Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 Off the top of my head I would associate choice with the word agency, i.e. learners have the freedom and ability to make choices about their learning. What are the forces that will shape the next generation of learning and technology?

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. What can we learn from Wikipedia about how to trust that the information we are reading is ‘the truth’? e-learning 3.0

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

This is why I’m so taken with radical non-duality , whose preposterous and useless message is looking more and more like the truth about what is real, according to the latest learnings and theories in physics, neuroscience and philosophy.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. If you want to learn how to write dialogue that brings out a character’s personality and passions, study this.

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Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

Bakewell points out that the problem of how to be a woman is an existentialist problem par excellence; we are profoundly gendered beings. Hannah Arendt, who was one of his students and for a time his lover, claimed that what she learned from Heidegger was how to think.

2018 130

The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

But it can be dangerous (and not only to poker players): these messages vary enormously by individual, and between genders and cultures, and it’s not uncommon for people to send ‘fake tells’ — false messages to fool us — sometimes quite unconsciously. So here’s what I’ve ‘learned’: How long: Holding eye contact is a dominance display. But it’s a language worth (re-)learning, don’t you think? image from pixabay CC0. I ’ve written about body language before.

2018 42

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Another common denial of the ‘Other’s’ difference is when we limit the ‘Other’ to a category, e.g. race, gender, age etc. Do we try to listen and learn from the ‘Other’? 2018).

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