Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This month the Royal College of Physicians has published a report bearing the title ‘ Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead’ .

2018 177

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I love this simple image and title. 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.

2018 174

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

MOOC, bears the title ‘Cloud’ Stephen has provided a good synopsis of the week’s content on the course site, where he starts by saying: The joke is that “the cloud” is just shorthand for “someone else’s computer.” Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

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It can be anything you like, but with one stipulation: your graph should not contain a self-referential node titled ‘me’ or ‘self’ or anything similar. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

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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

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

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I have given this post the Title, E-Learning 3.0: This post is a response to a challenge set, as a result of Task 2, by Frank Polster , a fellow course participant on Stephen Downes’ MOOC, E-Learning 3.0. Here is my challenge to all the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Living in an Algorithmic World

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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.

2018 130

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

This is the title of a new paper, co-authored with Mariana Funes and published today in Learning Media and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Online. counter narrative of open online education.

2018 139

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

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She dedicates a whole chapter to him, bearing the title ‘The Dancing Philosopher’, because he was the only one of the group of existentialists, who, in their regular visits to cafes and night clubs, would ask a girl to dance and take to the floor.

2018 130

Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

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In the Master and his Emissary, Iain explains that the title of his book comes from a story in Nietzche, where the Emissary sent out by the trusting Master to do his work ‘became contemptuous of his master.

2018 130

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I titled my posts “Speaking honestly in public”, and I started sharing what I was really going through. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long?

2018 89

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I titled my posts “Speaking honestly in public”, and I started sharing what I was really going through. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long?

2018 89

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

OK, I admit, some of the above sentences are not by any means “short” The title is an homage to NYT nature writer Verlyn Klinkenborg’s brilliant essay & book “ Several Short Sentences About Writing ”.]. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

2018 68

True Story

How to Save the World

The songwriters conveyed these important understandings through telling the stories , with a just a hint (in the song titles, in the harmonic resolution of the final notes of the choruses) that gently steers you to the understanding. (A Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines.

2018 51

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

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This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK. The title of his talk was chosen to suggest that with respect to MOOCs we currently have our backs to the future.

2017 141

Two kinds of knowing

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The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary.

2019 155

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

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The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’. The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne.

2016 164