On homeschooling, integration and Dutch


Netherlands, thank you and goodbye – This one came on FB and on It’s written by Kai-Ting Huang, a Taiwaneese user experience designer who left Netherlands after four years on study and work.

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Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many of the sessions were practically focused on how a specific organization was approaching their intranet, from a certain perspective – such as design, engagement, integration, etc. Last week I was in Sydney for the fifth annual Intranets conference, hosted by Step Two. With pre-conference and post-conference activities added in, it was a full week! Some comments: Big Ideas.

2015 131

Beezy Integrates Yammer and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Since its acquisition of Yammer in 2012, an improving level of integration between SharePoint and Yammer has been drip fed from Microsoft. It hasn’t been a speedy integration. The result is a truly integrated experience, leveraging the strengths of each platform.

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A Great Example of Collaborative Tools Being Integrated into an Appropriate Way of Working

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I really liked in David’s article was his explanation of how they have integrated their physical working world (and the use of private offices with collaborative physical places) with the use of online collaborative tools: We are an online company: we’ve been remote from day one and still to this day over half of the team (aside from sales) works from home. Writing on the StackExchange Blog , David lays out an argument for private offices.

2015 141

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters


And on October 10th, 2015, I just made it through my 10th year blogiversary for [link]. Here we are, 2015, and we are still talking about it. Thank you for being an integral part of quite an amazing, yet unfinished , journey!

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Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

How to Save the World

T he enormous cognitive dissonance between our growing awareness of our civilization’s accelerating collapse, and the ‘news’ in the media and the subjects of most public discourse, continues to baffle me. Though I suspect it shouldn’t.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Salesforce Marketing Cloud (Radian6) for CRM integration.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Perhaps you are a: Business owner wanting to integrate social media and your website, and want to know how to discuss that with a web developer or do it yourself.

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

As the Edinburgh team realized, we have responsibilities that involve caring for our students and we need to develop personal qualities such as respect and integrity in both us and them. 2015).

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Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

I don’t think I have done, and I hope I never will do, anything of which I am personally ashamed on the level of professional or personal integrity. Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Freelance Work


work / life integration is also going to be one of the main topics I will be talking about in terms of being able to rediscover something I may have thought I lost at one point in time: productivity , or better said, effectiveness , without having to clock in 80+ hours per week.

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Microsoft Surface Hub – Reinventing Meeting Dynamics

Michael Sampson - Currents

It integrates with OneNote (for whiteboarding), Skype for Business (previously Lync) (for remote conferencing), and supports ink and touch as input methods. Availability due later in 2015. At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced Surface Hub.

2015 167

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


I know what you are thinking, here we are, already passed through 2015, and we still need guidelines? And IBM’s official journey to become a Socially Integrated Enterprise had just begun.

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R and Google Spreadsheets (and the context)

Learning Alliances

In Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies , César Hidalgo (2015) points to this same issue: It is hard for us humans to separate information from meaning because we cannot help interpreting messages.

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Absent presence in online interaction

Jenny Connected

Source of image and more about Callum Innes whose work Exposed Painting Green Lake is currently on show at the Manchester Art Gallery Absent Presence Exhibition. What does it mean to be ‘present’ online?

Ethical behaviours online

Jenny Connected

An article that I picked up this week by Max Bazerman bears the title ‘ You are not as Ethical as you Think ‘ and outlines many of our blind spots in relation to ethical infractions which he believes are ‘ rooted in the intricacies of human psychology rather than integrity’.

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Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

Given how one influences the other, it is, however, not focus which is needed but integration – of issues and also of those people dealing with them. When dealing with the challenges of a country like Ethiopia, focusing just on water, or food, or energy is a tall order already.

Systems Thinking for Social Change

Networking Action

As David Stroh describes in his new book Systems Thinking and Social Change integrating systems awareness has spiritual, emotional, and physical as well as mental … Net DevWhenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.

2015 130

Time Tracking with the Apple Watch

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have a time recording system that’s well integrated with the rest of my project management arsenal, and while these announcements won’t impact me directly, it is interesting to see the use of the Apple Watch for starting and stopping billing against a project.

What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Having worked in many countries around the world where children are integrated into all aspects of community life, I feel comfortable bringing my kids with me to most meetings.

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An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1

Jenny Connected

It is rare to attend a course where the latest in scientific research, in this case into the functioning of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, is integrated so effortlessly with the words of William Wordsworth and the art of Claude Lorrain and much more.

2015 155

Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new changes will roll out before the end of 2015, and include: – the Discovery feed, for showing related conversations from complementary groups in your network. With respect to what’s next after the current round of improvements, the Office Team said: Up next in 2016: deeper integration with Office 365 to open up even more possibilities for teams. The Office Team announced another round of improvements to Yammer.

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Social Business Is People to People Business – The #Movistar Story – Part Deux


Over three years ago I wrote an article over here around the ‘ Joy of Business Travelling ’.

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The Divided Brain: Trying to be Sane in an Insane World

Jenny Connected

In his growth and individuation, he has taken a big step toward integrating his shadow within himself. Sunday 22nd March pm. This is the sixth in a series of posts I am making following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist.

2015 139

A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs)

The Bumble Bee

A unique aspect of the framework is that it integrates both individual team member change management work and whole team process development work. I am pleased to release a new white paper " A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs) ".

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What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Having worked in many countries around the world where children are integrated into all aspects of community life, I feel comfortable bringing my kids with me to most meetings.

2015 130

Public Sector Collaboration with Knowledge Hub

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new platform replaces a smattering of non-integrated tools: Knowledge Hub, the UK’s largest platform for public service collaboration, today announced that it is partnering with Socitm, the society for IT/digital leaders and professionals working in local public services, to enable Socitm members to collaborate online. Knowledge Hub recently announced a partnering agreement with Socitm, to provide an online collaboration capability for Socitm members.

2015 125

Handwritten Notes vs. Keyboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

I did, however, then create an integrated mind map of my lecture notes, reading materials, and tutorial resources using pen and paper … so my typed lecture notes were one of the resources I relied on, but not everything.

2015 116

Partner Add-ins for Outlook #office365 #outlook

Michael Sampson - Currents

We’re excited about how partners are enhancing the Outlook experience through this integration. Microsoft clearly sees this as something to keep investing in, and indeed, the integrations above (and others already in market) provide new and simple ways of being more productive.

2015 114

Outlook 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

– With this release of the Outlook client, we’ll support multi-factor authentication through integration with the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). – We’ve improved the reliability, performance, and usability of Outlook search, and integrated the FAST-based search engine in Exchange. Last week Microsoft announced details of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop.

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Blog>> Keynotes from IKO Conference

Green Chameleon

Patrick Lambe – The New Frontier in Knowledge Organisation: integrating methods, technologies and standards to deliver extraordinary results. Here are the slides for the three keynotes at our IKO Conference this week. We will be producing video versions of these as well, but they’ll take a little longer. Charlie Hull – The Future of Search: fishing the streams of Big Data. Matt Moore – Competence and Knowledge Organisation

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Blog>> Case Studies from IKO Conference

Green Chameleon

Mark Garlinghouse – Integrating internal and external knowledge sources for an R&D function. Here are the pdfs from the 15 case studies presented at the IKO Conference this week. You’ll find the case outlines as well as the presenter slides, and any additional materials presented by the case presenters. Agnes Molnar – Next generation SharePoint. Ahren Lehnert – Text mining and analytics. Charlie Hull – Implementing open source search.

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Blog>> IKO Conference - Conference Guide

Green Chameleon

” “Good overview of KM related topics and current trends and how to integrate these into more balanced and holistic approaches.” Here is the pdf version of the full Conference Guide provided to participants. The guide contains the complete agenda, the speaker profiles, the content of the case study outlines, and the knowledge organisation competency framework. It was a great conference, thanks to all the speakers and participants for their wonderful participation!

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enough just to know

How to Save the World

to be integrated with what, consciously, they intellectually knew and emotionally felt: Jung’s four ways of knowing became one. some cultures, I am told. made sense of things, and made decisions in two ways.

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How to Save the World

Thomas argues that the illusion of self arises because the model of reality (and of self) that the evolved brain creates to function effectively is integrated, coherent and transparent (i.e. (image by Darren Hopes from NewScientist.com).

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My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

And there are way too many 2015 retrospectives to look back on… but I’m feeling optimistic and inspired! This is a long-ish post – the short version is a list of personal highlights from 2015, and a look ahead to 3 big ideas and aspirations for 2016.

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Blog>> ISKO UK Conference 2015 - Call for Papers

Green Chameleon

They have just issued a call for papers for their 2015 conference, which will be held 13-14 July 2015. Prospects for integrating more KO techniques into applications such as email, records management, online sales outlets, social media. You will be informed by the first week of February 2015 whether your proposal has been accepted. Full papers should be submitted by 1 May 2015

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Then Suddenly, Maybe — Aha!

How to Save the World

accepting and starting to integrate this new way of thinking and believing into our lives? complex system diagram, from this earlier post.

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Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

So for 2015, I want to challenge my own ideas of how to support facilitation capacity development in myself and others, for just the kinds of challenges you face, Simone. Sometimes you just get lucky. I get lucky quite a bit with my wonderful clients.

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Probes, Prototypes and Pilot projects

Chris Corrigan

If a pilot project is done well and works, it should be integrated with the basic operating procedure of an organization, and tinkered with over time, until it starts showing signs of weakened effectiveness.

2015 94

Community development and digital inclusion – SMILEY baseline report published


The baseline survey was conducted between November 2014 and January 2015. The baseline report for the SMILEY evaluation of community development and digital inclusion (Social Media Initiatives in Local East York), co-authored by Alison Gilchrist and myself, is now available here.

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

January 15 2015 08:00:00 AM. The lack of understanding of how social network could benefit businesses lead to my introducing of the theme of Purposeful Collaboration , where social features were integrated directly into the business tools people use to get their jobs done.

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Can anything be salvaged from this?


Much less frequently, I may just have expressed suspicions, once or twice, about the integrity of top-down commercial online systems operating at neighbourhood level. Apparently, the Wellington suburb of Tawa is the most "neighbourly" in New Zealand.

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