Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

This of course has implications for the purpose of education. Biesta sees the purpose of education as going beyond student-centred education. These are just three of many authors, not to mention philosophers, who have questioned the meaning and purpose of education.

2018 148

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 187

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In 2007 Facebook got into trouble for Beacon – I wrote about it at the time – a service that reported on your behaviours online and offline for “personalisation” purposes. But it is very much like 2018. Ancient history?

2018 201

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.

2018 219

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

It is emergent, which means that it exists only by virtue of a process of recognition [pattern recognition], as a matter of subjective interpretation. . Knowledge is not an object, but a series of flows; it is a process, not a product. Truth is a process.’

2018 206

Standing on Giants

Evolving Web

I've been hearing a lot from people with high constancy of purpose. When we launch a Lean or other process initiative.when we tell people to continuously improve.we This is a short video from Saturday morning. They understand what they are doing and why. .

2018 169

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Still don't know whether the lack of convenor was by purpose or an omission in the program though :). A lesson about change management: d isruptive innovation is a change process in which you start with the pioneers and creators.

2018 130

Standing on Giants

Evolving Web

I've been hearing a lot from people with high constancy of purpose. When we launch a Lean or other process initiative.when we tell people to continuously improve.we This is a short video from Saturday morning. They understand what they are doing and why. .

2018 130

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. The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. Can reduce the noise of community chatter and be purposeful about listening to widely separated perspectives.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

In our courses we don't start whatsapp groups, unless the participants take the initiative and have a clear purpose for the group. I found a study looking at the influence of our smartphone use for work purposes and its influence on stress and burnout.

2018 130

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. We think future communities will thrive with AI if the ultimate goal of the community is enabling member agency and purpose. Artificial Intelligence is arguably the buzziest of buzz words these days.

2018 51

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 74

The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

I realized that processing sensory inputs is an intellectual but not necessarily a conceptual process — the brain can notice and discriminate and appreciate colour and shade and intensity of light reaching the eyes without necessarily labelling or making judgements about what is seen.

2018 77

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

A little technology that allows light in places that could never before afford it, reduces energy use by 85%, is more durable than what it replaces, and will soon power, and make lighter, all the monitors we use for so many purposes. photo from the good folks at pixabay.

2018 70

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. Complex solutions are for all practical purposes, infinitely unpredictable.

2018 80

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Iteratively move an idea or process forward or deeper. To iteratively move an idea or process forward or deeper. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 63

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

There is no meaning or purpose to anything, no reason ‘why’, no causality, and no time in which things change or evolve, although we want and believe there to be. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

2018 51

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

There is only ‘this’, no thing apart, nothing separate, no time or space, no purpose or meaning, no life or death. SEVILLE: (sighs) Non-Duality Dude says the self can’t do anything but seek, and in the process struggle and suffer except for brief moments of happiness.

2018 57

True Story

How to Save the World

The facts are necessarily “authentic” in a way that the processed thoughts and feelings of a narrator can never be. But there would be no purpose in doing so. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

2018 51

Self-Impression

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. T his past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman ( Non-Duality Dude ) to North America.

2018 46

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.

2018 50

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And since there is (really) no time and no thing, it’s only an appearance anyway, without meaning or purpose. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

Fragments

How to Save the World

It believes that such a process can help it cope, and thrive, and it believes that it has the free will and control to make use of the sense and meaning it conjures up. W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

2018 50

All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

“ Gerunds are western languages’ way of re-presenting something mistakenly thought of as a thing, a noun, as a verb instead, as a process. Why do we get depressed when it serves us no useful purpose? Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction.

2018 50

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community. Instead I advised him to use a World Cafe for reflection process to produce the elements of a shared vision. The goal of the process is to get clusters.

2018 51

Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

Faculty, Instructors, Teachers, Learning Designers, Leaders – all who are called to facilitate learning, meetings, sessions, groups, presentations, workshops, processes, communication and change. (I

2018 70

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

And we can only decide what matters if we understand our purpose. In complexity, purpose and a sense of direction helps us to choose courses of action from making sense of the data we are seeing to acting on it.

2018 46

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library. Another experiment took place in Brno in October 2018. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

2019 48

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: A fascinating new proposal suggests the USPS and its counterparts in other nations have precisely the infrastructure and processes needed for effective food distribution to the poor.

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