Sunday, February 21, 2010

Virtual Field Trip

CPsquare, the community of practice on communities of practice, and SCoPE are working together to organize virtual Quarterly Field Trips. The practice of visiting communities has a long history in and around CPsquare, and during the 2009 Online Community Enthusiast event in Vancouver, British Columbia we decided to organize these field trips as a way to provide opportunities for a mutual exchange among community leaders and enthusiasts. Tourists (enthusiasts) can get ideas and insights from seeing other communities, and the tour guides (leaders) can benefit from the expertise of the enthusiasts.

Our third field trip is scheduled for February 22, 2010 at 20:00 GMT. This excursion, outlined in the CPSquare Wiki, will be to the Wikisourcing Sustainable Enterprises (WSE) community. Host Jenny Ambrozek will show us the WSE community as it is today using this informal community comparison framework adapted from the C4P model for our quarterly field trips:
  • Content: What explicit knowledge objects such as documents or video clips are created or shared in this community?
  • Connections: What interpersonal contacts between community members (e.g., that facilitate relationship-building between community members) can you observe?
  • Conversation: What face-to-face or online conversations are going on?
  • Context: What context gives meaning to the content, connections and conversations in this community?
  • Purpose: What is the reason for which the members come together in this community?
When: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 PST,  20:00 GMT (your time zone)  
Where: SCoPE Community Enthusiasts Elluminate Room

I will be co-moderating this session with John Smith. It's open to everyone so please spread the word!

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