Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

Location is the Prestige Mountain Resort in beautiful Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

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Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

If you are keen to learn more about visual facilitation / graphic facilitation, want to get the most out of your meetings and your planning, consider joining us to learn the basics of the art (no experience necessary) – July 9-10, 2018 in Rossland, BC, Canada.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me! Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire.

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. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . Government of Canada , 2018/11/01. The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

The Economic Impact of Digital Identity in Canada – [link]. Canada’s Digital Economy Relies on a Foundation of Digital Identity – [link]. Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has come to an end. It was another very interesting week.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

National Research Council Canada, p.541 [link]. National Research Council Canada, p.9. 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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Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced data residency for data in Microsoft Teams for Canada, with Australia and Japan coming before the end of August as well. – current customers who have a tenant based in Canada but who have never opened nor touched Microsoft Teams.

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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

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development. From Apple: Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

My own thinking on this topic has largely been informed by the work I’ve done over thirty years at the intersection between indigenous and non-indigenous communities and people in Canada.

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Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

events facilitation Liberating Structures BCCampus CanadaSource: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

My work has been at the intersection of culture, history and power for nearly thirty years, largely moving in-between indigenous and settler communities in Canada as a facilitator and host of strategic dialogue practice.

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A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Many of the characteristics of these governments and leaders are present and increasing in Canada and we have already seen election irregularities over the past decade in Canada, including, targeted misinformation campaigns, allegations of identity theft , and cyber security threats.

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Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

This same strategy – of decentering a culture and a world – happened on the west coast of Canada too. I’ve been enjoying reading Adam Nicolson’s book “Sea Room” about the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides.

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The Wheel of Blame

How to Save the World

And of course some Americans like to “blame Canada”, which I think only Canadians, who enjoy blaming themselves more than nationals of most nations, should be allowed to do.

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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.

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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.

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