Douglas Rushkoff: \’I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether\’ | Technology | The Guardian [...]

> I’m less frustrated by people’s blindness to the problem than I am to their blindness to the solutions – by how easy it is to develop local currencies, to use alternative websites, to do simple investments in their communities rather than in far-flung mining companies. People don’t realise how much power they have. And that’s partly because the real wor...

 

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit [...]

> Many of the biggest problems we face in this moment as a society result from decisions being made by the hidden creators of our digital world — the designers, developers, and editors that create and curate the media we consume. > > These decisions are not made with malice. They are made behind analytics dashboards, split-testing panels, and walls of ...

 

Petrified Forest | Lapham’s Quarterly [...]

> Fear itself these days is America’s top-selling consumer product, available 24-7 as mobile app with color-coded pop-ups in all shades of the paranoid rainbow. Ready to hand at the touch of a screen, the turn of a phrase, the nudge of a tweet....

 

Where Personal Breakthroughs Really Come From [...]

> Breakthroughs come from awareness, not from willpower or “grit”, or any other forceful qualities we never have enough of. They come from understanding our behavior, not from policing it.Awareness makes stagnation impossibleWhen we don’t allow striving to undermine our tracking, the improvement comes from wisdom—a real-time understanding of the connectedne...

 

Closing the Loop | Edge.org [...]

> Most of the devices in our life, from our cars to our homes, are “entropic,” which is to say they get worse over time. Every day they become more outmoded. But phones and drones are “negentropic” devices. Because they are connected, they get better, because the value comes from the software, not hardware. Although my device was made in December of last ...

 

How shared vocabularies tie the annotated web together – Jon Udell [...]

> My recent collaboration with Mike Caulfield on the Digital Polarization Initiative has led to the creation of just such a toolkit. It supports DigiPo in the ways described and shown here. A version of the toolkit, demoed here, will support a team of investigative journalists. Now I need to show how the toolkit enables educators, scientists, investigative reporter...

 

CONTRARY BRIN: Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence [...]

> Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence > Don't be demoralized; we've faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let's assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents... but parents make that goal hard to...

 

Reclaiming Innovation [...]

> Starting now. A technology that allows for limitless reproduction of knowledge resources, instantaneous global sharing and cooperation, and all the powerful benefits of digital manipulation, recombination, and computation must be a "bag of gold"36 for scholarship and for learning. It is well within the power of educators to play a decisive role in the battle for ...

 

The 5 Million Dollar General AI Challenge is a Path to Human-level AI [...]

> ● Working towards my goal to create general AI; it will be a tool that will leverage discovery in every domain > ● Using game development to bootstrap GoodAI > ● The General AI Challenge is a way to crowdsource and diversify our search for human-level AI > >...

 

Research Is to See What Everybody Else Has Seen and Think What Nobody Has Thought | Quote Investigator [...]

By way of explaining why the discipline of philosophy is more demanding than that of physics, Arthur Schopenhauer put it thusly: > So the problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees. This idea in various forms has been used to convey the essence of scientific research, creati...

 

Our Approach – Clonlara School [...]

An online K-12 school that supports home-schooling in many countries around the world (including Portugal!), whose accreditation makes graduates eligible for application to many universities around the world -including most of those one might consider worth attending in USA! From AboutUs section of their website: > We believe that learning begins with curiosity. Fr...

 

Build maps with Google Sheets in Kumu [...]

> Our new Google Sheets integration allows you to build maps using the data within an online spreadsheet. This is great for crowdsourcing maps, especially when you need to get lots of people up and running quickly and you'd rather not train everyone how to edit data within Kumu....

 

Collective impact – Wikipedia [...]

Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. (_definition, per Wikipedia_) > > > > Initiatives must meet five criteria in order to be considered collective impact:[1] > 1. > Common Agenda: All participating organiza...

 

Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 2) [...]

> This is part 2 of our series on building intentional networks. Make sure you've read part 1 before diving into this article! > > Last week we shared six tips on developing intentional networks: > > Align around shared purpose and values > Know the stage of your network > Act intentionally to strengthen your network > Hold each other account...

 

Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1) [...]

> there's a distinct difference between a network as a structure of relationships and a network as a tool for driving change. The latter is what we'll focus on today (and how visualization can help you along that journey)....

 

Hapgood | Mike Caulfield\’s latest web incarnation. Networked Learning, Open Education, and the Wiki Way [...]

Mike Caulfield has been working on... > Checking Internet-Based Claims ... He lays out a good 4 step process in this article -and adds: > Jon Udell is working on a Chrome extension that encodes some of the process we’re discovering works most consistently; you can see that work here. As I said, we’re still trying to get this down to something that almost b...

 

How Wikity Works [...]

(cribbed from http://whatever.wikity.cc/how-wikity-works/ , which appears to be offline). Much of software development is _open_, meaning that anybody is allowed to take code that someone else has written and modify it for their own purposes. This is similar to the idea of open content in education: open textbooks, open educational resources, open pedagogy. When some...

 

The rewards of information gardens vs. streams [...]

Most mainstream web platforms now are information streams. With alternative formats like wikis, you can cultivate online information as a garden, a growing hypertext library, says Mike Caulfield, one of the makers of Wikity. The Garden is the web as topology. The web as space. It’s the integrative web, the iterative web, the web as an arrangement and rearrangement o...

 

Data Science Venn Diagrams [...]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="528"] The Data Science Venn Diagram by Drew Conway[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Data Scientist Venn Diagram by Stephan Kolassa[/caption] (more…)...

 

Help:: What Do I Write About? (#1) [...]

There are many ways to use Wikity, but this is the most common: * Research something you don't know about. * Learn things * Write a short article on the subject, capturing what you learned. Did you ever wonder where people got the idea to steam milk in coffee and call it a cappuccino? Research it. Summarize it in an article called Birth of Cappuccino. Did someone ment...

 

Markdown Syntax [...]

(cribbed from http://saladofherbs.wikity.cc/markdown-syntax/ , which appears to be offline) Wikity allows people to use standard WYSIWYG editing, but encourages frequent users to take a few minute to learn Markdown syntax, and use Markdown where possible. Using Markdown will: * Dramatically improve your writing speed * Keep you focused on the content instead of the la...

 

Wikity Syntax [...]

(cribbed from http://mundaneum.wikity.cc/wikity-syntax/ ,which site is apparently offline). Most formatting in Wikity is done with the WordPress editor. You can add pictures, indent blockquotes, bullet lists, and soon (if we can figure out how to do it safely) embed content from places like YouTube. However there are a few differences in Wikity syntax, especially aro...

 

How to Read a Book [...]

Using the methods described here, you should be able to read a 300-page book in six to eight hours. Of course, the more time you spend, the more you’ll learn and the better you’ll understand the book. But your time is limited.Here are some strategies to help you do this effectively. Most of these can be applied not only to books, but also to any other kind of non-...

 

Intrinsic Motivation [...]

> Intrinsic motivation, as it’s known in psychology, is doing something because that activity is inherently rewarding. Extrinsic motivation is doing something for outside rewards — praise from parents, money or recognition, for instance. Goal pursuit directed by intrinsic motivation is not only more powerful, but exponentially more fulfilling....

 

Wikity, One Year Later | Hapgood [...]

> the core idea of Wikity was simple: what if we bent the world of social media a bit away from the frothy outrage factory of Twitter and Facebook towards something more iterative, exploratory, and constructive? I took as my model Ward Cunningham’s excellent work on wiki and combined it with some insights on how to make social bookmarking a more creative, genera...

 

Playing with Wikity – Tilting at windmills? [...]

> At the moment, I see Wikity as a new style of mindtool. One that might be useful for me personally, but may also be really useful for much more than just my personal use. It’s a Wiki type tool that runs on top of WordPress and is informed by the ideas of Federated Wiki. It’s the most recent instantiation of thinking from Mike Caufield....

 

Can Higher Education Save the Web? [...]

As an author, I'm not sure if you are reading this article online or in print. But if you are reading it online, I can tell you what is about to happen to you. If I'm lucky, maybe you'll like the article. Perhaps I'll make a point that you think you agree with, then another. And if you're like most internet users, addicted to Facebook or Twitter, it's around the third...

 

Post-Truth Internet – Rainy Streets [...]

> > Whatever Mr Trump comes up with next, with or without him in the White House, post-truth politics will be with us for some time to come This reminds me of what Dr. David Brin has been calling for some time the . Moreover, it reminds me of what my comrade-in-arms Rafter Sass-Ferguson dubbed "Simple Solutions Populism" in his *warning: unless you are deepl...

 

Is Paying Adjuncts Crap Killing Technological Innovation? | Hapgood [...]

Considering this question posed by Mike Caulfield: > But if we’re wondering why education is so resistant to technological change maybe it’s time to look at how our use of cheap labor enables that resistance? -i am reminded of my recent experience of a MOOC offered by Coursera, and what struck me as a breakthrough that made the whole thing fly in terms of bo...

 

Sal Khan: Let\’s teach for mastery — not test scores | TED Talk | TED.com [...]

> Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace....

 

What Was the First MOOC? | HASTAC [...]

> Did you know that the first MOOC-like massive, open, online course was offered by HASTAC in 2006-2007? ...

 

Federated Education [...]

Taking this as a jumping-off point, I am exploring the potential of this wikity application (and the Federated Wiki idea on which it is based) to enable forms of Computer-Supported Collaborative Education that the world has yet to see. This reawakens in me the motivation that prompted my enrollment in Open University's MA-ODE program in "Open and Distance Education" ...

 

Data Science with R [...]

It's been many moons since i did any serious work of data analytics, and my tool of choice back then was SPSS... But as i am having to reacquaint myself with both the science and the technology -see [[Measures of Engagement]] to understand why- i figure this is as good a time as any to pick up the tool that everyone else in the field is using these days, which is R (R...

 

Measures of Engagement [...]

Conventional wisdom in some circles says that you cannot manage what you do not measure -so if we aim as educators to achieve learner engagement with our material, then how do we measure that? I don't have an answer yet, am just beginning to research the question, but this article by David Jones seems a good jumping-off point....

 

Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Getting Started: Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Settings:: Footer [...]

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Settings:: Publishing [...]

These settings are used by Wikity to determine privacy and publishing schedule. Please note that putting "Open" to "No" is an experimental feature, providing "good enough" privacy but not great privacy. OPEN: Yes RSS DELAY: 5 days...

 

Overconfidence by Gender and Major [...]

Some people are overconfident about the the truth of what they think, some are underconfident. Unsurprisingly, this varies by gender and major, with women being (on the whole) less confident than men and people in the humanities being less sure than those in areas like political science, law, and economics. {{Tags: Sexism, Confidence, Gender Bias}}...

 

Lewy Body Dementia [...]

Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease, causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. (html) [caption id="attachment_460" align="alignright" width="300"] (source)[/caption] People with Lewy body disease have Lewy bodies in the mid-brain region (like those with Parkinson's disease) and in the cortex of the ...