New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The email service with low quality threat protection is now replaced with Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (which can handle signature-based threats, not the new and emerging ones for which we’d need Advanced Threat Protection).

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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

2018 89

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

As George said, that first MOOC, CCK08, The Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Course came at a time of mass explosion of technology, extensive innovation and the emergence of shared intelligence. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

That last-minute work was a godsend, it reminded me that humour is emergent. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts. The premise being that we need to do things differently – maybe not big things, sometimes the smallest of acts can make a huge difference.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Vice versa, out of social networks, communities often naturally emerge. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The emergence of the web, YouTube, Web 2.0 The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is ‘Experience’ We haven’t really started discussing this yet, but Stephen Downes, who is running this course, has posted a Synopsis to get us going.

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

It emerges from understanding each other. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice.

2018 148

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

Will badges stifle creativity and emergent learning? Looking back through this blog, I am reminded that in 2012 I attended a SCoPE seminar on digital badges and wrote two posts about it. Reading back through these posts I see that at that time I had some reservations about badges.

2018 148

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

The main idea to emerge from the workshop was developing a Community of Practice for people who want to take forward our ideas.

2018 207

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

The emergent identity from the graph must surely be as much about what is not there as what is there. Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has come to an end. It was another very interesting week.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

My identity begins to emerge from the graph, without me having to specify it. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

What a network knows is not found in the content of its entities, nor in the content of messages sent from one to the other, but rather can only be found through recognition of patterns emergent in the network of connections and interactions.

2018 139

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.

2018 169

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

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. 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.

2018 182

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

While that is helpful for situations in which you have a high degree of control and influence, and in which the nature of the problem is well ordered and predictable, these are not useful with complex emergent problems. They are non-linear, unpredictable and emergent.

2018 102

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

emerged with the development of ‘catastrophic’ agriculture (intensive, high-maintenance, large-scale monoculture). image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

Dynamical change comes from the world of physics, where small perturbations in a system result in massive changes and emergent outcomes. Complexity Emergence FeaturedThings change in different ways.

2018 82

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

Another ongoing theme that emerged was the use of technology in conjunction with graphic facilitation methods.

2018 130

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Cesar Hidalgo equates growing information with “computing”, claiming, “It is the growth of information that unifies the emergence of life with the growth of economies, and the emergence of complexity with the origins of wealth.”. R is not just software.

2018 169

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

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. 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.

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

George said that he has only just started this work, and that his ideas are still emerging/forming, but I wondered how philosophy and ethics will fit into his future work. I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age. George discusses this with Neil Selwyn in an interview recorded for Monash University, Australia, Faculty of Education.

2018 109

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

I point out that in complex environments you don;t get to predict outcomes and you need to look for emergent practices and emergent solutions. Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes.

2018 80

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

Patterns are the emergent results of repeated interactions between actors around attractors and within boundaries. To make change in a complex system therefore, we are looking to shift interactions between people and parts of a system to create a beneficial shift in the emergent patterns.

2018 85

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

If print enabled democracy, will the emerging electric/digital medium destroy it? How Complex Whole Emerge From Simple Parts. This is a great introductory video to emergence. Maria Popova’s favourite books of 2018. ” Advice for Emerging Evaluators.

2018 50

Webinars, Reflections and Chat

Full Circle Associates

That said, some very pragmatic things emerged and were captured, … Continue reading Webinars, Reflections and Chat. Webinars, Reflections and Chat Last November I participated in a webinar on designing and facilitating webinars hosted by GFAR.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down.

2018 100

Seeing Around the Corner

Michael Sampson - Currents

Identify emerging winning concepts in your industry : Make two lists – one with the five best-performing companies in your industry and one with the five worst-performing. Identify emerging concepts in related industries : Conduct the same exercise (Step 2) with one or two industries that are related to yours. Successful new concepts emerging in those industries are likely to soon affect yours.

2018 89

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

The main idea to emerge from the workshop was developing a Community of Practice for people who want to take forward our ideas. Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

2018 100

Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

2018 71

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

All of it is still very much “under construction” to write about, but I’m happy to have it as a way to digest the past and to help emergent things to find their place. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider. It was two years since my mother passed away.

2018 89

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

For tiny apartment kitchens (counter-top stoves, toaster ovens, kettles, coffee-makers, blenders, and yes, even microwave ovens), for emergency first aid (heating pads etc), and for unmatched pleasure (vibes etc) it’s hard to imagine how we ever did without these labour-saving devices.

2018 66

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

A new set of technologies is emerging to augment human cognition (AI), enhance human agency (Agents) and shape digital experiences and outcomes by taking advantage of a rich set of tools and APIs (Automation). Focal areas: Technology: The current and emerging technology landscape.

2018 66

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

How economies really work and how we could prepare for the economy that will emerge after civilization’s collapse . Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. Interview with Dean Walker (Jun 2018) (Video)*.

2018 61

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. Emerging Use Cases for AI . Artificial Intelligence is arguably the buzziest of buzz words these days.

2018 51

A sense of community

Mathemagenic

Over time shared context emerged: ways of doing things, unwritten expectations, traditions. Now, as our homeschooling community goes through what I’d call ‘growing pains’ and will morph into something new I feel like catching up a few thoughts of what made it as it is. Weekly rhythm: Thursday meetings. When we started more than three years ago we picked up Thursday as a meeting day.

2018 98

Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on the ability of hosts to hold space when we are uncertain of outcomes and dealing with emergence. Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting.

2018 56

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf. It has no choice in this — it is conditioned to prefer warmth and sun and surf over cold and wet and concrete, no matter how masterfully constructed and adorned the latter may be. ‘I’

2018 51

A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

This framework emerged from a conversation in the late 1990s between Toke Moeller, Monica Nissen, Carsten Ohm and Jan-Hein Nillson about what patterns make for a meaningful conversation. The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice.

2018 61

Webinars, Reflections and Chat

Full Circle Associates

That said, some very pragmatic things emerged and were captured, … Continue reading Webinars, Reflections and Chat. Webinars, Reflections and Chat Last November I participated in a webinar on designing and facilitating webinars hosted by GFAR.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

That sense of separation emerges in humans at a very young age and is then reinforced by others suffering from the same illusion of separateness, for their entire life. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house.

2018 57

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation FeaturedWhen working in complexity, and when trying to create new approaches to things, it’s important to pay attention to ideas that lie outside of the known ways of doing things.

2018 46

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

But the problems that AI is now be deployed upon are complex and emergent in nature, and therefore instead of producing certainty and replicability, AI is being asked to provide probabilistic forecasts of the future.

2018 51

True Story

How to Save the World

Here’s something perhaps closer to a “true” story of me: There is no ‘me’ The illusion of a ‘me’ within this character emerged at about age 6 and has been around ever since. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines.

2018 51