Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. The post Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition) appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Guy

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New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

If I recall correctly, once done, something in the order of 20-30 hours disappeared into that project. Several years ago I had the opportunity to help the husband and wife team of a small business go from one computer to two new laptops.

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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

New wave of projects in Minecraft, Anna’s work with redstone there. End of the season garden projects and chasing the rats. The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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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

Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

2018 116

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

This might seem a humble ambition for a project of this scope, but only if you mistake Carbon Ideologies for a work of activism. Vollmann’s project is nothing so conventional. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

A couple years or so ago UNESCO launched an OER mapping project. Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project. A few examples of decentralized or distributed projects that became household names are Napster, BitTorrent and Bitcoin.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

To engage in mangrove conservation the Civil-Society Organisation (CSO) Fundación Neotrópica set up a Community Blue Carbon Project. This project is financed by national donor companies which stimulate voluntary compensations for carbon production of their respective clients.

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

How do we project ourselves on the internet? This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is? How can we be safe and secure?

2018 148

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

These include activities, workflows, business processes, initiatives, projects or whatever else you call the dynamics that make your community tick. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video?

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

PechaKucha is a lively presentation format in which anybody can share an idea(l), project or passion close to their heart. Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event.

2018 130

How to Livestream a Canon EOS M50 eg YouTube or Facebook Live

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2018 version. Choose CONNECT (not camera) in Facebook live and take that info into OBS Project etc). I have an EOS M50 camera and I wanted to use it for livestreaming on both Facebook Live and YouTube Live. It was challenging to work out but I did it! ??.

2018 130

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ which relates to Stephen’s question – ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline.

2018 169

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

From the perspective of E-Learning, though, the idea is to get an overview of what is happening and seek to apply it to a projection of likely trends in the next decade or so. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller.

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The special thing about this project is that the whole design process took place online. My own goal with this project was therefore to try and release online creativity. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design.

2018 151

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’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. Smarter London Together starts on the road to people-first design. Can it also lead to strong civil society?

2018 159

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 182

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

After this project he decided to build an app that makes it easy to do this. This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline. Video is an important online trend. The tool of this month is therefore a video tool: the 1 second video app.

2018 179

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

That’s what happens when multiple big projects go live at the same time – projects with tight timeframes that challenge and stretch you, but also require that you step up in a big time.

2018 142

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I spent most of that day, banging away in Slack and Trello with our Project Manager in California and our developers on the other side of the world as they worked through a cascade of bugs, testing, resulting new bugs, testing, clarifications, new fixes.

2018 138

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have planned subway systems, technology rollouts, urban growth patterns, transportation infrastructure, housing needs, freeway travel patterns, business projects, software development, building houses, building buildings, and on and on. If you want to plan well, create small projects.

2018 194

Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

7am to 10pm projects. Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs? Should organisations use big data tools to analyse social media to identify perfect candidates and ditch less than ideal ones?

2018 157

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

The C3/A3 Project. The C3/A3 Project Overview. The C3/A3 project will explore the technological, business and societal implications of this next wave of change and offer a helpful path forward. Key Components of the Project: Community Executive survey – February 26th.

2018 66

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? You probably don’t.

2018 150

Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

The blank canvas on which you can write words, draw lines or pictures, put numbers in a table … the do anything blank canvas for beginning a new work or idea or project.

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

In it he is talking about Medium, where I have my Agile Heretic project, but he's really talking about communication, being a writer, and about being Adron - a human being. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 192

Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

From personal to political to project A to planning to project B to spam to cats to cats to cats to cats. Be like Mark: Ignore Facebook.

2018 184

Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

Back in the early 1990s, the first client project that paid decent money (NZ$25 per hour, which my client described as “charging like a bull”) required the use of a massive spreadsheet to analyse cost flows in a small manufacturing firm. Excel Table Talk Episode 6.

2018 116

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Delve Analytics at an individual level is good; at a team project level it would be fantastic.

2018 116

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Here are some of the examples of people participating in the R organism “computing on itself” at the Rstudio::conf 2018: Import: Open, welcome. R is not just software.

2018 169

Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

These hold stationery, paper, books to read, pens and pencils, pocket knifes, old thumbdrives, book manuscripts, keys, cables, in-progress projects, client-specific items, old journals I haven’t scanned yet, charging adapters, and much more. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ability of email to facilitate business, to bring project teams together, to offer strong data protection in the new world of GDPR, to enable participation across the organisation in communities of interest and practice … just isn’t there any more.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change? Often at the beginning of a project you may need to start with a broad general landscape question, just to know where you are. Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system?

2018 116

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 130

Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

Michael Sampson - Currents

On one project I was going to be interviewing academics about their needs from the new SharePoint-based intranet, and the room I was given for interviews was a tutorial room at the university (think meeting room with tables down the middle and 12+ chairs).

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The reason I avoid it is because I don't want to work continuously on all my client cases, but want to have specific times that I choose to work on these client projects. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

Throughout his various projects, of which there are too many to track, he focuses on education’s potential to develop the capabilities that make humans unique. 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 discusses this with Neil Selwyn in an interview recorded for Monash University, Australia, Faculty of Education.

2018 109

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

If we are working in a highly constrained project, like building a new building, getting everyone on the same page is important. All you have to do is bring in the experts, design a good implementation plan for a good solution and have project managers keep everyone on track, step by step.

2018 80

Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

Many years ago, in one of our projects, we discovered that a team of three young people had been running a national event for their organisation for the preceding three years. One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective.

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