Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

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Learning is everywhere


Just a little shopping trip and a bit of a fresh air, but when I look back I see many learning moments that were packed in there. Learning to recognise and accept own fears and building self-confidence dealing with a big dog who was very interested to see the kids.

2015 237

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

More and more trainers and facilitators use online platforms for online interaction to facilitate learning. You may adjust the learning process gradually as a result. The value of these data is in analyzing and interpreting: what we call learning analytics.

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Student learning in a turbulent age

Jenny Connected

This week I have been privileged to hear Professor Ronald Barnett speak at Liverpool John Moores University, where he was the keynote speaker on the second day of their teaching and learning conference. The curriculum is not as important as pedagogy, i.e. the student/teacher relationship.

2015 170

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment


I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there. What Have I Learned? Finally, the Personal Learning Network is defined by the end-user, not by the system. .

2015 267

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


So it’s probably a good time now to revisit where do I get most of my learning nowadays and what digital tools do I rely on, or not, to get my daily work done. . Thus if you want to learn further more how to break free from the email yoke, or learn, at the same time, how other 2.0

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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

I will never stop learning – about the world, about other people and about myself. The Whole Point of Every Relationship Is…: Make your guess before you click the link, then check out the 10 ways to make it happen.

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

Years ago when I first started to teach online, I came across a report that suggested that e-learning was the Trojan Horse through which there would be a renewed focus on teaching in Higher Education, as opposed to the then prevailing dominant focus on research. A will to learn. 2015).

2015 245

Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

In it Clay talks about the importance the access online learning has provided. I also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. The first group at Chisholm were the Learning Leaders working on community based education.

2015 56

The Micro and the Macro of the EdTech World

Jenny Connected

This year’s Association for Learning Technology Conference in Manchester, UK, focussed on Shaping the Future of Learning Together. Jonathan’s keynote addressed issues of vulnerability, privacy and trust in open learning, at the local level of the learner.

2015 211

Structure, agency and hard work

Jenny Connected

Also today, 47 years after my mother’s heart to heart, I have been hard at work thinking about the relationship between structure and agency in learning, for a paper I am writing with my Austrian friend and colleague Jutta Pauschenwein. Today is my (our) wedding anniversary.

2015 175

To Be Successful, Write About Success

Ken Carroll

Learning a language. Adrienne Smith shows people (with some seriously human-friendly content) how to connect with audiences and build the all-important relationships. I’m going to help you become more successful. That’s my mission.

2015 183

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Step 4: Identify decision makers, key actors and relationships. Step 6: Monitoring and learning. This is how we learn (in case things don’t go as planned). Illustration by ‘Tim Hamons’ downloaded from the FB group: Graphic Facilitation.

2015 180

Roles for Educators in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In the first Hotseat of the series for the Networked Learning Conference 2016 , Mike Sharples asks a series of questions to promote discussion about massive open social learning. It was recognised that MOOCs, with their massive numbers of learners have raised questions about who is the teacher in a MOOC, can anyone be a teacher, whose role is it to facilitate discourse, whose role is it to scaffold learning and so on. Manifesto for teaching online 2015.

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Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

We learn that civil servants are exploring the future with specialists in in data science, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, sensors, applied programming interfaces, autonomous machines, and platforms.

2015 182

How To Get Your Reader On Your Side In Seconds

Ken Carroll

Everything that happens between you and your reader stems from a decision that you may not even be aware of: The way you frame the relationship. Whether you realize it or not, every piece of content you create implies a relationship with the reader. The Key Is In The Relationship.

2015 159

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. The idea of embodied learning is not new. 43) words (cited in Stolz, 2015), are nearer to my own thinking.

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On homeschooling, integration and Dutch


However, it’s a choice for homeschooling that have really changed my relationships with Dutch society, Dutch people and the language itself. Kai-Ting Huang writes: …honestly speaking, in most cases, my relationship with locals can only be skin-deep.

2015 204

From butterflies to pie charts


This is how learning usually happens in our family: we start at one point and end up somewhere totally different. Then (of course :)) the relationship between the numbers and the graphs came out. Learning Unschooling unschooling

2015 174

Two reports promote people-led local solutions – Big Lottery Fund strategy and a Locality campaign

Social Reporter

However, I think there is a very valid argument more generally for local contracting, because it it will be increasingly important to make the most of local assets and relationships as public bodies face more cuts. Awards for All: new test-and-learn pilots are underway to simplify our open small grants programme. Two launch events today promote more local control and citizen involvement in the delivery of services and the development of community projects.

2015 157

The Divided Brain. What does it mean to think?

Jenny Connected

Iain will problematise the phrase I think : in the morning Iain will look at the embodied nature of cognition and belief, and in the afternoon at the nature of the relationship between individual and society, the one and the many. Saturday 21 st March am.

2015 146

How about celebrating the 20 year history of community networking and hyperlocal

Social Reporter

As usual on these occasions Will Perrin, Sarah Hartley and Mike Rawlins did a great job of semi-organising the crowd into self-managed sessions about everything from WordPress plugins to crowdfunding, and “surviving the abusive relationship with Facebook”, and stimulating lots of energising conversations in between. Maybe 2015 is a good time to look at what was then, what’s now, and what might be next.

2015 133

Keeping it fresh

Viv Mcwaters

Skipping through politics, economics and sport, I landed on this article about research that reveals the predictors of a successful relationship. Relationships are at the heart of everything. We might like to ignore relationships in favour of the ‘real’ work. Facilitation Innovation LearningWith lots of Creative Facilitation training under my belt, the challenge is to keep it fresh. The danger is complacency.

2015 109

Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

The general instruction is to look for links which are very different from each other , to allow you to learn about as many different dynamics of the system as possible. Contract relationships.

2015 127

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Step 4: Identify decision makers, key actors and relationships. Step 6: Monitoring and learning. This is how we learn (in case things don’t go as planned). Illustration by ‘Tim Hamons’ downloaded from the FB group: Graphic Facilitation.

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Ken Carroll

They can learn to connect, motivate, and build relationships. Did you know that your people-orientation is the source of your greatest potential - of most of what you will achieve in your life?

2015 116

It comes back


A few days ago we talked about polar night and day, and watched videos on relationships between changing seasons, length of the day and position of the Earth in relation to the Sun. Unschooling learning highlights unschoolingToday Anna played with animation software on iPad and came up with a little winter movie. When she came to show it to me, she pointed out that she had made the night longer than the day. Always nice to see how it comes back :).

2015 109

The Patterns of Effective Conversation

How to Save the World

What I learned was: How incredibly important (in various senses of the word) conversation is. Deepening or creation of relationships. The skill is as much in noticing and learning the presence or absence of these patterns as in trying to employ them consciously.

2015 95

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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this just being together

How to Save the World

what if we worked together, without speaking, just doing stuff that seemed to want doing, demonstrating precisely how to do it well, and easily, learning, trying, showing, helping, letting creation express itself through us? to fill the space of our relationships.

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Wild Women

How to Save the World

How and where did these two young women learn to write so damned well? After reading these books, I look at all women, and their relationships, and the issues of male privilege and patriarchy, a little differently. (photo by my brother Alan).

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My favourite things…

Chris Collison

How time flies when you’re, well, learning to fly… As I look back over those years, and the privilege of working with 120 different organisations, there are many high spots (as well the odd moment I’d prefer to forget!). Invest in forming relationships right from the start.

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Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

This reaffirms my belief that there is tremendous value in working with wonderful people and cultivating those relationships beyond the formality of contracted work. Learning more about and practicing Liberating Structures was a strong thread for me in 2014 and will continue this year.

2015 67

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

When the offline culture is not very participatory – using online/virtual to create exchange and relationships and change the culture a little bit. Highest aspiration: hold onto the social aspect of learning My highest aspiration is connection.

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Harpoon Dodger

How to Save the World

I learned how to learn, learned much about myself, and came out of my shell and began to build loving relationships for the first time in my life. And after Anita and I mutually agreed to separate in December 2007, it found me new relationships. T oday I turn 64.

2015 57

When the Leader is the Only One Remote From the Team

Leading Virtually

There is research that suggests that when the leader communicates her/his evaluation of the rest of the team’s role in any negative happening, the team members are induced to make the same attribution (of their role) and experience learned helplessness.

2015 57

Leading Virtual Teams Continues To Be Challenging

Leading Virtually

Start with the first set and move on to the second set to learn more about the topic. Building Social Relationships in Virtual Teams. Talk to those who coach leaders and they will tell you that leading virtual teams continues to be challenging.

Back to a simple teaching of chaos and order

Chris Corrigan

And of course this is no more ironic than in the myriad church communities we have been working with over the years, which, at their best, host a place to slow down and consider the nature of the relationship between peoples and to attend to the sacred quality of the spaces in between.

2015 71

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’. 2015).

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Networked Learning 2016: Do we need new metaphors?

Jenny Connected

The question in the title of this post was raised by Caroline Haythornthwaite in her keynote presentation for the Networked Learning Conference 2016. e.g. Gig learning and Uber learning. Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning. 2015). 2015).

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Pattern entrainment is one of our biggest problems

Chris Corrigan

Pattern entrainment is the idea that once our brains learn something, it is very difficult to break that knowledge. In the last year of applying Cynefin theory to my practice I’v e made a few conclusions about things.

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Embracing theory

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few days I’ve been reflecting on relationships between practitioners and academics, especially as it pertains to the development of learning and innovation in this field. Conversation Facilitation Leadership Learning Organization

2015 60

Practical reconciliation

Chris Corrigan

As a result of this restitution, it became possible for the tribes of the central and north coast to create agreements and relationships together.

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