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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education. So far I have explored what he has to say about breadth and depth , and about flow.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

I posted a special ‘links of the month’ in January to showcase some important new writing about civilization’s collapse, so this quarter’s links are a bit lighter in both volume and tone than usual. Hope you enjoy them. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END.

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Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

In OLDaily this week , Stephen Downes, in a comment on a post by Sasha Thackaberry , makes what to me is an astute point – that the future of education is not the same thing as the future of colleges.

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Painting of Japanese Magnolias in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of some Japanese Magnolias in the Marigny in New Orleans. It was pained plain air.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Employee Resource Groups provide ways for employees to connect with people like them. But do they produce results?

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas. Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories.

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The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

My name is Jake and I am.er… was a Flickr fanboy. . I can’t remember exactly when I uploaded my first photo to Flickr, but it was in its early days.

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Painting of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of the flowering plant, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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5 Facebook Page Tips for Event Planners and Conference Organisers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers? I’m glad you asked ??. More Social Media resources for EventPlanners: [link]. Target Audience: EventProfs with an interest in Social Media and Facebook Page Admins. This lecture (series) is for EventProfs: Work for NonProfit, Gov, Business as a marketing event coordinator or similar.

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Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Working in a small group to design a blended training I felt very annoyed. I had the feeling we were investing too much energy in defining the goals and was worried that the team was not going in the right direction. Usually I can put my finger on what we need to do, but this time I did not know exactly where it had gone wrong. I decided to use our own " Beau the reflection chatbot ". Beau asked me a number of questions such as: " What did you do in this situation ?" " How did it work out? "

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between. Beyond just members with “standard” activity levels, we think about the most active, most passionate, most influential members and how we can get them helping to drive our community, marketing, and business goals. .

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

Sea port with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain (1648). This image is used by Iain McGilchrist in his discussion of depth.

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Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Back in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen. There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. .

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A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

I t’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ ’ moment. Thanks to Kate Raworth, I just had one.

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Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

We had a meeting in our homeschooling group yesterday to discuss what do and how do we actually want to do together after a period of “let’s see where things go by themselves” Over last few months I almost gave up on investing in our local homeschooling community.

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Painting of Costa Rican Ceviche

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 18" acrylic painting of Costa Rican ceviche that we ate at a roadside cafe.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank. The world premiere concert was last night and played to a sold-out crowd, and it was a huge success for the works’ composer, my friend Brian Hoover.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point. Last year was very much about uncovering all sorts of implicit things about my relations with people and groups, and choices I make between taking care of myself and the others.

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Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M., W., & B., Weller, M. and Whitelock, D. 2019).

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Painting of Marigny Street Detail New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a classic New Orleans ventilator cover for the crawl space under an older home and the stuff that grows in the cracks between house and sidewalk,  The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

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Glimpses

How to Save the World

“April is the cruellest month” — The first line of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland, originally read “February is the cruelest month”, but Ezra Pound insisted it be changed, not to make it truer, but because it sounded better poetically. Image is from iTunes visualizer.

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Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

In October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk. Yesterday there was a follow-up opportunity to join the team, this time to help with identification the findings. We came into the room, there was a team of people working at a big table, moving around piles of found little fragments. Somebody else was explaining the bigger story to other guests. We listened, we looked, but it was difficult to get into the process.

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

I’m just coming home from a couple of days in Victoria where Caitlin and I were with colleagues Rebecca Ataya, Annemarie Travers, and Kelly Poirier.

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

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Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

Over last years I made many attempts to return to blogging, but couldn’t quite get the feeling of how it was before. That feeling of belonging. To the idea space. To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts. I guess it had to do not only with the state of things on the web but also with my own processes of learning in other spaces and building up enough energy to rejoin in the open.

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What is the point of it all?

Jenny Connected

I subscribe to Aeon digital magazine – an online magazine of ideas, philosophy and culture. A recent video bearing the title ‘An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: ‘What is the point of it all?’ caught my attention.

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What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

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Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought. I was too young at the time to appreciate the problem.

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Carrot Cake

Jenny Connected

I don’t remember when I first tasted carrot cake, but I have known for a while that it is my favourite type of cake. It still surprises me that I like carrot cake so much. Carrots are not an especially preferred vegetable, although I do eat them in a variety of ways.

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Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Visiting Kolkata with a wheelchair user is a challenge and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Hand-pulled rickshaws are being phased out, but there is little sign that facilities for wheelchair users are being phased in.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia. A strong northwesterly breeze is pushing wind driven swell down the Strait of Georgia onto the southwestern shore of Bowen Island. There is snow on the mountain tops, but down here at sea level, it’s 7 degrees.

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Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop

Mathemagenic

When I stopped working the most difficult part was to leave that space where ideas are grown and to leave seeds of new insights to be there without helping them to grow. I needed to make that choice eight years ago, to be able to recover from burnout and to learn how to care for myself, our three kids and my permaculture garden.

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