New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013. Divided Brain, Divided World: Why the best part of us struggles to be head, (February), 1–100.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638. We seem to live in a world dominated by ‘either/or’ thinking.

2018 148

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society. OER World Map.

2018 225

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

The second allows us to think of data – and hence, of our record of that knowledge – as distributed, as being copied and shared and circulated as and when needed around the world. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because if this world can be saved, it will be by those with imagination, compassion, courage, perseverance and the ability to ignite those qualities in other people, using only the power of words. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018.

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

Jenny Connected

How do we ensure that what we project to the world is what we want to project, both as teachers and learners? It is difficult to imagine a world in which education is not solely about knowledge and skills. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 187

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

It was noticeable that each of the five podcasts mentioned Donald Trump in one context or another, who seems to have become synonymous with the idea that the world is suffering from an epidemic of truth decay.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education. For example on p.134 of his book he writes: ‘Our attention is responsive to the world, but the world is responsive to our attention.

2018 217

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.

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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.

2018 166

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

She said creativity is a way of being, a way of approaching the world. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is almost over, I haven’t yet finished thinking about the penultimate week on Experience.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This reflects something that I have heard Iain McGilchrist author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , say, i.e. that death is no longer freely talked about.

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E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

On this site Stephen writes: The premise of this course is that we are entering the third major phase of the world wide web, and that it will redefine online learning as it has previously. This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week.

2018 174

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

In a previous post , I began to explore and share my understanding of what Iain McGilchrist has written about and means by ‘betweenness’ as a way of being in the world. The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ).

2018 174

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. It’s the people that make this world what it is. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Belina hosts Sustainable Stand-Up courses around the world – ‘helping important ideas become human, engaging, and deeply funny’. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

It centred around what it means to be human and what is human intelligence in a world where machines can learn just as we do. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

It’s easier to build and work on a centralised platform, but as Stephen pointed out, we are already living in a world where information is distributed. But, as Stephen said, whilst most people the world over are ‘good’ there remain bad actors.

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Students are required to work in teams to solve simulated ‘real-world’ problems. Content distribution networks and live streaming are transforming real-world events into hands-on learning experiences. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Neither, he says, does space or anything in space really exist: “The world is made of events, not things”, he explains. Time is the form in which we beings whose brains are made up essentially of memory and foresight interact with our world: it is the source of our identity”, he writes.

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

For the last 10 years, I've been traveling the world, working with all kinds of companies, eating great food, staying in (sometimes) posh hotels, speaking at conferences and it's been awesome. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

The work of both authors work has implications for education, epistemology, and understanding our world and our existence. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

How can we avoid living in a ‘Big Brother’ /panopticon world? He sees it as learning what it means to live together in the world. We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

My response to the challenge is based on what I have learned from reading the work of Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of The Western World.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

In the world of centralized platforms, such data collection would be risky and intrusive, but in a distributed data network where people manage their own data, greater opportunities are afforded. Beyond Assessment – Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World.

2018 139

12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.

2018 148

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”. So, stop making Facebook your amplified CNN or Fox News. Stop eating crap.

2018 173

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

As we encounter our effects on the world and develop our relations with others, these layers build upon each other to produce our identity as a very complex interweaving of participative experience and reificative projections. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions.

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Identity from the perspective of authentication

Jenny Connected

Imagine a Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. In this video Stephen Downes, convener of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC explains that in the future our safety and security online will be managed through the use of identification keys.

2018 139

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world – [link]. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

2018 139

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

These weekly conversations with different guest speakers are proving very interesting – a window into another world, for me. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller. I took a screenshot from the Hangout, because he has such a winning smile.

2018 139

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The difference between the 2D world (before the internet) and 3D world (after the internet) is the ubiquity of information. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

Instead, we should tap into the growing bottom-up and middle-out capacity around the world for civic intelligence : the collective, citizen-driven, (where possible institutionally supported) capability to think and work together. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots. 2018): More than just linking the nodes: civil society actors as intermediaries in the design and implementation of payments for ecosystem services–the case of a blue carbon project in Costa Rica, Local Environment.

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

The “study one hour a day for 5 years and you’ll be a world expert” idea. The idea of creating one untouchable day a week for disconnecting from the world and focusing on your key project.

2018 142

Creating Purposive Transformation

Networking Action

Our world is transforming. Whether to transform is not a choice. Every day we see signs that the environmental, political and social structures of the 20 th century are crumbling: plummeting bio-diversity, fracturing of governments and rise in autocracy, and … Net Dev

2018 158

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

We’re in a volatile world… where things are changing constantly and often people need to reach out into those extended networks for help and support. In today’s world, they’re also impacted by what happens a few degrees out.

2018 138

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

As another idea, if the lecture notes are based on a book, areas of low comprehension across all students across the world are aggregated for the original author, who then revises his or her material to make it more fit-for-purpose for future students.

2018 146

Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

If we collect stamps, for instance, it’s the most normal thing in the world. One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

2018 127

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

It’s always an interesting spot to hold, a little outside of things, recording everything I can, keeping track and choosing pieces to share with the online world about our work in the workshop.

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