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The IDeA is developing social media enabled learning resources and practice development. In particular around an efficiency exchange and interactive case study development.

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RFQ for corporate blogging template 1 Reply

As part of the Knowledge Hub project, I'll soon be sending out Requests for Quotations for the design of a blogging template around Wordpress MU. I'm not looking for anything too fancy, something…Continue

Started by Ingrid Koehler. Last reply by Matthew Knight Jan 31, 2010.

Knowledge Hub - data workstream ideas

From what we have learned from similar projects, it is pretty certain that for the initial testing/prototype of the Knowledge Hub, that we will work with a limited set of data sources. These will be…Continue

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Started by Gary Colet Jan 5, 2010.

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Comment by David Wilcox on January 8, 2010 at 13:26
Stephen Hilton suggests over here that the need for collaboration around climate change may push councils into use of social media - and presumably new approaches to knowledge sharing. Other drivers, opportunities?
Comment by Stephen Dale on December 10, 2009 at 21:41
In response to Mark and David, the whole point of the Knowledge Hub is to be able to link people, groups and conversations who share a common interest or goal. The voluntary (third) sector is a key part of the public service sector, as are the multitude of agencies and NGOs. The 'clever' bit of the Khub is that we're not forcing any of these groups or organisations to move their conversations or network platforms to the Khub. All we need is a feed of some sort (RSS/XML) and a taxonomy (to ensure we're able to link data and add context) and the Khub will do the rest, identifying opportunities for joining up networks (and hence conversations). So, in a rather long-winded way, I'm saying no-one in the sector is excluded; the only criteria (given this is a CLG sponsored project) is that it must have something to do with service or efficiency improvement.

Also agree with David's point - it would be good to add a 3rd sector dimension to the scenarios that we're developing.
Comment by Ingrid Koehler on December 10, 2009 at 8:24
Right now we have some communities with strong participation from local partners, including the voluntary sector. We'd hope to see that increasing. It may be that there need to be some 'walls' placed around some conversations....if they are particularly sensitive. But we're going to try to encourage a default position of opennesss.
Comment by David Wilcox on December 9, 2009 at 22:33
It would be interesting to play through a scenario (s) with strong 3rd sector involvement, and see what that means for khub configuration/procedures. We used bits of the socialbysocial game, and I'm sure it could be made more DIY playable locally if you were interested. The idea of moving discussions into this space is to encourage that sort of collaborative design/testing (over to Steve and Ingrid)
Comment by mark walker on December 9, 2009 at 22:19
maybe some of the NIs that relate directly to the third sector (6 and 7 I think?) could provide a staring point for examining potential crossovers with 3rd sector?
Comment by David Wilcox on December 9, 2009 at 22:13
Thanks Mark - I aim to blog something too. Briefly, my take was the Hub is really a cloud/network of content and of people at many levels from national to local. The way the clouds get configured is a bit like Twitter ... an event or a topic gets tagged and the network gets defined that way. Another trigger, another cloud/network. The configurations we talked about at the advisory group were around national indicators ... problems/tasks like youth offending, alcohol control, in the context of local strategic partnerships.
So yes, community and volorgs would be in the cloud/network, if the topic were relevant. It does raise some challenging issues about how far council officers and others are prepared to take part in cloud activities in public. Do they have one level of profile and exposure inside the council (s) and another outside?
But I'm not saying I'm right ... that's just my current mental model.
Comment by mark walker on December 9, 2009 at 22:02
really helpful record of the meeting [in typical Wilcox style]
really interested in where local voluntary sector may come into the scenarios being reviewed [couldn't find any mention but watched it in front of the football on the telly so that doesn't mean it's not there]
can knowledge hub include third sector orgs?
Comment by Stephen Dale on December 9, 2009 at 20:09
Still writing up the outputs from the recent (7th Dec) Knowledge Hub Advisory Group, but summary of the meeting in my blog.
Comment by David Wilcox on November 25, 2009 at 13:37
I've just blogged ideas for an Open Innovation Exchange on this site that might help move Knowledge Hub forward, among other things
Comment by Stephen Dale on November 6, 2009 at 16:30
I did a brief presentation about the Knowledge Hub at Thursday's (5th Nov) Teacamp. Slides are attached.

Knowledge Hub - Teacamp 05Nov09.ppt

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