Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. In the Introduction the authors group these into: Pedagogies which have a long history, have proved to be powerful and engaging, and are now being developed further. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K.,

2019 155

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

In break out groups, the librarians were to come up with local social innovation themes, then select and map existing or proposed initiatives that would fit those themes. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 206

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

Jenny Connected

Later on this year, on a course offered by Field & Field here in the UK, I will be running a discussion group/workshop where I hope participants will share ideas about the possible implications of Iain’s work for rethinking education.

2019 208

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

In the other, that of the left hemisphere, we “experience” our experience in a special way: a “re-presented” version of it, containing now static, separable, bounded, but essentially fragmented entities, grouped into classes on which predictions can be made.

2019 155

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Abdel and Hawa prove their usefulness in this design process because the use of these two personas allow us to get into the skin of our target group. If you have that feeling, it may be good to talk more/again with the target group. Often this knowledge is available in the design group.

2019 130

What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

The consensus at the U3A group seemed to be that he did. ‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

2019 139

Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Working in a small group to design a blended training I felt very annoyed. It is important, though to take into account that a (small) group of people has a lot of resistance to reflecting with a chatbot. I had the feeling we were investing too much energy in defining the goals and was worried that the team was not going in the right direction. Usually I can put my finger on what we need to do, but this time I did not know exactly where it had gone wrong.

2019 116

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

We arrived to find that there was a flight of steps into the hotel and a very steep ramp, too steep for me to push even this very light wheelchair user up and scarily steep for going down, but a group of the hotel staff did this very willingly. You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019.

2019 130

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

A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

But this economy is the evolving result of the actions of billions of people: No small group created this economy, and no group has the power to change or replace it. I t’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ ’ moment.

2019 77

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

An “influencer” is a celebrity, major or minor, with influence over a specific group of people. 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.

2019 89

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

For me I’ll be using facebook in these ways going forward: I’ll be continuing to promote workshops and events there, and for limited times, participating in facebook groups where that is chosen by the group as a way of keeping in touch.

2019 93

Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, despite the appearance of teachers and conductors ‘leading’ a group, what is actually happening is nothing of the sort.

2019 63

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

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. One of the things you see when you meet in a group of homeschooling families regularly is what I call “family bias”. 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.

2019 89

Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

The word itself is actually a metaphor and used in indigenous-settler contexts, as my friend Jerry Nagel pointed out in an email this morning, it can be taken to mean the very core act of colonization: to contain a group of people. On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container.

2019 52

Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

They did what every child could do – sort fragments into groups and see if any pieces of the puzzle match together. In October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk. Yesterday there was a follow-up opportunity to join the team, this time to help with identification the findings. We came into the room, there was a team of people working at a big table, moving around piles of found little fragments.

2019 89

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Groups of people are never free of power and dominating behaviours. It is impossible to build a group process that is free from these behaviours. Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts. Use small groups and break them up. I’ve never understood the aversion to small groups, but trust me when I say that you can do very little rapid creative work in groups larger than five.

2019 61

Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

A lot of people that I connected on FB are not technology geeks and for many FB (and similar platforms) is a place to get not only online networking experience, but aslo learn to “do things online in a group” I see a growing frustration with the instruments that FB provides for that, so I think the readiness is there. Could you share which tools and practices do you use to grow trust, communicate and prepare for actions in small scale groups?

2019 89

Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop

Mathemagenic

With the group of participants we talked about various issues, concepts, resources. 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

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. To learn more about the Mastermind group, Structure3C’s offerings, or discuss how we can help you develop the community ecosystem for your brand, please reach out: bill@structure3c.com.

2019 46

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

2019 65

Parkours and pyjamas

Mathemagenic

After the official end most of the group stayed for a potluck dinner and managed to design, prepare and perform a circus show in the middle of our living room. In the afternoon she was planning to try participating in an online course with a group of other kids, via videoconferencing. Yesterday was Alexander’s parkour birthday party with his homeschooling friends.

2019 89

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Meanwhile, Jennifer and a small group of us began Leadership 2020 in 2011. 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 68

“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

Get a group of people to help you address it. Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.” ” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections. “Complexity would be nice, but we haven’t got the time. We have to get this problem solved now, and we need a plan to do it.”

2019 55

Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

Robert and Alexander are doing rounds of open days in secondary schools around us (yes, all options are open, as it was from the beginning :)) Our homeschooling group is meeting tomorrow to discuss new format of meetings after things went out of order last year. 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.

2019 89

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

Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

The details such as – this only applies to two groups of customers in 2018: – brand new customers who are creating a brand new tenant based in the Canadian geo; or. From 2019, you will have the option of migrating it to Canada.

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. ” 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

Senior Social Media Professional Training – August 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This 3 Day Social Media course is a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises (bring your own laptop or use ours). Needs a comprehensive strategy across multiple social media platforms rather than just running a Facebook Page and LinkedIn group.

2018 130

BlueJeans Huddle

Michael Sampson - Currents

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