cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Facebook Trialling Downvote Dislike Button 2018 Algorithm

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

“Facebook is trialing a downvote button that allows users to hide inappropriate comments and categorize posts using options such as “misleading” or “offensive.” ” Just placing it here to track the changes in 2018 Facebook Algorithm FBO/SEO.

2018 136

5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Engagement planning is deciding you want more comments and likes and replies and planning for it. Comment calendars or AMAs (Ask me anything, also called Town Hall). Here are the 5 types of social media planners you need.

2018 142

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

At the end of August, I received a number of comments on my blog from Gary Goldberg, with many lines of thought and threads to follow. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. And Stephen in a comment on Laura’s post writes about ‘natural as opposed to organised communities’. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today.

2018 166

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Of course, before we went we did our research which confirmed, from lots of comments on Trip Advisor and the like, that we would find Rome difficult, but also that it was worth the effort, so we spent some time planning how to reduce this effort.

2018 182

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

I was interested in blog posts, the number of posts each participant (who has submitted their blog feed) has made and the number of comments they have received. For simplicity’s sake I did not record the number of times someone commented on a single post.

2018 161

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

This concerned me – so I commented: Is this what we really want? 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.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

Please comment on what fields, skills, talents, and education that you think are unique domains of humans like Stephen’s “kindness and compassion” and the skills, talents, and education required for the “ghost in the machine” that provides that alternative view.

2018 148

Quick Social Media Planner and Course Planner #UdemyLive

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I thought I would show this to you (super fast, just a quick overview for 2018) and ask – funny and silly? You can also comment on this video in the Udemy online lecturers group on Facebook if you are a member.

2018 154

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

So, the more political crap you read the comments on times the number of political things you actually write yourself results in your feed. I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed.

2018 173

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ How can we be safe and secure?’.

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

Interaction on blogs requires more effort, which is difficult to sustain over a long period of time, but for me, both the writing of and commenting on blogs leads to deeper learning. Stephen has commented (and I can no longer find the comment!) 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.

2018 127

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

David Allen’s comment many years ago that a filing cabinet is full at 80%. The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done.

2018 142

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

That comment left me contemplating the beautiful irony of my awareness the of how close to failure we were, while she was able to focus on the group and let me have her back. Her comment: This is worth trying.

2018 138

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

This watching role allowed me the opportunity to hear both the rumblings of self doubt, self effacing comments as well as the emphatic “I CAN” moments that occurred.

2018 130

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

So, the more political crap you read the comments on times the number of political things you actually write yourself results in your feed. I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed.

2018 130

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. Comments that have shared visibility, likes and sharing options that feed into the Microsoft Graph could be another example at this level.

2018 116

Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

But you can ask them to do one thing today, such as: Read a blog post and write a thoughtful comment. We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?).

2018 127

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can indicate whether participants can comment on the sources. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

2018 130

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

We would welcome any comments or dialogue about the paper. counter narrative of open online education. This is the title of a new paper, co-authored with Mariana Funes and published today in Learning Media and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Online. Abstract.

2018 139

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

Laura’s comment that “What has also changed is our tolerance for adding new ideas to the conception of harmony” makes sense to me, but it must also mean that our understanding of harmony as an idea is a moving feast.

2017 151

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

2018 116

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Always waiting for someone else to respond to your one line comment gives a convenient excuse for not actually doing the work to fully form your own ideas. Another executive commented that “you are constantly tempted to converse on Slack instead of thinking or planning or doing other work.”.

Chat 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Either in the comments or as a guest post. Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change? Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system?

2018 116

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

Within 15 hours of being announced, the above video has garnered over 350,000 views and attracted almost 1,200 comments. Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time).

2018 116

Marijn Somers on Change (and Progress) with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Marijn commented about his slide deck above, presented at SharePoint Saturday in Cambridge in September 2017. 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. P.S. Slide 13 made me laugh out loud. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective Work

2018 98

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

None of my suggestions was seen by anyone with the authority to act on it, and mostly I got “thank you” emails telling me that they appreciated my comments while making it clear they didn’t understand them. drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void .

2018 88

The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

I thought: Is there anyone who wouldn’t be taken in by that last comment, anyone to whom it somehow didn’t apply? This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel , cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect.

2018 73

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Comments are closed for older articles to fend off spam, but feel free to comment below or email me. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. Interview with Dean Walker (Jun 2018) (Video)*.

2018 61

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

2018 55

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

I’m retired, and hoping I won’t ever have to return to the work world, but I know most of the world doesn’t have that luxury, and many aren’t happy with the work they are doing as employees, freelancers or contractors (or they are unemployed, or unhappily self-employed).

2018 46

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

Making CommunitySense

In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library. Another experiment took place in Brno in October 2018. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

This is an interactive word cloud which they have called a Comment Discovery Tool (CDT). MOOC participants can then click on a given word to display all the comments which include that word. . MOOCs: Back to the Future.

2017 141

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

2018). For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

2019 155

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.

2019 93