Activity or Application?

Clark Quinn

Activity : that the learner takes, and. Now, in many ways, this is similar to my own activity-based design , which is more a curricular model than a pedagogical one, but it foregrounds activity instead of content. Those are activities, just not cognitively challenging ones.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. That’s my reconciliation of activity and decisions.

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

That is, not only what activity might mean learning, but what mean meta-learning? I started wondering about a vocabulary, but realized that you’d have to have activity that you could actually detect was evidence of meta-learning.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. Each activity starts with giving the learning teams a deliverable they have to create, with a deadline an appropriate distance out.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities. Keeping in mind that a single narrative has shortcomings, I’ll argue that activation of latent capacity is the driving element of every successful technology of the past 15 years. Twitter/Facebook, activate multiple latent capacities: sharing, social connections, and images.

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter.

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating.

Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

Dan Pontefract

Mills states: Current evidence suggests that typical Internet activities do not impair social development during adolescence.

Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

Luis Suarez

After all, you are your (social) networks, and the networks are you, so we better start paying more attention to them, keep quiet and listen both actively and carefully. There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that.

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. PKM is much more than processing information.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Sense-making is an activity, a regular practice. I added a sense-making activity about a year ago when I realized I was losing track of what I was finding on Twitter. The activity of reading, writing and perhaps commenting helps to internalize some of the knowledge.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. First, I think it’s important to recognize that gradually, learners will take more and more ownership of choosing activities. Finally, activities can be individual or social.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work

Adaptive Path

I learned that from my house to where I worked there were about a thousand steps, I was a lot more active on the weekends than I was on the weekdays and my work-week physical activity was highest on Monday and trailed off as the week went on; I was learning a lot.

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Spike activity 10-06-2016

Mind Hacks

Using image processing to improve reconstruction of movies from brain activity. Remarkable but trippy extraction of video from brain activity from Jack Gallant’s lab. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a fascinating piece on the online community of people who believe they are being ‘gang stalked’ Completely destroy the immune system with chemotherapy and rebuild it with stem cells.

Spike activity 10-06-2016

Mind Hacks

Using image processing to improve reconstruction of movies from brain activity. Remarkable but trippy extraction of video from brain activity from Jack Gallant’s lab. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a fascinating piece on the online community of people who believe they are being ‘gang stalked’ Completely destroy the immune system with chemotherapy and rebuild it with stem cells.

Spike activity 18-12-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: 12% of women have eyes with four colour-detecting cone cells instead of three. Why don’t they all have superhuman colour vision? Fascinating piece from great new blog Neurosphere. The BMJ has a genuine but wonderfully sarcastic fMRI study on a Christmas spirit network in the brain.

Open Business: Updated Strategic Overview of AHT Group’s activities

Ross Dawson

At the beginning of 2012 I created an overview of our companies’ activities , primarily to help us to see the big picture of what we were doing, but also to communicate to others the scope of our activities.

44 Daily Activities to Enjoy your Work (Infographic)

Jane Hart

Infographic crafted with love by Officevibe, the corporate team building and employee engagement platform. Social learning

Spike activity 24-06-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why do some children thrive in adult life despite a background of violence and neglect? Fascinating piece from Mosaic. Scientific American asks with the flood of neuroscience PhDs, where will all the neuroscientists go? Ask British neuroscientists, they’re probably weighing up their options right now. Blobs and Pitfalls: Challenges for fMRI Research.

Spike activity 24-06-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why do some children thrive in adult life despite a background of violence and neglect? Fascinating piece from Mosaic. Scientific American asks with the flood of neuroscience PhDs, where will all the neuroscientists go? Ask British neuroscientists, they’re probably weighing up their options right now. Blobs and Pitfalls: Challenges for fMRI Research.

Spike activity 13-05-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new paper by AI experts explores the construction of dangerous artificial intelligence. TechRepublic covers the latest step in the inevitable march towards bunker humanity. “Brain-dead patients have served as research subjects for decades” Interesting piece in Discover Magazine. Neuroskeptic has started to produce videos and this is excellent: The Myth of the Brain.

Spike activity 13-05-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new paper by AI experts explores the construction of dangerous artificial intelligence. TechRepublic covers the latest step in the inevitable march towards bunker humanity. “Brain-dead patients have served as research subjects for decades” Interesting piece in Discover Magazine. Neuroskeptic has started to produce videos and this is excellent: The Myth of the Brain.

Spike activity 28-05-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: One of the earliest hominin constructions ever found hundreds of metres deep into a cave. Fascinating piece in The Atlantic. Aeon has a fascinating piece on how we come to have knowledge of our own minds. PET brain metabolism linked to return of consciousness in vegetative state patients.

Spike activity 28-05-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: BishopBlog has an excellent post on ten serendipitous findings in psychology. One of the earliest hominin constructions ever found hundreds of metres deep into a cave. Fascinating piece in The Atlantic. Aeon has a fascinating piece on how we come to have knowledge of our own minds. PET brain metabolism linked to return of consciousness in vegetative state patients.

Spike activity 22-04-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus has a fascinating piece on the science of practice and improving skills – not the same as just gaining experience. The science behind the stoner lore of different strains of weed having distinctly different highs is taken apart by a great article in PrimeMind. Science reports on recent findings from a cadaver study that casts doubts on whether tDCS can actually stimulate the brain at all.

Spike activity 22-04-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus has a fascinating piece on the science of practice and improving skills – not the same as just gaining experience. The science behind the stoner lore of different strains of weed having distinctly different highs is taken apart by a great article in PrimeMind. Science reports on recent findings from a cadaver study that casts doubts on whether tDCS can actually stimulate the brain at all.

Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening

Luis Suarez

Well, I keep going back to basics and refer to what I think is the number one activity that not only managers, but also knowledge workers in general, should master before embarking into blasting out messages out there for everyone to digest and be exposed to it. And here we are!

Spike activity 29-04-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: This is how it feels to learn your memories are fiction. Good BBC Future piece on confabulation from an event with the fantastic Headway East London. However, not rare as the strap line claims. Neuroskeptic covers an interesting study on the neural precursors of spontaneous thoughts. Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? Good FiveThirtyEight piece on why debunking memes can be myth and rumour.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

Spike activity 08-04-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why we’re living in an era of neuroscience hype. Excellent piece in The Daily Dot by well-known neuroscience blogger Neuroskeptic. The Atlantic has a wonderful piece on teaching neuroscience in prison. No, not some dodgy course on ‘better living through neuroscience’ – genuine neuroscience. A great reflection on teaching science in an unlikely place.

Spike activity 12-02-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Don’t tase me bro! Because it’ll cause short term cognitive impairment which may affect my ability to respond correctly under police interview. Important research from Drexel. Mosaic has an interesting piece on hacking the placebo response and associative learning to improve medical treatments. Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot. Might be already for all I know. Nautilus on social robotics.

Spike activity 15-01-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a brilliant piece on the non-scandal around sociologist Alice Goffman that’s also a reflection on sociology itself. There’s a fascinating piece on ‘ super forecasters ‘ – people who seem to have an exceptional ability to judge the outcome of future events – in the Washington Post. Knowing Neurons is a relatively new neuro blog that just keeps getting better.

Spike activity 22-01-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New Yorker covers the shifting sands of autism in light of recent books that have rethought the history of the condition. Brian Resnick at Vox asked twenty psych researchers: What do you hate about science journalism ? Lots of good stuff. Science reports big and welcome news: the Montreal Neurological Institute, one of the world’s leading brain research centres, is going entirely open science. Why does the brain use so much energy

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the Brookings Institution released a study that looks in detail at patenting activity in the US from 1980 to 2012 - Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas.

Spike activity 04-12-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Sleep Paralysis ’ Demons: Influenced by Culture and Fed by Our Fears. Interesting piece at Brain Decoder. The Telegraph has an excellent piece on artist Alice Evans, her work and her experience of schizophrenia. What we can learn about the latest epidemic of opioid drug abuse from the opium wave of 100 years ago. Good piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Spike activity 08-01-2016

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The State of Texas now allows guns in state-run psychiatric hospitals, according to the Statesman. I am genuinely lost for words. Sifting the Evidence has an excellent piece on the science behind the UK’s new lowered alcohol intake recommendations. Scale Invariance: A Cautionary Tale Against Reductionism in Neuroscience. Thought-provoking piece from Knowing Neurons. The New York Times has an excellent piece on the psychology of the con.

Spike activity 13-07-2015

Mind Hacks

A slightly belated Spike Activity to capture some of the responses to the APA report plus quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: APA makes a non-apology on Twitter and gets panned in response. “the organization’s long-standing ethics director, Stephen Behnke, had been removed from his position as a result of the report and signaled that other firings or sanctions could follow” according to the Washington Post.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth Kanter

Credit: Rob Cottingham.