Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education. He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Some of the highlights of this period: End of the school year business: open lessons at swimming and judo, choir concerts, judo exams (first coloured belts for the girls. It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

2018 116

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. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

2018 139

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

2018 177

Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. Because life is in the open air. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December.

2018 151

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. It was the night before when I learned that I would be the opening act. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

2018 194

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. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

open course/MOOC. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 The task for this week is to create an Identity Graph, which Stephen Downes (convener of this course) has outlined as follows: Identity – Create an Identity Graph.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

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

2018 139

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

This could be clarity on what the problem is (hence reducing mental confusion), or a concentration-friendly environment in which to work with few interruptions and distractions. In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions?

2018 116

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. And when we sold Ant’s Eye View to PwC my ability to share openly and speak publicly was restricted. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

2018 89

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. And when we sold Ant’s Eye View to PwC my ability to share openly and speak publicly was restricted. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

2018 89

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. The Office edition of OneNote has always been more fully-featured than the app edition, and while a OneNote notebook can be opened in both, having two editions has been confusing.

2018 89

Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

Its best feature was openness : the frame could be turned onto any side, afforded multiple uses and could be extended endlessly with add-ons and accessories. 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. Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play.

2018 89

Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

Friends are found, choices made, routines are working. Defences are not needed, basics are covered and the playing field is open. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations. In the beginning it’s all about role-models and information. 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

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

From my readings of his work I am convinced he would be very open to the message of radical non-duality. This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally.

2018 54

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Anything that disrupts traditional evaluation to open up frameworks to different ways of knowing holds tremendous value for undermining the hidden effects of whiteness and privilege that threads through typical social change work supported by large foundations and governments.

2018 83

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. Being open and vulnerable is, for this self, too hard, not ‘worth’ the effort. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

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.

2018 46

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. About the challenges of staying open and having an environment build on trust and knowledge of each other. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018.

2019 89

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