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Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. It was organised by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK, and delivered by Professor Hugh Willmott from City University London.

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Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Whiteboard , an app for freeform drawing on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview lets you create in whatever way feels most natural to you.

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Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface.

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Painting of Old Coffee Pot New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 9' x 12" acrylic painting of an antique coffee pot. I  I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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Nasty SMS Spam – turn off Facebook Mobile Messages #australia #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to stop those annoying spammy messages on your mobile cellphone from Facebook Messenger Text service. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. SMS messages but no telephone number? Just asking me to click on a dodgy link? Every. Single. Anyway two steps.

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Painting of Two Espressos New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of two espressos and a coffee pot. I  I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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Better decision making

Chris Corrigan

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

. MOOCs: Back to the Future. This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK.

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Accessing LinkedIn Profile Data in Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Ignite in late September, Microsoft announced an integration between LinkedIn profile data and Office 365 : After you connect your LinkedIn account to your Microsoft account, you’ll seamlessly discover more insights within the Profile Card in your Inbox, your calendar and contacts lists.

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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net Dev

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Painting of Tea Kettle New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 12" acrylic painting of a tea kettle. I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The past two weeks in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC (SOCRMx) have covered ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ (Week 6 Quantitative data analysis) and ‘Interpretation and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Data Analysis’ (Week 7).

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Fast Team Formation

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the way home last night we drove past a group of people on the side of the road. It almost wasn’t worth a second glance, except that some were standing and others were kneeling on the footpath, with one vehicle parked the wrong way to the curb.

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Learning ice skating

Mathemagenic

Last Friday, skating with our homeschooling friends at Openluchtmuseum I though how personally important themes return again and again.

Painting of Antique Double Boiler New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of a antique double boiler sitting on an old Chambers gas stove. I completed it as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). The first was What technology wants ; the second the Inevitable. I found both through Twitter. Now that I think about it: I get most of the book tips via my Twitter network.

#FLvirtualrome : An exciting MOOC about Ancient Rome

Jenny Connected

Last week I stumbled across a fantastic MOOC – FutureLearn’s course on the history and architecture of Rome. I wasn’t looking for this course, but Rome is a city that I have recently thought I would like to visit and then FutureLearn’s newsletter listing this course landed in my inbox.

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Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

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Marble runs and music machines

Mathemagenic

What started from a mesmerising video of a marble run turned into something more. After watching a couple of videos I’ve got curious about the people behind them and the whole phenomenon of (making money from) making marble runs. So we came to an article about it.

Evolution of Chat and Email in the Contact Center Industry

Portals and KM

Recently, I checked my credit card statement to find several unauthorized and unexplained gas charges. I hadn’t used this card in weeks, so I knew they couldn’t be valid. I pulled out my credit card and proceeded to contact the customer service department. When I called it took almost 15 minutes to get a live respresentative on the line and after confirming my account, the call dropped! I was pissed… I waited 15 more minutes for the representative to call me back but she didn't.

There's a bot for that! Chatbots to stimulate learning and reflection

Joitske Hulsebosch

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018

Jenny Connected

This week’s OLDaily , the online newsletter published by Stephen Downes, includes a discussion about ‘a pedagogy of harmony’.

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ” ( Matthew 7:7 ). I was reminded of the simple truth of this verse today.

Announcing The New Networking

Partnering Resources

Have you ever wondered why networking feels so fake? So onerous? It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For most of us, pressing the flesh in a crowded room of strangers, feels awkward and unsuccessful. Luckily, there’s a better way.

Facilitation resources updated

Viv Mcwaters

I’m updating my RESOURCES page. About time too! You can find it just up there, on the menu – between About and Learn. If you click on FACILITATION RESOURCES you will find a long list of processes, games, and activities that I use in my facilitation. The names help me remember them. Sometimes the same activity might be known by multiple names. I’ve also credited the source of the activity, where known. Let me know of any omissions.

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10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC. 600 people participated and we had quite intense exchanges. We received many compliments for the way we facilitated it: personal and quick responses.

#OpenEdMOOC – Final thoughts

Jenny Connected

(Source of Image – [link] – 0.56). Like Rebecca Heiser, I have been reflecting on the EdX Introduction to Open Education MOOC.

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Weekend Reading 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

On socialisation and education

Mathemagenic

Yesterday, in a discussion with our homeschooling friends we talked about schools. About socialisation as a big part of what happens in a school, even when everyone talks that schools are about education. In a sense that question that every homeschooler gets, often before any discussion about learning, confirms it. What about socialization?

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been enjoying reading Adam Nicolson’s book “Sea Room” about the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides. The history of the small group of islands that he owns obsesses him.

Improv

How to Save the World

my life is a play and my role, apparently. is as part of an musical octet. which sings three songs. as interludes in a vast improv performance, and. after each, acts out a short improv scene of our own, a midsummer night’s subplot of sorts.

The Collaborative Workspace: Improve Productivity Through Engagement

Jenny Connected

If you’re looking to improve productivity at work, it may be time to shift to a collaborative workspace. Whether you’re a small company or well-established corporation, such collaborative office environments can offer great benefits. While smaller companies and freelancers can move to a coworking space, larger companies have the ability to convert their own offices.

Weekend Video 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Amazon gives some ideas of how Alexa could be used at the office, including scheduling meetings, ordering photocopying paper, start meetings, finding an available meeting room, finding a colleague’s desk, and more. Industry Updates