cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

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Senior Social Media Professional Training – August 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

AUGUST 27TH-29TH 2018 SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, SYDNEY Australia. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course in Sydney Australia with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools?

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

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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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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. While I haven’t used the kanban board specifically as a tool, I have unintentionally done similar processes and I will certainly consider this in planning with the scientists.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

Third year of online math for Alexander: learning to use new tools. September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning tools You can implement microlearning with the tools you already have available. New tools are also available that specifically focus on microlearning.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

“Using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem, the OER World Map will visualize the world of OER and support a range of widgets and tools, including powerful statistical analysis.” In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0

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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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(video) tool of the month: 1 second video apps for blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

The tool of this month is therefore a video tool: the 1 second video app. This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline. Video is an important online trend. Video is already important in online marketing, and learning and training follows this trend.

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

Jenny Connected

Our tools for learning will need to emphasize and promote individual agency as much as they need to develop the tools and capacities needed to support social, political and economic development. Is this referring to technological tools?

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From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

When a new tool is introduced into an existing setting, the existing setting has some degree of stability (hopefully more than less).

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Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

Having collected all the ‘parts’, Matthias, using his Think Tool, has been able to look for relationships between the parts and create this ‘whole’. Further information about Matthias Melcher’s Think Tool. The Divided Brain betweenness Iain McGilchrist matthias melcher Think Tool

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From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

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.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I started playing with these tools in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me! Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire.

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

A question has just entered my head – Is art that is created online, using technical tools, always conceptual art? stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

Matthias provided links to two types of mapping tool – cmap.ihmc.us a tool he has created himself – [link] . I have used both tools in the past, but I am more familiar with Matthias’ tool, so I used that. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

No need to use fancy tools, just start capturing and reflecting upon what you see, using only a sheet of paper, if need be. Which online and physical tools are being used to support the interactions? Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

This was a fitting start as much of what we do as graphic facilitators is try to understand how our tools can be of service to support others in their path. Lastly, I typically end the workshop with a visual evaluative tool called River of Life. I am inspired.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

Here is my graph, which I created using Matthias Melcher’s Think Tool – Thought Condensr , which is very quick and easy to use. Isn’t the graph I have created using Matthias’s Think Tool, and posted here, a physical instantiation? We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

I introduce my CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping and show how it has been applied, together with network visualization tool Kumu to strengthen agricultural collaborations in Malawi, as described in more detail in this post.

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

The second may be my feeling of excitement when I discover a new tool. 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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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. His talk included a set of tools , a gallery and a book. R is not just software.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Our tools set consisted of Adobe Connect in combination with Google docs and a Facebook Workplace group. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

didn't attend this session but will definitely copy this) In Jef's session strengthfinder was mentioned as a good tool to help you reflect about your talents and passion. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference.

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Looking for a task management tool

Mathemagenic

I am looking for a task management tool to organise work across people and contexts. So far we are with Trello, but I’m not happy with it. What do I need? a pool of tasks, some of which are shared with the others and belong to projects. being able to assign a task to multiple contexts (projects/views/boards/tags). an overview on those tasks that I can easily tweak. personalised views and organisation of the tasks (including shared) for the other team members. RTM+iGoogle combo.

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My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

Finally there was room to discuss tools and technology. Another new (useful) insight to design blended interventions was that it gives you the tools to better support and space the learning process. The tools and the experimentation phase will come after this.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Rent Now, Buy Never: Vancouver is using modified shipping containers to create a network of neighbourhood lending libraries for tools and recreational gear that people only use occasionally, each run by a neighbourhood co-op. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. Maya saw an opportunity to use sumApp and Kumu as her mapping tools to create a network map in real time. When I first started, a lot of the tools out there were hard for people to relate to.

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Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android.

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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

Participants created specific and thoughtful take-aways, including a river/path through the journey of our two days together, a technological overview of digital tools for connecting and building – and a literal take-away, cards with key learnings from the days drawn on each. .

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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. It is a tool for both good and evil.

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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.

Test the Idea at (Small) Scale

Michael Sampson - Currents

Design a usable prototype, or if you are introducing new behaviours enabled by standardised tools, design a script or storyboard of how the process should now work. You have surveyed the current reality, and looked at what else is possible.

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Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many tools in the re-imagining toolbox that help with envisioning the new: Looking at the flowchart of a current work activity or process, and asking “in light of what we now know, what could change in this process?” ” What tools do you use for envisioning the new?

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Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research into the use of social media among young people and adults has highlighted the mental health problems that result from frequent use (see here and here ); there are already signals that such dynamics apply equally to adults in the workplace due to Group Chat tools.

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Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

While a white background is a common starting experience in Microsoft’s applications, the specific capabilities of each tool both create and constrain what you can use it for.

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

The primary tools are mental thinking models, learned patterns of approaching a problem, and concentration to build mental models and solve problems in the mind. Idea mapping, mind mapping, and even dialogue mapping provide tools for doing this.

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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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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.”

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The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

The five most underrated skills of blended trainers Being able to ask participants questions about experience with and interest in online tools. This is necessary to decide the toolset, the learning curve of participants in using these tools and support for onboarding participants online.

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Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

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.

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