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Interesting set of resources... this item caught my attention in particular 👉 Net Gains: Handbook for Network Builders Seeking Social Change http://networkimpact.org/downloads/NetGainsHandbookVersion1.pdf

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Any NetLit members aware of this Connected Learning movement? Seems quite relevant to Extension, and our current predicaments!

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Interesting podcast conversation about network effects and how ideas drift around and become innovations that arise out of those networks in unexpected ways.

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Interesting new blog post by Kumu Cofounder and CEO Jeff Mohr on "Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1)", drawing on network weaving insights of June Holley and others: http://blog.kumu.io/building-intentional-networks-that-drive-impact-part-1/

I and a group of colleagues @ Cornell are looking at using Kumu (https://kumu.io/) to map food systems related assets and networks in our state. Any other tools members of this group might suggest???
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Hello, Attention Extension colleagues
Just got a request from my colleague at UD, Jenn Volk, who is on the i3 team and part of the Northeast Climate Hub. She is looking for someone to do some 360 photography & videotapping (possibly interviews with farmers) in the New England area. From what I gather, this would be a contractual job, with travel reimbursement, (driving or airfare if needed) and it would run from July to October, not sure of the hours, but would involve travel and helpful if person knows the area. Given the equipment, would like a responsible person so for those of you based in the N/E and particularly the New England area, if you know of someone who loves the environment and is tech savvy, or familiar with photography, please have them contact Jenn Volk at Jennvolk@udel.edu or call her 302 730-4000. Jenn is also the county director in Kent County, Delaware

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From the Wharton School, Network Revolution: Creating Value Through Platforms, People and Technology: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-network-revolution-creating-value-through-platforms-people-and-digital-technology/

Digital networks, technology platforms and network-based business models are affecting all industries (including education). Of the four business models identified, the most successful (with clear and dramatic differences), were "Network orchestrators [who] deliver value through relationships (network capital). These companies create a platform that participants use to interact or transact with the many other members of the network... Digital networks are the key differentiator, which tie together these spheres in a way that enables new forms of sharing, distributed intelligence and value creation."

Sounds like an opportunity for eXtension/Extension!
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"Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation" (CAPS): https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/collective-awareness

European Commission initiative piloting online platforms creating
awareness of sustainability problems and offering collaborative solutions based on networks (of people, of ideas, of sensors), enabling new forms of social innovation.

Seems like something we should be piloting through eXtension!
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Cultivating collective action: The ecology of a statewide food network
-Interesting new report from Univ. of Minnesota Extension, with several nuggets of (practical) network wisdom: http://z.umn.edu/sfnreport

"This report includes findings from interviews with leaders of 13 statewide food networks and two multi-state networks... In addition to the review of opportunities, challenges, and best practices described in 10 categories, the report also deploys a metaphor of an ecosystem as another way to understand the work of food networks."
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