This is a project where much will be done online, sometimes in your group, sometimes individually. The class will gather every Monday afternoon. These on‐ and offline meetings give you a chance to hook up with the tutor for coaching, discuss learnings about the course and about Team work and to work on the week’s assignment. Probably the class should be 3‐4,5 hour and will involve a synchronous on‐line lecture and discussion with Nancy White, coming to us from Seattle via Google Hangout.
Because we work together in groups, we expect everyone’s attendance and participation. Missing more than 2 workshops and/or meetings with your tutor will result in a lower grade. Inefficient participation could lead to being kicked out of your group. Your tutor will discuss this with you.
Week by Week Overview
Monday, September 2nd through Thursday, September 5th (daily 8:45‐15:00)
Topic of the week
We are forming a new community of learners. You have experienced lots of activities in week one that are larger than the Project Communities course. Y...
Starting Monday September 9th
Theme: Getting to know the purpose of the course and your NGO
During this course we will explore 4 different themes around the use of online communities and networks in innovative design. As action learning, you...
Starting Monday September 16th
Technology is one of the three underlying parts of successful online communities and networks. (The others are social architecture which includes people and how they connect, and processes/practices!)
Students can identify different types of on- and offline group forms and illustrate how these can have an added value to their project.
Students can describe how they would use crowdsourcing (for ideas, and other design insights)...
Students can describe what the ideal work team looks like for their project and tell us why.
Reflect according to the STARR (Situation, tasks, actions, result, reflection) method on what you should do differently.
Students can describe how they would use crowdfunding (for monetary support). What are the strengths and weaknesses of crowdfunding for their NGO challenge?
Give examples of potential crowdfunding options (at least 2) and...
Students can give the NGO the advice on how to market their project to their constituent community and explore how their constituents can support each other, potentially through an online community aspect to the proposed design....
Students can blend the elements of their findings to create a plausible solution for the NGO project and demonstrate these findings in their final blog and in final multi‐media presentation/video.
The general p...
Students can blend the elements of their findings to create a plausible strategy to use communities to help address their NGO’s design challenge and demonstrate these findings in their final blog and in final live‐multi‐media prese...