Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

I smile more, these days, and pay a little more attention to things up close, the sensuous stuff, and I make a bit more eye contact; my way of redecorating my little cell. The Indigenous Origins of Sign Language: A fascinating history of the uses of sign languages.

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Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

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The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

I ’ve written about body language before. Since writing my short story The Fortune Teller I’ve actually tried practicing making eye contact, as well as honing my listening and attention skills, and smiling more. And while everyone seems to appreciate getting authentic attention, eye contact seems, well, vastly more complex. To start, obviously, more eye contact is not necessarily better. And very short eye contact can come across as brusque or indifferent.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some people do that with the Duolingo app, for example, quickly learn some words in a foreign language. For more information, please contact Guidiance via info@guidiance.com. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance.

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The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

When our laughter finally slowed, and I was lost in the details of her eyes, smiling deeply, she said: “Aha, you’ve guessed the third instruction: Eye contact. The eyes speak a language all their own, and with practice you can learn it. This is a work of fiction.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

A world that offers no stable and enduring home, and no continuous contact with the more-than-human world. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

And all this conceptual stuff had to be coordinated with other now-apparently-separate selves in the tribe, and the only way to do this was to invent complicated languages capable of the kind of abstraction and labeling the newly-emerged self was now preoccupied with.

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