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Where We Are Now: More on the Culture of Fear

How to Save the World

Image of ghost town in Japan, near Nagasaki, abandoned when the coal ran out, from pxhere , CC0.

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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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2019 July – 2 Day Facebook™ & Instagram™ Sydney Course

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

July 2019, Sydney CBD Facebook & Instagram for Business course: (2 day Sydney course) Are you wanting to take your Facebook Business Page & Instagram content to the next level?

2019 130

Painting of Radishes New Orleans

Portals and KM

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

2019 141

Yes, draw on walls!

Michelle Laurie

The other day, I received an email from a former graphic facilitation workshop participant. This has made my week! “Your workshop was really instrumental for me in my work. I use graphics in my research and am often invited to do recordings for strategic planning or dialogue-based events.”

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Discovering our common humanity through participatory mapping and collective impact

Making CommunitySense

Listen to / read the interview that Jeff Mohr, CEO of Kumu, held with me as part of their podcast series. CommunitySense Ideas collective impact common good community mapping CommunitySensor

2019 130

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

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.

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. .

2019 136

Publishing in open access journals

Jenny Connected

Periodically I receive a message from Taylor and Francis about how often a paper I published with Mariana Funes has been read. This week they sent me the following message: Of course Taylor and Francis can’t know whether or not the article has been read.

2019 177

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

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! .

2019 130

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. 

2019 141

Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Working in a small group to design a blended training I felt very annoyed. I had the feeling we were investing too much energy in defining the goals and was worried that the team was not going in the right direction. Usually I can put my finger on what we need to do, but this time I did not know exactly where it had gone wrong. I decided to use our own " Beau the reflection chatbot ". Beau asked me a number of questions such as: " What did you do in this situation ?" " How did it work out? "

2019 122

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 169

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

Blog>> Talk and Resources on Knowledge Auditing

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Stan Garfield for putting together this SIKM Leaders call yesterday and all the supporting links and resources. Follow the link for the slides, the audio recording, and some helpful background links. Visit the post here

2019 100

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

The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

Image: Nadine Shaabana, Unsplash. After thirty minutes of discussion, it looks like we finally have an answer. The facilitator calls for a vote: “Who agrees that we should do X?” Everyone raises their hands except two people. Many groups would call this success and move forward.

2019 130

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.

2019 174

Nothing on Offer Here

How to Save the World

image CC0 via maxpixel. P eople want to believe, and they want people who seem to have found answers to tell them what they’ve learned, and what to do as a result.

2019 87

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.

2019 89

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

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.

2019 116

Shocks of familiarity with Michel de Montaigne

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of her book “ How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answe r”, Sarah Bakewell writes (p.5). ‘to to read Montaigne is to experience a series of shocks of familiarity’. I have found this to be true.

2019 148

What Will It Take?

How to Save the World

L ast evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical. I arranged it, since the film profiles Ken Ward, who is a friend of Tree’s and who I’ve met a couple of times myself. Ken joined us for Q&A via video link after the screening.

2019 80

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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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

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point. Last year was very much about uncovering all sorts of implicit things about my relations with people and groups, and choices I make between taking care of myself and the others.

2019 89

Reflections on the Rebel Wisdom Summit

Jenny Connected

Brick Lane, in the east end of London, was the location of the Rebel Wisdom Summit which I attended last weekend; a full day event for 150 people. I had anticipated that the event would be dominated by white men, and it was.

2019 139

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.

2019 78

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. The request is usually to design an event where we can hear from people without them being dominated by more powerful voices.

2019 61

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

Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

In October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk. Yesterday there was a follow-up opportunity to join the team, this time to help with identification the findings. We came into the room, there was a team of people working at a big table, moving around piles of found little fragments. Somebody else was explaining the bigger story to other guests. We listened, we looked, but it was difficult to get into the process.

2019 89

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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