My Twitter inbox showed a message from Sylvia Currie where she pointed to a post she had made on aggregating together the disparate content created by members of a network from their multimemberships in various online communities.
This prompted me to write the following:
This post strikes a chord. Being a multimembership person myself I’m only now happening on this discussion, through a post by Sylvia to Twitter. I’m surprised to see that this is the last day of an event that’s been going on for two weeks. I’ve probably been aware of is at some point in the past few weeks but let it slip due to all the other memberships I follow, the CCK08 seminars for example, http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/, and the Training of Trainers event earlier this week (URL handy due to Cristina’s post on Twitter just now: http://knowmansland.com/learningpath/?p=187). I’m being interviewed for a FOC08 session on Sunday http://www.wikieducator.org/Facilitating_online_communities/course_mini_conference#9_Nov-11_AM_GMT__What_are_Webheads.3F_An_introduction so if this seminar is a part of Facilitating Online Communities then I am participating in this SCoPE event obliquely, I think smilingly to myself.
In May 2009 Webheads are putting on their biannual Webheads in Action Online unConvergence, http://wiaoc.org. I think I really like Sylvia’s post because it’s a kind of manual for how to set up such a conference and link its parts together. I am also involved in this year’s EVO sessions at http://evosessions.pbwiki.com/. Again the big challenge here is aggregating all the multi-memberships.
I already tag a lot of my posts ‘writingmatrix’ because that was a great experiment that some fellow teachers and I did recently to try and get students in different parts of the world communicating by aggregating their content through this one tag ‘writingmatrix’; see http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com. I think I;’ll start using the ‘multimembership’ tag frequently in certain posts that I make in the near future, just to see how it aggregates in other people’s tag searches.
Actually writing this is getting me thinking about this topic in a way that I might share through my Musings blog at http://vancestevens.tumblr.com. When I post there I’ll tag it ‘multimembership’ so you can find it (done, tagged here and at http://delicious/tag/multimembership.