A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

Good friends. J – John, my future son-in-law. I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. If not, what conclusions must we draw about our lives and our futures? Vollmann’s meager wish is for future readers to appreciate that they would have made the same mistakes we have.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. Tech your future festival: planes, drones and fire-fighters. * Building a geodesic dome at the university garden with Sustain (was fun watching Alexander doing that in English). * Excursion Kasteel Hernen and a follow-up: daily life in middle ages, chicken at home and playing quests.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. As with all such developments, it will take time for these developments to become sufficiently user-friendly to be accessible to the average internet user.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

For the Rich, the Future of Technology is About Escape: So says Douglas Rushkoff, who was recently wined and dined by a billionaires group. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. Hopefully sometime in the future it will all become much more user friendly and relevant to web users like me who are unlikely to ever want to get ‘under the hood’. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is?

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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. 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.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

And as Steve said in response to the question, people will be right in some areas about why this is a challenging journey, why the current state is better than the future ideal, and why current patterns should be left unchanged. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. What would you most like to know about your true self, or about your future? Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

If you point out to a friend hallucinating because of a drug, or a drug withdrawal, or a mental illness, that from your perspective the terrible hallucination isn’t real, it just might help them cope a little bit better.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Complexity demands of us that we work towards an unknowable and unpredictable future in a direction that we agree is good, useful, and desirable. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

2018 83

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Dear Powers That Be Consortium: This is to inform you that the services your organizations have been providing to us, as our agents, no longer meet our needs, and we are terminating our agreement (the Industrial Civilization Management Agreement ) with you and will in future provide the needed services directly ourselves. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

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

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community. Give them a simple question: “what have you heard today that excites you about our future here?”

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

And then predict the future will see the emergence of a ‘multicultural extelligence’ of humans collectively and successfully stewarding the planet and the stars for everyone’s mutual benefit! This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter.

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

Chris Corrigan

Likewise on the corporate side a singular focus on shareholder return and the pursuit of capital friendly jurisdictions with low tax rates and low wages means that corporations can reap economic benefits without any responsibility for the social effects of their policy influence. In the forty years since Regan, Thatcher and Mulroney went to war against government, the market has failed on nearly every score to create secure economic and environmental futures for all peoples.

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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?: apologize — to lay the foundation for a future offence.

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