Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Monsanto Bought Off Researchers to Pimp Roundup: Is anyone really surprised? The Dairy Industry’s Fake Research. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

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Net-Map training in DC, November 15-16th, 2018.

Net-Map Toolbox

I am excited to invite you to our next Net-Map training in DC on the November 15-16, 2018. For me, the Net-Map certification training is a highlight of my year: A diverse group of passionate professionals gets together to learn and play and develop concrete plans to use Net-Map in their work or research context.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research. Basically LinkedIn will map out every part of the vertical for HR and recruitment, training, globally and use data research artificial intelligence to do predictive analysis.

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

Jenny Connected

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. Inclusive Design Research Centre, 2018/12/18. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is … Net Dev

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Nakamoto Consensus is truly an innovation that has allowed a whole new wave of researchers, scientists, developers, and engineers to continue breaking new ground in consensus protocol research.

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Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Good advice that could be applied not only to art but to anything (substitute ‘research scientist’ for ‘artist’ and you get the same useful tips): “How do you get from there to making real art, great art?

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Of course, before we went we did our research which confirmed, from lots of comments on Trip Advisor and the like, that we would find Rome difficult, but also that it was worth the effort, so we spent some time planning how to reduce this effort.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

Also this year, my research colleague and friend Mariana Funes , encouraged me to watch a number of videos on YouTube in which the presenters discuss the importance of preparing for death and talking about dying.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

On the back of that course I established myself as an independent education consultant and researcher, which ultimately led to a PhD by publication. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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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

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Maybe they need, I dunno, an intern to do a few minutes research eg. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project.

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I have attended courses on CoPs to dig deeper into the theory behind them ( BEtreat workshops ), published three research papers about communities of practice and have written numerous blog posts. (I The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

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Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research in Education [link]. Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has come to an end. It was another very interesting week. Stephen has summed up the week with a video and a paper, both of which I will link to in this post.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

2018): More than just linking the nodes: civil society actors as intermediaries in the design and implementation of payments for ecosystem services–the case of a blue carbon project in Costa Rica, Local Environment. (by Barbara Schroeter).

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

National Research Council Canada, p.541 [link]. National Research Council Canada, p.9. This week Stephen invited Viplav Baxi to join him in a discussion about this week’s topic – Recognition – for the E-Learning 3.0

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Source: Siobhancribbin.wordpress.com Interesting: brain research has revealed that these two types of curiosity reside in different parts of the brain. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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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. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

Camilleri, Joint Research Centre , European Commission , 2018/11/06. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller. I took a screenshot from the Hangout, because he has such a winning smile. Just what you need for a difficult topic!

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

The article is based on a 5 year research program in which they studied 10 employee groups in 5 companies. elearning innovation research twitterWould you like to show off at work with great ideas?

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

As reflecting aid The research on the Rapp-it app showed coaching in combination with the use of a reflection app improved learning. 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.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

A University Lecturer working in the Educational Research Department. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete. I have already completed Task 1 and blogged about it.

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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

open education Research inclusion online interaction social inclusion social justice social mediacounter narrative of open online education. This is the title of a new paper, co-authored with Mariana Funes and published today in Learning Media and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Online.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

from the comic xkcd , “Research Risks” The Annals of Pard: Brilliant, observant, compassionate, imaginative writing from the late incomparable Ursula Le Guin, about her cat, Pard. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. Submitted manuscripts that report results from research designs in which many shortcuts have been taken are rather commonplace. 2018 4th edition). Organizational Research Methods OnlineFirst.

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How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Evaluation facilitation fine-tuning implementation Social Networks technical details How M&E Network Mapping Research Methods What WhyAre you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change? Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system?

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How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Research in the work groups is also a form of apprenticeship because experienced and less experienced colleagues work together. 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? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Karin de Galan describes a nice research example in which a blended trajectory provides better practical results. This week I co-organized the #Trainingtrends2018 session in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with some 90 participants. It was fun.

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Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

” I have spent the better part of the last decade in research and writing mode to create a strong foundation to help adoption strategists and adoption managers practice their craft better.

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Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

The research presented in this paper served to select stakeholders in preparation for a participatory scenario development process to analyze consequences of different implementation options of the European green infrastructure strategy. ” Agricultural Networks case studies Other people's work Political Networks publications Anja Werner bottom-up implementation European Commission Green Infrastructure Habitats Jennifer Hauck Jenny Schmidt Landscape conservation Research Paper

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Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

While Microsoft undoubtedly has its own research to draw on for such analytics, it would be worth reviewing Google’s research on itself on what makes a perfect team.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

It can be through a combination of looking at data, conducting narrative research and indeed, sitting in groups full of diversity and different lived experience and talking about what’s going on. He pioneers and research constraint based learning for children at the AIK academy.

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Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

The event brings together around 200 people from the industry—farmers, makers, educators, researchers, brokers, and retailers—to talk about what’s important to them. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

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From Out-Hustle to Out-Look

Michael Sampson - Currents

The article finishes with this zinger of an idea: When I started out in this business, people tried to out-hustle each other, to do more research and get better information. Fortune Magazine interviewed Dennis Lynch in early 2014 about his investment philosophy at Morgan Stanley.

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

There has also been some research to show a declining mother-infant relationship. 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.

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Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research into the use of social media among young people and adults has highlighted the mental health problems that result from frequent use (see here and here ); there are already signals that such dynamics apply equally to adults in the workplace due to Group Chat tools.

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March was my month of exploring virtual reality for learning and development.

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, researcher Jeanine Reutemann warns against thinking to easy about VR= empathy. We are the proud owners of 10 Virtual Reality (VR) cardboard glasses. We use them in our learning trajectory. However, we get stuck playing with a roller coaster and walking under the Eiffel Tower.

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

His work is steeped in philosophy, ethics and scientific research. 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?’

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What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

in this kind of system, no amount of data and research will give us definitive answers before making decisions about what to do. Things change in different ways.

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Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes this can involve sophisticated research and narrative capture and other times it’s a simpler process of observation and pattern detection. 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.

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Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

Michael Sampson - Currents

An organisation that should know better didn’t scrub the metadata on its published research, legal advice and reports, thereby disclosing details of employee names when its policy is to not disclose employee names. In the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations around the world, data breaches are a topic of concern.

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