1757 Posts Categorized "The Network"

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

5 in 1 story

Grab the 5 nearest books around you. (Novels or textbooks, whatever story you’re wanting to make.) Create a story from the following: The first sentence on p. 1 of the first book.The seventh sentence on p. 5 of the second book.The first sentence of the third paragraph on p. 20 of the third book.The fifteenth sentence on p. 47 of the fourth book.The last sentence on the last page of the fifth book. Give it a catchy title! #TDC1102


meme, The Network

Researching “Research” on Memes

Mmmmm memes. I love that I do not have to explain them. Yet there’s much more to just passing them around or responding to someone’s tweet/email/text message with one you yank off the web. I’ve tried to make the case that there is a use for silly media (and again). We put them to use in #NetNarr as a creative act and a means of messaging the medium. But this morning one of those little gems happened, when a student […]


digitalhumanities, The Network


In the spring of 2021 I participated in “Elder Circles: Fierce Words of the Third Age”, StoryCenter’s (storycenter.org) first workshop for those over 60. I joined founder and Executive Director Joe Lambert and Linda Parris-Bailey, playwright and Founder of ParrisBaileyArts.com, who also served as the Executive/Artistic Director of the Carpetbag Theatre for 45 years, in a six-week workshop to examine stories of life as an older adult. The screenshot (above) of the Google Site I made for the workshop explains […]


#Ethics21, The Network

An economy of care

When I went to sleep last night I meant to write about ethics this morning. I woke up early and turned on the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “All in a Weekend” on CBC Radio with Sonali Karnick to hear her interviewing Judy Rebick about how women economists in Canada and around the world are transforming economics to focus more on social impact and an economy of care, as opposed to growth for its own sake. Judy Rebick: Women Economists Changing Economics […]


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Saudade in Santa Fe

It’s been 20 years since the last time I was in Santa Fe. My mom was from New Mexico and we used to spend one month each summer visiting her parents in Silver City in the southwest corner of New Mexico. We traveled around visiting our many relatives and exploring the beauty of the landscape, so I often got to Santa Fe as a kid.As an adult, I was fascinated by the history and culture, and visited Santa Fe as […]


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Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care

I’m looking forward to participating in Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care cMOOC created by Stephen Downes. Join in the fun! https://ethics.mooc.ca/course_outline.htm My learning philosophy in a graphic I created. Click for more. AIRT is Scots Gaelic word meaning direction I’m interested in connectivism, personal learning networks, graphing my learning – both formal and informal, FOSS, and heutagogy. A retired craftsman, with five decades of experience unrecognized by higher further education, I have taken dozens of online courses, accredited […]


#tdc3529, Bob Ross, Open Participants 2021, The Network

Bob Ross Godzilla

Sometimes I see a Daily Create that makes me wish I had a lot of time to spend on it. Friday was one of those days. The prompt was to make a Bob Ross style voice over. Could we do a Bob Ross style voice over for a Godzilla painting? https://t.co/9vtIqVv276 #ds106— paul bond (@phb256) September 3, 2021 I only had a few minutes, so I grabbed a pic of Godzilla from Flickr and ran it through a few filters […]


darning, make do and mend, Open Participants 2021, Sashiko, The Network

Visible darning

Many years ago mum made me a blanket for my bed. It’s made from woollen garments left at the end of a jumble sale, all in my favourite pinks. I put it on my bed when we first got the cats, and Lacey sees it as her own. Recently I noticed that it had been eaten by moths, so I brought it downstairs and put it on my yarn chest, intending to mend it. Of course, it is now Lacey’s […]


Mull, Open Participants 2021, The Network

Mull, again

A week away on Mull, one of my favourite places in the world. We had a beautiful lodge – big, top quality, nestling in the middle of nowhere. The neighbours were … Not all that friendly – tolerating us, at most. Some of them were fairly shy, only letting us look at them from a distance, through a window. But the weather was kind to us, and the views were stunning. While we were there we stopped at the abandoned […]


digital clutter, Open Participants 2021, spam, The Network

Digital Detritus

Pic of sheep on Mull Do you tidy up at the end of a beach party? Are you happy to walk away from the embers of a beach barbeque, ignoring the empty drink cans and food wrappers, or do you carefully collect any rubbish that is there and leave the beach as clean, or cleaner, as it was when you arrived? if you hosted a party in a public place and left before the end would you return once it […]


Bricolage, Open Participants 2021, The Network

The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness

Today I got the final confirmation that I have been awarded my PhD in Education, with the title The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness. The thesis is now uploaded to my Uni library repository, and anyone who likes can read it. Thanks again CLMOOC, for everything. Hat tip to DS106.