Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

Empathy

Photo: Michael Dawes, Great Day at Burleig Head Empathy = Being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another Also see: platinum rule Wiki empathy Quotes De-emphasize empathy. I’ve heard several calls for increased empathy on diversity issues. While I strongly support trying to understand how and why people think the way they do, …

Exploring Ecotourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. Comments welcome below. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is …

Distracted Driving

Buzzwords: Distracted Driving Distracted Driving = any type of action that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. Also see: Distraction, Partial Attention Hashtag: #distracteddriving Embedded Tweets Beware of these folks as you ride today @MJForbes @beegle17 @TrmptRider @VisionZeroYEG @ABPrimetime #DistractedDriving #yeg #yyc pic.twitter.com/Q6zhvONnc0 — AMSS (@ab_amss) July 30, 2017 Ask your tech savvy …

Health Care

Buzzwords: Health Care Today’s timely deep dive spotlights health care, first in the USA where a major vote is taking place in the Senate. We want to know what are the useful sources of information and what sort of engagement is actually useful to the political process. We will be updating this page as well as …

Gameification

Poster: Gameification On Gameification = The idea of turning an otherwise mundane process into a game, to give people more of an incentive to do it. About the photo: For World Environment Day 2010, I asked friends at the Pochimilco Market to make a sign … with the ‘prize’ being a photo and talking up their work …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land and in 2017, 25 national monuments are under review by the Trump Administration. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore …