Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

2018 76

Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

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. 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.

2018 89

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.

2018 225

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

Here is my graph, which I created using Matthias Melcher’s Think Tool – Thought Condensr , which is very quick and easy to use. Isn’t the graph I have created using Matthias’s Think Tool, and posted here, a physical instantiation? We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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. Idea mapping, mind mapping, and even dialogue mapping provide tools for doing this.

2018 116

Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

In her book Bird by Bird , Anne Lamont offers a tool for dealing with the problem of starting, which I relabel slightly as the stupid first draft. Call a friend to chat through your latest crazy idea. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

In all of these cases, Net-Map may be a useful tool to establish a baseline and keep track of the social and network changes that happen, as you do your work. Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving.

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. Then Trump was elected and I saw the world’s most powerful man, the leader of the free world use these tools I’d worked so hard to get societal buy-in for as a means to hammer intolerance, misinformation, and rivalry building. 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.

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. Then Trump was elected and I saw the world’s most powerful man, the leader of the free world use these tools I’d worked so hard to get societal buy-in for as a means to hammer intolerance, misinformation, and rivalry building. 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.

2018 89

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Evaluation is a very powerful tool because it is often a hidden frame that guides strategic work. Wielded unconsciously, evaluation can be a colonizing tool introducing ways of knowing that are alien to the cultures of the communities that are doing the work.

2018 83

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