In this episode:
We have Joe Darnell subbing in for Bryan this week to talk about community. We look at what a community is in both the on- and offline world, and how we can use algorithms to uncover these communities.
About Our Guest: Joe Darnell
A fellow podcaster, Joe Darnell has a vested interest in logo design and branding for online and print media. He's especially keen on attention to detail and productive workflows. Altogether, Joe has 15+ years of experience in graphic design, video editing, and audio production. Not too long ago, he was the creative director at one place, and then another. For now, Joe works alone, like Batman. For listeners of All of the Above, his TechTonic podcast is right up your alley.
You can find him on Twitter @_JoeDarnell
Show Notes & Links
Bryan: Community’s Impact on Learning (Starts at: 3:22)
Technology has expanded our sense of the word community. Previously we may only have thought of a community as a town or neighborhood. Such a definition is centered around mostly a shared geographical location. Today communities can refer to a group that shares similars interests, needs or responsbilities without any concern for distance or even time (Rosenberg, 2005).
And in turn it seems that we are seeing the idea of communities mentioned more and more in both education and workplace training. More specifically we are seeing the idea of communities of practice. For example you may see Nursing students getting together to study, have regular discussions, share experiences, and ask each other for help. That can then expand beyond just students to also include educators, practicitioners, and experts in the field joining in on the discussion, offering advice and wisdom, and serving as mentors.
The act of building and joining a community has also been shown to bring about increased motivation, engagement, and better performance academically as well as in the workplace (Mac, Ivan, Reuman, & Main, 1995). So I am interested to hear if you all have stories in which joining or building a community impacted you and your education.
Joe: Characteristics & Forms of Community (Starts at 4:20)
Exploring the idea of Community
Steve Jobs: Making a dent in the universe
Be factual, fair about homescooling
THe #1 Homeschooling Community
Windows 3.1 User Interface
The best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over 9.9 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Front End Designer Playground
The world’s largest network of local groups.
The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
Where learners connect
Sam: Community Structure (Starts at 26:18)
The official homepage
The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam
Lisp (programming language)
COBOL: 10 Reasons the Old Language Is Still Kicking
What is skeuomorphism?
The future of the library: How they’ll evolve for the digital age
PBS Persuaders: Frank Lutz The Wordsmith
The Agony of Frank Luntz: What does it mean when America’s top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?
Connect with many like-minded individuals in the Community who are eager for camaraderie and accountability.
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