Attention

Poster: Ron Mader, What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Anyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? Buzzword Bingo Attend – Attention – Awareness – Cassandra – Conscious – Decision – Detail – Engagement – Flow – Focus – Immediate Now – Interaction – Meaning – Memory – Mindfulness – Mindlessness – Moment – Opportunity – Perspective …

UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement (2017) Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical …

The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Museo del Oro Zenú Lack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing any ‘sustainable’ tourism operation. Let’s be clever and work smarter, not harder. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice into action. Instead of competing, …

Peace

Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace. Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep. German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die Möglichkeit, die Bedingungen für Frieden zu schaffen. Spanish: Cada …

United Nations

Photo United Nations … Key Links http://www.un.org Celebrations October 24 is UN Day Embedded Tweets The future of libraries isn't paper vs digital, but rather how digital extends the power of written knowledge. pic.twitter.com/5c7Ewz4TC0 — Francesco Pisano (@pisanoUN) May 4, 2017 Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/un http://planeta.wikispaces.com/undp Planeta.com Global Goals

Making the most of the #YearOfOpen

2017 is the Year of Open. Hands up, please for those who know what this means. Everyone else, please check out the oeconsortium and yearofopen.org Hashtag: #YearOfOpen Also see: open What’s being celebrated in the #YearOfOpen are three anniversaries: ​2002 – 15 years ago the term “Open Educational Resources” was created, the Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and the first Creative Commons licenses debuted 2007 …