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Experimenting with Distributed Cognition Using Wikity

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OER Intermediacy [...]

> Our architectures tend to emphasize stability (present usefulness) over the intermediate nature of such things. > > As an example, we often choose formats which privilege sharing (present usefulness) at the expense of remix (intermediacy). I first encountered this when looking at OpenCourseWare (OCW) in the mid-aughts. In the quest to share things in “open” for...

 

Barriers to Remix [...]

> What resonated to me from Mike’s piece above everything else was his recognition of a clash between usefulness and remixability. Resources that tend to be universally useful (PDF) tend to not be remixable. Resources that tend to remixable (let’s say open source code) tend to only be accessible by a privileged few who understand how to unlock the technology into ...

 

The MakerBot Obituary [...]

> MakerBot is a dead company walking. Yes, the newest version of the Smart Extruder is more reliable, with most extruders printing successfully after 1200 hours. Thingiverse, a MakerBot property, is still the most popular object sharing repository on the Internet, but others including YouMagine are making inroads. What does the future hold for MakerBot? It will linge...

 

Schedule Meeting Margins [...]

> The key is that you’re not extending the time of the meeting itself. That is, you still attend the meeting for the originally proposed time. The extra 50% on your calendar is a meeting margin protected for your own personal use....

 

Path:: Deep Work [...]

[[The Deep Discussion Strategy]] [[Schedule Meeting Margins]]...

 

The Deep Discussion Strategy [...]

If deep work is going to be a realistic possibility in the modern "knowledge worker" office, leadership has to stand behind the idea. > > I suggest in my book that employees interested in depth should discuss the topic with their boss. In more detail, during this respectful conversation you should try to accomplish the following: > > Explain the concepts...

 

The Garden and the Stream [...]

Social media as we have experienced it is often about building an agenda, generally not about building understanding. The overwhelming stream affords surface understanding, whereas cultivating a personal (but public) knowledge space can help us take a more measured, deeper approach to understanding. Connecting dots and building understanding of an issue either takes...