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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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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education.

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools. In this blog you will find a number of tools and tips to start with. In every Ennuonline course there is someone who proudly shows a self-made animation video.

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Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a shrimp poboy from Johnny's in New Orleans.   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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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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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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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency. Agency is one of those words that, if you work in education, is very familiar, but when it comes down to it, are we clear about what it means?

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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.

2018 141

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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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

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

2018 166

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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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the second of a three part series.    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 do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

Things change in different ways. A couple of weeks ago, I took a deep dive into Glenda Eoyang’s Human Systems Dynamics , learning about her theory of complexity and getting my hands on the tools and methods that HSD uses to work in complex adaptive systems.

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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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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala.

2018 151

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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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the first in a series of three.    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.

2018 141

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes. They expect facilitation will help them to do this. Sometimes this is a good idea.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days. It doesn’t like the cold, and wet, and slippery roads. (It It yearns to be back in Kaua’i).

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. At this stage in my life I am interested in how I can ensure that what I choose to attend to doesn’t blinker me to the possible implications of attending too closely to a given idea.

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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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Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is another quick small pairing of a sea shell. It was also demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays. 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.

2018 141

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting email list last month, there was an inquiry posted by Monica Nissén asking about scaling the Art of Hosting as a leadership practice through levels of engagement.

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It’s Not That

How to Save the World

image from pixabay/pexels CC0. it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative —. we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful —.

2019 66

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is almost over, I haven’t yet finished thinking about the penultimate week on Experience. The guest speaker for this week was Amy Burvall. I really enjoyed her conversation with Stephen Downes.

2018 148

Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online

Full Circle Associates

Image by Tracy Kelly of the BC User Group My lovely Liberating Structures (LS) community of practice has a monthly newsletter. December’s will be around LS online and as I started marking up their draft, I realized it would be a good idea to get my thinking/practices more clearly outlined rather than trying to “think out loud” and potentially … Continue reading Moving Offline Liberating Structures Practices Online. Source.

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Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a quick small pairing of a sea shell. I was a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays. 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.

2018 141

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know. A book review from Duncan Green, whose work on power, evaluation, and complexity in international development, I much admire.

2019 61

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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E-Learning 3.0 Experience

Jenny Connected

The task for this penultimate week of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC on the topic of Experience is: Here is my submission. This is the musical accompaniment for the verses below. Please sing along. For the introduction to this week’s topic, see Stephen Downes’ Synopsis.

2018 148

Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

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

2018 89

Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of reflect delight tin the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light as reflected ion the house.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

I’m moving these posts to Monday morning and will try to provide a theme each week to connect the five links. Enjoy. Dave Snowden’s 12 Shibboleth’s of Christmas.

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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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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC , as Stephen Downes said on Twitter, ‘ basically completes the Task for week 8 ’. For an interactive version of this image see: [link]. The final discussion about the topic of community in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

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.

2018 89

Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" acrylic painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart doing a solo gig at Chicki Was Was, New Orleans. 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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