Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Gradually, but definitely, we are moving towards a distributed web. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Looking up definitions of the word agency reveals explanations related to business and organisations, but a search for agency in education resulted in the following two definitions: Agency is the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative—the opposite of helplessness.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

It is definitely possible with a bit of fore-thought. Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit. I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Okay, yes you can rehearse, and you definitely should. From that moment everything started to unravel, and it was definitely too late to pull out. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer 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?

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

In the first article in the resource list Bojana Dobran defines cloud computing as follows: A simple definition of cloud computing involves delivering different types of services over the Internet. Definition & Examples. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

We are expanding on the marketing definition of an identity graph. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

A simple definition of curiosity is: the desire to know why, what and how. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

I did look up definitions and explanations of some terms and added text if an explanation wasn’t evident in Stephen’s text, e.g. algorithm. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

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My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

didn't attend this session but will definitely copy this) In Jef's session strengthfinder was mentioned as a good tool to help you reflect about your talents and passion. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference.

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My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

I can definitely recommend Milan. A myth that has definitely been shaken is "you need face-to-face for emotional connection". Learning in your own time is definitely an advantage, but this can also be social and interactive. I walked with three colleagues in Milan.

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Do you have any tips for books that I definitely need to read this year? Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

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The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

Once you experience how you can have a huge effect on supporting the learning process of your participants you will definitely start to enjoy it. This week I co-organized the #Trainingtrends2018 session in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with some 90 participants. It was fun.

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“Information Protection”

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you thought “collaboration” was a wiggly word with lots of definitions and places it could be used, you should try the phrase “information protection” on for size.

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Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

But, if we agree with this definition, would we want this all the time? Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018. This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

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Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Definition Learning is situated and knowledge is constructed through interaction with others. I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning.

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What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

in this kind of system, no amount of data and research will give us definitive answers before making decisions about what to do. Things change in different ways.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

Since hammocks are big in our household I know that nesting and swinging are something that is definitely appreciated. Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play. Our house in the Netherlands was no different and for many years we had a small scale climbing structure ( Early start ) in the middle of our living room, used extensively for physical activities, lounging and playing.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

You probably haven’t heard of the term acedia used, and it has several definitions, so I’ll start by defining it. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Small things to enjoy

Mathemagenic

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

But the reality they are sharing is most definitely something that can only be found in play. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever. Leonard Susskind has linked the growth of black holes to increasing complexity.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

They warn us that the extractive economy we are attempting to sustain now is, by very definition of its continuous mining of natural and human resources, unsustainable. Thinking of resuming a weekly round up of links that have come through my feed in one way or another.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

So gradual approaches are, almost by definition, misleading. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.).

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

There have been glimpses during which my self disappeared and this was definitely seen (though not by ‘me’) to be true (And no, I can’t explain how anything can be seen without an ‘observer’, but somehow it can, no mystical universal consciousness required).

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The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

An interesting review essay by John Quiggan looks at a new book by Ellen Broad called Made by Humans: The Ai Condition.

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Cultural Isomorphism

How to Save the World

To what extent is diminishment of the differences in beliefs and behaviours between individuals in a tribe not only inevitable, but definitive of its culture? New Yorker cover by Charles E Martin from September 11, 1971.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Some definitions from The Devil’s Dictionary (1906), by Ambrose Bierce.

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