cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

The author of Fantasyland and co-founder of Spy magazine, Kurt has spent many decades separating fact and fiction and in this essay he explores the historical roots of America’s weakness for alternative realities.

2018 219

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. Consensus decision-making is an alternative to commonly practiced group decision-making processes.

2018 166

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Not Ready for 2020: Cory Booker castigates Democrats for simply opposing Trump and not offering a viable alternative or real policies addressing the critical issues of the day. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Purchase History or Reported Interest in Health Topics including: Allergies, Arthritis, Medicine Preferences, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Dieting, Body Shaping, Alternative Medicine, Beauty/Physical Enhancement, Disabilities, Homeopathic Remedies, Organic Focus, Orthopedics, and Senior Needs.

2018 201

Access to E-Learning 3.0 and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca , Nov 25, 2018. may need to make similar provision for those who do not have the technical skills to access the distributed web, i.e. alternative provision is made at least as a temporary measure.

2018 148

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

If you are reading this post, perhaps you have some thoughts / alternative perspectives you would be willing to share? This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is?

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Early awkward and exploitative platform-based efforts such as Uber and Airbnb are giving way to more sophisticated and equitable network alternatives such as Steam, Koumbit and Medium. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

Please comment on what fields, skills, talents, and education that you think are unique domains of humans like Stephen’s “kindness and compassion” and the skills, talents, and education required for the “ghost in the machine” that provides that alternative view.

2018 148

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

An alternative is the high5 test. 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 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

2018 130

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

There have been some alternative suggestions and, as yet, no evidence of real consensus, but I am going to follow Wikipedia’s advice to ‘Be Bold’ and just go ahead with this. First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web. This is the task as created by Stephen Downes: As a community, create an assignment the completion of which denotes being a member of the community.

2018 127

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

George looked around for alternative ways of organizing. 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 ).

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

If we participate in an organization or community that depends on the other way of participating, we need to alternate between the two perspectives. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down.

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Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

The idea stems from Stephen’s experience of Mastodon , a calmer, slower, quieter alternative to Twitter as a social media platform. Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018.

2017 151

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

Working with principles is a key part of this, because principles (whether explicit of implicit) are what guide patterns of action and give them the quality of a gravity well, out of which alternative courses of action are very difficult.

2018 85

Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

Provide low-text alternatives that build on Alexander’s strengths for independent exploration of new domains, practicing and self-assessment : hands on learning; making, building and experimenting; story-based communication; use of videos, visual material and infographics; games and computer programs with built-in feedback. This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things.

2018 109

Aan het filmen

Mathemagenic

Then there were five 6-7 years old who had episodic roles in the project, alternating their participation in the video ?????? Kids from our homeschooling group are working on a movie. We are not supposed to know much about it, since it’s their own project. It is managed by a 9,5 years old, who is busy with shooting and editing videos for a couple of years by now. So far they had two days to work on it f2f as a group and in-between communication to sort out what is needed.

2018 89

Looking for a task management tool

Mathemagenic

Of course, any advice, experiences or ideas for alternatives are welcome. I am looking for a task management tool to organise work across people and contexts. So far we are with Trello, but I’m not happy with it. What do I need? a pool of tasks, some of which are shared with the others and belong to projects. being able to assign a task to multiple contexts (projects/views/boards/tags). an overview on those tasks that I can easily tweak.

2018 89

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Imagine novel alternatives. To imagine novel alternatives and workarounds. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0. M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog.

2018 61

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

And it’s expensive for consumers, who start to reduce consumption and turn to alternative sources of energy (where available) when prices move into that $50-60/bbl range. T he clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently.

2018 64

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Following is a partial listing of some of the ways in which your consortium member organizations have abrogated the spirit and substance of our long-standing agreement with you, leaving us no alternative but to take this step: Representative Democracy LLC: Your “representatives” have not represented us at all. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

Useless Advice

How to Save the World

The distractor’s agility is amazing — s/he whirrs in front of me almost like a hummingbird, alternately almost coming to a stop and then whizzing off again. I am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house.

2018 54

How to Ask Strangers What They Care About (Without Scaring Them Off)

How to Save the World

An alternative for those who have no answer to this one might be: Of the people in your community, who would you most like to get to know better, and why?

2018 52

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

I t’s been a while since I posted about the collapse of our industrial civilization. Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and the planet’s vulnerable ecology.

2018 46

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

It’s up to people like you, and maybe me, if you think I can help, to carry the argument to its next steps, or its logical conclusion, and forgive them the faulty conclusions and starry-eyed prognostications that they had no alternative but to come to at that time.

2018 46

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

My suggestion that we should perhaps look for alternative publishing outlets, blogs being one example, was met with an outcry of protest from one or two in the audience. ‘No 2018 4th edition). This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

2017 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Zip It Up: Research proves that filling in emptier lanes leading up to a zipper merge and then alternating at the merge point is not only not rude, it’s the best way to optimize traffic flow.

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