"Re Tessy's question (13 September)
Yes - in a sense, it's what one does as a teacher in a university. I always assume that the only way my students can be expected to listen to me is if a) I have something to say to them that will allow…"
"Yes - in a sense, it's what one does as a teacher in a university. I always assume that the only way my students can be expected to listen to me is if a) I have something to say to them that will allow them to go away and do something in a new…"
"I like "Communication as Social Performance". Extending the analogy, I suggest sustainability lies in keeping the space (theatre) costs down, while supporting the directors, stage managers, front of house staff needed ... whether paid-for…"
"P.S. Re my third principle, some of you might be interested in my new book (co-written with Jay Blumler): The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy, published by Cambridge University Press, 2009. The book sets out a case…"
"I'm delighted that this discussion has started well and connected with discussions that have been going on for some time within the RSA. It seems that there are several of us who share concerns around the four key questions I set out in my…"
"I like these ideas and would be happy to be involved in developing them. But I have a thought to raise about sustainability. My sense is that people are attracted to knowledge networks when it is clear that they can act (usually quite quickly) on…"
"Just spotted that one of the objectives of the council is to " identify, encourage and support best practice Fellow network development, projects and activities "
Could this be the remit for a a council working group, copting other Fellows…"
"Thanks Stephen for raising communications as a key issue early in the life of the council, and Peter for mention of our previous discussions. The past two years of RSA dvelopment in this field (some history here) has fortunately provided us with…"
The enclosed VCH paper was something a group of us put together that might give a lttle food for thought.
We put things on hold (other than sharing our ideas) when RSA Networks appeared, as it appeared to share our ambitions. We then…"
You are right to raise this, and how do we answer the call? Until we are getting it reasonably right ourselves, we can hardly hold ourselves up as an exemplar.
There has been comment about the value or otherwise of the numerous disparate…"
"Stephen, I think this could be really interesting. We have been talking so much about how you move from online to offline activity; how you best use the huge number of networking site; how to communicate among the Fellowship as well as to the…"
The principal questions in my mind relate to the RSA as a vehicle for constructive social communication.1. Are there innovative ways in which we can communicate with one another, across the RSA network?2. Are there innovative ways in which we can communicate with individuals, communities and groups beyond our own network?3. How do we ensure that virtual communication (like this) allows us to facilitate creative thinking, deliberative decisions and real-world outcomes?4. Can the RSA become a…See More
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