February, 2019

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

Jenny Connected

In OLDaily this week , Stephen Downes, in a comment on a post by Sasha Thackaberry , makes what to me is an astute point – that the future of education is not the same thing as the future of colleges.

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Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas. Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories.

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The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

My name is Jake and I am.er… was a Flickr fanboy. . I can’t remember exactly when I uploaded my first photo to Flickr, but it was in its early days.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

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Glimpses

How to Save the World

“April is the cruellest month” — The first line of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland, originally read “February is the cruelest month”, but Ezra Pound insisted it be changed, not to make it truer, but because it sounded better poetically. Image is from iTunes visualizer.

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The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

In October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk. Yesterday there was a follow-up opportunity to join the team, this time to help with identification the findings. We came into the room, there was a team of people working at a big table, moving around piles of found little fragments. Somebody else was explaining the bigger story to other guests. We listened, we looked, but it was difficult to get into the process.

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between. Beyond just members with “standard” activity levels, we think about the most active, most passionate, most influential members and how we can get them helping to drive our community, marketing, and business goals. .

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. The request is usually to design an event where we can hear from people without them being dominated by more powerful voices.

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Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

image from youtube video by principieuniversi.com .

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What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

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Carrot Cake

Jenny Connected

I don’t remember when I first tasted carrot cake, but I have known for a while that it is my favourite type of cake. It still surprises me that I like carrot cake so much. Carrots are not an especially preferred vegetable, although I do eat them in a variety of ways.

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Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

Over last years I made many attempts to return to blogging, but couldn’t quite get the feeling of how it was before. That feeling of belonging. To the idea space. To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. I guess it had to do not only with the state of things on the web but also with my own processes of learning in other spaces and building up enough energy to rejoin in the open.

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Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop

Mathemagenic

When I stopped working the most difficult part was to leave that space where ideas are grown and to leave seeds of new insights to be there without helping them to grow. I needed to make that choice eight years ago, to be able to recover from burnout and to learn how to care for myself, our three kids and my permaculture garden.

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Three musketeers, time and knowledge gaps

Mathemagenic

I wanted to share with the kids D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers movie of my childhood, an iconic musical of its time. So we set into it, spreading three series over three evenings. And then, as usual, it became watching a movie turned into a learning experience. The first part includes musketeers song that was written to become a hit, as we found out later, watching stories about how the movie was made. Of course, it became a hit with my kids and they started to sing it.

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.” ” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections. “Complexity would be nice, but we haven’t got the time. We have to get this problem solved now, and we need a plan to do it.”

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