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ANNOUNCE: CPsquare's "Connected Futures Workshop" begins November 11, 2008

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  • John D. Smith
    Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of practice is a five week workshop for community managers, designers and conveners to
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2008
      "Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of
      practice" is a five week workshop for community managers, designers and
      conveners to explore social strategies and tools to support them (referred
      to by some as Web2.0).

      It starts November 11, 2008. We anticipate offering it twice a year. This
      workshop is a hands-on, practice-shifting, dive into using new technologies
      to meet community needs. At the end of this workshop, participants can
      expect to:

      * Become more confident in managing and combining tools to support a
      community's orientation and ongoing activities

      * Develop a deeper understanding of how new tools enable one another, are
      adopted and supported in communities

      * Have productive and lasting social connections with other participants,
      leaders and community conveners.

      New technology stewards are especially encouraged to join us. The workshop
      includes virtual field trips to successful communities and deep dives into
      the use of new tools. We will explore many freely available technologies,
      including web conferencing, teleconferences, blogging, RSS syndication,
      microblogging, social bookmarking and tagging, wikis, mashups, and social
      networking. Each aspect has the support of experts and leaders in areas
      such as organizational, educational, government and enterprise communities.
      Participants will work through a process of thinking through new social
      strategies and technologies to support the ongoing life of their respective
      communities of practice. Participants will also receive an advance
      electronic copy (PDF) of parts of the forthcoming book "Digital habitats:
      stewarding technology for Communities" (Wenger, White, and Smith 2008).

      More information about the workshop is here:


      Registration page is here:


      * John D. Smith ~ Voice: 503.963.8229 ~ Skype: smithjd
      * Portland, Oregon, USA http://www.learningAlliances.net
      * Connected Futures workshop starts Nov 11: http://cpsquare.org/edu/cp2tech/
      * “Everything that lives, / Lives not alone, nor for itself.” — William
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