Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ Learning, Meaning and Identity , which is one of the best thumbed books on my bookshelf.

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 I was pleased to hear him say this, as throughout the week I consistently felt that our digital identity is nowhere near the whole picture of who we are. Stephen has said that identity in E-learning 1.0

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

MOOC has been Identity. To answer these questions we have discussed what identity means, digital and otherwise, we have created identity graphs (there are some great examples, see the end of this post) and Stephen Downes, convener of this MOOC, has introduced us to the idea of encryption keys.

2018 148

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Wikipedia software is designed to focus on creating a space for interaction and keep the software out of the way. Wikipedia provides guidelines for interaction and editing.

2018 166

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Starting point in your analysis should be the interactions that make up the community. You can’t simply “declare a community to be”:a thriving, healthy community is an evolving network of vibrant interactions. What goals or themes are the interactions about?

2018 219

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

In what is now being called web3, the central role played by platforms is diminished in favour of direct interactions between peers, that is, a distributed web. To return to his presentation, I was more interested in what he had to say about identity and community.

2018 174

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

Betweenness’ is a counter-narrative to the idea of identity, a constant process of transitioning that pertains to humans and non-humans. For example, in his article ‘An Introduction to Connective Knowledge’ , Stephen Downes has written ‘Connective knowledge requires an interaction.

2018 174

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

The technology now exists to map a more precise assessment of people through their online interactions. In the future we will have our own personal servers and will personally manage our multiple identities through public and private social networks.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Time is the form in which we beings whose brains are made up essentially of memory and foresight interact with our world: it is the source of our identity”, he writes. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

2018 46

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

We offer an illustrative inventory of some social media interactional patterns to examine communication used in open online education communities. This is virtually identical (bar the formatting and some tightening of reference citations) to the published article.

2018 139

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

It would be a short or long piece about the content, the way it’s being organized, the way the learners did or did not interact with each other or how we reacted in blog posts and on social media. The glimpses into what the future might hold in relation to learning are fascinating, and there are many associated philosophical questions about the nature of teaching and learning, and why we are interacting on the distributed web at all, which have kept me engaged.

2018 127

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

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

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

Making CommunitySense

A movement that scales, not in the sense of it being a monolithic mob, but consisting of a multitude of communities , each with their own identity, but in federation having real impact. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are very intelligent, and very curious creatures, exploring and interacting with novel objects and situations much as ravens do (a scientist in Panama has trained bats to follow the sound of heavy metal music, but ignore other genres, to receive a food reward). fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

” “Environmentalists and systems thinkers underscore the fundamental distinction between extractive and interdependent modes of interacting with one another and the natural world. Thinking of resuming a weekly round up of links that have come through my feed in one way or another.

2018 50

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

The rules for the interaction of mental ‘demons’ have been refined over millions of years to produce the emergent phenomenon of [apparent] consciousness,… ‘Just’ an illusion? This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter.

2018 46

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

Jenny Connected

Absent presence in online interaction. I suspect that this is where her current research interests lie, whereas mine remain in the effects on identity and becoming of the multiplicity of spaces available to learners.

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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.

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