How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Pattern sensing becomes all important. A new language of working in digital networks and communities must be mastered.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential. Depending on one person to always be the leader will only dumb-down the entire network. In the network era, leadership is helping the network make better decisions.

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perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. Work will be described as complex patterns of communicative interaction between interdependent individuals.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. .

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other.   As she relates: I tell two stories in Alone Together : today’s story of the network, with its promise to give us more control over human relationships, and tomorrow’s story of sociable robots, which promise relationships where we will be in control, even if that means not being in relationships at all. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

Andriani and McKelvey focus on the desperate efforts of social “scientists” to fit social phenomena into Gaussian distributions. But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. Here's to patterns that connect!

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. You can begin to see a pattern developing here. The network was by this time well into the process ofbecoming consolidated. is social software.

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3

Nancy White

These three directly address the follow up question Tony left on Part 1 seeking more on what learning professionals need to know how to do to leverage the learning opportunities found in communities and networks. Network Weaving. Network Weaver checklist from June Holley.

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Consciousness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The other way of thinking of emergent is to see it as a pattern. When you are manipulating a pattern of entities, order may 'suddenly' appear out of chaos, but what changed suddenly was not the pattern of entities but rather our perception of them.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. Building a learning ecology is a different exercise than building a training program. Learning and social networks and customer communications and partner relations and marketing and sales aren’t islands. Some astute companies are exploring how a social learning community can remove barriers separating customer and corporation. Networks. My new car is one year old!

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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These three directly address the follow up question Tony left on Part 1 seeking more on what learning professionals need to know how to do to leverage the learning opportunities found in communities and networks. We might also say network weaving may need to be a bit more ego-less.

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Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Communities as Networks As you can see we are broadcasting live to a worldwide audience of 27 people. Look at this network up here on the screen. This is a network of western European languages. So culture and discipline and a wide variety of social and community phenomena like that are based not in some sort of essential nature of being, but rather based in connections with other entities of a similar type. It's a big communications network.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

slide 8 – neuronsk] Our thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. My ambition to speak in public in French, for example, was prompted by a talk given by Doug McLeod to a national conference on learning networks. To become educated in a discipline is to learn the habits, patterns, ways of thinking and ways of thinking characteristic of that discipline.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Hamel is certainly right as a purely logical exercise. In some cases, like certain entrepreneurial companies in China, it is built upon a breakthrough management innovation – global process network management. " and he propogated a similar concept of business service network.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access.

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I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. These are all activities that help patterns and structure appear, and that let the cream of the content rise to the top for all platform members, no matter how they define what the cream is. Social Media provides the bridge to cross that chasm.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. These are all activities that help patterns and structure appear, and that let the cream of the content rise to the top for all platform members, no matter how they define what the cream is. Social Media provides the bridge to cross that chasm.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

In Defining Productivity for the Knowledge Age , Jonathan Spira - The wide range of tasks that knowledge workers undertake, combined with the fact that there are different levels of knowledge workers, ranging from those with a single skill to highly skilled workers who exercise independent thought and action most of the time, makes both the task of defining productivity and developing a management science somewhat tricky, to say the least.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Weak-tie networks are great places to look for novel information and introductions to valuable people. And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. I’d roll out as quickly as possible a single integrated suite of emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) to all employees of the company. And finally, how social is it to sit silently in front of a screen typing in words???

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Paying Attention

John Hagel

If we cannot build deep and sustaining networks of attention (in other words, networks of relationships), we will find it more and more difficult to remain relevant and productive.

Networks, Power and Ethics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

but rather, the degree to which they are entrenched - how stuubornly autonomous individual entities are by nature or temperament, how 'power-wielding' form of contact or interaction are available through the connections in a given network, the nature and inclination of given entities to wield power, etc., This gives us a way of describing different types of networks in term of the degree to which power may be wielded in those networks. The network gradually becomes inert.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

In assembling this short list, I haven’t tried to catalog every salient feature of the Web’s social milieu, only those that are most at odds with the legacy practices found in large companies.&# They blog, tweet, join social networks, and use 2.0 It's about patterns, habits, customs, and people fearing change. This is essentially livable-with in a networked environment, but lacking in sophistication.

The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Laughter] Here’s another exercise and this is in a particularly relevant exercise for this organization. To learn, as the slide says here, is to instantiate patterns of connectivity. So what you’re doing is like exercising. On the new picture knowing now is much more about patterns. We can see how this works from the perspective of a network. This is a network. It’s a very stylized network. They’re like patterns of connectivity.

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Sure, the United States may well turn to a religion-dominated policy and social agenda; it has happened before. They know that science is not - as Kern's whole column seems to suggest - some sort of propaganda exercise designed to maximize influence or profits. Or consider social network theory, an area transfixing information theorists. Now - irrefutably - they have landed in some sort of pattern, a design.

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Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). How nuclear weapons created the need for 'duck and cover' exercises in the classroom.