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. ” The final sentence I selected to share in this post is.

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cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. CNET cut the multi-hour keynote into a 12-minute highlights reel. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be).

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New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

They had shared one PC for a long time, and it took hours and hours to separate what was his and what was hers (files, email contacts, applications) … and then stitch together a new PC for each of them. And there was a shared space for them to share.

2018 116

Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

2018 116

5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Create collaboration teams and tag/share! Here are the 5 types of social media planners you need. Depending on your organisation you may want different sections, different colour coding or completely different calendars: Most people know content calendars for social media.

2018 142

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Being open in such a society means being accepting of other people and being willing to share. On the distributed web, new file-sharing systems, such as the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), do not rely on internet addresses to locate content.

2018 225

Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because every time you put something out there, you’re reaching out to others and sharing your experiences. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018. One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris.

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

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

2018 187

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

In our post-truth age we agree to agree because we share the same perspective, not because of rational 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

Instead, I will share my initial understanding of what is edusemiotics and how it might relate to McGilchrist’s work. So edusemiotics, whilst sharing some of the pedagogical aspirations of connectivism, differs quite significantly in philosophy.

2018 217

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. These are some of the thoughts shared by Pete Forsyth. 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

2018 166

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

It’s been getting tougher leaving my little ones when I head off for tours so I asked them for a stuffy that I could take with me and I’ll share pictures of our adventures. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Sharing Dweb Content with Dat. Nov 22, 2018 video.

2018 139

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From Wikipedia “Beacon formed part of Facebook’s advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends. But it is very much like 2018.

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Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Teachers are encouraged to take a prompt, work with it and share it with a given hashtag. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

A video harvest…forever grateful!

Michelle Laurie

It’s a challenge to prepare, be the trainer on site and capture what is happening in the room for sharing. Early on, my co-conspirator Nancy White and I found it helpful to have a social reporter.

2018 195

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city. Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit.

2018 182

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

It was personal, yet it was shared. It was shared because people, everywhere, care. It was shared because food is a form of communication. I’ve found less hatred and more sharing. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

2018 204

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

Further, I like the fact that I can come to this course and know that Stephen has the experience, has done all the work and is willing to share this. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link].

2018 174

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

In a previous post , I began to explore and share my understanding of what Iain McGilchrist has written about and means by ‘betweenness’ as a way of being in the world.

2018 174

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

2018 148

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes has shared a video introduction to the course (see [link] ) and also recorded a video of a conversation he had with George Siemens. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Share links to relevant parts in social media. Social networks are about relationships, interactions, and connections between people and act as a resource for knowledge sharing and problem solving. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Those of us in the class built a camaraderie around our shared experience. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts. The premise being that we need to do things differently – maybe not big things, sometimes the smallest of acts can make a huge difference.

2018 194

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Dropbox, a personal cloud storage service used for sharing and backing up files, has been around since 2007. But, the focus this week has been on the next generation of Cloud Computing for virtual learning rather than for storage and file sharing. Jupyter Notebooks – an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

And using applications like xSplit or Open Broadcaster Software individuals can make their experiences part of the learning experience shared by others. I interpret this to mean sharing the working processes that lead to content. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As one oil reservoir engineer observed, “Sometimes you can share an insight that is so useful it saves a well from going down, but you don’t save a well at the first meeting.”. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

2018 148

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

” Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project.

2018 203

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

This is what Stephen worked on for most of the week; he has shared his learning on how to do this on his Half an Hour blog. A very useful post was shared by Random Access , who, it turns out, has extensive experience of working on Open Badges with the Scottish Social Services Council.

2018 148

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing ( [link] ). As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

‘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

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The skills and techniques we talked about were tricks of the trade that I share. She shared feathers she had gathered on her walks (and cleaned for us). I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

2018 164

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

For further insights into his thinking I can recommend watching the video embedded above and reading this paper, which he shared as a summary of the week. Week 4 on Identity in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has come to an end. It was another very interesting week.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

And don’t post anything you’re not comfortable with sharing. At the start of that course we were given the name of an unknown fellow participant and had to find out enough about them to be able to link to them in six steps and then share this information.

2018 148

12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

One of the delights of having children who do their own thing and are willing to share this with you, is that you end up doing things that you would never do had your children not suggested them.

2018 148

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Everytime we take some news article, no matter how correct it might be, and share it, we are playing up Putin’s charge. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things.

2018 173

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Within the SPOC, on the Curatr platform, sources like short video clips or cartoons were shared as conversation starters on topics such as classroom atmosphere, structure, variety in lessons and attention to individual students.

2018 169

PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

PechaKucha is a lively presentation format in which anybody can share an idea(l), project or passion close to their heart. Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event.

2018 130

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. Communicate: Share, continue. R is not just software.

2018 169

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

Stephen has been ‘beefing up’ on this for a while and has shared the resources he has collected for those who want to know more about blockchain (see the end of this post). The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller.

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

This worked well because everyone could share their ideas at the same time. Each session started with sharing the products from the previous session. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design.

2018 151

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

Here, in this blog post, I will provide evidence of completion, describe what I did, where I nearly came unstuck and share the questions I still have about this task/topic. In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

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