Re: [cp] CPsquare news: resources in print and on the web, workshops and conferences
- I ordered my copy last night! Can't wait to hold it in my hand.
> De: email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] En nombre de John D.
> Smith [john.smith@...]
> Enviado el: jueves, 20 de agosto de 2009 1:34
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> Asunto: [cp] CPsquare news: resources in print and on the web, workshops and
> 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
> 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:
> 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
> 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 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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