Unflattening: text, drawing and alternative perspectives

Jenny Connected

This week there has been a flurry of activity on the #gridsgestures hash tag on Twitter as many people have responded to Nick Sousanis ’ invitation to draw the shape of your day each day for a week, i.e. to take part in his Grids and Gestures- A Comics Making Exercise.

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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. Metaphors help us to think differently, see alternative perspectives and ‘unflatten’ our thinking (Sousanis, 2015). 2016). 2016).

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Links of the Quarter: June, 2016

How to Save the World

And he suggests the real hope is in the experiments that sub-cultures are doing right now in community-building and alternative ways of living and making a living. cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

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Links of the Quarter: April 2, 2016

How to Save the World

Count how many alternative ways there are of saying “we really need to…” without identifying any “hows” Not his business, I know.

2016 73

Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

” Paul Kingsnorth has described 2016 as The Year of the Serpent. 60% of Global Wildlife Gone: The 2016 Living Planet report says that total populations of wild species have declined 60% from 1970s levels. Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2016

How to Save the World

So now Canadians are left, like our American cousins, with no progressive electable alternative. o ur civilization, it seems to me. is like an old man with alzheimer’s; it has its good days and its bad days, but on the whole the progress of the disease seems slow but relentless.

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #2

Elsua

There is also a desktop app, but again MarsEdit does it for me, so for those folks who may be looking for alternatives or new options, Blogo may well be worth a try. Feedly : Yes, 2016 and I still read RSS news feeds.

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Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

2016). 2016). At the end of our first paper, in which we explored alternative perspectives of learners’ experiences in this MOOC, we wrote: In future writing, we will explore: Interrelated processes of community and curriculum formation in Rhizo14. 2016).

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Three learning and teaching trends in 2016 and the essence of homeshooling

Mathemagenic

Three Trends that Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2016 : 1) Alternative credentialing, 2) Experimentation in new teaching models and learning spaces, and 3) Student-driven personalized learning. I came across this article yesterday and thought that three trends are those that we are actually working on in our homeschooling practice. Of course, what we do is quite different from the learning industry, but the themes are there.

2016 98

Whatever Happened to Critical Thinking?

Elsua

Evaluating strategic options from among alternatives. One of the biggest challenges I have been facing in the last couple of weeks, upon resuming my blogging mojo, while reducing my own online presence in different media tools , has been re-building my own blogroll. Remember them ?

2016 164

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

2016 164

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!

Elsua

Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

2016 151

Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (am)

Jenny Connected

19th August 2016 am – An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1. This can close down the possibility for seeing alternative perspectives.

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Exploring the Divided Brain – Creativity, paradox and negation

Jenny Connected

22 nd August 2016 am – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Alternatively even living here it could mean disconnecting from all things technological (and more) as Susan Maushart did when she became concerned at how much of her children’s lives were governed by technological devices.

2016 130

Exploring the Divided Brain – Trying to be sane in an insane world

Jenny Connected

21 st August 2016 pm – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. 2016). The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will. Day 3 (pm).

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Exploring the Divided Brain – Where can we go for truth?

Jenny Connected

21 st August 2016 am – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. On reflection I wonder if underpinning all Iain’s work is a search for an understanding of the meaning of ‘God’ (and here I use the word ‘God’ for want of an alternative).

2016 130

Exploring the Divided Brain – The One and the Many

Jenny Connected

20 th August 2016 pm – A 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will. Day 2 (pm).

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Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

In fact, if there would be a need to justify the business case of social networking tools behind the firewall (Yes, in 2016 we still seem to have to do plenty of that!),

2016 130

Exploring the Divided Brain – Time, Space and Reality

Jenny Connected

20 th August 2016 am – A 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Alternatively time flows. Day 2 (am).

2016 130

Why and how I use Twitter

Jenny Connected

Feel free to ask more questions, or DM me on Twitter And I hope you get plenty of alternative perspectives. Source of image. This post is for Maxine Griffiths (@now_teach_this) but I hope others will chime in, in the comments or on Twitter, to support Maxine in her MA in Education.

2016 141

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #9

Elsua

If you are into looking for some other alternatives, Bear may well be it. Week #9 of the series of My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week blog posts and here I am, once again, ready to share further along the next round of iOS Apps I would be recommending for this week.

2016 130

Technology Stewardship: App Integration Testing

Digital Habitats

We’ve talked about alternatives. Cross-posted from Nancy’s Blog. I can never fully leave behind my passion for Technology Stewardship that came out of co-writing Digital Habitats.

Work Stream #3 – Public Speaking and the Exposure Economy

Elsua

Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

2016 130

Letting go of control to create something out of nothing

Jenny Connected

My tentative understanding is that it is in this middle, empty, intangible space, a space of absence, between something and nothing that creativity, new ideas, alternative perspectives can emerge.

2016 130

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #10

Elsua

A photo posted by @elsua (@elsua9) on Aug 22, 2016 at 3:48am PDT. The thing is that even today, 2016, it’s still my default Web browser and for a good number of reasons, although the main couple of them would not be very much politically correct to mention them over here. A keeper, for real, if you are looking for alternative Web browsers with a twist.

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A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

Learner experiences – particularly ‘hidden’ experiences; what cannot be seen; the alternative view or people on the boundaries. I have never felt comfortable with mapping.

2016 130

Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

Net-Map Toolbox

Individual visits by public sector extension agents to household farms are by far the most common mode of extension delivery; alternative modes of extension (either in delivery method or type of service provider) play a rather limited role.

Half-a-Call More Per Hour

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workers with standing desks alternated between standing and sitting, and on average, sat down for 1.6

2016 116

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

That first printing had sold well, and with only 50 copies left to sell, I could just order another print run or alternatively write a second edition. At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies.

2016 116

On Overcoming Generational and Outdated Views of Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

In re-imagining effective work (or transformation of any kind), this is the heart of the challenge: what is held as true in the way we organise work that could have an alternative and equally valid point of view?

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, as I do in Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 (or alternatively Doing Business with IBM Connections if that’s your current tool of choice), you can very quickly look through the capabilities in Office 365 and see how work practice can be improved: – for co-authoring documents, use real-time typing in Microsoft Word for letter-by-letter co-authoring, or near-real-time sharing of text in Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for a similar effect.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – Going Beyond Work Practice

Michael Sampson - Currents

As an alternative step-by-step approach, you can apply the re-imagining discipline / mindset / methodology from the other direction, but that requires an upfront deep sense of what’s possible in business model / culture / organisational structure design as a consequence of new technology. In the series: – Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

2016 89

The 1-minute guide to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’

e-Moderation Station

Knowing about copyright on the Internet, and alternatives such as Creative Commons licenses, is a fundamental part of being a digitally literate citizen who knows how to use the Internet responsibly and legally. April 2016. Image by cleandesu.

2016 83

Facilitating unschooling: bridging the gap between interests of a child and external expectations

Mathemagenic

I see it as a job of the parents to help their child to see the implications, to make choices and to deal with possible gaps by addressing external factors as well: shielding the child from the requirements he is not ready for when legally possible, negotiating alternative educational trajectory or working on changing the demands (with all means: from gently lobbying for alternatives to moving to a location/culture/country where the expectations are more aligned with family values).

2016 120

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternately, collaboration , if you embrace the strategy and behaviour of collaboration as more than just a current buzzword to which you give lip service, requires a shared values, the give-and-take of communication, a commonly valued outcome, and a few other things. On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

2016 89

How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

That’s a valid alternative for enterprise file sync and share capabilities, but before making that move, he asked what he’d done wrong. At a recent meeting in Christchurch one of the participants grumped about his experiences with moving to Office 365, and in particular OneDrive for Business.

2016 89

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

We will begin to see examples of Federated Communities as an alternative to mass social networks in the next 12-24. Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a.

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

We will begin to see examples of Federated Communities as an alternative to mass social networks in the next 12-24. Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a.

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

If you are looking for a great entry point into graphic facilitation, JUMP AT THIS OFFERING for September 19-20, 2016 in Rossland BC. Then we’ll progress through a series of exercises and experiments alternating with reflection and harvest.

2016 71

A Culture Driven By Fear: The Psychology of Collapse

How to Save the World

The effect of what Daniel Quinn calls “walking away” from our culture, when this happens, is to hasten its collapse and start a scramble for alternative ways of living that might work better. Image of homelessness from the now-defunct Italian blog Moving & Learning.

2016 74

What Would It Take to Live Sustainably?

How to Save the World

a forest garden in Barbados, via buckettripper.com. I ‘m a believer in experiments. Try things out, learn from the mistakes. Prototype. Converse. Explore. Discover.

2016 70

The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

As more and more young people are looking to alternative forms of work, and more and more global business are looking to the future and to open innovation, the chances happening are already helping establish this new reality. Bastian Unterberg, Founder & CEO of Jovoto.

2016 58

Spoiled By Perfection

How to Save the World

T here are a few restaurants I’ve visited in my lifetime that prepare everything so well that you are truly spoiled, for weeks thereafter, for eating anything else.

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