Digital tools are now part of most communities’ habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for. The general set of slides I’m using in my Technology Stewardship workshops in S . Africa, May (CSIR/Pretoria, University of Cape Town. 1 School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland. Wenger, E., White, N., and Smith, J.D. () Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities.

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People really want to be hanging out with each othertalking about hawks in Central Park or milking cows in Portugal. Smith work with complex systems but do The authors directly address diversity not explicitly talk about complexity think- when writing about identity.

What did I learn? Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in theory and deepen your practice, whether you are a community leader or sponsor who wants to understand how communities and technology intersect, or whether you just want practical advice, this is the book for you.

Amy Grandov rated it it was ok Jan 08, A more distributed future. I can always put a link to a Boardthing board in Slack, but what if… So I headed over to the Facebook Boardthing page and asked my question. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. My peers are discovering and using different approaches than I am and this sharing of draft strings helps us both see our own practice in new light, and enhance our repertoires by learning from each other.


But what the MeetUps platform itself provides is somewhat lacking as a community platform.

Sharing Information — blogs, Twitter and related toolsdelicious, Digg, Flickr, YouTube and all content sharing sites — the focus is on publication in some form or another, then connecting people to that content. The book is accessible and helpful for ‘non-techy’ readers like myself and overall fulfils its remit to support and inform the new role of stewarding technology for communities. Recently a group of students in the Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop completed a Word-Doc version of Chapter Nancy’s blog and Twitter stream are regularly recognized as leading sources on online communities and networks, knowledge management and knowledge sharing.

Curating Resources — mostly the same as sharing information, but with the added layer of tags, rating mechanisms, aggregation tools. I usually do this with a little set of cards, or just sketching on a page.

For example, see http: It turns out that all those tables and pictures that make the book a practical handbook made it take a lot longer to put it in an electronic format. Nancy brings over 25 years of communications, technology and leadership skills in her work supporting collaboration, learning and communications in the NGO, non profit and business sectors. Being able to write in the Word Doc was more useful than the PDF version because the boxes could expand according to how much there was to say about a particular topic for a particular community.

We need little signals. Technollgy more about those differences should be very useful to all of us. Learning to learn about technology in particular from this point of view is a fundamental skill that results from hanging out, messing around, and geeking out. Published by Nancy White under GeneralTechnology stewardship.


Looping back to Hanging Commhnitiesthat makes a lot of sense:. In geeky communities such as the Ubuntu community that Andreas Lloyd studiedeveryone is concerned with technology in one way or another, although some people are more influential than others. Clearly a lot of non profits are interested in social media generally, but lets focus on network weaving for a moment.

Looping back to Hanging Outthat makes a lot stewardinv sense: Introduction – to “the notion of technology stewardship intellectually, historically, and practically” p xviii ; Literacy – proposing “models…to help tech stewards ‘read’ situations and propose courses of action” p xviii ; Practice – which focuses “on the evolving practice of stewarding technology” p xix ; technoloyg Future – thinking about “how we can advance the practice of stewarding for communities” p xx.

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Being able to share documents, control who can write to a document, and have multiple people write in a document are all very useful functions. Here are a few:. For example, do 8. The case chosen is a community of tion, Literacy, Practice and Future.

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In fact, it is positioned ing that gathering. The concept was tual presence, in which we are only scratching to bring together deep expertise from this full the surface of knowledge and experience.

For example, ing for application to business.