New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013.

2018 139

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

Jenny Connected

Is this referring to technological tools? What Peace Means to Me Dec 20, 2018 video The only path toward peace and freedom from authoritarianism is the path that leads toward the creation and maintenance of the civil society. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 187

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Related to this is Charles Sander Peirce’s work on vagueness and intrinsic uncertainty, although McGilchrist does not reference Peirce in his book. References. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. The idea of a distributed Wikipedia was briefly discussed by Stephen and Pete, with reference to Ward Cunningham’s Federated Wiki. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

2018 166

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. You’re not going to be happy.

2018 59

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. This is a listing of the posts I’ve written referring to different resources on creativity. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Use (relevant parts of) the maps by referring to them in meetings, workshops, and online conversations. Communities refer to developing a shared identity around a theme and collectively learn and develop knowledge about it (see Team BE for a great explanation).

2018 219

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

As yet I have only skimmed the other references in the reading list, but have copied them at the end of this post for future reference. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Again, he has provided a good Synopsis – see [link].

2018 161

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Research and References in an MS-Word Plugin. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

Cloud 140

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

He writes: This plurality of words, and the absence of a reference word, is not unlike the philosophy conveyed by crypto-currencies: instead of a centralised mode of governance (validation, certification), it is a global validation by a network, a consensus, which will prevail.

2018 148

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

So are endorsements, references, and plaudits. References to Participants Blog Posts. We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

2018 148

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

In the event, it became obvious that not only is it possible to create the graph without referring to me, but also that doing this clearly demonstrates that knowledge of my identity is in the network rather than any specific node. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

I will copy them here for ease of reference. This post is a response to a challenge set, as a result of Task 2, by Frank Polster , a fellow course participant on Stephen Downes’ MOOC, E-Learning 3.0. Here is my challenge to all the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

At one point a young man tried to get on the stage, seemingly to share some information that he had found on his mobile phone about a reference that Peterson had trouble remembering.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

I have a terrible memory, so having a library and a blog to refer back to is essential. This week Stephen invited Viplav Baxi to join him in a discussion about this week’s topic – Recognition – for the E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

In this article, inspired by the work of Callender, Morville and Nichani (see references in the paper) Patrick outlines 10 search patterns that taxonomy and metadata can support. So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. What do you do?

2018 176

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

References. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity. 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?’ How can we be safe and secure?’.

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

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

I sure told them… Postscript on Links: Some of the links below contain qualifiers as to their source (usually referring to Pocket, a free news article digest service). image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This is virtually identical (bar the formatting and some tightening of reference citations) to the published article. counter narrative of open online education.

2018 139

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm.

2018 116

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

These are sometimes called “ simple rules ” but I’m going to refer to them as principles, because it will later dovetail better with a particular evaluation method.

2018 102

Maintain and Step Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Stages of Change model I reference in User Adoption Strategies has a final stage called “maintenance.” ” The intent of this fifth stage in the model is that the change introduced is done repeatedly, not just once.

2018 116

Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

Reference: Schore, A.N. The Self-Unseeing (by Thomas Hardy). Here is the ancient floor, Footworn and hollowed and thin, Here was the former door. Where the dead feet walked in. She sat here in her chair, Smiling into the fire, He who played stood there, Bowing it higher and higher.

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

230/231 The Master and His Emissary; see reference below). 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. George does qualify, right at the beginning of the interview, that his question ‘What does it mean to be human in a Digital Age?’

2018 109

Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

In addition, at some point difficulties with reading and writing begin to serve as a barrier, preventing independent use of written materials as a reference or for self-assessment. This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things.

2018 109

Your Self: An Owner’s Manual

How to Save the World

Other Selves will teach you how to acquire Morals and Ethics (in some models referred to as Right Living, the True Path, God’s Way and other terms) to keep your Self out of trouble. Image by Darren Hopes in New Scientist. C ongratulations! You have acquired a Self.

2018 58

Love Story

How to Save the World

So when I speak of ’embodied feelings’ I’m referring to the instinctive, reactive feelings (love, joy, fear, anger, sadness etc) that we share with wild creatures (though wild creatures may feel them more profoundly than we do). H umans are obsessed with stories.

2018 52

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

Perhaps all these stimuli interrupt what Michael Pollan and David Foster Wallace refer to as the “default setting” — the way the brain/body normally tends to process and react to sensations, thoughts and feelings. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

How to Ask Strangers What They Care About (Without Scaring Them Off)

How to Save the World

W hy is it when we meet new people, our way of self-identifying, and our first question to them, is so often about what we do “for a living”? I suppose this is because it’s safe — most of us don’t see such questions as highly personal or invasive.

2018 52

All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

Could you please not refer to yourself in the third person? Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “W ho could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?”

2018 48

Separation Anxiety

How to Save the World

This is what radical nonduality refers to as “making the prison of the self more comfortable” The creature apparently writing this seems to have an innate preference for comforts over other forms of escape.

2018 48

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

2018 46

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

But I have also in past posts explored other themes with reference to McGilchrist – themes such as truth , betweenness , the meaning of ‘Other’. (I The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. References .

2019 155

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. Given its wide scope, as the white paper below points out, it would be better to refer to it as the “Global” Data Protection Regulation.

2017 89

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

A wide range of Literature was referred to in this seminar, which will be interesting to follow up on. See the references below. References. 2018 4th edition). This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting.

2017 130

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

She first wrote about smooth and striated space way back in 2004, basing that paper on the ideas of Deleuze and Guattari (1988) about the limiting effects of hierarchical, striated spaces (see list of references). NLC2016: Sian Bayne keynote references (posted by Sian on Twitter).

2016 164

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the why is the big issue – and is always the big issue – and unless RBS can internally deal with that question better than they apparently did with IBM Connections, I see another switch to the next cool platform in 2017 or 2018.

2015 142