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Digital tools are now part of most communities’ habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for. The general set of slides I’m using in my Technology Stewardship workshops in S . Africa, May (CSIR/Pretoria, University of Cape Town. 1 School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland. Wenger, E., White, N., and Smith, J.D. () Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities.

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It culminates As an attentive practitioner, I agreed in an Action Notebook, which takes sophisti- that relections on polarities—such as the ten- cated ideas presented in chapters and pres- sions between participation and reiication— ents them in a format that looks deceptively need constant attention.

That is, as technology becomes a more central concern, learning and talking about technology hhabitats becomes more central and so does mentoring. It turns out that all those tables and pictures that make the book a useful handbook present some special challenges when publishing it in an electronic format.

Interacting without producing artifacts makes learning depend on individual interpretation and memory and can limit its depth, extent, and impact.

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Smith subtly draws on scholarly thinking to support and Nancy White. Beware of any technology steward who hzbitats you that they learned how to do it in school. On the other hand, he or she may play an integral role in demonstrating the technology practice or even installing the technology and ensuring its status as operational. It is a fascinating case, but guide.

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Communities of practice theory is presented clearly and simply in a few pages within the introduction and is sufficient to inform any reader who is unfamiliar with Wenger’s earlier work. Techne-mentors show up in all fog genres of participation but their role is probably more visible at the geeking out end of the spectrum.


We imagined that people would copy pages of the book and write their responses on paper. Being able to share documents, control who can write to a document, and have multiple people write in a document are all very useful functions. So their focus on speciic technolo- to journals, news and opinions from outside gies waned, while exploration of the broader, the community.

One strategy that we came up with was to set up a Slack Team room where we would expect more chatting could take place, even during a meeting. Edit your copy, discuss, and share.

A key point re-iterated in the book is that it is essential to focus on the needs of the community first and then find the products to support it, rather than starting with products and trying to fit the group into them. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in theory and deepen your practice, whether you are a community leader or sponsor who wants to understand how communities and technology intersect, or whether you just want practical advice, this is the book for you.

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For some reason such a steqarding was never part of the book the vignettes were not included in the index! In fact, it is commynities ing that gathering. It turns out that all those tables and pictures that make the book a practical handbook made it take a lot longer to put it in an electronic format. A couple long quotes describes the techne-mentor concept: This illustrates both my failure to undertake the steward’s responsibility to fully research the technical side and the challenges we face to fully realise the potential of ICT.

It also encompasses a variety of roles ranging across leader, broker, representative, facilitator and perhaps even motivator.

He is the author and co-author of seminal books on communities of practice, including Situated Learning, where the term was coined, Communities of Practice: You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store habirats how we use it on our cookies page. The text contains much advice on how the steward can encourage and avoid deterring participation in an on-line community; a sstewarding that will be very familiar to anyone who has run a Virtual Learning Environment or similar.


Another part of my practice is to share my draft strings with other LS practitioners for feedback. For example, do 8. It also shields member identity carefully tecjnology making it difficult to share your email address through its individual messaging channel; in effect it tries to keep you tied to Meetup for member-to-member communication.

Digital Habitats; Stewarding Technology for Communities

Mariah Cherem rated it really liked it Nov 07, It seems logical, given that technology is a central theme of the book. It is a role that is neither directive nor non-directive. Looping back to Hanging Outthat makes a lot of sense:.

Books by Etienne Wenger.

For example, see http: They might ponder commnuities A Review of The Science of such as: Etienne helps organizations in all sectors apply these ideas through consulting, public speaking, teaching, and research. I read this before it came out, and it is now one of my primary references for people thinking about technology and communities.

It has the advantage in not assuming that kids are passive, mere audiences to media or educational content. Dec 11 Long Live the Evolution!

Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in The community also habitate and acknowledgement of rapid change. Joshua Walker rated it it was ok Sep 29, Technology has changed what it means for communities to “be together.

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