Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

2018 76

Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

In a recent discussion that Iain had with Jordan Peterson, Peterson said that death is a friend of life (in Iain’s words, a friend of being) and a necessary stage in life. Neither did she die alone, but was surrounded by those who understood that ‘death is a friend of life’.

2018 130

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In conversation with Stephen they explored the topics of open educational resources and open practices, considered some of the challenges around re-use of OERs, and discussed the potential of new resource networks (like the distributed web) to address those challenges.

2018 225

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends. I hope the Royal College of Physicians’ report is widely disseminated and discussed.

2018 177

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. This was where the discussion became fascinating. This was a great discussion to have at the start of the course.

2018 170

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

To answer these questions we have discussed what identity means, digital and otherwise, we have created identity graphs (there are some great examples, see the end of this post) and Stephen Downes, convener of this MOOC, has introduced us to the idea of encryption keys.

2018 148

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend.

2018 203

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

2018 173

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s was a great celebration of life and living, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends share the dancing, food, fun and speeches of the night. It was perfectly conceptualised, and I discussed this idea with the people helping me set out.

2018 136

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

2018 130

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends. Even the so-called Captains of Industry have to eat every day; what could you learn from a discussion with one of them?

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The smartphones in our pockets and purses (it’s a pocket for me) give us an incredible ability to stay in contact with others, to learn what’s happening, and even to micro-coordinate with friends and family. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. This is a tool that is great for telling you about the HOW and WHY, especially if you have a good interviewer who will dig deep into the qualitative discussion of the map and take good notes of it.

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

June in review

Mathemagenic

Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. Discussions about Russian and Dutch and changes in the homeschooling group.

2018 89

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices. Jake said that he and the Dalai Lama often discussed peace as that was a key focus of their work, and their approaches to peace differed quite substantially.

2018 83

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

“At your age I wouldn’t have even been able to fathom what you just read, let alone care to discuss or debate it. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. .

2018 46

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. Tell them they have 20 minutes to share in their groups and discuss that question. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

2018 51

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018. Yesterday we had a discussion with other homeschooling parents about “everything is cool and easy” picture that you usually get from the social media profiles of others and the importance of talking about the reality which is challenging enough.

2019 89

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

2019 95