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. The beer and food were served in the same corner at the end of the day.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Community. I struggled last week to understand how the concept of ‘Recognition’ was being interpreted in relation to the distributed web, and I suspect I am going to struggle this week to understand how the concept of community will be interpreted.

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice. Trust is thought to be an essential component of communities of practice.

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Computing on R

Learning Alliances

It’s actually a global organism that grows information : insights, discussions, work methods, human relationships, and open questions as well as a massive amount of software and all the resources that document or support it. His talk included a set of tools , a gallery and a book.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

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. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world.

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Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

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Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Summary of our first year.

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Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Margaret is currently Director of Development at vinspired the volunteering charity for 14-25 year olds, and has previously worked for Spacehive and the Big Lottery Fund.

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Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. However, these communities should not become inward looking, just minding their own business.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

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. See the end of this post for links to participants’ posts. Being a Student in an Age of Uncertainty.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 The task for this week is to create an Identity Graph, which Stephen Downes (convener of this course) has outlined as follows: Identity – Create an Identity Graph. This image provides only a glimpse of my identity.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 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?’ There is no mention of the internet or online learning in this book.

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

That's one of the views but not mine. I thought of write down the three main different views I hear when people talk about social learning. I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat.

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Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Margaret is currently Director of Development at vinspired the volunteering charity for 14-25 year olds, and has previously worked for Spacehive and the Big Lottery Fund.

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Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Our aim is to help introduce innovative ideas and practice into The Way Ahead official plans for the new Hub for London , following closure of the umbrella body for some 120,000 groups, networks and charities. Summary of our first year.

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Singing our way in…

Full Circle Associates

It was an intense soup of ideas, feelings and energy. In these contexts a lot of that can overwhelm me. communities of practice community creativity culture of love engagement facilitation improvisationBack in 2006 I was a participant in a remarkable gathering called the Evolutionary Salon. Luckily, I was not alone.

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Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online

Full Circle Associates

Image by Tracy Kelly of the BC User Group My lovely Liberating Structures (LS) community of practice has a monthly newsletter. December’s will be around LS online and as I started marking up their draft, I realized it would be a good idea to get my thinking/practices more clearly outlined rather than trying to “think out loud” and potentially … Continue reading Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online.

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Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online

Full Circle Associates

Image by Tracy Kelly of the BC User Group My lovely Liberating Structures (LS) community of practice has a monthly newsletter. December’s will be around LS online and as I started marking up their draft, I realized it would be a good idea to get my thinking/practices more clearly outlined rather than trying to “think out loud” and potentially … Continue reading Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online.

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Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been both working with some distributed communities of practice and talking to different folks in my networks about online meeting practices. I’m feeling a resurgence of the kind of interest we saw in the earlier waves of online interaction. … Continue reading Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice.

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Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been both working with some distributed communities of practice and talking to different folks in my networks about online meeting practices. I’m feeling a resurgence of the kind of interest we saw in the earlier waves of online interaction. … Continue reading Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

Since October 2011, when I first lay on the floor and listened to Tuesday Ryan-Hart teach at the Art of Social Justice in New York held thirty-five blocks from where Occupy Wall Street was just getting started, I have been intrigued, challenged and enamoured by her work on these issues. She took the challenge of entering into the Art of Hosting word because it was worthy on its own merits as a place full of promise with respect to social justice and she added stuff to make it better.

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