2015

New Painting Show at Buffa's, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Yesterday, I hung a new pairing show at at  Buffa’s Back Room , one of my favorite music venues in New Orleans. There are 25 paintings of musicians in the show. This is my second show at Buffa's and I ma very honored to be there.

2015 206

New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. This is the 6th annual ‘rosviz’ gathering taking place in the mountain setting of beautiful Rossland, British Columbia. We have sold out the last 2 years so register early to secure your spot!

2015 205

Honor Among Thieves: A Review

Viv Mcwaters

Edges are interesting places. Unpredictable stuff happens there. Much of what many of us take for granted every day – belonging, security, understanding – can be missing, or at least fleeting. In his latest book, the second in a trilogy, J.

2015 203

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Elsua

Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

2015 200

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations.

2015 201

More Trending

On this day in 1850, Margaret Fuller.

Endless Knots

drowned off the coast of Fire Island, NY, in a shipwreck that also took the lives of her husband, Giovanni Ossoli, and their little son, Nino.

2015 186

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

2015 186

IBM Verse – It’s Here

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks ago IBM released the first set of trial accounts for IBM Verse , its new Watson-powered email system for enterprises and individuals. The IBM marketing around Verse position it as a transformative approach to email, and a re-imagination of what email is like.

2015 174

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

Portals and KM

I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

2015 197

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Have you noticed how companies and organizations are using visuals more and more in the way they communicate with customers, employees and communities?

2015 202

At last we have a shared framework for deep thinking about digital engagement

Social Reporter

Any party or coalition that comes to power after the May election will have have to re-address the two main aspects of the government-social digital landscape. One the one hand they’ll need to continue to use tech in transforming and improving services (and saving money), driven from the top.

2015 173

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool.

2015 189

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources.

2015 196

Networks as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies. The International Land Coalition (ILC) has made a big step forward to develop just that, described as its Systematic Knowledge and … Learning ILC

2015 169

Blog>> Rubbish Metadata

Green Chameleon

Metadata powers business intelligence. Patterns from metadata can be used to guide actions. Good metadata gives potential to good actions. Bad metadata is a waste of time. And when your customers have to navigate your rubbish metadata, you lose more than just business intelligence.

2015 184

The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

As I mentioned in my last post , I was recently invited by Lisa Lane to write a blog post for her Programme for Online Teaching blog. For details about the programme see the website: Program for Online Teaching .

2015 189

Happy 205th, Sarah Margaret Fuller

Endless Knots

Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself. Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845. On this day in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the singular genius and most prolific writer among the Transcendentalists was born.

2015 167

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

If the Sami eskimos have 180 words for snow - how come we as learning professionals have only one word for learning? OK, we have learning and development (L&D) so we have two words. I think we are way too sloppy in talking about learning.

2015 176

Collaboration Systems and Wearables

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the Apple Watch having a stunning opening weekend, plus the current availability of Android Wear (go Moto 360 !), Microsoft Band , and other improving fitness trackers coming to market, the wearables trend is going mainstream.

2015 172

New Paintings at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

Portals and KM

On April 4 I hung my second show the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown  at 615 Carrolton Ave. 504) 866-5900. It is all new work from the last show. There are 42 paintings. Themes include fresh produce, Mardi Gras, musicians, Mardi gras Indians, and other New Orleans scenes.

Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

About a year ago, I was asked if I could help make a traditional scientific symposium ( International Glaciology Symposium on High Mountain Asia ) into something different.

2015 184

4 Steps to Getting to Yes

Partnering Resources

Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully. This post, recently published on Inc.com, reviews four steps to acing your next ask and getting to yes. Relationship First.

2015 163

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

While I was putting together yesterday’s blog post I kept thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while and which I think is also going to help redefine, or reassure, depends on how you look into it, the next stage of my blogging mojo over here.

2015 186

Apologies and #Socialmedia in Crisis Comms PR

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Badly Handled Crisis Comms in Social Media by @ABCAustralia – Don’t Apologise!

2015 186

Complexity unraveled: complex change agents’ stories

Networking Action

What is in common amongst a Danish prison, the London Business School, and the world’s largest refugee camp for internally displace people? In complexity unravlled: the power of collaboration in successful change leadership they are presented as a rich array … Net Dev

2015 164

A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning

Taming the spaces

Recently we have worked with my colleague Tobias Ley, on the figure to describe how distributed cognition and pattern-formation associate with individual, collaborative and collective learning – A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning. Earlier we have described a model of pattern-appropriation and relations between epistemic and collective distributed cognition with Emanuele Bardone ( […]. distributed cognition

2015 157

Working in Blackboard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. Fifteen years ago I was working in an institution which invested in Blackboard as its first VLE. Looking back, I remember how relieved I was when the institution got Blackboard. We had been running a distance learning programme by email and paper correspondence.

2015 184

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distribution organizations. Some ask for interviews; others want an answer to a specific question.

Multitasking, Ritalin and online mindfulness

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have watched a documentary about ''our distracted brain''. I hardly dare to say it outloud but in between watching the documentary I was chatting on Skype, answering emails. Nevertheless I enjoyed it and it made me think about singletasking and focus.

2015 158

Creative Facilitation in Melbourne Nov 26-27

Viv Mcwaters

You might be surprised by the variety and depth of ways to engage people,especially if you’re stuck in a meeting rut, listening to others drone on, and rarely having time to discuss what really matters. I make my living from facilitating, so I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and better, more creative, and more engaging ways to get the best out of people in a meeting. I’m hosting a two-day Creative Facilitation workshop in Melbourne on November 26 and 27.

2015 156

Degas in New Orleans: Thoughts on Painters and Their Subjects

Portals and KM

A few weeks ago we went to interesting lecture by art historian Marylyn Brown at Tulane. She discussed Degas' work in New Orleans and how his painting of his family's cotton market on Carondelet St. reflected global capitalism of the time. He did at least two paintings of the market.

2015 193

Can you make it more playful and more serious?

Net-Map Toolbox

picture by Donald Zolan (and, by the way, not my child) [link]. Everything. Keith McCandles of Liberating Structures asked me this question when I shared my instructions for the use of network pattern cards with him.

2015 152

Three Jobs of the Change Leader

Partnering Resources

The sixth in the Tried & True Series: Trusted Models that Stand the Test of Time. Three things. That’s all you really need to do to be a successful change leader. It’s surprising to think that the job could be so easy.

2015 158

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

A few weeks back I wrote about the first of the 5 pillars I keep using with clients, time and time again, whenever they are embarking on the so-called Digital Transformation journey. Back in that blog entry I mentioned how having the right purpose is the main trigger to get things going.

2015 179