21 octobre 2018

Building Trust: How the development community can engage the private sector

Fundamental to my organisation’s success in delivering local impact against several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been developing an ecosystem of global and local in-country partners. And critical to this ecosystem is private sector participation: Corporate partners bring a different lens on what we do, a welcome push for innovation, creative approaches and efficiencies, and a business-like approach and priority to sustainability. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Learning in Communities

Learning in Communities
The latest in my series of articles for the Australian Flexible Learning Community, in this item I look at the question of why we want online learning communities and what makes these communities work. More...

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30 septembre 2018

Could “learning communities” hold the key to part-time student retention?

eCampus NewsOnly 37 percent of students who attend college part time earn a degree within six years, the nonprofit Center for American Progress (CAP) says. While student retention is a big issue for all colleges and universities, it’s especially challenging for community colleges, where three out of four students are enrolled part time. More...

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05 septembre 2018

Communities Online

Communities Online
Though presented as a two-column PDF document (and therefore almost impossible to read online), this article is a nice summary of the discussion surrounding online communities from last year's Net*Working 2002 conference held online in Australia. More...

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03 septembre 2018

Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice

Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice
This detailed article is a good look at the use of communities of practice to facilitate knowledge management and sharing between organizations. Though a reasonable practice (since there may not be sufficient mass in a given discipline within a single organization), inter-organizational communities of practice carry with them particular difficulties. More...

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31 août 2018

Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group

Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group
Adam Sobieski, W3C, 2018/07/26

I'm not sure whether the world needed this but we're getting it nonetheless. More...

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25 août 2018

Latino community struggles to pursue higher ed

University Business Magazine logoOn Monday, a group of high school students and their parents met at Mary Aranda - Farmers Insurance to talk about the opportunities and challenges of going to college. More...

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24 juillet 2018

New Plan for Consolidating Conn. Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents will hear a revised plan Thursday for how the system plans to save money and consolidate the state's 12 community colleges. More...

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11 juillet 2018

The Field Behind the Screen: Using Netnography For Marketing Research in Online Communities

The Field Behind the Screen: Using Netnography For Marketing Research in Online Communities
Robert V. Kozinets, Journal of Marketing Research, January 3, 2014
So here's an interesting question I got in my email: is netnography a real thing? I have to confess that I don't know, as it's totally new to me. So what is netnography? Harrison Hayes writes, "In Netnography, online observations and interactions are valued as a cultural reflection that yields deep human understanding. Like in Ethnography, Netnography is naturalistic, immersive, descriptive, intuitive, adaptable, and focused on context." Robert Kozinets makes clear its relation to consumer research. and cites people like Sherry Turkle. More...

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01 juin 2018

Community Standards

Community Standards
This document is being depicted as Facebook's "content moderation standard" but it isn't that. It's a document aimed at users and describes what Facebook is calling its "community standards" but is more like a plain-language version of its terms of service. This is an important distinction because the concept of "community standards" is originally (and still!) a representation of what the community thinks is appropriate, not a service provider. More...

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