November, 2017

#SOCRMx Week 5: Data Analysis

Jenny Connected

In this second half of the Introduction to Social Research Methods course the focus shifts from data generation and research methods to data analysis. Click on image for source).

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Microsoft’s Intelligent Communications Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the more challenging aspects for organisation’s embracing Office 365 is the overlapping functionality between different tools, leading to “analysis paralysis” (to use Mary Jo Foley’s term).

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Painting of Old Coffee Pot New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 9' x 12" acrylic painting of an antique coffee pot. I  I completed it 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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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net Dev

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15 years of blogging, FB and what’s next

Mathemagenic

Ton’s post on 15 Years of Blogging made me realise that I had reached similar milestone all the way back in June. From all my online experiences blogging has given me the most. A habit to write regularly, a space to look back at my own progress, a network of people that I feel connected to even if we don’t interact much right now. It has also given me a benchmark of what I’d like to experience in an online social space. That brings me to more blogging, less Facebook again.

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Painting of Two Espressos New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 16" acrylic painting of two espressos and a coffee pot. I  I completed it 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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10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch

In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC. 600 people participated and we had quite intense exchanges. We received many compliments for the way we facilitated it: personal and quick responses.

Verhalen van de zee: shadow puppets, storytelling and learning around

Mathemagenic

Our shadow puppets workshop in Wowlab in April 2016 was very much focused on a puppet itself, its character and different ways to make it. This time we wanted to have a different focus, so the emphasis moved from making puppets to using them to tell a story.

Facilitation resources updated

Viv Mcwaters

I’m updating my RESOURCES page. About time too! You can find it just up there, on the menu – between About and Learn. If you click on FACILITATION RESOURCES you will find a long list of processes, games, and activities that I use in my facilitation. The names help me remember them. Sometimes the same activity might be known by multiple names. I’ve also credited the source of the activity, where known. Let me know of any omissions.

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#OpenedMOOC Week 6: The Triumph of the Immaterial

Jenny Connected

This is the final week of the #openedMOOC and my final post. Like Matthias Melcher I have surprised myself by reaching the end of this MOOC.

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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times. DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018.

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Calling the Cage Freedom

How to Save the World

This is the second of a series of three new short stories. Image below from wikimedia , CC-SA 3.0. “I never want to have a job,” Sevi lamented, walking into the kitchen while staring at her tablet screen and almost bumping into me.

Accessing LinkedIn Profile Data in Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Ignite in late September, Microsoft announced an integration between LinkedIn profile data and Office 365 : After you connect your LinkedIn account to your Microsoft account, you’ll seamlessly discover more insights within the Profile Card in your Inbox, your calendar and contacts lists.

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Fast Team Formation

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the way home last night we drove past a group of people on the side of the road. It almost wasn’t worth a second glance, except that some were standing and others were kneeling on the footpath, with one vehicle parked the wrong way to the curb.

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Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

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#OpenEdMOOC – Final thoughts

Jenny Connected

(Source of Image – [link] – 0.56). Like Rebecca Heiser, I have been reflecting on the EdX Introduction to Open Education MOOC.

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#openedMOOC: CC licenses

Jenny Connected

In a recent post I mentioned that I have the attribution, share alike, non-commercial creative commons license on my Flickr site. I also mentioned that I sometimes get contacted with a request for use of a photo – usually by a tourism agency wanting to advertise their holidays.

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#SOCRMx Week 4: ‘half-way’ tasks and reflections

Jenny Connected

(Click on the image to go to source.). This post should have been made at the end of last week. We are now at the end of Week 5 and I am attempting to catch up. We are now half-way through this 8-week Introduction to Social Research Methods course.

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#openedMOOC Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness

Jenny Connected

Click on image for source. I have not done any research into OER Impact and Effectiveness and I don’t, in my career as a teacher, remember ever heavily relying on a textbook that students would have to buy.

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Where Do You Put Your Phone at Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the older books on my shelf is Time Power: The Revolutionary Time Management System That Can Change Your Professional and Personal Life by Charles Hobbs. Written in 1987, I acquired my copy around the first time I got a DayTimer in the mid-1990s.

Hyperfish – Thoughts on Collecting Expertise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Weekend Video 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

An overview of the new business apps in Office 365 – for small business clients. Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium.

Weekend Reading 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the stop-and-pay-attention ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

Hyperfish – Beyond Active Directory

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yesterday I outlined the original idea of Hyperfish: ensuring that directory and profile information is up-to-date and complete in Active Directory (including on-premises and Azure AD, and a hybrid of both).

Hyperfish – Introduction

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two things stand out to me about Hyperfish : first, they take meeting productivity seriously, and second, they offer an incredible tool for directory accuracy and profile information.

Disaster Recovery – Personal Planning

Michael Sampson - Currents

A friend had his laptop stolen last week, and he is now scrambling to recover his work (data and documents) and get back to work. It prompted me to get out my disaster recovery plan and review how I would recover from device loss, theft, or a ransomware attack.

Co-Authoring in Excel – the 2017 Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I was reviewing some site stats last week, I was surprised to note that one of the most popular posts on this site is from February 2010 called Co-Authoring in Excel 2010: Not Supported (Use the Excel Web App Instead).

Weekend Video 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

Samsung pokes fun at Apple in the above, and it caused some laughing in our household. Make sure you notice the haircut at 0:52.

Ever Present Absent

Michael Sampson - Currents

They say to be careful what you wish for. Back around 2000 I wrote a report for Ferris Research on the emergence and growing adoption of wireless handheld devices, and how they allowed people to recapture moments of lost productivity throughout the day.

What parents don’t see

Mathemagenic

Homeschoolers hear often that their kids are always supervised by their parents, that they lack time to be outside of the family to learn about other ways of doing things.

Data Breach Alert In Mozilla Firefox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mozilla is looking at how it can alert users of a data breach when visiting a site that has been breached: Firefox operator Mozilla is looking at adding a feature into the browser that would alert users if their credentials have been involved in a data breach, by integrating with Troy Hunt’s haveibeenpwned.com breach database.

Here We Go Again

Michael Sampson - Currents

Four years, one month, 11 days ago I was here. Waiting late one Saturday night in the midst of a quiet corridor outside the theatres at the hospital, sitting in an otherwise empty waiting room as one of my sons had his appendix removed. That operation took two hours, as the appendix had burst and it was a bit of a mess to clean up. And the aftermath saw me camped out at the hospital for 6 days while he recovered.

Data Breaches

Michael Sampson - Currents

We are at a time in history when data breaches are becoming more prevalent and more frequent. Equifax was compromised for 143 million people. Uber has been in the news this week for hiding knowledge of a data breach of 57 million customers for over a year (the rotters; if only the fines in GDPR were based on market value not annual revenue), and of course the 500 million odd user Yahoo breach (added to the earlier one billion user data breach).

The Project

How to Save the World

This is the first of three short stories featuring two new characters. The others in the series should be coming up later this month. Image below from skeeze at the wonderful pixabay CC0. Daddy… I need to ask you about something.