Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

History of inventions, Romans and the role of women in history. * September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

In Episode 3, Juliet Samuel discusses the role of markets in defining truth. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

2018 219

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education.

2018 217

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

– decision making and consensus at the level of algorithms is discussed and it is clear that artificial intelligence will have an increasing role to play in determining what we trust and how we perceive truth. As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day.

2018 166

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

In what is now being called web3, the central role played by platforms is diminished in favour of direct interactions between peers, that is, a distributed web. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Participants can be individual persons, roles people play, organizations, networks, or even other communities. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

“It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. and social media was a great step forward, assigning a role for creativity in the learning experience.

2018 148

A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

From my perspective the community topic has been very challenging, causing me to question my understanding of what we mean by community on the distributed web, and the role that trust, truth and consensus play in the formation of community on the distributed web.

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice.

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

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

2018 207

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

Viplav and Stephen discussed the role of Artificial Intelligence in tracking students and scaling up assessment, a real need for Viplav in India given the huge numbers of students requiring assessment and recognition.

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

A tight role for one, preferably two facilitators is important. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF.

2018 151

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had already jokingly appointed someone as the facilitator, who then did take up this role. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00

2018 130

Networked City development

Social Reporter

New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech. I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. 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. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City.

2018 159

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

This fits with his belief that the role of the teacher is to model and demonstrate. 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. This is the task as created by Stephen Downes: As a community, create an assignment the completion of which denotes being a member of the community. For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community.

2018 127

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

Particularly, we wanted to find out about the role of the CSO in the whole network. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Then Maya did a presentation and held a discussion about networks: what they are, why they’re important, different kinds of leadership and the roles of the network weaver – building off June Holley’s work.

2018 138

Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android.

2018 116

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

This watching role allowed me the opportunity to hear both the rumblings of self doubt, self effacing comments as well as the emphatic “I CAN” moments that occurred.

2018 130

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Twitter users who performed both roles were the most innovative. In the interviews people described their roles as listener, curator and alerter. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

2018 151

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, I think 'wholeness' is an important aspect of knowmadic working: being able to be yourself, bringing your own identity and not playing a completely different role at work than at home or at the sports club. These coaches develop their own role. Nurses take on extra roles based on their expertise or interest. People develop a second role or expertise. You are always challenged to learn new things and take on new roles.

2018 138

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

The lesson from the party hall and what people from different vocations see on entering is that people are quick to see what they’ve been trained to see, and are slow (and sometimes unable) to see that which they haven’t got the training to see.

2018 136

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

How are roles defined? Organizational roles are contracted or appointed. Community roles evolve, are negotiated informally over time, are based on participation. We recommended that they treat leaders in Latin America as part of a community and become more purposeful about befriending prospective leaders to get to know them before proposing a specific organizational roles.

2018 100

Wanted: A Presentist

Michael Sampson - Currents

Without diminishing the beneficial role a futurist can play, I’d like to give credit to the presentists amongst us. With futurists the world is awash. Who proclaim the new and to the past say tosh. The future of work is so very posh. What you’re doing today is only bosh.

2018 127

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the Microsoft 365 world, this is the role of Intune Mobile Threat Defense. Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop.

2018 116

Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

What should this person have access to based on their job role and their tasks is a governance question for organisations, that’s enabled by technical capabilities offered by vendors.

2018 116

Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

There was a lot of financial modelling required in that first role, although unlike at my manufacturing client, Microsoft Excel was the product of choice. Excel Table Talk Episode 6.

2018 116

Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s an example: Microsoft released a new approver role for the Customer Lockbox feature in Office 365 E5 (also accessible through the Advanced Compliance add-on).

2018 116

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

Artificial intelligence will play a major role in this. I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). The first was What technology wants ; the second the Inevitable. I found both through Twitter.

2018 141

Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

The positive or negative role of tech deserves attention. Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Why Government and funders might give more support to community technology, social infrastructure and connecting citizens. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems.

2018 100

Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years.

2018 100

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

If you’re going to go down the network mapping route, be sure to be clear on the conference goals and the role networking mapping will play. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long. I’ve heard experts tell me what to do and how to do it.

2018 130

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

To look at how other job roles are changing. What could you learn from an operations manager at Schipol Airport, or an analyst at HSBC, or the man who schedules the trains for Network Rail or the process guy at the Department for Education?

2018 116

GDPR: To Whom Does GDPR Apply?

Michael Sampson - Currents

– An organisation outside the Union hiring an individual with EU citizenship for a job role outside of the Union, does not have to comply. Article 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states: Territorial Scope.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The paper is called Smartphone Use, Work–Home Interference, and Burnout: A Diary Study on the Role of Recovery. This may be time conflict, role conflict or stress taken from work which makes it hard to relax at home. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018. Intranets continue to play a critical role as the enterprise front door (and more), increasingly sitting within a broader digital workplace.

2017 116

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

During the interview he says that technology can ‘out know’ us, artificial intelligence is taking over human roles, and that in the future technology will become a co-agent rather than an enabler; you, me, colleagues, algorithms and robots will all work together in a techno-socio distributed learning model. 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.

2018 109

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Networked City development

Social Reporter

New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech. I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. 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. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City.

2018 100

Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

This means that conservation would go beyond current practices to include landscapes that are dominated by conventional agriculture, where biodiversity conservation plays a minor role at best. It’s not just about information flow and regulations: Social pressure considerably influences biodiversity governance in Europe. It is my pleasure to share more Net-Map work done by capable colleagues.

2018 89

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Rather it helped people understand the role that principles have in containing action with attractors and boundaries.

2018 85

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Our biggest event recently was a simulation game workshop at London Metropolitan University where we heard about current plans for support systems focussed on the Hub; adopted roles from concerned citizen to network leader and council officer; reviewed challenges and ideas from a consultant’s report; developed further ideas, and then chose methods and actions to carry them out.

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