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EDO International Congress 2010

EDO International Congress 2010

I had the privilege if being invited to present at the EDO 2010 International Congress in Barcelona at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training on 12, 13, 14 May 2010. The conference theme was “New training strategies for oganisations” and I did a session on ‘Cultivating Knowledge Through Communities of Practice”.  The slides I used are available for download from Slideshare and embedded in this post. My sincere thanks to Jesús Martinez Marin and the organiser for the…

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The world wide web in plain English

The world wide web in plain English

Another ‘plain English’ video to from Lee Lefever in his inimitable style making complex subjects easy to understand for the layperson. This one gives a short explanation of what makes the World Wide Web work: browsers, packets, servers and links. Feel free to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferPinterest

Communities of Practice in the Public Sector

Communities of Practice in the Public Sector

The slides from my presentation at the Online Information Conference have been posted to the conference website. The presentation covered the following key points: How social media tools (wikis, blogs etc.) and Web 2.0 technologies can facilitate more effective networking and collaboration across the public sector. How virtual CoPs are delivering innovation and improvement to local government services. What does a successful CoP look like and how is success measured? Lesson learnt from the project. I’m happy to answer any…

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Connect to survive? The implications of the digital divide

Connect to survive? The implications of the digital divide

I’ve posted a presentation to Slideshare that I gave last month as a keynote presentation for an audience primarily made up of local government staff. The presentation illustrates the growing velocity and volume of on-line connections being created in the wake of Web 2.0 and the prevalent demographics of those considered to be ‘connected’ and those who are not. I was trying to raise the awareness of the audience that being part of the on-line digital community (and in particular…

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Online Information Conference 2007 – Communities of Practice in Local Government

Online Information Conference 2007 – Communities of Practice in Local Government

I will be presenting at the Online Information Conference 2007 on Wednesday 5th December, on the topic "Communities of Practice in Local Government", which is part of the overall theme of connecting users and harnessing intelligence using social networking and social media technologies/applications. The presentation is a case study of the project I’ve been working on for the Improvement and Development Agency.  The following is a synopsis of the session: Social tools and technologies are changing the KM landscape, making…

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Interview with Etienne Wenger

Interview with Etienne Wenger

Knowledgelab have posted an interview with Etienne Wenger, and a full (90 min) lecture given by Etienne on the topic: "What if we assumed that society itself is a large-scale learning system?" Etienne Wenger is one of the founding fathers of Social Learning Theory and the concept of “Practiced Communities”. People are learning together – every individual deals and engage in many different communities of practice. Here people negotiate and define what competence and knowledge is. To know something or…

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Wikis in plain English

Wikis in plain English

Thanks to my friends over at Studio 501c I was alerted to another excellent video presentation from the Common Craft Show, this time explaining clearly and simply what a Wiki is. I thought the  RSS  presentation  was a one-off, but  I realise I need to look out for new stuff from these folk.  Definitely worth a subscription. Feel free to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferPinterest