Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Reason for this Blog

Ops ... looks like ARK Group decided they did not want to fund two facilitators afterall for this seminar so I'm no longer involved in the project ... this Blog has therefore become redundant ...
sorry for any inconvenience.

I shall, though, be in Singapore early in June running a series of half day sessions on web 2.0 topics, you'll be able to find details closer to the date at

The reason for this Blog ... is (was) quite simple ... to practice what we preach.
Hopefully it will help us as facilitators to better design the event to be more relevant to your needs and hopes for the two days.
It should also help you, as participants, to better understand what you are coming to and to share any relevant experiences you have in this field before we meet face to face.

Plus it looks pretty flash that we could knock this Blog together in less than an hour .. so just call us 'show-offs' ... but you'll also be able to do this yourself after the event ... if you ask for that to be part of the programme.

Michel and Chris ... Who R We?

Michel (Bauwens)
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian internet entrepreneur and corporate strategist with extensive experience in the field of knowledge management. Prior to his involment in the internet he was information analyst and reference librarian for the United States Information Agency, and knowledge manager for BP.
In 1993, for his pioneering work as cybrarian in creating one of the first virtual libraries in corporate settings, he was awared as European Special Librarian of the Year in 1993, received a special BP Information Star Prize for Innovation in IT, and was mentioned in a book on Super-searchers. Sinds 2003, he is the founder and director of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives, a research and advocacy organizationspecializing in social innovation, crowdsourcing and peer production.

Chris (Smith)
For the really dedicated my online ePortfolio can be seen at www.shambles.net/csmith
For everyone else I've been in education (mainly k-12) for thirty years most of it overseas and most of that in Hong Kong and now Thailand. Most of my work in the last few years is related to ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in Teaching and Learning and I'm a real fan of everything Web 2.0 ... maybe even an evangelist ... try out some of my links on the right to learn more.
Look forwarding to sharing my experiences and hearing about yours!


Aims and Objectives of this event

In this two-day workshop and seminar, we will introduce Web 2.0 both as a tool and a new way of envisaging corporate and instructional practices, but also examine its deep impact on the present and future of business and governance practice.
Web 2.0 does not just represent a new set of tools for learning and knowledge management, but also anew vision of how these practices can be enhanced by marshalling the collective intelligence of groups in an opennment.

Introduce Yourselves

It would be brilliant if you could introduce yourselves here ... just click on the "comment" link below and get typing.
It would also be helpful if you could cover
- what it is you are doing (job-wise)
- what you hope to gain from this event
- any web 2.0 experience you have

If you already have a Blog, Wiki or Podcast then please add a link to them .... if you have no idea what a Blog, Wiki or Podcast is ... then thats certainly not a probelm ... it's our job to give you that information and knowledge!
P.S. a Wiki is NOT a dyslexic Kiwi !

Programme Details

All this below is provisional ... so please revisit the page closer o the event.
Day 1 (Thursday 28 June)
Session 1 (9:00-10-30) Michel
Intro to social innovation, collaborative networks, crowdsourcing and peer production
Session 2 (11:00-12:30) Chris
Intro to Web 2.0 technologies and practices
Session 3 (1:30-3:00) Chris
Wikis, Blogs and RSS feeds ... the specifics
Session 4 (3:30-5:00) Michel
Experiential exchange

Day 1 (Friday 29 June)
Session 1 (9:00-10-30) Michel
Web 2.0 based learning and knowledge management paradigm
Session 2 (11:00-12:30) Chris
Web 2.0 and KM Tools ... some case studies and examples
Session 3 (1:30-3:00) Chris
Which Web 2.0 tool to use for which communication ... workshop (flow chart)
Session 4 (3:30-4:30) Michel
Reflecting and sharing of current practice
Action Planning (Web 2.0 style?)
Session 5 (4:30-5:00) Michel & Chris
Summaries, conclusions and the expected evaluation form.

Housekeeping elements