Technology has changed what it means to “be together” for teams, groups and networks. We can now connect and interact across time and space, co-create and share our creations across the globe. This also means we face a dizzying array of tools and platforms which seem to morph and change daily. We all seem to use the tools in different ways, creating gaps and friction in our groups. What’s a person to do? Consider technology stewardship, the practice of scanning for, choosing, implementing and supporting useful practices using technology in a community. Nancy White will share a few frameworks and stories, then we’ll open the conversation.
- What is community technology stewardship?
- What inherent tensions does a steward work with in a community?
- How can we explore a community’s activity orientations as a way of making decisions around technology?
6:00-6:30 Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles). 6:30-7:15 Nancy White: Digital Habitats 7:15-8:00 Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts.
RMIT Graduate School of Business, 300 Queen Street. Melbourne Lecture room 158.1.2B (Ground level – just behind reception). Ample metered street parking nearby in Queen Street (between La Trobe and Little Lonsdale).
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About Nancy White
Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organisations connect through online and offline strategies. Nancy is an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and online communities. She has a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector. Nancy blogs as well as teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media. She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.
Nancy confesses to online interaction, learning and chocolate addictions. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two grown sons.
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