On the ball … in 1935

Simon Gleave and Jurryt van der Vooren have been tracking down the earliest example of football statistics.

There have been some Twitter exchanges

In response to:

This encouraged me to write a blog post about the game.

Today Jurryt came up with two new leads, one from a Holland v Belgium game in 1935:

and this from De gronwet on 15 January 1936

This second source refers to some French journalists at the Jour newspaper. My brief enquiries suggest this might be a newspaper published in 1933.

I do need to follow up on these leads but I am immensely grateful that Simon and Jurryt are sharing their treasure hunt.

Exploring GitHub: Blue Skies and Stormy Seas

The alternative title for this post is ‘When Amber met Stephen … at Kogarah‘.

I am in Kogarah at the moment and have some time to read and contemplate.

Amber is Amber Thomas. I met her work whilst looking for analyses of open source bike data. Amber has a delightful, detailed discussion about Seattle bike data.

By accident, I noticed Amber’s post about making a website using GitHub pages. This is where the blue sky came into my thinking. I was fascinated by her combination of Blogdown (an RStudio package) that runs using “Hugo” on the GitHub platform.

This is the site she created.

As I was exploring Amber’s creative journey, I received an alert to Stephen Downes’ keynote at SUNY on 9 March. Stephen shared his presentation on Open Learning, Open Networks and I found my way to slide 13. This has a link to a presentation he made last year, Disruptive Innovations in Learning.

Slide 39 in the appropriately named ‘Disruptive’ presentation is where Stephen met Amber at Kogarah. This is the slide freshly clipped:

Today, I have spent much of the day connecting Stephen and Amber’s ideas in GitHub. My aim is to share, contribute and co-create.

What started as a blue sky day, has felt in some very powerful learning moments like this:

There is some calm in the ocean pool at Coogee (not far from Kogarah) but there are some big waves out in the ocean.

I have five repositories in GitHub. The focus of my attention today has been my Portfolio repository. I am hopeful this will become my place to share my digital presence.

It is a very long way from Amber’s creativity. It is also an unsuccessful attempt to use Dean Attali’s insights too.

As ever, I am hopeful that my learning journey becomes a resource for others should they (you) choose to share, contribute and co-create.

It has been that kind of day at Kogarah.

Photo Credits

Sky and Sea (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)

Slide 39 Disruptive Innovations in Learning (Stephen Downes, CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License)

Gleaning

In an interview published this week, Stephen Downes discusses connectivism.

He observes:

knowledge is the organization of connections in a network of interconnected entities, where a connection is a link such that a change of state in one entity can result in a change of state in another entity.

Later in the interview, Stephen discusses virtualization:

We’re trying to create different experiences for different people, and from the interaction among those people, each with their own perspective, we get new knowledge as a result.

Stephen’s interview was one of the items that appeared in my inbox today.

I am at the point now where I have been able to manage the volume of sharing I receive each day that gives me the opportunity to extend my personal learning through gleaning.

There is a definition of gleaning as “obtaining information from various sources”. I think sometimes I end up with biblical-type gleaning too (“collecting leftover crops’).

One of my pull resources today came from a coach educator who was using Adobe Spark. His innovation led me to try out Spark too.

This first effort pulls together my gleanings in and around the social learning space.

Photo Credit

Fake Tilt Shift (Martin Alleus, CC BY-SA 2.0)