January, 2019

Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M., W., & B., Weller, M. and Whitelock, D. 2019).

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools. In this blog you will find a number of tools and tips to start with. In every Ennuonline course there is someone who proudly shows a self-made animation video.

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Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

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What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. But do they produce results?

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5 Facebook Page Tips for Event Planners and Conference Organisers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers? I’m glad you asked ??. More Social Media resources for EventPlanners: [link]. Target Audience: EventProfs with an interest in Social Media and Facebook Page Admins. This lecture (series) is for EventProfs: Work for NonProfit, Gov, Business as a marketing event coordinator or similar.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Back in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen. There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. .

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

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More Trending

Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a classic New Orleans ventilator cover for the crawl space under an older home and the stuff that grows in the cracks between house and sidewalk,  The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. At this stage in my life I am interested in how I can ensure that what I choose to attend to doesn’t blinker me to the possible implications of attending too closely to a given idea.

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Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought. I was too young at the time to appreciate the problem.

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Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Visiting Kolkata with a wheelchair user is a challenge and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Hand-pulled rickshaws are being phased out, but there is little sign that facilities for wheelchair users are being phased in.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

I’m just coming home from a couple of days in Victoria where Caitlin and I were with colleagues Rebecca Ataya, Annemarie Travers, and Kelly Poirier.

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia. A strong northwesterly breeze is pushing wind driven swell down the Strait of Georgia onto the southwestern shore of Bowen Island. There is snow on the mountain tops, but down here at sea level, it’s 7 degrees.

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It’s Not That

How to Save the World

image from pixabay/pexels CC0. it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative —. we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful —.

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting email list last month, there was an inquiry posted by Monica Nissén asking about scaling the Art of Hosting as a leadership practice through levels of engagement.

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian. This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently. Since my reading on it is primarily in English I am not familiar with the choices made when terminology is translated into Russian.

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Parkours and pyjamas

Mathemagenic

Yesterday was Alexander’s parkour birthday party with his homeschooling friends. He was the one responsible for preparing it and this added a lot of extra tasks to the planning in the days before. During the party 11 kids were building three different obstacle courses, inside and outside, and then practicing going through them with their own bodies and remote controlled vehicles.

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Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

Being able to move around without an adult is part of growing up. As the kids grow, their space also grows, from house and garden, to familiar spaces and parks, and then to the town, the country and the world. And, since I do not really enjoy the logistics of bringing theree kids back and forth to where they have to be, helping them to move around without me being involved is a process that I’m happy to speed up.

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Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

I was trying to write some end-of-the-year posts, but everything that I’d like to summarise changes very fast. So instead something quick – a few things that make me busy thinking now. There is a lot of discussions about schools in our house recently. We went to a democratic school last week and a friend from Russia is there with detailed reports about its inside working.

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Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

I n my last post, I played with using a grey colour (#999999) for all words that represent things that aren’t real — that is, they exist only as constructs of the mind , and in the absence of anyone , they simply don’t exist. It’s actually an extraordinarily large list.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know. A book review from Duncan Green, whose work on power, evaluation, and complexity in international development, I much admire.

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Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

image from Gail Tverberg’s article, described below. F or the last few years I’ve been posting links to the best (in my opinion) articles, videos and quotes published in the past quarter, on a variety of subjects.

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Blogging Without Facebook

How to Save the World

Cartoon from the New Yorker by Lee Lorenz. F ive years ago I summarized why I still blog this way: I keep blogging because I owe just about everything about my current situation to my blog. My writing and my readers’ responses have shaped and radically altered my worldview.

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Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

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