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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

To help us prepare for the Rebel Wisdom Summit on May 12 th , in London, participants have been sent links to a number of videos which feature the keynote speakers, Iain McGilchrist, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying and Jordan Greenhall (see my last blog post for links to the videos).

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Simpler, Yet

How to Save the World

O ur brains, crazy patterning devices that they are, are constantly trying to see patterns — connections, causes, continuities, reasons, purposes, justifications — for everything they perceive. There actually aren’t any, but that doesn’t stop the brain. It has t o try to know, and there is something about the aha! that comes with seeing a new pattern that makes sense of what previously didn’t, that makes the self just jump all over it.

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

Making CommunitySense

Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society. They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions.

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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.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas. Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories.

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Painting of Vintage Chevy Pickup New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" plein air oil painting of a vintage Chevy pickup in New Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. But do they produce results?

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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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Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch

This time the tool of the month is not one but no fewer than five tools. I co-organized a meetup about interactive video in the Netherlands. My own experience with interactive video had been adding questions to videos with the help of Zaption (which no longer exists) and Edpuzzle.

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Painting of Peppers New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of some peppers in New Orleans. It was painted as a demonstration for the free pairing class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

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Announcing Rosviz19 July 11-12

Michelle Laurie

Join us for a creative skills building retreat in Rossland, BC, Canada July 11-12th, 2019. Boost your ability to engage beyond words, help groups see the bigger picture and make meetings more interesting! More information is here! .

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

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. Beyond just members with “standard” activity levels, we think about the most active, most passionate, most influential members and how we can get them helping to drive our community, marketing, and business goals. .

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Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Working in a small group to design a blended training I felt very annoyed. 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. I decided to use our own " Beau the reflection chatbot ". Beau asked me a number of questions such as: " What did you do in this situation ?" " How did it work out? "

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Painting of Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of some orchids in New Orleans. It was pained as a demonstration for the free pairing class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

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Blog>> Talk and Resources on Knowledge Auditing

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Stan Garfield for putting together this SIKM Leaders call yesterday and all the supporting links and resources. Follow the link for the slides, the audio recording, and some helpful background links. Visit the post here

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The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

My name is Jake and I am.er… was a Flickr fanboy. . I can’t remember exactly when I uploaded my first photo to Flickr, but it was in its early days.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

Sea port with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain (1648). This image is used by Iain McGilchrist in his discussion of depth.

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How facilitation can lead to exclusion

Net-Map Toolbox

I was totally thrilled to go to the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle last month, to play with my facilitation superheros. Liberating Structures are a set of facilitation tools, gathered and curated based on a strong philosophy. Their aim is to allow anyone (whether trained as facilitator or not) to facilitate better meetings, with just the right amount of structure (not too chaotic and not too rigid) and giving everyone equal opportunity to contribute.

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Painting of Japanese Magnolias in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of some Japanese Magnolias in the Marigny in New Orleans. It was pained plain air.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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The freedom of living undocumented

Mathemagenic

You either live, or write is still true. The last two months were quite intensive in terms of events – visits of family and friends, travel and making long-term choices with lots of impact. It’s not over yet, but I do have a quiet moment now to think and write before the next wave begins.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank. The world premiere concert was last night and played to a sold-out crowd, and it was a huge success for the works’ composer, my friend Brian Hoover.

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Rebel Wisdom Summit

Jenny Connected

Next month I will be attending the Rebel Wisdom Summit in Brick Lane, London, with two members of my family.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

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Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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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. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point. 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.

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A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

I t’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ ’ moment. Thanks to Kate Raworth, I just had one.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education. So far I have explored what he has to say about breadth and depth , and about flow.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

I’m just coming home from a couple of days in Victoria where Caitlin and I were with colleagues Rebecca Ataya, Annemarie Travers, and Kelly Poirier.

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Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

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Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

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. Somebody else was explaining the bigger story to other guests. We listened, we looked, but it was difficult to get into the process.

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

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Embodied Learning: knowing with the whole body

Jenny Connected

Embodied learning is the final theme I want to explore in relation to Iain McGilchrist’s book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. My interest is in how McGilchrist’s ideas might be significant for education. The idea of embodied learning is not new.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals.

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Painting of Costa Rican Ceviche

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 18" acrylic painting of Costa Rican ceviche that we ate at a roadside cafe.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

Over 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. To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. 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.

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Glimpses

How to Save the World

“April is the cruellest month” — The first line of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland, originally read “February is the cruelest month”, but Ezra Pound insisted it be changed, not to make it truer, but because it sounded better poetically. Image is from iTunes visualizer.

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Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M., W., & B., Weller, M. and Whitelock, D. 2019).

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