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Networked: The New Social Operating System

Networked: The New Social Operating System | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by email, text messages, tweets and Facebook updates. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction. The new social operating system of “networked individualism” liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks.


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What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

The web is in the midst of an ­evolutionary cycle that's likely to spark profound changes in ­education.
There are common threads in their ­predictions: widely available videos as educational tools, the blending of the physical and digital worlds, and a web that's capable of applying context to its processes. Many of these advancements aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly ubiquitous and far-reaching, transforming existing processes and offering new insights into everything from health to marketing to learning.


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10 Things You Didn’t Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn’t Know Dropbox Could Do | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

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People, networks and innovation

People, networks and innovation | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

“My hypothesis today is that innovation is a social process. It is a process in which place, people, and social networks are essential…

Everybody starts from the same place with respect to innovation. We know that innovation drives productivity growth, and, as a result, we focus our attention on the world of commercial enterprise. We do not think much about innovation in other sectors of the economy – the non-profit sector, the social sector, or, heaven forbid, the public sector. And yet each one of these sectors consumes resources and produces outputs. And every one of them is being reshaped by technology and by knowledge-based activity.”

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The World of Massive Open Online Courses

The World of Massive Open Online Courses | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

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Virtual Teamwork Tools Prove Lacking - Proformative

Virtual Teamwork Tools Prove Lacking - Proformative | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Virtual Teamwork Tools Prove LackingProformativeVirtual teamwork grows more prevalent as programs that provide facetime, virtual document viewing and note-taking and sharing such as Skype, Join.Me, Google Drive and Speek evolve.
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100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter | Edudemic

100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter | Edudemic | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

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Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning

Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Social constructionism involves the need for collaboration. People learn by expressing something for others to see, understanding the context of others, and observing their peers. Traditional e-learning courses do not facilitate social interaction with other learners. We can now fill this void by connecting learners on social media or social learning platforms to discuss application of the e-learning course content. Using these platforms, learners can communicate with each other instantly, and reach a broad audience. We can design our e-learning to use social media as part of our activities, interactions, and research. By embracing social media as a tool for e-learning collaborative efforts, we can continue to improve the learning experience of online learners.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.scoop.it/t/voices-in-the-feminine/p/3086539363/connecting-social-learning-to-e-learning

 


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The Ultimate Knowledge Management recipe? Featuring the Waggle Dance of the Hone Bee!

The Ultimate Knowledge Management recipe? Featuring the Waggle Dance of the Hone Bee! | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
I grew up in Devon, (south west England), surrounded by fields and sheep. A beautiful area, but sadly too remote to be a practical base for a much-traveled management consultant! One of the things ...

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Fostering Growth Mindsets. Ideas about education & leadership.

Fostering Growth Mindsets. Ideas about education & leadership. | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

"...Offer story-prompting opportunities to direct someone down a different path instead of being stuck in a cycle of self-defeating thinking patterns.

 

Providing older peer mentors who have already gone through similar experiences is one way for students to examine their existing narratives and to redirect their thinking by listening to the experiences of others."


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Twitter’s Number One Gift To The World Is The Art Of Brevity | TechCrunch

Twitter’s Number One Gift To The World Is The Art Of Brevity | TechCrunch | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
I've been using Twitter for just about six years now, someone on Twitter informed me. Naturally.

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Design Thinking. Bringing Empathy and Collaboration to Your Designs

Design Thinking is a process of bringing integrative thinking, experimentalism, collaboration and empathy into the design process in a structured way. In thi...

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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About Google

Google is the most powerful nonhuman teacher ever known to actual humans. Implicitly and ceaselessly, Google performs formative assessments by collecting the following data: the content, genre and media that interests you most; when and for how long you access your external cloud brain; what your hobbies and routines are; with whom you work and communicate; who will get your November vote; and whether you prefer invigorating clean mint or enamel renewal toothpaste. By continuously refining the nuance of your sociogram, Google has already customized your next web exploration and taught itself to teach.

 

You Are Now Entering the Learning Management System

 

Months ago, Google entered the massive open online course (MOOC) space by introducing the free Power Searching with Google course to 150 thousand self-enrolled students (shocker: Google is not particularly concerned with enhancing your use of dozens of alternative search engines). More recently, Google gave away Open Course Builder -- tools that were used to construct its popular course -- and further disrupted traditional notions of who gets to play teacher (anyone) and how many students can take a class for free (1 or 100,000).


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Why Collaboration Matters - Plus 4 Meaningful Strategies to Achieve it.

Why Collaboration Matters - Plus 4 Meaningful Strategies to Achieve it. | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Great interview with Ron Ricci, VP at Cisco. Along with Carl Wiese, he co-authored The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization’s True Potential. 

 

In the book they identify four executive behaviors of the collaborative leader.

 

These behaviors are the necessary ingredients to create a culture of shared goals, and eliminate or mitigate the types of human behaviors that slow organizations down. The four behaviors are:

 

1. Focus on authentic leadership and eschew passive-aggressiveness.

For collaboration to succeed, leaders need to be authentic. Cisco studied which characteristics of leaders on collaborative teams are most important, and we found that the most critical attribute was a leader’s willingness to follow through on commitments. Being authentic involves two elements. First, as a leader of a team, department or business unit with people, budgets and resources under your control, you must follow through on organizational commitments. Second, when there is disagreement about a decision, fight the instinct to make it personal.

 

2. Relentlessly pursue transparent decision making.

There’s a direct relationship between the agility and resilience of a team and the transparency of its decision-making processes. When you’re open and transparent about the answers to three questions — who made the decision, who is accountable for the outcomes of the decision, and is that accountability real—people in organizations spend far less time questioning how or why a decision was made. Think of how much time is wasted ferreting out details when a decision is made and communicated because the people who are affected don’t know who made the decision or who is accountable for its consequences.

 

3. View resources as instruments of action, not as possessions.

It’s hardly a new observation that people sometimes stockpile resources around their business unit or department, or are slow—perhaps even hesitant—to share those resources with other departments. There may even be incentives in place that discourage sharing. It’s easier, although never truly easy, to move resources around an organization when leaders tell their teams the process they used to make a decision about resources, the data and facts used to support the decision, and the tradeoffs they considered. Fact-based decision making is your goal; it’s hard to keep resources squirreled away when the facts suggest otherwise.

 

4. Codify the relationship between decision rights, accountability and rewards.

Modeling the desired collaborative behaviors—showing your employees that you walk the talk—is the goal. But what happens when you’re not around? The more these behaviors are codified into an end-to-end system across your organization, the greater the odds of collaboration succeeding when you’re not there to reinforce cultural norms. The most important enabler of an accountability system? Decision rights. Who gets to make decisions in your organization is the center of gravity for accountability. If you don’t have published decision rights, then accountability is problematic – everyone can point fingers at someone else.

 

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Doctors tell how they use social media as professional watercooler - amednews.com

Doctors tell how they use social media as professional watercooler - amednews.com | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
A survey describes how physicians check sites to filter information and gauge what developments are the most meaningful.

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Competition Meets Collaboration: Helping school chains address England’s long tail of educational failure

Competition Meets Collaboration: Helping school chains address England’s long tail of educational failure | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Shaping the policy agenda: For better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy (Policy Exchange - see what could be next policy wise http://t.co/4jdYWAFb...)...
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Ross Daniels, Cisco CMO, Provides an Update on Cisco Customer Collaboration

Ross Daniels, Cisco CMO,  Provides an Update on Cisco Customer Collaboration | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
Ross Daniels, Director of Marketing, Cisco, discusses Customer Collaboration and the changes he’s seen in terms of market trends.
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Facilitating knowledge transfer and idea generation

Facilitating knowledge transfer and idea generation | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Facilitate means determine the best process to engage these people and keep the focus on the chosen approach.


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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson, feat. Seth Godin & others

Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression.

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We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI

We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

This piece came to me from my fellow curator Jan Gordon. She is an EXCELLENT curator and if you follow her curation it will help your business a lot.

What I really like about this piece is its basic question -- are you sharing your biz stories for messaging or for engagement? These are two very different activities and will generate different results for your business.

Read Jan's excellent review below, read Brian Solis' article, and start shifting your storytelling so you can achieve better business results!


This wonderful piece was written by Brian Solis and as always, he captured the essence of what's needed to move your content to the next level, where your audience becomes an active participant. This is where relationships and communities are built, brand advocates, word of mouth and commerce follows if this is done right.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Social Producers are the new storytellers

 

**To thrive in social, mobile and new media in general, we need much more than content producers, we need a new breed of designers that grasp the elements of online sharing and have mastered the ART of social media

 

**They know how to  trigger desirable (and social) actions, reactions and transactions

 

**A new genre of social producers are taking aim at developing content strategies that are not only consumable, they're shareable, actionable and act as catalysts or sparks for relevant conversations.

 

**These social producers are in fact masters of their domains and understand the culture and the laws of information commerce within each

 

The difference between Social Producers and traditional content creators is they begin with social outcomes

 

**they understand the relationship between cause and effect and they bake-in conversation starters related to an integrated and business-focused strategy

 

**Social producers think about the overall experience and the effect where a social object is at the center of the dialogue and interaction they envision....within each network

 

**The overall story and outcome defines the nature of the social object.

 

Takeaway

 

**Beyond shareability, the social producers also think about resonance. Conversations on social networks move quickly.


**What was trending an hour ago gives way to  the next social object that captures everyone's attention until that too is replaced by the next shiny object and so on.


**Resonance is a technique that allows a social object to enjoy a greater lifespan and continue to swim upstream while other content strategies wash away in real-time.


**As you think about your content strategy for social networks, do so from the perspective of a social producer.

 

**While the social effect is certainly a goal, the social effect is also the result of social design.

 

**In the end, people are going to talk, so give them something to talk about!

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering, "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Qvxa6J]


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janlgordon's comment, September 25, 2012 11:10 AM
Marty, I loved your insights and comments, right on the money - this is indeed one of those articles that ignites that spark in me and I can see in you as well - taking static content and moving it to the next level. Thank you for your kind words and wisdom as well.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 25, 2012 12:05 PM
Thanks Jan. I think your notes are more valuable than the article and this is NOT the first time that has been true :). Certainly the article by itself isn't as powerful as article + your note, so the very definition of the benefit of content curation - content becomes more valuable with each touch :). M
Josette Williams's comment, October 1, 2012 4:14 PM
Really happy you like this article Gust.
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5 simple steps to finding new clients with social media

5 simple steps to finding new clients with social media | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

A business not looking for new clients is like…well, it isn’t a business now, is it? Yet many businesses are still trying to figure out how to best use social media to their benefit.

 

That’s why Des Walsh developed these five simple steps to help you get started on the right path to reaching your target market and for those wondering why their social media campaign isn’t up to par, it could prove beneficial to rethink your efforts from the beginning and see if there aren’t weak points in the strategy that could use some tweaking.


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It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

Assistant Professor of Education at Michigan State University, Christine Greenhow, conducted a study titled “Twitteracy: Tweeting is a New Literary Practice.” In it, she found that college students who tweet as part of their instruction are more engaged with the course content, the teacher, other students, and they have higher grades.

 

“Tweeting can be thought of as a new literary practice,” said Greenhow, who also studies the growing use of social media among high-schoolers. “It’s changing the way we experience what we read and what we write.” “The students get more engaged because they feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning,” Greenhow said. “It feels authentic to them.”

 

“One of the ways we judge whether something is a new literary form or a new form of communication is whether it makes new social acts possible that weren’t possible before,” Greenhow said. “Has Twitter changed social practices and the way we communicate? I would say it has.”

 

===> The study appears in the research journal Educational Forum. <===

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/its-official-using-twitter-makes-students-more-engaged/

 


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eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it

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» 5 Keys to Building Strong Relationships in Any Sphere of Life

» 5 Keys to Building Strong Relationships in Any Sphere of Life | Collaborationweb | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that psychological research and personal experience will reveal to each and every one of us, it's the positive impact relationships have on our happiness, level of success, and overall well-being.
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From Hierarchy to Collaboration: Changing the Way We Work and Learn | Knoodle

From Hierarchy to Collaboration: Changing the Way We Work & Learn http://t.co/x7YpABGK via @knoodle #socbiz #collaboration #e20...
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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.