Weaving the Web: Launch of the Tilburg University Science Junction

Making CommunitySense

Today, Tilburg University’s Science Junction was launched: The Children’s University aims to work together with regional schools to develop curriculums and teaching materials for more gifted primary school students from groups 7 and 8 (age 10 to 12).

At School, Collaboration is Cheating

Michael Sampson - Currents

Remember at school, "working together" was taken as cheating, and we got punished for that. Perhaps this is changing - as Evan talks about in his recent post entitled "Changing Education" - as some universities are taking a different approach: " Businesses face challenges in becoming collaborative partly because traditional education systems often discourage collaboration. Many universities are seeking to reinvent themselves to preserve their relevance.

A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

Should we teach trainee teachers about learning theories before we send them into school and let them loose on children, or should we send them into school and engage them in practice, before we introduce them to learning theories? So another question that was raised in the Academic BEtreat was - is a school classroom a community of practice? Cambridge University Press). Cambridge University Press).

Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools


I''m happy to announce that Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with Leicester City Council''s DigiLit Leicester project to create guidance for secondary school staff, designed to introduce and promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across city schools.

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Twitter for School Staff Professional Development


All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods.

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Visiting with University of Puerto Rico librarians

Learning Alliances

But, in more ways than one, it was really cool inside the library at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras , where all of my friends from high school went to college. It was really hot on August 13, the last day of my vacation visiting my brothers in Puerto Rico.

Nohria new dean at Harvard Business School

Endless Knots

Harvard University President Drew Faust just announced that Nitin Nohria , an insightful academic who early on recognized the importance of. From the announcement* on the B-school's site: A scholar of leadership and organizational change, Nohria has. previously been the School's senior associate dean for faculty. networks to global business strategy, is the new dean of HBS. "He's an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor, with a global.

More Years of Schooling for Fewer and Fewer Jobs

How to Save the World

T his week’s (July 9/16) New Yorker has a terrific one-page summary by James Surowiecki of why so many job vacancies are left unfilled “for want of any sufficiently qualified candidates” while so many people (especially young people with university degrees) are unable to find work.

Twitter for School Staff Professional Development


All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods.

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Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

On Tuesday I spent the day at the University of Greenwich’s APT2014 Conference , the reason for the trip. Open’ means open in all senses, particularly in the sense of open sharing of thought processes, and should be the default position in Universities.

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World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

This has mostly been with Birmingham University’s Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) where the work has involved. working with a school – Topcliffe Primary School – to explore how developing technologies can support children on the autism spectrum. One – Synaesthesia and Embodied Learning has just been submitted to The Future of Theory in Education Conference , due to take place at Stirling University in June of this year.

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Organising Knowledge » Knowledge Organisation Systems

Green Chameleon

He had just retired as Professor at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London when I went there to do my Master’s in the mid-80s.

Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

In order to achieve these goals, the Institute for Cultural Policy engaged Robert Peper, a PhD-student from the Leuphana University of Lueneburg, who is trained in visual social network analysis. Missing relations could be located e.g. between artists and schools.

LJMU FabLab: A place to play, to create, to learn

Jenny Connected

Accredited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FabLab Liverpool is a physical space located in the School of Art and Design which provides access to the tools and knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make almost anything.

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World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

This has mostly been with Birmingham University’s Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) where the work has involved. working with a school – Topcliffe Primary School – to explore how developing technologies can support children on the autism spectrum. One – Synaesthesia and Embodied Learning has just been submitted to The Future of Theory in Education Conference , due to take place at Stirling University in June of this year.

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Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations


As ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital) at Leicester City Council, I'm responsible for investment, management and development work relating to technology on the city-wide secondary school building programme. All Leicester BSF schools were invited to participate. 6 schools took part.

IMT 586: Information Dynamics at the University of Washington

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

If you are a University of Washington graduate student interested in understanding the impact of information feedback on the systems in which we live and work, check out this winter's IMT 586 (also offered as INSC 586). For any of you, studying system dynamics (okay, it's offered in the Information School , so we call it Information Dynamics) offers a great opportunity to learn a new way to make sense of the challenges we face and to find and test solutions.

A new paper on Emergent Learning in IRRODL

Jenny Connected

We are hoping that through this work we will be able to work collaboratively with others to examine a variety of curricula and learning environments (from curricula in more formal settings such as schools and Higher Education, to more informal settings such as MOOCs), and so further develop our understanding of the factors that lead to different degrees of emergent or prescribed learning.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

New definitions of mobile learning » Here Comes ItalianPod Harold Jarche writes about how the traditional ‘business model’ of the universities is under pressure. richest) universities are too wealthy for their own good. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

Phase I Knowledge and Innovation Network at Warwick Business School

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Social Networks Laboratory : School of Behavioural Science : MDHS : UM

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

New York: Cambridge University Press. Social Networks working paper No 1/05: Psychology Department, University of Melbourne. Social networks working paper No 2/05: Psychology Department, University of Melbourne. University of Melbourne.

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Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

As I overheard one tourist saying – ‘China never fails to surprise’ Our final 10 days were spent back in Beijing at the Foreign Studies University, where my husband was lecturing in leadership and talking to students about their aspirations for future study. Despite the one-child per family policy, which was very noticeable in Beijing, particularly when children are being collected from school at the end of the day, China’s cities are very crowded.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Saturday, April 25, 2009 An Unschooling Manifesto BLOG An Unschooling Manifesto aphoto of my high school, c. 1969 I nGrade 11, my second last year of high school, I was an average student,with marks in English in the mid 60% range, and in mathematics, my bestsubject, around 80%. Thechance to spend my days with this latter group, unrestricted by schoolwalls and school schedules, was what I dreamed of, so I poured myenergies into self-study. They want you schooled.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Stunted

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Re-thinking language instruction Linear and non-linear learning » Stunted In this New York Times article , David Brooks describes the relationship between China’s ruling elite and its school system. Parents and teachers push kids relentlessly, particularly in math and in memorizing information, up to and including the university level. It was only after I left school did I find an interest in languages and art.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Re-thinking language instruction

Ken Carroll

Stunted » Re-thinking language instruction By the time we finished school, 90% of my generation hated the mandatory Irish lessons. It’s more like a constellation of bad pedagogy, irrelevant objectives, a school system that was calcified in another era, etc. As far as I can see most kids leave schools to this day, with an abysmal record on language learning. Time My school language text books already seem to have been much different from yours.

Organising Knowledge » Politics, Taxonomies and Censorship

Green Chameleon

It’s funded by federal agency USAID, and managed by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. By yesterday the New York Times was covering the story, and reported that the Dean of the Public Health School had ordered the database folks to reintroduce “abortion&# into the English language, and was setting up an inquiry into how such a decision had been taken (which is how I know today that 26,383 articles had been “disappeared&# in this way).

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Collaborative Thinking: The Viral Classroom

Collaborative Thinking

The article below from the LA Times is worth reading ( Per Peter ): Apple began working with Duke University in late 2004 to broadcast classes from its website using iTunes software and has expanded the service to other schools. Separately, some universities started putting lectures on the iTunes store in the form of podcasts, which are free video or audio recordings that anyone can download to their computer or iPod.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for Social Media Training

Online Social Networking

Another social media university, social media academy, guru or training program surfaces online nearly every day. There were more computer schools back then than social media gurus or social networking sites today. Computer schools collected large sums to train people for potentially lucrative computer programming careers, but in the end, students were very lucky if they even got lower paying computer operator jobs. Schools and home study programs nurtured false expectations.

College Presidents Blog and Tweet Much More Than Corporate CEO’s

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research. A proportional sample of schools in all 50 states was utilized resulting in 26% public schools, 71% private and 2% describing themselves as “for profit institutions.” 

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Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams

The Bumble Bee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. It is available online and in PDF. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual Teams

The Tilburg story of knowledge sharing for social innovation

Making CommunitySense

Last October, I gave an invited talk at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University , USA. Experiment: Tilburg University Language Center Students.

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Learning highlights: September 2018


September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age. NVvTO workshop on homeschooling after the primary school age.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The center puts together and distributes school supplies to about a thousand First Nation’s children before the school year starts. The ages ranged from university student to grandmothers. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a lunchtime seminar I attended last week in the Educational Research Department of Lancaster University, UK. Given that he works for Lancaster University Phil is well placed to explore social learning in FutureLearn MOOCs.

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Collaborating on healthcare IT -- do it!

Endless Knots

My friend Liz Barron, who directs custom programs at University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, sends along the following invitation to a free one-day symposium on amping up healthcare IT by increasing research and collaboration. No need. Health Technology

Sylvia Nasar's statement about her suit against Columbia

Endless Knots

Earlier this week, Sylvia Nasar , author of A Beautiful Mind and a tenured professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, filed suit against Columbia "accusing the university of misdirecting $4.5 Trustees of Columbia University.

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New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Making CommunitySense

The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Universities try to reinforce their connections with society in many different ways. The online “Kids’ Knowledge Base” is a key instrument for presenting showcases of various scientific fields to primary school children, thereby aiming to pique their curiosity. Just published: A. de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. In Proc.

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Blog>> Teaching Knowledge Management using Cards

Green Chameleon

Laurie Lock Lee of Optimice posted a video of a Hong Kong DBA class on Knowledge Management that he runs for the Newcastle (Australia) University Graduate School of Business. He used our KM Planning Toolkit and his organisation’s Partnership Scorecard to teach KM principles. Looks like they were having fun

Social Media Use Continues to Expand in US Higher Education

Portals and KM

Colleges and universities are using social media, especially social networking sites, not simply to recruit but also to research the backgrounds and activities of prospective students. Additionally, schools are now moving away from some tools and embracing others, demonstrating a more strategic approach to their online communications. In 2009-2010 that number rose to 95% and in the latest study, 100% of colleges and universities studied are now using some form of social media.

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Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

Already a while ago, but still worth a post: on August 5, I was an invited speaker at the Ticer Digital Libraries a la Carte 2009 summer school. In 2008, I attended their fascinating keynote summer school lecture by Stephen Abram. Ticer stands for Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources, and is a business unit of Tilburg University’s Library and IT Services.

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

A 15 year old secondary school pupil. A University Lecturer working in the Educational Research Department. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


. Imagine one day you read this quote: ‘ The way we teach in our schools isn’t the way I think you create successful (and happy) adults, it’s the way you create the society we’ve had until now.’

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Enterprise networks drive productivity gains: New Research

The Bumble Bee

A recent research report by University of Queensland Business School (Australia) academics Tim Kastelle and John Steen suggests that large enterprises can make major gains in productivity by investing in their internal communication networks.

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