Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: 2017

- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Friday, December 29, 2017

Book: Sound - A Story of Hearing Lost and Found

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Sound
"Sight gives you the world, ...


... but hearing gives you other people."



Source: Holgate, A. The Sunday Times, Culture, Books, 28 May 2017. p.36.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Space for Reflection (fully-boxed in?)

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Total parking charges
£174 million
in a year




Parking Bays


BBC News - NHS parking charges: Hospitals made £174m in a year
Image: https://www.planningni.gov.uk/index/policy/supplementary_guidance/dcans/dcan11_draft/dcan11_draft_design/dcan11_draft_reserved.htm

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

"Modern financial theory ..." Letter c/o FT

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"... for their quantitative models based on equilibrium, efficiency and rationality. By co-opting methods from the physical sciences, a bewildering array of fancy-looking graphs and complex equations was soon spawned. Having stripped out the fuzziness of mortal endeavours, these neo-economists were freed to use their slide-rules on a quantitative version of our world. ... Their Möbius-strip models go everywhere and arrive nowhere." (2)


"Since the early writings of 13th century theologians such as Thomas Aquinas, what we call economics had been taught as a broad discipline covering politics, society, ethics, husbandry and moral philosophy. But by the 19th century, academics such as Vilfredo Pareto, Alfred Marshall and Thorstein Veblen had jettisoned humanistic thinking ..." (1)


"For the rest of the 20th century, the cult of quants purged humanity from the study of finance. This was a big mistake. We don't build businesses, work in offices, service customers or sell products to satisfy arcane algorithms.
We pursue a very human set of needs: food, shelter, status, community and well-being. Economics needs to be re-entered on human ad societal conduct - however messy and irrational it actually is." (3) Aron Miodownik




Aron Miodownik, Modern financial theory is built on conceit, Letters, FT Weekend, 9-10 December 2017, p.10.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Focus on Theory - wither the website (gulp)

"A subtler effect of ego is one that doesn't threaten reputation so much as how you prioritize what is important. The threat is based on a sense that your opinion, approach, and perspective are the only ones with merit. While arrogance is one outcome of these elements, a much subtler risk that can bubble to the surface is becoming too focused on theory.

...
Unfortunately, some folks have something of a love affair with theory. Many of these people write extensive blog entries, give very generic (though well-meaning) presentations, and often seem to think that their primary role is to impart knowledge to others and sound as wildly academic as possible. But there is no secret ingredient in growing community. What makes a great community leader is experience: trying new ideas and concepts and learning from the successes and mistakes." p.17.

Bacon, J. 2012. The Art of Community, Building the New Age of Participation (2nd ed.)  CA, O'Reilly. (1st edition)

@jonobacon

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Healthcare: One Story - Several Voices - if Heard?

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1st PERSON here

'Me' 'I' - my dialogue

'Me' - a PERSON - as Narrator

Psychiatrist... as Narrator?


and ... 1st PERSON here

perspective, point of view

Physician... as Narrator?

Case Study as Narrator



'We' as Narrator 1st PERSON

'You' 2nd Person

'He' or 'She' as Narrator -
3rd PERSON

Carer / Relative as 1st or 2nd PERSON


NHS as Narrator - The Clinical Record

Commissioner - Insurer as Publisher?

Dept of Health as Narrator

Governments as Publishers 
(What chance of an 'advance')?



"The person narrating the story influences the amount of information you, the reader obtains."
https://www.slideshare.net/MsSharonLim/1st-3rd-person-narrative-classslides

When governments do not fund healthcare the stories that truly count go untold. As carers and families know too well, there is never just one story in healthcare but several.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Universal Health Coverage (UHC): WHO is Listening?

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COGNITIVE
ACCESS


PHYSICAL
ACCESS


SOCIAL
ACCESS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian Medicine

The Wellcome Collection


‘Woman Swinging Below an Aubergine Plant’, watercolour with pencil, 19th century (Wellcome Collection)

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oral traditions
learning teacher - student

3000 years
botany
turmeric


culture, history,
community knowledge, 
traditional medicine


West - contested - East
prices
scope of patents



My sources: November London visit research and FT.com Magazine, 28-29 October 2017, pp.20-22.

Image: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/turmeric-ayurveda-india-health-tradition-healing-a8060476.html

Sunday, December 10, 2017

EHR Individual - Group: Aggregator

People probably look at Hodges' model and see something that is simplistic. There is a great power, however, in the scenarios that the structure of Hodges' model can readily encompass. Not just in the hospital, but across all care contexts.

"Where is the great value promised by the transition to EHR [Electronic Health Record]? Where is the huge surplus from all those lives saved? Without an actor who can find it, and deploy it to shift the doctors into surplus, nothing will happen. 
If the ecosystem* includes just the five traditional players, EHR will remain an academic dream. The answer, then, requires introducing a new player - an aggregator. Because the odds of mistakes are so low, the benefits of EHR are invisible to the individual patient. They become material only when we aggregate outcomes over a large enough number of patients. We need to find an actor whose surplus is affected by patients not as individuals but as a group, and who is able to both capture and distribute this benefit; insurers, health-care systems, and governments all fit the bill. And the larger the group, the larger the surplus." p.130.

*The ecosystem illustrated by Adner is simplified and includes:
Payer/ Insurer, IT Provider, Hospital Administration, Hospital Department, Doctor, Nurse, Patient
(I have added Nurse)

Adner, R. (2012). The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation. London: Portfolio/Penguin.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Is Hodges' model a selection machine?

Sober (1984) Child's toy
"It is gratifying to find these biological ideas already enshrined in the ordinary meaning of 'selection for' and 'selection of'. My young son has a toy which takes all the mystery out of this distinction. Plastic discs with circles cut out of them are stacked with spaces in between in a closed cylinder. Top-most disc contains very big holes, and the holes decrease in size as one moves down from disc to disc. At the top of the cylinder are found balls of different sizes. A good shaking will distribute the balls to their respective levels. The smallest balls end up arrayed at the bottom. The next smallest sized balls settle at the next level up, and so on. It happens that the balls of the same size also happen to have the same color. Shaking sends the black balls to the bottom, the pink to the next level up, and so on. The whole cylinder (plus paternal administered shaking) is a selection machine. The device selects for small balls (these are the ones which pass to the bottom). It does not select for black balls (even though these are the ones that pass to the bottom). But when we ask after a shaking what was selected, it is equally correct to say that the black balls were selected and that the small ones were. 'Selection for' focuses on causes; 'selection of' picks out effects." p.50-51.
Sober, E. Force and disposition in evolutionary theory. In. Hookway, C. (ed.) (1984). Minds, Machines And Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.43-61.

Image adapted from figure 4 within "Is art an adaptation? Prospects for an evolutionary perspective on aesthetic emotions" http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~sousa/artfunction/art.htm

See also: slide 35/47  http://slideplayer.com/slide/9735486/

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Film: Human Flow

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h       u m  an f   l   o      w
h  u m   a      n
f l            o   w




Human Flow - Film

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Out Lines

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Source: The Sunday Times, Culture, On Record, 29 October, 2017. p.22.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Quadratic Social Erosion..?

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(a) lived experience

mobility

SOCIAL MOBILITY


SOCIAL MOBILITY COMMISSION



Please see (for context):

BBC News

Social mobility board quits over lack of progress
"Mr Milburn, a former health secretary, took up his role at the commission in July 2012, under the coalition government led by David Cameron and Nick Clegg.Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, he said divisions in Britain were becoming wider - pointing to the ongoing squeeze on wages.
The government lacked the "bandwidth" to tackle social division while also dealing with Brexit, he said, describing his task as being like "pushing water uphill".
[My emphasis]

As can be seen, in broad terms, above, Hodges' model can help to promote awareness of holistic bandwidth, facilitating reflective practice, critical and transdisciplinary thinking and person-centeredness. Social mobility is clearly sociopolitical.


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Data, Information, Knowledge :: conflict, movement, artistry - Integration defined?

David Bomberg, Ju-Jitsu, c.1913

http://www.pallant.org.uk/about1/press-office/press-releases/2017/bomberg

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/david-bomberg-777

My source: The Sunday Telegraph, Arts, Critic's Choices. 15 October, 2017. p.25.

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T00/T00585_10.jpg

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Data, Information, Knowledge defined c/o McGonigle & Mastrian

Graves and Corcoran (1989) drew from Blum (1986) to define the three concepts as follows: (1) data are discrete entities described objectively without interpretation; (2) information is data that are interpreted, organised, or structured; and (3) knowledge is information that is synthesized so that relationships are identified and formalized. Drawing on this work, Nelson (1982, 2002) defined wisdom as the appropriate application of knowledge to the management and solution of human problems.  
Data, which are processed to create information and then knowledge, may be obtained from individuals, familes, communities, and populations and the environment in which they exist. Data, information, knowledge, and wisdom are of concern to nurses in all areas of practice. For example, data derived from direct care of an individual may then be compiled across persons and aggregated for decision making by nurses, nurse administrators, or other health professionals. Further aggregation may address communities and populations. Nurse educators may create case studies using these data, and nurse researchers may access aggregated data for systematic study. pp.97-98.

McGonigle, D., Mastrian, K.G. (2012) Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Second Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.

Fourth edition: http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284121247/

See also:
Jones, P. (1996) Humans, Information, and Science, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24(3),591-598.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gagné nine events in E-learning

In checking through more books, I revisited Khan and Ally's International Handbook of E-Learning. Chapter 10 by Florence Martin includes several models for instructional design. My in-situ pencil notes from 2015 reminded me of Figure 10.1 "Adaptation of Gagné's nine events" (Gagné and Driscoll, 1988).

I found a version on Pinterest:

Gagné's nine events


Martin and others refer to "Present Stimulus" as "Present the Content" and this is what stands out. If Hodges' model was realised within an online reflective workbench then the student would be engaged in creating the content. The student becomes the stimulus, generating the content.

Pinterest provides another version which sums up quite nicely the potential of Hodges' model. It was brainstorming and developments in mind-mapping that prompted my interest. Structure can gain attention. Structure might also invite interaction. Hodges' model presents a space in which the contents might be manipulated? The initial blank space might also indicate an objective. A series of care or knowledge domains may also invite reflection on a practical experience, a patient or carer encounter.

Gagné's nine events

What follows from Present the content in Gagné's nine events remains a challenge, but if you understand what Hodges' model is and its application then you may also see its potential.


Martin, F. (2015) E-learning Design-From Instructional Events to Elements, Chapter 10. In Badrul H. Khan, & Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-LearningVolume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 153-170.

With regards to putting a pile of books together for a trip to Hay-on-Wye these handbooks Vols 1 & 2 are keepers.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Barefoot Thinking

As Leadbeater described through Illich in the previous post we need a transformation from healthcare supplied as a service to individual personal responsibility for health and wellbeing. How can this be brought about though?

The power of grassroots, social movements is well established, even if since 2009 the idealism of the Internet as a force for positive change and democracy has been somewhat undermined.

As a force for positive change and exposing the thinking and skills of the poor, Leadbeater also highlights the creation of the Barefoot College by Bunker Roy and barefoot thinking. The poor do have skills and knowledge that can effect change and community growth.

Situated and capable across all contexts, Hodges' model can help facilitate personal responsibility and self-care. In addition to supporting the learning of health and social care professionals, Hodges' model can also provide a conceptual scaffold as barefoot thinkers redefine professionalism.

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My source: Leadbeater, C. (2009) WE-THINK. 2nd ed., London: Profile Books.
(Now in the book pile destined for Hay-on-Wye)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Health Systems Design: Service Vs Personal Responsibility

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Personal Responsibility





Service



We have been schooled to regard health as a service delivered to us, when it should primarily be a responsibility we all exercise. In The Limits to Medicine Ivan Illich described a health system based on personal responsibility rather than service.
"Success in this personal task is in large part the result of the self-awareness, self-discipline, and inner resources by which each person regulates his own daily rhythm and actions, his diet and sexual activity... The level of public health corresponds to the degree to which the means and responsibility for coping with illness are distributed among the population."

My source: Leadbeater, C. (2009) WE-THINK. 2nd ed., London: Profile Books. p.152.
(... and an interesting way to write and produce a book):

See also - related to media:
https://hodges-model.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/book-review-gary-halls-digitize-this.html

https://hodges-model.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/digitize-this-book-book-review-follow.html


Surgery, Medicine and Nursing: Art & Science

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My source: Various - newspaper reviews, visits to Waterstones, Foyles, & Hatchards

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pay "Nurse Kathy" ?

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Kathy ...







Estimate:
HK$31,000,000 - 41,000,000
€3,420,000-4,530,000
$3,970,000-5,260,000


My source: FT Weekend, Arts, 18-19 November 2017, p.16.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Hallucination Machine" = Humanistic insights?

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See also:

Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

Video source - Wired How scientists are manipulating the mind with VR

[Preprint] The Hallucination Machine: A Deep-Dream VR platform for Studying the Phenomenology of Visual Hallucinations
Keisuke Suzuki, Warrick Roseboom, David J. Schwartzman, Anil K. Seth
bioRxiv 213751; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/213751

My source:
Moody, O. (2017) Trip without the high on Sussex University’s hallucination machine, The Times,  20 November. p.21.

Monday, November 13, 2017

... graph portability ...

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care graph portability

care graph portability



social graph portability

& care graph portability

care graph portability


Of course, social graph portability and care graph portability do not bear comparison. Social graph portability is still contested as the media reveals. But 'care graph portability' is stretching it...

In this post I wish to point out the internal transactions (conceptual portability - facets - patterns) that are needed to achieve person centred and holistic care at the individual level. This can then be integrated. Throughout an individual episode of care, to recovery and staying well this 'care graph portability' can be said to be achieved through reflective practice that also engages the patient and carer(s) to facilitate self-care and health literacy. This is true portability in the care context.

See also:
Is social graph portability workable?

My source: Harford, T. (2017) How to poke Facebook off its perch, FT Weekend, 4-5 November, p.12.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happiness! Happiness! ...

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Purpose 
(One of the 4P's in Hodges' model)
Joy
Satisfaction

The Blue Zone



Quality of Life -
4 All?

World Happiness Report 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Due South - 360 degree perspectives



Andy Goldsworthy "Touching North" (1989)

Being a cultural theorist the concept of ‘the south’ is particularly interesting to me (as are the other points of the compass, since they are often set in binaries and have values attached to them when set in opposition – for example the North/South divide in Britain). Coverley begins the introduction by showing us a 17th century map of the south pole and then describes the work by the artist Andy Goldsworthy entitled Touching North (1989) (see below). Touching North was situated at the North Pole, with the four individual parts of the sculpture facing each other and also outwards, with holes in the centre providing them with an opening which enabled them a space accessible from anywhere and everywhere. Coverley says that the sculpture “demonstrates how the directions of the compass may effectively be rendered meaningless: emerge through any of the four arches and one finds oneself heading south” (page 9). From:
http://particulations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/south-by-merlin-coverley.html


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GROUP and POPULATION


N


S

NORTH?


SOUTH?


Photo: "Touching North" from:
http://beautifuldecay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/goldsworthy-andy-1989-touching-north.jpg

Additional link:
http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

UK: The assessment of risk and safety in mental health services

Background

Managing the safety of patients in mental health services is a core function. A variety of tools or scales are being used in mental health services, some of which are locally developed and typically not validated. In 36% of suicides the quality of risk assessment was considered unsatisfactory (NCISH). We are conducting a nationwide evaluation of safety management in the UK.

Aims of the study

  • What are the views of mental health professionals, service users and carers on the safety planning process in mental health services and how this could be improved? 
  • Which risk assessment tools are currently being used in mental health services in the UK? 
  • How are these tools being used prior to suicide? 
Method

The study will use both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine which assessment tools for safety are currently used in mental health services in the UK, and how staff, patients and carers view them. There are three data collection sources for the study:
  1. Web-based survey
  2. Targeted survey of mental health services
  3. Interviews with clinicians
For more information and to participate in the survey please see the NCISH website and follow the link -

http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/cmhs/research/centreforsuicideprevention/nci/

My source:
Jane Graney 
jane.graney AT manchester.ac.uk

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Book: (more than) Skin Deep ...?

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"For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles gang-life scene. The black and white tattoos with recognizable gang symbols appear on members’ faces, necks and all over their bodies, making their gang affiliation immediately clear to whomever crosses their path. This can mean the difference between life and death on he streets, and just as often, in prison. ..." 

My source: Sandhu, S. Crime ink: lifting the layers of prejudice, 20 October, i news, pp.30-31.

Photos: http://www.powerhousebooks.com/books/skin-deep-looking-beyond-the-tattoos/

Friday, November 03, 2017

Seeking a sense of Direction: Holistic Compass

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Seeking
a sense
of direction

Seeking 
a sense of 
humanity 
and care for all?


Seeking
a sense of direction 
and find yourself here?
Is this really All you can see?
You may be lost?


BBC Radio 4: Living With The Gods

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Humanistic + Mechanistic = Organicistic? c/o Vernon

"Holistic Biology ... 

Philosophy Now #122
In recent years biology has been moving beyond a biochemically reductive view of life. The days when we could regard ourselves as lumbering robots for our genes, to recall Richard Dawkins’ resonate phrase, are numbered, if not already over. Life for the biologist has become a lot more complex, and arguably, in its intricacy, more beautiful. ... 
I recently attended a conference on what is sometimes called ‘holistic biology’ or the ‘extended evolutionary synthesis’. ... 
These developments have led the philosopher Michael Ruse to pose a fundamental question. In biology, there has long been two ways of looking at life: as a mechanism, which can be broken down into parts; and as an organism, which can be explained only by considering the way the whole system works. Organicism is the more ancient approach, while the machine metaphor has come to dominate in modern times. Ruse suggests that perhaps it’s time for organicism to make a comeback. 
Its origins reach all the way back to Plato." p.7.
The links here provide access to one of four complimentary articles for non-subscribers.

Vernon, M. Rediscovering Plato's VisionPhilosophy Now. Issue 122. Oct/Nov 2017. pp.6-8.

Mark Vernon is the author of The Idler Guide to Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books, 2015).
For more, see www.markvernon.com.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HIT: Health Information Technology? Wanna bet...?

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HIT on Vulnerable individuals


What do these words mean to you -
'Fixed'
'Odds'
'Betting'
'Terminals' ?

'Cognitive access'
Children
Gambling advertising in football


FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Stakes £50 or £30 or £20 or £2

£300 per minute

Physical access

HIT - the button yet again...

"... not a single fixed odds betting terminal
among the 35,000 or so in Britain which
has ever had a losing week" Guardian
HIT on Relationships and Families

Breakdown

Loss of Social Capital:

Crime

Job-loss

'Civil Society'

"A Government gets the 
citizenry it legislates for"?




12-Week Public consultation

HIT to the gambling industry
60,000 jobs

Staff training & awareness

£1.8 billion market

HIT on Tax £700 million

Tracey Crouch MP Gambling Minister 




Source: Various

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Drawing a Care Map

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I contacted the Atlas of Caregiving and Rajiv Mehta replied:
We have found that the value to individuals has come not only from the final artifact (the diagram), but even more from the thinking that goes into its creation (if the person draws his own), and the conversations and reflections sparked by discussing the CareMap with others. This recent news article gives some insight into this: Caregivers Draw Support By Mapping Their Relationships
Of course, the point I’m making is true for any graph, diagram, etc.!
Also, your readers would likely appreciate a link to this page, which has more information on drawing a CareMap: 
https://atlasofcaregiving.com/drawing-using-caremap/
Rajiv Mehta
CEO, Atlas of Caregiving (www.atlasofcaregiving.com)
Board member, Family Caregiver Alliance (www.caregiver.org)
Co-organizer, Quantified Self (www.quantifiedself.com)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WHO - Who

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Who?



WHO!

The Farthest - run

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In 1976 a lower sixth student new to the grammar school competes in the annual cross country. The previous victor had won every year. Listening to his friends, another win was a given. Not in 1976.
The new student never won at Secondary School, but he was on the team. Out most dinner times, training from Ashton around Garswood. The day after, the  form teacher said something in the vein of  -"Oh there'll be  presentations!" The student listened and still listens. There never was a presentation, not a whisper; but the journey, the run - continues... and the student is grateful for that ...






Friday, October 20, 2017

JoCI's special issue: Michael Gurstein: a tribute

Dear CI-ers,

It's been truly inspiring to read all of your comments on the other threads on this listserv. Michael has left an amazing legacy, and in order to keep spreading his knowledge and memory, the Journal of Community Informatics (JoCI) is preparing a special issue in his honor: "Michael Gurstein: a tribute." We will be accepting a variety of different submissions. Please help us spread the CFP (attached and in the following) and please don't hesitate to ask us any questions.

Best,
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla, Editor-in-Chief. 
Susan O’Donnell, Brian Beaton, Shaun Pather, David Nemer, Associate Editors.

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Michael Gurstein: a tribute
Open call for an extraordinary issue honoring our friend, colleague, and founding editor
The global network of Community Informatics scholars and practitioners would like to celebrate the life and contributions of the founding Editor of this journal, Michael Gurstein, who left us on October 8, 2017. Michael led the Journal for almost 12 years, from idea to inception. As a consequence of his effort, the Journal has become a respected forum for exchanging ideas, experiences and knowledge around the theory and practice of Community Informatics globally.
When he left the Journal’s regular editorial management, Michael became Editor Emeritus and continued to take a strong interest in the sustainability of the Journal. The current editorial team strives to continue the work that Michael defined so eloquently in the past decade. JoCI remains committed to these defining principles, as a Journal that serves to advance both scholarship and practice for all those involved in the many aspects of Community Informatics. This includes, inter-alia, academics, practitioners, decision-makers, activists, at all levels of involvement, and from all over the world. The legacy of JoCI is also Michael’s legacy, and we are proud to be following in his steps.

To express our gratitude for this legacy and as a tribute to his work, the Journal is inviting three types of contributions for this special non-sequential issue:
  • Short contributions: These should be approximately 300 words, of a personal nature, remembering Michael, sharing aspects of his life and / or the experience of working with him;
  • Longer contributions: These should be approximately 1000 words, and comprise comments on his work. This may include any aspect of his writing on Community Informatics, communities, the Internet and social justice.
  • Photographic contributions: These should be accompanied by a short text (max 200 words) and comprise of an album of selected photos featuring Michael and his life and work.

The extraordinary issue is primarily an opportunity to share and reflect on our friend, mentor and colleague. As such the editorial team will review the contributions with minimal assessment and no requirements of specific standards. If you wish to contribute a full-length article, which may also be construed as a tribute to Michael, please submit it to a regular issue to guarantee the normal academic or professional recognition deserved.

Submission process

Please submit your contribution to the Journal following the regular process but selecting “POV-Gurstein issue” as “section” of the Journal (POV = point of view). You must follow the regular submission process of the Journal to facilitate indexing and referencing. The submission may be in a simple format, with just title and author(s), an email address if so willing; and in doc, docx or odt format for text or jpg for photos or mp4 for video. The Journal will convert the written contributions into a PDF file and will publish as the submissions arrive and are approved by the editorial team.

We are planning for the initial publication to be available at the end of October 2017, and will continue accepting contributions at least till March 2018.

If you have any questions or comments, please write to evillan AT gmail.com.
Thanks for your interest in this publication, please share this call widely so that it will reach all Michael’s extensive network of colleagues. 
The Editorial Team, The Journal of Community Informatics
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla, Editor-in-Chief.
Susan O’Donnell, Brian Beaton, Shaun Pather, David Nemer, Associate Editors. 

David Nemer, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science
University of Kentucky

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