Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Carbon Ideologies: A wonderfully-written book review by Nathaniel Rich of the prolific William Vollmann’s epic and despairing treatise Carbon Ideologies : “Nothing can be done to save the world as we know it; therefore, nothing need be done”, the book’s author writes.

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because the book you most want to read hasn’t yet been written. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018. One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist tells us in his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ) that Heidegger related truth to ‘unconcealing’ It is come at by a process, a coming into being of something.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Even though the word ‘education’ does not appear in the index of McGilchrist’s remarkable book, how can the idea of ‘there are no things’ not have implications for education?

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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. Robert’s Rules of Order , for instance, is a guide book used by many organizations.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

I just saw her Book of Will — outstanding; catch it if you can.). 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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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Montaigne’s opening words in his essay ‘Of Books’, seem so apposite to my experience of trying to engage with the task of creating a content-addressed resource for this week’s E-Learning 3.0 Due: Nov 23, 2018. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

I recently read Paul Kalanithi’s autobiographical book, published posthumously, When Breath Becomes Air , in which he records his experience of dying and how he prepares for his own death. And last week I watched on DVD the film ‘Awakenings’ , based on Oliver Sacks’s book of the same name.

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

I’ve written half a book on a deck overlooking the blue waters of Honolulu. She stood and went to the book and said, “For how many?”. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

As I say, I haven’t read the book, but I would want evidence that the sharing of the ‘diary writing’ is not for the purpose of collecting more followers and more clicks, if we are to believe in a fully Qualified Self. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

2018 148

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

The interactive map allows you to click on a node (as seen in the example below where the node ‘reciprocation’ has been clicked on, to reveal text from p.194 of Iain McGilchrist’s book – The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.).

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

2018 194

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Actionable Data Book. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

Iain told us that this follow up book to The Master and his Emissary will focus on how everything is changing, flowing, connected and never fixed. Iain’s new book will make the case for no static and separate things, but instead relationships and patterns.

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In their book (p.8) And in Wenger, McDermott and Snyder’s book, Cultivating Communities of Practice (p.85) they have written: The trust community members need is not simply the result of a decision to trust each other personally. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Blogging led to books. Books and blogging led to travel and new work. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Etienne Wenger discusses in depth, in his book, Communities of Practice. We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

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‘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.

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

Earlier this week I travelled to Manchester to hear Jordan Peterson speak at the O2 Apollo Theatre about his book ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’ This was one event in a punishing schedule of 80 cities – [link].

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

And on p.584 of this book Stephen quotes Rob Wall (2007) as saying: “Literacy, of any type, is about pattern recognition, about seeing how art is like physics is like literature is like dance is like architecture is like …Literacy is not about knowing where the dots are.

2018 139

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

It has been interesting to read back through these posts and I am not surprised to see that the biggest influence on my thinking about identity has been Etienne Wenger’s book: Communities of Practice. Learning, Meaning and Identity , which is one of the best thumbed books on my bookshelf.

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Curiosity: the book In his book Why? A side idea: I got away with reading this book with a large question for adaptive learning systems: within these systems, the learning will automatically receive new information or assignments.

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How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

I used the book Creativity in Virtual Teams Key components for Success van Nemiro , though the book is writing for semi-permanent teams and we were just a temporary team my experiences were quite similar. In the book about creativity they call this "creating the right climate".

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Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Here are some of the examples of people participating in the R organism “computing on itself” at the Rstudio::conf 2018: Import: Open, welcome. His talk included a set of tools , a gallery and a book. Basic Books, 2015. [link]. R is not just software.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Each book, in which he writes about his latest thinking, is stranger than the last. In his review of the book, Ephrat Livni sums it up this way: “Time is a story we’re always telling ourselves in the present tense, individually and together.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

The Secret of a Great Email Message: A message from Steve Jobs about whether HarperCollins should publish e-books through Apple rather than Amazon, serves to point out the essential elements of a short, persuasive, articulate message. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

As another idea, if the lecture notes are based on a book, areas of low comprehension across all students across the world are aggregated for the original author, who then revises his or her material to make it more fit-for-purpose for future students.

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Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

What I love is the opportunity to sift through my books, resources and extensive marker collection! It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen).

2018 130

Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. The initial categories of nudges are about: – getting more time to focus, e.g., to book time for focused work.

2018 116

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

It’s an analogue book that can be drawn/written in—and with an app and a bit of pre-linking, whatever has been put on the page can be uploaded as a.pdf, a.jpg or other file format to the virtual repository of your choice.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

What I do is follow people from other industries (like marketeers) and also writers of books I like. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Every month I read a management book. In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ). I started reading 70-20-10 boek van Jos Arets, Vivian Heijnen en Charles Jennings but this is not an easy book to take with you on the train. I have read this book with pleasure. Do you have any tips for books that I definitely need to read this year?

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Formality enables “singing from the same song book.” 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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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

I’ve written half a book on a deck overlooking the blue waters of Honolulu. She stood and went to the book and said, “For how many?”. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

2018 130

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. I've been on a surprise strip. Very exciting! We had to be at Schiphol by 5 am and although we were still sleepy: the taxi driver was not. He talked a lot, probably to stay awake.

2018 141

Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

After I wrote my book on adoption strategies, I fielded a similar question in workshops and consulting engagements. There’s a lot of strong guidance in this book around change and adoption. These books focus on vision and possibility, not click-here-and-then-here training.

2018 127

On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are sections in that book that would not have been written if it wasn’t for my bike. Being able to sit in the silence and think … with a hot drink and a slab of carrot cake (with cream) … that’s almost perfection in my book.

2018 127

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Blogging led to books. Books and blogging led to travel and new work. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 130

Rotten from the Core?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Can I book this in for a specific time to be looked at?”. “No.”. Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard.

2018 116

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

In this book, we are introduced to many philosophers (not all of them existentialists), but when I go back through the notes I made to accompany my reading, I see that Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger and Albert Camus are the ones that stood out for me.

2018 130

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). Now that I think about it: I get most of the book tips via my Twitter network. The books offer a lot of ideas about the influence of technology.

2018 141

Quick Social Media Planner and Course Planner #UdemyLive

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I used my UdemyLive book to lay out course goals, customer avatars (Udemy ones) and social media plan. I thought I would show this to you (super fast, just a quick overview for 2018) and ask – funny and silly?

2018 154

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

All these books are essentially about searching for meaning in life. Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018. This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

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