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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1 : Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? I pose two more statements and consider some related research for each.

2017 29

The VALUE of invitation

Chris Corrigan

This month I am in the middle of delivering another very cool online offering with Beehive Productions on the art of invitation.

2017 22

The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

The Bumble Bee

I have been studying one of the most highly regarded books on the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence), "Superintelligence - paths, dangers, strategies" by Nick Bostrom.

2017 71

Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.

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The Power of Outsiders

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less , with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. It’s a good discussion, with some great ideas throughout the 43 minutes. I’ve listened to it three times.

2017 50

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The myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. A culture is emergent and is the result of millions of interactions, behaviours, artifacts and stories that people build up over time. It is unpredictable and results in surprise.

2017 27

Hand Cycling around Bali

Jenny Connected

Map of Bali. At the beginning of this month I joined a group of hand cyclists who were raising money for REGAIN by cycling 320 km around Bali. Photo by Liz Pardey, Volunteer at Bali Sports Foundation.

2017 23

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Companies create organization charts that show hierarchies and reporting relationships. But work rarely gets done as it appears on an org chart. Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace.

2017 32

Painting of Mardi Gras 2017

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting from Mardi Gars 2017 in New Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 28

The SDGs and Transformation

Networking Action

“Transformation” describes change of great depth and breadth; one framing distinguishes transformation from incremental change and reform. The SDGs describe a global future for 2030. What is the relationship between the SDGs and transformation? What are the implications for SDG … Net Dev

2017 17

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise , I now continue my series with the work I have been doing on mapping the collaboration in the URBACT BoostINNO project.

Painting of North Carolina Sea Gull Number 1

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the first of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

The influence of technology on professional identity

Joitske Hulsebosch

In january I facilitated a MOOC about knowmads A knowmad is what I term a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere.

Why you should come to learn about Open Space on June 1-2 in Vancouver

Chris Corrigan

Register for this year’s Open Space Technology learning workshop, June 1-2 in Vancouver. Early bird rates still available! I first stumbled across Open Space Technology in 1995 at a large conference of the International Association of Public Participation in Whistler.

2017 24

Facebook Help: Social Media Online Consult for Small Business Saturday

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you want me to look at your Facebook Page and give you some feedback? To do the research and then give you practical specific personal tips to improving your following and engagement and clickthroughs?

Games connect

Viv Mcwaters

On our recent trip to Mongolia, in winter, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time indoors, with host families and with each other. It seemed like a good idea to take some table-top games to play. I chose games that did not require any understanding of English: Ghost Blitz and Skip-Bo.

Painting of Abalone Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of an Abalone shell in New Orleans. It was painted from life as a demonstration in a class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce).

2017 21

Working as knowmads: How to stimulate knowmadic working in organisations?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Imagine, you work in an organization and you are convinced of the importance of knowmads. You know this is the future, and knowmads are needed as crucial to drive innovation in a learning organization. You also know what skills are necessary as a knowmad. You already working as a knowmad yourself.

Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

Reflecting these days on some two day courses I have coming up, including one on complexity and social change , one on invitation practice and one on Open Space. Each of these courses is workshop to introduce people to a practice or a set of practices, as opposed to techniques and skills.

2017 16

How-to Guides>> Cross-Post: Practitioner Guidelines on Conducting Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Making CommunitySense

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events , from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty research politics.

Painting of a North American B25 Mitchell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a North American B 25 Mitchell. This one is hanging at the World War Two   Museum in New Orleans. It is the fourth in a four part series on planes found there. 

2017 21

Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past year I have worked with Proteion , a health organization in the south of the Netherlands. They have 3500 employees and a large part of their work is care for people with dementia.

Privilege, beauty and evaluation

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been for a beautiful walk this morning in the warm mist of a spring day in the highlands near Victoria. It was quiet but for the cacophony of bird song, and everything was wet with mist and dew.

2017 10

NEW ARTICLE: Realizing the Benefits of True Globalization

Partnering Resources

By Aussiegall on flickr. Many organizations say they’re global. Few achieve the benefits of globalization. Bayer CropScience (BCS) experienced this conundrum several years ago.

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How to Save the World

only this. i walked along the ocean shore. and suddenly i was no more. my self had simply ceased to be. and for a while there was no ‘me’. and at that moment all was clear —. a Cheshire grin from ear to ear, a sense of calm, remembering. that there’s no time, no one, no thing.

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a sea shell in New Orleans. It was painted from life as a demonstration in a class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce).

2017 11

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The literacy of messiness for philanthropy

Chris Corrigan

A couple of years ago I wrote a post that was critical of the way in which the Representative for Children in Youth in British Columbia drove practice changes among social workers.

Painting from Mardi Gras 2017 New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is another 16" x 20" acrylic painting from Mardi Gras 2017 in New Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2017 11

Painting of Persimmons New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of persimmons in New Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 11

Canada’s shadow

Chris Corrigan

An incident in Red Deer this week has made visible some of the deep seated xenophobia that exists just under the surface in Canada. While we are known as a country of tolerance and peace, and we largely are, there is a longstanding thread that runs through our history and right into our present that claims a kind of Eurocentric supremacy, and it has its impact against immigrants, indigenous people and people of colour who were born here.

Painting of a North Carolina Sea Gull Number 2

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the second of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Painting of Cape Cod Marsh

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a marsh by Chatham on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.