Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

Search for expertise on Office 365, instead of asking someone nearby. We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?).

2018 127

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Looking up definitions of the word agency reveals explanations related to business and organisations, but a search for agency in education resulted in the following two definitions: Agency is the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative—the opposite of helplessness.

2018 184

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I was dismayed when searching for information on the Quantified Self to find reference to the Quantified Baby. My point at the time was that the ethos of self-knowledge through numbers does very little for me personally. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

2018 144

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

a person might have a different height over time) but also how the edges might vary (eg., a person might have a different strength of relation (calculated how?) with another person over time). Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 156

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

In between there were a number of assignments, eg searching for cases or information. One person even asked " can I be with her in a group " showing how enjoyable it can be to work in smaller groups. The personal approach makes it attractive to participate. Joehoe!

2018 151

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

Another question that occurred to me is ‘Can one person’s harmony be another person’s dissonance?’ All these books are essentially about searching for meaning in life. Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018.

2017 151

Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whether meeting in person or virtually, people need the ability to collaborate in real-time. The new Whiteboard application enables people to ideate, iterate, and work together both in person and remotely, across multiple devices.

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Personally, I use the word microlearning as a didactic approach, I hear that many people also use 'microlearnings' as a noun, then it's about the content, the bite-sized chunks. So go directly to, not through a search engine.

2018 130

Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

From hiding files on a personal drive to hosting them in SharePoint or OneDrive. From relying on intentional search in SharePoint to resting with intent-aware serendipity via Delve and the Office Graph. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

2018 116

Identifying Dark Data in non-OCR’d Images

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many aspects required in complying with GDPR, but one core tenet is knowing where you are storing personal data. A challenging data type in this respect is images that contain personal data but where the image has not been converted to readable text. Nearly 70% of these were image-based PDF files, undermining the firm’s ability to manage clients’ personal data and to adequately respond to a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR).

2018 104

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? The first was a very personal reason, which is that, I wanted to have experience with sumApp. I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time.

2018 141

Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s some: An employee who accesses personal data records on customers or patients that are outside his or her task domain, or otherwise beyond what they need to access for their job. A county council didn’t put appropriate access security on a database containing personal and sensitive information , which meant that members of the public could access the data with a search engine.

2018 98

Looking for a task management tool


Trello home page and a personal overview both have a very limited way of showing what’s up. May be what I need can be done with add ons or saved searches feature of the paid verstions. I am looking for a task management tool to organise work across people and contexts. So far we are with Trello, but I’m not happy with it. What do I need? a pool of tasks, some of which are shared with the others and belong to projects.

2018 89

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

Baby bats “babble” with each other to learn how to vocalize; listening to their parents they craft highly complex personal songs that are used to identify themselves and to woo mates. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

Love Story

How to Save the World

This story begins as a tale of all-consuming joy, but quickly the plot thickens: Does this other person, this other, separate self with free will and choice, love me in return? H umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories.

2018 53


How to Save the World

Yet each experience is so compelling the self feels it as real, just as a powerful film makes us feel that its characters and plot are real and we are personally a part of what is happening. cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Your search will be more effective if the large majority of your time is spent planning and in direct conversations, rather than doing secondary research in front of a computer screen. Step 3: Plan your search and network activities. Step 6: Get the word out to your Personal Contacts.

2018 46

The “Other” Consideration of Collaboration Tools; Welcome to the New World of GDPR

Michael Sampson - Currents

And if you or your organisation does anything with the personal data of European citizens – regardless of where your organisation is located in the world – you need to know about GDPR – the “General Data Protection Regulation” released in May 2016 and due to go into force from late May 2018.

2017 89