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Mar 28 2016

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Here are the topics that Portland R Users say they are interested in: I’m interested in those topics, too.  And the several other data science MeetUps have similar topic profiles.  But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp, for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Meet people with similar interests. […]

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Jul 06 2010

Tech steward meet tech mentor

(Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.) Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009). It has some common ancestry with ours, since the first authors of both Hanging Out and Digital Habitats were […]

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May 21 2010

Digital Habitats for project teams

(This post is cross-posted from my blog at Learning Alliances.) Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Of course there are many […]

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Sep 16 2009

iSimulate as a nexus for a CoP of economists

Cross posted from Nancy’s blog I’ve been doing a  series of podcast conversations on my Full Circle blog about the use of social media in international development. As I was recording  this week’s with Gauresh Rajadhyaksh, I realized I was talking to a type of technology steward and I should cross post here on the […]

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Aug 28 2009

Making webinar software more open

I’ve always found webinar software like WebEx, Elluminate, or GoToMeeting to be constraining and, because they try to be a “total solution” they don’t play well with other uses or software. Because they’re popular they’re used in situations where they’re inappropriate. The Digital Habitats wiki, for example, doesn’t go into enough detail about their uses […]

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Apr 09 2009

Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Crossposted from my Full Circle Blog I was cruising through my blog reader, hopelessly “behind” in reading (my own construction – I know I can “mark all read!”) and came upon a post from Vic Desotelle who pointed to a TED talk on Compassion which somehow lead me to a Garr Reynolds post about a […]

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Apr 02 2009

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Cross posted from Nancy’s Blog A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity. I have embedded them into some slides now up … Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity. Here is a hint I should have shared earlier. The “context” orientation is a bit odd on […]

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Mar 28 2009

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

(Crossposted from my Full Circle blog) My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently. The first, Marie Winn’s “Red-Tails in Love” captured my heart and mind. It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of […]

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Dec 05 2008

Last minute revisions

January 1st, 2009 has been the target publication date for the book for a while, but that now seems to be slipping.  We’re working as hard as we can on type faces and layout details and all of that.  At the same time we’re using chapters of the book in a CPsquare workshop called “Connected […]

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Apr 18 2008

Connected Futures workshop

We’re wrapping up our plans and materials for our new workshop, developed and presented by Beth Kanter, Beverly Trayner, Bronwyn Stuckey, Etienne Wenger, John D. Smith, Nancy White, Nick Noakes, Shawn Callahan, Shirley Williams, and Susanne Nyrop.It includes a lot of modeling of learning interactions, stratagems, and tactics using a dozen different social technologies. We’re […]

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