A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

E – E-Learning 3.0. Good friends. 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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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning. Learning to balance personal interests, group scheduling and external expectations. Making clay pots and learning about the life at medieval farm Erve Eme. Learning about the ingredients for natural cosmetics: bees and wax, alchogol fermentation and purification. The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic.

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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. Unschooling learning highlights unschooling

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. Third year of online math for Alexander: learning to use new tools. A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 This was a very good way of learning more about fellow participants at the start of the course, but also of recognising that we can easily connect to anyone across the world in just a few steps. e-learning 3.0

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

Jenny Connected

Montaigne’s opening words in his essay ‘Of Books’, seem so apposite to my experience of trying to engage with the task of creating a content-addressed resource for this week’s E-Learning 3.0 Due: Nov 23, 2018. Nov 22, 2018 video. For the Resources Module of the E-Learning 3.0

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

For many people attending Radical Acts was just that – a radical act of stepping into an experimental event, experiencing applied improvisation, and learning from each other in an unconventional way. It was the night before when I learned that I would be the opening act.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

In the E-learning 3.0 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. Quick (13 minutes) description of how to use the E-Learning 3.0 e-learning 3.0

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0 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.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

You have to learn to deal with it. We’ve learned nothing from Ipperwash and Oka. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0 “It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. I have had many such experiences in my ‘learning life’.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. 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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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.

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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.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

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. No more mobile and micro- learning? The implication for online and blended learning is huge.

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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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Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

I am still have a ways to go on the learning curve but I am having fun. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting

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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. If you want to learn how to write dialogue that brings out a character’s personality and passions, study this.

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Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

The primary tools are mental thinking models, learned patterns of approaching a problem, and concentration to build mental models and solve problems in the mind. In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions?

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Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my friends in the adoption and effective use space takes the view that prepared artifacts become outdated so quickly that doing live explorations with a new business group is the only way to proceed.

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Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

What could you learn from an operations manager at Schipol Airport, or an analyst at HSBC, or the man who schedules the trains for Network Rail or the process guy at the Department for Education? Set up lunch-and-learn meetings with people in your city from a different industry.

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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.

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How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

If you don’t know how the networks looked before you started, how much can you learn from a snapshot, just one point in time? Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving.

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. In this respect it was very interesting to dive again into ideas and examples of “unschooling schools”, translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk into Russian, as well as lots of conversations in Russian around it and visiting U.Dacha , a self-directed learning space near Moscow.

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Sightedness: What Can You See?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A friend invites you to a party on Saturday night. Learned behaviours. You get yourself ready and turn up at the appointed time, entering a brightly lit, resplendently decorated party hall filled with people chatting in small groups while an orchestra plays a selection of the best classical music. As you enter the room, what do you observe? What do you see? I think that you see what you’ve been trained to see.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

When the kids grew out of it, I sold it to a friend with a newborn and promised to the kids that we will create something similar that can grow with them further. Unschooling fluid structures learning spaces life between buildings unschoolingRussian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play.

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Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

And I have learnt to keep short school holidays (where Dutch regular activities stop) as free as possible from the homeschooling group activities, so we have more time to spend with family friends with school-going kids, travel, picking things from a wide array of interesting holiday activities for the kids or just live structureless, which I personally always appreciate. Unschooling learning highlights unschooling

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been called back home early to deal with a broken pipe and a small flood in my house, but before I left I was beginning to think about how to apply what I was learning with respect to strategy and evaluation practices. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

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Small things to enjoy

Mathemagenic

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

They have a podcast which serves as a place for them to talk about and learn more about these ideas. It takes some courage to learn to voice our subtle sensing, because we have to overcome our conditioned assumption that this is not ‘real’ or ‘true’ or ‘useful’ information.

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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.

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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. Learn important and/or interesting things about ourselves and others. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. A last-munite decision of going to a buschcraft weekend with the whole family, which was a nice learning adventure.

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Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

Than come practicalities: finding or creating a social space where kids can see others (because all their peers go to school), do things together and learn how to learn. At the same there is a strong need to learn and to talk to other parents, because this is when educational choices are being made, practices are tried out and replaced with something that works better for particular family and specific kids. Friends are found, choices made, routines are working.

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A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Art of Hosting Being Bowen Facilitation Featured LearningBowen Island is where I live and work.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. It works because it is based on a basic structure of small groups of four people, switching conversations to allow a whole group to deeply explore a question, and a harvesting strategy that makes visible what’s being collectively learned.

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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.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Over the coming years a system of locally-mentored, self-directed learning (deschooling and unschooling) will be introduced to teach our young people, finally, how to learn and how to discover what they are meant to do with their precious lives. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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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. This came with a huge learning curve, however.

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

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Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity

Full Circle Associates

My friend and colleague Eva Schiffer asked the most delightful question after I wrote about Facilitating in Complex Contexts. “How do you dive into and acknowledge complexity and then get s*&% done?” I’m finally circling back to share what I learned. ” I love that Eva framed this as a classic Wicked Question focusing on the AND versus either/or! … Continue reading Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity. Source.

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Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity

Full Circle Associates

My friend and colleague Eva Schiffer asked the most delightful question after I wrote about Facilitating in Complex Contexts. “How do you dive into and acknowledge complexity and then get s*&% done?” I’m finally circling back to share what I learned. ” I love that Eva framed this as a classic Wicked Question focusing on the AND versus either/or! … Continue reading Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity. Source.

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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.

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