Learning highlights: November 2018

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Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

2018 116

Facebook Trialling Downvote Dislike Button 2018 Algorithm

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

” Just placing it here to track the changes in 2018 Facebook Algorithm FBO/SEO. How will the Facebook algorithm take into account Facebook post dislikes? After all there is already a sad and an angry response. Note that it is for public Facebook business page posts.

2018 136

Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

2018 116

Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

We took it slow, taking time to recover from all the changes in our lives, letting go things, thoughts and feelings that didn’t belong anymore and sorting out that is needed for the new phase.

2018 116

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society. Technology on its own will not enable change.

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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. I think a different word would help with the change of mindset needed to understand all this. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today.

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Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

The first shift allows us to think of content – and hence, our knowledge – as dynamic, as being updated and adapted in the light of changes and events. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial This week’s topic for Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because one day, without knowing it, your words might change someone’s life. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018. One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris.

2018 193

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In a draft document he has shared with us (I have typed draft in bold, so that we can acknowledge that it might change), Stephen distinguishes between what he calls ‘natural’ communities as opposed to ‘organised’ communities of the type discussed by Wenger and his colleagues.

2018 148

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

2018 219

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Learning, Meaning and Identity , issues related to how learning changes who we are. In his final paragraph he writes: These developments represent a signal change in the deployment of both learning analytics and artificial intelligence in education in the years to come.

2018 148

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

She had five examples of how AI might change the learning landscape, for instance having one (AI) tutor per child , which was long thought too expensive. A lesson about change management: d isruptive innovation is a change process in which you start with the pioneers and creators.

2018 130

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

In the world of non-profits, social change, and philanthropy it seems essential that change agents provide funders with a theory of change. This is nominally a way for funders to see how an organization intends to make change in their work. How does policy change?

2018 102

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

As signs connect and become transformed in ever-changing contexts, new signs are created as part of an ongoing open-ended process of interpretation, growth and development.’

2018 217

PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

In my presentation, I talk about the need for new ways to look at and address the multitude of “wicked problems” such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and migration that humanity has to deal with.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country.

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A Better Word Than Change?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Change. Change is often appended as the third (although I’m sure we could add Chuck Norris jokes there somewhere). So why is change there too? There’s a sense of different in the word “change,” but no sense of goal directedness or a better destination.

2018 116

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

MOOC, on how the distributed web can change the way in which learning success is recognised, will answer the questions and concerns I had back in 2012. Looking back through this blog, I am reminded that in 2012 I attended a SCoPE seminar on digital badges and wrote two posts about it.

2018 148

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

A change of mindset, culture and beliefs will be needed, if new approaches to assessment which take advantage of the distributed web are to be adopted. This week Stephen invited Viplav Baxi to join him in a discussion about this week’s topic – Recognition – for the E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

I would have to draw a series of graphs over time to show it changing. They might represent a changing number of comments. In your model, consider how knowledge about the changes in states in the graph might be used. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 161

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

In these videos the presenters consider changing approaches to the care of the dying ( [link] ), the need to make clear our preferences for end of life care ( [link] ) and why we should all talk about dying ( [link] ).

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

This means that the approach to learning will change. I found myself thinking that I have always like driving; I know how to change a wheel, and when opening the bonnet where to top up the screen wash and oil. Change – processes of change, regressions, cyclic change etc.

2018 174

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Right up to the day before leaving we kept changing our minds about which wheelchair to take – should it be the fold-up one that would go in a taxi and was light to push, or should it be a heavier unfolding wheelchair with a bike attachment (tracker – as in photo)?

2018 182

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

The conceptual challenge is that it doesn’t matter whose computer it is, that it could change any time, and that we should begin to think of “computing” and “storage” as commodities, more like “water” or “electricity”, rather than as features of a type of device that sits on your desktop. They change from day to day (i.e. the course site changes), just as this one is doing. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us.

2018 141

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

It has been ten years since Stephen and George offered the first ever MOOC on connectivism , which for me (without wanting to sound too dramatic) was a life-changing experience. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order for the new tool to have a practical impact on the existing setting, it needs to be embraced into the setting; it needs to change what is already there. This involves a degree of de-stabilisation – of change to the existing setting.

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

Steve’s response started with “ you can please some of the people some of the time, but … ,” and after a pause, said: “ One of the hardest things when you are trying to effect change, is that people like this gentlemen, are right … in some areas.

2018 116

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

The parts of an organism are not static, they are constantly changing. This post is a response to a challenge set, as a result of Task 2, by Frank Polster , a fellow course participant on Stephen Downes’ MOOC, E-Learning 3.0. Here is my challenge to all the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

On page 5 of his book, he writes that identity is ‘a way of talking about how learning changes who we are and creates personal histories of becoming in the context of our communities. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

This was our abstract: Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

2018 148

From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Part 1, I introduced the three slices of the existing setting , and asked how far a change of some defined kind would go when introduced. Warm up one slice and allow that to slowly change the rest. Superheat the soon-to-be introduced change. Superheat the Change.

2018 116

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

It creates a record of transactions by chaining them together such that you cannot change or revise one transaction without revising or changing all transactions. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller.

2018 139

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

I wanted to change this. I wondered if I could/should change the OPML file, so opened it in TextEdit on my Mac, but that didn’t help (I had to use Google to find out how to do this!) In the E-learning 3.0

2018 139

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

Mangroves are important for carbon storage, as they store up to five times more carbon than tropical forests which makes them important for combatting climate change. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

Things change in different ways. One of the useful ways of looking at things concerns the kinds of change that happen, and if you’ve been reading my blog lately, you’ll know that accurately describing your theory of change is a key discipline for me.

2018 84

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. Read more: Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote. 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

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. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 203

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

We made sure that we move on and changed the talking modus. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF.

2018 151

Marijn Somers on Change (and Progress) with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in the week I suggested we should use a different word instead of change. Read the whole deck, but I’m making an especial call out re Marijn’s argument around “progress” instead of “change” on slides 26-29. Marijn commented about his slide deck above, presented at SharePoint Saturday in Cambridge in September 2017.

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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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