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.

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age. George tells us that learners (humans) need to learn how to participate in this and that this will be through ‘Being skills’ which, as yet, machines can’t succeed at. In an organism there are no steps – there is a flow of process. I wonder if George’s work on ‘being skills’ will cover any of this.

2018 109

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

I appreciated their focus on process rather than product, i.e. on the practices surrounding the creation of OERS and the constraints associated with these practices. As Cheryl said they have to be pragmatic despite their intention to openly share their practice, process and product.

2018 225

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

Jenny Connected

It is difficult to imagine a world in which education is not solely about knowledge and skills. I have always understood learning to be the process through which learners learn to become the person they want to be. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 187

Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. Here, it didn’t take me long to see that David has skills and understanding that I don’t. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

2018 139

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Facilitators can become attached to our processes and may be loathe to let go of that great activity, even though it will no longer serve the needs of the group. Knowing when to quit, and knowing when to keep going, is one of those intangible skills that facilitators develop over time.

2018 194

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

And, yes, on one level the topic was about this, but it was much more about ‘giving’ (or collecting) recognition for knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviours and keeping track of this through the award of badges.

2018 148

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.” R is not just software.

2018 169

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

He sounds more optimistic in his Synopsis , writing “with trustworthy data from distributed networks we will be able to much more accurately determine the skills – and potential – of every individual.” Competency & Skills System (CaSS).

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many sessions were about learning in general (learning a skill or memorizing). A lesson about change management: d isruptive innovation is a change process in which you start with the pioneers and creators. Maybe knowledge and skills can not be separated really.

2018 130

Test the Idea at (Small) Scale

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you are not running the process yourself, you will need to find a person or team who is. Design a usable prototype, or if you are introducing new behaviours enabled by standardised tools, design a script or storyboard of how the process should now work.

2018 136

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the questions to ask when evaluating a current work activity or process (at whatever level you engage with that – e.g., business model, system) is what is working?

2018 142

The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, they do not feel equipped to apply these skills in practice. We underestimate the required skills In order to design a strong blended program, you need new skills. I believe the needed technology skills are overrated, but the other skills underestimated.

2018 130

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

When looking at a current work process, business model or other situation, your training and background have a large impact on what you can see, what you can notice, and what you can pay attention to.

2018 136

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

They learn the basics of collaboration, communication, meeting, coaching and other practical skills for self-managed teams such as conflict management. Everyone is responsible for his or her own learning process. Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning?

2018 138

A Better Word Than Change?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Building new knowledge and skills. I’d rather make progress, improve and get better (which the astute reader will immediately recognise as all requiring change – but change as a process of enablement, not a destination to pursue). Change. Doing something different. Learning.

2018 116

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

It started with forcing you to deal with call centres (whose staff are paid to prevent customers from any access to management and any facility to improve processes or obtain satisfaction), and online ‘community FAQs’ that essentially outsource customer service to — other customers!

2018 46

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Through lobbying, a groundswell of support, pressure during elections, participation in consultation processes and so on. This is a process of describing what is happening. This is one adaptation of part of the process called TRIZ which seeks to uncover principles and patterns.

2018 102

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Most organizations are good at that, and if they aren’t they can easily learn the skills to do it. . Sometimes this can involve sophisticated research and narrative capture and other times it’s a simpler process of observation and pattern detection.

2018 80

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

There is considerable evidence that our ‘modern’ abstract languages date back to when humans first settled in one place and required organization to get large-scale work done: agriculture, military/defence, and later industrial processes of all kinds.

2018 92

Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

They are about using a deliberative process to move beyond the fixed thoughts and ideas in our own heads and to appreciate others’ ways of thinking and seeing, with the goal of achieving agreement and cohesion with others we live and work with.

2018 74

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

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 70

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Interventions in complex systems rely on the skillful use of constraints. Using monitoring processes, rapid feedback, story telling and reflection means that the principles themselves become the thing that is also evaluated, in addition to outcomes and other learning that goes on in a project.

2018 83

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. Scenario: You and three other people with complementary skills have recently been approached about a potentially exciting new social enterprise opportunity.

2018 63

Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Circle practice is not simply about a dialogue method, but is instead a ground for developing the leadership skills needed for participatory work. Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting.

2018 57

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

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. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “W ho could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?”

2018 50

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

We’ve been indoctrinated to think of the process as entailing usually-humiliating rounds of want-ad/job board reading, applications, cover letters with résumés, phone calls, rejection letters, and interviews. The process is somewhat iterative as your contacts and knowledge grow.

2018 46

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

We can’t plan, or control, or predict, or even really prepare, beyond self-knowledge, staying healthy, and learning essential skills, for what may come next. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?:

2017 60