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. Design to Balance Opposing Factors.

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Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. – a partnership with DJI so that DJI drones can stream video to a laptop and have an analytics model run on the video stream to interpret what is being seen.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education. – Redefinition is the fourth and final level in Ruben’s model, and by its very nature, the most challenging to imagine.

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

Jenny Connected

Each of the major developments in the internet – from the client-server model to platform-based interoperability to web3-based consensus networks – has been accompanied by a shift in agency. The Three Dimensions of Inclusive Design.

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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. Wikipedia software is designed to focus on creating a space for interaction and keep the software out of the way. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

Design of the course. I like the course design and the fact that Stephen Downes ‘walks the talk’ and has been true to his educational philosophy as expounded in his theory of connectivism. This fits with his belief that the role of the teacher is to model and demonstrate. el30 cMOOC community course design stephen downesFirst a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

He hopes that these will be designed by humans to balance the possibility of biased algorithms. Laura Ritchie replied: In reply to Jenny – to me this is more about the possibilities of a more broad understanding and acceptance of evidence rather than a surveillance model.

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

So, according to Ben, there is room for more communities to develop a usable independent web, and human-centred design, based on a deep understanding of people, which meets users where they are and is desirable, feasible and viable.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Will do that more and try to promote community learning more often (many clients ask for online or blended learning design rather than community design). The reflection session had a nice BINGO model with numbers. A bot would ask design questions and students would design a MOOC.

2018 130

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

When looking at a current work process, business model or other situation, your training and background have a large impact on what you can see, what you can notice, and what you can pay attention to.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Often on application forms, funders provide guidance, asking that a grantee provide an articulation of their theory of change and a logic model to show how, step by step, their program will help transform something, address an issue or solve a problem.

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Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

Too many conferences suffer from the assumption that the best way to use people’s time is to subject them to elaborately designed presentations. When we link our own experiences and situations to a best practice, idea, or model, that information becomes more real and relevant.

2018 130

Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

With the right programs, platforms, community ecosystem design and internal alignment, Collaborative Innovation communities can produce incredible value. This is a short post to recap the online workshop I did with David Spinks of CMX about developing Collaborative Innovation Communities.

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AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

” Algorithms are complex sets of bounded instructions, and they aren’t (typically) designed to learn from their environment and evolve. Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

They have not uphold the laws designed to protect us or our environment, and have instituted laws that do the opposite. The experiment with their service delivery model of “representative democracy” has been an abject failure. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0.

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The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

Until very recently, though, predictive systems of this kind would have been called “models.” A vast body of statistical work has developed around models like these, probing the validity or otherwise of the predictions they yield, and a great many sources of error have been found.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes and I discussed this in relation to the work of Jonathan Haidt in our 2018 paper When Inclusion Excludes: a counter narrative of open online education. There is always a model whether we are aware of it or not, but the model we choose determines what we find.

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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?: At least one climate scientist says the jet stream, which moderates temperatures, may have been permanently disrupted, rendering the models used for long-term forecasting here on in more or less useless.

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