Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In this paper, we endeavour to move beyond social change and social inclusion to develop a framework to make apparent the relationship between social justice and the adoption of OER and OEP. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Idols of the theatre – the human tendency to adopt authority uncritically. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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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.

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E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

If Frank is asking what human-like skills could be adopted by a machine, then I would say only those skills that can be programmed by a human being, and that there are unique qualities of humans, as discussed above, that are immeasurable and cannot be programmed.

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Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

He said that in his discussions with prospective clients about adoption services for Office 365 he was often asked: “Is this real change management, or just adoption?” “What’s different about adoption strategies and change management?”

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

A change of mindset, culture and beliefs will be needed, if new approaches to assessment which take advantage of the distributed web are to be adopted. This week Stephen invited Viplav Baxi to join him in a discussion about this week’s topic – Recognition – for the E-Learning 3.0

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My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

We do have an online method called "adopt a concept" which is similar but people don't make a video and don't make connections. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00

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Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions? Adoption & Effective Use Culture & Competency Re-Imagining Effective WorkKnowledge and information workers don’t produce physical product.

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Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective WorkWe held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?). “Dad, I can’t even do one” he said to me.

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Maintain and Step Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Stages of Change model I reference in User Adoption Strategies has a final stage called “maintenance.” Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective Work

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A Better Word Than Change?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective WorkChange. Doing something different. Learning. Mastering a new area. Building new knowledge and skills. Progress. Moving forward. Usually has the sense of an envisioned destination towards which the movement is being made. Improve.

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Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkI have 21 drawers by my office desk.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds. Adoption & Effective Use ScenariosAfter returning to Apple for his second run as CEO, Steve Jobs fronted various sessions at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 1997.

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From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective WorkWhen a new tool is introduced into an existing setting, the existing setting has some degree of stability (hopefully more than less).

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Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective WorkSeveral years ago at the Australian SharePoint Conference (hosted by ShareThePoint ), Lou Zulli presented a session called Making Sure That the SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste.

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From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Re-Imagining Effective WorkIn Part 1, I introduced the three slices of the existing setting , and asked how far a change of some defined kind would go when introduced.

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Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. Finally, this is interesting from the perspective of adoption and effective use of Office 365.

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

He adopted a very pragmatic approach. “I Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

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Marijn Somers on Change (and Progress) with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkEarlier in the week I suggested we should use a different word instead of change. Marijn commented about his slide deck above, presented at SharePoint Saturday in Cambridge in September 2017. 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.

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

The wonderful taxi system The fantastic system of our taxi driver consists of a point system (it is called cicada) adopted by his taxi company. I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting!

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Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

Especially when, as decision makers and decision influencers, the embrace and adoption of something outside the general flow will have career-limiting impacts on you if it all goes wrong.

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Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my friends in the adoption and effective use space takes the view that prepared artifacts become outdated so quickly that doing live explorations with a new business group is the only way to proceed.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

I feel like I’m on a mission to help organizations, social change workers and funders get a sense of how and why adopting to that reality is beneficial all round.

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is also the Facilitated Group Re-Imagining strategy in one of my other books – User Adoption Strategies. Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen.

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

Social Reporter

Our biggest event recently was a simulation game workshop at London Metropolitan University where we heard about current plans for support systems focussed on the Hub; adopted roles from concerned citizen to network leader and council officer; reviewed challenges and ideas from a consultant’s report; developed further ideas, and then chose methods and actions to carry them out.

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Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

Driven by near ubiquitous access to broadband and the rapid adoption of smartphones, our new and ever-expanding digital world offers instant access to a rich tapestry of social experiences, fundamentally changing the way we seek, find and participate in community. . The C3/A3 Project.

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AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. Artificial Intelligence is arguably the buzziest of buzz words these days.

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Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

Driven by near ubiquitous access to broadband and the rapid adoption of smartphones, our new and ever-expanding digital world offers instant access to a rich tapestry of social experiences, fundamentally changing the way we seek, find and participate in community. . The C3/A3 Project.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

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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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