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.

2018 116

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Knowledge and information workers don’t produce physical product. The “factors of production” for knowledge and information workers are intangible and largely invisible. But these are only supportive of the knowledge and information process, not primary to them.

2018 116

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.

2018 225

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The problem is that if you have never experienced the death of someone you love (or indeed anyone) before, unless you make an effort to become informed before the event, which seems to be generally regarded as morbid, then you can only learn through hindsight.

2018 177

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I was dismayed when searching for information on the Quantified Self to find reference to the Quantified Baby. 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

2018 148

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The senators got their day in court with Zuck but they didn’t seem very well informed. The server compares the waveforms to a database of stored waveform fingerprints, and upon finding a match, pushes content or other information to the client device. Asking for a friend.

2018 203

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

2018 148

12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

At one point a young man tried to get on the stage, seemingly to share some information that he had found on his mobile phone about a reference that Peterson had trouble remembering. RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you .

2018 148

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. 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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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.

2018 46

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. 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. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

2018 130

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The smartphones in our pockets and purses (it’s a pocket for me) give us an incredible ability to stay in contact with others, to learn what’s happening, and even to micro-coordinate with friends and family. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. Also, I rarely use Net-Map in a large, quantitative approach – but having it either inform a quantitative evaluation or be informed by it, can enrich both.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Other positives often associated with smartphones are increased productivity, increased flexibility to work where you want, improved responsiveness, and the availability of real time information. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

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 do we need to find out to make an informed decision? Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 63

Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

In the beginning it’s all about role-models and information. Friends are found, choices made, routines are working. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations. Finding people, who made the choice, and figuring out how to fit it in in the own circumstances. Vision (why and what) and boundary conditions.

2018 89

True Story

How to Save the World

With friends we tell stories about what apparently happened, what we thought, how we felt, to use them as a sounding board for making sense of what happened, to fit it into our Story of Me. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

2018 51

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

My own thinking on this topic has largely been informed by the work I’ve done over thirty years at the intersection between indigenous and non-indigenous communities and people in Canada. 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

From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

My friend Ria Baeck has been writing a book for years that combines her thinking about self, source, hosting and theory with harvests from the workshops and conversations she has hosted over the past decade.

2018 56

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Think about all your possible networks — organizations, interests, educational institutions, clients, employers, vendors, political, community, charity, sports, hobbies, professional associations, friends, family, neighbours etc. Step 9: Keep everyone informed about your progress.

2018 46

Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

She has been working hard for the past 8 years to articulate a model of power, justice and relations that can deeply inform the Art of Hosting community of practitioners, certainly in the North American context if not elsewhere in the world.

2018 46

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. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

2018 42

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

2019 95

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

Jillian said numbers are your friends, but data analysts are needed. There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. There is known and unknown information and formulas to help us get from start to finish.  I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers?

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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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