Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

I didn't follow my own rule of not touching an open social media channel until I was done with my focused work. comes actually completing things and focusing on them. 10 Social Media Principles Focused Social Media Life Management Personal Kanban Web/Tech

2018 184

Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

I didn't follow my own rule of not touching an open social media channel until I was done with my focused work. comes actually completing things and focusing on them. 10 Social Media Principles Focused Social Media Life Management Personal Kanban Web/Tech

2018 130

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

2018 130

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

I appreciated their focus on process rather than product, i.e. on the practices surrounding the creation of OERS and the constraints associated with these practices. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

But as we transform our understanding of learners from social and economic units to fully realized developers and sustainers of the community as a whole, it becomes clear that education must focus on the tools and capacities for agency along with the knowledge, culture and skills that sustain them.

2018 187

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

The focus of this podcast was on the necessity, as expressed by both Ghandi and Nietzsche, to recognise that human beings can only know partial and contingent truths and perspectives; there are a multiplicity of truths and perspectives.

2018 219

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

As a result, I’m beginning to suggest to some non-indigenous groups that they should not think of their work as attempting to get to reconciliation, but instead to focus on work with indigenous communities that has a real and tangible and material impact on indigenous people.

2018 81

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 173

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Wikipedia software is designed to focus on creating a space for interaction and keep the software out of the way. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

2018 166

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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2018 201

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

The first phase of the internet as it was originally developed in 1994, based on the client-server model, and focused on pages and files. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link].

2018 174

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

Stephen asked George to tell us what is his current work focus. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes has shared a video introduction to the course (see [link] ) and also recorded a video of a conversation he had with George Siemens. This was really enjoyable to watch.

2018 170

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Instead, focus on core content (such as important resources, products , and stories that act as collaborative bridges between participants and interactions. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

But, the focus this week has been on the next generation of Cloud Computing for virtual learning rather than for storage and file sharing. Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future.

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

Iain told us that this follow up book to The Master and his Emissary will focus on how everything is changing, flowing, connected and never fixed. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

But there is a reason for Stephen’s focus on community this week, which seems to be that working on the distributed web requires consensus; consensus to agree on what information can be trusted to be true. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

2018 148

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

I find I read less, I'm doing less extra-curricular things, because my writing outlets have been over-focused. . You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 192

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Today, such systems focus on process, and centrally and institutionally designed, and benefit teachers and employers far more than they do individual learners. We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

I wondered whether the badge system would promote the ‘completion of tasks’ approach to learning, more than a focus on developing a depth of understanding. 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.

2018 148

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

This was a fitting place for our circle discussions which focused on facilitation techniques but also deeper societal issues. Our two circle discussions focused on what was on people’s minds. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

2018 164

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

Don’t worry about creating the whole identity graph – focusing on a single facet will be sufficient. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 130

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

The innovative thing is that the focus is on exchange and learning from each other and not on learning new knowledge, more "how do you do that in your class and what can I do better?" What I learned from reading Why is the focus on emotion.

2018 169

PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

The challenge is that this has to take place in 20 slides of 20 seconds each, so you really need to be very focused in telling your story in exactly (and only…) 6 minutes and 40 seconds! Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

C arlo Rovelli is a highly-respected theoretical physicist whose work is focused on the concept of quantum gravity. 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.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

My focus this week has been on Graph, and I continue to think about the human issues related to these technology developments (see my previous post ) , so I have not yet had time to follow up about Blockchain. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm not sure why this focus was much stronger. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

2018 130

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

Reading both tasks the first one seems to focus on technology and the second on pedagogy. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete.

2018 130

My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am glad that I have opted for this focus on conceptions and ideas about blended learning, combined with the practical exercise. I walked with three colleagues in Milan.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

They also use ‘community engagement’ and ‘focus groups’ as fraudulent means to pretend to actually listen to customers, when all they really want is for the customers to shut up and buy. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

The idea of creating one untouchable day a week for disconnecting from the world and focusing on your key project. The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done.

2018 142

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

That comment left me contemplating the beautiful irony of my awareness the of how close to failure we were, while she was able to focus on the group and let me have her back. Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference?

2018 138

Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. The initial categories of nudges are about: – getting more time to focus, e.g., to book time for focused work.

2018 116

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

The intent of an appreciative inquiry session is to focus on the current positive outcomes – to create a place for talking and discussing these.

2018 142

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

Smarter Networking 101: This free webinar will help you find new, effective, and focused ways to develop your network. The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible!

2018 150

Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Focusing only on the goal of the current process (entirely ignoring its current form), and with the assumption that you could start from scratch, ask how you would design a work activity or process to meet the goal in light of current tools and approaches.

2018 136

Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

We talk about why bringing a laser-like focus to the task at hand can have unintended (and undesirable) consequences. They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle.

2018 141

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

A greater ability to concentrate and focus on problems and finding answers to problems. Such work spaces should prioritise focus, concentration and quietness when required, and the ability to interact with others as and when needed.

2018 116

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

Each person focused on what they had the training to see, and filtered out that which they didn’t.

2018 136

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Instead of training there is a stronger focus on regional coaches. The way of working is focused on improving and experimenting. Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. Can recognize & formalize community values & provide focus. Her supporters did not speak up in the deliberations of the formal church — the first board meeting, where the focus was on her competence as organist.

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