cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future. Design to Balance Opposing Factors.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the original connectivist MOOCs such as CCK08 and the current xMOOCs such as those offered by Coursera.

2013 283

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education. – Redefinition is the fourth and final level in Ruben’s model, and by its very nature, the most challenging to imagine.

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Jenny Connected

The next stage is for people to team up and work on design projects together, which might be difficult for those who have entered the MOOC as individuals rather than as a team, or alongside colleagues. Does this MOOC need the amount of prescription that is a significant part of its design? the basic MOOC is ok for CPD, but still needs some good learning design. What is the difference between learning design and planning for learning?

Design 127

Integrated scaffolding process model

Taming the spaces

We have worked with Tobias Ley, Sebastian Dennerlein and Merja Bauters to capture from different Layers designs the actions that fit to the universal process model. Learning (cognitive) perspective Collective knowledge perspective Scaffolding perspective. learning layers


Jenny Connected

The next stage is for people to team up and work on design projects together, which might be difficult for those who have entered the MOOC as individuals rather than as a team, or alongside colleagues. Does this MOOC need the amount of prescription that is a significant part of its design? the basic MOOC is ok for CPD, but still needs some good learning design. What is the difference between learning design and planning for learning?

Design 100

The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

What is Necessary and what is Contingent in Design for Massive Open Online Courses? However, there was one very interesting, topical and pertinent question, which was, What was the business model for the FSLT12 MOOC? It seems that many institutions think about business models in terms of how much money they can make from MOOCs and certainly Oxford Brookes is thinking of accrediting the MOOC and charging for assessment next year.

Model 161

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

His group is developing a method to let groups design scenarios of future interactions. Design explores new horizons. How can design methods address promises and pitfalls of emerging technologies? Preparing for the future.

2014 170

Poor Mental Models fail teams before they even start?

The Bumble Bee

One of the most powerful team exercises is to explore team leaders and team members "mental models" of teams, networks and groups. Mental models are the, often invisible, dictators of what actually happens in a team as opposed to what team leaders would like to happen.

Model 148

Issues that Make Personal Kanban Different

Evolving Web

The technique was designed to visualize products as they moved through a value stream. If the Smithfield report will take an entire day and taking out the garbage will take 5 minutes, the varying sizes of non-divisible personal tasks clearly derails the traditional kanban model.

“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Prior to this conference, a three-day “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop was held in which international participants from various professional backgrounds collaborated with local stakeholder organisations on 4 real-world urban cases : Urban Pioneers Zeeburgereiland (Amsterdam), Haagse Havens (The Hague), Strijp-S (Eindhoven), and Amsterdam Civic Innovator Network. Social cities: it’s not about a blueprint, but a design approach.

2012 172

Designing for a family learning: meaningful activities for adults


There is a big difference between telling kids how to learn and letting them observe and absorb your practices while learning alongside with them. Working on a project together or doing something of your own when kids are present allows them to observe “parents in action”, as role-models and not only as caregivers or facilitators of kids-centric learning and activities. As an organiser/designer of you can pay attention to adults as a target group next to the children.

2016 135

SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity

Portals and KM

This is the session on The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity led by David Hogue VP of Experience Design Fluid Inc I was lucky to go early as there was a line outside by the time it stated. David is an applied psychologist and UI designer. First he looked at designers. The registration line at SXSW is a classic example of bad design. This is very different than designers. Now David moved to the complexity curve for design.

2012 133

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

Each of these phases has to be designed in the beginning, but with space for emergent outcomes. Think of this model as a framework for holding the flow of an extraordinary event in the life of an organization. Pay attention to these three stages up front, in the design process.

Walking around it to find a problem’s shape

Learning Alliances

Working together and staying in touch over more than ten years, Sean Murphy and I have tried a lot of different ways of learning together, from each other and from others. business models Coaching Event design Technology technology_stewardship

2013 151

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

Twitter is so similar to the blogosphere – and so good at helping information networkers do their job – it’s almost as if it were specifically designed for that purpose.

Modeling spaces for self-directed learning at university courses

Taming the spaces

Today i sent away my paper: Modeling spaces for self-directed learning at university courses to the special call of Journal of Educational Technology & Society. The main idea is to bring out the ecological learning design framework elements and show how they were applicable at the course design. In the article I pointed to the need for the new learning design frameworks for self-directed learning with social software that were ecological.

Introducing literate modeling

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Organizational modeling has much in common with programming. If you create or ask for organizational models in any one of a number of text-based systems, you likely realize that. To that end, I've been exploring text-based modeling and simulation for the last few years. Recently I've begun to merge the ideas of literate programming and organizational modeling into what you might call literate modeling. Of course, you can document normal models extensively, too.

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Deb Lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Organization and Designing the Collaborative Enterprise

Portals and KM

I recently spoke with Deb Lavoy, Director of Product Marketing for Digital and Social Media at OpenText , about enterprise design in the 21 st century.  She began by noting that we are moving from a mechanistic model for organizations to a more human model. Third, there is compounding collaboration which is designed is to “ensure that whatever our endeavor, we are leveraging, to the greatest extent possible, the work that has been done already.”

KM World and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Designing Social Search in the Enterprise

Portals and KM

I attended the workshop, Designing Social Search in the Enterprise. How do we know what to look for in search tools, services to add into the mix, and or design elements that will make an impact? Our experienced designer frames these relevant models of social search and walks though how to think through the problems to get to a more optimal solution. Enterprises create different levels of openness. 

2010 148

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? As we design new systems, it will be important to frame the experience in a way that values and rewards productive participation and contribution.

Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control? | Blog | design mind

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

business / technology / design Magazine Articles Video Audio Blogs Events Subscribe frog design | about | contact | privacy policy | terms of use Elektroniker Tim Leberecht Digital lifestyle at the intersection of attention, beauty, productivity, and the social web. Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control? conference: “Design for the loss of control.” If you design ways out of the system, they might as well serve as ways into the system.

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. If you are designing a learning intervention you can use this to assess how well the intervention covers "learning fundamentals" identified by each of the theories. Think Differently

2012 241

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Designing conversations

Ken Carroll

» Designing conversations By looking at speech ‘beyond the level of the sentence’, discourse analysis reveals some of the conventions that underlie it. After recording 400 podcasts and 200 mobile lessons (or learning objects) it is very clear to me that each medium is a new form of discourse with different rules of engagement. There are things that work and things that don’t, and content designers definitely work in the R&D department of new media.

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. Blog About Ed Projects Services Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two October 19, 2007 – 11:49 am There is some confusion about what ’social networks’ and ‘communities’ are, and where they differ. They are using the distributed community model (social) across different platforms (technical) to build a community.

Breaking out from ‘Enforced Independence’ – #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

And beyond this we want them to have the freedom to make their own choices and take the consequences of those choices, and this is what I would call learner autonomy – which I see as different to independence and more what I would aspire to.

2014 182

Clearstep Business Community : Community Engagement Models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Remember Me Search Clearstep > Online Communities > Build > Documents Clearspace Online Communities Internal Collaboration Up to Documents in Build Currently Being Moderated Community Engagement Models VERSION 1 Created on: Jul 9, 2008 10:23 PM by Barry Tallis - Last Modified: Jul 9, 2008 10:24 PMby Barry Tallis In “Groundswell”, Charline Li and Josh Bernoff, from Forrester, identify 5 different type of community engagement models.

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Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about From Data, with Love That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

2010 189

What Could the Future of Money Look Like? « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? We need to be thinking much more deeply about social models which do not depend on any form of currency. As Rushkoff tells us so clearly, that system was designed with a different purpose.

2010 71

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. Related Posts Comments (4) #1 written by Northof49 about 3 weeks ago Reply Quote Hey Gideon, How is this different from cultivating a network effect? 4 written by Gideon Rosenblatt about 3 weeks ago Reply Quote I think you need to set up different departments for each type of engagement – you know, set up a chair in each corner of your home office.

5 Things video games teach us better than reality

The Bumble Bee

For example in terms of effective learning: This "acquire, test, master" model is still intrinsic to game design. To read The seduction secrets of video game designers. Think Differently

Game 142

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Now, if you take extreme examples like your LinkedIn contacts (a network) and Shell’s Turbodudes (a CoP of geologists interested in turbidites) the difference between the two forms of organising are clear. The difference between a network & community is one of identity. However, youve only commented on the perceived status of network vs community, ie the same entity can feel like a network or a community to different people.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

emergent by design. Imagine your mind as a construct – a series of models, assumptions, biases, values, beliefs, memories, past hurts and joys, experiences, expectations, and blind spots. It’s easy to get trapped in our most comfortable assumptions and models.

2012 75

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0 They also use them very differently.

2007 41

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Linear and non-linear learning Designing conversations » Skype, social networks and language learning There’s lots of start-ups in the language learning space, mostly variations on the social networking and Skype models.

Skype 187

Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? The problem is, humans weren’t designed for mechanization. We were designed to create. The ideas are not new, but seem to exist currently in different places in different stages. The Beginnings of a Competency-Model Foundation Social Network Analysis Case Studies (Valdis Krebs) What makes an effective knowledge worker?

Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 3: Network Weaving « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? I noticed that different disciplines are having the same conversation, just packaged in the jargon of their field. As to my shock-level, what I percieve of myself maybe different than what others percieve of me.

The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

Bastian Unterberg is the founder and CEO of Jovoto, a Berlin-based platform that enables global brands and enterprise businesses to solve design and innovation challenges – ranging from new product design to sustainable architecture – with a community of over 60,000 creative professionals.

2016 58

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Often on application forms, funders provide guidance, asking that a grantee provide an articulation of their theory of change and a logic model to show how, step by step, their program will help transform something, address an issue or solve a problem.

2018 102

IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This new model of innovation has become an important component of the IBM product and service strategy, as it has generated new solutions that have met quick market success. In this paper we describe this model of innovation and illustrate our experience in four case studies. In the next section we describe the new model for innovation and its evolutionary characteristics. style of user participation to our business model and culture.

2007 28

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

emergent by design Home who’s the architect? It seems like the wealth of the entire nation is being funneled right to a couple thousand fortunate people, and all of us are still working pretty damn hard to make ends meet, yet ultimately supporting that model. quickening] They got more complex and different people started doing different things, making stuff, and wanted to trade their stuff for other people’s stuff.

2010 44

Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Designing for Civil Society David Wilcox on social media, engagement, collaboration ABOUT Mainly about engagement and collaboration using social media and events, with some asides on living in London. We need different, fast, efficient ways of establishing common ground.

2008 39

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

New definitions of mobile learning » Here Comes ItalianPod Harold Jarche writes about how the traditional ‘business model’ of the universities is under pressure. Utterly different than a for-profit web-site. But the business model of the University is as young as ever.