Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Another Article About How Fake Images and Videos Change Our Perception of Truth: From Joshua Rothman at the New Yorker, another warning about the risks of manipulated media. The Indigenous Origins of Sign Language: A fascinating history of the uses of sign languages.

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Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

To try and make sense of this topic I have watched three videos this week. 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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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

To help prepare for this task, watch the video ‘From Repositories to the Distributed Web’ as well as these videos on IPFS and Beaker: installing IPFS , making a website with IPFS , installing Beaker. Due: Nov 23, 2018. Videos. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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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. Here is a video recording of the whole discussion. I also noted when watching the video that Pete Forsyth described community as ‘an amorphous concept of affiliation’.

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I am now back from the beautiful wilds of Scotland and connected again and have watched Stephen’s video introduction to the course, in which he provides an excellent overview of what the course will cover.

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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). You can also look at video taken of you speaking with/to others.) But it’s a language worth (re-)learning, don’t you think? image from pixabay CC0.

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

You are benefiting from cloud solutions every time you send a file to your colleague via the web, use a mobile app, download an image, binge a Netflix show, or play an online video game. Here is a link to the video, and Stephen’s description of it, for those less technically challenged than me: URL: [link]. For anyone who is in a similar position to me, I would recommend that you watch Stephen’s own video first, before watching the conversation with Tony Hirst.

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

I can recommend watching the video recording, as their discussion helps to clarify some of the issues we have been struggling with in relation to this topic on community in the distributed web. This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0

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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. Better still watch this video.

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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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(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 often consists of several bite-sized chunks of content of limited size, which can be a video, a short text or an infographic When to use the microlearning concept?

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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. Since returning from the course I have found this excellent video on Iain’s website. The video speaks for itself.

2018 130

Dealing with resistance and difficulties


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 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. I gave you the book and video list; didn’t that reassure you that there is ‘ nothing’ to be concerned about ? image from Pixabay, CC0.

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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

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Words for Emotions That Don’t Exist in English: A fun list of foreign-language words that mean things that can’t be said in one word in English , if they can be said at all.

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