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

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

There’s increasing acceptance that it is a disease — that our globalized industrial society is inherently debilitating and requires us to spend our whole lives attempting to heal from its negative effects (video elaborating on this here — thanks to Susan Nelson for the link).

2018 59

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

Jenny Connected

To help prepare for this task, watch the video ‘From Repositories to the Distributed Web’ as well as these videos on IPFS and Beaker: installing IPFS , making a website with IPFS , installing Beaker. Due: Nov 23, 2018. Videos. 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. These are just three of the videos I have watched. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

2018 177

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly. In particular the corridors were very narrow, the lift was tiny, the bar was up some steps, and our bathroom was right on the edge of being wheelchair friendly.

2018 182

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? So why did you say that the only audio Facebook has access to is uploaded videos from phones, and Messenger? Asking for a friend.

2018 203

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

And so much of education continues to rely on indirect methods depending on knowledge transfer – reading, lectures, videos – rather than hands-on practice and knowledge creation. Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students.

2018 148

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

2018 173

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

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.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

2018 130

Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

But there’s also the more formalised artifacts that are produced that cause the major problems: the help videos, user guides, screenshots, scenario explorations, and much more that need to be kept up-to-date.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Last year Scott Macklin came and made a beautiful video capturing the experience we craft here.

2018 49

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.

2017 60