The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

The experience is intrinsically rewarding. These characteristics describe the process needed to experience ‘flow’ in Csikszentmihali’s terms. This perspective avoids fragmentation of knowledge, something that Csikszentmihalyi also believes is necessary to experience flow.

2019 193

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Abdel and Hawa do not really exist but are personas we have created and discussed during the design of an online citizen journalism course for people in Mali. I have very positive experiences with working with personas.

2019 130

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

In an interview with Rebel Wisdom he says: ‘There is no way in which I exist independently of all of you and all of the planet and of all of the people who came before me, and indeed in a strange way I am part of something that is to come. Kochi Biennale 2019.

2019 148

Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Beau was tested by 51 people and these are the results Our conclusions: Most people are positive about the use of Beau, the tone and the language used in the conversation. It gives people time to think and enables them to determine the rhythm of the conversation themselves. You can encourage people to do this on a regular basis or you can meet as a team to use a reflection bot and exchange them at regular intervals.

2019 116

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

You cannot move for people, not only on the streets, but in all public places. Incredibly it seems to work, with people going about their daily business seemingly impervious to the chaotic hurly-burly around them.

2019 139

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

If you are a wheelchair user, and are thinking of visiting Kolkata, then here are some of the experiences we had that might inform your visit. And they have no experience of more active wheelchair users who travel with a bicycle attachment, as we did.

2019 130

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

The request is usually to design an event where we can hear from people without them being dominated by more powerful voices. At some point the client says something like “we’d like to have our people there as observers or table hosts or mixed in as silent listeners.” Often it comes from a good place: that those with power want to create space for people without power to speak and have their ideas taken seriously. Trust your people.

2019 61

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. In Canada’s only bilingual province, language is a massive difference between people, and New Brunswick has a multitude of language cultures.

2019 83

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Last year was very much about uncovering all sorts of implicit things about my relations with people and groups, and choices I make between taking care of myself and the others.

2019 89

My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

While were out there trying to create new things, innovate and respond to novel challenges, build relationships and community, and experiment and fail, evaluation loomed over us like a dark spectre, scolding us for being flakey or demanding that we be more grown up and more responsible.

2019 75

Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

We came into the room, there was a team of people working at a big table, moving around piles of found little fragments. People were busy doing their stuff and there any special activities to learn how to identify the fragments or well-defined tasks that you could do as a newcomer. But it was a chance for follow-up for the excavation and an opportunity that provides a window onto practice of people doing real work, so I went.

2019 89

Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. And there are more people who come back home to what they have known before “the silos Siren’s lured us in” as Ton Zijlstra eloquently writes : Returning to the open web is in that sense not a difficult step to make. But a lot of my new connections, people I’ve met and did things in all those in-between years, are there, in silos like FB.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

We held the first meeting in a local business conference room, and frankly, I was amazed that anyone showed up (we had 15 people at the first meeting) and impressed that we all had so much to discuss. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

2019 46

Three musketeers, time and knowledge gaps

Mathemagenic

And then, as usual, it became watching a movie turned into a learning experience. Do people actually die in movies? 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. 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.

2019 89

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

Mathemagenic

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. So I’m translating from Dutch without knowing corresponding Russian terminology or having an in-depth experience with English sources behind it. In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian.

2019 89

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

We continue to developmentally evaluate as we go, and as a result, each cohort is different, each curriculum is slightly changed and we find new and more relevant ways to introduce people to this practice. The program is structured in cohorts made up of people that have to apply.

2019 68

Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

I have learned from such collaborative work that you don’t have to know, or even particularly like, your fellow collaborators to get astonishing joy from the experience, and end up feeling towards them what can only be described as love.

2019 63

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. We have to touch people.

2019 56

Glimpses

How to Save the World

Few people have less reason to be stressed or anxious than I do. The self takes ownership of what happened, and assumes it was a pleasant, temporary, possibly ‘out-of-body’ experience that happened to it.

2019 63

Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

People, places and things , individual or group (eg Trump, his Towers, his lies and his stuff ).

2019 56

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 45

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

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. Because of new sights, sounds, smells and experiences. Because 2019 feels more promising from here.

2018 151

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

″ – multiple people can sign-in simultaneously. – 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.

2018 116

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. McGilchrist goes on to say: “… for many people their family is what gives life most of its meaning. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139

BlueJeans Huddle

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlueJeans Huddle democratises video by freeing employees from difficult to navigate systems and giving them an in-meeting experience they will love. Group video conferencing usage throughout the enterprise will increase 400 percent by 2019, with huddle rooms showing particular momentum, already doubling in market share since 2015, according to leading research firm Gartner.

2016 114

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