New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013. It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And the inevitable anthropocentric arrogance pervades the article. Another Article About How Fake Images and Videos Change Our Perception of Truth: From Joshua Rothman at the New Yorker, another warning about the risks of manipulated media.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In an interesting article by Preethi Kasireddy- How Does Distributed Consensus Work? According to Wikipedia’s own site an average of 561 new articles are written every day and Wikipedia develops at a rate of over 1.8 The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Read the article or watch the video and find out. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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Access to E-Learning 3.0 and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

archive/18/11_… If you are at all interested in the future of open educational resources, please do take the time to read the feature article. Here is the direct link to the feature article. Feature Article E-Learning 3.0, stephen@downes.ca , Nov 25, 2018.

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Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I can again particularly recommend his summary Feature Article. Feature Article E-Learning 3.0, stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I recently read an article that states, “ a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me!

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Stephen provided some easy to read introductory articles to Cloud Computing which I have copied under the heading ‘Resources’ at the bottom of this blog post. In the first article in the resource list Bojana Dobran defines cloud computing as follows: A simple definition of cloud computing involves delivering different types of services over the Internet. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

Later I skim read this article – [link] and now think that some of these decisions were wrong, e.g. all participants should be in the graph even if they have not posted, or commented, on a blog. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

From this article we can see that many researchers are working on how to achieve consensus in relation to the trust we can put in facts on the distributed web. The Financial Times has blocked me from posting a link to this article. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just as multiple authors can edit Wikipedia articles or work on code in GitHub, participatory learning media enables learners to interact creatively without management or direction; the outcome is a consensus determined not by voting but by participation.

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New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. We end the article with a discussion and conclusions.

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

For me, this brings to mind Stephen Downes’ work on the theory of connectivism and an early article that he wrote on his blog in 2009, where he wrote: [Knowledge] is not an object (or objective), it is not discrete, it is not a causal agent.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

based models, this article provides a brief history of CBE in the United States. 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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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Everytime we take some news article, no matter how correct it might be, and share it, we are playing up Putin’s charge. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things.

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Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

In this article, inspired by the work of Callender, Morville and Nichani (see references in the paper) Patrick outlines 10 search patterns that taxonomy and metadata can support. So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. What do you do?

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Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

I have yet to read the article he links to – Epistemology in the Cloud , which I think might help. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

I sure told them… Postscript on Links: Some of the links below contain qualifiers as to their source (usually referring to Pocket, a free news article digest service). image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

One method for asking what is working is called Appreciative Inquiry (see Wikipedia or Rob Lambert’s article on LinkedIn).

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

The article is based on a 5 year research program in which they studied 10 employee groups in 5 companies. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

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Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s a mental process at the core of how such people deliver value, even if there’s a physicality to how that value is delivered (such as a document, report, slide deck, article, etc.). Knowledge and information workers don’t produce physical product.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Everytime we take some news article, no matter how correct it might be, and share it, we are playing up Putin’s charge. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things.

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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This is virtually identical (bar the formatting and some tightening of reference citations) to the published article. counter narrative of open online education.

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From Out-Hustle to Out-Look

Michael Sampson - Currents

The article finishes with this zinger of an idea: When I started out in this business, people tried to out-hustle each other, to do more research and get better information. Fortune Magazine interviewed Dennis Lynch in early 2014 about his investment philosophy at Morgan Stanley.

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GDPR: To Whom Does GDPR Apply?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Article 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states: Territorial Scope.

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Sustainability of smart digitally enhanced learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

We have published an article that models sustainability issues in digitally enhanced schools. The digital innovation sustainability bottlenecks in schools are related with actuating the organizations as systems, that is influenced by ill-developed feedback loops of data-, learning- and information flows for the purpose of intra-organizational innovation driven transformation as well as for transforming the […]. digital learning ecosystems sustainability

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Four Strategies for Transformation

Networking Action

Four distinct strategies undertaken to realize transformation are described in a new article in Stanford Social Innovation Review. Two cases are presented to illustrate the strategies: marriage equality (same-sex marriage) in the US and the energy transition in Germany. … Net Dev

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Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

Michael Sampson - Currents

BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics. Each of the three vendors profiled in the article are still around, and continue to offer satellite imagery for decision making.

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

I then came across this article – ‘ Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning ‘ – in which the author Marguerite McNeal (Aug 11, 2016) writes of George. I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age.

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Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Laura Ostenso for bringing the article to my attention. One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

This is the first part of a two-part article. I’ll explore that more in Part Two of this article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. I t’s been a few years since I last wrote about conversation.

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

And then there are more practical things, like getting more involved in a consulting work that Robert does and working on an article together with him. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider. It was two years since my mother passed away.

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

For non-fiction articles the thesis or subject of each post is shown below the article name. Comments are closed for older articles to fend off spam, but feel free to comment below or email me. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). T he inimitable Rev.

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

C onversation, in the rare cases when it brings to the table the attributes I described in the first part of this article, can at least succeed at surfacing insights, helping us see different perspectives, attaining consensus on decisions, and helping to resolve conflicts.

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AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. Australian Online Community pioneer Venessa Paech says it best in a recent article : “Instead of being replaced, community experts will upgrade.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

An unassuming little article that outlines five key practices that could be the basis of a five-day deep dive into complexity and evaluation. I found this article earlier in the year, and notice that my own practice and attention has come back to these five points over and over.

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Mother tongue and identity

Mathemagenic

The article, Can you lose your native language? , Still, for many of us, our mother tongue is bound up with our deeper identity, our memories and sense of self. is about language attrition, but my brain picks up this piece, because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot recently. I speak Russian to our kids, but we live in the Netherlands and recently I started to get more pressure to speak Dutch to them when other people are present.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

And that new article by that quantum theorist guy Sean Carroll you pointed me to last week about why the universe is the way it is, that provides five possible answers, and then concludes that his current favourite is that “the universe just is”, I liked that!

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The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

A couple of years ago I wrote an article about the price of oil, explaining that the issue we’re going to face in the 21st century isn’t one of energy running out, but of affordable energy running out.

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True Story

How to Save the World

They can be really interesting (many of my most-read articles, and some of the most popular works of non-fiction, consist of lists, often of the “how to” variety; these are all of necessity writers’ syntheses). Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines.

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Joint Use in Online Spaces

Full Circle Associates

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Michael gave a long and wide-ranging interview about the book to the less-annoying-than-usual Tim Ferriss, and Tim’s podcast and interview notes are the basis for this article. Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com.

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