Jun 27 2008
I’m posting this here because CPsquare’s blogs are broken (soon to be moved & updated).
- CPsquare book club: We’ll be reading selected chapters from Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators, edited by Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth, and Isabelle Bourdon. See the table of contents for both volumes. Several of the authors are members or have been involved in CPsquare over the years. All of the authors will be invited to participate in the discussions. Some synchronous events (teleconferences) will be held, but most of the discussion will be asynchronous. If you want to participate in these discussions you should buy the book immediately. Selection of which chapters to read together will begin late July. Actual chapter discussions begin a week later. It’s free to CPsquare members and $50 for non-members. Registration is at: http://www.cpsquare.org/events/index.htm (shouldn’t you really just join?)
- We’re beginning a year-long series of monthly visits about multi-membership and bridging across communities with Davee Evans who straddles two communities of practice: the Wikipedia editors community and the Shambhala meditation community. Our first session with Davee will be on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 20:00
Karen Guldberg and Jenny Mackness have done a raft of interviews with participants and leaders of the Winter 2008 Foundations Workshop and have written a paper about it, getting at issues such as emotion, connectivity, understanding norms, learning tensions/dualities, technology, and identity. We’re scheduling a session in September where previous participants and CPsquare members will be invited to talk about these findings and their implications and application.
- The next Foundations Workshop starts on September 15: http://cpsquare.org/edu/foundations
- Our first offering of CPsquare’s “Connected Futures” workshop, about new technologies for communities was very exhilarating, although exhausting for both participants and leaders. We used Twitter, Skype, blogs, wikis, Facebook, social bookmarking, and Web Crossing. It was challenging to keep track of each other but we managed to. We all got a lot out of the experience and we’re intending to offer it again in later this year, after the Foundations Workshop. http://www.cpsquare.org/edu/CP2tech/
- Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li, “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies” (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Business School Press, 2008) http://isbn.nu/1422125009 http://blogs.forrester.com/charleneli/
- Grant David McCracken, Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture. Indiana Univ Press, 2008, http://isbn.nu/9780253219572
- Shawn Callahan’s “The Ultimate Guide to Anecdote Circles” — Beautiful and useful and FREE! http://www.anecdote.com.au/papers/Ultimate%20Guide%20to%20ACs.pdf
- A report about CPsquare’s Long Live the Platform conference last January reports on several levels of innovation: http://www.cpsquare.org/News/archives/LLP_Final_Report_Apr08.pdf
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