Openness, constraint and emergence

Jenny Connected

In our work on emergent learning, we (Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau, Regina Karousou and I) have in the papers we have published (see here and here ) suggested that constraints are needed for emergent learning to occur. Openness does not mean that anything goes.

Footprints of Emergence – so what?

Jenny Connected

Having written a couple of research papers and run a few workshops on our ideas about emergent learning we know that this is not an easy question to answer. So I will try and answer this question, ‘Footprints of Emergence – so what?’ 2012) Footprints of Emergence.

Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

Emergent Learning in Open Environments. Our research [1] [2] focuses on how learners experience complex, unpredictable, uncertain environments, such as MOOCs, where their learning is likely to be emergent. This has been challenging us for some time. 2012) Footprints of Emergence.

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Lassoing the coltish concepts of Emergent Learning and MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Why is it that when we find something wonderfully creative, emergent and innovative, we often try to ‘capture’ it, constrain and contain it, package it, order it, thereby effectively destroying what it was about it that attracted us to it in the first place?

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Emergent Design Webinar

Networking Action

Topic: Emergent Design. Traditional planning strategies do not work for complex challenges: too much is changing and there is continual learning about appropriate action. Another approach relevant for such situations is emergent design. This is iterative design that chrysalises as … Net Dev

Complex Change: An emerging field

Networking Action

Complex change challenges are a specific type of change challenge that is the growing focus of an impressive array of work. An earlier blog distinguished complex environments from simple, complicated and chaotic ones through Dave Snowden’s cynefin framework. It can … Net Dev

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BigBlueButton Challenge

Jenny Connected

Next week (May 18th 2011) I will be working with a team, George Roberts, Rhona Sharpe, Joe Rosa (from Oxford Brookes University) and Andy Coverdale (University of Nottingham) to present a one day online course bearing the title – Benefits and challenges of communities of practice in HE.

Enterprise 2.0: The Human Challenge

21st Century Organization

Conference was all about change and especially the human challenges the rate of technology advance pose. Here are some thoughts on the continuing escalating human and organizational challenges to expect in a smart Web and Big Data world along with an invitation to question my ideas. Powerful new platforms are emerging to enable expedient and productive collaboration around specific tasks, for example GitHub. Having visited the Paris Enterprise 2.0

Footprints of Emergence – so what

Jenny Connected

Having written a couple of research papers and run a few workshops on our ideas about emergent learning we know that this is not an easy question to answer. So I will try and answer this question, ‘Footprints of Emergence – so what?’ For details of what we mean by Footprints of Emergence, see the Executive Summary on our open wiki. Briefly, we see the drawing of footprints as a means of creating a visualization of a description of learning in any given learning environment.

#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management

Elsua

The challenge then becomes how well connected you may well be in the network based on the trust and respect for others you may have shown over the course of time. I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter.

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Microsoft on Emergency Response

Michael Sampson - Currents

The event is focused on how to use various Microsoft technologies for emergency response. Strong Angel was a 5 day event, focused on how different organizations would work together under an emergency. Emergency Management e-Forms Prototype. The local groups were looking for a way to manage communication between the central hub when an emergency hit, and all of the local agencies and people out in the field.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

evolution in just four years since Andrew McAfee's " Dawn of Emergent Collaboration " that the Frankfurt Summit represented, makes adding a reflection through this 21st Century Organization blog lens irresistible. Demailly's findings identify the early stage challenge: ".organizations

Enterprise 2.0: The Human Challenge

21st Century Organization

Conference was all about change and especially the human challenges the rate of technology advance pose. Here are some thoughts on the continuing escalating human and organizational challenges to expect in a smart Web and Big Data world along with an invitation to question my ideas. Powerful new platforms are emerging to enable expedient and productive collaboration around specific tasks, for example GitHub. Having visited the Paris Enterprise 2.0

The new online challenge: combatting social insurgents

Social Reporter

Enterprise 2.0 – Towards Embracing a New Emerging Kind of Leadership

Elsua

One of the toughest challenges that any business faces when embracing Social Computing within the enterprise is how, time and time again, social software tools keep challenging themselves the already existing status quo of the corporate world.

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? The key to our success is in creating the environment where emergent, innovative results can occur. An emergent, adaptive group does not exude these characteristics.

Definitions, diversity, emergent learning and responsibility in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

It is expected that the learning will be unpredictable and emergent. But, despite the clarity of the principles behind MOOCs, —- and I have always felt that they have been clear but not always understood (Stephen might have refined his explanations since 2008, but the principles – themselves have remained unchanged) —– there remains a big and challenging question, which was raised by a speaker in one of the EduMooc webcasts.

Cross Cultural Networks -a bigger governance challenge?

Governance in a Networked World

It was interesting to observe how the emerging social groups were so strongly defined around firstly language (somewhat as expected) and then country. I've just returned from a couple of weeks in Europe, during which I was on a cruise down the Dalmation coast with a mix of nationalities from France, UK, Asia, Australia, USA etc.

GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge

Portals and KM

The  Open Innovation Challenge. is designed to mine ideas that can help solve some of our environmental challenges. The Open Innovation Challenge uses the Brightidea Platform. The challenge started on July 13, 2010, the site will remain open for submissions and voting until September 30, 2010. This is another in a series of crowdsorucing efforts that are emerging.

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

Steve Dale , who designed the Communities of Practice predecessor to Khub, and then conceived the new design, has recently been writing about Social Ecologies as a a different sort of architecture to tackle “ the key challenges and opportunities for anyone who wants to survive and thrive in this emergent social ecosystem”: Social media is generating enormous amounts of unorganised content: how to make sense of that.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

evolution (in just four years since Andrew McAfee's " Dawn of Emergent Collaboration ") that the Frankfurt Summit represented, makes adding a reflection through this 21st Century Organization blog lens irresistible. Demailly's findings identify the early stage challenge: ".organizations

On the Increasing Rate of Adoption (Acquisition) of Office 365, and the Challenge of Getting to Effective Use

Michael Sampson - Currents

The most recent report from a week ago said that “in the last two years, Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count” (per an analysis by Skyhigh Networks). Read more: On the Increasing Rate of Adoption (Acquisition) of Office 365, and the Challenge of Getting to Effective Use.

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Looking Forward - Emerging and Declining Networks for 2009

21st Century Organization

I am writing this post in three parts to provide a structure to break down a swirl of emerging interconnected concepts. When Jenny Ambrozek and I started the 21st Century blog it was to continue to explore what we saw emerging and to offer practical applications.

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The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

There is a balance between challenge and skills. The challenge for educators is how to reconcile the need to fix and test within a flow mindset. From this perspective knowing would be seen as an emergent process, rather than fixed.

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Gartner Reports that Big Data Challenges Go Beyond Managing Large Volumes of Data

Portals and KM

The article begins buy noting that many IT leaders are managing "big data" challenges by focusing on the high volumes of information and properly covering the many other dimensions of information management. According to Gartner, this can leaving massive challenges to be addressed later. I could see the comparisons and this picture began to emerge… Darwin helps me unpack the complexity by showing me these patterns.”. Big Data is certainly a hot topic.

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Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

We visualize this picture as a Footprint of Emergence [4] , as depicted below. In the white zone learning is experienced as ‘sweetly’ emergent. Moving outwards from the white zone to the darker blue zone, learning is experienced as more challenging and ‘sharply’ emergent.

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Characteristics of Emergent Communities

Delicious/choconancy/community

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about a new way to think about community through a lens of emergent, collaborative, and formal elements. In this post, we’re going to explore the common characteristics of emergent communities or emergent initiatives. (The An emergent community is one primarily designed to solve new problems or articulate new solutions. Emergent Diagram. Why Emergent? Why Emergent? Why Emergent?

Reflections on the FH Joanneum (Graz) E Learning Conference, 2014

Jenny Connected

There is a tension between trying to explain emergent learning as related to our work on footprints of emergence, and maintaining an open emergent environment around the topic; something contrary in trying to reify emergent learning?

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What Could the Future of Money Look Like? « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? As capitalism continues to evolve the exchange of symbols also continue to evolve as new technology emerges. A good analogy is the emergence of standards in the IT world.

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Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Emerging Autopoietic Communities –. emergence and development of knowledge-based communities at. systems that evolve and mature through the phased emergence of. emerge. To comprehend the impact of emergent behavior within. practice, knowledge management, complexity, emergence. our ideas specifically regarding the emergence, evolution and. autopoietic structures may emerge at several levels of. The model for the emergence of knowledge-based.

4 ways to use Instagram in learning trajectories en training

Joitske Hulsebosch

What happened was that a picture of one person led to the emergence of a series of photos on the same theme , we had the themes ''books'' and ''fear of heights''. elearning 10 10 tools challenge elearning. This is a guestblog by Lyset den Blijker. How to use Instagram for learning?

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

emergent by design. Comfortable and familiar mental models may feel safe, but pretty much leave us with our pants down when a new system or paradigm emerges that reframes “how things work.” Re-Inventing Finance: An Emerging (Digital) Reformation. Emergence Collective.

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Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? What your suggesting is not creation but unfolding what already exists, it’s all there we just can’t see it yet, and to see it we must align ourselves, instead of crossing paths My research has shown that this system is an inductive thinking one which states that any obsevation becomes tentative hypothesis once patterns emerge to base a solid theory.

Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software | innovation Creators

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

About Videos Whitepapers Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software October 10th, 2006 There is something very interesting happening in the field of enterprise technology. It is called “ Emergence: the connected lives of ants, brains, cities and software “ As an economist, it appealed to me right away. The idea behind the notion of emergence is simple: Individual agents, self motivated and operating according to simple rules, can suddenly produce patterns.

Capturing the learner experience in ModPo and open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Webinar 1 – Emergent Learning – Tuesday, 19 November 18:00 GMT. Webinar 2 – Drawing Footprints of Emergence – Tuesday, 29 November 18:00 GMT. The outer darker zone is the challenging zone, moving towards the edge of chaos).

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Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 3: Network Weaving « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? What if we could cross-pollinate these conversations, allowing for new ideas to emerge?

Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

Jenny Connected

If you put them in another kind of space they will expect to be challenged. The Sensing Spaces exhibition was for me an experience of a landscape of different spaces, where I could envisage different practices emerging through engagement, alignment and imagination.

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An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

emergent by design Home who’s the architect? Different versions emerged all over the world, but they all had something in common: There was a scarcity of resources, and so the systems were competition-based. This all hit me like a bolt of lightening, a pattern that emerged out of all the complex information. I agree if I can follow the thinkers with whom I am challenged and or akin then I have a sustainable model for co- creativity.

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Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Jenny Connected

Secondly, the instructors or facilitators must dampen negative emergence and amplify positive emergence. What is a negatively risky space to one will be a positively challenging space to another. (Source of image: [link] ).

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Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

He always challenges my thinking. A particularly challenging point that Stephen made was ‘Do away with models’ – learning models and design models. I would also say from the work I have done with Roy Williams, that we need to recognize that learning will often be unpredictable and emergent. eLearning Emergent Learning Networked Learning #epforall #LSENetEDGE #uogapt personal learning stephen downes

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Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Why are we interested in emergent learning? Following our research into our first MOOC experience, we realized that it was very difficult to ‘pin down’ and explain how and what learners learned in the MOOC and began to understand that this was because much of the learning was unpredictable, unexpected and emergent. We have recently submitted a book chapter in which we discuss the relationship between transformative and emergent learning.

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Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

People share success stories as well as challenges. Business Cooperation Community Indicators Cooperation Culture Emergent Democracy Life Management Personal KanbanFollowing last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp ”, we are now nearing Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012. (We

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Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

People share success stories as well as challenges. Business Cooperation Community Indicators Cooperation Culture Emergent Democracy Life Management Personal KanbanFollowing last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp ”, we are now nearing Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012. (We

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