Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M.,

2019 155

Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

I am recently retired, so a bit out of the loop, but from my perspective not a lot has changed between 2006 and 2019, in the sense that education has not been ‘reinvented’ – notably there hasn’t been, at government and policy-making level, a change in philosophy.

2019 155

Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

2019 141

Painting of Costa Rican Ceviche

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 18" acrylic painting of Costa Rican ceviche that we ate at a roadside cafe.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2019 130

What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

2019 139

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

2019 155

What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. But do they produce results?

2019 141

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Kochi Biennale 2019. Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. At this stage in my life I am interested in how I can ensure that what I choose to attend to doesn’t blinker me to the possible implications of attending too closely to a given idea.

2019 148

Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools. In this blog you will find a number of tools and tips to start with. In every Ennuonline course there is someone who proudly shows a self-made animation video.

2019 151

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought. I was too young at the time to appreciate the problem.

2019 139

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019. Visiting Kolkata with a wheelchair user is a challenge and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Hand-pulled rickshaws are being phased out, but there is little sign that facilities for wheelchair users are being phased in.

2019 130

Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

He also compellingly updates ‘progress’ towards the five stages of collapse for 2019, from his 2013 book of the same name. image from Gail Tverberg’s article, described below.

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between. Beyond just members with “standard” activity levels, we think about the most active, most passionate, most influential members and how we can get them helping to drive our community, marketing, and business goals. .

2019 89

5 Facebook Page Tips for Event Planners and Conference Organisers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers? I’m glad you asked ??. More Social Media resources for EventPlanners: [link]. Target Audience: EventProfs with an interest in Social Media and Facebook Page Admins. This lecture (series) is for EventProfs: Work for NonProfit, Gov, Business as a marketing event coordinator or similar.

2019 122

Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a classic New Orleans ventilator cover for the crawl space under an older home and the stuff that grows in the cracks between house and sidewalk,  The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

2019 100

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

2019 83

Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019. Here’s a 2019 that explodes online community even further

2019 116

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Back in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen. There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. .

2019 93

Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

We had a meeting in our homeschooling group yesterday to discuss what do and how do we actually want to do together after a period of “let’s see where things go by themselves” Over last few months I almost gave up on investing in our local homeschooling community.

2019 116

Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

Over last years I made many attempts to return to blogging, but couldn’t quite get the feeling of how it was before. That feeling of belonging. To the idea space. To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. I guess it had to do not only with the state of things on the web but also with my own processes of learning in other spaces and building up enough energy to rejoin in the open.

2019 89

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

I’m just coming home from a couple of days in Victoria where Caitlin and I were with colleagues Rebecca Ataya, Annemarie Travers, and Kelly Poirier.

2019 75

My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

2019 76

A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia. A strong northwesterly breeze is pushing wind driven swell down the Strait of Georgia onto the southwestern shore of Bowen Island. There is snow on the mountain tops, but down here at sea level, it’s 7 degrees.

2019 74

Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop

Mathemagenic

When I stopped working the most difficult part was to leave that space where ideas are grown and to leave seeds of new insights to be there without helping them to grow. I needed to make that choice eight years ago, to be able to recover from burnout and to learn how to care for myself, our three kids and my permaculture garden.

2019 89

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

2019 69

Three musketeers, time and knowledge gaps

Mathemagenic

I wanted to share with the kids D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers movie of my childhood, an iconic musical of its time. So we set into it, spreading three series over three evenings. And then, as usual, it became watching a movie turned into a learning experience. The first part includes musketeers song that was written to become a hit, as we found out later, watching stories about how the movie was made. Of course, it became a hit with my kids and they started to sing it.

2019 89

The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian. This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently. Since my reading on it is primarily in English I am not familiar with the choices made when terminology is translated into Russian.

2019 89

Parkours and pyjamas

Mathemagenic

Yesterday was Alexander’s parkour birthday party with his homeschooling friends. He was the one responsible for preparing it and this added a lot of extra tasks to the planning in the days before. During the party 11 kids were building three different obstacle courses, inside and outside, and then practicing going through them with their own bodies and remote controlled vehicles.

2019 89

Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

Being able to move around without an adult is part of growing up. As the kids grow, their space also grows, from house and garden, to familiar spaces and parks, and then to the town, the country and the world. And, since I do not really enjoy the logistics of bringing theree kids back and forth to where they have to be, helping them to move around without me being involved is a process that I’m happy to speed up.

2019 89

It’s Not That

How to Save the World

image from pixabay/pexels CC0. it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative —. we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful —.

2019 67

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting email list last month, there was an inquiry posted by Monica Nissén asking about scaling the Art of Hosting as a leadership practice through levels of engagement.

2019 69

Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

I was trying to write some end-of-the-year posts, but everything that I’d like to summarise changes very fast. So instead something quick – a few things that make me busy thinking now. There is a lot of discussions about schools in our house recently. We went to a democratic school last week and a friend from Russia is there with detailed reports about its inside working.

2019 89

Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

I n my last post, I played with using a grey colour (#999999) for all words that represent things that aren’t real — that is, they exist only as constructs of the mind , and in the absence of anyone , they simply don’t exist. It’s actually an extraordinarily large list.

2019 58

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know. A book review from Duncan Green, whose work on power, evaluation, and complexity in international development, I much admire.

2019 57

Blogging Without Facebook

How to Save the World

Cartoon from the New Yorker by Lee Lorenz. F ive years ago I summarized why I still blog this way: I keep blogging because I owe just about everything about my current situation to my blog. My writing and my readers’ responses have shaped and radically altered my worldview.

2019 51

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

2019 49

Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019. Here’s a 2019 that explodes online community even further!

2018 127

Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because 2019 feels more promising from here. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala.

2018 151

A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

Announcing one family wedding for 2019 and one family engagement. I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

2018 139

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. ” All these quotes resonate with me on one level or another and seem worth thinking about as 2019 is almost upon us. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139

Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 2019 there will be a migration option for customers based in Canada (their tenant is homed there), and by extension, this will apply for Australia and Japan too. From 2019, you will have the option of migrating it to Canada.

2018 116

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the Hub 2 will be tested with selected commercial customers this year, and will be available for purchase in 2019. It will be interesting to see pricing come 2019. Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time).

2018 116

Senior Social Media Professional Training – August 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will be run again in 2019 when I clear the backlog of client social media strategy contracts and inhouse corporate workshops and conference thingies. AUGUST 27TH-29TH 2018 SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, SYDNEY Australia.

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