Holding Paradox in the Palm of Our Hands


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In this world it is easy to slip into a path that answers "X or Y." In fact, we live in a complex world where the shades of gray are even more available due to the network of people and ideas accessible via the web - including through our blogs. Audio can be found <a href="http://northernvoice.podcastspot.com/episodes/3D2E4C">here</a>

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  • Holding Paradox in the Palm of Our Hands

    1. 2. Holding Paradox in the Palm of Our Hands http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonhilda/21595376/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
    2. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/109211670/
    3. 4. <ul><li>par·a·dox ( păr ' ə-dŏks' )      n. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true: the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One exhibiting inexplicable or contradictory aspects: “The silence of midnight, to speak truly, though apparently a paradox, rung in my ears” (Mary Shelley). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An assertion that is essentially self-contradictory, though based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A statement contrary to received opinion. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[Latin paradoxum, from Greek paradoxon, from neuter sing. of paradoxos , conflicting with expectation : para-, beyond; see para – 1 + doxa, opinion (from dokein, to think).] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.answers.com/topic/paradox </li></ul>
    4. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eecue/17658817/
    5. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/amywatts/103235314/
    6. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovinni/7318078/in/set-182732/
    7. 9. Sliders Processes Roles
    8. 10. What I heard this morning… “ Now we can make change happen. If someone has a trusted, persistent relationship with open lines of communication, we say lets do something great.” “ People post more publicly when they know they can post privately as well.” “… this self-aggregating, self forming community, which persists afterwards.” “ A social FAQ manager. A doc may have a question about something, may not have time to research. A team of researchers go out and find info, synthesize results and put it back... You can see when questions submitted, which are answered/unanswered. Practitioners are using this as part of their practice. They don’t usually get the chance to get this sort of communication and support.” “ My blog is not on Brian’s site, it’s on Blogger and not part of the institution. Marginal place to direct pot shots from. I like the fact it is not on my CV, not institutionally recognized.” “ We are here to prepare them. To think about education in a different way. In two words: GO PUBLIC.”
    9. 11. “ I’m totally an asynchronous multitasking person, so I have to stay focused.” “ One of the complaints I’ve heard about wikis, for a new person it looks too technical and difficult to use.” “ (How we moderate ourselves…) Kind of like a newborn baby. That consciousness is just emerging.” “ While writing the book (on wikis in education ON a wiki!) it was the 7 of us reviewing each other’s chapters. Finding the connections. Strengthened the narrative of the book. If we had written it without the wiki, it would have felt like an edited compendium vs flow. Second is the reader peer review – comments and changes. I think that combines in some ways the best ideals of the spirit of peer review and keeping the content relevant.” “ I tap in by emphasize that posting a comment about a page, looking at the revision history before you edit is as important as the edit. See if someone happened to have taken out what you put in. Make your edit, then make a comment about why you edited. How you acknowledge others and add your voice. Big differentiation between our work with wikis in education and wikipedia. Not anonymous Can communicate as a community.” “ Is there danger of new tools, old rules?”
    10. 13. Sliders, Lenses, Tensions … and a lot of questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/richiecrash/118608364/
    11. 14. Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Commentor Cool Blog/ blogger Commentor’s blog Commentor’s blog Commentor's blog Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Commentor’s blog PhD Blogger #2 PhD Blogger #3 PhD Blogger #1 Forums Wikis Directories Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Social networking tools
    12. 15. <ul><li>&quot;The positive development of a society in the absence of creative, independently thinking, critical individuals is as inconceivable as the development of an individual in the absence of the stimulus of the community.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li> Albert Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>“ Power does not reside in institutions, not even the state or large corporations. It is located in the networks that structure society.” </li></ul><ul><li> Manuel Castells </li></ul>
    13. 16. Individual – Group - Network http://www.flickr.com/photos/angerboy/201582453/ Multimembership
    14. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 /
    15. 19. Togetherness and separation in time and space http://www.flickr.com/photos/93996572@N00/63725300/
    16. 20. <ul><li>Experienced by individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Does not imply homogeneity </li></ul><ul><li>Weaves communal and individual engagement, aspirations, and identity </li></ul>Togetherness as a property of communities
    17. 21. Participation & Artifacts http://www.flickr.com/photos/chelly/263596557/
    18. 24. Control < -- > Emergence
    19. 25. Power
    20. 27. How?
    21. 29. “ (How we moderate ourselves…) Kind of like a newborn baby. That consciousness is just emerging.” Stewart Mader
    22. 30. Network Skills
    23. 31. C ollective I ntelligence C onnectivism V alue N etworks W hole S ystem M ethods C rowdsourcing
    24. 32. New Roles
    25. 33. Technology Stewardship http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/
    26. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=137506981&size=o http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/212446246/
    27. 36. Community Technology Stewardship
    28. 37. Community profiles as patterns of togetherness Community activities oriented to … … meetings … context … community cultivation … access to expertise … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith
    29. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maykesplana/270819284/
    30. 39. “ 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…
    31. 40. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
    32. 41. Yes, this is a blank slide. You know… invisibility!
    33. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/93948282/
    34. 43. 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
    35. 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonpareil/107865884/
    36. 45. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philwalter/348238734/
    37. 46. http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelrays/354572601/
    38. 47. So what?
    39. 48. http://www.fullcirc.com/weblog/onfacblog.htm Tags: technologystewardship Threetensions http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgommel/138167164/