Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. As with all such developments, it will take time for these developments to become sufficiently user-friendly to be accessible to the average internet user. ” Here’s the OER World Map blog.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly.

2018 151

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

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

To get a badge you’ll need to show you’ve done this, maybe by writing a blog post). Here, in this blog post, I will provide evidence of completion, describe what I did, where I nearly came unstuck and share the questions I still have about this task/topic.

2018 139

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Methods of becoming a student beyond your own work are: Subscribe to a magazine or series of blogs written by people in a very different field. Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

2018 116

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Why cut back the speaking and blogging and meetuping? I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

2018 89

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

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

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

June in review


Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. figuring out how to combine blogging and homeschooling portfolio.

2018 89

True Story

How to Save the World

With friends we tell stories about what apparently happened, what we thought, how we felt, to use them as a sounding board for making sense of what happened, to fit it into our Story of Me. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

I’ve recently found the blog of Marcus Jenal, who is yet another guy who is saying a bunch of stuff that I say too. Another blog new to me is Human Current. The book is being released like expressions of fine whisky, one barrel at a time at her blog.

2018 56

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Think about all your possible networks — organizations, interests, educational institutions, clients, employers, vendors, political, community, charity, sports, hobbies, professional associations, friends, family, neighbours etc.

2018 46

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. When I started blogging in 2001, the promise of the Web 2.0

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