Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008

Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008
: Bronwyn StuckeyBronwyn StuckeyJeffrey KeeferJeffrey KeeferSue WolffSue WolffSylvia CurrieSylvia Currie

How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? What are our limits as we integrate social learning into our work environments? When you do find yourself becoming disconnected from your networks and organized activities, how do you return to the fray? As facilitators how do you manage multimembership for your participants?

Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks. Yet, many networks are essential for the projects, sectors and people that we work with, and for staying abreast of hot issues. Multi-membership and multi-platform overload is becoming a BIG challenge!

During this 2-week discussion we invite you to share tips for managing participation in social networks. This seminar is organized as part of the Facilitating Online Communities course mini-conference.

  • Throughout October, 6 questions about multimembership (survey)
  • Week one: Oct 27-31 Collect stories (Voice Thread)
  • Week two: Nov 1-8 Discussion heating up with summaries in the SCoPE wiki
We want to see how much we can learn together by maximizing your attention, so jump in anywhere with your tips and tales.

The seminar will officially unfold beginning October 27th. There are at least three ways to participate.
  1. During the first week, we will focus on collecting your stories and tips using the Voice Thread. Scroll down below, and just click on the arrow in the middle or the faces around it to listen. Click on "Comment" to add your own tips. You have your choice of recording your voice or typing short comment. (Don't worry, Voice Thread lets you start over if you don't like your first take.)
  2. You can still take our multimembership survey. Later in the week, we will be posting the results on the SCoPE wiki.
  3. Threaded discussion will take place mostly in the second week (Nov. 1-8), but, you are welcome to start with a short introduction and question or comment now too.
TAG: multimembership

DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Leaving our traces - farewell 5 Emma Duke-Williams
Visualizing Multimembership 4 Sylvia Currie
Multimembership and Online Communities 5 Sylvia Currie
Multimembership Practices 11 Sue Wolff
Multimembership Tips, Tools, Techniques 7 Jeffrey Keefer
SCoPE Marginalia annotation tool 12 Cindy Xin
Managing Multimembership and Blogging 26 Christine Horgan
Week Two update 0 Sue Wolff
Maximizing your Involvement 12 Sue Wolff
Multimembership Welcome and Introductions 32 Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers