Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Here are some of the key questions useful for starting your own community network mapping process.

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Unless you are limiting your work in process and understand how much work you have on your plate (perhaps using a Personal Kanban ), your new project is going to be as successful as the annual Hades Snowball Fight. Is it the outcome something you are professionally satisfied with?

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I interpret this to mean sharing the working processes that lead to content. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

He is rightly pleased with this outcome. Today, such systems focus on process, and centrally and institutionally designed, and benefit teachers and employers far more than they do individual learners.

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can actually trigger curiosity in professionals and I believe with curiosity comes self directed learning, provided people have the information processing capacities. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

The relationship between steps and an outcome are different in machines and living organisms. In an organism there are no steps – there is a flow of process.

2018 148

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. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Unless you are limiting your work in process and understand how much work you have on your plate (perhaps using a Personal Kanban ), your new project is going to be as successful as the annual Hades Snowball Fight. Is it the outcome something you are professionally satisfied with?

2018 130

Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

When the focus is on introducing a new tool, you will look at what is currently done in the work process and find the new equivalent way to do it in the new tool. The more could be described as improving the process, as Lou’s team did in developing a new InfoPath application.

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

The relationship between steps and an outcome are different in machines and living organisms. In an organism there are no steps – there is a flow of process. Only water exists before the encounter, and the river actually comes into being in the process of encountering the landscape, with its power to say no’ or not say ‘no’.

2018 109

Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

He is a natural builder, who uses construction as a way to explore the world and to process and internalise new knowledge. All these personality traits make learning to use written language particularly challenging: it’s a process with a lot of sequential steps that require automatisation and there is lack of meaningful practical applications for intermediate outcomes.

2018 109

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. Organizations depend on a larger social or economic system, laws, money, and produce “outcomes”. When an organization must draw leaders from the community that surrounds it, recruitment can’t be just a formal process to fill leadership positions.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

In my experience, most of the time “theory of change” is really just another word for “strategic plan” in which an end point is specified, and steps are articulated backwards from that end point, with outcomes identified along the way.

2018 102

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes. I point out that in complex environments you don;t get to predict outcomes and you need to look for emergent practices and emergent solutions.

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What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

Dynamical change comes from the world of physics, where small perturbations in a system result in massive changes and emergent outcomes. Of course with large scale system work, the process of understanding the system is important, but it’s a never-ending process.

2018 82

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

For example, on aversion to change, one such principle might be “Create processes that link people’s performances to maintaining the status quo.” One such example might be “Create processes that generate and reward small scale failure.”

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

In work that involves social change, poorly designed evaluation can narrow the work to a few isolated outcomes, and leave people with the impression that complex problems can only be addressed by linear and predictable planning practices.

2018 83

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

How to Save the World

At this stage the brain processes these sensory inputs autonomically — there is no ‘conscious’ thinking; there is no ‘self’ (yet) to be conscious of anything. Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

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Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on the ability of hosts to hold space when we are uncertain of outcomes and dealing with emergence. Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting.

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

It’s no exaggeration to say that this is almost a ritual experience, especially if the work you are doing involves creating intangible outcomes such as team building, good relations, conflict resolution or community. .

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The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

But humans can only handle algorithmic processes up to a certain scale. Asthmatic patients are classified as being at low risk for pneumonia when in fact their good outcomes on that measure are due to more intensive treatment.

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