Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

It is about being in a conversation in a community. Open educational resources in such a society are like the words in this conversation. and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly.

2018 225

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This month the Royal College of Physicians has published a report bearing the title ‘ Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead’ . In the latter years it was not possible to communicate with her through conversation.

2018 177

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes has shared a video introduction to the course (see [link] ) and also recorded a video of a conversation he had with George Siemens. More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends.

2018 170

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. 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.

2018 46

How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

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2018 116

Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s was a great celebration of life and living, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends share the dancing, food, fun and speeches of the night. I should have checked the room again before dinner, but was busy in a conversation.

2018 136

The Power of Super Fans (podcast interview)

Community Guy

Nearly a year ago, my friend Reed Smith interviewed me for his Touch Point podcast. It was a fun conversation, and I wanted to share the interview since I didn’t do it at the time. . Reed and his partner, Chris are doing some great work on their podcast, so be sure to check it out! Click here to listen to the interview. The post The Power of Super Fans (podcast interview) appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Guy

2018 89

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. In this respect it was very interesting to dive again into ideas and examples of “unschooling schools”, translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk into Russian, as well as lots of conversations in Russian around it and visiting U.Dacha , a self-directed learning space near Moscow.

2018 89

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 63

June in review

Mathemagenic

Nancy’s visit, with fun, personal conversations and a good reason to meet with Aldo, Elmine and Ton after a long break. Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha.

2018 89

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I was going to host a conversation about this, but instead, I have a 12 hour journey to think with my fingers. Recently this work has been influenced by the national conversation on reconciliation. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

2018 83

Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

My friend Christie Diamond once said “the conversation begins long before the meeting starts, and continues long after the meeting is over.” ” That has rung true for the thousands of conversations I have hosted and participated in over my life.

2018 55

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. Ask them to reflect and agree on three things they heard commonly across all conversations. Conversation Facilitation Featured World Cafe

2018 51

From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

My friend Ria Baeck has been writing a book for years that combines her thinking about self, source, hosting and theory with harvests from the workshops and conversations she has hosted over the past decade.

2018 56

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

The objective, he says is to get the position through having met the Decision Maker, via the “strength of weak links” and a series of conversations with their contacts, before the job is even posted or perhaps before it is even considered.

2018 46

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Likewise on the corporate side a singular focus on shareholder return and the pursuit of capital friendly jurisdictions with low tax rates and low wages means that corporations can reap economic benefits without any responsibility for the social effects of their policy influence. We won’t shy away from this conversation as we look at where evaluation practice has extended beyond the narrow confines of program improvement and into larger social conversation.

2018 42

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. Facebook creates a deep gravity well for conversation.

2019 95