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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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

Tech your future festival: planes, drones and fire-fighters. * Building a geodesic dome at the university garden with Sustain (was fun watching Alexander doing that in English). * Excursion Kasteel Hernen and a follow-up: daily life in middle ages, chicken at home and playing quests.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Cheryl Hodgkinson -Williams and Sukaina Walji, both from the University of Capetown, were Stephen’s guests this week. 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

What Peace Means to Me Dec 20, 2018 video The only path toward peace and freedom from authoritarianism is the path that leads toward the creation and maintenance of the civil society. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

” The final podcast in this series was by Simon Blackburn, author of the ‘Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy’ and until his retirement Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. The universe just is. That what we perceive as the universe is just an appearance, everything and nothing, at once real and unreal.

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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. 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.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I recently read an article that states, “ a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me!

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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Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

in the architectonic philosophical system of Charles Sanders Peirce…… the issue is a tolerance for ‘vagueness’ when one considers the universe as fundamentally relational and context-dependent.’.

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

The invited guest speaker was Tony Hirst from the Open University. 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. But it was interesting to hear why the Open University (OU) is working on this.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Open University Press ). We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

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Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The ages ranged from university student to grandmothers. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers. Sometimes a workshop or meeting leaves me feeling better than when I walked in the room and this happened recently at PGviz18 in Prince George.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

Cambridge University Press. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring 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?’.

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

A University Lecturer working in the Educational Research Department. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete. I have already completed Task 1 and blogged about it.

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Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is … Net Dev

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Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

While PowerPoint got me my first visit to London to present at a conference in March 1994, it was Lotus 1-2-3 that enabled me to graduate debt free, and in retrospect, probably enabled me to get my first job after university. Excel Table Talk Episode 6.

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Two Liberating Structures Workshops at University of Illinois April 5 and 6

Full Circle Associates

Are you at or near the University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana? … Continue reading Two Liberating Structures Workshops at University of Illinois April 5 and 6. Interested in Liberating Structures? Then join us for one or two days of hands/heads/hearts on workshops.

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

Had she not existed there would be a Betty-shaped hole in the Universe. The Self-Unseeing (by Thomas Hardy). Here is the ancient floor, Footworn and hollowed and thin, Here was the former door. Where the dead feet walked in.

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Trust in the steps. Focussed and whole picture thinking

Jenny Connected

Here is a woman who at the age of 20, whilst at University, happened to attend a lecture by two men who had climbed Everest. The Field & Field McGilchrist 4 day course about Iain’s book, The Master and his Emissary.

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Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

Michael Sampson - Currents

On one project I was going to be interviewing academics about their needs from the new SharePoint-based intranet, and the room I was given for interviews was a tutorial room at the university (think meeting room with tables down the middle and 12+ chairs).

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Bakker Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner. We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands.

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

George discusses this with Neil Selwyn in an interview recorded for Monash University, Australia, Faculty of Education. Yale University Press. I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age. George does qualify, right at the beginning of the interview, that his question ‘What does it mean to be human in a Digital Age?’

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Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Our biggest event recently was a simulation game workshop at London Metropolitan University where we heard about current plans for support systems focussed on the Hub; adopted roles from concerned citizen to network leader and council officer; reviewed challenges and ideas from a consultant’s report; developed further ideas, and then chose methods and actions to carry them out.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Maria Popova’s favourite books of 2018. I met him first in the 1980s when I was studying Native Studies at Trent University, where he visited as a guest during our annual Elders and Traditional People’s conference.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

Lastly, this wide ranging piece from the always interesting Nautilus takes my weekly reading on complexity back out to the cosmological level, through trying to understand why we see structure when we look at things in a fundamentally chaotic universe.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

And whether the cosmic clock, the evolution of the universe, is connected with the evolution of complexity. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever. Leonard Susskind has linked the growth of black holes to increasing complexity.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

And that new article by that quantum theorist guy Sean Carroll you pointed me to last week about why the universe is the way it is, that provides five possible answers, and then concludes that his current favourite is that “the universe just is”, I liked that!

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

Students of such systems began to think of the evolution of the universe and of life on Earth as a type of game, and began to speculate on whether or not this game had a ‘purpose’ or not, with spiritualists and agnostics taking opposing sides.

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Self-Impression

How to Save the World

I think this is likely a universal attribute of the self, this compulsion to impress, to get attention and appreciation and reassurance, and to be reactive and absorbed with self-judgement. cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

You come to believe that humans are individuals with free will and choice and self-control, and that humans are the crown of creation, endowed with the wise and magical ‘consciousness’ of their separateness and ‘intelligence’ unique on the planet and possibly in the universe.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

This major ESF-funded project – coordinated by the Division of Information and Library Studies of Masaryk University in Brno, the second-largest city of the Czech Republic – aims to strengthen the social innovation capabilities of the Czech public libaries.

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK. Given that he works for Lancaster University Phil is well placed to explore social learning in FutureLearn MOOCs.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

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

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

It was organised by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK, and delivered by Professor Hugh Willmott from City University London. Hugh Willmott has been working with Professor Emma Bell from the Open University. 2018 4th edition).

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

Jenny Connected

Sian’s argument is that we need to get away from the idea that the architecture of a university is the authentic space making distance education a less authentic space. She said that sedentarism is still driving universities. 2016) ‘Away from the university’.

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