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.

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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!

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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

GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Questions about online ‘openness’

Jenny Connected

Source of image. What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of practice that are NOT supported by their institutions? Why invest even longer hours in supporting educational practice? My dentist doesn’t give me free root canal treatment outside of work?

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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."

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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 184

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.

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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?

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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

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

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 .

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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

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

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

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

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 184

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

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

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

Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

With great pleasure, I conducted a field research together with Sibrenne Wagenaar with one of the the ambulance services in the Netherlands.

2015 151

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 144

Innovation in Suitcases: Stackable Shelves

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a frequent traveller it is interesting to me to observe a new set of luggage being designed, funded, and brought to market.

2015 148

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

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Illustration by ‘Tim Hamons’ downloaded from the FB group: Graphic Facilitation. As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. This is the metaphorical bridge in the illustration above.

2015 151

Learn facilitation?

Viv Mcwaters

Facilitating is like rock balancing – you never know if you can do it until you try. Everyone’s offering training at this time of the year (let’s face it, everyone’s offering training all year round!) How do you choose? Not sure, but here’s my advice: PICK ME! PICK ME!

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