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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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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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#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

Source of image. I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University.

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Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER.

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Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

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More than Rumours: Facebook Changes #Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For my students: So Facebook has around 1,000 to 1,500 versions running at anyone time (split A/B testing of interface, algorithms etc). Some of the interface changes I am seeing or have seen: . ENGAGEMENT swapped out for Likes in the public facing ‘numbers’ area of a Page.

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Networking Action

“Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. Amen to that. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and … Net Dev

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Painting of the Marginy, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of of Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

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The Visualness of Microsoft Planner with the Rigour of Microsoft Project #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The use of Kanban-style interfaces for individual and team task tracking has become more prominent over the past half decade, with Trello (which was acquired by Atlassian earlier this year) being one of the better options available.

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The Paradox of Self-Management

How to Save the World

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Pick up the unclaimed portion of joy

Chris Corrigan

Another two friends died yesterday. They were well known men in our community and both part of the hosting world on our little Bowen Island, integral to providing experiences for visitors that allow us to provide well hosted learning experiences for people here.

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Painting of Poblano Pepper New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of a poblano pepper. I  I completed 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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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times. DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018.

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#openedMOOC Week 3: The 5Rs, CC, and open Licensing

Jenny Connected

This image is a screenshot taken from a YouTube video – [link]. I have been working independently, i.e. not in an educational institution, for the past 12 years, so my take on this week’s content of Week 3 of the openedMOOC is probably not typical.

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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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Learning a craft

Chris Corrigan

In his book Sea Room Adam Nicholson describes meeting John MacAuly, a Hebridean boat builder who has just built a boat for him to sail across the Minch to the Shiants. And do you think I’ll make a good sailor of her”. “If If you had another life,” John said. “Ah Ah yes,” I said reeling a little. “I

2017 12

Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy. A good purpose places a stake in the ground, declaring what the organization values. It provides flexibility and allows the organization to respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.

#openedMOOC Week 4: Open Teaching

Jenny Connected

The topic for this week is ‘Creating, Finding and Using OERs and a lot of resources have been provided to follow up on this. More interesting for me, was the initial discussion in the Week 4 videos about open pedagogy and how networks can enable learning.

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Questions and reflective practice

Michelle Laurie

This morning I came across a resource that really resonated with me. Its geared toward visual practitioners however the idea is pertinent to all facilitators, process designers, strategists and others managing processes for change. You can view it here: [link].

Learning from indigenous voices on twitter

Chris Corrigan

The other day a friend asked me who is doing good writing that can inform her own journey with reconciliation.

#MeToo Why SILICON VALLEY Can’t Follow EDUCATION in Managing Abuse of Power

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How can communities – Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood – manage harassment and abuse situations? Are Health and Education doing a better job? When I evaluate communities online and offline I look for power bases.

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics , 13(2): 35-58. Abstract.

#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

This is the third week of the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC , which I am finding both very useful and frustrating at the same time.

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Why as an L&D professional you should even be interested in artificial intelligence

Joitske Hulsebosch

In our book Leren in tijden van tweets, apps en likes there is a clear call for people working with learning, change and innovation processes to dive into technology. Everyone sees that technology is increasingly taking an important place in our lives- even people who are not into technology.

Meeting intros…beyond the go around.

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago, I got a request from someone new to facilitation asking about a great way to do introductions at a meeting. I have a lot of icebreakers up my sleeve but I was testing out something new at another meeting and had been given some ideas from an online group too.

Verhalen van de zee: shadow puppets, storytelling and learning around

Mathemagenic

Our shadow puppets workshop in Wowlab in April 2016 was very much focused on a puppet itself, its character and different ways to make it. This time we wanted to have a different focus, so the emphasis moved from making puppets to using them to tell a story.

How Leadership Is Critical In Content Marketing

Ken Carroll

Leadership is critical in content marketing. Because there simply is no content marketing without the leadership to drive it. As content marketers, you and I must think and act from a leadership perspective if we are to impact on the world. Leadership Is Critical To Marketing On Facebook.

#openedMOOC Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons

Jenny Connected

An infographic created by Shihaam Donnelly from [link]. This week’s videos and readings are a lot more interesting than I anticipated.

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To conference or to unconference?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was hesitating for a long time whether I would attend the L&D unconference , organized by Ger Driesen in collaboration with the L&D connect community. The unconference costs you a whole day of your time and follows the open space method. There was a theme: the future of L&D.

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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What parents don’t see

Mathemagenic

Homeschoolers hear often that their kids are always supervised by their parents, that they lack time to be outside of the family to learn about other ways of doing things.

Hyperfish – Introduction

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two things stand out to me about Hyperfish : first, they take meeting productivity seriously, and second, they offer an incredible tool for directory accuracy and profile information.

#SOCRMx: Week 3 – Working with images

Jenny Connected

I have found the working with images resources in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC very stimulating. According to the information provided in this course, visual methods are becoming increasingly popular.

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A Future Without “Us”

How to Save the World

This is a modestly revamped version of a thought experiment I wrote five years ago entitled Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future.