Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

I liked the video explanation of Open Badges shared in that post, which I’ll include here, and the emphasis on authentic learning experiences and reflecting on learning. It’s worth watching the video and reading the whole post.

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

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. Another Article About How Fake Images and Videos Change Our Perception of Truth: From Joshua Rothman at the New Yorker, another warning about the risks of manipulated media.

2018 76

Standing on Giants

Evolving Web

This is a short video from Saturday morning. I've been hearing a lot from people with high constancy of purpose. They understand what they are doing and why. . Over the last several years, we've met hundreds who do not have this.

2018 169

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

Since I have used this tool before (see A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes ) I did not find it technically difficult. Matthias explains this really well at the start of his video, which is posted on his website download page – [link].

2018 139

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

I then realised that Stephen has created a short video ‘Using OPML’ which made it look quite straight-forward, given that I already have a Feedly account. In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

People from Denmark, Finland, the US and the Netherlands exchanged working on 360 degree and VR, e-learning, open academy, video in action, micro learning as support for deployed troops. Still don't know whether the lack of convenor was by purpose or an omission in the program though :).

2018 130

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community. The weekly video conversations with invited guests are always interesting. Stephen also creates a video at the end of each week as a summary, as well as providing a written summary, which he openly drafts on a Google Doc so that we can each contribute if we wish. First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web.

2018 127

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

One modification option could be the dynamic inclusion of new learning materials, such as videos and animations to explain the concept in a different way, based on the specific areas the student is struggling with.

2018 146

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

And I created two short videos for them around the basics of Kumu and then how to do that search for needs and offers. I mentioned how that sense of support is core to our purpose in making network maps.

2018 138

Standing on Giants

Evolving Web

This is a short video from Saturday morning. I've been hearing a lot from people with high constancy of purpose. They understand what they are doing and why. . Over the last several years, we've met hundreds who do not have this.

2018 130

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? Mr Zuckerberg Facebook submitted a patent 7 years ago to listen to background noise (ambient waveforms) for the purposes of delivering content.

2018 203

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

I’ve seen ten PowerPoint templates and seven videos. After the conference, each participant received a link to the map along with short, instructional videos on how to navigate the maps. They’re a great tool, but only when used for a purpose that suits their strengths.

2018 130

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

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Music As Life and Death: His friend James Stewart writes a brilliant biography of Eric Sun , violin virtuoso and Facebook genius, an exemplar of how to live with purpose and how to die with dignity. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

But when the necessary attributes for effective conversation are not present, or when the objective of talking is not one of these four purposes, I would argue that talking is pretty much a waste of time, and silence would be a better prescription. What purpose does any of it serve?

2018 55

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

It is now possible to create a video that ‘proves’ anyone said or did anything, with careful photoshopping, digital manipulation, CGI, and editing things out of context. 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. I gave you the book and video list; didn’t that reassure you that there is ‘ nothing’ to be concerned about ? image from Pixabay, CC0.

2018 57

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?: talk — to commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.

2017 60