1948 architectures for knowledge – wide passages, tea rooms.Or is it not that hard? Do you agree or disagree?
Collaboration shouldn’t be an elusive practice. We recognize we can and must work together. We recognize that technology has changed what it means to work together, both when we are in the same place or scattered across the globe. We have the business imperatives. We have the technology. Yet why does it remain so hard?
Interesting – but what to use or not to use?
There is a rich history of real experience. The tools and modalities we have today is not that new and also not without roots. The technology/social reciprocal influence is ongoing for a long long time – even prior to PCs and digital networks.
Is this a KM thing? Accidental?Is this not what the good BAs are doing?Any different from Change Management?
This is probably not of much help for the community…
Appreciation for technology hype cycles, engagement cycles and user adoption theories and frameworks.
Participatory cultureCommunities of practiceResearcher enablementResearch impact
Technology Stewardship - a conversation with the KMPG Johannesburg Chapter
Technology Stewardship for communities <br />Elmi Bester<br />KM Practitioners Group – Johannesburg Chapter<br />26 May 2010<br />
Agenda<br />Why (and how) did the CSIR became interested in technology stewardship?<br />What are the practical value and implications of technology stewardship for knowledge management initiatives? Is this not something KM practitioners have been doing all along?<br />What are the traits of value-adding technology stewardship?<br />What’s next in terms of technology stewardship for the CSIR?<br />
“Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of acommunity to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technologytotake leadership in addressing those needs. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supportingits use in thepracticeof the community .”<br />Digital Habitats (Wenger, Smith, White)<br />
It is not about replicating what is working for me/ us/ others …<br />This is working for the Ya-Ya sisterhood<br />You should do this as well!<br />The community<br />http://tparty.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345159f569e201156fa9aab2970c-400wi<br />Not working?<br />Then this should work<br />This is not us!<br />http://www.brandweek.com/bw/photos/stylus/74095-SocialNets.jpg<br />http://thetearoom.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54fccb6d2883401156f5dcdcb970c-800wi<br />
Discussion<br />What are the practical value and implications of technology stewardship for knowledge management initiatives? <br /> Is this not something KM practitioners have been doing all along?<br /> Is this part of the KM agenda?<br />
Right balance between evangelism and scepticism<br />To establish the right practices first you must practice<br />Listen ListenListen<br />Reflective conversations<br />It is about the second wavers<br />Geeky friends, information specialist friends, communications friends<br />Ambient awareness of community, community boundaries and technology use<br />Mindful learning agenda <br />What are the traits of value-adding technology stewardship? (3)<br />
What’s next in terms of technology stewardship for the CSIR?<br />Focused initiatives<br />Safe-fail <br />Overcoming tool barriers?<br />Embedding technology stewardship in relevant places<br />Digital literacy?<br />
don’t worry – there will be bumps in the road…TALK about them<br />http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Stewarding+Technology+for+Online+Communities<br />
Waves are funny things. Think of ocean waves. They go up and down, they can be gentle or pound us into the sand. Just when we think we have their rhythm, the next wave changes and surprises us. The key is staying alert, knowing how to swim and to expect the unexpected. <br />Nancy White, 2010<br />