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Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done.

2018 142

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline.

2018 141

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

2018 204

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. Smarter London Together starts on the road to people-first design. Can it also lead to strong civil society?

2018 159

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. sumApp’s founder, Christine Capra , interviewed me about the experience.

2018 130

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Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others and wanted to try it again on a larger scale to allow for more detail. 

2018 130

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”. So, stop making Facebook your amplified CNN or Fox News. Stop eating crap.

2018 130

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

2018 130

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the questions to ask when evaluating a current work activity or process (at whatever level you engage with that – e.g., business model, system) is what is working? What is going well?

2018 142

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did a larger one on a sunny day to capture the dappled light.This one is a detail of the larger one now done in full shade.

2018 130

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age. George discusses this with Neil Selwyn in an interview recorded for Monash University, Australia, Faculty of Education. George does qualify, right at the beginning of the interview, that his question ‘What does it mean to be human in a Digital Age?’ is posed from a learning in knowledge development angle.

2018 109

On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”. . And almost no one gets to respect from that. . One who did was Anthony Bourdain. .

2018 130

The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

This week I co-organized the #Trainingtrends2018 session in Utrecht (the Netherlands) with some 90 participants. It was fun. Amazing that we are already working on blended designs for 10 years and for some this a really new area. I think the change is relatively slow because it is shift in mindset.

2018 130

Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Envisioning a new approach has two inputs: your understanding of the current reality of the work process or activity, and your newly developed understanding of what’s possible.

2018 136

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014. I have always enjoyed her singing at places like Buffa's and the Spotted Cat. 

2018 130

Transfer of learning

Mathemagenic

In the camp of Natural School in Russia kids had to decide themselves when and what to cook* when they were hungry. And then cook that, learning all kinds of handy things on the way (e.g. how much work it takes to make a pancake cake and how many people it could feed at the end).

2018 116

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

2018 130

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 71

Re-Imagining Flooring – 3D Epoxy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Stuff (the online newspaper site in New Zealand) featured a story this week about 3D epoxy flooring : The latest wave (pun intended) of 3D floors presents some astonishing optical illusions, and it seems watery scenes are most in demand.

2018 136

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others and wanted to try it again on a larger scale to allow for more detail.    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.

2018 100

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio. People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices.

2018 83

On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”. . And almost no one gets to respect from that. . One who did was Anthony Bourdain. .

2018 130

June in review

Mathemagenic

The whirlpool of transitional events and general “end of spring travel crazyness” seem to be quieting down and now it’s time to start setting in a new rhythm while enjoying the things that do not change (the berry harvest from the garden is pretty stable although which berries are there change.

2018 89

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

The lesson from the party hall and what people from different vocations see on entering is that people are quick to see what they’ve been trained to see, and are slow (and sometimes unable) to see that which they haven’t got the training to see.

2018 136

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did a larger one on a sunny day to capture the dappled light.This one is a detail of the larger one now done in full shade. It is amazing the impact of light on both colors and the relationship between colors.    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 100

Useless Advice

How to Save the World

I am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house. Swallows have nested there every summer I’ve been here, though it means a sudden sharp flying turn up into the narrow vent in the deck ceiling.

2018 59

Joint Use in Online Spaces

Full Circle Associates

2018 52

Mother tongue and identity

Mathemagenic

Still, for many of us, our mother tongue is bound up with our deeper identity, our memories and sense of self. The article, Can you lose your native language? , is about language attrition, but my brain picks up this piece, because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot recently. I speak Russian to our kids, but we live in the Netherlands and recently I started to get more pressure to speak Dutch to them when other people are present.

2018 89

Mixed Reality with Power BI for Firstline Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

2018 136

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014. I have always enjoyed her singing at places like Buffa's and the Spotted Cat.      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.

2018 100

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

2018 51

Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been both working with some distributed communities of practice and talking to different folks in my networks about online meeting practices. I’m feeling a resurgence of the kind of interest we saw in the earlier waves of online interaction. There is a pattern that I realize I use, but had not written about it. … Continue reading Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice. Source.

2018 48

A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Bowen Island is where I live and work. Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Last year Scott Macklin came and made a beautiful video capturing the experience we craft here.

2018 46