Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. Surfing and wind at NBTSP-Zuid and exploring Archeon. * Sallandse Heuvelrug at NBTSP-Oost: enjoying the forest and makeshift clothes for Emily after she fell into the water. * Wowlab workshop , fourth from a series of making a board game: reflection on the process that didn’t go as far as we envisioned it, hard work in groups and fishing for plastic in the pond.

2018 89

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

I appreciated their focus on process rather than product, i.e. on the practices surrounding the creation of OERS and the constraints associated with these practices. As Cheryl said they have to be pragmatic despite their intention to openly share their practice, process and product.

2018 225

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

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. Hopefully sometime in the future it will all become much more user friendly and relevant to web users like me who are unlikely to ever want to get ‘under the hood’. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

2018 139

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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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. Facilitators can become attached to our processes and may be loathe to let go of that great activity, even though it will no longer serve the needs of the group.

2018 194

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. I interpret this to mean sharing the working processes that lead to content. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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.

2018 46

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

To process. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

2018 204

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s a mental process at the core of how such people deliver value, even if there’s a physicality to how that value is delivered (such as a document, report, slide deck, article, etc.). But these are only supportive of the knowledge and information process, not primary to them.

2018 116

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? Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The authors use the term Work-Home-Interference (WHI), defined as a negative process of negative interaction in which the employees experience pressure from work and private life which is hard to reconcile. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

To process. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

2018 130

Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

Making choices for the external activities to follow is always a tough process. It also asks for a time and energy spent on the logistics (preparing and processing content-wise, packing, travel, communication), although that part became much easier for me since in the last two years Alexander gradually switched into travelling to all of his local activities by himself and he sometimes also helps with the girls.

2018 89

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. Iteratively move an idea or process forward or deeper. To iteratively move an idea or process forward or deeper.

2018 63

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.

2018 51

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Using monitoring processes, rapid feedback, story telling and reflection means that the principles themselves become the thing that is also evaluated, in addition to outcomes and other learning that goes on in a project. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

2018 83

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

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

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

At this stage the brain processes these sensory inputs autonomically — there is no ‘conscious’ thinking; there is no ‘self’ (yet) to be conscious of anything. Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

2018 51

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. Perhaps all these stimuli interrupt what Michael Pollan and David Foster Wallace refer to as the “default setting” — the way the brain/body normally tends to process and react to sensations, thoughts and feelings.

2018 46

Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

Good participatory meetings have the characteristics of the Four Fold Practice within them: people are present and hosted with good process. My friend Christie Diamond once said “the conversation begins long before the meeting starts, and continues long after the meeting is over.”

2018 55

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

“So then”, she went on, “they go on to talk about the issue of free will, and, like we were discussing the other day , conclude that it really doesn’t exist — it’s just a rationalization of the mind-process.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

We’ve been indoctrinated to think of the process as entailing usually-humiliating rounds of want-ad/job board reading, applications, cover letters with résumés, phone calls, rejection letters, and interviews. The process is somewhat iterative as your contacts and knowledge grow.

2018 46

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community. Instead I advised him to use a World Cafe for reflection process to produce the elements of a shared vision.

2018 51

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: A fascinating new proposal suggests the USPS and its counterparts in other nations have precisely the infrastructure and processes needed for effective food distribution to the poor.

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