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.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Technology needs to be an enabler. Technology on its own will not enable change. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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

Jenny Connected

Each stage in technological development is inspired by social, political and economic aspirations, and understanding the next generation of learning and technology requires understanding the forces that shaped them. This brings up questions around technological determinism.

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Open Society Technologies

Taming the spaces

Open Society TechnologiesIn the XXI Century societies are becoming more open – balancing between choices of top-to down and bottom up, individual and collective, passive responsibility and proactive entrepreneurship, exercising tolerance, inclusion and democracy. Politico-legal dimension of open society tries to channel persons’ political agency and spreading power, moving the public from responsive to proactive behaviours […].

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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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. Blockchain explained in plain English Understanding how blockchain works and identifying myths about its powers are the first steps to developing blockchain technologies.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

For the Rich, the Future of Technology is About Escape: So says Douglas Rushkoff, who was recently wined and dined by a billionaires group. 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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The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

For learning, intimacy is needed which you can only achieve face-to-face I feel completely energized when I am standing in front of a group I am quite technophobe/ I have little interest in working with technology Why would you invest in blended training?

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

Similarly with technology. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link]. Stephen said somewhere that he was trying to create an elegant site for the course. I think he has succeeded.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

As George said, that first MOOC, CCK08, The Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Course came at a time of mass explosion of technology, extensive innovation and the emergence of shared intelligence. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is? How do we project ourselves on the internet? How can we be safe and secure?

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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. Communities of practice R resources TechnologyR is not just software.

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

It means better data protection, improved availability, and expanded access to cutting-edge technologies. Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update .

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

New technology is beginning to combine the ability of teachers and role models to model and demonstrate successful practice and the need for learners to practice and reflect on their learning in that environment. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

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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.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Is that technology now active? Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? My live feed of the Congress hearings cut out right near the end, but did anyone ask these questions?

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have planned subway systems, technology rollouts, urban growth patterns, transportation infrastructure, housing needs, freeway travel patterns, business projects, software development, building houses, building buildings, and on and on. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Stephen believes that’ new decentralized network technologies will enable individuals to manage their own credentials’ ( see this week’s summary ). We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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‘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.

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The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

A s our civilization slowly falls apart over the coming decades, there are some technologies I will miss a lot more than others. Here’s my top 10 technologies I’ll miss when they’re gone, beyond the obvious ones cited above. photo from the good folks at pixabay.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

The technology now exists to map a more precise assessment of people through their online interactions. 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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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

My focus this week has been on Graph, and I continue to think about the human issues related to these technology developments (see my previous post ) , so I have not yet had time to follow up about Blockchain. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology .

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Examples: Introduce something completely new, for example a new theory or a new technology that will be of influence Present data that shows an unexpected pattern. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

Our engagement with the socially active medium created by new technologies leaves traces each time we do something on the web. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. I am not scared because I don't believe in the technological singularity theory. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00

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Networked City development

Social Reporter

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. The Mayor of London, and chief digital officer Theo Blackwell, launched the Smarter London Together roadmap after a listening exercise, with more emphasis on the “people first, technology second” philosophy urged earlier by organisations including Doteveryone.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

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 was also curious about what lens he uses to looks at technology.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

Reading both tasks the first one seems to focus on technology and the second on pedagogy. I completed Task 1 because I am always challenged by the simplest of technology tasks. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more.

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My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

Finally there was room to discuss tools and technology. I walked with three colleagues in Milan. We had one day in Milan before the Hofstede Insights conference in which I had to discuss a number of myths about blended learning.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education. It introduces one or more functional improvements, based on what the technology could enable.

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How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I learned that we can connect the dots—which is of course what networks do—but we can connect the dots between theory, a physical experiential activity with networks, and a technological platform for visualizing networks.

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And So It Begins

Michael Sampson - Currents

May 25, 2018. There was lots of cool technology on show, but answers to the fundamental questions were elusive. It’s a date that’s always been “coming” and recently “coming quickly.”

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Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

They believe, despite who’s paying the bills for the technology, this is their place. One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

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BlackBerry KEY2

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tools & TechnologiesBlackBerry introduced its new smartphone, with a physical keyboard (hat tip, Vowe ).

Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

It was interesting to see the visual themes that developed around words like ‘technology’ and terms like ‘on-boarding’.

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

Another ongoing theme that emerged was the use of technology in conjunction with graphic facilitation methods.

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Living in an Algorithmic World

Jenny Connected

Two recent conferences, re:publica 18 in Berlin (May 2-4) and Theorising the Web 2018 in New York (April 27 th /28 th ) have featured the influence of algorithms on today’s world. Technology is not the cause of fear and insecurity.

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Explaining the Value of Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tools & TechnologiesKudos to Nintex for a compelling way of explaining the value of workflow. Can’t believe only 566 people have viewed this since February 2017.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter. Technology is driving innovation and new ways of working, but we need people to do this.

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Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Tools & TechnologiesGroup chat offers a particular approach to communication between people, characterised by rapid fire interaction, short sentences or thought fragments, and a fun and lively tone.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tools & TechnologiesMicrosoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time). The new Hub 2 – for meeting rooms, team work, and visual collaboration – is more flexible and lighter than the first version of the Hub.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

For example, organizations can own assets like websites and other technologies, have payrolls, are bound by law, and have clear accountability. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down.

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Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. I said we could apply the SAMR model beyond educational technology.

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