2013

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Losing our communication rights.

The Truth Machine: The Lie Detector in Your Next Pair of Glasses

Alchemy of Change

Eulerian Video Magnification is a new video processing technology that could soon turn your phone - or even your glasses - into a lie detector. Humanity & Soulfulness augmented reality Google Glass lie detector truth video

2013 207

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation. With nothing better to do, I wrote a book. This week, we’re releasing it into the wild.

2013 207

cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the original connectivist MOOCs such as CCK08 and the current xMOOCs such as those offered by Coursera.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Elsua

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Lived Curriculum

Community Capers

I have in the past ten years I have tweeted, written and presented about young learners and digital citizenship and coined the term “lived curriculum” to describe the approach I most passionately believe in.

2013 191

Blues in New Orleans: Ed Wills at BMC

Portals and KM

Last night we saw Ed Wills. play some great blues at BMC.    We have seen him many times and I feel he is the best blues man in New Orleans. There was a good crowd and Ed did a particularly high-energy set. He always plays from 8 to 10:30 without a break. 

2013 189

My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

Making CommunitySense

Massive Open Online Courses are all the rage. A truly exciting and massive one (over 24,000 students enrolled!) is the Learn Creative Learning MOOC organized by MIT Media Lab, which will run from February- May 2013.

2013 188

How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. The Government allowed gay marriage. And then it didn’t. Not unexpected but not to be accepted. Let’s give them hell. For fun, amusement. For social change. Or just because it’s right.

2013 206

A crappy bronco ride on a chipped pony: Advice for Liz's friend

Endless Knots

"I'm writing for some advice," the note from Liz began. "My friend L is now at the end of the road; likely to die within a few days.

2013 186

What are the 3 big mistakes that Meeting Leaders make that keep them frustrated with drawn out meetings and a lack of enthusiasm?

Viv Mcwaters

Number One: They do all the work themselves. This means you are in front of the group, maybe chairing the meeting or leading a workshop, and seem to be doing all the work, while the participants sit passively – you’re not even sure if they are listening.

2013 186

Emily Dickinson and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Source of image – Wikipedia. I would never have suspected that two separate activities this week could come together so closely. At the beginning of the week I was at the ALT-C conference with Roy Williams, running a workshop on Emergent Learning. I have already blogged about this a few times.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason.

2013 200

Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

Michelle Laurie

I am preparing for the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference June 11 in Toronto, Canada.

2013 186

Writing techniques: Episode #1

Ken Carroll

In this first podcast on remarkable writing techniques , I look at 4 things: 1. Begins at 4:00 mins.) A simple but powerful technique that gets people to read and keep reading anything you write: How to create anticipation and suspense in your writing. Begins at 18:00 mins.)

2013 185

How to Network at a Social Event When You Don’t Know Anyone

Partnering Resources

Image by Vincent Fournier for Henkel Advertising. Social events can be extremely anxiety-provoking for introverts. Walk into a room where I know no one? Make small talk over canapés? Can’t I just go to hell instead? Never fear, introverts: we can do this. Here’s how to network at a social event.

2013 198

The Cola Road Documentary and what’s next for Colalife

Social Reporter

The RSA Great Room , with its James Barry paintings of The Progress of Human Knowledge, was a fine setting yesterday for the launch of The Cola Road Documentary telling the story of the Colalife mission to deliver medicines to poor mothers in isolated Zambian villages.

2013 182

Painting of Creole Tomatoes - New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" painting of Creole Tomatoes, a species grown in Louisiana. Every June there is a Creole Tomato festival in New Orleans at the French Market. I now an artist with the  Arts Council of New Orleans  and participate in their  monthy art market.

2013 182

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” ” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.

2013 188

Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How information traverses social media during a crisis like the NSW bushfires. The role of crisis comms and official vs non official media sources. When I was asked by the BBC to do an interview on Tuesday night of the fires I said no.

2013 206

The news ricocheted off the walls

Endless Knots

I was sixteen, a junior at George School , on this day in 1963. Many years ago, I captured my memories in "The K.O.B," " a short story about those initial moments of  the first of f ive deaths that rocked our staid school over five months. 

2013 185

Researching applied improv – a project for 2014

Viv Mcwaters

Even a cursory look at this blog will reveal my interest in improvisation. It started with Playback Theatre and ranged far and wide around different improvisation styles. Most improv happens on the stage, in theatres and bars.

2014 179

Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

When I was a teacher trainer, we used to debate whether trainee teachers should be introduced to learning theory before or after they went into the classroom to teach.

2013 192

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency.

2013 197

Tendrils of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

It was a lovely surprise to see “Digital Habitats” show up visually in my Facebook stream today, via the graphic recording of Draw2Think , also known as Irene Mynthe. She was capturing a Skype presentation by Etienne! She gave me permission to share here! Thanks! Below is the full image.

2013 179

Writing Techniques #2: Distinctive writing

Ken Carroll

We begin our second episode of Remarkable Writing Techniques with a lesson in distinctiveness from Dada artist, writer, and general fruit-bat, Kurt Schwitters.

2013 183

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict. These are all descriptions of business ecosystems. Yet people continue to try to understand the big picture—their environment—and how it affects their companies. There’s good reason to do so.

2013 195

Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living via kwout.

2013 179

Big Data Analysis Continues to Grow

Portals and KM

The use of Big Data continues to get headlines. At times its use is controversial but regardless, Big Data is here to stay. Here is some data, reported by eWeek , to support that claim.

2013 179

The 21st century trainer: a paradigm shift?

Joitske Hulsebosch

For a client I working on transfering a face-to-face training into an online trajectory. It is a challenge and requires some creativity to not only 'translate' the training, but also improve it. Make use of the affordances of online communication to improve the training.

2013 179

How to Write Facebook Sponsored Posts And Dodge the Haters

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Your sponsored posts on Facebook are hated, and customers leave ‘get out of my newsfeed’ messages in their hundreds. Welcome to social media engagement! how to write sponsored posts and not be a dork. Social Media is Earned Attention.

2013 206

Happy birthday, Jeff

Endless Knots

    Jeff Stamps, who would have turned 69 today. Jeff Stamps

2013 186

Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

If the job of a facilitator is to get out of the way, why have one in the first place? Because boundaries matter. Boundaries provide safety, and structure, and edges.

2013 179

Granny dumping

Jenny Connected

I came across this appalling phenomenon for the first time yesterday. I was discussing the care of the elderly with a friend who told me that ‘granny dumping’ is becoming increasingly common in India. My friend is Indian.

2013 186