Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Some of the highlights of this period: End of the school year business: open lessons at swimming and judo, choir concerts, judo exams (first coloured belts for the girls. It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

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. NVvTO workshop on homeschooling after the primary school age.

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Factors Determining Digital Learning Ecosystem Smartness in Schools

Taming the spaces

Based on the observation grid to investigate schools as learning ecosystems the unified dataset was formed to answer the questions i was interested in how digital [… It has taken a while to jointly prepare an empirical data-collection in three countries from different economic background together with my two PhD students James Quaicoe and Eka Jeladze.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

School taught us to fit in. School taught you what management is, which is not leadership; it’s telling people what to do. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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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. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

I found when I worked in schools that if you want silence, you whisper!). Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Even small children in schools are encouraged to show their ‘workings’ – how they have arrived at a result. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

We can also gather data outside the school or program, looking at actual results and feedback from the workplace. 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

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline.

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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. Bulldoze the Business Schools: A lifelong B-school prof says they’ve lost course and should be scrapped. “If

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, many organizations and schools are still working from the 2D concept, with diplomas and function descriptions. 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

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E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

A 15 year old secondary school pupil. 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.

2018 130

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

They recollect mangrove seeds and create nurseries, reforest the mangroves, monitor the survival rate and teach environmental education at schools and try to rise awareness in the communities to sensitize to the importance of mangroves and wetlands in general. (by Barbara Schroeter).

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Adults work wherever there is work for however long they have to while children are shuffled through overcrowded and underfunded schools until the bell rings and they are sent out into the meaningless wastes of suburbia. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Or imagine redefining a lecture as a collaborative co-learning and co-teaching activity that brings together students from different schools around the world to share learnings, experiences, and resources.

2018 146

Sustainability of smart digitally enhanced learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

We have published an article that models sustainability issues in digitally enhanced schools. The digital innovation sustainability bottlenecks in schools are related with actuating the organizations as systems, that is influenced by ill-developed feedback loops of data-, learning- and information flows for the purpose of intra-organizational innovation driven transformation as well as for transforming the […].

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Living in the Present

Alchemy of Change

Arriving home from the airport early this morning, I was struck by a sliver of the same sadness I felt at dropping him off at school in the fall. My older son just headed back to college after being home for a week for spring break. Sitting there in our living room, pictures of our. The post Living in the Present appeared first on Alchemy of Change. Featured Soul

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Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

Can it show ups and downs, eating pasta with mayonnaise after school, sharing stories of falling in love and various songs sang together that come up thinking of when we were 15 or 22 or 30somethings?

2018 116

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

Ever tried to institute a brilliant new idea in a school or medical organization? drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void . I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses.

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Transfer of learning

Mathemagenic

In the camp of Natural School in Russia kids had to decide themselves when and what to cook* when they were hungry. And then cook that, learning all kinds of handy things on the way (e.g. how much work it takes to make a pancake cake and how many people it could feed at the end).

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

In this respect it was very interesting to dive again into ideas and examples of “unschooling schools”, translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk into Russian, as well as lots of conversations in Russian around it and visiting U.Dacha , a self-directed learning space near Moscow. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list.

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Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

And I have learnt to keep short school holidays (where Dutch regular activities stop) as free as possible from the homeschooling group activities, so we have more time to spend with family friends with school-going kids, travel, picking things from a wide array of interesting holiday activities for the kids or just live structureless, which I personally always appreciate.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha.

2018 89

Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

Than come practicalities: finding or creating a social space where kids can see others (because all their peers go to school), do things together and learn how to learn. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations. In the beginning it’s all about role-models and information. Finding people, who made the choice, and figuring out how to fit it in in the own circumstances.

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Joint Use in Online Spaces

Full Circle Associates

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The Wheel of Blame

How to Save the World

But then, I entered school, where blaming seemed the predominant sport, and things went downhill from there: At 20 I was your proverbial angry young man. I don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

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Cultural Isomorphism

How to Save the World

New Yorker cover by Charles E Martin from September 11, 1971.

2018 46

All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

I thought high schools had valedictorians, but apparently with the disappearance of precise grades, they were starting to substitute commencement speeches instead. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “W ho could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?”

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Joint Use in Online Spaces

Full Circle Associates

An article in the New York Times caught my eye a while back about the power of joint use of schools and churches as community spaces for exercise, play and other community activities, particularly for communities where there is a lack of park space, or inability for the average community member to pay for private … Continue reading Joint Use in Online Spaces.

2018 40

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

People were moved , villages relocated, children stolen and housed in residential schools so that the colonial governments could “care for” their wards. . .

2018 46

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In this seminar Phil Tubman (PhD student with Educational Research and School of Computing and Communications, and also Senior Learning Technologist in the ISS eLearning team at Lancaster), shared the progress he has been making on his PhD into whether MOOCs are living up to their promises.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Now, with a school for Alexander as a feasible option , it is very much about relations with external organisational structures and capability to be yourself independently of their boundaries and demands. Not back to school insights , August 2016. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018.

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

Jenny Connected

It will be interesting to see if they are followed through in the next conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018, and how much our thinking and ideas will have moved on. Reticulatrix (2013) ‘#EDCMOOC: School’s out’ https://reticulatrix.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/edcmooc-schools-out/.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

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