The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

As one blogger has put it, ‘The exact mix between coverage and depth is elusive…’ and these questions continue to be difficult to answer, particularly in the current age when specialisation may be regarded as counter-productive given the changing job market and uncertainty about the future of work.

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

Jenny Connected

In OLDaily this week , Stephen Downes, in a comment on a post by Sasha Thackaberry , makes what to me is an astute point – that the future of education is not the same thing as the future of colleges. Redesigning education for the future.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

The past, present, and future walked into a bar. I posted a special ‘links of the month’ in January to showcase some important new writing about civilization’s collapse, so this quarter’s links are a bit lighter in both volume and tone than usual. Hope you enjoy them.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

You force your design group to get into the skin of the future participants. Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas.

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Imagine those pushed to the margins of dominant narratives speaking: not as victims, but as futurisms’ cunning and sentient sentinels. Kochi Biennale 2019. Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see.

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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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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

I think insecurity is the consequence of precarity — we can’t possibly be secure when we have no idea (but lots of fears about) what the future holds.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

As we enter into an increasingly digital & connected era, future-state communities will be key locations where tangible value is co-created and exchanged between companies and customers. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

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


Looking at the terminology already in use and the future “usability” of the term in practice in Russian democratic schools. 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.

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Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

Words that describe things and actions that separate persons conceive or perceive to exist or happen in space and/or time : Ideas (eg life, death, here, there, now, past, present, future, love, relationship ).

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A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

Announcing one family wedding for 2019 and one family engagement. J – John, my future son-in-law. I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

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A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

So that’s my edge to work on for the future. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened. As summer begins to close here on the west coast of Canada, I’m starting to head back to work, digging into to 20 or so projects that will unfold in the next nine months, which will take me across Canada, the US, Hawaii, Estonia, Denmark and Australia.