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Friday, October 30, 2015

Down at he-el (parity of esteem)

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he-


-al



heel
talon

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Books: Context, Subjectivity, Individuals and Axes (of Learning?)

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The learner's intentionality is the axis from which the context can be interpreted as unified lived experience, making sense of the multiple interactions between people, and activities and resources. A context is always "local to a learner", since it consists of an individual's subjective experience of the world, that is always ...

spatially and...

historically situated (Lukin 2010, p.18). p.335.




References

Above from:
Esposito, A., Sangrà, A. and Maina, M. (2015) Emerging Learning Ecologies As A New Challenge and Essence For E-learning, Chap. 24 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 331-341. (p.335).

Lukin, R. (2010) Re-Designing Learning Contexts - Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies, Oxford: Routledge.

Learning ecologies is an approach to educational theory, practice and technology enhanced learning that I can relate to through Hodges' model and a general interest that extends to green matters and blue...

This is a fascinating chapter by Esposito, et al. (2015) that includes keystone species who have the architectural function of a keystone (p.333) to: (my rendering follows)


provide critical resources

modify the environment

act as mutualists

control potential dominants


In the discussion the role of keystone species is attributed to librarians. To modify the learning environment and community the keystone species would need access to the necessary processes, procedures, time and place. So to the right of Hodges' model we find what is mechanistic: rules, authentication, privileges, sanctions, passwords, accounts...

On the above left as an example, communities of practice rely on mutualism for their sustained existence. It is the individual (student) as the (usual) unit of analysis who is making use of the resources.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Media Consortium Horizon Report & Reflection in a Time of Connectivism (c/o Khan & Ally, 2015, Chaps 3, 4 and 21)

My reading of Khan and Ally's International Handbook of E-Learning could amount to a review by a thousand snippets at this rate.

As other priorities also demand attention I'm still on Volume 1 and avidly looking f/w to the 2nd with thanks to the publisher. I've references for my latest study to contribute to other reading. What is interesting is contrasting the place of reflection in nursing, nurse education, education generally and technology enhanced learning. Reflection and reflective practice is a personal activity that is also extensible, something that can and must educationally be shared with others. If there are already challenges in proving the value of Hodges' model within nursing (and global health!) there are other pressures from within education and technology enhanced learning specifically. As João Mattar notes:

Although Hirumi (2011) argues that his grounded approach neither subscribes to, nor advocates any particular epistemology, his decision of distinguishing internal interactions from all others as one of the three fundamental levels within his framework seems indeed to privilege a specific type of learning in an era where connectivism claims that learning should no longer be considered an internal and individualistic activity (Siemens, 2004; Anderson & Dron, 2010,2012). (p.301)
There are lessons in all these chapters for me. Pencilled observations and things to pospost (new word?) are scrawled throughout the 320 pages so far and here are a few more:

The NMC Horizon Report 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. ...

In chapter 4 Stephen Downes writes:
My own theory of education is minimal (so minimal it hardly qualifies as a theory, and is almost certainly not my own): "to teach is to model and to demonstrate; to learn is to practice and reflect." Thus, minimally, we need an environment that supports all four of these on a massive scale. In practice, what this means is a system designed so that bottlenecks are not created in any of the four attributes: modeling, demonstration, practice, and reflection. p.66.
More to follow, read and write!

Mattar, J. (2015) Designing and Evaluating E-learning Interactions, Chap. 21 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp.295-307.

Corbeil, J.R. & Corbeil, M.E. (2015) E-Learning: Past Present and Future, Chap. 3 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp.51-64. (see p.59-).

Downes, S. (2015) The Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, Chap. 4 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 65-77.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Transformation: person, gender, arts, health services

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living

person

sculpture



sculpture

24/7/365

living

1 : 4 : 9
Gilbert & George and Victoria appear together
at their studios in London ahead of Serpentine's
10th annual festival of ideas Corbis

Transformation
Institution
productivity
contracts
innovation
efficiency
technology
engagement
'unsocial hours'
'out of hours'
negotiation
power


My source: The Independent, 17 October 2015, p.7

Monday, October 12, 2015

States of Being - Ai Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei photo
Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995


Ai Weiwei photo
Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995

This exhibition is well worth a visit.

Acknowledgement i: Ai Weiwei having his passport returned.
Acknowledgement ii: For a would-be traveller to Halkidiki to possibly experience an Earth tremor, the exhibits about the Sichuan earthquake are thought provoking and sobering.
Acknowledgement iii: There is another photograph of course: it lies all within and without the model. It is spiritual, suspended, a journey, kinetic and potential all at once.

Photographs Ai Weiwei
c/o http://www.electronicbeats.net/hans-ulrich-obrist-visits-ai-weiwei/

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

"Running on Empty?" Four Thought

Four Thought
BBC Radio 4

Why Run?

Where is the Spiritual?
How to find it?
How not to corrupt it?
How to rejoice in it?

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MIND
BODY

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Stamping about the world and Hodges' model

I don't know if they say things about stamp collectors but there's one over here. In mitigation I'm of the dormant type, it's more about buying gifts for junior family members. Things to keep if the recipients are minded to. Over the years stamps have taught me a great deal: the rise plateau and fall of an empire; the changing face of Africa and the 'Rest of the World', the politics of the world and the truth and lies behind geographic projections. Like painting, drawing and other possibilities the stamps are there, imprinted on my brain as a possible thing to do.

As a mental health nurse I've come across many people (demographically predictably usually males) who have planned for retirement for quite a while and then when it happens the impact is a psychological sledgehammer. While it's also surprising to learn of the people who do not have any interests, you can also see how trite, inappropriate, insensitive ... the question of "Do you have any hobbies?" can seem.

That's because when you listen and hear:

the harried, hesitant, hopeless bound accounts of not knowing who is looking back in the mirror in a morning. Why am I standing there at all? Walking the dog, whatever the month, you see the crucial umbilicus is failing. The one that connects me simultaneously to myself, others, the world at large and joie de vivre:

then you know.

Then you listen and watch for the positive change working with colleagues. You look for the chinks of light that might show the darkness is perforating and the light shows through. Maybe then there is promise in hobbies and interests of all kinds. Keeping mind, spirit and body active, alive. 

Maybe though - it is just being able to be once again.

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Dr. Arieti, Italy, pinterest.ca
Einstein, stamp, ebay.com
Australia, Community, Stampgallery
End Violence Against Children
UN Stamp:
End Violence Against Children
unstamps.org



Saturday, October 03, 2015

La Familia: since 1971 (change in the Sociology domain)

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Isabel Oliver's La Familia (from the series La Mujer) 1971
Photo: Isabel Oliver


See also:

Changing families and households, The King's Fund
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/time-think-differently/trends-demography

Demographic Perspectives on Family Change, Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report. NCBI.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56255/

Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, SAGE Publications Ltd.
https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/encyclopedia-of-human-services-and-diversity/book240924

Family Formation in 21st Century Australia, Springer
https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789401792783

Photo source:
The Telegraph
Move over Andy Warhol: Let's hear it for the forgotten women of pop art
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11881828/Move-over-Andy-Warhol-Lets-hear-it-for-forgotten-women-of-pop-art.html
I hope to visit the pop art exhibition at Tate Modern next weekend.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Health care in the time of austerity and the funding divide: 'scrub epic veils'

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FUN 
?

'PUBLIC'
 DING
?

'AGENCY'


Smyth, C. (2015) Locum paid £500,000 as costs sore soar for the NHS, Doctor's deal reignites row over 'rip-off' agencies..., The Times, 2 October, p.1. (My source)


'scrub epic veils' = 'public services'
c/o http://wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Borges & Forés: The Role of the Online Learners and the Four Competentional Clusters (Khan & Ally, Eds. 2015)

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Metacognitive

Operational

Relational


Academic


Since receiving the e-learning handbooks edited by Khan and Ally (2015) in April there have been several challenges; studies, sickness in the family and full-time work. I'm up to chapter 13 of Volume 1 and I have learned a great deal thus far. The first volume is already serving as an excellent primer on e-learning for someone in full-time clinical work, studying by distance learning and with teaching and mentoring experience.

The above table is derived from chapter 13 by Federico Borges and Anna Forés.

I have superimposed Borges' four competentional clusters onto Hodges' model. There is also a figure (13.1) that seeks to show that:
  • there is no hierarchy among the competences,
  • competences are all interrelated,
  • more than one competence can occur at the same time,
  • competences are manifested when needed and as needed (p.199).

This can also be related to the 4P's


purpose

process
practise
policy



Borges, F. and Forés, A. (2015) The Role of the Online Learner, Chap. 13 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 197-206.