5 Ways SoLoMo Could be Used for Community Impact

Written by: Christine Geith

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Following my post Think Possible: SoLoMo Inspiration for eXtension, a few people have asked me about the how. First, I frame the question like this: what’s possible for empowering local action to improve people’s lives through more effective decision making using science-based knowledge? Then I think about the tasks people are doing when they are making choices: where are they? when are they? what are they doing? Here are five ideas for how this can possibly be brought together to impact individual choices and community action:

1. Create decision resources using open and community-sourced data such asBlightStatus created by volunteers through Code for America.

2. Insert science-based models into apps that track personal data such as MapMyFitnessand Dash.

3. Integrate science-based information and decision support into “client engagement” platforms like LeadingReach for Healthcare.

4. Embed science-based content into apps like Voxy Everywhere.

5. Share knowledge in social learning communities in the way London Cabbies “do the knowledge.”

What else can we do? Share your ideas by posting a comment.

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Christine Geith
What my LinkedIn profile doesn’t tell you: I’ve been fortunate to help found two pioneering university departments for online learning and I’ve helped co-create about a dozen organizations – from airline supply and computer training to 4 non-profit education technology organizations. I was a founding board member of a global for-profit education services company and I’m an advisor for edtech startups. I serve as Provost and Executive Director of Michigan State University MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations MSUglobal. I’m an artist creating nature-inspired paintings with acrylics and digital light on my iPhone and iPad. I’m also a bio energy healing practitioner and president-elect of the National Association for Esoteric Healing.