Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Of course there are challenges for education in taking this approach, in which it is expected that we will embrace the idea of open sharing of our resources and ourselves, and there have been, as you would expect, mistakes and failures.

2018 225

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly. In particular the corridors were very narrow, the lift was tiny, the bar was up some steps, and our bathroom was right on the edge of being wheelchair friendly.

2018 182

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

Earlier this year my mother died so I now have a heightened awareness of death and how we might approach it. The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends.

2018 177

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s was a great celebration of life and living, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends share the dancing, food, fun and speeches of the night. We hosted a party last night, for our second son who turned 21.

2018 136

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

They are paid to use their brains – leveraging a domain of knowledge, ways of thinking, ways of approaching a problem, ways of creating solutions to problems, and so on. In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions?

2018 116

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

One approach for seeing possible improvements for your work is to study beyond your industry. To learn how other organisations are tackling change, progress and improvement and making this part of their new approach to work. Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. Also, I rarely use Net-Map in a large, quantitative approach – but having it either inform a quantitative evaluation or be informed by it, can enrich both.

2018 116

Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

an approaching car), or because it marks you as a stranger. Sending a notification to a friend or colleague to meet you at a particular place – and letting the footwear guide you there.

2018 116

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. He was hoping to become the product manager for Microsoft OneNote – hence the attention-grabbing way of presenting himself – but his approach was stymied because the receptionist didn’t even know what OneNote was.

2018 89

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

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. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 63

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Jake said that he and the Dalai Lama often discussed peace as that was a key focus of their work, and their approaches to peace differed quite substantially. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

2018 83

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

We will try an “uncivilized” approach — community-based direct democracy — instead. Defence & Security Partners LLC: Your generals and chiefs and head wardens, and their business friends who manufacture weapons, have made our planet and people much less safe —unsafe in fact, squandered trillions of dollars needlessly, encouraged and armed wars between our people, militarized law enforcement, and made imprisonment into a cruel, profiteering enterprise.

2018 63

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 60