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

Michelle Laurie

On one thread a variety of awesome tools were listed. I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. In their case they have been monitoring glaciers and snow melt.

2018 130

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

At the end of August, I received a number of comments on my blog from Gary Goldberg, with many lines of thought and threads to follow. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

Our identity will be the thread that runs through an otherwise distributed, disconnected set of data. 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

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

We are the thread that runs through an otherwise disconnected set of data, and knowledge about ourselves, our associations, and our community will create an underlying fabric against which the value and relevance of everything else will be measured. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

Whilst the topic title for Week 4 was ‘Identity’, and we had some discussion about identity in general as a philosophical idea that ‘runs through the history of education in a single thread’, the week mainly focussed on digital identity, which Stephen clearly said is not the same as ‘my identity’.

2018 148

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Anything that disrupts traditional evaluation to open up frameworks to different ways of knowing holds tremendous value for undermining the hidden effects of whiteness and privilege that threads through typical social change work supported by large foundations and governments.

2018 81

Fluid structures: a climbing frame


We finally got a good use of all those threaded holes in the climbing wall, various hanging attachments that we have, carabiners and other climbing equipment from Alexander and an excessive number of hammocks that we have in our house. Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play.

2018 89

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

Jenny Connected

Ideas of space, becoming, disconnection, connection, metaphor, code, algorithms, collective well-being and different ways of knowing were threads running throughout the conference. The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne.

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