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. Sticky notes and authors available to stimulate conversations.

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

This worked really well, allowing the conversation between them to develop and dig deeper into some interesting ideas. Roland suggested that we need empathy and openness beyond the facts, because when faced with alternative facts our identities are threatened.

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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.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

This week Stephen’s conversation was with Pete Forsyth , Editor in Chief of the Signpost, a community newspaper covering Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement. As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

cohort and a task associated with course module E-Learning 1 and 2 Conversation with George Siemens. The second part of Frank’s challenge is – comment on the skills, talents, and education required for the “ghost in the machine” that provides that alternative view.

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My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

” Well, as we discussed in this week’s conversation (also in this newsletter) it’s a challenge to create consensus without deferring to an authority – a trusted source, if you will. 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. The weekly video conversations with invited guests are always interesting.

2018 126

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. Conversations are ad hoc, shaped by individual relationships, opportunity, and feeling of relevance. If we participate in an organization or community that depends on the other way of participating, we need to alternate between the two perspectives.

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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? Now that’s a conversation starter!

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

My reason for posting this update is a number of conversations I’ve had with fellow “collapsniks” about whether or not the (IMO insane) gun culture of the US will mean that collapse will unfold differently there than it does in the rest of the world.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes and I discussed this in relation to the work of Jonathan Haidt in our 2018 paper When Inclusion Excludes: a counter narrative of open online education. A lot of what Heying and Weinstein say in the ‘real conversation’ video is not new to me.

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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.

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