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. What did you learn?

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A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

E – E-Learning 3.0. reflection reflective writingI first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

2018 139

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

While not typical workshop circles, I am grateful for the moments I had to listen to these conversations, learning more about real struggles people have lived through (and still deal with) as well as ways to deal with them based on the groups’ experience. I am inspired.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. Third year of online math for Alexander: learning to use new tools.

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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

Here is part 1 of her workshop reflection: “I’m always excited to see a new group of people take risks, be vulnerable and learn something new. In addition to lots of doing, we also spent time on reflection and learning.

2018 130

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

2018 130

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

I am still have a ways to go on the learning curve but I am having fun. Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics.

2018 141

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

In terms of content we have worked with personas, images about the future, formulate learning objectives, inspiring examples of blended trajectories and building blocks. elearning learning design virtual teamsJoehoe!

2018 151

(video) tool of the month: 1 second video apps for blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Video is already important in online marketing, and learning and training follows this trend. The classic way to produce a learning video is to hire a professional filmmaker ask them to record and edit the video. This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

You have to learn to deal with it. Vegan Cooking, Caribbean Style: Rachel Ama should get a gig writing recipes for nutritionfacts.org, since her videos and recipes reflect the wisdom of Michael Greger’s scientific nutrition research. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. Is self-management also self-directed learning? I see more and more self-learning professionals around me, knowmads. A knowmad wants meaningful work and is using online networks and resources to learn. I am very curious whether organizations with self-management are places where people learn selfdirected. Every week on Tuesday there is a reflection of more than one hour with all 350 employees.

2018 138

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 If this becomes the case, then we will have an unparalleled opportunity to become more self-reflective, both as individuals and as a community. It is data reflecting self-knowledge. e-learning 3.0

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0 “It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. I have had many such experiences in my ‘learning life’.

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

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

In the first post of the two – #digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges I raised these questions: • Will badges promote quality learning or will they simply encourage people to ‘jump through hoops’? Will badges stifle creativity and emergent learning? e-learning 3.0

2018 148

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 I thought this might lead to further discussion about how we learn across a distributed network. He sees it as learning what it means to live together in the world. e-learning 3.0

2018 148

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This reflects something that I have heard Iain McGilchrist author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , say, i.e. that death is no longer freely talked about.

2018 177

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Instead of our digital identities being about quantified demographics, they will (in E-Learning 3.0) Stephen has said that identity in E-learning 1.0 E-Learning 3.0 and facts (the qualified self of E-Learning 2.0)

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

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

No need to use fancy tools, just start capturing and reflecting upon what you see, using only a sheet of paper, if need be. Communities refer to developing a shared identity around a theme and collectively learn and develop knowledge about it (see Team BE for a great explanation).

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Learning, Meaning and Identity , which is one of the best thumbed books on my bookshelf. There is no mention of the internet or online learning in this book. Learning, Meaning, and Identity. e-learning 3.0

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

Even earlier than this in 2007 Stephen was writing about connectivism as follows: At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.

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My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. People from Denmark, Finland, the US and the Netherlands exchanged working on 360 degree and VR, e-learning, open academy, video in action, micro learning as support for deployed troops.

2018 130

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Hidalgo explores how social structures process information, “We form social structures to compensate for our limited capacities, and these social structures learn how to process information.” I just soaked it all in, waiting to write up some reflections until I got on the plane home.

2018 169

Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. I think it is fair to say that the responsibilities outlined in the recruitment pack reflect many of the ideas developed during the Networked City exploration, in discussion with the Hub Advisory group.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

If we learned more about subjects (from oral discussions, demonstrations, visits etc) before we tried to read up about them , in other words, our reading might go a lot further than it does without that context. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

During my too-busy-for-much-of-anything-else weeks, I’ve been reflecting on 10% to 20%. This seems to be the margin where the magic happens – of learning, of growing, of becoming better.

2018 142

You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

2018 151

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

You are trying to find principles that are hypotheses, things you can test and learn more about. He pioneers and research constraint based learning for children at the AIK academy. Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Featured Learning

2018 102

Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

So while the video was correct and proper in late 2015, it’s no longer reflective of the interface and its capabilities. Don’t bother with preparing documentation; just learn in the moment, and go with the flow.

2018 116

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

Perhaps it is more than ‘revel’, more a need for cognitive dissonance to enable learning. ’ These ideas fit with those I have been learning about in a wonderfully enjoyable face-to-face course I have just completed – An Introduction to Philosophical Literature, run by Darren Harper.

2017 151

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The smartphones in our pockets and purses (it’s a pocket for me) give us an incredible ability to stay in contact with others, to learn what’s happening, and even to micro-coordinate with friends and family. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

2018 116

Liberating Learning: Building Muscles for Application at UdG

Full Circle Associates

Knowledge, its creation, evolution and application, is rooted in social practice as described in social learning theory. engagement learning Liberating Structures reflection

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Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. I think it is fair to say that the responsibilities outlined in the recruitment pack reflect many of the ideas developed during the Networked City exploration, in discussion with the Hub Advisory group.

2018 100

A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Art of Hosting Being Bowen Facilitation Featured LearningBowen Island is where I live and work.

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

We caught it all on tape and are excited to share the learnings, best practices, and outcomes with you. Some reflections after binge watching the 5 episodes: 1. Explain and learn. Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen.

2018 104

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

Ancient tech, and an enormous consumer of finite resources, but still the most indispensable tool for learning. photo from the good folks at pixabay. A s our civilization slowly falls apart over the coming decades, there are some technologies I will miss a lot more than others.

2018 66

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been called back home early to deal with a broken pipe and a small flood in my house, but before I left I was beginning to think about how to apply what I was learning with respect to strategy and evaluation practices.

2018 81

Your Self: An Owner’s Manual

How to Save the World

You can describe your Self variously as a person, or as an individual, or by a name that you invent or which others may bestow on you, reflecting your Self’s connection with their Selves. It is very important to learn and follow this categorization scheme.

2018 58

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

Model estimation can go wrong because causal relationships are misspecified (as every budding statistician learns, correlation does not imply causation), because crucial variables are omitted, or because models are “over-fitted” to a limited set of data.

2018 51

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Instead I advised him to use a World Cafe for reflection process to produce the elements of a shared vision. Ask them to reflect and agree on three things they heard commonly across all conversations. Learn more about The World Cafe.

2018 50

True Story

How to Save the World

Great songs (like the one excerpted above), or like this one , and great poetry, tend to be “true” stories, not cluttered with the writer’s self-absorbed reflections on what they thought or felt. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines.

2018 51

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.

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