October, 2017

#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

Source of image. I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University.

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Does Social Media Activism work? Social Media for Awareness Raising #metoo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will the Harvey Weinstein issue raise awareness or bury us in memes? Social media and in particular Facebook & Twitter raising awareness of issues that womens’ nonprofits have being trying to direct attention to FOREVER.

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Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

Making CommunitySense

On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

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Painting of a Trio of Poblano Peppers

Portals and KM

Here is a 16' x 20" acrylic painting of three poblano pepper. I  I completed it as another demonstration at the painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Networking Action

“Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. Amen to that. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and … Net Dev

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Pick up the unclaimed portion of joy

Chris Corrigan

Another two friends died yesterday. They were well known men in our community and both part of the hosting world on our little Bowen Island, integral to providing experiences for visitors that allow us to provide well hosted learning experiences for people here.

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Painting of the Marginy, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of of Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

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Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy. A good purpose places a stake in the ground, declaring what the organization values. It provides flexibility and allows the organization to respond to shifts in the market and customer preferences.

Questions and reflective practice

Michelle Laurie

This morning I came across a resource that really resonated with me. Its geared toward visual practitioners however the idea is pertinent to all facilitators, process designers, strategists and others managing processes for change. You can view it here: [link].

#openedMOOC Week 4: Open Teaching

Jenny Connected

The topic for this week is ‘Creating, Finding and Using OERs and a lot of resources have been provided to follow up on this. More interesting for me, was the initial discussion in the Week 4 videos about open pedagogy and how networks can enable learning.

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#MeToo Why SILICON VALLEY Can’t Follow EDUCATION in Managing Abuse of Power

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How can communities – Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood – manage harassment and abuse situations? Are Health and Education doing a better job? When I evaluate communities online and offline I look for power bases.

Learning a craft

Chris Corrigan

In his book Sea Room Adam Nicholson describes meeting John MacAuly, a Hebridean boat builder who has just built a boat for him to sail across the Minch to the Shiants. And do you think I’ll make a good sailor of her”. “If If you had another life,” John said. “Ah Ah yes,” I said reeling a little. “I

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Painting of Poblano Pepper New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of a poblano pepper. I  I completed as a demonstration at painting class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce) in New Orleans.

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics , 13(2): 35-58. Abstract.

Why as an L&D professional you should even be interested in artificial intelligence

Joitske Hulsebosch

In our book Leren in tijden van tweets, apps en likes there is a clear call for people working with learning, change and innovation processes to dive into technology. Everyone sees that technology is increasingly taking an important place in our lives- even people who are not into technology.

#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

This is the third week of the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC , which I am finding both very useful and frustrating at the same time.

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Meeting intros…beyond the go around.

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago, I got a request from someone new to facilitation asking about a great way to do introductions at a meeting. I have a lot of icebreakers up my sleeve but I was testing out something new at another meeting and had been given some ideas from an online group too.

Explaining to London’s Deputy Mayor how mapping can help connect Londoners and #reclaimourspaces

Social Reporter

As I reported earlier in the this update , I’ve been working with community groups and networks to develop ideas for a more networked approach to support for London’s civil society.

Learning highlights: October 2017

Mathemagenic

Internet of things with Robert. Video: playing with a tripod and learning making videos together with Lilia. * Stamps and graphic art workshop at Wowlab. Observational drawing, 3d art and recycling art. Watching Nederland van boven : geography, nature, culture and data visualisations.

How Leadership Is Critical In Content Marketing

Ken Carroll

Leadership is critical in content marketing. Because there simply is no content marketing without the leadership to drive it. As content marketers, you and I must think and act from a leadership perspective if we are to impact on the world. Leadership Is Critical To Marketing On Facebook.

To conference or to unconference?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was hesitating for a long time whether I would attend the L&D unconference , organized by Ger Driesen in collaboration with the L&D connect community. The unconference costs you a whole day of your time and follows the open space method. There was a theme: the future of L&D.

#openedMOOC Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons

Jenny Connected

An infographic created by Shihaam Donnelly from [link]. This week’s videos and readings are a lot more interesting than I anticipated.

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Interlude

How to Save the World

I wander out onto the small balcony, seeking a quiet place to get away from the earnest people gathered inside, people trying to make a hopeless situation better. It is more than I can bear tonight. You, a stranger to me, are already out there, sitting on a deck chair, alone, in the dark.

#SOCRMx: Week 3 – Working with images

Jenny Connected

I have found the working with images resources in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC very stimulating. According to the information provided in this course, visual methods are becoming increasingly popular.

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#SOCRMx: Week 4 – Discourse Analysis

Jenny Connected

(Click on image for source). In Week 4 the Introduction to Social Research Methods course requires participants to move on and 1) reflect on a chosen method, and 2) test our ability to identify specific information about methods in a given research paper.

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SOCRMx Week 2 Surveys

Jenny Connected

I have divided this post into two parts. The first part reports on information from the course site. The second part is an attempt to complete one of the suggested activities. Surveys: Part 1. Source of image here.

Hand-cycling for the Prince’s Trust

Jenny Connected

A week ago today at this time, I was congratulating myself and others on having completed the Palace to Palace charity ride in aid of the Prince’s Trust. This is an annual event. The ride is 45 or 90 miles, depending on which route you choose from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle.

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#openedMOOC Week 1: The value of ‘open’

Jenny Connected

Link to source of image. Why Does Open Matter? This is the key question for Week 1 of the Introduction to Open Education MOOC, being offered on edX by David Wiley and George Siemens.

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Black cape

Mathemagenic

It was fun to teach him the art of ironing seams. And, with a little advice here and there, he could do the rest. But what I admire the most is the determination. He planned making a black cape for a while. We’ve got a fabric somewhere in the summer and the ribbon a couple of weeks ago.

Converging in unschooling

Mathemagenic

Unschooling, as a way to support your children interests is a very divergent practice. There is a lot of exploration, following one’s curiousity and informal learning. Lots of bits and sometimes even parts of a puzzle.

Schat van Dalfsen

Mathemagenic

Although we missed public archeological excavation at Dalfsen with our homeschooling friends , there was another chance to do it. A couple of years ago we had a guided tour at an excavation in Velikiy Novgorod. In Dalfsen kids could not only look, but participate guided by archeologists.

Legitimate peripheral participation and having fun

Mathemagenic

This is the essence of Wowlab workshops for me, next to making : creating conditions for legitimate peripheral participation and having fun. Unschooling learning highlights legitimate peripheral participation unschooling

Making flexible structures

Mathemagenic

What happens if you design and build stuff for your kids’ rooms? They play a family where the parents design and build a room for their kid. And they are true to the details, including the division of tasks between the parents and designing something that can easily change.

Convergence and unschooling

Mathemagenic

Unschooling, as a way to support your children interests feels for me as a very divergent practice. There is a lot of informal learning, exploration, following one’s curiosity and seizing the moment. Lots of bits pieces and sometimes even a big part of a puzzle. What worries me the most is convergence , creating conditions for documentation, systematisation, reflection that would be aligned with the values of unschooling.