Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

One approach for seeing possible improvements for your work is to study beyond your industry. Selecting “the one right one” to study is less important than selecting something and starting.

2018 116

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 75

Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. I am tasked with helping bring together the different studies to come under one technical report.

2018 130

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics is the study of signs, such as in body language, rituals, linguistics, media and advertising. Edusemiotics is the study of signs + learning theory + education.

2018 217

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Paleopoo: Recent studies of fossilized faeces of prehistoric humans reveal that for our first million years we were vegetarians, and specifically fruit-eaters.

2018 59

Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I recently read an article that states, “ a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” Markers, paper, clay and collage were all used in the study.

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. What insights can we gain from studying the lives and creative processes of famous artists? Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 Experience

Jenny Connected

Stephen wrote: “Here’s a good example of the sort of thing you could create, by Kevin Hodgson (who apparently also studied mind reading as he completed this Task before it was posted). The task for this penultimate week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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).

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

A photo of a Water Boatman on a pond-life chart might help you to recognise it, but won’t have the same impact as actually lifting one from the pond in your net, so that you can study it live under the microscope (in pond water of course!).

2018 148

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have studied how to make plans. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

2018 194

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Whether something arouses curiosity has also been studied by Berlyne: it depends on novelty, complexity, uncertainty and conflict. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

2018 169

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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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

If you want to learn how to write dialogue that brings out a character’s personality and passions, study this. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

The details such as – this only applies to two groups of customers in 2018: – brand new customers who are creating a brand new tenant based in the Canadian geo; or.

2018 116

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

The “study one hour a day for 5 years and you’ll be a world expert” idea. The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done.

2018 142

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is not something I am making up, but something I have experienced myself and which is backed up by a study by MIT. The article is based on a 5 year research program in which they studied 10 employee groups in 5 companies. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

2018 151

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

Your training tells you what is possible while studying the current reality, which means: There are some aspects that will be easy for you to imagine or envision around. If seeing more is important in your work, study so as to extend your ability to see in new ways.

2018 136

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Laloux regularly mentions Buurtzorg in the Netherlands and AES in the UK as examples he studied. Training and coaching There is little talk about training in the studied organizations. Collective reflection There are differences between the organizations studied in their emphasis on reflecting. 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?

2018 138

Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

” 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 PaperIt’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

Collaboration in the Process of Re-Imagining

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have argued that we see the world through what we understand, informed by our experiences, and enlightened by what we have studied. One easy “therefore” of this principle is to study to become better.

2018 127

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

I’ve walked the hilly residential streets of Valparaiso, studying the intentional and invited graffiti, while stepping around cat after cat. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

2018 130

Distractions at the Office Mean That Remote Workers Outperform

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian writes about why remote workers outperform office workers : … one study found that the number of people who say they cannot concentrate at their desk has increased by 16 percent since 2008.

2018 127

Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Shopping for inspiration is easy in our networked world: Look at the case studies available from vendors. Learning what others have done with the new tools and resources available to them provides inspiration and challenge on what could be possible in your work, team and organisation.

2018 127

On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

The hoped-for-and-studied-towards moment of inspiration. There is a lot of thinking and repeatable process in re-imagining effective work. Learning how to examine a current process to understand its intent, its current form, and the actors involved.

2018 127

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have studied how to make plans. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

2018 130

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

His focus was embodied cognition, studying consciousness as a holistic social and sensory phenomenon, rather than a sequence of abstract processes. What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals? Are we truly set apart in some way?

2018 130

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

In my study Irrigation Engineering we learnt about various lenses. 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

From Out-Hustle to Out-Look

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having someone on the investment team that studies disruptive-change is a great precaution against making stupid decisions. Fortune Magazine interviewed Dennis Lynch in early 2014 about his investment philosophy at Morgan Stanley.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found a study looking at the influence of our smartphone use for work purposes and its influence on stress and burnout. The paper is called Smartphone Use, Work–Home Interference, and Burnout: A Diary Study on the Role of Recovery.

2018 130

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

” This is where most mediocre Net-Map studies start, with a question that is not quite on target, often too big (sometimes too small), two or three questions in one or using language that is easy to misunderstand.

2018 116

Re-Imagining Construction at Bechtel

Michael Sampson - Currents

It has been several years since I first saw the above Bechtel case study – on how the company had embraced the iPad for business – but there were a couple of new ideas to me that have stood out over time.

2018 116

What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

One studies it but one shouldn’t treat a large complex system as if it is always subject to static change: moving between one state and another. Things change in different ways.

2018 82

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Studying the present for the answer will not turn up the gold lying just out of eyesight under a rock. 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. They expect facilitation will help them to do this.

2018 80

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Maria Popova’s favourite books of 2018. I met him first in the 1980s when I was studying Native Studies at Trent University, where he visited as a guest during our annual Elders and Traditional People’s conference.

2018 50

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

All civilizations end, and a study of them shows that there are usually two precursors to their collapse: widespread cultural acedia , and then a period of chaos. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 74

Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

With the sports and other activities, my preference usually goes into those in the beginning or end of the day, so that the kids can have a few uninterrupted hours to study in own rhythm, to do a project, to meet people or to go a field/musea/garden trip. September-October are always transitional months, where travel and projects with inner rhythm give space to the weekly structure of externals clubs, sports and lessons (see previous winter seasons ).

2018 89

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

The sonar and radar used in human society (and many technologies developed to help humans with impaired sight) are based directly on the study of bats’, though bat echolocation is vastly more complex, subtle, organic and sensitive than the human adaptations. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

From the Wikipedia entry on AI: “In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “ intelligent agents “: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. [1]

2018 51

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

Not a very rosy picture, but those who’ve studied the economy and have been following oil prices for a while tend to support much of this hypothesis. T he clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently.

2018 64

The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

It’s fascinating to study the unspoken messages we send with our eyes, our faces, our tone of voice, our hands, and our whole bodies. Lie-detection: One study suggests holding someone’s gaze while asking them a simple question will get a more honest answer, and doing so while making a request may get a more positive answer (unless they look away, which could also be a ‘tell’). image from pixabay CC0. I ’ve written about body language before.

2018 42

Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

In studying the types of innovation communities, we feel the range can be narrowed down to 3 categories: Brand-Hosted Communities: Where a single brand hosts an innovation community focused on the brand’s products, services or business model.

2018 46

Listening is love

Chris Corrigan

Erich Fromm studied love and connection as his life’s work. Along the way he was able to study and learn about the art of some of the core capacities of loving.

2018 49