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About Ken Carroll « Stunted Skype, social networks and language learning » Linear and non-linear learning Obligatory pic of horrific looking 19th cen school that should add impact to the post. I begin with a description of a key concept in learning 2.0 - its non-linear nature. Linear learning Textbooks, curricula, and our educational system itself are the products of a mechanistic past. From there on a non-linear course is the way to go.

Linear 183

Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

According to Howard, mindmapping is a way of breaking out of linear thinking and moving towards lateral and visual thinking. I would like to think that we need both linear and lateral thinkers and that in any learning group there will be a mix and both will be catered for.

2013 170

Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

According to Howard, mindmapping is a way of breaking out of linear thinking and moving towards lateral and visual thinking. I would like to think that we need both linear and lateral thinkers and that in any learning group there will be a mix and both will be catered for.

2013 130

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Ability to think globally, not just in a linear manner. Community is non-linear. In contracting there’s always a linear outlined action plan with outcomes and deliverables.

2008 157

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is a good tool if you want to have a linear written record (i.e. The inherent linearity and security of SP may have specific value in the context you noted.

Learning about learning from Gertrude Stein

Jenny Connected

Thinking spatially, instead of linearly. This year she had an ‘epiphany’ when she realized that Stein’s work cannot be thought of linearly – she realized she had to think of Stein’s poetry in terms of spatial relationships. Maybe too linear for her?

2013 219

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

August 1, 2007 Time as Chimera T he realization that time is not linear, is not just a dimension likethe dimensions of space, could change our perception and understandingof everything. We are the crown of creation, the pinnacle of evolution overtime, moving inexorably forward, because we are only creature that canunderstand that time is real, and linear! Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2007 35

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

The linear format dictated by the book format gave us many sleepless nights. Facilitation is not linear. Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation. With nothing better to do, I wrote a book. This week, we’re releasing it into the wild.

2013 284

The Social Engagement Journey

Community Guy

The focus of that conversation has been about a theoretically linear progression companies make through social media. The idea of a linear progression and a final completion of program design that yields success is a bit then.

Read this poem randomly

Endless Knots

You can read "Alpha and Omega," a poem in Tower Journal's premier issue randomly or "in a linear way." Maybe there are a thousand of these online but first I've seen.

2010 168

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

It would mean recognising ‘knowing’ as a reciprocal, reverberative process, a back and forth, reflecting the way in which neurones behave, which is not linear, sequential, unidirectional.

2018 174

Measuring Knowledge Effectiveness

Chris Collison

This is where a linear industrial model for operational performance and cycle times begins to jar against the non-linear world of sharing, learning, adapting, testing, innovating… And knowledge quality ?

2012 66

Today’s before and after #Change11 MOOC Slides

Nancy White

” I confess full blown jet lag non-linearity. I’m working on getting the chat – which was SUPER rich, but in the mean time, here are the “before and after” slides of our conversation for #Change11. We used the white board a lot!

2011 141

Dave Snowden on the heuristics of complexity

Chris Corrigan

In an uncertain world we need fast, real time feedbacks not linear processes and criticism includes short cycle experimental processes which remain linear. A very useful list from Dave Snowden which can be used to describe good tactics for dealing with complex situations: The whole success of social computing is because it conforms to the three heuristics of complex systems: finely grained objects, distributed cognition & disintermediation.

2013 54

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

This is the real challenge, i.e. moving from thinking and seeing knowledge in a linear way to thinking and seeing knowledge as a network/graph. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

2018 139

The complexity of complexity

Bas Rues

We are used to think in linear ways, especially when we try to predict things to happen. The most important attribute of complexity is non-linearity. A recent discussion on Twitter on complexity triggered me to write this post.

2010 70

#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

But for me that model is based on a very ‘linear’ way of thinking about learning, whereas research has shown that even small children (for example when learning mathematics), don’t learn in a linear way – they go backwards, forwards and sideways.

2012 186

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Escher’s lithograph is one that Iain McGilchrist often uses to discuss the paradox of linear analysis. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

2018 148

The Rhizome: a problematic metaphor for teaching and learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

Ultimately, we shared the concerns expressed by Douglas-Jones and Sariola (2009) : – we are recognizing the academy’s need to communicate ideas in writing, in a linear format. (Source of image: https://socialdigitalelective.wordpress.com/groups/rhizomes/ ).

2016 193

Posters. Yes, posters. Surprisingly effective social media!

Chris Collison

If she’d showed me exactly the same slides, but in the more conventional linear sequence, projected on a screen, driven by the presenter – it would have been different – and I would probably have lost the plot.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Holidays and Poetry

Michelle Laurie

Well life is not really linear, They clearly can’t suffice. I recently received a holiday greeting from a colleague working in monitoring and evaluation (Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions ). The poem she wrote is brilliant and I want to share it with you! It Came From Using a Systems Lens. It came from using a systems lens, Such insights so glorious – behold! This program in its entirety, Is really a part of a whole.

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Second: Strategy development and implementation will never follow a linear path again. Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation. If you live in a regulated monopoly, feel free to skip this post and go play golf.

2012 252

The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

A power point seemed too linear and structured for reasons which hopefully will become clear in our presentation. However the linear path that we will take through the Prezi is not the only possibility – theoretically there are many possible (but not all likely) paths through the Prezi.

2014 219

New metaphors for learning

Jenny Connected

Stephen pointed out that our education system is geared to linear, time-oriented, objectives and outcomes driven ways of thinking and learning. This is another example of the dominance of linear thinking which want to fix ideas into ordered categories.

2016 130

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Complex systems are heterogeneous, asymmetrical and full of non-linear, unpredictable interactions, which means we cannot fully know or control them. Since the interactions in such systems are non-linear, their complexity cannot be reduced. Source of image.

The Social Enterprise and The Circular Economy

Elsua

In a rather revealing article over at the Guardian , Rosie Bristow describes quite nicely how the current linear economy hasn’t taken us too far ahead; quite the opposite!

2011 225

Popcorn PPT

Viv Mcwaters

Avoids being too linear – especially when the topic is complex (and most topics are) and adds an extra element of interest to the audience, and keeps you, the presenter, ready to respond to whatever emerges.

PPT 169

Martin Risgaard Rasmussen on User Adoption Strategies, "a book for everyone who is working with change management and adoption"

Michael Sampson - Currents

They have been divided into 4 stages which are somewhat linear. Martin Risgaard Rasmussen published his review of my book, User Adoption Strategies yesterday: " The initial chapters focus on adoption and change in a more general perspective and provides a nice introduction. One thing that becomes increasingly clear after reading this is that change is not about tools and methods - Change is social! If you can’t get enough on board there’s really no point! This brings us back to the “How?”

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

Kristen Martin recommended Lyn Hejinian’s poem ‘My Life’ and said that this poet shows us that life isn’t lived linearly and you should not have to write about it in a linear fashion.

2014 252

Pattern entrainment is one of our biggest problems

Chris Corrigan

And the kind of answers people are seeking are firmly rooted in an entrained set of patterns of how we make sense of and solve many problems in the world: linear causality. In the last year of applying Cynefin theory to my practice I’v e made a few conclusions about things.

2015 72

Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

Dismissing what is not familiar, not linear and complex - network mapping, will only keep too many people from accessing an understanding of how so much of what takes place in the world today is interconnected beyond imagination.

2010 128

OLDSMOOC Launch

Jenny Connected

A point worth noting for our US colleagues is that learning design is considered to involve different thought processes to instructional design, which is thought to be a more linear process.

2013 227

The Divided Brain: implications for education

Jenny Connected

The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis, like M.C. McGilchrist acknowledged that it is very difficult to write a book about the work of the RH, because a book is, in most instances, necessarily presented in a linear format.

2014 178

If You Aren't Taking Notes, You Aren't Learning

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my work, I really like it when I see people taking notes, whether in linear form or as a mind map. Ben Casnocha recently wrote about the learning benefits that come from taking notes , starting with an observation about a large event in Silicon Valley: " Recently, Mark Zuckerberg addressed a large auditorium of young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He shared lessons from his journey and his perspective on the state of the internet industry.

2013 136

#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

But for me that model is based on a very ‘linear’ way of thinking about learning, whereas research has shown that even small children (for example when learning mathematics), don’t learn in a linear way – they go backwards, forwards and sideways.

2012 130

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Last week in Montreal with Bronagh Gallagher, we taught a bit about principles-based evaluation as part of our course on working with complexity.

2018 90

Playback Theatre Workshop

Viv Mcwaters

As part of this we will explore physical storytelling and non-linear narrative. WooHoo! This is just the ticket. Melbourne Playback Theatre Company is offering a weekend intensive at the end of January. I wrote about Playback Theatre and community building here.

2009 141

Uncertainty and learning

Jenny Connected

Related to this is Heli’s post today in which I was struck by her comment: The Basic Message is that learning and development is not linear, it has individual phases, it goes up and down or straight foreward. Well that the National Curriculum expected children to follow a linear course through prescribed stages – but did they? They jumped all over the place – forwards in jumps instead of a nice linear sequence, sideways and even backwards.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

. Imagine one day you read this quote: ‘ The way we teach in our schools isn’t the way I think you create successful (and happy) adults, it’s the way you create the society we’ve had until now.’ Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’.

2016 250

The influence of technology on professional identity

Joitske Hulsebosch

As a consequence of the need for personal branding, the process of professional identity formation will develop in a substantially different way, and way less linear.

2017 141

A Slow Community Movement?

Nancy White

Ability to think globally, not just in a linear manner. Community is non-linear. In contracting there’s always a linear outlined action plan with outcomes and deliverables.

2008 164

Facebook or Linkedin? Where do I put my work stuff?

Governance in a Networked World

Its about time we through all those linear business process maps away and accepted that the network graph is the best fit for how things really work. Just finished reading a book on "The Facebook Effect". I like reading the latest modern history books. story of ebay, google, etc. it read just like history but is less than 10 years old! What is apparent, other than how young the CEOs are, is that these leaders were all driven by a sharing principle first and money second (or even lower).