Choosing the right online spaces to supportyour unique network(s)Stephen BlythConnecting Up conference  26-27 April 2012, ...
photo: flickr.com/photos/pigstubs
In today’s session....I’ll help you to:                     I’ll cover:     Understand different                  Two shor...
Describing what is going on in networksIndividual                                            GroupSynchronous             ...
UK RidersNTEN            online seminar
On the horns of a dilemmaIt goes like this....     You’re busy     Everyone else is busy too     So many choices of networ...
On the horns of a dilemmaIt goes like this....              So,     You’re busy                   .... if it’s going to be...
photo: flickr.com/photos/jasoneepink
Hope & pray Decide what, how and where                     Practices          Tools                  Activities           ...
Community activities                                 Base material from:                                    Digital Habita...
Orientations                          What do they mean?                          (And you may have different orientations...
Orientations                          What do they mean?                          (And you may have different orientations...
An example: content Activities               Tools                    Practices Upload & share files      Document reposito...
Community Name:             Put a mark on the arrow to             indicate how important a             particular orienta...
Technology adoption approachesUse what you have: Your network may be already have access to all you need toget your networ...
“Don’t all speak at once”       Ou r pledge:           Welcom    e everyone           Acknow    ledge sharing             ...
Who does what?           Facilitators          Community leaders      Tech stewards              Curators              Net...
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ReferencesMy notes, slides, links, etchttp://commonknowledge.net.nz/free-resources/connecting-up-2012/or http://bit.ly/Ifn...
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Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012
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A presentation to the Connecting Up New Zealand conference, 26-27 April 2012, in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Links list is at: ttp://commonknowledge.net.nz/free-resources/connecting-up-2012/

Connecting Up conference website: http://grow.co.nz/events/connecting-up-nz-conference-2012/

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Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s) presentation, April 2012

  1. 1. Choosing the right online spaces to supportyour unique network(s)Stephen BlythConnecting Up conference 26-27 April 2012, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland common knowledge ph 021 0325177 email stephen@commonknowledge.net.nz web www.commonknowledge.net.nz skype & twitter sablyth
  2. 2. photo: flickr.com/photos/pigstubs
  3. 3. In today’s session....I’ll help you to: I’ll cover: Understand different Two short case studies of ingredients for setting up and different networks running online community A well-tested process for spaces working out the orientation of Accept that one size or space networks, then matching the doesn’t fit all right tool to them Describe what you want to Online facilitation, roles and achieve online, and get the more. right tools to match your needs. Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  4. 4. Describing what is going on in networksIndividual GroupSynchronous AsynchronousParticipation Reification Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  5. 5. UK RidersNTEN online seminar
  6. 6. On the horns of a dilemmaIt goes like this.... You’re busy Everyone else is busy too So many choices of networks and groups be part of So little time Argh!!! Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  7. 7. On the horns of a dilemmaIt goes like this.... So, You’re busy .... if it’s going to be worth the effort, whatever you do must Everyone else is busy too be: So many choices of networks ★ relevant and groups be part of ★ easy to use So little time ★ well run, lively, alive. Argh!!! PS don’t expect monogamy. Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  8. 8. photo: flickr.com/photos/jasoneepink
  9. 9. Hope & pray Decide what, how and where Practices Tools Activities Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  10. 10. Community activities Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  11. 11. Orientations What do they mean? (And you may have different orientations!)Meetings in person or online Community cultivation Recruiting,gatherings with an agenda (i.e. orienting and supporting members,monthly topic calls); webinars growing the community (i.e. who madeProjects interrelated tasks withspecific outcomes or products (i.e. in and met others?)Identifying a new practice and refining Individual participation enablingit.) Time delimited. members to craft their own experienceAccess to expertise learning from of the community (i.e. access materialexperienced practitioners (i.e. access when and how you want it. Toolto subject matter experts) choices.)Relationship getting to know each Content a focus on capturing andother (i.e. the annual potluck dinner! publishing what the community learnsProfiles.) and knows (i.e. a newsletter, publishing an article, etc.)Context private, internally-focusedor serving an organization, or the Open ended conversationwider world (i.e. what is kept within the conversations that continue to rise andcommunity, what is shared with the fall over time without a specific goalwider world) Towards the center is (i.e. listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.) Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  12. 12. Orientations What do they mean? (And you may have different orientations!)Meetings in person or online Community cultivation Recruiting,gatherings with an agenda (i.e. orienting and supporting members,monthly topic calls); webinars growing the community (i.e. who madeProjects interrelated tasks withspecific outcomes or products (i.e. in and met others?)Identifying a new practice and refining Individual participation enablingit.) Time delimited. members to craft their own experienceAccess to expertise learning from of the community (i.e. access materialexperienced practitioners (i.e. access when and how you want it. Toolto subject matter experts) choices.)Relationship getting to know each Content a focus on capturing andother (i.e. the annual potluck dinner! publishing what the community learnsProfiles.) and knows (i.e. a newsletter, publishing an article, etc.)Context private, internally-focusedor serving an organization, or the Open ended conversationwider world (i.e. what is kept within the conversations that continue to rise andcommunity, what is shared with the fall over time without a specific goalwider world) Towards the center is (i.e. listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.) Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  13. 13. An example: content Activities Tools Practices Upload & share files Document repository Spring cleaning Comment on, Email attachments Assigned roles, eg annotate, discuss editors, reviewers, documents File sharing moderators, curators Publish self-generated Blogs with comments Editorial guidelines content Web page annotation Tagging Co-producing tools documents Meta data Rate contributions Editor functions, with Archive access controls Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 Tagging www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  14. 14. Community Name: Put a mark on the arrow to indicate how important a particular orientation is to your community. The more important the orientation, the further out on the arrow the dot should be placed. Then draw a line between the dots. Hint: external context i.e. a public service, would be towards the outside Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  15. 15. Technology adoption approachesUse what you have: Your network may be already have access to all you need toget your network going and are familiar with adept with these existing tools. Thiscan be a simple as listing your network’s orientation and mapping it to a list ofexisting tools and platforms available from host organizations.Go for the free stuff: There is a growing selection of free tools and technology thatcan support the orientations listed in section 2. This is a borrow, adopt, adapt, andcobble together approach or some experimentation which may be great fortechnology-savvy members, but less so for less technology savvy members. Thisapproach implies a dependency on the free tool providers.Rent, buy or build a platform: Some networks may have access to enterprise-level tools designed for virtual teams and collaboration platforms. By themselves,enterprise level platforms are typically expensive and complex, but may be goodresources for networks that exist within organizations deploying these systems.adapted from “Stewarding Networks Online workshop materials” Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012by Beth Kanter www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  16. 16. “Don’t all speak at once” Ou r pledge: Welcom e everyone Acknow ledge sharing Be nice to e ach other Try to ely curate, ie weed our Activ garden ld fashioned netiquette O rules! nd do all tha t will create A penness and build trust. o Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  17. 17. Who does what? Facilitators Community leaders Tech stewards Curators Network weavers Opinion shapers Iconoclasts Legitimate peripheral participants (aka lurkers) Jo blog(ger) Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  18. 18. Star ever t wherTips yone e refinThe is at. n e. Refi Refin e. ne. More than one space is inevitable. Don’t fight it! Tips, anyone? It’s ok to play! Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  19. 19. ReferencesMy notes, slides, links, etchttp://commonknowledge.net.nz/free-resources/connecting-up-2012/or http://bit.ly/IfnvctNTEN - http://www.nten.org/UK circuit riders (LASA) - http://lists.lasa.org.uk/lists/info/ukridersDigital Habitats book - http://technologyforcommunities.com/Nancy White’s blog - http://www.fullcirc.com/ Online community presentation for Connecting Up conf, 26 Apr 2012 www.commonknowledge.net.nz
  20. 20. e t. nz ge .n l ed kn ow m on .c om www

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