Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Contribution and Connection are the New Currency

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I am a big fan of your work, and this is a great post! Networks have changed how we learn, how we share, and how we grow.

It is such a timely conversation for me as I am sharing with educators to think differently about what we promote in schools. We must address questions like:

If connections and contributions are the new currency ( and I believe they are), how are we preparing students to thoughtfully build, manage, and leverage this "new currency?"

If learners will be expected to share their ideas with others and have others share their ideas with them- how are you creating opportunities for your learners to share?

Thank you for giving me more fuel for the conversation! You are great!

@Adam - I'm a big fan of your work, so your focus is probably well balanced. We both know that people like to talk about how they do what they do as well. There is a place for explaining terminology and technology talk.

@Kare - terrific contribution to the discussion, thank you. I especially like "agree on top actionable item" and "agree on rules of engagement". Both very important.

@Karen - thank you for putting it so well succinctly. I see those links as energized conversations. This is so vital to help create at this moment in time and history.

@Susan - glad to be of service. Do let me know how it goes. I work at an IT infrastructure services company and the experience has been illuminating to this kind of insight.

Valeria, I must thank you for this post. It is so timely for me and if you don't mind, I'm going to use it to build my relationship with my IT department. I had a great meeting with them today regarding how communications and IT, when partnering, are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to internal business ambassadors, educating the businesses, proactively sharing success stories on business projects (b/c in my world, IT is always a part of the business projects), etc. The IT team was very supportive in proactively and publicly partnering, and taking a lead role in some of the activities you describe in your post. Lead by example, so to speak.

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