Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Looking up definitions of the word agency reveals explanations related to business and organisations, but a search for agency in education resulted in the following two definitions: Agency is the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative—the opposite of helplessness.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. We must remember that the war was fought by the working classes who comprised 80% of Britain’s population in 1913. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Mr Zuckerberg Facebook submitted a patent 7 years ago to listen to background noise (ambient waveforms) for the purposes of delivering content. I often talk about the Deep Face algorithm in my classes and Facebook’s use of object recognition in videos.

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Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

Today I have three things to do: write this blog post, format a follow up package for our classes in Iowa last week, and get my cleaning to the cleaners so I have clothes for New York next week. Be like Mark: Ignore Facebook.

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My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community. I have been a teacher all my working life, and have experience of all phases of education, i.e. from very young children in Reception classes to post-graduates in Higher Education. First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

If multiple students are struggling with the same concept, perhaps the content baseline is dynamically updated so the next students in the class received better first-time teaching.

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Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

Today I have three things to do: write this blog post, format a follow up package for our classes in Iowa last week, and get my cleaning to the cleaners so I have clothes for New York next week. Be like Mark: Ignore Facebook.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

Source: » 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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All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

Why do we get depressed when it serves us no useful purpose? And maybe our selves are just a construct, a fictive ‘invention of the brain looking inward’ And maybe nothing has any meaning or purpose. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

The Tilburg Public Library is known for its groundbreaking library innovations, such as the recently opened LocHal , which is truly a “ world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways” More about that in a future post.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes and I discussed this in relation to the work of Jonathan Haidt in our 2018 paper When Inclusion Excludes: a counter narrative of open online education.

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