Facebook Subscriptions 2018 – Stop the Whining

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

So offering ad-free Facebook subscriptions – which NO ONE will actually take at least long term – is an option. What does Facebook Paid Subscriptions really mean? I don’t like my data being sold more than anyone but I recognise a free service has to monetise in some way.

2018 183

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Don’t Talk to Me About Climate Change: George Monbiot suggests some new terms to use when talking about the crises facing our world, such as the following (thanks to Chris Dempsey for the link): Climate breakdown instead of climate change.

2018 75

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Bacon diagnosed confirmation bias before the term existed. All our terms can be controversial and contested. 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

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.

2018 166

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Serendipitously in the same week that I listened to Amy’s conversation with Stephen, I listened to a podcast of a conversation between John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist ( the first night podcast ), who also talked about creativity, but in different terms. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018.

2018 148

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

So I am not a fan of the Quantified Self, for myself, although that’s not to deny its uses, in terms of health and well-being. The Connected Self would be a more ‘embodied’ self, which understands itself in terms of relations and ‘betweenness’. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

Having done this I was able to pull out all the blogs that have received comments, and identify in terms of V1 – V20, who these comments were from. Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Again, he has provided a good Synopsis – see [link].

2018 161

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

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. What is Cloud Computing in Simple Terms? Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

So both trust and community on the distributed web, in their terms, seem to mean something different to Wenger et al.’s I can accept that on the distributed web it probably makes more sense to understand trust in these terms. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video?

2018 203

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

MOOC, is whether and why digital badges are the way to go in terms of recognising success in learning on the distributed web. Looking back through this blog, I am reminded that in 2012 I attended a SCoPE seminar on digital badges and wrote two posts about it.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

” So in these terms, the truth of my graph can only be partial or contingent. In these terms I’m not sure how to answer Stephen’s question about ‘source of truth’. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

I did look up definitions and explanations of some terms and added text if an explanation wasn’t evident in Stephen’s text, e.g. algorithm. I like lists, but in recent years I have come to appreciate that when you organise and categorise terms in lists you miss the richness of connections.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

I mean I don’t like it sort of you know in terms of again scratching explanatory itches. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

2018 59

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

Finally, the CSO is a permanently engaged intermediary, as it is interested in a long term development and empowerment of the local people. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

People didn’t understand the technical terms and couldn’t make the connections to their work. You can upload a photo if you want,” because they weren’t familiar with the term avatar. Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference?

2018 138

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Ruben’s terms, it represents a “significant task redesign” For example, let’s say a student keeps getting the quiz questions wrong, even after going through the material a couple of times.

2018 146

Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

Participants got a good grounding in how to use the body to create large lines and circles, and what works in terms of printing and clarity, colour and spacing. It was interesting to see the visual themes that developed around words like ‘technology’ and terms like ‘on-boarding’.

2018 130

Test the Idea at (Small) Scale

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now is the time to run an initial experiment or test – to start and make the change in order to evaluate the near-term potential of the big idea. Help the team to begin, offering whatever support is needed in terms of re-explanation, coaching, and skills training.

2018 136

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. Who is setting the agendas and under what terms?

2018 130

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

Serendipitously, on my arrival home I found a gift had come in the mail – that of a RocketBook – which had immediate and obvious application in terms of graphics and technology.

2018 130

On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

His first show, A Chef’s Tour was one of a guy who got lucky, right place, right time, low budget, no hope of a long-term run. There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”. .

2018 130

On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

His first show, A Chef’s Tour was one of a guy who got lucky, right place, right time, low budget, no hope of a long-term run. There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”. .

2018 130

Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

I used a new term to force a re-think about what’s actually involved in helping people to embrace a new way of working with collaboration tools and approaches.”

2018 127

Information Theory and Uncertainty in Collaborative Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

In information theory terms, there’s no uncertainty left to resolve. Information theory says that new information reduces uncertainty. That something additional reduces the set of possible actions or outcomes.

2018 127

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

Seeking the answer to this question was his life’s work and indeed his life as he attempted to live by the philosophy he espoused (in Iris Murdoch’s terms he inhabited his philosophy). What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals?

2018 130

From Out-Hustle to Out-Look

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key ideas: Take a long-term view in a world that thinks short-term. Remember the fundamentals (long-term vision) and don’t get caught off guard by bumps along the road.

2018 116

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

and in terms of pedagogy ‘Don’t we need dissonance to maintain interest and attention?’. Here’s wishing anyone who visits this post, Season’s Greeting and Best Wishes for 2018.

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#XED is Essential for #DEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

The term “intranets” has been deprecated for a while, and even the term digital workplace could become last year’s idea. DEX, or Digital Employee Experience, is the new thing to orient around.

2018 116

Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

But once again, it’s a short-term pain and things settle into a new pattern; I know where to look, I can quickly locate each item, and I’m ready to work. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

2018 116

Trust in the steps. Focussed and whole picture thinking

Jenny Connected

But most importantly, in terms of the course, we could see how her experience resonated with Iain McGilchrist’s writing on how in optimal circumstances, the right and left hemispheres work together.

2018 130

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

In terms of content we have worked with personas, images about the future, formulate learning objectives, inspiring examples of blended trajectories and building blocks. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design.

2018 151

Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

I have attended this Field & Field course twice before (each time writing up and sharing my notes ), but this time I went with the specific purpose of creating a space in my life, to come to terms with the confusion I have felt about my mother’s death. The Self-Unseeing (by Thomas Hardy).

2018 130

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

The focus on the hyper-short-term steals time and space from thinking on deeper issues and longer-term concerns for the team and its work.

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Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Note that this is at the shock-and-awe end of the scale in terms of seeing a very different work reality.

2018 116

From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

Set a high bar in terms of what it will do. In Part 1, I introduced the three slices of the existing setting , and asked how far a change of some defined kind would go when introduced.

2018 116

Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

The event was growing in popularity and profile, becoming what they termed a marquee event. One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority.

2018 100

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

Now I fully realize that there is a semantic issue here, around using the term “principles” and that in some of the complexity literature we use, the terms “simple rules” or “heuristics” are also used.

2018 85

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

Perhaps Microsoft’s work with tuning it for the education market with OneNote for Classrooms will seed the market with a whole new love for the program in about a decade’s time, but that’s a long-term play we will need to watch. On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office.

2018 89

Microsoft StaffHub for Frontline Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have seen estimates of 500 million to 2 billion people who fit into this category – that of frontline workers (although Microsoft uses the term “firstline”). On the Silverside blog, I wrote about Microsoft StaffHub: Microsoft has made significant strides in recent years addressing the needs of workers who don’t work on a computer throughout the day.

2018 89

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The authors use the term Work-Home-Interference (WHI), defined as a negative process of negative interaction in which the employees experience pressure from work and private life which is hard to reconcile. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130