distributed cognition and supporting learning@work

Taming the spaces

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

Distributed cognition at MOOC ecosystems

Taming the spaces

Promoting distributed cognition at MOOC ecosystems Kai Pata, Emanuele Bardone Abstract. We highlight two aspects of distributed cognition epistemic and collective that MOOCs promote and relate these with learning by chance-seeking and […]. distributed cognition mooc We have just sent away our brand new paper for HCI 2014 conference in Crete this summer. The paper proposes describing connectivist MOOCs as a learning ecosystem.

Distributed cognition model at workplace learning situations

Taming the spaces

Finally some parts of the empirical data from Learning Layers [link] project have been mapped back to the distributed cognition model. distributed cognition knowledge learning layersThis 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 […].

Two Concept definitions and distributed cognition in informal learning

Taming the spaces

distributed cognition learning layers workplace learning At Learning Layers meeting we had the session for theory that guides the project’s technologies and approaches for informal learning at work. Tobias Ley explained with the figure how the two ways how the concept has been dealt with. The upper figure relates with the semantic systems that use top-down ontologies for providing support […].

#fslt12 MOOC Distributed Learning Spaces

Jenny Connected

But on this MOOC we are expecting people who are not only new to learning and teaching in Higher Education, but might also never have done an online course, or might not have worked in distributed online spaces, like we will be doing for this course. Working across distributed spaces does require some self-organisation. Over the weekend I prepared a video presentation to provide a brief overview of the learning spaces we will be working in during this MOOC.


Engineers without Fears

Moving from centralised to decentralised to distributed basically means moving from managing via boundaries to managing via attractors. The centralised community is held together by common protocols whereas the distributed community is held together by social objects. For the distributed model to work, you need a way of tagging (or literally branding) your social objects and making their movements between members at least partially visible.

#fslt12 MOOC Distributed Learning Spaces

Jenny Connected

But on this MOOC we are expecting people who are not only new to learning and teaching in Higher Education, but might also never have done an online course, or might not have worked in distributed online spaces, like we will be doing for this course. Working across distributed spaces does require some self-organisation. Over the weekend I prepared a video presentation to provide a brief overview of the learning spaces we will be working in during this MOOC.

Promoting distributed cognition at MOOC ecosystems

Taming the spaces

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

Distributed Agile: communication and common ground


With the holidays I somewhat took a break from blogging on our work on the distributed Agile case , but there are still quite a few things there that I wanted to share to hear what do you think. Now to the distributed Agile teams. Distributed Agile: the black box of co-located team.

Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

Andrew shares the thinking and practices of Parse.ly’s fully distributed team , looking at the history underlying his way of managing the firm, the role of face-to-face communication, and how to work day-to-day in a distributed environment. Here’s the piece about the importance / role / benefits of face-to-face communication: The biggest thing missing from fully distributed teams is true face-to-face communication.

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distributed cognitive system may transfer responsibility in scaffolding

Taming the spaces

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 [.]. One question in networked scaffolding is how fading out nature of scaffolds can be achieved.

New Report: Distributing Team and Organisational Updates with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I published the first of the advanced scenarios for using Office 365 – Distributing Team and Organisational Updates. I invite you to get your copy today if distributing team and organisational updates is part of your mandate and role.

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Shrunken communication in distributed teams (the egg of communication :)


As promised – more thinking from our project looking at the challenges in distributed Agile teams. In a distributed team communication shrinks to the basics (egg yellow :). Tags: Changing workplace Digital traces Agile distributed teams informal communication

LumoFlow - "Social Workspaces" Designed for Distributed Teamwork

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bart from Lumo Research left a comment on my blog post re "email vs. collaboration tool" from earlier this week. I hadn't heard of Lumo Research before, so headed over to their web site to take a look. The firm offers a service called LumoFlow , which provides "social workspaces."

‘blind space’ when learning in distributed spaces

Taming the spaces

Distributed course landscape. I have been busy writing the descriptions of three iCamp cases and looking back of what was actually important, what we can bring at the more general level. Previously i have not been thinking enough of the phenomenon what i would name ‘blind space’ If we start working together and integrating PLEs, the group space is somewhat inconsistent.

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

A graph is a distributed representation of a state of affairs created by our interactions with each other. el30 betweenness distributed networks Graph Iain McGilchrist knowledge matthias melcher stephen downes Think Tool TruthThis is a response to the E-Learning 3.0

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Distributed Agile: the black box of co-located team


First, a bit of the context: we are working on a project helping distributed Agile teams to identify challenges they have to deal with and to find solutions for them. From another, there are various reasons for distributed Agile teams and examples where they work ( some links ).

The virtual winner: The first Pulitzer to a distributed news organization

Endless Knots

In a way, all news organizations are distributed, i.e. you can't really get most breaking news stories without showing up. But newsrooms have been the energy drinks for reporters for forever.

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Grant report: Distributed learning environments, their interoperability, and models of application (2008-2013)

Taming the spaces

From 2008-2013 our team in Tallinn University, Center for Educational Technology was fulfilling the grant “Distributed learning environments, their interoperability, and models of application”. Now it is the time to make some conclusions: We developed the framework and tool prototypes for supporting self-directed learning in augmented learning environment. An augmented learning environment is defined as [.]. elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology self-directed learning web2.0

A model for cultural pattern appropriation in learning

Taming the spaces

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

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systemic cognition and support in socio-technical systems

Taming the spaces

distributed cognition learning layers spaces

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Asher Roth Provides the Blueprint for Fan-Centric Digital Music Distribution

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Interacting with Members

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Creative Commons Attribution

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Generic You are free: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work Under the following conditions: Attribution. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

What do you think the typical manager might say if you told them their employees don't gossip and engage one another in non-work related tasks enough? Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration.

Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams at Molson Coors: Shared Motto, Yammer, and Getting Together

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent edition of BusinessWeek looked at the year-one challenges of four CEOs during the recent economic turbulence. One of those CEOs was Peter Swinburn, who became President and CEO of the Molson Coors Brewing Company in June 2008. His challenge? - 10 acquisitions and joint ventures in the decade prior to him taking the top job. little or no attention paid to bringing the different fiefdoms together (the company was "a mishmash of workforces").

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Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum


rhizomatic learning distributes the channels of knowing outside traditional hierarchical models and into the social realm, allowing for help in sifting through the flow of information and knowledge. The other, the distributed model of community, i.e., multiple membership roles in multiple communities, offers far greater flexibility , though less control. It can be seen as a gateway to a more distributed, more flexible view of learning communities. Distributed Community.

Coherence and consistency in ecological learning

Taming the spaces

distributed cognition spaces coherence consistencyI 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.

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Social positioning in hybrid social learning networks (HSLN)

Taming the spaces

communities distributed cognition learning layers social positioning workplace learningOur 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).

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Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti


Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. Earlier this week, I introduced a series of blog posts discussing the Good News Story in Haiti.

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Evolving Distributed Power In Online Communities — CooperationCommons


Commentary on various ways of distributed group decision making with a focus on online and technology supported aspects.

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Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum @ Dave’s Educational Blog


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Anecdote: Distributed teams and the bane of time zones

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Kennedy and the French Revolution | Main | The difficulty in being the expert interpreting a story » 19/06/07 | Distributed teams and the bane of time zones By Shawn. Lynda Gratton at MITSloan has written a short article of some factors that might affect the performance of a distributed team.

New Facebook Features: Filter Stream Publisher

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

puzzled* it’s why I call Facebook a distribution social network (don’t blog on Facebook, just send out links via Publisher). Technorati Tags: distribution , Facebook , homepage , new , social network , synchronous.

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interaction, they see little value in using it internally.

Tweeting about the Weather Isn't Lame

Web Social Architecture

Standing alone, it's a feature of existing distributed social networks--and a great reminder that social networks are made of people, not web pages. Distributed Community Online Community Web 2.0I can't remember where I read this, but someone (with some time on their hands?)

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A Conceptual Map: The Mobile Web as a Social Space

Web Social Architecture

Distributed Community Manifestoes Technology Web 2.0

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What do you think of official Get Help Here?

Social Reporter

Despite that difficulty, I appreciate the distributed approach, but I’m not a great expert on the niceties of official information for young people. Tags: All posts distributed government A nice personal email from the marketing people at Directgov - official gateway to government information and services - invites me to take a look at their new tool Get Help Here.

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Mining the Business Value of the Social Web: Behavioral Metadata

Web Social Architecture

Tags: Analytics & ROI Distributed Community Identity Manifestoes Metadata

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A Simple Recipe for Great Mobile Application Design

Web Social Architecture

Distributed Community Manifestoes Web 2.0As you can probably tell, I'm being a little tongue-in-cheek with the title of this post, just for the sake of provocation. But I actually do have a theory about how to design great mobile apps.

Collaborative Thinking: XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter)

Collaborative Thinking

The example application that illustrate this article is a distributed Twitter-like microblogging platform. The XMPP protocol has been designed since the beginning to be a near real time routing / distribution engine. I decided to start a series of articles demonstrating how to build a distributed Twitter-like microblogging platform based on ejabberd 2.0.

Celebrating beginnings: David Woolley

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

distributed work communications I''ve worked online for years, using asynchronous and synchronous means, and I''ve found that to be quite a productive environment. I met David Woolley online years ago, thanks to a connection through Nancy White. Among other things, David hosts an excellent Web Conferencing Review reference site for systems we can use to connect at a distance.

Green Chameleon » Supporting Communities on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Distributed workers who have been assigned to a common project can use such tools to learn more about each other and break the ice.