The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

In Times Higher Education (March 7, 2019) Anna McKie asks: In a rapidly changing world, is a broader approach to the university curriculum needed to develop the critical thinking and creativity increasingly sought after by employers.

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Mejias’ understanding of the ‘Other’ and feeling invisible comes from his personal experience of being an immigrant. Imagine those pushed to the margins of dominant narratives speaking: not as victims, but as futurisms’ cunning and sentient sentinels. Kochi Biennale 2019.

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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.

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Super Users drive conversations in communities across a wide variety of topics, and lead these social experiences. They have created an audience through their celebrity and are using that audience to push products they’re paid to push. . Short term Marketing oriented – The goal of a marketer working with an influencer is specifically to push a short term, product/service oriented agenda. Definitions are important. Language matters. .

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

My response to this over the years has been to push back hard against that idea, despite how noble it seems. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact. If we can separate those in power from those with answers, we get a truly rich dialogue and learning experience.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

Dell allowed me to learn and experiment at a global scale, and incorporate community analytics into marketing mix models and enterprise-wide reporting. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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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.

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