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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/ ).

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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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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.

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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?”

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Humans are More Fun than Robots

Evolving Web

They want those amazing workers that you can feed a set of linear instructions to and they will come back with perfect product. Human are more fun than robots.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 ’.

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Understanding vision

Chris Corrigan

The problem comes when people want tangible outcomes from linear processes. “Vision” is one of those words that is overused in our work and the reason it is so elusive is that is is so context dependant. You can have a vision of a full bath tub of steaming hot water.

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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.

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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.

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Regression Analysis Tips

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

First, Andrew Gelman recently posted What are the key assumptions of linear regression? Part of my work involves regression analyses. There are myriad articles and books giving advice on good regression analysis practice, not all of which is consistent. In case you''re looking for suggestions, here are three of the sources I find useful, in increasing order of length. prioritizing five rules of thumb as to what is important. Check out the discussion, too.

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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.

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Seeing what’s right in front of us

Viv Mcwaters

Ideas, and thoughts are rarely linear. Makes me wonder why we try and capture them that way, why we struggle to make order out of chaos. And why we focus on what might be, sometimes avoiding what’s happening right in front of us. Dave Snowden has written about avoiding reality in favour of a vision. And Johnnie Moore has a good summary here. In my experience, many people, when describing a preferred future simply project the present anyway, making the future bigger and shinier.

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