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Name (Do NOT forget to upload a picture; that helps being admitted to KM4Dev)
John Smith
Occupation/Title
Community leader and Consultant
Organization
CPsquare and Learning Alliances
Organization Type
Academic/Research, Individual/Consultant
Organization URL
http://learningalliances.net
Areas of KM Expertise
Online Facilitation, Social Web/Web 2.0, Collaborative Technologies, Communities of Practice, Research, Workshop Facilitation
Email ID
john.smith@learningalliances.net
Skype ID
smithjd
Blog URL
http://learningalliances.net
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Landscape of Practice

We're having a discussion about the term "landscape of practices" and what it evokes in our own KM4Dev work: http://wiki.km4dev.org/What_does_the_term_%22landscape_of_practices%22_evoke_for_you_in_your_own_KM4Dev_work%3F 

It leads to a session on Friday December 20th:  …

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:12am

The Wiki Survey results for Philipp Grunewald's research offer

One initiative I took on as part of the IFAD synthesis project got going due to a conversation with Philipp Grunewald where we were wondering how a community like KM4Dev could guide a researcher’s activities.  Philipp was willing to give 2 hours a week to the community in some kind of research effort, but wanted to find a topic that was useful or…

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A mis-leading sign of a KM4Dev downturn

I've been studying the Graham Durant-Law Social Network Analysis report (http://wiki.km4dev.org/AAR_SNA) for the IFAD funded studies synthesis.  The most striking graphic shows posts by year with a blue line suggesting to me that the number of posts were falling alarmingly:

The big drop after 2010 made me think, "Oh maybe…

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Nearby & overlapping communities

I'm wondering what communities adjoin or overlap with KM4Dev.  I just added http://www.southsouth.info/ to the list on the Wiki: http://wiki.km4dev.org/Adjoining_communities_--_frequented_by_KM4Dev_members 

What communities do you participate in that are related to KM4Dev?

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 7:57pm

Synthesis study of IFAD-funded projects

I've been remiss in connecting with activity on this Ning Site. More to come, but I wanted to post a bit of context, starting with an introduction of me in this role that Pete Cranston posted on the Dgroup list on September 25:

 

As I am sure you all remember, there have been three pieces of research work carried out as part of the IFAD support to KM4Dev

  • SNA: a Social Network Analysis of the network (and of its Francophone counterpart,…
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Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

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