Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics, edusemiotics and the culture of education. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

A purpose, however, can also be a much more fuzzy theme , such as “contributing to culture and heritage” (see, for instance, how we used the EU URBACT “urban topics” to map and connect European social innovation iniatives ).

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

“It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. and social media was a great step forward, assigning a role for creativity in the learning experience.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

Viplav and Stephen discussed the role of Artificial Intelligence in tracking students and scaling up assessment, a real need for Viplav in India given the huge numbers of students requiring assessment and recognition.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?: image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018. Intranets continue to play a critical role as the enterprise front door (and more), increasingly sitting within a broader digital workplace. Conference Notes Culture & Competency

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

During the interview he says that technology can ‘out know’ us, artificial intelligence is taking over human roles, and that in the future technology will become a co-agent rather than an enabler; you, me, colleagues, algorithms and robots will all work together in a techno-socio distributed learning model. For McGilchrist the answer is to create a different world and change our culture.

2018 109

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

If you’re going to go down the network mapping route, be sure to be clear on the conference goals and the role networking mapping will play. Collaboration Employee Engagement Organizational CultureIt’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

2018 130

True Story

How to Save the World

Our Culture / OurselvesCartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man. Took you in to lend a hand, and how you took him for a spin. And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true story, of how you yelled at your Mom and Dad.

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How to Save the World

That is not to diminish in any way the role that trauma and abuse play in the chronic mental struggle and misery that many (most?) Our Culture / Ourselvescartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

The apparent character or body continues to behave seemingly exactly as it did before, based on its embodied and cultural conditioning. Do you think tribal cultures at some point were free of selves? image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

But then they totally destroy their credibility by arguing that the culture is ‘right’ to lock up misbehavers, despite their total lack of control over what they do, for the sake of their own and others’ safety!

2018 46

Listening is love

Chris Corrigan

These aren’t acute disputes but rather long simmering cultural characteristics of exclusion, mistrust and a loss of meaning in work. It sharpens the awareness of one’s own role, and sharpens the attention on what others have to offer.

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