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

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. Inclusive Design Research Centre, 2018/12/18. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 187

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Climate science denier instead of climate skeptic. 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.

2018 76

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.

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Epistemic curiosity is a desire for knowledge and knowing, the driving force behind science. Source: Interesting: brain research has revealed that these two types of curiosity reside in different parts of the brain.

2018 169

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

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.

2017 130

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.

2018 46

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

About half of these would also be on my ‘favourites’ list because they were fun to write or because researching them taught me a great deal. A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. T he inimitable Rev.

2018 65

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

It built on earlier research into the nature of self-organizing systems. There is no helping that, but, perhaps for some with a passion both for science and philosophy, another metaphor might be useful, or at least interesting.

2018 54

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much.

2018 60

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

There are some fabulous people working in the field of evaluation to try to disrupt this dynamic by developing robust methods of complexity informed research in support of what the front line of the plural sector is tasked with. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do.

2018 42

How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0.

2018 50

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK. These findings are supported by other researchers. Higher Education Research discussion forums FutureLearn MOOC online interaction

2017 141

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

Jenny Connected

Communication Research and Practice , 1(4). However smooth spaces are not necessarily utopias, as Frances Bell, Mariana Funes and I found in some recent research. I will be following Sian and her team’s research to see how these ideas about space for becoming develop.

2016 164

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Zip It Up: Research proves that filling in emptier lanes leading up to a zipper merge and then alternating at the merge point is not only not rude, it’s the best way to optimize traffic flow.

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