A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

I first wrote a post like this in 2016. It has seemed more difficult this year than in 2016, but perhaps that’s just my memory, or perhaps it’s because I am in Kerala, away from home and access to some of my resources. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Especially recommended: Ebony Steelband, 2016 UK National Panorama Champions, Cheers to Life. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

2018 59

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

In November 2016, I found myself walking familiar streets in Malmö, Sweden. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 204

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2016 – Video eavesdropping. Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? My live feed of the Congress hearings cut out right near the end, but did anyone ask these questions?

2018 203

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. 2016). It will be interesting to see if they are followed through in the next conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018, and how much our thinking and ideas will have moved on.

2016 164

Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

Source: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

2018 70

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

In November 2016, I found myself walking familiar streets in Malmö, Sweden. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 130

Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

and Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 (Office 365, at May 2016). I was talking with a colleague last week, and asked about a recent learning and development program on change management he attended.

2018 127

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

2018 116

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

2016). What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals? Are we truly set apart in some way? How should we think of ourselves? What are we? What should we do?

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

I then came across this article – ‘ Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning ‘ – in which the author Marguerite McNeal (Aug 11, 2016) writes of George. I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age.

2018 109

Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

2 (Jun 2016) (16 pages). It’s not just about information flow and regulations: Social pressure considerably influences biodiversity governance in Europe. It is my pleasure to share more Net-Map work done by capable colleagues. Jennifer Hauck , Jenny Schmidt and Anja Werner analyzed the key actors that influence the implementation of the European Commission’s green infrastructure strategy.

2018 89

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

OneNote on Windows comes in two editions: a full-client edition in Office 2016, and the Windows 10 app edition installed as part of Windows 10 and updated from the Microsoft Store. On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office.

2018 89

Seeing Around the Corner

Michael Sampson - Currents

Read more: How to See Around the Corner (February 2016). A post from Outthinker outlines a strategic planning method for being able to “see around the corner.” ” The base idea is that changes in language (how we describe things) changes along with the possibilities presented by new innovations (“ …what limits the progress of innovations are not the new innovations themselves but the concepts that people use to discuss them “).

2018 89

Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

The original text is two years old and comes from the document written as part of a certification by Stichting Keurmerk Thuisonderwijs in September 2016 (more from it is at Facilitating unschooling ). This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things.

2018 109

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Complexity and Collapse (updated Jun 2016) (Long) (originally published in SHIFT magazine). The Problem With Systems (Jul 2016). The Admission of Necessary Ignorance (updated Jun 2016). Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). T he inimitable Rev.

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Small things to enjoy

Mathemagenic

2018 89

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Narrative Science partnered with the National Business Research Institute and found the same numbers: 61 percent of surveyed respondents utilized AI in their corporations in 2017 (up from the 38 percent in 2016). Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

” A beautifully annotated reflection on Zadie Smith’s 2016 speech: Only the willfully blind can ignore that the history of human existence is simultaneously the history of pain: of brutality, murder, mass extinction, every form of venality and cyclical horror.

2018 50

Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

In an updated version of their famous “Creative Destruction” Report, research firm Innosight predicts that the average tenure of a company in the S&P 500 index will drop from 24 years (2016) to just 12 years by 2027.

2018 46

The “Other” Consideration of Collaboration Tools; Welcome to the New World of GDPR

Michael Sampson - Currents

And if you or your organisation does anything with the personal data of European citizens – regardless of where your organisation is located in the world – you need to know about GDPR – the “General Data Protection Regulation” released in May 2016 and due to go into force from late May 2018.

2017 89

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Not back to school insights , August 2016. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018. 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.

2019 89

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

If that’s the case (and it normally always is the case), then the 90% figure is going to drop and drop drastically as RBS moves through its phased rollout approach (30,000 by end March 2016, and 100,000 by end 2016 according to RBS ).

2015 142