Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

In the depths of the financial crisis of 2008, American bankers-turned-regulators met to discuss plans to restore market confidence by injecting vast quantities of cash into the failing system. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

2018 219

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

Having first heard Stephen’s and George Siemen’s ideas on the need for a decentralised, distributed, connected web ten years ago, when they ran the very first MOOC on connectivism in 2008, it is great to see how these ideas might be developing ten years on.

2018 174

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

It reminded me of the introductory task that was set on Etienne Wenger’s online course Foundations of Communities of Practice that he ran with John Smith and Bron Stuckey in 2008. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

Looking back through this blog, I see that I have written a few posts about identity, the first about ‘Identity in the Network’ in 2008. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

The last time I had this feeling was in 2008, in CCK08 The Connectivism & Connective Knowledge Course (the first MOOC of this type). 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.

2018 127

Distractions at the Office Mean That Remote Workers Outperform

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian writes about why remote workers outperform office workers : … one study found that the number of people who say they cannot concentrate at their desk has increased by 16 percent since 2008.

2018 127

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

The low prices were unsustainable to many producers, especially those with higher production costs that ceased or curtailed exploring, and that, combined with increasing demand from third-world countries, began pushing prices up again, to $60 /bbl in 2005 and $90 /bbl in 2008.

2018 64

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Unlike the situation in 2008, there is no Plan B. I t’s been a while since I posted about the collapse of our industrial civilization.

2018 46

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

2018 4th edition). 2008 2nd edition). This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

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