Part-Time or Temporary Worker – Employee or Independent Contractor?

Chris Corrigan

Worker classification is tricky business. When you hire a variety of people, some part-time or temporary, it can be confusing to determine how to properly classify and pay them. What makes someone an employee?

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Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018. This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

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Trending Sources

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.

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Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? You probably don’t.

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been enjoying reading Adam Nicolson’s book “Sea Room” about the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides. The history of the small group of islands that he owns obsesses him.

Improv

How to Save the World

my life is a play and my role, apparently. is as part of an musical octet. which sings three songs. as interludes in a vast improv performance, and. after each, acts out a short improv scene of our own, a midsummer night’s subplot of sorts.

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.

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.

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

2018 4th edition). This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. It was organised by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK, and delivered by Professor Hugh Willmott from City University London.

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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.

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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.

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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. The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne.

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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 ).

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis led by Jillian Bejtlich, Community Manager, Autodesk.

World’s Largest Reading Lesson – New Orleans

Portals and KM

The New Orleans Public Library is starting a literacy campaign, Turn the Page, to make New Orleans the most literate city in the world by 2018. On Wednesday of this week we participated in an interesting event.

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.