultivation …  access to expertise …  projects …  context …  individual particip...
<ul><li>Meetings  – Web meeting tools for online, shared calendars and wikis for planning, wikis, blogs, images/audio/vide...
activities   oriented to … Community Name:  KM4Dev global knowledge sharing network …  open-ended   conversation …  meetin...
activities   oriented to … Current  and  Future …  open-ended   conversation …  meetings …  projects …  access to expertis...
Spidergram Exercise 1. Determine if you are thinking about an existing or planned context. 2. Fill in  3. Discuss w/ a pee...
#4 Roles
enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful  technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use  communities & network...
<ul><li>facilitators   </li></ul><ul><li>community  leaders </li></ul><ul><li>technology  stewards </li></ul><ul><li>netwo...
What the %&*# is a  technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ “ Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of...
What roles do you want to explore and talk about?
#5 Looking forward…
In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith new  fabric of connectivity   active  technology landscapes multiple  eng...
new  fabric of connectivity <ul><ul><li>- togetherness and separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- always on </li></ul></u...
active  technology landscape <ul><li>- interacting  and  publishing </li></ul><ul><li>- social/informational computing </l...
multiple  engagement modes <ul><li>- generalized self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>- mass collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>...
reconfigured  geographies <ul><li>-  competing spaces </li></ul><ul><li>-  multimembership </li></ul><ul><li>-  dynamic bo...
don’t worry – there  will  be bumps in the road…TALK about them
15% solution <ul><li>Noticing and using the influence,  discretion and power individuals  have right now. </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Do we…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>let it  happen? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help it  happen? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Epilogue Resources: www.technologyforcommunities.com http://bit.ly/a2neSA Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com h...
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Digital Habitats : stewarding technology for communities - South Africa, May 2010

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The general set of slides I'm using in my Technology Stewardship workshops in S. Africa, May 2010 (CSIR/Pretoria, University of Cape Town and IST in Durban)

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Digital Habitats : stewarding technology for communities - South Africa, May 2010

  1. 1. Making sense of the technology landscape for groups & communities Nancy White Full Circle Associates www.fullcirc.com Digital Habitats
  2. 2. Human spectrogram
  3. 3. Agenda/Scaffold: Idea/Practice/Debrief/shared documentation People Forms Purpose Checklist Polarities and Tensions Polarity self assessment Orientations Spidergram Roles (especially technology steward and various facilitators) The Looking Glass
  4. 4. http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Stewarding+Technology+for+Online+Communities http://bit.ly/a2neSA
  5. 5. http://technologyforcommunities.com/
  6. 6. Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
  7. 7. #1 People Forms (me, we, network)
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2918198742/in/set-72157603453505459/ Go Solo?
  9. 9. Pairs, triads and very small groups – http://www.flickr.com/photos/swissrolli/2167756791/
  10. 10. Fly with the flock? Research teams.. . http://www.flickr.com/photos/swissrolli/2167756791/
  11. 11. South Africa's community nest spider http://www.south-african-game-reserves.com/arachnidpics/comnestspid.htm
  12. 12. Roam the network?
  13. 13. Networked Individualism Barry Wellman
  14. 14. The connected researcher, teacher, consultant...
  15. 15. 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)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Blogs, email, research portfolios, RSS readers, the Brain… Forums, wikis, group blogs, content mgmt systems, LMS, platforms… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia,etc…
  18. 18. purpose exercise <ul><li>What is the purpose of your community/group? </li></ul><ul><li>Community Checklist </li></ul>http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Online+Community+Planning+Checklist
  19. 19. revise? <ul><li>After hearing other people’s ideas, do you want to alter yours at all? </li></ul><ul><li>Share any changes at your table - briefly </li></ul>
  20. 20. #2 Polarities
  21. 21. TOGETHERNESS SEPARATENESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/angerboy/201582453/
  22. 22. community time community space shifting engagement & rhythm...
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / Participation Reification
  24. 24. Vocabularies, tools, concepts, methods, stories, papers, pictures, reports… Conversing, experimenting, practicing, learning, planning…
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / INTERACTING PUBLISHING
  26. 26. INDIVIDUAL GROUP
  27. 27. Designed for groups, experienced as individuals Does not imply homogeneity Multimembership Attention
  28. 28. Togetherness Separateness Participation Reification Individual Group
  29. 29. togetherness separateness participation reification individual group rhythm interaction identity F2F Community platform
  30. 30. addressing inherent community tensions Tools Group asynchronous discussion boards teleconference chat instant messaging member directory wiki blog telephony/ VoIP individual profile page e-mail e-mail lists scratch pad RSS “ new” indicators subscription podcast content repository presence indicator buddy list security Q&A systems RSS aggregator newsletter calendar videoconference application sharing whiteboard site index participation statistics search subgroups personalization community public page version control document management UseNet content rating scheduling polling commenting networking tools tagging bookmarking shared filtering geomapping www.TechnologyForCommunities.com Etienne Wenger Nancy White John Smith Individual Interacting Publishing synchronous Group asynchronous
  31. 31. purpose exercise <ul><li>What polarities might show up with your community/group/network? </li></ul>
  32. 32. #3 Orientations Spidergram
  33. 33. … 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
  34. 34. <ul><li>Meetings – Web meeting tools for online, shared calendars and wikis for planning, wikis, blogs, images/audio/video to capture and share during and after. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – Email lists/forums to coordinate, shared calendars, project management trackers, blogs to journal/report. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to expertise – Online profiles, social networking sites, “yellow pages,” discussion forums, blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship – Twitter/IM to share small frequent messages, member directories, Skype/VoIp for conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Context – Public, open websites for outward facing. Password protected for inward facing groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Community cultivation – Outward facing web sites to attract members, Twitter/IM to feel connected, Skype for voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual participation – RSS/aggregators, tagging, so people can craft what content they get, customizable settings on web tools, using synch and asynch </li></ul><ul><li>Content – content management systems, blogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, tags, video/audio, images, mindmapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Open ended conversation – email lists, forums, Twitter, chat. </li></ul>Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith Orientations Picking tools? How?
  35. 35. 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…
  36. 36. activities oriented to … Current and Future … 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
  37. 37. Spidergram Exercise 1. Determine if you are thinking about an existing or planned context. 2. Fill in 3. Discuss w/ a peer you don't know so well 4. Revise 5. Group debrief
  38. 38. #4 Roles
  39. 39. 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. 40. <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>
  41. 41. What the %&*# is a technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
  42. 42. 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…
  43. 43. What roles do you want to explore and talk about?
  44. 44. #5 Looking forward…
  45. 45. In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith new fabric of connectivity active technology landscapes multiple engagement modes reconfigured geographies From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009
  46. 46. new fabric of connectivity <ul><ul><li>- togetherness and separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- always on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- virtual presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- peripherality </li></ul></ul>From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009
  47. 47. active technology landscape <ul><li>- interacting and publishing </li></ul><ul><li>- social/informational computing </li></ul><ul><li>- semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>- digital footprint </li></ul>From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009
  48. 48. multiple engagement modes <ul><li>- generalized self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>- mass collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>- creative re-appropriation </li></ul><ul><li>- thin connections/weak ties </li></ul>From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009
  49. 49. reconfigured geographies <ul><li>- competing spaces </li></ul><ul><li>- multimembership </li></ul><ul><li>- dynamic boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>- global reach </li></ul>From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009
  50. 50. don’t worry – there will be bumps in the road…TALK about them
  51. 51. 15% solution <ul><li>Noticing and using the influence, discretion and power individuals have right now. </li></ul><ul><li> – Keith McCandless </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Do we…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>let it happen? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help it happen? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make it happen? </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. Epilogue Resources: www.technologyforcommunities.com http://bit.ly/a2neSA Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http:www.fullcirc.com @NancyWhite http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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