December, 2018

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light.

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My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event. PechaKucha is a lively presentation format in which anybody can share an idea(l), project or passion close to their heart.

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How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

Sometimes being a human is tough. Getting through the day with a enough sleep. Scrounging food that you can get excited about. Executing grand ideas at work. Navigating the difficult social norms and communication methods of human interaction. .

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world.

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community. I have invested quite a bit of my time over the years learning about community – or more specifically communities of practice.

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More Trending

Quieting the Niche – the withdrawal from the space of commons

Taming the spaces

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum have addressed the methodology of countersurveillance to digital surveillance by developing the notion of ‘obfuscation’, a means of neutralising corporate surveillance via data collection and analysis, whereby individuals utilise certain methods to—using an analogy from cybernetics— introduce ‘noise’ into their signals, in order to produce “misleading, false, or ambiguous data […]. affordance niche spaces

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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. Download here: CommunityPredictions2019. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. I t’s been a few years since I last wrote about conversation. I don’t see nearly the value in conversation that I used to.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

We have now come to the end of the sixth topic – Recognition – in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 For me, this has been the least satisfying of the course topics so far.

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Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a stone farm house in the Wye Valley, England, near the West border, It is the view from a house we stayed in during the summer of 2017.

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Natural and non-natural information and smart niches

Taming the spaces

The distinction between natural and non-natural information is highlighted by Laurence Kirmayer, that on my opinion helps to define the smartness concept in modern artificially enhanced systems. Particularly smartness is created by a loop – from self-organised individuals’ meanings, values and actions the data are aggregated and patterned using algorithms to form collective knowledge, and […]. spaces affordance community niche

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider. It was two years since my mother passed away. It is good to feel that transition period of mourning and sorting out all the practical implications is over.

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Motivating your fans

Community Guy

My latest guest blog on CMX Hub is live. I cover some of my best techniques for rewarding, motivating, and retaining your most enthusiastic customers/fans/super users. Check it out! How to Motivate Your Community Superstars. The post Motivating your fans appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Guy

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever. Leonard Susskind has linked the growth of black holes to increasing complexity. Is it true that the world is becoming more complex? “It’s It’s not only black hole interiors that grow with time.

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My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web. This is the task as created by Stephen Downes: As a community, create an assignment the completion of which denotes being a member of the community. For the purposes of this task, there can only be one community. For each participant, your being a member of the community completes the task.

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

This is the second part of a two-part post; part one is here. photo of Killarney Lake by fellow Bowen Islander Jason Wilde). If I stay here long enough. I will learn the art of silence. When I have given up words. I will become what I have to say. Richard Shelton, Desert.

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Winter garden

Mathemagenic

There is not much to expect in the garden in the winter, I thought. Everything is harvested by now and we have a few months ahead for most of the maintenance jobs (although I know that those months fly very fast). So, this is what we found: ripe raspberries to eat in beginning of December. a raspberry plant with roots going so deep that I stopped trying finding the end of it (raspberry roots usually stay on the surface).

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Thinking of resuming a weekly round up of links that have come through my feed in one way or another. I haven’t gotten around to blogging about these links, but I’m sure my readers would be interested in some of them.

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Becoming a supporter of feminism.

Chris Corrigan

I was always a social justice minded kid. But on December 6, 1989, when I was 21, my lifelong support for the feminist struggle was cemented. Every year I publish the list of women who died that day and whose deaths changed the lives of so many of us. Never forgotten are: • Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), mechanical engineering student. Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student. Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.

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