Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

This week’s topic for Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 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

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

2018 130

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 In the last three paragraphs in this synopsis he writes: In connectivism we have explored the idea of thinking of knowledge as a graph, and of learning as the growth and manipulation of a graph. e-learning 3.0

2018 161

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

On this site Stephen writes: The premise of this course is that we are entering the third major phase of the world wide web, and that it will redefine online learning as it has previously. This means that the approach to learning will change. el30 e-learning e-learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 But, the focus this week has been on the next generation of Cloud Computing for virtual learning rather than for storage and file sharing. Students at the Open University, UK, are distance learning students who bring their own device. But he pointed out that we have only recently begun to think of data as open educational resources that will be very useful for learning. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update .

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

Jenny Connected

Montaigne’s opening words in his essay ‘Of Books’, seem so apposite to my experience of trying to engage with the task of creating a content-addressed resource for this week’s E-Learning 3.0 Due: Nov 23, 2018. Nov 22, 2018 video. For the Resources Module of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education. I will also mention Stephen Downes ’ work on connectivism, since this is a new learning theory which seems pertinent here.

2018 217

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 e-learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is? How do we project ourselves on the internet? How can we be safe and secure?

2018 148

A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0 The final discussion about the topic of community in the E-Learning 3.0 e-learning 3.0 MOOC , as Stephen Downes said on Twitter, ‘ basically completes the Task for week 8 ’.

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice. e-learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

2018 148

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

But McGilchrist’s idea of ‘betweenness’ as a way of being in the world, goes, I think, beyond all these three quests at seeking understanding of how we learn to understand and live with the uncertainty, complexities, ambiguities and complexities of the world we live in.

2018 174

The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

I ’ve written about body language before. So here’s what I’ve ‘learned’: How long: Holding eye contact is a dominance display. 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). But it’s a language worth (re-)learning, don’t you think? image from pixabay CC0.

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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’.

2018 148

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

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.

2018 46

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

This has entrenched my realization that hierarchy is the enemy of learning, and that almost all the brilliant ideas that could be instituted in organizations in both the private and public sector never get heard by the people who have the knowledge to appreciate it and the capacity to implement it.

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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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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This is the title of a new paper, co-authored with Mariana Funes and published today in Learning Media and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Online. This examination leads us to conclude that language online is subject to a dialectical tension that both includes and excludes.

2018 139

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

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. You can create a free account and you can easily set up a micro-learning mini-course yourself.

2018 130

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have read these two books because I want to know how technology is going to influence my field of work: learning and knowledge. Are there differences in visions on (learning) technologies? Another phase change from the past was the invention of the language.

2018 141

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

If you don’t know how the networks looked before you started, how much can you learn from a snapshot, just one point in time? Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving. Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change?

2018 116

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. But switching into Dutch completely when in public is out of question at this point: that part of my identity, which is about being a mother, is in Russian, our relation is in Russian and my part of facilitating their learning is also in Russian. Across cultures language learning NL

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Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

He has a strong preference for learning that is embedded into real-life tasks or obviously related to them. 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.

2018 109

Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

If not to relate information, tell a story, get clarity (ie learn), reassure, show affection, or entertain, what purpose does real, collaborative, interactive, iterative conversation serve? This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

2018 73

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.

2018 73

From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

They have a podcast which serves as a place for them to talk about and learn more about these ideas. It takes some courage to learn to voice our subtle sensing, because we have to overcome our conditioned assumption that this is not ‘real’ or ‘true’ or ‘useful’ information.

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

I will learn the art of silence. Wild creatures don’t need language to heal from their disturbing experiences, their tragic lives. If only for a moment they are, like me, beginning to begin to learn the humbling art of silence.

2018 53

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

She sat down in front of me and started making marks in the sand with a stick, and telling me that it was important to understand that until humans learn to pay attention to the Five W’s there is no hope for us. You have to learn to deal with it. image from Pixabay, CC0.

2018 57

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.

2018 52

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Would we learn, once again, how to live in community as one with everything around us? 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.

2018 55

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

How to Save the World

This came with a huge learning curve, however. Reinforced through the use of our abstract languages by other apparently-separate human selves, we ‘live’ within our selves’ constructed separate reality, the hologram they have created.

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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.

2018 48

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.

2018 46

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. Interestingly, these two kinds of knowing are not recognised in the English language as they are in other languages.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

We can’t plan, or control, or predict, or even really prepare, beyond self-knowledge, staying healthy, and learning essential skills, for what may come next. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?:

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