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Association, Aggregation and Acknowledgement

Introduction In the last year I have been exploring how a connectivist approach to sharing information might support the flourishing of digital communities of practice in sport. In this post I: Signal the development of an International Content Partnership in high performance sport. Note discussions about the role an International Association for Sports Information (IASI) can play in a connected world. I hope that both these items will help me explore association, aggregation and acknowledgement as important attributes of adopting a connectivist approach to learning. (I like Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith's (2009) approach to learning in this context: "We see...

Migratning IACSS09

In December 2008 I came across the social media service provided by Ning. I am always keen to explore the functionality of social media tools and signed up for a Premium Service account with Ning. This account provided an advert-clear skin for the site. I thought I would use the IACSS09 conference as the focus of the Ning site. I have written about the site in a post titled Sport n.0: Connecting Social Networks. I liked Ning's mix of tools and thought they exemplified Clark Quinn's (2009) observation that social media provide: A rich ecosystem of tools supporting communities to share thinking,...

Food for Thought 2.1

I had hoped to add to my Food for Thought 1.1 post last week but events overtook me! I was thinking that by the time I reached Adrian Hill's blog I would have written a Food for Thought 1.4 post. Instead I am at week two in the Rs. In this week in review, Ruth Demitroff posted about Blip.fm, Chief Justice John Roberts and Barack Obama's Inauguration Address. In her post on the Address, Ruth links to a new York Times article by Stanley Fish. Ruth draws attention to text as parataxis and I think this has implications for how...