Wednesday, May 20, 2009

InSITE-Connect: A Model For Dynamic Interdisciplinary Interaction


After my return from Ireland, where I will deliver four (4) keynote presentations titled

The Paradigms They Are A-Changin' > The Future Of Research And Scholarship: Open / Semantic / Social / Mobile


I will travel to Macon, Georgia to give the keynote at InSite 2009: Informing Science + IT Education Joint Conference on June 13 2009


Proceedings Available At

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InSITE-Connect: A Model For Dynamic Interdisciplinary Interaction


As prominently stated on its homepage, the Informing Science Institute is “an organization of colleagues helping colleagues … [that] draw[s] together people … who teach, research, and use information technologies to inform clients … [and who] share their knowledge with others,” regardless of [their respective] disciplines [].

While its meetings and publications provide opportunities to communicate, current and emerging online technologies have the potential of facilitating greater collaboration between and among scholars and their publics, regardless of location, time, or academic focus.

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of select online professional and social networks, and describe the features and functionalities that can foster more dynamic interaction within the diverse InSITE communities. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration of a proposed online professional network.



PowerPoint Of Original KeyNote Presentation (91 Slides) Is Now Available At

[] (06-20-09)

A Director's Cut Version (117) Slides Is Available At

[] (06-20-09)

I Would Like To Thank Eli Cohen, Director and Fellow, Informing Science Institute, and Alex Koohang, Dean and Professor, School of Information Technology, Macon State College, for their kind invitation and support to KeyNote at InSite 2009.

I Am Greatly Interested In Learning Of Exemplar Professional / Organizational /Society Social Networks Sites To Profile In This Presentation.

IMHO One Of The Best Exemplar Professional Online Social Networks Is The Recently Established Ning-Based Conversants Conference/Conversation That Is Devoted To Participatory Librarianship [] .

Please submit your recommendation as a Comment on this blog entry.




Cyber Randt said...

Hi Gerry
Does the following network aplly to your interesting enquiry? - See
Helen Wybrants

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you've seen but just in case I said I'd mention it.

It is a very intersting model and is also of interest as the target group is the academic/researcher community.


Cathal said...

I'm sure you've seen but just in case! An intersting model and emphasis is on academics and researchers.


Jennie said...

I don't know if this is helpful, but we just completed what my husband and I call "an Organic PD" in our school. I am the Librarian and he is the ICT teacher. We ran an online PD for teachers, admin, support staff across K-12. Web 2.0 thinking and tools for the paradigm shift.

23 things was the basic idea, but it evolved. Please have a look.

Jennie Scott-McKenzie

SWCS Publications said...

The Soil and Water Conservation Society has a very successful professional network on Ning that brings together a wide variety of disciplines and is very participant driven.

Robert Richards said...

Law Libraries and Librarians Ning, (developed by Jim Milles and currently administered by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Connie Crosby, Elizabeth Farrell, & Roger Skalbeck) is very effective and pretty frequently used.

Carla said...

Don't miss the English Companion Ning:

This is a professional network of English teachers. (That description doesn't do it justice.)

Kalle Nielsen said...

A community of danish librarians (focus on adult library services).
Using the free lms Moodle - a very 'social'-oriented lms with everything you need for professional networking, learning and collaboration. A work in progress - along two other similar sites with scopes.