2019

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society. They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions.

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Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

In OLDaily this week , Stephen Downes, in a comment on a post by Sasha Thackaberry , makes what to me is an astute point – that the future of education is not the same thing as the future of colleges.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas. Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories.

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Painting of Vintage Chevy Pickup New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" plein air oil painting of a vintage Chevy pickup 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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What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. But do they produce results?

2019 141

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between. Beyond just members with “standard” activity levels, we think about the most active, most passionate, most influential members and how we can get them helping to drive our community, marketing, and business goals. .

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Announcing Rosviz19 July 11-12

Michelle Laurie

Join us for a creative skills building retreat in Rossland, BC, Canada July 11-12th, 2019. Boost your ability to engage beyond words, help groups see the bigger picture and make meetings more interesting! More information is here! .

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How facilitation can lead to exclusion

Net-Map Toolbox

I was totally thrilled to go to the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle last month, to play with my facilitation superheros. Liberating Structures are a set of facilitation tools, gathered and curated based on a strong philosophy. Their aim is to allow anyone (whether trained as facilitator or not) to facilitate better meetings, with just the right amount of structure (not too chaotic and not too rigid) and giving everyone equal opportunity to contribute.

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The freedom of living undocumented

Mathemagenic

You either live, or write is still true. The last two months were quite intensive in terms of events – visits of family and friends, travel and making long-term choices with lots of impact. It’s not over yet, but I do have a quiet moment now to think and write before the next wave begins.

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5 Facebook Page Tips for Event Planners and Conference Organisers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers? I’m glad you asked ??. More Social Media resources for EventPlanners: [link]. Target Audience: EventProfs with an interest in Social Media and Facebook Page Admins. This lecture (series) is for EventProfs: Work for NonProfit, Gov, Business as a marketing event coordinator or similar.

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New publication: Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work, The Jour nal of Community Informatics , 14(2-3):109-115. Abstract.

2019 130

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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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 Peppers New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of some peppers in New Orleans. It was painted as a demonstration for the free pairing class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank. The world premiere concert was last night and played to a sold-out crowd, and it was a huge success for the works’ composer, my friend Brian Hoover.

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The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

My name is Jake and I am.er… was a Flickr fanboy. . I can’t remember exactly when I uploaded my first photo to Flickr, but it was in its early days.

2019 116

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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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

Sea port with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain (1648). This image is used by Iain McGilchrist in his discussion of depth.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

To help us prepare for the Rebel Wisdom Summit on May 12 th , in London, participants have been sent links to a number of videos which feature the keynote speakers, Iain McGilchrist, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying and Jordan Greenhall (see my last blog post for links to the videos).

2019 148

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education. So far I have explored what he has to say about breadth and depth , and about flow.

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Rebel Wisdom Summit

Jenny Connected

Next month I will be attending the Rebel Wisdom Summit in Brick Lane, London, with two members of my family.

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Embodied Learning: knowing with the whole body

Jenny Connected

Embodied learning is the final theme I want to explore in relation to Iain McGilchrist’s book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. My interest is in how McGilchrist’s ideas might be significant for education. The idea of embodied learning is not new.

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Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M., W., & B., Weller, M. and Whitelock, D. 2019).

2019 155

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

2019 155

Painting of Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of some orchids in New Orleans. It was pained as a demonstration for the free pairing class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2019 141

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.

2019 148

Painting of Japanese Magnolias in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of some Japanese Magnolias in the Marigny in New Orleans. It was pained plain air.    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.

2019 141

What is the point of it all?

Jenny Connected

I subscribe to Aeon digital magazine – an online magazine of ideas, philosophy and culture. A recent video bearing the title ‘An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: ‘What is the point of it all?’ caught my attention.

2019 139

Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

2019 141

Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

2019 141

What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

2019 139

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.

2019 139

Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch

This time the tool of the month is not one but no fewer than five tools. I co-organized a meetup about interactive video in the Netherlands. My own experience with interactive video had been adding questions to videos with the help of Zaption (which no longer exists) and Edpuzzle.

2019 130

Carrot Cake

Jenny Connected

I don’t remember when I first tasted carrot cake, but I have known for a while that it is my favourite type of cake. It still surprises me that I like carrot cake so much. Carrots are not an especially preferred vegetable, although I do eat them in a variety of ways.

2019 130

Painting of Costa Rican Ceviche

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 18" acrylic painting of Costa Rican ceviche that we ate at a roadside cafe.   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.

2019 130

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Visiting Kolkata with a wheelchair user is a challenge and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Hand-pulled rickshaws are being phased out, but there is little sign that facilities for wheelchair users are being phased in.

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