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distributed cognition and supporting learning@work

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There are two main ways in which, distributed cognition may be framed – epistemic distributed cognition and collective distributed cognition, which are mutually interrelated. I: Person-centred view Epistemic distributed cognition: distributed cognition is eminently epistemic from the persons point of view, because it deals with the very activity of knowing and understanding the world one […]. distributed cognition learning layers learning@work

modelling digital learning ecosystem

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I have tried to put together ideas associated what may be conceptualized as a digital learning ecosystem. Digital learning ecosystem model (Pata, 2012) Connectivism for design John Seeley Brown (1999; 2002), and George Siemens (2005; 2006) related knowledge ecology and knowledge ecosystem terms with weaving information and artefacts, meanings and knowledge, networks and connections. Learning [.]. ecology elearning 2.0 digital learning ecosystem

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Classifying principles for Communities of Practice

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We started to map community-issues for discovering what associates with networked or should we call it community scaffolding, since networked is somewhat misleading? At initial concept-map we imagined just a community of practice to be a suitable concept for our building and healthcare cases. Next, we started to think that there are differencies between communities [.]. learning layers communities community learning networked scaffolding

concept map of scaffolding

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exploring systemic cognition empirically

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Activity description: We have in theory camp the need to combine some theoretical aspects for developing a theory framework for social semantic server, action design approach. We can use wordpress with KB widget for discovering collectively created resources. Every participant uses in the first stage KB to search and tag suitable resources. Each resource gets […]. learning layers systemic cognition

External networks as scaffolds

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In Learning Layers project one concept we are exploring is networked scaffolding. In this paper i found how external networks as scaffolds may scaffold the workers differently, depending of their work-position: EXTERNAL PERSONAL NETWORKS Knowledge-sourcing of R&D workers in different job positions: Contextualising external personal knowledge networks by Franz Huber Research Policy 42 (2013) 167– 179 The [.]. learning layers external personal network scaffolding

How ecology principles appear in digital world

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ecology and digital ecology. For i believe we must always use the cross-discipline handles for interpreting what we see in digital world, i have created some connections between related conrcetps in ecology and digital ecology.

Meta-design framework for open learning ecosystems at MUP/PLE Lecture Series

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Here is an advertisement to my lecture at MUP/PLE Lecture series, 14th of June at Open University of London. Mash-UP Personal Learning Environments (MUP/PLE) group on TELeurope: [link]. affordance designs hybrid ecology self-directed learning web2.0 mupple11

Towards an Ecological Meta-Design framework for Open Learning Ecosystems

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We are together with Mart Laanpere currently working with the theoretical paper: “An Ecological Meta-Design framework for Open Learning Ecosystems&# In this paper we will introduce the ecological Meta-Design framework for open learning ecosystems. Meta-design is designing the design process for cultures of participation – creating technical and social conditions for broad participation in design [.]. ecology elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology self-directed learning spaces web2.0

connectivity through (digital)ecosystem engineering that influences niche construction of communities

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I found a nice paper in which Kevin Laland, the author of influential book Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution (2003) has co-written the paper of human niche construction from the archeological perspective. Thanks to Emanuele Bardone from Pavia Computational Philosophy Lab i got the file in the morning! It is interesting from the [.].

Survey instrument: digital workers’ preferences of informal learning opportunities in socio-technical learning ecosystem

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The survey was developed based on the informal learning interactions in workplaces described by Ley and associates [2014]. The survey items elaborated possible socio-technical system functionalities using the ideas from the prototypes of Learning Layers tools. The online survey comprised of three groups of statements that represent the socio-technical learning system dimensions for informal learning […].

Smartness and innovativeness of learning ecosystems

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Last ICWL 2016 conference in Rome made me reconsider the innovative learning ecosystem concept in my studies and instead consider using the smartness of learning ecosystems since innovative is a relative concept while smartness is not, as well as smartness may be nicely interpreted as a niche providing fitness and flow experiences. I liked an interesting keynote […]. digital learning ecosystems ecology ectel07 hybrid ecology

Citizen science and public engagement perspectives

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I attended in Oslo Science Park the seminar on citizen participation, expertise, and knowledge sharing in cultural heritage archives and natural history institutions. The seminar dealt with different aspects, which i found interesting to keep a record about. Bernard Schiele from University of Quebec emphasised the need to overcome the Deficit model in explaining the […]. museum research

Coherence and consistency in ecological learning

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I have found an interesting PhD thesis by Jornet, Alfredo(2014) https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/43305/PhD-Jornet-DUO.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y bitstream/handle/10852/43305/PhD-Jornet-DUO.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y sequence=4&isAllowed=y that reminded me my ideas of conceptual coherence and consistency in one paper that never was published.

Social positioning in hybrid social learning networks (HSLN)

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Our paper of social recognition provision practices in professional help seeking forums led us towards thinking how to improve the knowledge building within such socio-technical systems. John Cook has suggested in the Learning Layers project a concept of Hybrid Social Learning Networks (HSLN). “Hybrid Social Learning Networks (HSLNs) is a concept describing socio-technical systems that enable […]. communities distributed cognition learning layers social positioning workplace learnin

Distributed cognition model at workplace learning situations

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Finally some parts of the empirical data from Learning Layers [link] project have been mapped back to the distributed cognition model. This work relates cultural pattern appropriation in learning. This figure describes how patterns “Problem solutions”, “Standards” or “Guidelines” may be updated and what is the role of scaffolding and knowledge maturing practice elements […]. distributed cognition knowledge learning layers

Book: Mass collaboration in education is soon out

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Mass Collaboration and Education Cress, Ulrike; Moskaliuk, Johannes; and Jeong, Heisawn (Eds.) Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Ulrike Cress; Heisawn Jeong; and Johannes Moskaliuk. Mass Collaboration as an Emerging Paradigm for Education? Theories, Cases, and Research Methods Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Mass collaboration Chapter 2: Allan Collins. A Brief History of Mass Collaboration: How Innovations […]. communities mass collaboration

A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning

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Recently we have worked with my colleague Tobias Ley, on the figure to describe how distributed cognition and pattern-formation associate with individual, collaborative and collective learning – A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning. Earlier we have described a model of pattern-appropriation and relations between epistemic and collective distributed cognition with Emanuele Bardone ( […]. distributed cognition

Social recognition in pattern networks among professionals

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We recently studied several professional forums from the point of view of learning, maturing and recognition. We used SNA to reveal the patterns and their interrelations. Based on those pattern networks we composed a model of social recognition provision in forums. This model relates practicing and learning at work, peer-support practices in forums, the validation […]. communities patterns practice communities recognition

The Set as an ecological concept

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Today Terry Anderson [link] had a lecture of open education in Tallinn University. He mentioned a genial and catchy The Set concept they have started using in MOOCs that i became quite facinated of. The Set is a set of students who have similar preferences to courses they take in MOOCs, also i think in general […

An artifact ecosystem – new socio-technical regime for eTextbooks

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I have just presented my ideas about eTextbook as an artifact ecosystem in Future eTextbooks – FeT workshop in ICWL 2014. Kristo Käo and Margus Niitsoo. MatchMySound. Introducing Feedback to Online Music Education. o Kai Pata, Mart Laanpere and Maka Eradze. E-textbooks: towards the new socio-technical regime. (c-map c-map of etextbooks as artifact ecosystems) o Mario […]. artifact ecosystem etextbook

Promoting distributed cognition at MOOC ecosystems

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In June i attended the HCII 2014 conference in Crete where i presented our paper with Emanuele Bardone

systemic cognition and support in socio-technical systems

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Protected: exploitation-implementation relations

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Protected: Layers meeting in Innsbruck

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Do project tweets matter?

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After first year of LearningLayers.eu project (oct 2012-mid sept 2013) i have analyzed what way the project disseminated itself in twitter. It must be noted we never had a strategy, but it has been a self-regulated approach among project members who are actively using twitter. The main findings: We do not have really a commonly […]. learninglayers

analyzing the uptake of chances to patterns using cultural phylogenesis

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Emanuele Bardone shared with me an interesting paper. Since Emanuele and i have discussed much how the individual chance-seeking events can at some moments become integrated to the cultural patterns, it seems the phylogenetic analysis may enable also to reversely find out when, from where and at what conditions the chances may become part of […]. cultural patterns culture memes uptake of chances

An ecological learning design approach

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I have summarized my last years ideas into the Ecological Learning Design approach. This is the paper that i am going to present and test out on my colleagues in Tallinn University where our research is focused on various (digital) learning ecosystems. elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology ecological learning design learning ecosystem

ict innovations in education

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From ECTEL2013 keynote presentation by Panagyotis Kampylis the more innovative practices are, the more difficult is to scale them up innovation ecosystem: there must be dynamical adaptations and adjustments innovations are started as top down but must contain bottom-up innovation leadership for strategic alignment support teachers and teacher autonomy support at multiple levels (class, places, […]. ecology

Integrated scaffolding process model

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We have worked with Tobias Ley, Sebastian Dennerlein and Merja Bauters to capture from different Layers designs the actions that fit to the universal process model. Learning (cognitive) perspective Collective knowledge perspective Scaffolding perspective. learning layers

thesis: Learning and knowledge building practices for teachers’ professional development in an extended professional community

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Kairit Tammets, my first doctoral student will defend her thesis at 21st of August. Now her dissertation is available from here [link] Tammets, Kairit (2013) Learning and knowledge building practices for teachers’ professional development in an extended professional community. The purpose of her PhD research project is to investigate the process of the learning and knowledge building (LKB) […]. communities community elearning 2.0 knowledge self-directed learning spaces web2.0

integrated scaffolding model in communities

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Here is the mapping of different aspects of an integrated scaffolding model of Learning layers project in semantic adaptive support systems: I. Scaffolded learning perspective considers interactions of the learner with scaffolds provided by the community II. Distributed cognition perspective considers the cognitive aspect of learning in the community settings III. Community knowledge perspective deals … … Continue reading → learning layers

Differences of scaffolding in communities and networks

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I think that we expect that our empirical cases are like communities of practice, but it may be that not all the characteristics of such community are at present and they are rather knowledge collectivities or constellations of communities of practice, and eventually the Learning Layers project can help the target groups to create a [.]. community learning layers networked scaffolding

why community members support others

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Based on the paper below, networked scaffolding can be provided by persons who are: - sharing the same community identity - the community concepts, ideas, activities and concerns - able to synthesize and translate supportive knowledge from one community across community borders to aid members of another community - are trusted because are wiser and have [.]. learning layers networked scaffolding

distributed cognitive system may transfer responsibility in scaffolding

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One question in networked scaffolding is how fading out nature of scaffolds can be achieved. The paper of Bellan (2011) proposes that distributed cognition that appears in human-artifact networks may serve as a scaffold, since it allows to transfer responsibility to the parts of the distributed cognitive system external of individuals similarly as in scaffolding [.]. learning layers fading out networked scaffolding

common ground translation

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Today i heard a good architectural translation of common ground as – ühisväli (in Estonian) – the joint field. I quite like it, since it is not about process of discussing but the result of shared perception, something that can charge or has the charge. common ground

Spatial narratives in new media ecosystems

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Two years ago i held a speech on Spatial narratives in Media Mutations conference in Bolognia. Now they will publish a book in italian, and i have rewritten my conference speech with The Shadow of The Wind example, which will appear in the book in italian. Here is the english version of the paper: ecology hybrid ecology spaces ecology of narratives new media ecosystem spatial narrative

Self-regulated Workplace Learning: A Pedagogical Framework and Semantic Web-based Environment

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The IntelLEO project has ended with a paper Self-regulated Workplace Learning: A Pedagogical Framework and Semantic Web-based Environment Self-regulated learning processes have a potential to enhance the motivation of knowledge workers to take part in learning and reflection about learning, and thus contribute to the resolution of an important research challenge in workplace learning. An [.]. ontology semantic web technology workplace learning

An Ecological Approach to Learning Dynamics

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We have recently published a paper based on spatial ecological approach of supporting learning An Ecological Approach to Learning Dynamics Peeter Normak, Kai Pata and Mauri Kaipainen Educational Technology & Society, 15 (3), 262–274. New approaches to emergent learner-directed learning design can be strengthened with a theoretical framework that considers learning as a dynamic process. [.]. ecological approach to learning learning ecosystem

representing new media as a techno-social ecology

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I have been preparing the lecture for introduction of new media, and reading Manovich and Castells. In the end i visualized how the techno-social ecology might be represented for students. Actually, i will use it for explaining what is new media.