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  • Ari Davidow
    I ordered my copy last night! Can t wait to hold it in my hand.
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 20, 2009
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      I ordered my copy last night! Can't wait to hold it in my hand.

      > De: com-prac@yahoogroups.com [com-prac@yahoogroups.com] En nombre de John D.
      > Smith [john.smith@...]
      > Enviado el: jueves, 20 de agosto de 2009 1:34
      > Para: Com-Prac list
      > Asunto: [cp] CPsquare news: resources in print and on the web, workshops and
      > conferences
      > The book. The most exciting news is that Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and I
      > have finished our book, Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for
      > communities! CPsquare serves as publisher. The book shows how technology has
      > changed what it means for communities to "be together." Digital tools are
      > now part of most communities' habitats. It brings together conceptual
      > thinking, case studies and offers a guide for understanding how technology
      > can help a community do what it wants to do. It gives a glimpse into the
      > future as community and technology continue to affect and influence each
      > other. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the
      > practice of stewarding technology for communities. Here are the citation
      > details:
      > Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith, Digital Habitats: stewarding
      > technology for communities (Portland, OR: CPsquare, 2009) Book website:
      > http://technologyforcommunities.com <http://technologyforcommunities.com/>
      > ISBN: 9780982503607
      > It's been a consuming project for more than 5 years, so it's really exciting
      > see it come to fruition. (It will be available from Amazon by mid-October,
      > but you can buy a copy now at http://technologyforcommunities.com/buy/).
      > (I can't resist recommending a very related book that I've been reading
      > recently: Joshua Porter, Designing For The Social Web -
      > http://isbn.nu/9780321534927. It's aimed at designers and is much more
      > technical than Digital Habitats, but I found it to be very useful.)
      > Workshops. The next Foundations of communities of practice workshop starts
      > on September 14, 2009 and runs for 7 weeks. If you know anyone who might be
      > interested, please let them know. More information and registration is here:
      > http://cpsquare.org/edu/foundations.
      > An effort to think through how new community-friendly workshops might be
      > developed has resulted in a public Wiki page that describes what we think it
      > is that works about the Foudations workshop and why. If it inspires or you
      > see ideas missing, it would be great to hear from you about this page:
      > http://cpsquare.org/wiki/Educational_offerings_guidelines_overview. Of
      > course, since it's a wiki page, you could edit it yourself!
      > Events and conferences.
      > For more than a year we've been having a conversation in CPsquare about
      > spiritual communities as communities of practice. In our initial exploration
      > it has been remarkable how many challenges they face in common, even though
      > they see themselves as fundamentally different. We are working toward
      > holding a conference of some kind on the subject.
      > In addition to our semi-annual research and dissertation fests, CPsquare is
      > continuing with its monthly "Shadow the Leader" sessions where we follow the
      > activities of one community leader for an entire year. The first three years
      > of this series have yielded rich insights. We are adding a quarterly series
      > that is being designed as we go. It's called "Visits to living communities"
      > and our current thinking is on CPsquare's public Wiki:
      > http://cpsquare.org/wiki/CPsquare_field_trips_project. The events themselves
      > are open to the public. Part of the idea is to use a conceptual framework
      > to investigate the communities we visit. We are experimenting with the "C4P
      > model" by Hoadley, C. M., and Kilner, P. G. (2005) "Using technology to
      > transform communities of practice into knowledge-building communities," ACM
      > SIG-GROUP Bulletin, 25(1), 31-40. (Discussed and elaborated in Alice
      > MacGillivray, "Knowledge
      > <http://boundaryspanner.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/jemielniak-hr_macgillivr
      > ay-chapter1.pdf> Intensive Work in a Network of Counter-Terrorism
      > Communities" from
      > <http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=33145> Handbook of
      > Research on Knowledge-Intensive Organizations edited/authored by J.
      > Kociatkiewicz & D. Jemielniak (Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2008).)
      > John
      > *
      > * John D. Smith ~ Voice: 503.963.8229 ~ Skype: smithjd, Twitter: smithjd
      > * Portland, Oregon, USA http://www.learningAlliances.net
      > "With company we quicken our ascent." Rumi
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