Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Increased Number and Diversity of Commonly Used Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the introduction of some amazing mobile devices over recent years, it’s no surprise that we have witnessed growth in the number and diversity of devices carried around by people.

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Links of the Quarter: June, 2016

How to Save the World

Our human descendants, many fewer in number than live on the planet now, will, after collapse has settled out, most likely live in amazingly diverse and culturally vibrant communities that will be unrecognizably localized, tribal, self-sufficient, opportunistic, modest and low-tech.

2016 72

Critical Examination of MOOCs by Jeremy Knox

Jenny Connected

homogenises MOOC participation and ‘[…] forbids internal difference as well as societal difference, and acts to continually close down the possibilities for alternative, immanent relations with the richness and diversity of the world.’ 2016). 2016).

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Leadership traits for working in diverse contexts

Chris Corrigan

To do so he listed nine key traits for leaders working in diversity, and the whole post is like an index to a life long curriculum on managing diverse teams in diverse contexts. Believe that diversity is our strength.

2016 48

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Elsua

And that would probably explain why, nearly at the end of 2016, we are still so averse to any kind of (technological) change, specially, inside organisations. A key meme in my 2016 work: technology is morally neutral until we apply it. January 16, 2016.

2016 186

Beautiful Humans CA Road Trip 2016: Day 1

Hildy Gottlieb

It’s May 2016, and Dimitri and I are back on the road. I say “back” because we used to do this a lot – get in the car and head out to where the real work of social change happens, in real communities where people live their day-to-day lives. .

2016 65

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

It’s all about understanding that different groups (and individuals) have got different needs to cater for; that is, diverse sets of habits, mindset, behaviours, corporate culture, contexts, constraints, conditions, understanding of the business world surrounding them, etc.

2016 190

Can improv save the world? It can’t make it any worse!

Viv Mcwaters

We’ll be designing and implementing activities that engage communities and partners and illuminate even the most serious issue, while learning facilitation tips and tricks for engaging diverse groups. There seems to be bad news around every corner.

2016 200

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

We talked about the diversity of project staff – geographically, organizationally, amount of experience (age), etc. The discussion that followed Bron’s question was diverse and fascinating. Through it came the thread that learning happens in a (diverse) ecosystem of people, contexts and content and that who we learn with influences our learning.

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

. Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

2016 173

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s ! And yet we seem to be working more hours nowadays than ever before with a rather horrifying effect on us all for that matter.

2016 169

Calma Chicha – Where Chill Out Meets Unconventional Contemporary Spanish Cuisine

Elsua

If anything, I can guarantee you right away you will not be disappointed by both the diversity of enticing Spanish dishes you can choose from as well as the menus.

2016 151

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

Unfortunately diversity, one of the key principles of the original cMOOCs is then lost. A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning – Part 1. There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running.

2016 151

La Tapita Los Jose’s – ¡Viva La Tapa!

Elsua

After you have looked at the rather varied and diverse selection of tapas available for you to choose from, you could either sit inside of the restaurant, or outside at the terrace.

2016 141

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 resonates because my recent research suggests that it is difficult to maintain and sustain diversity and heterogeneity in a community; communities tend towards homogeneity.

2016 141

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

Men had more racially homogenous networks than women; many networks had no racial diversity. How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ? And: Does that makes some of them more successful than others in finding a job?

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

Elsua

Twitter is currently mastering how dysfunctional our diverse cultures may well be, regardless of wherever you may well be in the world.

2016 141

Exploring the Divided Brain – Final Reflections

Jenny Connected

22 nd August 2016 pm – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. The location is beautiful, the accommodation and food really good, the participants wonderfully diverse, interesting and friendly, and Iain McGilchrist never fails to engage my attention.

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. How is there unity with diversity? Day 2 (pm).

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My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

The advantage of having a large fluid network is that you see a lot of diversity, but the pitfall is that you get less depth because it's faster and more volatile. For a long time I organizing a blog carnival was on my bucket list and I finally took the plunge.

2016 141

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch

Point of departure: a diverse online learning landscape We face similar challenges in monitoring learning as learning professionals, which is no coincidence. I wrote this blogpost last year with Saskia Tiggelaar and Lisan van der Lee. It took me some time to translate it into English.

2016 151

100+ Tried & True Problem-Solving Tools

Partnering Resources

A fantastic resource for participatory problem-solving methods is the Liberating Structures’ menu , which lists 30+ activities that can help diverse groups come to shared solutions. Too many leaders choose the wrong tool for the problem at hand.

2016 138

Free questionnaire and software to analyse team's beliefs versus HPTs

The Bumble Bee

This can help the team understand and value its diversity. I have written quite a lot about the importance of a team's beliefs on their performance and have published some modest research into the beliefs which differentiate 'high performing' teams from other teams.

Grids & Gestures Exercise. The text behind my experience.

Jenny Connected

It was a lot of fun and I particularly liked the diversity of the group who participated. Nick Sousanis’ Grids and Gestures 5 day online exercise has come to an end. It’s been a while since I’ve felt so engaged in an online activity.

2016 130

How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

Diverse sources of influence. Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top? So, you have done the mapping, in front of you a messy bowl-of-spaghetti-with-toys-on-top-diagram and your participants or clients ask you: So what do we do now? What does this mean?

2016 127

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. For the last 6 years we (Michelle and Nancy) have been leading introductory workshops on graphic facilitation, the use of visuals in group process.

2016 71

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.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 2 – Learning Objectives & Assessment

Full Circle Associates

There were very diverse answers but I saw some trends that were useful. This is the second (slow!) of four pieces reflecting on the experiences of Emilio, a subject matter expert who was tasked with converting his successful F2F training into an elearning offering.

2016 71

Technology’s False Hope (and the Wisdom of Crows) (repost)

How to Save the World

This collapse is going to require us to live a much simpler, more local and more diverse and place-dependent life.

2016 74

A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the full text of these articles (useful for searches etc.)

2016 74

The End of Politics (repost)

How to Save the World

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the full text of these articles (useful for searches etc.)

2016 73

PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

You gather diverse voices together so you can be challenged out of complacency and enter the sphere of innovation. Thanks to the bravespace.ca team for the graphic. This morning we began our Harvesting and Collective Sensemaking online course.

Get out of that without moving. Thoughts on individual action and collective interests

Neighbourhoods

Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity Governance and participationOn no, what have we done? We were so angry, we just… We did what ?? You mean, we fecked up the future of our country for our kids and their kids?? Just like that? How the heck did we do that?

2016 46

Lightening the gloom of the referendoom…

Neighbourhoods

  Cohesion and diversityTalk about working in mysterious ways.

2016 46

Imagining the Unimaginable

How to Save the World

Now, the rules of computer games are enforced by the software to ensure you can’t invent your own variations and diversions. image by Przemyslaw Puchalski at Behance.net ; licence: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

2016 62

The divide

Neighbourhoods

    Cohesion and diversity Mobility and change Social exclusionHere’s a short message. The Divide , a film about the damaging effects of income inequality, is about to be released and there are screenings scheduled up and down the country.

2016 46

The Evolution of the Self

How to Save the World

In this way, for example, the earth’s early atmosphere that was toxic to most forms of life evolved, by trial and error over billions of years, into one that sustains a remarkable diversity of life.

2016 66

The website or the people who make them?

Full Circle Associates

Or let lists limit us because the diversity is much richer than can ever be boiled down to 33 or 34. I was attracted by the title of a 2015 opinion piece in the Observer by Thomas Oppong @Alltopstartups , 33 Websites That Will Make You a Genius. If only!

2016 60

The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Use a diverse group of people to make sense of the data as they see it by looking for patterns in the data and asking questions that can be answered by further sensemaking. (The Courtesy WRme2 on flickr.

Ten Ways to Heal from Civilization Disease

How to Save the World

Others will find at least temporary relief through distractions and diversions from their pain and dis-ease. image: creative commons CC0 license from pixabay. T he theme for a recent ‘rhythm meditation’ retreat at my house was healing.

2016 65

See No Evil: The Morality of Collapse (repost)

How to Save the World

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the full text of these articles (useful for searches etc.)

2016 55

Get out of that without moving

Neighbourhoods

Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity Governance and participationThoughts on individual action and collective interests. On no, what have we done? We were so angry, we just… We did what ?? You mean, we fecked up the future of our country for our kids and their kids?? Just like that? How the heck did we do that? We didn’t realise, I mean… And messed things up for the rest of Europe too? Ooh dear. Just wanted to have a go at those Westminster types, that’s all.

2016 35