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Nasty SMS Spam – turn off Facebook Mobile Messages #australia #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to stop those annoying spammy messages on your mobile cellphone from Facebook Messenger Text service. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. SMS messages but no telephone number? Just asking me to click on a dodgy link? Every. Single. Anyway two steps.

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ” ( Matthew 7:7 ). I was reminded of the simple truth of this verse today.

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. It was organised by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK, and delivered by Professor Hugh Willmott from City University London.

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Microsoft’s Intelligent Communications Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the more challenging aspects for organisation’s embracing Office 365 is the overlapping functionality between different tools, leading to “analysis paralysis” (to use Mary Jo Foley’s term).

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Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface.

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Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Whiteboard , an app for freeform drawing on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview lets you create in whatever way feels most natural to you.

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Painting of Two Espressos New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of two espressos and a coffee pot. I  I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net Dev

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

. MOOCs: Back to the Future. This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK.

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The Visualness of Microsoft Planner with the Rigour of Microsoft Project #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The use of Kanban-style interfaces for individual and team task tracking has become more prominent over the past half decade, with Trello (which was acquired by Atlassian earlier this year) being one of the better options available.

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15 years of blogging, FB and what’s next

Mathemagenic

Ton’s post on 15 Years of Blogging made me realise that I had reached similar milestone all the way back in June. From all my online experiences blogging has given me the most. A habit to write regularly, a space to look back at my own progress, a network of people that I feel connected to even if we don’t interact much right now. It has also given me a benchmark of what I’d like to experience in an online social space. That brings me to more blogging, less Facebook again.

Painting of Antique Double Boiler New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of a antique double boiler sitting on an old Chambers gas stove. I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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There's a bot for that! Chatbots to stimulate learning and reflection

Joitske Hulsebosch

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The past two weeks in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC (SOCRMx) have covered ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ (Week 6 Quantitative data analysis) and ‘Interpretation and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Data Analysis’ (Week 7).

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Accessing LinkedIn Profile Data in Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Ignite in late September, Microsoft announced an integration between LinkedIn profile data and Office 365 : After you connect your LinkedIn account to your Microsoft account, you’ll seamlessly discover more insights within the Profile Card in your Inbox, your calendar and contacts lists.

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Announcing The New Networking

Partnering Resources

Have you ever wondered why networking feels so fake? So onerous? It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For most of us, pressing the flesh in a crowded room of strangers, feels awkward and unsuccessful. Luckily, there’s a better way.

Facilitation resources updated

Viv Mcwaters

I’m updating my RESOURCES page. About time too! You can find it just up there, on the menu – between About and Learn. If you click on FACILITATION RESOURCES you will find a long list of processes, games, and activities that I use in my facilitation. The names help me remember them. Sometimes the same activity might be known by multiple names. I’ve also credited the source of the activity, where known. Let me know of any omissions.

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10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC. 600 people participated and we had quite intense exchanges. We received many compliments for the way we facilitated it: personal and quick responses.

#OpenEdMOOC – Final thoughts

Jenny Connected

(Source of Image – [link] – 0.56). Like Rebecca Heiser, I have been reflecting on the EdX Introduction to Open Education MOOC.

2017 11

Fast Team Formation

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the way home last night we drove past a group of people on the side of the road. It almost wasn’t worth a second glance, except that some were standing and others were kneeling on the footpath, with one vehicle parked the wrong way to the curb.

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Shallow dives into chaos in teaching and leading

Chris Corrigan

In the Cynefin framework, the domains are really shades with some clear boundaires. Strategic work using Cynefin is about making various moves between different domains for different reasons. This is called Cynefin dynamics, and there’s an old but good paper on it here.

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Senseless Behaviour

How to Save the World

If you don’t like hopeless messages it might be best to skip this post. Cartoon by David Sipress from The New Yorker.

Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

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Weekend Reading 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

Weekend Video 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Amazon gives some ideas of how Alexa could be used at the office, including scheduling meetings, ordering photocopying paper, start meetings, finding an available meeting room, finding a colleague’s desk, and more. Industry Updates

Traditional Mobile Workplace vs. Phone and iPad

Michael Sampson - Currents

Carsten from SAP Hybris compares his work style and everyday device carry with a traditional mobile workplace.

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Driving as Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

In recent years I have trained four of my children to drive (sometime soon we’ll be at the halfway point: four down, seven to go). For a couple I was the near solo teacher; for others, additional friends and family have helped too (for which I was very grateful).

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent and LinkedIn

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Ignite 2017, Michele Ballinger and Brandon Potter, both of Microsoft, gave an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent, including the Attract and Onboard modules.

Weekend Reading 02.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

Weekend Video 02.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Air New Zealand has a bit of fun at the expense of the New Zealand accent. As a world traveller there is something magical about getting back on board an Air New Zealand plane and hearing the Kiwi accent again. But, yes, I get it that our accent is hard to understand.

Where Do You Put Your Phone at Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the older books on my shelf is Time Power: The Revolutionary Time Management System That Can Change Your Professional and Personal Life by Charles Hobbs. Written in 1987, I acquired my copy around the first time I got a DayTimer in the mid-1990s.

Hyperfish – Thoughts on Collecting Expertise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Weekend Video 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

An overview of the new business apps in Office 365 – for small business clients. Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium.

Weekend Reading 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the stop-and-pay-attention ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.