Reflections on the FH Joanneum (Graz) E Learning Conference, 2014

Jenny Connected

Below is my footprint, drawn using Mike’s software, which reflects my experience of the Graz conference. As mentioned above, this footprint reflects the fact that I was one of the keynote speakers. These are only some of my reflections on the very rich experience of the Graz conference.

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2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

We will have to wait and see, but, I tell you, if I were to describe what 2014 has been like so far for yours truly, as we are coming close to its end, I would probably be able to describe it with just a couple of words: “ in transition ”. Reflection month.

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Personal reflections on 2013

Michelle Laurie

As the New Year gets rolling, I took a few minutes to reflect on the last 12 months. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and despite it already being 2014, it’s better late than never. Uncategorized Blogging career connections Reflective practice

NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: April 26

Portals and KM

His latest CD reflects this mission. This is my second New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and once again I will be at all days. Here are highlights from the second day, Saturday, April 26. I plan to post my highlights for each day.

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Networked scholars: reflections on light and dark

Jenny Connected

I have also been increasingly aware this year and particularly over the past few weeks of ‘the dark’ side of working openly online, to the extent that I am now reflecting on how much I want to work openly online. This is the last week of George Veletsianos’ open course – Networked Scholars.

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Painting in Pirate’s Alley #2 - Summer 2014

Portals and KM

As night came on you could see the shadow of a Mary statue with raised hands reflected on the back of St. I described springtime painting in Pirate’s Alley  in my last post. The summer season has it’s own character. First, there is the heat.

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The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Fast forward to 2014 and today I wouldn’t be able to get by without the World Wide Web.

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Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

We know from experience that some of the ideas that we will discuss in our presentation need more time and reflection to take in than will be possible at the conference itself.

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The leader casts a long shadow – further reflections on group work

Jenny Connected

Reflection on my West Highland Way walk and my recent experience of a cMOOC ( Rhizo14) , have made me reflect deeply on the formation and functioning of groups and the dynamics that emerge. (Source of image: [link] ).

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Jane Hart’s Top Ten Tools for 2014

Jenny Connected

This is a helpful prompt for reflection on whether my use of technology has changed over the past year and if so why, and if not why. It is a place where I publicly reflect on what I am thinking about in relation to my work. It helps me to do this reflection. I don’t very often use my blog for reflecting on more personal issues. Jane Hart has once again asked for people to vote on the top ten tools that they use when working online.

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Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

See for example MOOC Research Initiative Reports from the Gates Foundation funded projects and the proceedings from the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit 2014 . Our aim is to try and simplify the process, without losing the depth of reflection that the current process leads to.

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Vodafone’s Future:Now Roadshow in Wellington – Some Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some reflections: 1. Over the past couple of days I was in Wellington to participate in Vodafone’s Future:Now Roadshow.

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Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

They are a result of much reflection and discussion and of our combined extensive experience of teaching and learning, and personal knowledge of open learning environments and theoretical influences. 2014). 2014).

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Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

Learners will not only need to be able to navigate these environments and manage their own learning, but they will also need to develop the ability to reflect deeply on their learning and surface their tacit knowledge and understanding.

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Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

Michelle Laurie

Uncategorized engagement graphic facilitation metaphors Nepal Reflective practice Workshops A few weeks ago I answered an advert asking for a volunteer to visualize a training session on building self-esteem and improving mental health for women who are sexually exploited in Nepal.

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Roy: I am interested in exploring ways for people to explore, create, reflect on, and share their learning – individually and collaboratively. So now we had 25 factors organized in 4 clusters to use for reflecting on any given learning experience, but particularly learning in open learning environments.

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The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m not sure it reflects well on the initiator (seems a bit mean spirited to me) unless it’s done with a light touch and humour. Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t.

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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

Felix Escribano (@felmundo) March 9, 2014. Jon Husband (@jonhusband) March 31, 2014. .

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Volunteer project complete – what did I learn?

Michelle Laurie

Uncategorized engagement graphic facilitation Reflective practice Visual Thinking When I saw an ad from a researcher wanting to help visualize mental health training for female sex workers in Kathmandu, I thought maybe my graphic facilitation skills could be of use.

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Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

Jenny Connected

On the next day (April 3rd 2014) I attended a one-day conference at UCL in London and ran a workshop with my colleague, Elpida Makriyannis, in the space that you can see in this photo below. How light reflects and how light is contained is the stuff of architecture.’.

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ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

On reflection I have realised that it is enough for me to connect with the ideas. Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. This is the third iteration of this course.

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Sense making with community and an artist in Nepal

Michelle Laurie

Female sex workers ready to train their colleagues with jointly created ‘visual training aid’ (Feb 7, 2014). When finished, we went over the drawing as a group sharing what we saw and how it reflected back what they said.

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Tweeting during a crisis: #SocialMedia Voice

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

auto posting) so I was NOT reflecting on that. Shares Just a short little post on the storm around my 3 tweets regarding the Sydney Siege. Where is the social media manager for @LindtCafeAus #MartinPlace which was retweeted 21 times. I hope they are ok.

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Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning

Jenny Connected

For example, one survey respondent wrote: The significant aspect for me was finding others that were willing and able to play freely, have fun and then be reflective and metacognitive of the activities.

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Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

Elsua

There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that.

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The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

So we have given some thought as to how to do a presentation which reflects these difficulties. A Prezi seemed to reflect, at least in part, the chaotic environment and ‘falling down a rabbit hole’ aspect of rhizomatic learning that was discussed in the course.

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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Elsua

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. “ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. In 2014?

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Wear Sunscreen When Looking Up

Elsua

If we really need Look Up to tell us to get a life we are in more trouble than I thought… — Euan Semple (@euan) May 8, 2014. Or George Siemens on this other reflection on the same topic: . George Siemens (@gsiemens) May 5, 2014.

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The Magic of That First Client Engagement

Elsua

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Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Jenny Connected

An email notification of a forthcoming conference at the University of Central Lancashire (uclan) – Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: changing lives and transforming communities (28th April -1st May 2014), prompted me to take my copy of ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ off the bookshelf and remind myself of its contents. Also essential for him are reflection and action, love, humility, faith and trust.

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Rhizomatic learning, definitions and cheating

Jenny Connected

This post only reflects where I am in my thinking at this moment in time – but I’m open to changing my mind Tagged: #rhizo14 , cheating , davecormier , definitions , ethics , rhizomatic learning.

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Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

Jenny Connected

It gave me space to reflect on D&G, collaborative learning, and learning communities and to talk to other like-minded people.

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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

Jenny Connected

In my reflections on this week’s messiness and the possible causes for it – not that messiness per se is a bad thing in the learning process – I have wondered whether it not so much ‘learning’ that we need to do in relation to this course, but ‘unlearning’. (I

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My idea for digital inclusion – the minimal technology assessment kit

Social Reporter

This floated the DIY kit idea, and also reflected on how we should just see technology as part of the mix of communications and services any individual needs.

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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Elsua

In a way, you could think about this next stage on my (work) life as an opportunity to rediscover myself, reflect on what I have learned and applied over the course of the last 17 years and see if there would be an opportunity to apply them in a completely different environment from that one of the big corporate world: that is, the freelance economy. After yesterday’s blog post, I guess today’s the one everyone has been waiting for. Myself included.

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No script for rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

I recently went to see the film Mr Turner. I came out rather wishing I hadn’t seen it. I have always loved Turner’s paintings and at one stage of my life lived within walking distance of the site of his painting of the Crook of Lune. Source of image.

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Volunteer project complete – what did I learn?

Michelle Laurie

Uncategorized engagement graphic facilitation Reflective practice Visual ThinkingWhen I saw an ad from a researcher wanting to help visualize mental health training for female sex workers in Kathmandu, I thought maybe my graphic facilitation skills could be of use.

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Essay writing and the dance of peer review

Jenny Connected

For me the fact that they continually reflect on what works and what doesn’t work in ModPo is a model of good practice in teaching and learning. A dancer in virtual space performs with her reflection ( Source of image ). ‘It’s

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The Community is the Curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

As happened in CCK08 (the first MOOC in 2008), it seems that ‘the kids have taken control of the classroom’ in this second week of Dave Cormier’s open online course Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.

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How personal do you make your online personal branding?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read and reflect quite a bit on personal branding and it is part of our courses with Ennuonline. My daughter thinks I''m a complete loser on Instagram. If I put a photo on instagram I have 1 or two likes. She and her friends easily get 100.

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A difficult task – explaining why I teach

Jenny Connected

I ended up quickly ‘brainstorming’ the ideas that matter to me, just jotting down words as I reflected over my past experience. I agree with Gardner Campbel l – trying to explain why I teach feels like an impossible task.

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Some final thoughts about #Fedwikihappening

Jenny Connected

It has been great to end 2014 working in an environment which has made me rethink my assumptions and ways of working online. It will take me a while to think through why, but here are some initial reflections. A wonderful way to end 2014. The Fedwiki Happening finishes today.

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The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

Jenny Connected

Last week I came across this fun video, which caused me to reflect once again on the potential problems of groups and group work, both on and offline.

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