October, 2018

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

This week’s topic for Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Data.

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Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics. I am still have a ways to go on the learning curve but I am having fun.

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Medtainment: Creating Voice in Social Media – Medical and Health

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I am working with Doctors and Hospitals, they want their content to be written in an authoritative medical voice – fact based, evidence based, boring. This doctor has “voice” in spades.

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Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Why Government and funders might give more support to community technology, social infrastructure and connecting citizens. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems.

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Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

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Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Last week in Montreal with Bronagh Gallagher, we taught a bit about principles-based evaluation as part of our course on working with complexity.

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris. Every so often (this might be weekly, but I’m not sure) she invites her followers to ask a question about anything and everything to do with writing and publishing, which she attempts to answer in #TenTweets.

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More Trending

Social Media Strategist Jobs: Twitter Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I used to do “social media job of the week” but haven’t for years. Anywhos. Want to work for Twitter? Head of Curation, APAC (Tokyo & Sydney) . The Twitter Moments’ feature showcases the best of the stories unfolding live on Twitter. It makes it easy for users to experience only-on Twitter conversations and get the most out of the platform, regardless of which accounts they follow or don’t.

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Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming. Which made me thinking of what can actually can serve as an evidence of a friendship. She is a singer.

2018 116

On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

How to Save the World

M ichael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above.

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Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting. Since 2004, folks have travelled from all over the world to come to this gathering.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit. I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city.

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Updating “Facilitips”

Full Circle Associates

I received a request to grant usage rights to a VERY old piece I wrote years ago – a general set of heuristics for online facilitation called “Facilitips,” first published in 1999. Way back in the old days! It was basically my distillation of everything I learned from people like Howard Rheingold, Sue Boettcher, and … Continue reading Updating “Facilitips” Source. facilitation online facilitation online interaction

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This month the Royal College of Physicians has published a report bearing the title ‘ Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead’ . There is a concern that doctors and other healthcare professionals find it hard to talk to patients about dying.

2018 177

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link]. Stephen said somewhere that he was trying to create an elegant site for the course. I think he has succeeded. I love this simple image and title.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes has shared a video introduction to the course (see [link] ) and also recorded a video of a conversation he had with George Siemens. This was really enjoyable to watch.

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Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

In a previous post , I began to explore and share my understanding of what Iain McGilchrist has written about and means by ‘betweenness’ as a way of being in the world.

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

Earlier this week I travelled to Manchester to hear Jordan Peterson speak at the O2 Apollo Theatre about his book ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’ This was one event in a punishing schedule of 80 cities – [link].

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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’. We did this in the context of open, online education environments, which we suggested can be both inclusive and exclusive.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play. Our house in the Netherlands was no different and for many years we had a small scale climbing structure ( Early start ) in the middle of our living room, used extensively for physical activities, lounging and playing. Its best feature was openness : the frame could be turned onto any side, afforded multiple uses and could be extended endlessly with add-ons and accessories.

2018 89

Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

September-October are always transitional months, where travel and projects with inner rhythm give space to the weekly structure of externals clubs, sports and lessons (see previous winter seasons ). This year there are also more online group lessons that kids do in Russian (marked “R”). There are also more shorted courses that might be replaced by something else later in the season. So this is how our “external schedule” looks so far: Monday.

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Aan het filmen

Mathemagenic

Kids from our homeschooling group are working on a movie. We are not supposed to know much about it, since it’s their own project. It is managed by a 9,5 years old, who is busy with shooting and editing videos for a couple of years by now. So far they had two days to work on it f2f as a group and in-between communication to sort out what is needed.

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Looking for a task management tool

Mathemagenic

I am looking for a task management tool to organise work across people and contexts. So far we are with Trello, but I’m not happy with it. What do I need? a pool of tasks, some of which are shared with the others and belong to projects. being able to assign a task to multiple contexts (projects/views/boards/tags). an overview on those tasks that I can easily tweak. personalised views and organisation of the tasks (including shared) for the other team members. RTM+iGoogle combo.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age. So, here is a list of things that kept us busy. <photo

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Making flexible structures (2)

Mathemagenic

This is something I always liked, growing in a small apartment with lots of usable corners and self-made furniture, some of which survived for almost forty years of ebb and flow of uses. Switching away from digital with the kids gave me much more opportunities to play with making fluid physical spaces myself.

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Conversation

How to Save the World

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham. “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?”

Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

Since October 2011, when I first lay on the floor and listened to Tuesday Ryan-Hart teach at the Art of Social Justice in New York held thirty-five blocks from where Occupy Wall Street was just getting started, I have been intrigued, challenged and enamoured by her work on these issues.

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True Story

How to Save the World

Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man. Took you in to lend a hand, and how you took him for a spin. And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true story, of how you yelled at your Mom and Dad. Left home with all you had.

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Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do.

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Self-Impression

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. T his past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman ( Non-Duality Dude ) to North America.

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