The Whys and Hows of (Online) Networking

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Presentation for a FAIMER colloquium on January 6, 2009, about the reasons why networking is (potentially) important, with links to specific online tools.

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The Whys and Hows of (Online) Networking

  1. 1. James BonTempo, Jhpiego (January 2009) The Whys & Hows of (Online) Networking
  2. 2. <ul><li>Network ≠ Community? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Whys </li></ul>
  4. 4. Number of sites on the WWW (Netcraft Server Survey - December) Information overload
  5. 5. Connectivism
  6. 6. Life-long learning
  7. 7. <ul><li>Empower (passionate) individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Uncover hidden expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Organize & mobilize community </li></ul><ul><li>Not “reinvent the wheel” </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Identify innovations </li></ul>Platform for participation
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Hows </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>http:// groups.google.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// groups.yahoo.com / </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>http:// www.facebook.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.twitter.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>http://www.dgroups.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ibpinitiative.org/knowledge_gateway.php </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsportal.org / </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>http://www.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.radrounds.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learningtown.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// learntrends.ning.com / </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.delicious.com </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>James BonTempo </li></ul><ul><li>(410) 537-1849 (Phone) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (Email) </li></ul><ul><li>jbontempo.jhpiego.net (Skype) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/people/James-BonTempo/5412126 (Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbontempo (LinkedIn) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/jamesbt (Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/jamesbt (Delicious) </li></ul><ul><li>http://linearityofexpectation.blogspot.com (Blog) </li></ul>

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