Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. ‘ Place-based learning’, for example, speaks to me: I can easily imagine taking some students into a place, whatever it is, and asking them what they can infer from their surroundings. Ferguson, R.,

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

Jenny Connected

The event was advertised as ‘reinventing education’, but for me (and I can’t find a recording of the webinar to check my perception and understanding), the discussion was more about how and what changes could be made to the existing education system (in this case the American education system).

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The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

More commonly, in education, depth in learning is often counterpoised with breadth. How to balance depth and breadth of learning and the curriculum has long been a concern of teachers and curriculum designers.

2019 174

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

It doesn’t change from person to person, or moment to moment. minutes), who points out the limitations of rote learning of meaningless terms without understanding. But is also enables us for the first time to know and consequently to learn and to make things.

2019 155

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Even if you do not give your change to a beggar, you find yourself having to justify your choice.’ ( DK Philosophy book). Do we try to listen and learn from the ‘Other’? For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

All Depends on How You Ask the Question: But have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too Canadians seem to want more pipelines, urgently , plus actions to stop climate change. Time Lapse Map of Europe Since 400BC: Learn more about European history in 11 minutes than you did in any of your history classes.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The bad news is that it takes you quite some time the first time to learn the program. If the content of the video changes quickly, you may want to try yourself. Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools.

2019 151

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

Many of India’s city names that I grew up with have been changed). I learned this wonderful and so apt expression, which describes the sense of ‘deja vu’ experienced, or that history is speaking to you, from a blog post recently written by Lisa Lane.

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Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

And we also learned that the airport staff, whilst extremely polite and kind, do not know how to lift someone who is paralysed. We asked for a room change and finally were given a room with a walk in shower. You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019.

2019 130

The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

And now, with the most ham-fisted way possible, they’ve announced that making significant changes to Flickr free accounts, ostensibly to get things back on track. . This is a surprisingly good post for how to announce big changes).

2019 116

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 75

Open web, newcomers and community tools


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. Tools change, but I know enough about them to figure out what is needed. Being social Changing workplaceOver 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.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

We have run this leadership program for 8 years now, putting around 400 people through a nine month intensive program of residential and applied learning. Our core team has changed and this new configuration is our latest version.

2019 74

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Monica asked whether hoping these practices would just go viral in a networked way is enough, and I replied with the following, tracing a couple of long term projects I have been involved in that have supported systems change in child and family services in British Columbia.

2019 68

Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop


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. Sense-making: practices, monetizing, changing the world. It was also pretty amazing to see that a lot what I’ve learned in my PhD research is still valid and valuable.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

The central topic was about how technology was changing business – especially the Internet. Dell allowed me to learn and experiment at a global scale, and incorporate community analytics into marketing mix models and enterprise-wide reporting.

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

So at this stage that would seem to be my answer: First, re-skill our community’s people (learn the essential skills that we will need if and when economic and ecological collapse leads to bankrupt governments and corporations and broken infrastructure).

2019 65

Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

Since there is no you, there is nothing you can do or learn or become to dispel or see through this illusion. image from youtube video by .

2019 54

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know. Understanding the Learner and the Learning Process. I am fascinated by the connection between how we learn in complex systems and how we strategize in complexity. Climate change is one such area.

2019 56

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

‘You’ are an illusion, a “psychosomatic understanding” that evolved accidentally in the brain, a “useless piece of software” that is not needed, and the absence of which changes nothing.

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Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Exploring How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything with Don Tapscott , Anthony D. Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 The Boss fuels lawsuit against Ticket Master Profiling the powers that be on the un-facebook Aerosmith makes more money on Guitar Hero game than any individual album. In our practice we are seeing the current economy accelerate profound changes in the fundamental structure and operating principles of organizations. The very nature of work is changing.