New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013.

2018 139

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

2018 116

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

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 75

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.

2018 201

Access to E-Learning 3.0 and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca , Nov 25, 2018. Working form home with Bell’s tiny upload pipe) dat://502bdf152d00a35f9785f78d107b9037b5eca9354bcf593e7b4995f9be97a614/. Stephen Downes has once again written an excellent summary for the work we did last week on open educational resources.

2018 148

Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

This could be in the form an ice breaker but also in how we achieve the concrete tasks of the meeting as well. I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me! Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire.

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

It was shared because food is a form of communication. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 204

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

The very words which form the building blocks of explicit thought are themselves all originally metaphors, grounded in the human body and its experience.’ (p.

2018 174

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

You can always convert those paper representations into electronic form later. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

New connections might form over time. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Again, he has provided a good Synopsis – see [link].

2018 161

A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

But as I have mentioned in a previous post , I think it may be necessary to rethink the language we use when discussing how community is formed in the distributed web. This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

It took me until the end of last week to realise that the topic wasn’t really about assessment or learning, but ultimately about how to automate the issuing of records of achievement in the form of badges.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

The thought of being constantly ‘observed’ in class and out of class feels very uncomfortable and I wonder to what extent the ethics of these new forms of assessment have been considered.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Time is the form in which we beings whose brains are made up essentially of memory and foresight interact with our world: it is the source of our identity”, he writes. Or in table form. Circle Song: Bobby McFerrin & The Kuumba Singers do a circle song, a form of improv singing.

2018 46

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Hidalgo explores how social structures process information, “We form social structures to compensate for our limited capacities, and these social structures learn how to process information.” R is not just software.

2018 169

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

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. Together, these networks of communities can form a strong, resilient societal fabric capable of much better dealing with the numerous challenges being thrown at them than each community on its own.

2018 182

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

You can do this any time through to the end of the course, so be sure to specify which course module it applies to (if you are not providing a feed to be harvested, you can email the url to me (I’ll be setting up a ‘task submission form’ soon).

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Or maybe we simply expect that its current form will survive into the foreseeable future, which is tantamount to the same. Ironically, it’s probably true that what is described above is, in fact, society’s final form precisely because what follows won’t qualify anymore as a society.

2018 46

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

She prepared, so she had a paper form for new people to give her their names & email addresses as they entered, so that she could load the new names into sumApp during the activities. You talked about collecting information via Google form.

2018 138

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

The form of every activity or process can be analysed for current performance outcomes – the good, the bad, the challenging.

2018 142

Living in an Algorithmic World

Jenny Connected

Two recent conferences, re:publica 18 in Berlin (May 2-4) and Theorising the Web 2018 in New York (April 27 th /28 th ) have featured the influence of algorithms on today’s world. We are seeing a new form of social vulnerability.

2018 130

Natural and non-natural information and smart niches

Taming the spaces

Particularly smartness is created by a loop – from self-organised individuals’ meanings, values and actions the data are aggregated and patterned using algorithms to form collective knowledge, and […]. The distinction between natural and non-natural information is highlighted by Laurence Kirmayer, that on my opinion helps to define the smartness concept in modern artificially enhanced systems.

2018 100

Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the two are not done simultaneously and intertwined, otherwise there will be the risk of quick solutions, premature fixation on an immediate solution, and becoming enamoured with just updating the current form without questioning the ongoing validity of the goal.

2018 136

Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

PowerPoint’s white background has traditionally been for words and sentences as well, albeit it in a different form and for a different purpose to Word’s whiteness and wordiness.

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

What we know about software, office design, and collaboration principles provide a form for carrying out tasks in new and different ways, but they also provide a mindset that limits what can and can’t be done.

2018 136

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. – Augmentation – something has to be added to the mix that wasn’t previously possible with the earlier form.

2018 116

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s a tough question since so much is intangible and invisible, but my answer is that strengthening the processes that form the intangible and invisible is the primary way of doing that. In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions?

2018 116

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Research in the work groups is also a form of apprenticeship because experienced and less experienced colleagues work together. 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

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

It was shared because food is a form of communication. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 130

On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Learning how to examine a current process to understand its intent, its current form, and the actors involved. That point in the process where everything comes together and you see the vision of the future – however ill-formed, fleeting and momentary.

2018 127

Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

Access control lists on collaborative workspaces, shared folders, and systems of all kinds provide another form of information protection – it lets those who need the content in, and keeps those who don’t have the right to the content out.

2018 116

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

Information in this class exists in customized forms for specific entities, and depending on the specific business / organisation / other, will need to be set up. When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected?

2018 116

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Often on application forms, funders provide guidance, asking that a grantee provide an articulation of their theory of change and a logic model to show how, step by step, their program will help transform something, address an issue or solve a problem.

2018 102

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

The quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole. Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018. This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

2017 151

Re-Imagining a System for Health and Safety

Michael Sampson - Currents

Change the daily site status reports to online forms, with the site foreman using a mobile device to capture. The construction division at one of my clients used a health and safety database.

2018 116

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

People formed cross-functional teams (one was called the Lightening Bolts and used the flag to the right). People formed hypotheses, which we checked with Ryan. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

2018 130

Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ill-formed. Give form to the idea. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer]. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

2018 116

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

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. Together, these networks of communities can form a strong, resilient societal fabric capable of much better dealing with the numerous challenges being thrown at them than each community on its own.

2018 130

Don’t Get to Perfect Too Soon

Michael Sampson - Currents

The form of the idea is too perfect, creating a barrier to collaboration and interaction and input and argument. Getting to perfect too soon reduces the available space for collaboration.

2018 116

Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Instead, developed a new application using InfoPath, with lookups, pre-population of the form based on lookups. What Lou’s team did with the InfoPath form brought back something of the origin story of education.

Goals 116

Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

Michael Sampson - Currents

Someone has to look at the current setting and lay out a new vision – a new line of sight, a new way of seeing possibilities and opportunities beyond what is currently formed.

2018 116

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Always waiting for someone else to respond to your one line comment gives a convenient excuse for not actually doing the work to fully form your own ideas.

Chat 116