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Social Network Analysis Project with T/MC - archive


Social Network Analysis Project with T/MC - archive

The Tutor/Mentor Connection is connected to several thousand people. Understanding our network and influencing its actions is critically important. This group was created in 2010 to focus on using Social Network Analysis technology to build this understanding. While the group is not currently active, it's goals remain in place.

When you first enter this group, browse the discussions posted below. In one you'll find links to many articles showing ways social network analysis can be used. In others you'll see ideas for how we seek to apply SNA in mapping the growth of networks working together to support youth.

Website: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/sna
Location: Chicago and web
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2020

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Articles to read about Social Network Analysis 33 Replies

Understanding networks can help "cultivate a collective empathy" and can be a way to rethink citizenship and help develop a feeling of responsibility in individuals and groups that these people are…Continue

Tags: links, analysis, network, social

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Jul 14, 2020.

Information for 2016 Information Visualization MOOC hosted by Indiana University 4 Replies

I've been included in the 2016 IVMOOC. See client list. I was part of this in 2015. Below is how I introduced this a year ago:I've…Continue

Tags: volunteering, intern, university, tutormentor, mapping

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Feb 19, 2016.

Mapping Change in Youth Network as result of participation in tutor/mentor program 5 Replies

One of the goals of our Social Network Analysis is to find a way to show how the networks of kids living in highly segregated, high poverty, inner city neighborhood changes over many years as a…Continue

Tags: survey, SNA, student

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Dec 16, 2013.

Social Network Project at Tutor/Mentor Connection 15 Replies

Our goal from this project will be to use SNA software provided by Valdis Krebs to map T/MC networks, showing the connections between us, and people we know, and mapping the connections they have, to…Continue

Tags: collaboration, building, network

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Dec 15, 2012.

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on March 31, 2010 at 4:22pm
Katie and Anne, this link goes to the eChicago Summit which has been hosted at Dominican University for the past couple of years. The next one is April 30. You can follow this to get on their mail list if you'd like to attend. I was on a panel a couple of years ago. The people who organize this are people would be interested in the SNA work and the other ways we're using information.
Comment by Valdis Krebs on March 6, 2010 at 4:59pm
Here is a blog post about how Dan and Valdis were connected via members in their respective networks... http://bit.ly/4e4rPd
Comment by Daniel Bassill on February 26, 2010 at 3:34pm
Thanks to all of you who attended the SNA training in Chicago yesterday. I've started a discussion, listing project ideas. Please add your own thoughts.
Comment by Daniel Bassill on November 25, 2009 at 9:41am
You will need to join their community (free) to see how this works. Here's the page. Crossroads of Learning
Comment by Jonathan Margaluhur on November 25, 2009 at 12:37am
Dan...can you give me the links to the crossroads of learning..i want to take a look at it.
Comment by Daniel Bassill on November 23, 2009 at 5:12pm
At last week's conference, Valdis Krebs and Jean Russell presented information about Thrivable Networks and Social Network Analysis. Valdis is donating 10 licenses to Tutor/Mentor Connection for us to use to map our network. Interns from Loyola will be meeting with me in this space, and working in our Chicago office, to figure a way to use this software.

The graphic below is an example of a network map. It shows the different people who I met at a Drop Out Summit on Nov. 4. If we were to create a map showing the different affiliations of the 150 people who attended the Nov. 19 and 20 conference, it might look like this, but much more complex.

Mapping the distribution of people who attend our events is one potential use of this software. Another way the information could be presented is in this graphic from the Crossroads of Learning web site.

They create this splatter chart based off of the different information fields people subscribing to their site fill out. Thus, the participants choose what categories they fit in. That would be a lot easier than for us to go through our database of 12,000 names and try to assign fields. However, this would only work for future use, not for creating an understanding of networking over the past 16 years.

However, there is another way to map what the T/MC does. Below is a graphic that illustrates different types of groups who we need involved in supporting tutor/mentor programs. The village graphic above is another example.

Can we create a diagram of that shows how we want to display information, or who needs to be involved in helping kids (like a blueprint that shows different contractor expertises needed to do a foundation for a building), and then create input screens that let people self-identify to show up in any of these fields?

These are some of the things I'd like our interns to be thinking about as they spend their holiday vacations in home countries. When we come back together in January, we may have some more ideas of how we might do this work.

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