Global Sensemaking

Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wicked Problems

July 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Cohere beta2 screencasts

We're building a new collection of screencasts introducing the new release. All of them, including large format hi-res versions (recommended for viewing pleasure!) are linked from the Cohere screencasts page, which also point to low-res versions on our YouTube channel.

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on July 31, 2008 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Cohere Dev GoogleGrp launched

We've just set up a group for Cohere dev talk:

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on July 31, 2008 at 9:30 — No Comments

Evidence-Based Dialogue Mapping (of climate change) for Teenagers

Just posted a new article reporting work we did last summer... "following great work last year by Ale Okada teaching teenagers on a science summer school to map their reasoning about climate change impact (using our Compendium tool), the article below summarises where we’ve got…"

Okada, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2008, In Press). Evidence-Based Dialogue Maps as a Research Tool to… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on July 18, 2008 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Cohere semantic annotation Firefox Plugin

Just posted this...

"The social web is about sharing ideas. Cohere makes Ideas a first class object: something you can point to as a URL, embed in another page, link to semantically (you make up the semantics: is an example of… is analogous to… refutes… predicts…), classify (theory/method/data/politician/supernatural phenomenon…), visualize its connections, share, agree with, build on,… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on July 16, 2008 at 14:43 — 3 Comments

Sensemaking 'vs' Learning

As part of thinking through our SocialLearn platform for socially-based, informal and formal learning, I am pondering the overlaps and differences between sensemaking and learning, in theory and practice. In my view, SL as a platform designed to connect learners with each other via common learning goals, interoperable with many Web 2.0 tools, could be a potential GSm platform for analysts and subject matter experts… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on July 10, 2008 at 21:00 — 16 Comments

Michael Wesh and the Future of Education

I wrote a blog entry at the wiki that talks about a one-hour video podcast that I strongly recommend viewing. Wesh covers aspects of sensemaking, albeit in a learning environment, HCI, online games, and much more. My opinion is that his work is highly appropriate to sensemaking research. More information can be found here.

Added by Jack Park on July 7, 2008 at 22:26 — 1 Comment

Global Sensemaking in 3D the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened

e.e. cummings, XAIPE, 65

I returned to Somerset on Tuesday from a memorable journey to New York for the Personal Democracy Forum conference and Berkeley for the… Continue

Added by David Price on July 4, 2008 at 23:00 — 4 Comments

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