EMERGE project: community engagement

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Brief overview of the dimensions of community and the EMERGE (JISC funded) Phase 1 engagement model.

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EMERGE project: community engagement

  1. 1. community engagement EMERGE project http://emerge.elgg.org Steven Warburton, King’s College London
  2. 2. dimensions of communities • descriptors: – connected, authentic, visible, bounded (fuzzy), symbolic artefacts • processes: – shared purpose, self identity (enlightening), collaborative, negotiated, emergent, ephemeral • typologies: – formal, informal, non-formal – communities of practice, of innovation and so on
  3. 3. community map
  4. 4. network map keywords: - disruption - visibility - discourse - emergent - innovation rss/tags
  5. 5. engagement process (phase 1) disseminating our vision, research, mapping activities, interviews online activities Feb ‘07 March ‘07 April ‘07 May ‘07 Sept ‘07 launch events online activities supporting ad hoc group meetings (community led events) 5-10 short online tasks: -elaboration and visibility of individual interests and expertise -“how to’s” around social software toolkit -peer interviewing
  6. 6. face-2-face launch events • late April 2007 • 2 events – Manchester (format: overnight 12pm to 12pm) – and London (format: 10am to 4pm) • all community members invited • recorded and visible (web 2.0 toolkit) • activities based around a number of areas and expected outputs: – issues from online activities – online work and specific areas e.g. elaborate current problem spaces in education – “un-conference” sessions Key drivers: disruption innovation collaboration community-led fun
  7. 7. community engagement (phase 2) • longer term project support • accessing expertise • expanding community: – establish UK wide links to individuals and groups – formal organisations/communities (embedding) – further funding opportunities – face-2-face event – mapping activities – self sustaining
  8. 8. questions? http://emerge.elgg.org Steven Warburton, King’s College London

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