Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Diversity and Peer Assessment in OldGlobe MOOC

Jenny Connected

For me one of the best things about OldGlobe is the diversity of the participant group. But OldGlobeMOOC is truly diverse. This diversity is great. The stories being told in OldGlobe are richly diverse and a privilege to read.

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

Jenny Connected

The event was advertised as ‘reinventing education’, but for me (and I can’t find a recording of the webinar to check my perception and understanding), the discussion was more about how and what changes could be made to the existing education system (in this case the American education system).

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Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

We talked about the diversity of project staff – geographically, organizationally, amount of experience (age), etc. The discussion that followed Bron’s question was diverse and fascinating. Through it came the thread that learning happens in a (diverse) ecosystem of people, contexts and content and that who we learn with influences our learning. The language of systems is built around describing chains of interaction.

2016 43

Leadership traits for working in diverse contexts

Chris Corrigan

To do so he listed nine key traits for leaders working in diversity, and the whole post is like an index to a life long curriculum on managing diverse teams in diverse contexts. Understand that everyone is affected by unjust systems. Believe that diversity is our strength.

2016 48

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

And we listed five ways a signal can be weak that have to do with the system in which the observer is embedded : Rare – It just doesn’t happen often. You can see that this has important implications for building in equity and diversity into sense-making processes.

2018 46

All you ever wanted to know about Agricultural Innovation Systems

Net-Map Toolbox

kg (or 657 pages) of looking at Agricultural Innovation Systems from all directions: Examples from the field (from Peru to India), methods for supporting, understanding and researching agricultural innovation from practical and academic perspectives.

2012 146

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

“ Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis ” provides a case study of how we used a specific technique to paint a holistic picture of how the system works from service provider and youth perspectives.

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Insights on shifting systems

Chris Corrigan

Naturally because these people work for a municipal government, the conversations we are having tend to be about systems. We are working at the level of what it takes a system to shift itself as well as what it takes of an individual to lead when the answers are unclear. Shifting foundations requires the convening of diversity and integrating diverse worldviews and ideas. New systems cannot be born with old systems without power struggle.

Open Space Technology - an ‘operating system’ for complexity

Viv Mcwaters

It approaches who is present, and why, when and where they work based on complexity and self-organising systems. It is, indeed, an ‘operating system’ for these tricky, sometimes chaotic, times. The Open Space tribe is a diverse, fascinating and generous bunch. If I didn’t know about Open Space , I reckon I’d have to invent it!

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Intervening in a complex system: 5 Ps

Chris Corrigan

One of the problems with diversity initiatives in the public service (in any large public organization really) is the feeling that they need to be broad based and rolled out to everyone. and my friend Pawa Haiyupis and I added two Ps to my concentric circles of intervention in a complex system. When you are working in a complex system, dialogue ensures that you are getting dissent, contrary views and outlying ideas into the process.

2016 41

How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

This cell-to-cell communication enables a wonderful diversity of interactions and collaborative responses to the environment. In its place is a new view of the organization as on open, living system that is inherently social.

2011 282

A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

In a broader sense, the Jevons Paradox is a way of explaining a puzzling behaviour of many complex systems. In addition, there are Jevons Paradoxes inherent in complex systems, that lead to undesired results that have nothing to do with deliberate human behaviour at all.

2016 74

Civilization Systems: On Creating Communities (Part 1)

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There are still unresolved issues in group decision systems (governance) which have persisted since that first move to agriculture some 10,000 years ago. There are clear reasons for this decision-system collapse related to ultimatum game issues, amongst others, but enough on that here.

Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Systems. poorly understood systems for helping enterprises maintain their. systems that evolve and mature through the phased emergence of. understanding of the social or sociological aspects of a system in. that knowledge management is all about information systems, or alternatively, about tacit knowledge in people. Department of Information Systems both at the University of Melbourne. systems [25],[26],[27],[28],[30]. Systems are. system.

Update on OldGlobeMOOC and Peer Assessment

Jenny Connected

It’s very easy to know that you have completed the 5 peer reviews, by the way the Coursera system takes you through the 5 assignments allocated for review; and the system confirms for you at the end of the process that you have submitted 5 – so I know that I did. So there’s been a blip in the system somewhere. I am not doing the course for the Certificate – but I do wonder how a blip in the system affects people who are really keen to receive a Statement of Accomplishment.

Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery” Real

Alchemy of Change

That lack of openness in social graph solutions reduces our control over our social graph, which leads to less competition, less innovation and less diversity of solutions. Our interactions with those organizations are inherently quite diverse and, in many cases, quite complex.

Pull yourself together


Linked-In being the un-navigable system that it is, it is hard for me to provide the source of this, but I thought it well-worth sharing.   Cohesion and diversity

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Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

We have been seduced by machines, leading to an education system dominated by input/output models (promoted by some types of systems thinking) and a view of the brain as an information-processing device (see All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace ). Complex Adaptive Systems. Complex adaptive systems are not causal but dispositional, i.e. they are pre-disposed to evolve in random ways which cannot be predicted. Deception is the heart of innovation in any system.

Civilization Systems: How would hunter-gatherers run the world? (pssst. They Do!)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

skip to main | skip to sidebar Civilization Systems Technology, Social Media & The Fundamentals of Individual Representation in Scaling Civilization Thursday, November 19, 2009 How would hunter-gatherers run the world? Writing and associated administrative systems.

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Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

We have been seduced by machines, leading to an education system dominated by input/output models (promoted by some types of systems thinking) and a view of the brain as an information-processing device (see All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace ). Complex Adaptive Systems. Complex adaptive systems are not causal but dispositional, i.e. they are pre-disposed to evolve in random ways which cannot be predicted. Deception is the heart of innovation in any system.

Organising Knowledge » SKOS Working Draft Open for Consultation

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about SKOS Working Draft Open for Consultation Via Alistair Miles, the draft specification for the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System) is now open for consultation. This is for anyone interested in information resource exchange via web-based systems. SKOS captures much of this similarity and makes it explicit, to enable data and technology sharing across diverse applications.

The ‘attentional commons’?


The class system did that, to an extent, otherwise there was an assumed right to spam others. Something is going on here, and it may have to do with the shift from societies with strong normative centres to societies that are almost chaotically diverse.

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Liberating Voices book published

Making CommunitySense

To get an idea of how these patterns could be used, see, for instance, the post by Justin Smith, who lists some requirements for a pattern-based knowledge system. In recent decades we have witnessed the creation of communication systems that promise unparalleled connectedness.

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Starting to get serious: how we treat asylum seekers


Fortunately, the system is not always the end of the line: ‘One woman started to go into labour, did not have a midwife, did not know where the hospital was, and it was only the kindness of strangers in the street that got her to hospital.’. Cohesion and diversity Social exclusion

2013 54

SRI and Knowledge Sharing | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system.

2008 157

Localism and equalities: dark age ahead


The present document is an update to that thinking, in a less sympathetic political context where for example we no longer have CABE to defend and promote good quality design of neighbourhoods, and instead we have the bizarre and nasty government fad of bashing planners and the planning system.

2011 51

Cohesion and disturbance


' In most of the areas people who have been trying to make a difference will be disheartened by conclusions like this, although my recollection of the Experian Mosaic system is that it is surprisingly specific. Cohesion and diversity Neighbourhood relations Social exclusion Social policyCould this just be coincidence?

2011 39

Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

2008 133

For a robust and open democracy


This is only good insofar as it highlights how unsatisfactory the electoral system is to more and more people. Tags: Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity



I've never met such a passionate educationalist outside the education system (however broadly defined). Tags: Information and communication Social exclusion Cohesion and diversity Here's Junior, who told me about braille nail painting and sign language on T-shirts.

2009 46

Young, missing out, or just missing


' Today Children and Young People Now reports Jon Coles, director general of schools for the Department for Children, Schools and Families, on research into Neets (young people not in education, employment or training) who had left the education system 10 years ago: "They found one profoundly shocking thing, of their long-term Neets who had been out of the system for a long time," said Coles. Tags: Cohesion and diversity Social exclusion

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

2018 185

Up the wrong tree? Social exclusion in the network society


Yesterday, absorbed in that well-known activity of looking for something else, I happened across a book chapter on 'income inequality and the information society' It argues that poor people stand to be excluded from the information society by being priced out of commercial information services, 'and left with an impoverished and over-stretched system of public provision which is increasingly unable to meet their needs.'

#openedMOOC begins October 1st

Jenny Connected

It would be difficult not to wish for a global democratic education system which offers free open access to all no matter what their circumstances – or is that an erroneous assumption? For example, openness without diversity simply leads to echo chambers.

2017 169

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014

Chris Collison

I have had the privilege of working with the United Nation System Staff college for several years now, and visited Addis Ababa twice last year to facilitate workshops on KM and Appreciative Inquiry with the Economic Commission for Africa.

2015 49

Introducing literate modeling

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

If you create or ask for organizational models in any one of a number of text-based systems, you likely realize that. If you use any one of a number of GUI-based systems, you may recognize what you're doing as visual programming. Despite the claims of some, I don't think there's one right way: I think we need a diversity of approaches. By the rule of diversity , if nothing else, that would be wrong. Organizational modeling has much in common with programming.

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How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

Diverse sources of influence. Connections which create destructive forces in the system. Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

2016 127

An Argument for Training

Michael Sampson - Currents

Greg Jones , the head of IS and KM at Landcare Research , recently made the case for training (in ComputerWorld NZ): “ The latest in ICT systems can be of no use when your staff don’t know how to use them effectively. “ Greg makes the following points: - the IT / KM team is responsible for many systems. It’s important to get a return from each system. systems for real-time data gathering are becoming more pervasive.

2014 138

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

How can we model and use rich, situated context that informs socio-technical systems design without constraining community behaviors? (C&T) Governance : how do you govern systems, disaggregate governance of systems so that communities can be empowered.

2014 201

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Furthermore, you can distinguish diversive (broad interest) and specific (looking for specific information) curiosity. An example of diversive curiosity is, for example, checking your phone for new messages.

2018 169

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

It is not hard to find similar reports pushing for more diversity in the curriculum. McGilchrist has been quoted by Richard Lagemaat on Twitter as saying: “Our educational system …. Sea port with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain (1648).

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