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Links 1 through 10 of 28 by Vance Stevens tagged communitiesofpractice

When Etienne Wenger was working on CoPs for Xerox his work was largely hidden from search engines. This is the first chapter of a new work for which sequels will be published openly, a welcome development. In this work, Etienne and Beverly discuss leadership functions in CoPs as being purviews of
Agenda activists: driving the learning forward
‣ Community keepers: weaving the social fabric
‣ Critical friends: reflecting on the process
‣ Social reporters: creating a shared memory
‣ External messengers: communicating with external
audiences
‣ Value detectives: making value-creation visible
‣ Organizational brokers: connecting with organizational
stakeholders

Agenda activists seem to be what Seth Godin calls leaders of tribes (though tribe leaders perform some of the other functions as well) http://www.ted.com/talks/seth_godin_on_the_tribes_we_lead.html

Other insights on leadership in a socially networked world can be found in Jeff Jarvis's WWGD http://buzzmachine.com/

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Exploring the Role of Boundary Spanning in Distributed
Networks of Knowledge

Eli Hustad1 and Aurilla Aurelie Bechina2
1
University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
2
Buskerud University College, Kongsberg, Norway

Eli.Hustad@uia.no
Aurillaa@hibu.no

Abstract: Knowledge sharing and creation are considered key processes leading to innovation and
organizational performance. Several organizational initiatives have focused on building communities of practice in
order to create a platform where employees can share experiences and insights. The focus in this paper is on
one type of network structure, termed distributed networks of knowledge (DNoK). The success of such practices
is deeply linked to whether or not formalization of the networks can hamper their knowledge creation and
creativity. The role of leadership has been extensively discussed in the setting of communities of practice.
However, this paper intends to shed new light on the topic by exploring the boundary management perspective

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An affinity space is a place where informal learning takes place. According to James Paul Gee, affinity spaces where locations (physical or virtual) where groups of people are drawn together because they share a particular common, strong interest or are engaged in a common activity.[1] Often but not always occurring online, affinity spaces encourage the sharing knowledge or participating in a specific area, but informal learning is another outcome.

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Presenter: Kelley Connolly & Jon Greenberg
Presentation Title: Building on Analog Success with 2.0 Technology

Presentation Description: This presentation will focus on an established successful 6th grade capstone project called “The Biggest Dig.” In the 5th year of this research project, myself and Jon Greenberg, the Humanities teacher, collaborated to modernize the project using web 2.0 technologies such as wikis and online note taking software.

This video includes an overview of the project, review the tools used, how we decided to transition certain project components to web 2.0 tools, student feedback, and finally, a review of the final product and our assessments.

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate that teacher collaboration and sharing of ideas is a fundamental component to enhancing already established curriculum. The idea that you do not have to throw out everything you have done in the analog world to adapt to web 2.0 world is our central theme.

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Presenter: Bill Carozza
Location: Deerfield, New Hampshire, USA

Presentation Title: Embracing Web 2.0 for the Administrator

Presentation Description: This workshop is part of the K12 Online Conference and is designed for the K-12 administrator looking to dip their toe into Web 2.0.

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Presenter: Tom Daccord
Location: chestnut Hill, MA, USA
http://edtechteacher.org/

Presentation Title: Nurturing the 21st Century History Teacher

Presentation Description: Emerging technologies, a globalized world, and fiscal restraints demand innovative approaches to education. This session explores new research about 21st century teaching strategies and professional development and shares models, resources, and examples to help social studies teachers effectively integrate technology and address needed skills.

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