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.

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved?

2016 141

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running. 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.

2016 151

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? Last year I participated in a fringe event during the Learning and Technologies conference and it was funny to be emerged into a topic I didn't have a clue what is was. elearning learning analytic

2016 151

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

For a little over 2 years I’ve been supporting an internal learning program for my colleague Pete Cranston of Euforic Services. As we wrap up this project on “Learning about learning” in an international development context, Pete and I have debriefed and he is writing a series of comprehensive blog posts on our reflections. How does otherness help us learn? (Dr One important way to learn is with and from others. What did we actually learn?

2016 43

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. to learn.

2016 73

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

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

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

Elsua

Over 4 years ago, Bob McMilan once asked me, while he was interviewing me for his Wired piece on ‘ IBM gives birth to amazing e-mail-less man ’ (as part of the #NoeMail experiment ), where did my inclination to connect, learn, collaborate and work together closely with other people come from?

2016 173

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

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

They often emerge in a very fragmented collaborative landscape of diverse stakeholders, activities, and resources. Contact me if you are interested to learn more to discover how community mapping might benefit your collaboration. Collaborative sensemaking.

2016 205

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

General Interest IBM iPad iPhone Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuappsApparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !

2016 169

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

Elsua

So I thought that for this particular follow-up I will go ahead and share a number of different new items I have learned about over the course of time, with a short blurb describing them as well, of course, and see where we will end up.

2016 141

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

Full Circle Associates

This piece focuses on the thorny issue of learning objectives at the front end of an elearning project and assessment at the other end. Nancy: Looking back, let’s talk about learning objectives. You have to put your mind into it when you are developing an e-learning course especially.

2016 71

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

Jenny Connected

So this is the first in a series of blog posts that I will make about what I have heard and learned. 19th August 2016 am – An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1.

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? Babies learn to hear their mother’s voice in the womb, and if read a story whilst in the womb, will respond to this story after birth.

2016 130

100+ Tried & True Problem-Solving Tools

Partnering Resources

Your job is to build relationships, align people around the goal, experiment with different solutions, and learn from experience. Your job is to respond in the moment, seek guidance from experts, spot patterns and seize opportunities, and help others share observations, learn, and take action.

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. About Ken Thompson Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner, author and speaker on collaboration/high performing teams and game-based learning.

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. They have learned something new about themselves. 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

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. Because this is an exploration, we want to look inward AND outwards, so we’ll actively share out to the world what we learn.

2016 71

Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

In the workshop, you will learn how to choose, facilitate, and sequence Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts. I would add learning in and outside of formal educational institutions!)

2018 70

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. iTunes U  — Learning on the go, from some of the world’s top universities. Peer 2 Peer University or P2PU, is an open educational project that helps you learn at your own pace.

2016 60

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. It’s time to learn to let it go, gradually but starting now, and give up our dreams of “smart” technologies that are too smart for our own good.

2016 74

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

How to Save the World

That is how we have always learned and come to understand these things. We could probably learn much, too, from the homeless in our own communities, and from the people in the massive, sprawling slums of the third world, who are already living in cultures of collapse.

2016 74

The End of Politics (repost)

How to Save the World

We will have at least a few years to learn how to deal with collapse, which means we will be able to learn from some of our mistakes.

2016 73

Imagining the Unimaginable

How to Save the World

That’s their nature, the only way they’ve learned to live and cope. Now, the rules of computer games are enforced by the software to ensure you can’t invent your own variations and diversions.

2016 66

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 68

Ten Ways to Heal from Civilization Disease

How to Save the World

Since my current preoccupation with meditation is mostly about learning to deal with stress more effectively, it was very much on topic for me. Others will find at least temporary relief through distractions and diversions from their pain and dis-ease.

2016 68

Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

He talks about it in his keynote for learning with MOOCs 2015 . Heterotopia in Networked Learning : Beyond the Shadow Side of Participation in Learning Communities. Learning, Media and Technology, (June), 1–14. Aesthetics matter: interface design shapes learning.

2015 205

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 60

PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

This means that the record of learning, the meaning the group makes of it and the insights should all be made by the group. When working with complexity it’s key to remember that the harvest of a process produces information that serves Learning. Thanks to the bravespace.ca

What Motivates the Self?

How to Save the World

Here’s what (I think) I’ve learned. (If

2016 50

How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

James Caan CBE Influencer CES, A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing Tom Goodwin 4 Managerial Tips That Will Make You More Innovative Ilya Pozin Influencer Finding diversity in America’s most segregated city Olivia Barrow I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die Louis M.

2016 53

The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Whether it is learning, strategy or design, if you are in the complexity domain your attachment to an outcome is highly dangerous. Courtesy WRme2 on flickr. Entraining your mind to outcomes is the hardest practice to beat as a facilitator working in complexity.

Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

James Caan CBE Influencer CES, A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing Tom Goodwin 4 Managerial Tips That Will Make You More Innovative Ilya Pozin Influencer Finding diversity in America’s most segregated city Olivia Barrow I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die Louis M.

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Accentuate our differences

Chris Corrigan

Finding the pathway of best evolutionary potential requires that we introduce diversity and difference into the system. Accentuating the differences between each other is crucial for learning new things, seeing the world in new ways and finding new pathways out of complex tangles.

2016 49

Intervening in a complex system: 5 Ps

Chris Corrigan

One of the problems with diversity initiatives in the public service (in any large public organization really) is the feeling that they need to be broad based and rolled out to everyone. Roll it out over a year and see what you learn. Because of their intensive resource commitment, pilot projects are hardly ever allowed to fail, making them very poor ways of learning and innovating, but very good ways to see how stable we need to make an approach.

2016 41

#openedMOOC Week 1: The value of ‘open’

Jenny Connected

David Wiley believes open to be a value, like diversity and that openness is imperative for increasing access to, affordability and effectiveness of, engagement and vibrancy in education. And quick, frenzied knowledge generation doesn’t work for me in terms of learning. 2016).

2017 141

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. Learning More.

2018 46

#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

Most of my research to date has centred on learners’ experiences in connectivist massive open online courses, or open online learning environments. I have also been interested in how learning emerges in such environments which can be experienced as chaotic. 2016).

2017 141

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Ten Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier (May 2017)†*. The 10 most important things I’ve learned since I started blogging. Life for humans after civilization’s collapse might well be joyous, sustainable and amazingly diverse. The Problem With Systems (Jul 2016).

2018 65

Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

The strategy intends to increasingly create spaces for dialogue among staff, foster team work & learning in teams, and communicate consistently to create among all staff a better understanding of key developments in CIAT’s work and institutional environment. Sometimes you just get lucky.

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