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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.

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.

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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 11

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Democracy is Linear. Very linear. Democracy could be Digital (non linear). We don’t live in a linear world anymore.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

2017 50

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.

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#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.

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#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 40

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!

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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 51

Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

If you don’t understand the nature of the context you are working in, you are likely to make serious errors in applying practices: linear problem solving doesn’t work in non-linear settings.

2017 16

Complexity and movements change culture

Chris Corrigan

The key thing to notice here is that culture is changed by evolving movements, not linear programs. As Bronagh Gallagher and I have been musing about our offering on complexity, facilitation and social justice, we have been discussing the shift in activism from ideology to evolutionary.

2016 29

Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (am)

Jenny Connected

He was being told that progress is linear, but he knew it to be circular; we arrive back at the place just above where we started. At the time Iain was questioning whether progress is linear.

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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 23

Prototyping and strategic planning

Chris Corrigan

We have to be careful about the tools we employ because some are great for linear, predictive planning and others require us to work on challenges differently. In linear problems solving, strategic planning meets operational planning at the level of project management.

2017 16

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 72

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 40

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.

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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 51

Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

And it is dominated by a world view of linear rationalism that says that we can learn something by determining whether or not you achieved the goals that you set out to achieve. in other words, where you have replicable results, linear, summative evaluation works great.

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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.

5 ways how drawing helps you think better

Net-Map Toolbox

While this has the benefit of clearly guiding your listener through the story, this linear way of looking at a problem can keep you from seeing the big picture.

2014 35

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 23

Explaining Cynefin for strategy and decision making

Chris Corrigan

In ordered systems, linear solutions with well managed resources and outcomes will produce desired effects. I have been teaching the Cynefin framework for a number of years now. Like Dave Snowden i learn as much or more from needing to share it than I do from actually deploying it.

2015 31

What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

While we found a modest linear relationship favouring more interlocks, the enduring pattern came when we investigated the non-linear patterns. The cry for diversification Boards is loud and clear. But how much diversification is enough?

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This complex world is hard.

Chris Corrigan

And no amount of rational and linear planning will address that feeling. Just off a call with a potential client today and we were scoping out some of the work that we might do together, with a small organization facing unprecedented change. They are in a place of finally realizing that they are not in control of what is happening to them. They are completely typical in this respect.

Unflattening: text, drawing and alternative perspectives

Jenny Connected

This week there has been a flurry of activity on the #gridsgestures hash tag on Twitter as many people have responded to Nick Sousanis ’ invitation to draw the shape of your day each day for a week, i.e. to take part in his Grids and Gestures- A Comics Making Exercise.

Next steps in rhizomatic learning research (Rhizo14)

Jenny Connected

Deleuze and Guattari were opposed to arborescent, vertical, linear and hierarchical ways of thinking and proposed the rhizome, as an alternative. (Source of image: [link] ).

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Customer service : avoid being the victim of you social media success - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

But, either because of an exceptional event or a linear increase of the workload, they can’t keep up with their commitment anymore. But this is not possible when the load is following a linear trend and the situation is not exceptional at all.

2013 23

Do social networks help farmers detect cattle disease? And what does that have to do with you?

Net-Map Toolbox

Descriptive analysis and a linear regression model were used to analyze the data. Could you tell if they were healthy or sick? copyright by MotleyPrincess on flickr).

Teaching the five Cynefin domains using physical exercises

Chris Corrigan

There were different ways this was accomplished but everyone settled on a linear shape with the tallest at one end and the shortest at the other. Here at the Art of Hosting in Chicago working with 70 people fromthe restorative justice field and the early childhood education world.

2013 24

Talking about counting things

Chris Corrigan

In a linear system, you are aiming for certain end states and targets. In a complex and non-linear system you are aiming to keep to vectors. Sometimes people see that I’m a dialogue practitioner and the assume that I am not a fan of quantitative measurement. I think this has to do with the fact that the dialogue practitioner community has been a kind of antithesis to the “measure and manage” world of empirical scientific management.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

Just as natural systems like the human body are not vertical hierarchies with each part superior to another in ascending linear order, organizations of the future will not be structured that way.

The simple rules for working with complexity

Chris Corrigan

What we should avoid: Retrospective coherence, we should learn from the past but not assume that what happened will repeat, or that it had linear causality. I’ve been using the Cynefin framework for many years now. For me, I think I’ve internalized it through practice and it becomes second nature to not only talk about and teach from it but to use the way it was intended to be used: to help make decisions.

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.

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 ?