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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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.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics is the study of signs, such as in body language, rituals, linguistics, media and advertising. Knowledge and perception and therefore experience, exist only in the relations ‘between’ things, i.e. in the knowledge of distinction and the experience of difference.’ (p.

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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. 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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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].

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Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

It even goes beyond language. ‘ 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.

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The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

I ’ve written about body language before. It’s about gazing, which is very different from staring. Other body language: Be alert for what you (and others) are conveying with your eyebrows, hands, mouth, posture, voice tone and other body language when you are looking at someone (see earlier body language article linked above). You may be quite surprised to find that your eyes are sending a different message from what you intended. image from pixabay CC0.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

I know some of the language – vertices and edges – and I have seen graphs, but have not known until now that they are called graphs, e.g. I am familiar with the work of Aras Bozkurt @ arasbozkurt. a person might have a different strength of relation (calculated how?)

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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.

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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. 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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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I have been asking myself this question for quite a few days now, and today it occurred to me is that it is a language problem. This suggests that trust either functions differently or doesn’t exist at all on the distributed web. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

This examination leads us to conclude that language online is subject to a dialectical tension that both includes and excludes. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

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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. For example, after introducing a very basic visual language, I ask individuals to draw a city using these shapes. I am inspired.

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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. What Every Country in the World Calls Itself: In it’s own language.

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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This examination leads us to conclude that language online is subject to a dialectical tension that both includes and excludes. counter narrative of open online education.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some people do that with the Duolingo app, for example, quickly learn some words in a foreign language. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

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Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

Are there differences in visions on (learning) technologies? Another phase change from the past was the invention of the language. The people before the invention of language could not imagine the world with language either.

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Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

For further information about the differences between the left and right hemispheres, see these three posts, and of course Iain’s book. Each hemisphere not only communicates more with itself than with the other, but also attends to the world differently.

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Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

The stupidity that created and sustained such hierarchical systems probably stems back to the origins of human organization and even human language. drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void . I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

I think real conversation can serve four purposes: to surface insights , to see different perspectives , to achieve consensus on decisions , and to resolve conflicts. This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

When I said I thought I was ready for Instruction Two, she said, quizzically, that it was in some ways the same as Instruction One, just looked at differently. The eyes speak a language all their own, and with practice you can learn it. This is a work of fiction.

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Seeing Around the Corner

Michael Sampson - Currents

” The base idea is that changes in language (how we describe things) changes along with the possibilities presented by new innovations (“ …what limits the progress of innovations are not the new innovations themselves but the concepts that people use to discuss them “). And look for differences in the way the best-performing companies speak about their strategy and the way the worst-performing companies do.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

When people are desperate and angry and feel hopeless and helpless they’re ready to try anything different from what they feel has led to the current (personal and collective) malaise. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

C onversation, in the rare cases when it brings to the table the attributes I described in the first part of this article, can at least succeed at surfacing insights, helping us see different perspectives, attaining consensus on decisions, and helping to resolve conflicts.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

But it’s what just about everyone who claims to be ‘enlightened’ or ‘liberated’ is clearly describing, in different ways. The only difference is that they mostly believe it’s something that individuals — selves — can attain. It was completely different from a blissed-out state.

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Love Story

How to Save the World

It’s a complex cocktail, but it’s evolved to work really well — no language or conversation or thinking or rationalization needed. Idealists, of course, can quickly switch allegiances to some very different ideal which they’ll hold just as tenaciously.

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

We are complex creatures, we humans, and every body is different. Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

And all this conceptual stuff had to be coordinated with other now-apparently-separate selves in the tribe, and the only way to do this was to invent complicated languages capable of the kind of abstraction and labeling the newly-emerged self was now preoccupied with.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

We’re listening for language, but all we’re hearing is a lot of birdsong, plus the calls of creatures we don’t recognize at all — newly evolved species perhaps? image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

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All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

“ Gerunds are western languages’ way of re-presenting something mistakenly thought of as a thing, a noun, as a verb instead, as a process. That’s different from knowing. And that there are 1200 staggeringly different species? Image from wikipedia.

2018 50

What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

The three dogs (brilliantly, using body language signals that no human language could ever match) chased and cornered the squirrel, which at first fled, and then, knowing it was lost, lay down and played dead. E volution is a precarious process.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

He tells us that both the right and left hemispheres of the brain are involved in almost everything we do, but they are each involved differently. This means that they are both involved in ‘knowing’ but have different perspectives on knowing.

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RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

It talks about the use of IBM Connections at RBS, and uses the following language to describe what was going on at the time: – it’s an “internal collaboration service to encourage innovation and cultural change.”

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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?: Words for Emotions That Don’t Exist in English: A fun list of foreign-language words that mean things that can’t be said in one word in English , if they can be said at all.

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