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.

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Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

While seeing differently can start with one, it can’t succeed without more. We hosted a party last night, for our second son who turned 21.

2018 136

Walking a Different Path

Michael Sampson - Currents

Colgate-Palmolive needed to refresh its collaboration tools portfolio, and unlike most of its industry peers, did not embrace Office 365. A year after the migration to Google Cloud, it looks like things are still going well – the core collaboration team is happy, and so are the users.

2018 116

Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

” It takes a different level of gumption and decision tenacity to stand in the flow of the messaging and collaboration market and decide to step outside of that general flow and do something different.

2018 116

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

For those still on FB, this group , which offers a very different and very human answer, is way ahead of the curve. How to Pick Colours for Maps or Charts: Want to use colour to show gradation of a variable, or to clearly distinguish 12 or even 20 different lines or areas on a chart?

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Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

I am tasked with helping bring together the different studies to come under one technical report. I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. In their case they have been monitoring glaciers and snow melt.

2018 130

5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Depending on your organisation you may want different sections, different colour coding or completely different calendars: Most people know content calendars for social media. Here are the 5 types of social media planners you need.

2018 142

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

They were well aware of the differences between the ideological intent related to the creation of OERs and the practical steps needed to ensure an ethical approach. 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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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. This slide (7) from his presentation ( [link] ) provides a clear overview of the differences.

2018 194

22 Ways To See Things Differently – Nicholas Bate

Michael Sampson - Currents

From Nicholas Bate in April 2014 on seeing things differently : 1. And yes, with the above being published on April 1, you will have to embrace the willingness to be foolish and stupid to see differently. With the lights low. Early, at dawn. Through dark glasses.

2018 116

Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because you know that stories are how people from different cultures and with different experiences communicate, empathize and grow to understand each other. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018.

2018 193

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

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

2018 187

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

These are the blinkers and silos of our identities which blind us to different points of view. There has been ethical and epistemological breakdown, with people entrenched in different value systems and viciously hostile to each other’s truths.

2018 219

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

As McGilchrist says, if there are no things and everything is uncertain and changing, at what point can you say you know something; at what point can a few grains of sand be described as a heap of sand and which grain of sand makes the difference?

2018 217

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. But we will probably need to think differently about community when considering what information we can trust, and what is true, on the distributed web. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

is riveting, with bands of up to 110 drummers playing up to 12 different parts at a blistering pace (114 bpm but with 16th and even 32nd notes) show their stuff. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Serendipitously in the same week that I listened to Amy’s conversation with Stephen, I listened to a podcast of a conversation between John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist ( the first night podcast ), who also talked about creativity, but in different terms. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018.

2018 148

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The Santa Maria Maggiore and the Pantheon were free, but for those sites which charge, such as those in Vatican City, the good news is that not only do disabled visitors and their carers go in free but also don’t have to queue, being taken by a different route to the front!

2018 182

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 204

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I am not interested in learning how to programme or learning different computer languages. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link].

2018 174

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

Someone else, of course, would have created a different set of connections, a different whole, but there would probably be enough similarity to come to some common understanding.

2018 174

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

The premise being that we need to do things differently – maybe not big things, sometimes the smallest of acts can make a huge difference. It might be what we don’t do that is the difference between being a good facilitator and a great facilitator.

2018 194

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

Each has approached this differently, although they both feel that connectivism continues to be relevant, if not even more relevant, to how we learn in a technological age, as technology becomes more prominent. It is this that makes us different from machines.

2018 170

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

For me there remains a topic which perhaps needs further discussion, and that is, what do we mean by quantified self, qualified self and connected self, what is the difference between them and why do we need to know? This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

a person might have a different height over time) but also how the edges might vary (eg., a person might have a different strength of relation (calculated how?) This resource describes a bunch of different neural networks.

2018 161

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. You probably use different cloud-based applications every day. Storing your information on OneDrive, SharePoint, or an email server is much different from keeping that data on a desktop hard drive or a USB stick. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update .

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

My understanding of why these experiences are important and different is that they are ‘embodied’ and elicit an emotional response to a given topic. And artists frequently do this with their sketchbooks, but the difference is explained by Stephen below.

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

This suggests that trust either functions differently or doesn’t exist at all on the distributed web. So both trust and community on the distributed web, in their terms, seem to mean something different to Wenger et al.’s The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

We conclude that a different language is needed in open online educational environments; one that embraces exclusionary structures and strategic ambiguity, as well as the aspirations to further democratise education via digital means.

2018 148

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks.

2018 130

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

People also make the gathering what it is and this workshop was no different. The group was different than most groups I give the workshop to. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

2018 164

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist’s writing focusses on the differences between the ways in which the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere of the brain view and attend to the world. The relationship between steps and an outcome are different in machines and living organisms.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

I am also aware that if I started afresh and drew this tomorrow it would be different because my identity and how I think of it is fluid and evolving. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

excitement versus anxiety Litman states that curiosity can emerge from two different emotions, an action to reduce a sense of insecurity, or an intrinsically motivated state of excitement to get to know something new. There is a difference between perceptual curiosity and epistemic curiosity.

2018 169

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

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

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

These weekly conversations with different guest speakers are proving very interesting – a window into another world, for me. You can decide how to organize the different types of data on your own website. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

L&D professionals may not see they can make a difference? The difference between the 2D world (before the internet) and 3D world (after the internet) is the ubiquity of information. Each number would lead to a different reflection question.

2018 130

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

What is the difference between me going to my Feedly account and going to the course site. In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

2018 139

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

 Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics. It is treat to try a different medium and begin to understand the differences. Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting

2018 141

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 182

(video) tool of the month: 1 second video apps for blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

It will give a different picture than if you start the conversation without this preparation. This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline. Video is an important online trend. The tool of this month is therefore a video tool: the 1 second video app.

2018 179

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

For this task you are required to: Explain your understanding of the Jupyter Notebook for four different people, none of whom have heard of Jupyter Notebooks before: A 10 year old child. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more.

2018 130

My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

They advise on intercultural communication a very international group, working in many different countries so there is a lot of potential to work blended. I walked with three colleagues in Milan.

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