Connecting BTOP Peers to Collaborate, Learn, and Train

Tech Soup Blog

As part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project (BTOP), which is a federal stimulus program for thousands of organizations and public libraries around the country to help expand and improve broadband access, we've been interviewing grantees to glean their best practices, challenges, opportunities, and hopes for the projects they're working on.

NTC Storytellers: Accidental Technologist, Volume One

NTEN

I was very happy to share several tools from the Droid App world like Cinch, Posterous and TweetCaster to help better make the Droid mobile devices more integrated with the messaging and in the process learned from others - for instance about how the newer versions of the FlipCam (thank you, Cisco) auto compresses the videos depending on the upload source. 11ntc Collaboration learning sharing storytelling IT Staff

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

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It incorporates many different ideas aligned with how people learn and how they learn best by moving away from the lecture and lecture notes and encouraging students to engage with their peers as they learn.

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

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The Gensler study suggests that employees need four different work areas to be productive: focus, collaborate, learn, and socialize. Such spaces offer great benefits for collaboration, transparency, knowledge sharing, learning, creativity, and team building.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

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On Monday, Rheingold delivered the UC’s Regents Lecture , “Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy” prior to working with a group of students in a seminar and launching a process to co-construct a peeragogy handbook/sourcebook. Photo by Aussiegal.

Webinars in 2012 ? Where are They Going?

SocialFish

We’ll be featuring a lot more posts about social learning (you’ve probably noticed some already ) and we’ll introduce our full CommPartners team soon! However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition.

London Net Tuesday January - Resolutions for Learning

Amy Sample Ward

Join us for Net Tuesday London, this month: Resolutions for Learning! January’s event will ask questions like: How do you manage your learning? Where do you go to connect with other online who are learning about or interested in the same things you are? The first of the year is resolution time, so this will be a chance to make resolutions about your learning, and get quality feedback about how to make them happen!

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Smartboards and lightweight laptops such as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and NEO2 already providing alternative learning experiences. It could spawn innovative interactive applications that support collaborative learning.

Great reads from around the web on April 28th

Amy Sample Ward

We hope to establish a collaborative learning community — with plenty of space for ideas and wisdom of the field. We aim to work together to create a vision for meeting the education and learning needs of people in our field. Name-calling is never nice — that much most of us learned in kindergarten. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Thank You Fernanda Ibarra: She's Number 7!

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I am a multiplayer giving a lot of focus into the Web (online communities, socialnetworks, collaborative learning). I'm, of course, experimenting with person-to-person fundraising on Facebook and I'll share my learnings here. Full Size Photo here. Thank you Fernanda Ibarra.

From Community Arts To Community of Online Learners: Janet Salmons, Ph.D

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Most of the projects with these programs were carried out collaboratively; so I had a chance to see how different kinds of organizations, from grassroots to national, operate. It focused on collaborative e-learning. I interviewed ten online educators in five countries about how they planned and organized collaborative learning activities. A premise for this work is that we need to be better at working collaboratively???whether

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Lili Wang

ASU Lodestar Center

I am also interested in the intersection of the government and the nonprofit sectors, which includes cross-sector collaboration, nonprofit provision of public services, etc. What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? It’s not the lesson I have learned, but rather it’s generally an important point for junior scholars to keep in mind, to protect your time for research and learn to say “No”.

NpTech Tag Roundup: Election Day, NPTech Blog Chatter, and Tool Talk

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The Knowledge-at-Work blog writes about when learning and knowledge collide -- and the importance of collaborative learning networks. There is a fairly large educator community on Second Life and the lessons learned are starting to appear in the blogosphere.