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Should We Use Community IOC 2010

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Slides from the talk I presented March 17th at the IOC Online Conference http://www.internationalonlineconference.org/2010/program - I made a few post-talk adjustments to include some of the interactions and screen shots of the work of Dan Porter who provided live, electronic graphic recording of the talk.

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Should We Use Community IOC 2010

  1. 1. IOC 2010 Should we be using “community” for learning? Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://www.fullcirc.com @NancyWhite Talk Wiki: http://bit.ly/ahkdi4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sporkist/157543688/
  2. 2. Process Note! I had the great fortune to have my talk electronically graphically recorded by Dan Porter. I’ve added a few screen shots of his work “after the fact.”
  3. 3. Is “ community ” dead?
  4. 4. Please… DO Chat in Elluminate or #IOC10 on Twitter
  5. 5. “ Tweet unto others as you would have them tweet unto you.” Cliff Atkinson @backchannelbook http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/3383916444/
  6. 6. Irrelevant? Over-used? Abused? Spot-on? When? Why?
  7. 7. What do we really MEAN by community ?
  8. 8. http://technologyforcommunities.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sveinhal/2201546999/
  9. 9. Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2918198742/in/set-72157603453505459/ Go Solo?
  11. 11. Pairs, triads and very small groups?
  12. 12. Fly with the flock?
  13. 13. Roam the network?
  14. 14. Where are you most comfortable? Where do you learn the most? What stifles you? Post talk: people expressed that it depended on context. Some people did have personal preferences. :
  15. 15. Assumption: Social Learning (and? “social objects” and “socio-material networks la Engstrom...) http://mohamedaminechatti.blogspot.com/2009/11/laan-vs-activity-theory.html http://www.zengestrom.com/blog/2005/04/why_some_social.html (Social-material networks) h
  16. 16. 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)
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Many: Networks We: Communities Me: the Individual Individual access, personal learning environments … Classes, informal learning cohorts, conferences, clubs… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia,etc…
  19. 19. B a l a n c e discernment
  20. 20. Where are you currently aiming your efforts? Click to next slide to see where people started “filling in.” Individual Community Network
  21. 21. This is the white board when I asked the question. Eventually there was a strong cluster in “community.” There was also a great comment about calling something community when it really wasn’t.
  22. 22. Dan’s picture…
  23. 23. <ul><li>Assess and discern </li></ul><ul><li>Design across the continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Shift across the continuum </li></ul>implications
  24. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nexus_6/320344409/ Action Connection 4 employment Scale
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/opendemocracy/267705194/
  26. 26. Triangulating to Outside Connections
  27. 28. Alone... in prison…
  28. 29. Hopefulness…support
  29. 30. Connection
  30. 31. Innovation…
  31. 32. External Validation
  32. 33. How? <ul><li>External support person(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Connection to a domain-related network or community </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional external validation </li></ul>
  33. 34. 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>? ? ?
  34. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eriwst/2303608353/ What practices & roles might we introduce?
  35. 36. <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>
  36. 37. What is one area in your work where more attention to the ecosystem of “me, we and the network” might support your purpose?
  37. 38. Dan’s almost completed picture
  38. 39. Epilogue Resources: Talkwiki http://bit.ly/ahkdi4 www.technologyforcommunities.com http://davecormier.com/edblog/2010/01/27/community-as-curriculum-vol-2-the-guild-distribute-continuum/ Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http:www.fullcirc.com @NancyWhite http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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