Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

If you are a leader, teacher, facilitator, planner, or simply looking to build new skills in the area of visual language, ‘Rosviz’ is for you! Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics is the study of signs, such as in body language, rituals, linguistics, media and advertising. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. I thought I’d cracked it until about 5 minutes in, when all of a sudden the creator of this video began to talk a foreign language, i.e. technical language I didn’t understand. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I am not interested in learning how to programme or learning different computer languages. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link].

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

I know some of the language – vertices and edges – and I have seen graphs, but have not known until now that they are called graphs, e.g. I am familiar with the work of Aras Bozkurt @ arasbozkurt. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. He talked about: i-Python – an interactive programming shell for the Python programming language. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update .

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

But as I have mentioned in a previous post , I think it may be necessary to rethink the language we use when discussing how community is formed in the distributed web. This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I have been asking myself this question for quite a few days now, and today it occurred to me is that it is a language problem. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

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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.

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The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

I ’ve written about body language before. Other body language: Be alert for what you (and others) are conveying with your eyebrows, hands, mouth, posture, voice tone and other body language when you are looking at someone (see earlier body language article linked above). Bottom line is that almost no one is highly competent or well practiced at either sending or appreciating the signals our eyes and bodies convey in this ‘language older than words’.

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

This examination leads us to conclude that language online is subject to a dialectical tension that both includes and excludes. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

For example, after introducing a very basic visual language, I ask individuals to draw a city using these shapes. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. What Every Country in the World Calls Itself: In it’s own language.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs? Should organisations use big data tools to analyse social media to identify perfect candidates and ditch less than ideal ones? Employer Branding and Social Media profiling.

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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This examination leads us to conclude that language online is subject to a dialectical tension that both includes and excludes. counter narrative of open online education.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some people do that with the Duolingo app, for example, quickly learn some words in a foreign language. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

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Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another phase change from the past was the invention of the language. The people before the invention of language could not imagine the world with language either. Through language cooperation and coordination got a boost, but also idea development and fantasy.

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Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

On the course these were music and language; life, death and machines; negation as a creative act; time, space, change and flow. Last weekend I attended a 4-day Field & Field course in which Iain McGilchrist discussed with us the main themes in his book – The Master and his Emissary.

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How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

” This is where most mediocre Net-Map studies start, with a question that is not quite on target, often too big (sometimes too small), two or three questions in one or using language that is easy to misunderstand.

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Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

The stupidity that created and sustained such hierarchical systems probably stems back to the origins of human organization and even human language. drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void . I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses.

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Mother tongue and identity

Mathemagenic

The article, Can you lose your native language? , is about language attrition, but my brain picks up this piece, because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot recently. Across cultures language learning NLStill, for many of us, our mother tongue is bound up with our deeper identity, our memories and sense of self.

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Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

From an early age language was not Alexander’s strong side, complicated even more by multilingual environment of our family. At the moment, his main challenges lay with the written language and language use in situations with high expectations/significance (e.g. Alexander uses language functionally. This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. I t’s been a few years since I last wrote about conversation. I don’t see nearly the value in conversation that I used to.

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The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

The eyes speak a language all their own, and with practice you can learn it. It’s an astonishing language, one that it seems few people ever really care to learn.”. This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel , cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect.

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Seeing Around the Corner

Michael Sampson - Currents

” The base idea is that changes in language (how we describe things) changes along with the possibilities presented by new innovations (“ …what limits the progress of innovations are not the new innovations themselves but the concepts that people use to discuss them “). A post from Outthinker outlines a strategic planning method for being able to “see around the corner.”

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

At the present juncture, though, I wish to give some attention to a next step that follows on from the subtle sensing: the precision of language and making (subtle) distinctions. .

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

Wild creatures don’t need language to heal from their disturbing experiences, their tragic lives. This is the second part of a two-part post; part one is here. photo of Killarney Lake by fellow Bowen Islander Jason Wilde). If I stay here long enough. I will learn the art of silence.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

Human species are a million years old, human art is at least 100,000 years old, and abstract language merely 30,000 years old. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house.

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Love Story

How to Save the World

It’s a complex cocktail, but it’s evolved to work really well — no language or conversation or thinking or rationalization needed. H umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories. Most of our entertainments (film, music, theatre, reading) are stories.

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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.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

And all this conceptual stuff had to be coordinated with other now-apparently-separate selves in the tribe, and the only way to do this was to invent complicated languages capable of the kind of abstraction and labeling the newly-emerged self was now preoccupied with.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

At an ever-accelerating rate, we are starting to appreciate that none of these beliefs is true — that we have been lying to ourselves and to each other since our species first developed the capacity to lie and the language and other tools to do it convincingly.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

We’re listening for language, but all we’re hearing is a lot of birdsong, plus the calls of creatures we don’t recognize at all — newly evolved species perhaps? image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

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All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

“ Gerunds are western languages’ way of re-presenting something mistakenly thought of as a thing, a noun, as a verb instead, as a process. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “W ho could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?”

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Improv

How to Save the World

and so I wait, attentive to the words, the motions, the language of faces and bodies and eyes, and say nothing. my life is a play and my role, apparently. is as part of an musical octet. which sings three songs. as interludes in a vast improv performance, and.

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What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

The three dogs (brilliantly, using body language signals that no human language could ever match) chased and cornered the squirrel, which at first fled, and then, knowing it was lost, lay down and played dead. E volution is a precarious process.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

As we are using the same mapping language for all library maps, it also becomes easier to do cross-case analysis, integrate maps, and even see connections at the national level. In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library.

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