What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. However, neither George nor Stephen has given up on their initial aspirations to democratise learning. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I am copying this below, with some initial thoughts/responses/questions inserted into his text in blue font. Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. These are just some initial thoughts at the start of this topic.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

My initial reaction was of extreme frustration. My second reaction was to offload onto a long-suffering friend, by sending a long moan/rant by email. My friend persuaded me that the task might not be as bad as I thought. In the E-learning 3.0

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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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Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Starting anything involves taking yourself through the initial stages of not-good-enough and terrible, and this can be enough to diminish the willingness to begin. Jot down the initial ideas. Call a friend to chat through your latest crazy idea.

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Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sending a notification to a friend or colleague to meet you at a particular place – and letting the footwear guide you there.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

In our courses we don't start whatsapp groups, unless the participants take the initiative and have a clear purpose for the group. You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

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. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He initially thought that it would be good to end the day – in which 120 people are gathered to hear about energy futures – with action steps, but these kinds of gatherings are not good places to come up with action planning.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

If I’ve been right it’s because I have listened to people deeply and honestly, I have seen far beyond their initial impressions and I have seen and been seen in my work. 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.

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.”

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