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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:47am.

    Useful Games

    Site by Drew Mackie and David Wilcox, "bringing together old and new material on workshop games and simulations run over the past ten years"

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:38am.

    Digital mentors open bidding process

    ... with links to blog etc where people are discussing how to bid to the govenment programme. Contrast with official forum that is pretty empty

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:35am.

    Government promoting bottom-up edemocracy

    Open invitation process by Ministry of Justice for their Building Democracy innovation fund

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:34am.

    Role of the convenor

    ... in innovation: bringing together those with problems, those with possible tech solutions, those with resources and support

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:32am.

    World 1.0 and World 2.0

    How worldview may hinder adoption of social media ... with link to David Gurteen original

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:30am.

    Etienne Wenger tools categorisation

    ... for communities of practice

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:29am.

    Purpose, People, Process and Tools model

    Download pdf. See also categorising tools note

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:24am.

    Categorising tools

    Which tools may work best for Consuming (getting) information, communing/creating, and collaborating. Works with Purpose, People, Process and tools model

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:14am.

    Social media game

    First version of the game from 2006, with links to more.

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:13am.

    Steve Bridger Fundraising Slideshare

    great range of material covered

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:11am.

    Avoiding the technology trap

    Don't think that introducing technology will lead to creativity and innovation, without cultural and other changes. Would fit well with Mindset-Skills-Technology model

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:10am.

    Beth Kanter 2.0 presentation and David Wilcox Boston Game

    Good presentation; instructions for game right at the end

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 16 November 2008 - 11:08am.

    Social Innovation Game

    Social media for social innovation game

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    Clive Holtham posted a link on 15 November 2008 - 4:57pm.

    Empathy and social change

    An interesting report for Oxfam by Roman Krznaric who has worked with Theodore Zeldin. Like this quote:
    "We have managed to harness the power of the wind, the sun and the water, but have yet to appreciate the power of our children to affect social change"
    Mary Gordon, founder of the Roots of Empathy education programme

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    Paul Miller posted a Blog entry on 14 November 2008 - 4:39pm.

    Power, pilates and tango to the people

    It's been such a busy week, I've only just go round to blogging that we had a lovely piece about us in the Guardian on Tuesday. Lucy Tobin really spent some time trying out the site to find herself a digital photography teacher and talking to people who had used the site to find a teacher. It's great to see an article where the School of Everything community is in the foreground rather than it just being about us as a company (although those are nice too!).

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    Dougald Hine posted a Blog entry on 14 November 2008 - 4:22pm.

    School of Smiling

    I love keeping an eye on the subjects people sign up to teach or learn - and I just spotted that we have our first smiling teacher! Welcome to the site, Jana Fielding. (Jana also offers confidence teaching for business development, coaching and therapeutic arts.)

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    Peter Brownell posted a note on 14 November 2008 - 11:45am.

    Testing Drupal's Notifications - delete your entry from notifications_sent

    Drupal's notifications module is pretty darn useful, but, you need to have some methods for testing it otherwise you will wait days for updates.

    One of the simplest little tricks is making sure that you receive an update immediately, just delete your user's entry from the notifications_sent table. This means that you have no history of updates, and the system will think you are due an email.


    mysql> delete from notifications_sent where uid = 128499 limit 1;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:06am.

    Strategy building w/ POST method

    Here is an example of a workshop game and a handout I have used when teaching nonprofits about building social media strategies (focusing on goals and people before tools).

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:02am.

    Conversation Prism

    This blog post has the graphic and explanation from Brian Solis about the conversation prism (the charted social technologies by funcation).

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    Amy Sample Ward posted a link on 14 November 2008 - 10:00am.

    WeAreMedia

    NTEN and the nonprofit technology community lead by Beth Kanter and others have built a toolkit and instructional guides about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.

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