Archive of Online Collaboration

4, 3, 2, 1…some of our favorite posts from 2013

on December 24th, 2013 in Blog by | Comments Off

As we reflected on 2013  while making plans for 2014, we talked about the ideas we shared via the online communities of practice we created or manage for our partners and clients. Each of our policy staff members has chosen a blog post or discussion entry that they wrote  to…

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Community of Practice Evaluation: What We Measure and Why

on September 23rd, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

A few months ago, I wrote a blog titled How Online Communities of Practice Shape Our Work.  Today I have been thinking a lot about how we evaluate these communities and why we choose to value certain measurements.  The most obvious answer is that we have goals.  And, while I…

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BE BOLD

on July 8th, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that when you are deeply interested in something, you find ideas about that interest where you aren’t expecting to find them and when you aren’t intentionally seeking that information?  If you are open to learning something new, then ideas come to you from sources and settings…

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How Online Communities of Practice Shape Our Work

on February 7th, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

In education reform, technology increasingly allows us to work across classrooms, schools, districts, states, and often even international borders.  Online dialogues via email are a way of life for most of us and we routinely connect through webinars, Google Plus, Discussion Forums, Twitter, Facebook, and many other platforms.  Online communities…

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West Wind receives New Communications Award

on November 16th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

West Wind Education Policy Inc. is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2012 Commendation of Excellence in the Government division in the External Communications & Communities category of the Society for New Communications Research Excellence in New Communications Awards program. The prestigious awards program honors individuals…

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