What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

On the back of that course I established myself as an independent education consultant and researcher, which ultimately led to a PhD by publication. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I have attended courses on CoPs to dig deeper into the theory behind them ( BEtreat workshops ), published three research papers about communities of practice and have written numerous blog posts. (I It emerges from understanding each other. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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. Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research in Education [link]. 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

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

National Research Council Canada, p.541 [link]. 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

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

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

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

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. in this kind of system, no amount of data and research will give us definitive answers before making decisions about what to do.

2018 82

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

About half of these would also be on my ‘favourites’ list because they were fun to write or because researching them taught me a great deal. How economies really work and how we could prepare for the economy that will emerge after civilization’s collapse .

2018 65

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

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

From the Wikipedia entry on AI: “In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “ intelligent agents “: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. [1] Emerging Use Cases for AI .

2018 51

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 46

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

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. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

2018 61

How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

Their sense of separateness emerges after birth (and is of course thereafter reinforced by every encounter with other humans who conceive of themselves as separate). image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

2018 51

Cultural Isomorphism

How to Save the World

” I think what makes me most excited about the world after the current collapse, is the near certainty that the emerging human societies — necessarily tiny and local and low-tech and reconnected with and not disruptive to the rest of life on Earth — will be staggeringly diverse.

2018 46

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 57

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 52

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

It’s fristrating for so many on the frontlines and it has led for calls for much more unrestricted granting in order to allow organizations to effectively allocate their resources, respond to emerging patterns, and learn from their work. There are some fabulous people working in the field of evaluation to try to disrupt this dynamic by developing robust methods of complexity informed research in support of what the front line of the plural sector is tasked with.

2018 42

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

These research and consultancy interests – public libraries, social innovation, and participatory community network mapping – have come together in the Czech Center for Social Innovation in Public Library and Information Services (CIDES) project.

2019 207

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

Communication Research and Practice , 1(4). However smooth spaces are not necessarily utopias, as Frances Bell, Mariana Funes and I found in some recent research. I will be following Sian and her team’s research to see how these ideas about space for becoming develop.

2016 164