Selected publications and activities - contact me for a complete curriculum.
Current projects, include:
Managing the project of a new CIARIS (ILO) website and helping to support a community of practice for people working against social exclusion in Portuguese-speaking African countries, Brazil, Europe and South Africa.
Co-organising CIBlend07 - 1st International Workshop on Blending Theory and Practice in Community Informatics., 27-28 November INESC Porto, Porto, Portugal.
15 October, Rapporteur for the conference about Informal Learning with Etienne Wenger at the eLearning Conference in Lisbon.
16 October, Rapporteur for the the workshop about Learning Communities with Etienne Wenger at the eLearning conference in Lisbon.
17 October, Facilitator for a session about European Communities of Practice, EQUAL, Lisbon
Seminar presentation, Formez (Centro de Formazione Studi), Cagliari. "Web 2.0 tools and technologies: what do they mean for community?" (12 June 2007)
Recent Publications (book chapters)
Arnold, P., Smith, J., Trayner, B. (2006) “Narrative: designing for context in virtual settings”. In Managing Learning in Virtual Settings: the Role of Context, Figueiredo, A.D. e Afonso, A.P (eds) Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc.
Trayner, B. (2004) “Babel in the international café”. In Communities and Technologies, Huysman, M. Wenger, E. Wulf, V. (eds) Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Available for download from this page.
Mavor, S. & Trayner, B. (2003) “Exclusion in international online learning communities”. In Electronic Learning Communities: Current Issues and Best Practices, Reisman, S. (eds) Conneticut: Information Age Publishing.
Recent Conference Papers, include:
Smith, J. & Trayner, B. (2005) ”Weaving Together Online and Face-To-Face Learning: A Design From A Communities Of Practice Perspective” in the Conference Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Vancouver, Canada.
Guest Speaker (in Portuguese) includes:
Sessão de abertura: Comunicação intitulada “Comunidades de Prática: uma estória”. apresentada no encontro “As TIC nas EB1” promovido pela Escola Superior de Educação de Setúbal, 14 de Maio 2004, Setúbal.
Sessão de encerramento: Comunicação intitulada “Comunidades de Prática: walking the talk” apresentada no “Congresso: A importância da Validação e Certificação de Competências na Qualificação dos Adultos”, promovida pela Rede de Validação e Comunicação dos Competências (RVCC), 4 de Novembro 2003, Lisboa.
Online Course Design and Facilitation includes
Course designer of "Strategies for Combatting Social Exclusion at a Local Level", CIARIS, International Labour Organisation. The modules have been translated into Portuguese and Romanian, and the course has run in Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Brazil, Portugal and Romenia.
Co-facilitator and technology designer of the above course in Moodle, with support for regional facilitators of the course (2006)
Co-designer and facilitator of a workshop for Portuguese teachers working in projects related to exlusion in schools:Facilitating learning events in Communities of Practice (2004).
Designer and facilitator of the course module “Multiliteracies for Collaborative Learning Online” in the Post-graduate Certificate of Online Education and Training, University of London (2002 - 2003).
Designer for a module on “Intercultural Communication in Online Communities” in the Post-graduate Certificate of Online Education and Training, University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy (2002).
Regional tutor for Portuguese participants in the Post-graduate Certificate of Online Education and Training, University of London. (2001 - 2003)
Participation in Conference Organising or Academic Committee
Member of advisory and academic committee, international conference organised by the University of Monash, Australia, "Constructing and sharing memory: community informatics, identity and empowerment", Prato, Italy 9-11 October, 2006.
Co-organiser of the “Dialogue about Communities of Practice, Memory and Technologies”, 5 – 9 October, 2006, Florenzia, Itália.
Member of the advisory group for the SHiFT conference: Social and Human ideas For Technology, 26 – 29 September, 2006, Lisboa, Portugal.
When I'm not at the computer I'm in the Serra de Arrábida doing cross-country cycling. I also love red wine and good conversations.
I grew up in Kenya, which shaped my enthusiasm for people, the outdoors and wide horizons. It also helps explain why I don't watch T.V.