cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

First, the Economy Collapses: Although climate collapse will finish off our teetering and unsustainable civilization, the inevitable first domino to fall will be the global industrial growth economy. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 75

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

2018 225

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

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. “We are a global community of millions who come together each day to create their own entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be repeated experiences created by the magical interactions of the many.

2018 148

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Abstract. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks.

2018 130

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

He writes: This plurality of words, and the absence of a reference word, is not unlike the philosophy conveyed by crypto-currencies: instead of a centralised mode of governance (validation, certification), it is a global validation by a network, a consensus, which will prevail.

2018 148

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions.

2018 182

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Scientists, in disarray over discoveries all over the planet that indicate global human presence more than 100,000 years ago, are now struggling to make sense of fossils that indicate primitive life all over the planet as long as 3.5 image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

2018 153

HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Data/profile on every member of the global workforce (3 billion). Basically LinkedIn will map out every part of the vertical for HR and recruitment, training, globally and use data research artificial intelligence to do predictive analysis.

2018 136

Social Media Strategist Jobs: Twitter Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Twitter Curation team, which is responsible for Moments, sits within Twitter’s Global Business & Product Partnerships team, which works directly with media companies and high-profile users across sports, politics, entertainment, music, and news and delivers the best content that reaches, engages, and delights the largest daily audience in the world. I used to do “social media job of the week” but haven’t for years. Anywhos. Want to work for Twitter?

2018 109

Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the first instance, as a consequence of what happened last week, customers across the world would be more happy to know that Microsoft itself can “successfully deploy Azure Active Directory” in a way that local outages don’t cause global meltdowns.

2018 116

More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week.

2018 116

Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s a good addition to the service, because weighing down global admins with every small detail on running the service isn’t a good design or operational principle.

2018 116

Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

Especially when you are a well-known global brand that gets put in front of many people first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

2018 116

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions.

2018 130

Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

2018 100

Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

Here is another example , this instance of how Cargill’s global social media team manages their method knowledge. One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority.

2018 100

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

Although still plagued by opportunistic lawsuits, this global protocol enables unprecedented collaboration, productivity virtually anywhere, and free telephony. photo from the good folks at pixabay.

2018 67

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

There is a strong argument to be made that we are once again at the buffoon stage, once again increasingly in the hands of a small handful of psychopaths whipping up fear and fury and setting the stage for global autocracy, confrontation and brinksmanship. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 74

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

Virtually all global growth in real terms since 1946 is attributable to increasing use of oil. T he clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently.

2018 65

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

In our modern global human culture there are huge rewards for dishonesty. They may seem to lead to massive wars, global and civil. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

2018 51

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. . Last year’s Davos Global Risks Interconnections map.

2018 68

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

2018 56

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

As the advent of the printing press helped usher in an age of inquiry, first in the Christian religion and later in the enlightenment and scientific revolutions, so we have to engage in creating new organizational and governance structures for a global network era.

2018 51

Fragments

How to Save the World

That the way we live (in our now-global culture, and in our various local micro-cultures) is, though it may need a bit or a lot of tweaking, the only possible sane way to live. W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

2018 49

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and the planet’s vulnerable ecology. The Ponzi scheme that is our global industrial economy is way overdue for collapse.

2018 46

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

2018 46

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

The archetypal examples — the first econometric models used in Keynesian macroeconomics in the 1960s, and “global systems” models like that of the Club of Rome in the 1970s — illustrate many of the pitfalls.

2018 52

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

Chris Corrigan

As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector. A sequence of failed conferences on global warming has made this quite clear. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

2018 42

A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Threats to the voting system are global, affecting every country and every level of government. Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance.

2018 48

The “Other” Consideration of Collaboration Tools; Welcome to the New World of GDPR

Michael Sampson - Currents

And if you or your organisation does anything with the personal data of European citizens – regardless of where your organisation is located in the world – you need to know about GDPR – the “General Data Protection Regulation” released in May 2016 and due to go into force from late May 2018. Given its wide scope, as the white paper below points out, it would be better to refer to it as the “Global” Data Protection Regulation.

2017 89

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

2018 4th edition). Methodology-as-Technique and the Meaning of Rigour in Globalized Management Research. This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

2017 130

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

It will be interesting to see if they are followed through in the next conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018, and how much our thinking and ideas will have moved on. 2016) Posthumanism and the MOOC: Contaminating the Subject of Global Education.

2016 164

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the why is the big issue – and is always the big issue – and unless RBS can internally deal with that question better than they apparently did with IBM Connections, I see another switch to the next cool platform in 2017 or 2018.

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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.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

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. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?:

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