Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

In my last post I wrote that I would come back to further discussion of what we mean by emergent learning. Emergence has been discussed and defined by a number of authors, such as Cilliers (2005), Goldstein (2009) and, at the international systems level, Knorr-Cetina (2005).

2014 180

Definitions, diversity, emergent learning and responsibility in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Add to this problem, the diversity of people who are reading/using the definition and we get yet more interpretations. And we must remember that diversity is a key principle of MOOCs, so we can’t ignore it. It is expected that the learning will be unpredictable and emergent. Despite being orientation week in ChangeMOOC there have already been some interesting discussions. From these it is clear that MOOC is becoming a more familiar term.

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?

2013 180

Rhizo 14: Emerging Ambiguities and Issues

Jenny Connected

This final post will cover some of the issues that are emerging from our research data. Rhizo 14: Emerging ambiguities and issues. (Source of image: Tom Friedman. The statements exemplify some of the emerging alternative perspectives on the learner experience of the Rhizo14 MOOC.

2014 189

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

You can see that this has important implications for building in equity and diversity into sense-making processes. Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

2018 46

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

Our hypothesis in the learning to learn project (LAL for the acronym lovers out there) was that simply by creating more space and opportunity for conversational interaction between project staff, new insights would emerge and existing insights would gain wider visibility and application. Learning is also random, chaotic, free flowing, emergent, and what we learn may often be different than what we set out to learn.

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Lifecycle of Emergence

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Lifecycle of Emergence Using Emergence to Take Social Innovations to Scale Margaret Wheatley & Deborah Frieze, 2006 Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesnt change one person at a time. It isnt that they were hidden; they simply dont exist until the system emerges.

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.

Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Matthias’ map revealed the diversity, distributed and even ‘chaotic’ nature of learning in the open. In addition Stephen has always said that the key principles of an open networked learning environment (a cMOOC) are autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction/connectivity.

2014 224

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?

Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Emergent Learning in Open Environments. 1] [2] The evidence from our research suggests that the presence or absence of these factors influences the potential for emergent learning in any given environment. 2012) Footprints of Emergence. Footprints of emergence – so what?

2014 172

PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

In her book, PhD by Published Work , Susan Smith writes that one of the disadvantages of this route to a PHD is that ‘ it is tricky to retrospectively shoe-horn diverse papers into a post hoc theme’ (p.34).

2017 199

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?

2014 158

Evaluating and reflecting on OldGlobeMOOC

Jenny Connected

To evaluate and reflect on the learning experience of myself and a colleague in the Old Globe MOOC, I have used the Footprints of Emergence framework developed by Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and myself to explore the relationship between open and prescribed learning in open learning environments.

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.

2010 71

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.

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? but for instance, they say that innovation happens on the edge of chaos… so part of our desired visualization is to actually have a constantly changing set of connections, both strong and weak ties, with a wide range of diversity from those ties. this is where the human capital stuff would come in… some way to see the diversity of your connections).

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?

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. The exchange of diversity of thoughts.

2010 44

Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Jenny Connected

Secondly, the instructors or facilitators must dampen negative emergence and amplify positive emergence. The difficulty is that open spaces attract a diversity of learners. (Source of image: [link] ).

2014 199

Full Circle to Stephen Downes at ALT-C 2013

Jenny Connected

Not only was I introduced to the principles of connectivity, openness, diversity and autonomy, for learning in online environments – principles which have had a huge effect on my thinking – but CCK08 was also the start of my venture into research.

2013 158

Some thoughts about ‘Presence’ in Writing and Language

Jenny Connected

This research has been exploring what we mean by emergent learning and the factors that influence this. (I Clusters and Factors (from Footprints of Emergence ). Mono-media, mono-modal, abstract interaction < … > Diversity and choice of media and modes.

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

While that is helpful for situations in which you have a high degree of control and influence, and in which the nature of the problem is well ordered and predictable, these are not useful with complex emergent problems. They are non-linear, unpredictable and emergent.

2018 102

Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

The diversity of ideas and voices are unparalleled – which is exactly what we were searching for. Business Cooperation Community Indicators Cooperation Culture Emergent Democracy Life Management Personal Kanban

2012 141

Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

The diversity of ideas and voices are unparalleled – which is exactly what we were searching for. Business Cooperation Community Indicators Cooperation Culture Emergent Democracy Life Management Personal Kanban

2012 130

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

The environment encouraged autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction. 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 described this as the sharply emergent zone.

2014 126

Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

Thanks to Jon Dron for a fascinating week in Changemooc, which started with discussions about the need to balance hard and soft technologies in learning environments and ended with discussion and reflection on whether MOOCs need to integrate more constraints to allow for greater emergent learning, engagement and creativity. According to Jon Dron, the ‘sweet spot’ in networks, sets and groups is the balance point between the hard and soft technologies where emergent things happen.

2011 134

OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

My understanding of MOOCs (cMOOCs) is still that they are intended to exemplify the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness/interaction. Diversity means amongst other things, a mix of novices and experts (professionals and students) who learn from each other. These questions are of interest to me in relation to my work on emergent learning with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Despite the launch hiccup, OLDSMOOC appears to be off to a flying start.

Design 126

Whitepaper: Enterprise Mashups Change Everything

Evolving Web

Mashups are genuinely applicable to areas as diverse as situation intelligence, real-time business intelligence, classic decision-support, and lightweight application integration , to name a few. Tags: 10 Social Media Principles Business Cooperation Emergent Democracy Enterprise 2.0

Mashup 173

Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

Thanks to Jon Dron for a fascinating week in Changemooc, which started with discussions about the need to balance hard and soft technologies in learning environments and ended with discussion and reflection on whether MOOCs need to integrate more constraints to allow for greater emergent learning, engagement and creativity. According to Jon Dron, the ‘sweet spot’ in networks, sets and groups is the balance point between the hard and soft technologies where emergent things happen.

2011 100

OLDSMOOC Design

Jenny Connected

My understanding of MOOCs (cMOOCs) is still that they are intended to exemplify the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness/interaction. Diversity means amongst other things, a mix of novices and experts (professionals and students) who learn from each other. These questions are of interest to me in relation to my work on emergent learning with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Despite the launch hiccup, OLDSMOOC appears to be off to a flying start.

Design 100

Living in a radically creative universe

Chris Corrigan

More from the Kauffman book: “The wondrous diversity of life out your window evolved in ways that largely could not be foretold. They are not only emergent but radically unpredictable. Being Emergence

2017 49

Understanding where you are, not where you think you are: some tips and a process

Chris Corrigan

A gradient of difference, or a range of diversity in a set of data helps us to discover innovative practices and sustain creative tensions. Compare the themes that are emerging across the tables. A couple of good blog posts in my feed this morning that provoked some thinking.

2015 101

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Is ChinesePod setting industry standards?

Ken Carroll

They tend to focus on what is theoretically or pedagogically desirable in the New Learning, as well as the new understandings that emerge from our experience of learning on the network. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

2008 162

PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

You gather diverse voices together so you can be challenged out of complacency and enter the sphere of innovation. Finally we need to be aware that in participatory work, the harvest is Emergent. Thanks to the bravespace.ca team for the graphic.

Blog comments that make you say “wow!” | BlogHer | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Even ones that haven’t fully emerged yet – keep them on your radar screen! steve on 18 Sep 2008 at 3:12 am My blog is not popular, but a small community has emerged over the years and its comments gives me the inspiration to push along.

Harvest, neighbourliness and altruism

Neighbourhoods

The contemporary challenge might be expressed thus: how does neighbourliness and sense of community emerge in societies that lack identifiable, manifold mutual dependence?   Cohesion and diversity Informal support Mobility and change Neighbourhood relations Social capital

'They leave each other in peace while they grow old and die'

Neighbourhoods

This sense emerges from other, less seductive editions, where you feel the translators struggling while trying to be more explicit.   Cohesion and diversity Neighbourhood relations

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Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

Sometimes I like to look at these “new&# roles emerging in our Web 2.0

2008 133

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

The improvisational, emergent, approach we develop in Digital Habitats, and the frameworks we develop such as the polarities in Chapter 5, help us think about how to get conversations to address tricky questions issues such as, “How do we work together?&#.

Ethnicity and racism: contradictions and realities

Neighbourhoods

Then yesterday I was in Luton on a study visit, and a woman stood up and said how delighted she had been to come to a country where there is so much tolerance, acceptance and understanding of diversity. The discussion dwelt for a moment on the claim of emerging extremism in white nationalist and muslim groups, and she was asked whether she felt that a conflict comparable to the Bosnian war could break out here. Tags: Cohesion and diversity

Public space: overseas thoughts from back home

Neighbourhoods

When I first went to France, it must have been about 1967, I remember commenting on the constant background sound of emergency sirens in urban areas.   Cohesion and diversity Space and placeHaving referenced Hugh Schofield's thoughts recently on 'the fact French and other European societies are more socially-minded,' I spent most of the past week in southern France. I'm just unpacking and found a few loose thoughts about public space.