FW: Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 274 - Digital Habitats - 1:30pm EDT, Monday April 5, 2010
If you’ve never participated in one of Jerry Michalski’s Yi-Tan calls, you are in for a real treat. They are a lot of fun.
* John David Smith ~ Voice: 503.963.8229 ~ Skype & Twitter: smithjd
* Portland, Oregon, USA http://www.learningAlliances.net
* “Mental health is dedication to reality at all costs.” - M Scott Peck
Do you need a technology steward? Are you one already?
Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John D Smith are black belts in social learning and online community formation (as well as longtime friends of ours). Their new book, Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities, focuses on how communities and technology intersect, with practical advice for the stewards -- the people with enough experience in the workings of a community to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technology to take leadership in addressing those needs.
If you are a member of a community (who isn't?) and you've made use of a mailing list, wiki, web conferencing system, Skype call or other collaboration tool, you're probably curious already.
With Etienne, Nancy and John, let's discuss:
- How has technology changed what it means for communities to "be together"?
- What is the role of a technology steward? the key skills? the new terms of art?
- Where can we see these stewards in action? How can we learn these skills?
There's also a site for their new book, here.
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010
Time: 10:30 PDT, 1:30 EDT
Dial-in Number: 1-270-400-1500
Participant Access Code: 778778
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