I have at least two things on the go right now and would be happy to bring something on either if there is interest.
- Wearing the SCHOLAR/practitioner hat, I'm researching perceptions of boundaries (in select literature and in a CoP related experience). If I try to write more right now, it will be pages! Depending on my focus when I return from Cape Breton, I may be about a third of the way through the work by then.
- Wearing the scholar/PRACTITIONER hat, I'm in the initial stages of exploring a CoP for a public sector domain where the passion is high, workload is crippling, senior management is cautious and budget for support is probably nonexistent.
I've been asked to prepare a case on SCoPE for the next iCohere Online Community Workshop so I imagine what comes out of that process will fit in well here. It will step through our research and design phases with a little more emphasis on the selection of tools to support community.
John, I've been following the work you've been doing with Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, & Kim Rowe on technologies for CoPs. Perhaps I could describe some of our choices for SCoPE through the lenses used in your framework.
Connecting a living example with the stuff we're doing in the Technology for Communities project would be great (http://www.technologyforcommunities.com for those who haven't seen it). And, of course, doing it in a group would be even better!
Good question. Shall we think about at least two aspects of this: scope and focal points (e.g., persons involved in particularly intereresting initiatives)?
From the scope perspective, I have some questions. There may be persons I know who are not CP2 members and who might be interested. For those who don't know Royal Roads, it focuses on education for working professionals. Ages vary from program to program, but we aren't talking about 20 year olds.
- One is a Royal Roads MA in KM learner who has taken the CoP course and foundations workshop and may be coming down to the conference (and other KM learners/alumni might be interested as well)
- Two are Royal Roads learners in another MA program who plan to do thesis work relating to CoPs. They have not taken the CoP course or foundations workshop. I'm supervising one; Etienne the other.
- There MAY be a couple of Fielding students who know very little about CoPs, have complementary strengths and would like to learn more.
What are others' thoughts? (BTW - I'm about to go out of town for some consulting work and will be back about Oct 4, so if I am quiet, it isn't lack of interest.
knowplace and the various communities within knowplace
our knowtips annual conference february 22 - 26, 2006
moodle moot conference that takes place October 20 - 24, 2005
As Frances points out, there is a Moodle Moot in Port Alberni just the weekend before the e-learning conference, and it would be very nice if the participants in that could be encouraged to re-connect at the Rendezvous the following week. I'll be in Port Alberni and will certainly do my bit to encourage a Moot Reprise, if that's the right term. I'm also starting a new topic on the logistics of setting up the Rendezvous Meeting.
Gee, I kind of like the sound of that sit and chat with drink in hand concept. :)
To provide a focus for discussion the ideal from my perspective would be short demos of each others online community spaces along with commentary about purpose, whats working, whats not, plans for the future, ...
2. What's working
3. What's not
4. Plans for the future
+ link to community site and/or demo ahead of time.
John's comment about including those who might not be so deeply involved in CoPs, and Alice's plan to invite Royal Roads graduate students prompted me to scope out SFU graduate students who may be interested in joining us.
If you want to talk for 10 minutes about a project in mroe depth, a handout might be fun / useful. I'm going to talk about the role of the technology steward -- part of a proejct I'm doing with Etienne WEnger and Nancy White.