Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Even large media organizations can be cowed by threats of legal action by many successful cults’ armies of lawyers. But what if they’re lynchpins of the whole organization ?

2018 76

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.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

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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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. Workplaces, and especially distributed workplaces, are beginning to create self-organizing consensus-based co-production networks. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many employees have a smartphone, which may or may not be paid by the organization. Organizations increasingly expect employees to immediately respond to work-related messages. An organization may set boundaries for use of smartphones.

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

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

It built on earlier research into the nature of self-organizing systems. This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally. He is just a part of all-that-is, in no way separate.

2018 54

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. Public Private Health Services LLC: The “privatization” of public health by the czars of this organization is terminated immediately.

2018 63

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Jake offered a different view, based on the Great Law of Peace , which is the set of organizing principles for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

2018 83

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

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do. It’s fristrating for so many on the frontlines and it has led for calls for much more unrestricted granting in order to allow organizations to effectively allocate their resources, respond to emerging patterns, and learn from their work.

2018 42

World’s Largest Reading Lesson – New Orleans

Portals and KM

The New Orleans Public Library is starting a literacy campaign, Turn the Page, to make New Orleans the most literate city in the world by 2018. To bring attention to the effort, they organized the world’s largest reading lesson with about 500 kids at the main library.

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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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