THU: Online Tool can Help Minor Sports Grow; Ultimate Frisbee? (Masaru Nagatsuka)

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Masaru Nagatsuka
7 January 2018

Do you know Ultimate Frisbee?

In Japan the sports is getting recognized with about 4,500 players. The Frisbee is still categorized "new sports" or "minor sports". 

As a one of the big fans of the sports, I researched current online communities and whther they are helping or preventing new people to get involved. Also I created an online webpage designed for newbies. 

In the presentation, I will share my analysis and insight from my project. 

 

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Mike Lyons
9:48am 2 February 2018


I'm looking forward to your presentation Masaru. I'm interested to hear details and tactics about how online communities can promote activities - this could be good for my business!

Mike Lyons
9:48am 2 February 2018


I'm looking forward to your presentation Masaru. I'm interested to hear details and tactics about how online communities can promote activities - this could be good for my business!

Dr Simon Ball
10:24am 16 February 2018


Hi Masaru
Well done on a great presentation! Here is a summary of the comments and questions you received following your presentation (including those you may have addressed verbally). Please respond in whatever way you choose.

Best wishes

Simon

  • What do you think was the biggest factor in increasing visits to your site?
  • I thnk the challenge to be international is one all open educators face. Any advice for us?
  • Arigato gosaumasu
  • could you say more about the community input using online tools
  • intriguing - seems to be focusing on supporting informal learning and community development?
  • as an ice hockey fan in the Uk (also a minority sport) online communities are great for developing it
  • It's good point that you contacted the team captains individually before posting information up online. In terms of research method ethics - you have got good participant permission for people taking part.
  • Have you connected with any other Ultimate frisby communities internationally? eg UKULTIMATE
  • On H800 I saw an extended video presentation by Etienne Wenger - in which he speaks about this type of networking in relation to a sport ... skateboarding I think - and discusses it as a community of practice. 
  •  I like the way your project is really driven by your interest, not the technology.

Richard Sharp
12:15pm 16 February 2018


Hi Masaru.

I was looking for the presentation that I mentioned for you ..... it was Engestrom, not Wenger (although they were both speaking at the same event).  He starts talking about skateboarding @ about 31:40 - using the example of that sport to discuss networking and wildfire activities. 

Engeström, Y (2007), 'From Communities of Practice to Wildfire Activities and Mycorrhizae, Webcast of lecture given at the ’Talking Practice’event, Practice-based Professional Learning Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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