Emerging questions on Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

The SCoPE community discussion forums on emergent learning continue to be very stimulating – and in true emergent form are raising more questions than are being answered. Emergent Learning Research emergent learning footprints of emergence MOOC SCoPE webinar

Emily Dickinson and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of the week I was at the ALT-C conference with Roy Williams, running a workshop on Emergent Learning. Attending the conference has meant that emergent learning, which we have been researching for a few years now, has, this week, been right at the front of my mind.

Emergent Learning from thinking about Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

On Tuesday of this week we ran our second webinar on Emergent Learning and Drawing Footprints of Emergence for the SCoPE community and any one else who wanted to attend. And drawing footprints of emergence requires a bit of effort – well more than a bit.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In revisiting these videos, I have been struck by how much they both have to say about emergent learning, but in different terms. Engestrom talks about emergent learning in terms of ‘expansive learning’.

Questions about Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

We had a great webinar on Emergent Learning on Tuesday, courtesy of Sylvia Currie and the SCoPE community at BCcampus. It’s really stimulating to discover others ‘out there’ who are as interested in emergent learning as we are. Doesn’t emergent learning happen all the time?

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).

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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.

Emergent Learning at ALTC2103

Jenny Connected

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?) As I said above I enjoyed my day and feel that the handful of connections I made were well worth the time and money I spent going to ALT-C, but if I think about it in terms of emergent learning – did I have a transformative, surprising, unpredictable experience, then ‘No’ I didn’t.

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.

Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

We had a great discussion about our recent paper Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare’s Research and Dissertations Series of presentations last night. John said ‘emergence is in the eye of the beholder’.

Emerging Metanarratives and Transformation

Networking Action

Transformation involves the creation of dominant new orientations, structures, and ways of global understanding. A core part of this is developing new visions and narratives about the way the world does/should work. Sustainable development” is part of this, but much … Net Dev

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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 ’. Tagged: complexity , emergent learning , footprints of emergence , MOOC , paul cilliers , potcert.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In revisiting these videos, I have been struck by how much they both have to say about emergent learning, but in different terms. Engestrom talks about emergent learning in terms of ‘expansive learning’.

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. 2011) Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0.

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What is Emergent Learning? Why is it relevant?

Jenny Connected

In other words we have to embrace ‘emergent learning’. If you are interested in learning environments which support emergent learning and would like to share and discuss your experiences, please join us. Head for the Footprints of Emergence page on the SCoPE site.

Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

We had a great discussion about our recent paper Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare’s Research and Dissertations Series of presentations last night. John said ‘emergence is in the eye of the beholder’.

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?

Emergent Design Webinar

Networking Action

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

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.

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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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Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. Anyone who is interested in Footprints of Emergence is welcome to join. the authors of Footprints of Emergence ) is that drawing a footprint from the design perspective and from the learner experience perspective can result in very different images for the same course.

Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0

Jenny Connected

Oct 05, 2011 11:00 AM Mountain Time (Canada) Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 – online research seminar for Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) at Athabasca University - Emergent Learning in the New Learning Ecologies. Tagged: Athabasca University , CIDER , education , emergent learning , learning , presentation , Research. Emergent Learning Athabasca University CIDER education emergent learning learning presentation Research

Emergent Learning Webinar

Jenny Connected

pm GMT) I will be joining Roy Williams and Regina Karousou to run a lunchtime webinar for the ELESIG community about our paper ‘Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0′ In our paper we have explored ‘ the nature of emergence and emergent learning, and the conditions that enable emergent, self-organised learning to occur and to flourish’ It was therefore interesting to consider what a webinar that would encourage emergent learning might look like.

Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions

Networking Action

What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” How can we “do it” much better? What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev

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A new paper on Emergent Learning in IRRODL

Jenny Connected

This issue includes a paper written by Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and me - Footprints of Emergence. In this paper we continue to explore the ideas around emergent learning which we first discussed in a paper published (also in IRRODL) in 2011 – Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0. In that paper we focused on developing our understanding of emergent and prescribed learning in relation to ways of working on the Web.

Emergent Learning Webinar – recording

Jenny Connected

The power point we used is here Emergent Learning presentation (PPT) You will see that there is not a lot in it. We tried to plan the session to allow for emergent learning. The chat room transcript is here Emergent Learning Webinar Chat Transcript. I need more time to think about the outcomes of the webinar. We had a good turn out – about 30 people – and also lots of discussion in the chat.

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I can see some emerging new practices which are not widespread yet. I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online.

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.

An Example of Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

The open connectivism courses that are run by Stephen Downes and George Siemens are rich with examples of emergent learning and whether or not intended, the design of these courses can promote emergent learning. So Friday’s session was for me an experience of emergent learning in action. Tagged: Connectivism , downes , emergent learning , learning , teaching. CCK11 Connectivism downes emergent learning learning teaching

Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The unofficial (fan-run) NSW Emergency Coverage have 164,000 likes but 268, 000 people “talking about this”. NOTE: I can’t link to them as some idiot bullied them for “stealing” emergency updates and the kid that runs the page shut it down.

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Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Networking Action

Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. Waddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. 2015). Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58). In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems … Published Articles

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Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Networking Action

What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” How can we “do it” much better? What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev

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IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. I’m looking forward to reading your paper and all the others; emergent learning is a topic that really interests me. Tagged: #change11 , #PLENK2010 , CCK08 , connections , Connectivism , connectivity , emergent learning , IRRODL , learning , Research. ChangeMOOC11 Research #change11 #PLENK2010 CCK08 connections Connectivism connectivity emergent learning IRRODL learning

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.

Emergent learning: the designer’s role, the learner’s experience

Jenny Connected

Discussions about our recently published paper, Footprints of Emergence , continue, particularly with respect to the relationship between curriculum design intentions and the learner experience. Anyone who is interested in Footprints of Emergence is welcome to join. the authors of Footprints of Emergence ) is that drawing a footprint from the design perspective and from the learner experience perspective can result in very different images for the same course.

Everything is emergent

Bas Rues

The road to it (where ever it will lead) is an emergent path. They both can be positive or negative, both will have influence on the emergence. In these situations, long-term strategies are being replaced by emergent strategies, where control does not have a place.

'Design' versus 'emergent'

Joitske Hulsebosch

The second myth is that communities of practice are self-emergent. Would you wait for another seven year so that more of these opportunities emerge? I believe you can learn from what happens naturally (the emergent) and use it to facilitate (design).

Facebook: Tweens use for Emergency Services

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Nearly laughed out loud when I saw this one in a local cafe: Girls used Facebook to call for help. by Amy Noonan, Police Reporter on News.com.au. TWO girls used the social networking site Facebook to call for help after getting stuck in a southern suburbs drain.

Discovering Emerging Patterns in Web Content for Better Business Decisions

Portals and KM

He writes that, “the immense volume of information on the Web in relation to almost any given topic requires the visualization of emerging patterns to understand what is going on.”.

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Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0

Jenny Connected

Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 – online research seminar for Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) at Athabasca University -. Emergent Learning in the New Learning Ecologies. In this presentation we will outline a framework based on complexity theory, and test it against some case studies to see whether ‘emergent learning’ might help us to answer these questions about the new learning ecologies. Research emergent learning learning

Disruptive facilitation #4 – Emergent practice

Viv Mcwaters

However there’s an element of risk and courage required to trust yourself and the group to let go of the need to know in advance what will happen and let informal emergence take place. By trying something and noticing what happens, or doesn’t happen, the next approach emerges. Throw away the plan. Better than that – don’t plan at all, which of course, is not the same as being unprepared.

IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. I’m looking forward to reading your paper and all the others; emergent learning is a topic that really interests me. Tagged: #change11 , #PLENK2010 , CCK08 , connections , Connectivism , connectivity , emergent learning , IRRODL , learning , Research. Research ChangeMOOC11 Connectivism learning connections CCK08 connectivity #PLENK2010 emergent learning IRRODL #change11

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.