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Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought. I was too young at the time to appreciate the problem.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Back in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen. There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. .

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency. Agency is one of those words that, if you work in education, is very familiar, but when it comes down to it, are we clear about what it means?

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools. In this blog you will find a number of tools and tips to start with. In every Ennuonline course there is someone who proudly shows a self-made animation video.

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Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a shrimp poboy from Johnny's 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.

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event. PechaKucha is a lively presentation format in which anybody can share an idea(l), project or passion close to their heart.

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Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. Download here: CommunityPredictions2019. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

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Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light.

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How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

Sometimes being a human is tough. Getting through the day with a enough sleep. Scrounging food that you can get excited about. Executing grand ideas at work. Navigating the difficult social norms and communication methods of human interaction. .

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world.

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Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" acrylic painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart doing a solo gig at Chicki Was Was, 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.

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Quieting the Niche – the withdrawal from the space of commons

Taming the spaces

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum have addressed the methodology of countersurveillance to digital surveillance by developing the notion of ‘obfuscation’, a means of neutralising corporate surveillance via data collection and analysis, whereby individuals utilise certain methods to—using an analogy from cybernetics— introduce ‘noise’ into their signals, in order to produce “misleading, false, or ambiguous data […]. affordance niche spaces

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Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. Download here: CommunityPredictions2019. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala.

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Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

We had a meeting in our homeschooling group yesterday to discuss what do and how do we actually want to do together after a period of “let’s see where things go by themselves” Over last few months I almost gave up on investing in our local homeschooling community.

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Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a stone farm house in the Wye Valley, England, near the West border, It is the view from a house we stayed in during the summer of 2017.

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Natural and non-natural information and smart niches

Taming the spaces

The distinction between natural and non-natural information is highlighted by Laurence Kirmayer, that on my opinion helps to define the smartness concept in modern artificially enhanced systems. Particularly smartness is created by a loop – from self-organised individuals’ meanings, values and actions the data are aggregated and patterned using algorithms to form collective knowledge, and […]. spaces affordance community niche

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Motivating your fans

Community Guy

My latest guest blog on CMX Hub is live. I cover some of my best techniques for rewarding, motivating, and retaining your most enthusiastic customers/fans/super users. Check it out! How to Motivate Your Community Superstars. The post Motivating your fans appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Guy

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. At this stage in my life I am interested in how I can ensure that what I choose to attend to doesn’t blinker me to the possible implications of attending too closely to a given idea.

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What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

Things change in different ways. A couple of weeks ago, I took a deep dive into Glenda Eoyang’s Human Systems Dynamics , learning about her theory of complexity and getting my hands on the tools and methods that HSD uses to work in complex adaptive systems.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days. It doesn’t like the cold, and wet, and slippery roads. (It It yearns to be back in Kaua’i).

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Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

I was trying to write some end-of-the-year posts, but everything that I’d like to summarise changes very fast. So instead something quick – a few things that make me busy thinking now. There is a lot of discussions about schools in our house recently. We went to a democratic school last week and a friend from Russia is there with detailed reports about its inside working.

2019 89

Sizing the Community Opportunity for B2B

Online Community Strategy

Three contexts to help create a bigger and better future for your company’s community. When developing or refining a community strategy, it is critical to understand the larger market and business contexts the community will exist in. This sounds obvious and straightforward, right?

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Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is almost over, I haven’t yet finished thinking about the penultimate week on Experience. The guest speaker for this week was Amy Burvall. I really enjoyed her conversation with Stephen Downes.

2018 148

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes. They expect facilitation will help them to do this. Sometimes this is a good idea.

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It’s Not That

How to Save the World

image from pixabay/pexels CC0. it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative —. we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful —.

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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

2018 89

E-Learning 3.0 Experience

Jenny Connected

The task for this penultimate week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC on the topic of Experience is: Here is my submission. This is the musical accompaniment for the verses below. Please sing along. For the introduction to this week’s topic, see Stephen Downes’ Synopsis.

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , as Stephen Downes said on Twitter, ‘ basically completes the Task for week 8 ’. For an interactive version of this image see: [link]. The final discussion about the topic of community in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is ‘Experience’ We haven’t really started discussing this yet, but Stephen Downes, who is running this course, has posted a Synopsis to get us going.

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice.

2018 148

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

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New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013. Rowson, J. McGilchrist, I. 2013).

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A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year. It has seemed more difficult this year than in 2016, but perhaps that’s just my memory, or perhaps it’s because I am in Kerala, away from home and access to some of my resources.

2018 139

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web. This is the task as created by Stephen Downes: As a community, create an assignment the completion of which denotes being a member of the community. For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community. For each participant, your being a member of the community completes the task.

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

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