Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6 - 24, 2009
When does it make sense to have a network of communities? How do you go about supporting a network of communities? These are questions many of us are grappling with and we are finding there are many issues and challenges to consider! This 3-week forum discussion will be combined with weekly live "case study" sessions where we will hear from community leaders in higher education. Together we will explore the aspects and issues that can lead to a need for a network of communities based on these study cases and the practices of the participants. This is an initial exploration around this topic and we will identify new tasks, opportunities, and actions that emerge from the seminar.
And here is something different for SCoPE seminars...discussions will be in both English and Spanish! :-) I predict Babelfish and other translation services will be getting a few hits over the next 3 weeks!
About our facilitators
Diego Leal is Project Manager for the Colombian Ministry of Education, where he is in charge of the national project on ICT use on Higher Education.
John Smith is the leader of CPsquare, the community of practice on communities of practice, and host of Com-Prac, the longest running conversation on communities of practice.
Participating in the Live Sessions
All live sessions during our 3 weeks will be held in this Elluminate room: http://tinyurl.com/9m668l
The sessions for week 1 are:
Monday, July 6, 10:00 PDT (other time zones)
The Learn Together Collaboratory (English)
Paul Stacey, BCcampus and Andrew Marchand, Vancouver Island University
Monday, July 6 12:00 PDT (your time zone)
Colombia Ministry of Education Project (Spanish)
For the best experience when you participate in the live sessions, you should have a headset with a microphone. Here is the Elluminate support centre for first time users.
Participating in SCoPE seminars
New to SCoPE or wondering how to manage your participation?
Check this resource
We would like to extend a special welcome to the new SCoPE members who will be joining us during this seminar, and hopefully many more times in the future!
(Edited by John Smith - original submission Sunday, 5 July 2009, 09:37 PM)