Describing open learning environments and emergent learning

Jenny Connected

Recent work on developing our framework for describing emergent learning (see Footprints of Emergence and Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 ) has been taxing our powers of description. This ongoing work in seeking to describe and clarify what we mean by emergent and prescribed learning is progressing on our open wiki ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’. T heory, Culture & Society , 22(5), pp.255–267.

Returning to Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Following our (Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and me) last publication in IRRODL – Footprints of Emergence – we have continued to think about the factors which influence the potential for emergent learning in any given learning environment or curriculum.

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Emergent Learning at ALTC2103

Jenny Connected

Our session – Learning in the Open – went reasonably well, but on reflection I think we could have done a more ‘out of the box’ presentation. It’s ironic that we were talking about emergent learning and the factors that might need to be considered to promote it, but we still fell into a fairly conventional way (a trap?) The title is altc2013 Building new cultures of learning – but how much does the conference design promote this. ALT-C is in its second day.

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.

The Future of Open Business At Stake


In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools. That one of Openness and Transparency.

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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. On the one hand, an open, creative and imaginative mind has the capacity to envision futures that at first glance seem impossible or absurd, but on second glance make you go “hmmmmm.” Re-Inventing Finance: An Emerging (Digital) Reformation.

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails


It’s all about understanding that different groups (and individuals) have got different needs to cater for; that is, diverse sets of habits, mindset, behaviours, corporate culture, contexts, constraints, conditions, understanding of the business world surrounding them, etc.

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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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Problems with MOOC research

Jenny Connected

Also like Frances and Roy, I found the presentation very thought-provoking and relevant to the research I am doing with Frances and Mariana Funes on rhizomatic learning – and the research I am doing with Roy on emergent learning.

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Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education


adoption of open learning technology specifications and standards is. It's also great to be speaking in and supporting Open Education Week , and to be part of a worldwide community who are committed to promoting and. creating open education opportunities for all, through free and open.

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Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Jenny Connected

The conference caught my eye for two reasons: In relation to our research on emergent learning , my colleagues Roy Williams, Jutta Pauschenwein and I have been thinking about and discussing threshold concepts and transformative learning – principally in relation to the work of Meyer and Land, Mezirow, Cousin and Brookfield amongst others, but also in relation to complex open learning environments. Emergent Learning Research

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Lotusphere 2012 - Opening General Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social - "the application of social tools and culture to business processes and activities.". But the platforms are new - emerging to support interactions. We can apply this to lots of different scenarios - executive communication and cultural transformation, improved customer care, real time market segmentation, etc. - Social business - is starting to change the culture. Need a simple and intuitive platform - like Connections - but also need cultural change too.

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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. And HR is at the forefront of determining whether collaboration will keep flourishing with the emergence of social technologies or whether it will bury it for good.

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Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful. Emerging Sectors.

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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


We talked about the need to move away from adoption and into adaptation , understanding that they are the group that, beyond early adapters , everyone else is looking up to when embracing these emerging social tools while at work. . So when looking into a business purpose or problem to tackle with the emergence of Social Business employee disengagement is just as good for them as for everyone else. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Travelling

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40 Great Resources for Developing a Community Management Strategy « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Community

emergent by design Home About 40 Great Resources for Developing a Community Management Strategy 2009 November 13 tags: community , community management , Media , Social Media , strategy by Venessa Miemis A practical guide for Community Management strategies, best practices, and resources.

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. I opened the account the week that Twitter Lists was introduced. This all hit me like a bolt of lightening, a pattern that emerged out of all the complex information. “Networks make (organizational) culture and politics explicit&# M.

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

One of the things I appreciate about developmental evaluation is its deliberate engagement with emergence. A team will discover where the opposition’s weakness is, or what its attacking strategy is, or where the open spots are on the pitch.

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Several Short Sentences About Learning

How to Save the World

Because our culture is so pervasive, it’s hard to imagine a real alternative to today’s institutional educational systems, programs and processes. Our minds are more open to possibilities. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization''s End

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The Death of Imagination

How to Save the World

It is the ability to be open to possibility, to let something emerge within you, and give it voice. Spending time with young people is, alas, not highly valued in our culture. It’s part of who, underneath the pall of our declining culture, we are. . . . .

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Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind


The interesting thing though is how the whole concept of teleworking has been all along with us for several decades now, specially, since the emergence of groupware, collaboration and knowledge sharing solutions came about.

A Model of Identity and Community

How to Save the World

If the overlap is mainly common capacities, it will emerge as a Community of Practice. If the overlap is mainly common intent, it will emerge as a Movement. If the overlap is mainly common identity, it will emerge as a Tribe. Our Culture / Ourselves

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases


Asking Questions Openly: And, finally, one of my favourite business practices and use cases that I keep advocating for in terms of helping knowledge workers transition from the good old mantra of ‘ knowledge is power ’ to ‘ knowledge shared is power ’. It’s a cultural one.

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The Illusion of Coherence

How to Save the World

For any culture to survive, such a collective belief, and commensurate behaviours and actions, are essential. So we think our culture is coherent, when it is not. We once were part of the ‘culture’ of all life, not apart in invented ‘separate’ cultures.

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Collaborative Culture: On Reinventing the Social Enterprise


Those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would probably realise how, for quite some time, I have firmly believed that the main challenge with regards to the successful adoption of social computing within the enterprise is no other than a cultural one.


Interesting reading today on shared leadership and action

Chris Corrigan

I’m prepping for a small gig with a non-profit moving to a shared leadership model, and also reading a bit more on Cynefin strategy, and so there are a lot of tabs open in my browser this afternoon. Creating a culture of shared leadership in your non-profit.

Culture: Cross-cultural communication and emotions

Joitske Hulsebosch

With Meena Wilson and Ancella Livers from the Center for Creative Leadership , we collected short stories describing cross-cultural encounters, to look at crosscultural issues in communities of practice. The term cross-cultural was not restrictricted to national cultures, but included professional subcultures. The stories revealed that cross-cultural encounters can induce strong emotional reactions.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session Tuesday

Portals and KM

Mike noted that becoming a social business requires a cultural shift, Wendy Arnott  from TD Bank Group came out next. They decided to open on Sundays and this was first in Canada. Much of their training is in cultural changes. He calls this open source footwear.

Collective Mindfulness Practices

How to Save the World

Michael has written a lot about the malaise of our modern culture and the damage it has done to us individually and collectively. We both believe that the social and material disintegration of our civilization culture is now beyond halting or reforming. Our Culture / Ourselves

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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.

#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management


What is the relationship between leading with respect and setting a culture of continuous improvement ?”. An Open Business. What is the relationship between leading with respect and setting a culture of continuous improvement? Humanise Innovation Open Business Open Leadership

2014 11

Several Short Sentences About… Jellyfish

How to Save the World

Who can guess what might emerge after we’re gone. Our Culture / Ourselves there are things. down. there. still. coming. ashore. – loren eiseley. ~~~~~.

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Conversations That Matter

How to Save the World

And our culture does its best to obfuscate and distort the meaning of words and the events of the day, so that most of what we manage to convey is probably lies anyway. Our Culture / Ourselves Working Smarter

Re-Learning How to Play

How to Save the World

This playfulness and joy has to be an emergence of what we already are (albeit well-buried by years of cultural indoctrination), rather than an affectation or attempt to change ourselves into something we are not. Be Open. Be aware and open to possibility.

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Open Enterprise 2009 - Charlene Li Interviewed by Stowe Boyd


If in a recent blog post I was eventually talking about the wonderful initiative that both Stowe Boyd and Oliver Marks started a little while ago on the topic of Open Enterprise 2.0 , and which they will be presenting their key findings at the upcoming Enterprise 2.0

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Eric’s point is that the markedly different positions staked out by well-meaning, informed people on this issue stem from their different worldviews — the way they see our human culture operating and functioning, how they perceive the world really works. Our Culture / Ourselves

2014 16

Three Ways of Being

How to Save the World

Complexity, Emergence, Unfathomability of Nature. Our Culture / Ourselves . Rational Worldview (Way of Being). Spiritual Worldview (Way of Being). Natural Worldview (Way of Being). What You Revere. Truth, Wisdom. Higher Being. Major Beliefs. Power of Intention, Science, Logic.

2014 11

Getting Out Of My Head: My “Presence” Practice

How to Save the World

Contemplation: Holding a phrase/idea/question in your awareness openly and non-analytically until meaning emerges, e.g. contemplate why what we do and what we think we want to do are different; this is a “letting come” process less intellectual than inquiry.

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Why I Don’t Want to Hear Your Story

How to Save the World

Be an example of openness and candour that makes it easier for others to follow. Nothing spiritual in that — life emerged as an accident and has since deliberately been working to perpetuate itself when life is joyful and to extinguish itself when it is not.

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Working with cultural differences

Chris Corrigan

One of the things that folks in the rest of indigenous North America don’t realize about the cultures of the west coast is how radically different they are from the cultures of the plains, desert and forests of the rest of North America. IN Ojibway culture, the individual is important. In this sense, west coast cultures are similar to Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures as well.