Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In the traditional model the server is in the middle (see image below), but in this new model, a network of servers is geographically distributed, meaning that when you click on a website you will get content from the local server; it will be accessible from the nearest convenient source.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. It is a model in which the creation of the content becomes a part of the content itself. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. What we perceive, he says, is the brain’s “best guess”, based on its accumulated modelling of the world, about what the electromagnetic signals coming to it from the senses actually “mean” in reality.

2018 46

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?

2018 116

Homeschooling over time


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

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

The experiment with their service delivery model of “representative democracy” has been an abject failure. The model you instituted on our behalf ironically called the “free market economy” is the precise opposite: it is an oligarchy of obscenely rich and powerful overlords sucking up the commons — our resources — for their own personal enrichment, impoverishing us in the process. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

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. Here it is in its current form, The Shared Work Model , a gift of one Black woman’s lived experience, thoughtfully condensed and rolled into an offering specifically for our community of practice.

2018 46

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: At least one climate scientist says the jet stream, which moderates temperatures, may have been permanently disrupted, rendering the models used for long-term forecasting here on in more or less useless.

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