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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This month the Royal College of Physicians has published a report bearing the title ‘ Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead’ . There is a concern that doctors and other healthcare professionals find it hard to talk to patients about dying.

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On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

How to Save the World

M ichael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics. I am still have a ways to go on the learning curve but I am having fun.

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How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF. The special thing about this project is that the whole design process took place online.

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Medtainment: Creating Voice in Social Media – Medical and Health

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I am working with Doctors and Hospitals, they want their content to be written in an authoritative medical voice – fact based, evidence based, boring. This doctor has “voice” in spades.

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Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

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Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week saw the first major service disruption to Office 365 in several years.

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How to Livestream a Canon EOS M50 eg YouTube or Facebook Live

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I have an EOS M50 camera and I wanted to use it for livestreaming on both Facebook Live and YouTube Live. It was challenging to work out but I did it! ??. How I connect my Canon EOS M50 to Facebook Live or YouTube Live or Twitch via OBS. 2018 version. Took me a while to figure out, so here it is ??.

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Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education.

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Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of sunflowers and their shows in Talance, France, just outside Bordeaux. This is the second work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week.

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Building an Online Liberating Structures Practice 90 Minutes at a Time

Full Circle Associates

Liberating Structures has become central to my practice over the years. I have dabble with using LS online, but the call to do more online is getting stronger, particularly in introducing people to LS and getting immediately to hands on use.

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Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit. I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city.

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Painting of French Tomatoes

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of  tomatoes I found where we stayed in the Loire Valley. They were intensely sweet. This is the first work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Rotten from the Core?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office.

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Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Last week in Montreal with Bronagh Gallagher, we taught a bit about principles-based evaluation as part of our course on working with complexity.

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Protected: PARTICIPATORY mapping of agricultural collaborations in Malawi

Making CommunitySense

This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading. Uncategorized agriculture community mapping CommunitySensor Malawi methodology participation

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Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

In a previous post , I began to explore and share my understanding of what Iain McGilchrist has written about and means by ‘betweenness’ as a way of being in the world.

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Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

It’s not just about information flow and regulations: Social pressure considerably influences biodiversity governance in Europe. It is my pleasure to share more Net-Map work done by capable colleagues. Jennifer Hauck , Jenny Schmidt and Anja Werner analyzed the key actors that influence the implementation of the European Commission’s green infrastructure strategy.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long? Why cut back the speaking and blogging and meetuping? I’m glad you asked. Buckle in, there’s a story ahead.

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Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming. Which made me thinking of what can actually can serve as an evidence of a friendship. She is a singer.

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Webinars, Reflections and Chat

Full Circle Associates

Webinars, Reflections and Chat Last November I participated in a webinar on designing and facilitating webinars hosted by GFAR. I had intended to do a deeper dive and reflection, but as I clean up old blog post drafts, some things must be let go! ??

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link]. Stephen said somewhere that he was trying to create an elegant site for the course. I think he has succeeded. I love this simple image and title.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long? Why cut back the speaking and blogging and meetuping? I’m glad you asked. Buckle in, there’s a story ahead.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’. We did this in the context of open, online education environments, which we suggested can be both inclusive and exclusive.

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Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting. Since 2004, folks have travelled from all over the world to come to this gathering.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0. M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog.

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Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things. Yesterday we had a discussion with other homeschooling parents about “everything is cool and easy” picture that you usually get from the social media profiles of others and the importance of talking about the reality which is challenging enough.

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Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design

Full Circle Associates

Ah, Kismet! Chris Corrigan posted a great blog a while back about complexity and participatory design process. I had slipped the quote into a draft post and rediscovered it today. I want to build on his brain dump! He is building on Sonja Blignault blogging on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity. See Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications … Continue reading Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design. Source.

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Hello world!

Hildy Gottlieb

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

All facilitation work happens within containers and those containers are separated from the rest of the world by thresholds. When you enter a meeting, you are removing yourself from the world and entering into a space where specific work is being done.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. You’re not going to be happy.

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