Thu.Mar 01, 2012

Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory. Even when there clearly is neither threat nor territory.

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How to Merge Online Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: Kdt. Josh Barraza asked if I could write about merging two active online forums and the issues that can challenge such an idea. Thank you for the suggestion, Mr. Barraza. Multiple forums can be merged. It doesn’t just have to be two. It can be more than that. But, for the sake of [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

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Questions to ask when planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

The task that has been set by Stephen Downes in Week 25 of ChangeMooc , is to create and present an artifact, which answers the three questions below.

Lack of Understanding the Main Barrier to Cloud Adoption #cloud #adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research from the United Kingdom pegs a lack of understanding as the main barrier to cloud adoption : " Perceived risks over service control and fears over data sovereignty are the key issues that are restricting UK organisations from implementing cloud services, according to recent research from Claranet, the managed services provider.

Questions to ask when planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

The task that has been set by Stephen Downes in Week 25 of ChangeMooc , is to create and present an artifact, which answers the three questions below.

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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning

Jenny Connected

This is the title of Stephen Downes’ presentation to Week 25 of ChangeMooc. Here is the link to a Recording of the session. Also here: Slides, audio and Elluminate video recording. My notes from the session. What is knowledge? It is not memory. It is not facts or laws, which are slippery. It is not in the network. It IS the network, the recognition of the emergence of patterns. We are recognising beings. Knowing is NOT being able to NOT recognise (the double negative is important).

Home consumption

Neighbourhoods

This is the worst case of junk accumulation I have seen documented (except perhaps in Dickens's novels), although I've heard a few tales.