Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

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. When I think of experience in relation to learning the first thing that comes to mind is ‘field trips’.

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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.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Slowing up with homeschooling Thursdays: instead of the weekly meetings with the others, we did just a couple of things, traditional blueberry picking and swimming event, robot-making workshop and a camping on a farm of homeschooling friends.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age. A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities.

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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Montaigne’s opening words in his essay ‘Of Books’, seem so apposite to my experience of trying to engage with the task of creating a content-addressed resource for this week’s E-Learning 3.0 Due: Nov 23, 2018. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city. The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

I recently read Paul Kalanithi’s autobiographical book, published posthumously, When Breath Becomes Air , in which he records his experience of dying and how he prepares for his own death. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. Because of new sights, sounds, smells and experiences. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. Those of us in the class built a camaraderie around our shared experience. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

It has been ten years since Stephen and George offered the first ever MOOC on connectivism , which for me (without wanting to sound too dramatic) was a life-changing experience. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

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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. In three days, the experiment paid off. 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.

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

It was an experience. RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you .

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Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From Wikipedia “Beacon formed part of Facebook’s advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends. But it is very much like 2018.

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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. In three days, the experiment paid off. 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.

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

They are our friends. I have had a lot of wonderful experiences with the good people on our planet. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. What we “experience” as the world is merely our mental model of it. C arlo Rovelli is a highly-respected theoretical physicist whose work is focused on the concept of quantum gravity.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

And one of the things I’ve always found, is that you have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The authors use the term Work-Home-Interference (WHI), defined as a negative process of negative interaction in which the employees experience pressure from work and private life which is hard to reconcile. On a daily basis they experiences Work-Home-Interference.

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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.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I They started telling me that my regular posts of brutal honesty were helping them feel less alone, and more empowered to embrace their own experiences. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I They started telling me that my regular posts of brutal honesty were helping them feel less alone, and more empowered to embrace their own experiences. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while.

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. Part of it is diving deep into myself to see what exactly from my past experiences I would like to bring into the world. 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.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

When the kids grew out of it, I sold it to a friend with a newborn and promised to the kids that we will create something similar that can grow with them further. Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play.

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Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

External activities add a lot of value, providing a structured guided experience in social settings, often in the fields where we can’t do it good enough (sports, music) or with other “extras”, such as concerts and social life of the choir or Russian in online lessons. September-October are always transitional months, where travel and projects with inner rhythm give space to the weekly structure of externals clubs, sports and lessons (see previous winter seasons ).

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

We often work hard – but often not hard enough – to include people in the design of the participatory strategic and process work that affects their communities but it is rare in my experience that those same voices and ways of knowing are included in the evaluation of that work.

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

It’s no exaggeration to say that this is almost a ritual experience, especially if the work you are doing involves creating intangible outcomes such as team building, good relations, conflict resolution or community. .

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

The experiment with their service delivery model of “representative democracy” has been an abject failure. Defence & Security Partners LLC: Your generals and chiefs and head wardens, and their business friends who manufacture weapons, have made our planet and people much less safe —unsafe in fact, squandered trillions of dollars needlessly, encouraged and armed wars between our people, militarized law enforcement, and made imprisonment into a cruel, profiteering enterprise.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

Here it is in its current form, The Shared Work Model , a gift of one Black woman’s lived experience, thoughtfully condensed and rolled into an offering specifically for our community of practice. And to remind us that we have a unique opportunity this community because we are also gracefully and beautifully “called in” by our friends and mates to notice how the bigger systems of which we are a part guide our own behaviours and patterns and address them.

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A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Last year Scott Macklin came and made a beautiful video capturing the experience we craft here.

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

How to Save the World

W hen we look out over the sea, listen to a song, touch a pinecone, smell the salt air, or taste a raspberry, we perceive what our body senses as being ‘real’ and as being an ‘experience’, happening to ‘us’.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

I am perhaps the world’s most blessed agnostic, but no one controlled that; it was a combination of the accident of my birth and of my life’s experiences (which were determined by my conditioning and the circumstances of the moment). And I enjoy the company of friends.

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

Chris Corrigan

As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

You – with your strong, overriding sense of ‘you-ness’, the feeling that what you experience is experienced by a single entity, and that this entity is very much in charge – may well feel that the idea that ‘you’ are an emergent feature of pandemonium is ludicrous.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. 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.

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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?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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