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Seven Habits of highly connected people

This article originated with Stephen Downes – a person I read almost daily, and is posted on Lisa Neal’s blog. The article is a take-off on the work of another author, Stephen Covey who wrote Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I first read it as a result of George Siemen’s elearnspace blog. I think there are some connections going on here! The links to the article (lisa Neal’s link) as well as the original author and the blog where I first encountered the article, all are part of blogging etiquette – crediting the people and places you find information you wish to convey to others.

The article provides a good understanding of how to work with people you know and those you don’t know, when connecting in an online environment. Our participating in social networking and the development of a learning community, does not need rigid rules to function, but guidelines from people who have been actively building such connections for all of us, helps to understand the process. I recommend these suggestions as to appropriate ways of working with others in social networking processes.

Categories: Class Activities
  1. April 5, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Thank you for pointing out we practice what we preach – connecting to others. Also, how refreshing to see a post posted like this with commentary instead of just the link or reposting the entire post, both of which I see done far too frequently.

  2. Wayne
    April 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Lisa, thanks for your comment! I enjoyed browsing your site as we have some of the same interests. Several of your publications were interesting and helpful in some of my research – primarily focused on social software and its effects on self-directed learning. And yes, connecting is vital for us to grow our communities and to expand our networks!

  3. June 4, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Outmoded says : I absolutely agree with this !

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