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Making sense  of the technology landscape for learning & leading Girl Scout Leadership Gathering Macy Center, NY Nancy Whi...
http://technologyforcommunities.com/
Tech + Social: Technology has  fundamentally  changed how we can  be together
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...
Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the ...
 
Leaders  as  Tech Stewards
Girls  as  Tech Stewards
Orientations
…  meetings …  relationships …  community cultivation …  access to expertise …  projects …  context …  individual particip...
<ul><li>Meetings  – in person or online gatherings with an agenda (i.e. monthly topic calls) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects  –...
activities   oriented to … Example:   The Birdwatchers of Central Park …  open-ended   conversation …  meetings …  project...
activities   oriented to … Community Name:  KM4Dev global knowledge sharing network …  open-ended   conversation …  meetin...
activities   oriented to … Birdwatchers  and  KM4Dev-ers …  open-ended   conversation …  meetings …  projects …  access to...
What can we do with this? <ul><li>Identify where your community/group/team is now to assess for design, facilitation and t...
<ul><li>Meetings  – Web meeting tools for online, shared calendars and wikis for planning, wikis, blogs, images/audio/vide...
More? Nancy White [email_address] http://www.fullcirc.com www.technologyforcommunities.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/po...
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Technology Stewardship Resource Slides - Girl Scouts Leadership Conference

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Girl Scouts of America Leadership and Development Conference, July 2010, Edith Macy Center, NY

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Technology Stewardship Resource Slides - Girl Scouts Leadership Conference

  1. 1. Making sense of the technology landscape for learning & leading Girl Scout Leadership Gathering Macy Center, NY Nancy White Full Circle Associates Technology Stewardship http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmuseumofamericanhistory/4047905678/
  2. 2. http://technologyforcommunities.com/
  3. 3. Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
  4. 4. What the %&*# is a technology steward? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates
  5. 5. 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…
  6. 6. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
  7. 8. Leaders as Tech Stewards
  8. 9. Girls as Tech Stewards
  9. 10. Orientations
  10. 11. … 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
  11. 12. <ul><li>Meetings – in person or online gatherings with an agenda (i.e. monthly topic calls) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – interrelated tasks with specific outcomes or products (i.e. Identifying a new practice and refining it.) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to expertise – learning from experienced practitioners (i.e. access to subject matter experts) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship – getting to know each other (i.e. the annual potluck dinner!) </li></ul><ul><li>Context – private, internally-focused or serving an organization, or the wider world (i.e. what is kept within the community, what is shared with the wider world) </li></ul><ul><li>Community cultivation – Recruiting, orienting and supporting members, growing the community (i.e. who made sure you’re the new person was invited in and met others?) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual participation – enabling members to craft their own experience of the community (i.e. access material when and how you want it.) </li></ul><ul><li>Content – a focus on capturing and publishing what the community learns and knows (i.e. a newsletter, publishing an article, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Open ended conversation – conversations that continue to rise and fall over time without a specific goal (i.e. listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.) </li></ul>Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith Orientations What do they mean?
  12. 13. 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
  13. 14. 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…
  14. 15. 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
  15. 16. What can we do with this? <ul><li>Identify where your community/group/team is now to assess for design, facilitation and technology stewardship. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refocus activities to increase engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify tools and processes to support current activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify where your group wants to go as a planning tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Look backwards and forwards as a reflection tool. </li></ul>Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  16. 17. <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?
  17. 18. More? Nancy White [email_address] http://www.fullcirc.com www.technologyforcommunities.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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