A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

A – A better year than 2017. I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

2018 139

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

” As we grow as individuals, as we grow as a society, we can become harmonious in new ways, by changing (and improving) our expectations. ( Stephen Downes, Dec 21, 2017 ). Both harmony and hope seem like fitting topics for reflection at the end of 2017.

2017 151

From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018. The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times.

2017 116

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

It is a process and is about interactions and relations ‘between students and teachers, between people and their environments, between ourselves and others, and between elements of that which is to be learned, understood through various relational perspectives’ (Deely & Semetsky, 2017).

2018 217

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Ebony Steelband, 2017 Jr UK National Panorama Champions, Good Morning. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

2018 59

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a local farming community initiative in Kalolo, Malawi, September 2017. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a stone farm house in the Wye Valley, England, near the West border, It is the view from a house we stayed in during the summer of 2017.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

Farrming community representatives making sense of their collaboration maps in Mbwadzulu, Malawi, September 2017. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions.

2018 182

Explaining the Value of Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Can’t believe only 566 people have viewed this since February 2017. Kudos to Nintex for a compelling way of explaining the value of workflow. Tools & Technologies

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

2018 153

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

2017 55

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

2018 4th edition). 2017). 2017). 2017, reprint edition). This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

2017 130

Rotten from the Core?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office.

2018 116

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Phil and his colleagues, Phil Benachour and Murat Oztok have submitted a paper on this to the Learning Sciences Conference 2018, and a recording of Phil’s seminar will ultimately be posted here – [link] Tagged: discussion forums , FutureLearn , MOOC , online interaction.

2017 141

Unified Endpoint Management – and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

As Brad Anderson, Corporate VP of Enterprise Mobility + Security at Microsoft says: Since the last 2017 Gartner Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) MQ was published, we have added more than 10M new devices under Intune management.

2018 116

Marijn Somers on Change (and Progress) with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Marijn commented about his slide deck above, presented at SharePoint Saturday in Cambridge in September 2017. Earlier in the week I suggested we should use a different word instead of change. Read the whole deck, but I’m making an especial call out re Marijn’s argument around “progress” instead of “change” on slides 26-29. P.S. Slide 13 made me laugh out loud. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective Work

2018 98

Ask, Seek, Knock

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had an idea in mind for a client for 2018, and for some reason was stuck on the thought that I needed to fund it out of what he was already paying me. “ Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ” ( Matthew 7:7 ).

2017 116

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

Farrming community representatives making sense of their collaboration maps in Mbwadzulu, Malawi, September 2017. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions.

2018 130

Microsoft StaffHub for Frontline Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft StaffHub is an example of this workstream (released in January 2017). On the Silverside blog, I wrote about Microsoft StaffHub: Microsoft has made significant strides in recent years addressing the needs of workers who don’t work on a computer throughout the day. Some people don’t touch a computer at work at all, and yet they still require company news, communications, and access to company resources.

2018 89

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Ten Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier (May 2017)†*. A Future Without Us (Nov 2017)†. The Mushroom at the End of the World (Jan 2017) (Long) (Book review/summary)†*. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). Interview with Dean Walker (Jun 2018) (Video)*.

2018 61

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. Collaboration tools provide amazing capabilities for helping people work together across time and space, and selecting the right tools for your organisation is important.

2017 89

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

According to Harvard Business Review , which surveyed over 3,000 organizations, 20 percent of companies used AI in a core part of their business model, and 41 percent were experimenting or piloting in 2017 (a total of 61 percent).

2018 51

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

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Since 2017, I have been on several working visits to Brno and Prague. In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library. Another experiment took place in Brno in October 2018.

2019 207

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

2018). 2017). For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

2019 155

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

2018 meeting: London, June. I attended Tony’s meeting in Wales in the summer of 2017, and Jim’s in Vancouver last October (2018).

2019 45

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

On socialisation and education , December 2017. 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

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

Jenny Connected

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. eds) (2017) Place-based Spaces for Networked Learning.

2016 164

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the why is the big issue – and is always the big issue – and unless RBS can internally deal with that question better than they apparently did with IBM Connections, I see another switch to the next cool platform in 2017 or 2018.

2015 142