Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

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

This involved a lot of mental modelling in the form of maps. According to Howard, mindmapping is a way of breaking out of linear thinking and moving towards lateral and visual thinking. Mindmapping is a big feature of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation.

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Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

This involved a lot of mental modelling in the form of maps. According to Howard, mindmapping is a way of breaking out of linear thinking and moving towards lateral and visual thinking. Mindmapping is a big feature of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Linear and non-linear learning Designing conversations » Skype, social networks and language learning There’s lots of start-ups in the language learning space, mostly variations on the social networking and Skype models.

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Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise? | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Network

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase Sponsored post : Access the 7 Tip Series from Intuit QuickBase on using Web-based software Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise?

The Value and Limits of science

Jenny Connected

Problems of the model of the machine. We cannot get this from a linear script. Problems of the model of the machine. They are non-linear, action is not one-way as in machines. A bit of background.

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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. Adversarial models fail in a social collaborative world.

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

#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 184

Monitoring, Evaluation, Holidays and Poetry

Michelle Laurie

When logic models are so nice? 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.

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.

Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Linear ways of thinking are challenged, and uncertainty is embraced through practice. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I., Kukulska-Hulme, A., McAndrew, P., Misiejuk, K., Ness, I. Rienties, B., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M.,

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

Jenny Connected

When Al does his videoed close reading of the poems we read, all his teaching assistants are around him ( Al’s Pals as he calls them), each voicing their own thoughts and modelling what it means to do a close reading.

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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 130

Regression Analysis Tips

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

First, Andrew Gelman recently posted What are the key assumptions of linear regression? Second, David Hogg posted a link to his 55-page Data analysis recipes: Fitting a model to data , written with Jo Bovy and Dustin Lang. Finally, for a more complete reference, see Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models by Gelman and Jennifer Hill. Part of my work involves regression analyses.

2013 35

Social Graph Engines (Updated)

Collaborative Thinking

Scientific simulation and modeling. Soving linear systems. By using a BSP model which is based on the concept of a superstep, during which processes perform computations using local data, a more rapid and sensitive program will be allowed. Back in June, I posted some information on social graph engines triggered by my interest in Google Pregel.

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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).

2011 156

CoP Series #3: Community - without people?

Nancy White

Social interaction is neither linear, nor is it always neat and within the confines of structured things like “courses.&# Anthropologist Jean Lave and I coined the term while studying apprenticeship as a learning model.

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Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

A couple long quotes describes the techne-mentor concept: “In conceptualizing the media and information ecologies in the lives of University of California at Berkeley freshmen, classical adoption and diffusion models (e.g., (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.).

Rising Above the Over Quantification of Content

Portals and KM

The more pieces of information we can “access” and the faster we can extract their gist, the more productive we become as thinkers.”   He also notes that the economic model of massive page views drives them to encourage us to skim from page to page, not stopping to explore and contemplate.

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Tech steward meet tech mentor

Learning Alliances

A couple long quotes describes the techne-mentor concept: “In conceptualizing the media and information ecologies in the lives of University of California at Berkeley freshmen, classical adoption and diffusion models (e.g., Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al.

Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Model behaviours. Problem is, learning is not linear. While learning is non-linear, the training is. Warning: This post will be quite rambling as I’m using it to clarify my own thinking. It helps to know someone will be reading this – encourages some level of coherence. Maybe. Here I am in Madang in Papua New Guinea, preparing to deliver a five-day facilitation skills training to local Papua New Guineans who will take what they learn back into their communities.

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

21st Century Organization

We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. Having surveyed numerous successful company change strategies, he concluded 8 stages, not necessarily linear, are required.

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Issues that Make Personal Kanban Different

Evolving Web

If the Smithfield report will take an entire day and taking out the garbage will take 5 minutes, the varying sizes of non-divisible personal tasks clearly derails the traditional kanban model. Risk Assessments: In a traditional kanban, risk assessment is a relatively linear function.

Complexity and Cockroaches: How markets tumble

21st Century Organization

Not a pessimist, more a modeler of facts the way a physicist, which he was, might describe our financial crisis. As he said to me “It is a big non-linear system that has collapsed and will not come back as we know it.”. Recently, we had a house guest who has raised substantial funds for significant institutions. He is both very conservative and clear headed about our economic condition.

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.

perspective shifts on the innovation process

Engineers without Fears

However Bob's point is that most individuals in an organisation will not experience innovation in the nice linear fashion the stage gate model suggests. I've been playing with the Cynefin framework & innovation stories - getting people to map the experiences of protagonists in these stories as journeys across the model as a contrast to linear innovation models.

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Facilitators can’t predict the outcome

Viv Mcwaters

Learning is non-linear and it’s just stupid to imagine it should happen painlessly and on some predetermined schedule. And there is no way for any system, process, model, magic wand or frigging incantation to be able to predetermine the outcome of any interaction among any arbitrary number of people from any, repeat ANY set of so-called backgrounds. Neither can anyone else.

What gives you wings?

Viv Mcwaters

Today I was chatting with Andrew Rixon and he introduced me to a model of time (I’ll have to go back to him to find the reference). Our watches, clocks and calendars give the impression of linear time. The essence of it was this: The past gives you roots; the present gives you energy; and the future gives you wings. It occurs to me that each of us has a preferred time in which we would willingly live.

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Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

A couple long quotes describes the techne-mentor concept: “In conceptualizing the media and information ecologies in the lives of University of California at Berkeley freshmen, classical adoption and diffusion models (e.g., (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.).

Our Obsession with Scoring is Now Taking on Individuals on the Web

Portals and KM

During the 1950s, Lorenz became skeptical of the appropriateness of the  linear  statistical models in meteorology, as most  atmospheric phenomena  involved in weather forecasting are  non-linear. I had not been paying too much attention to  Klout  until I saw this article in the New York Times, Got Twitter? You’ve Been Scored. I skimmed it and tweeted about it to save the link for further reading.

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Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Revolution in fabrication of physical computing (making things), which changes business models for how we buy, uses and store objects. However, in many organizations the means of approaching complexity and emergence still uses models for a stable linear world.

2011 148

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

We have the over all process steps defined which we adapt for each client, but on paper the steps always look deceptively linear for a process which is emergent and in a dynamic business environment.  This information can be directly factored into an evaluation model.

Pay for News vs Save The Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Rupert Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation ’s newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a ­&# malfunctioning&# business model. Old: Linear access to content in different sections of the paper.

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Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

Portals and KM

They are also offering flexible deployment models: With this release, customers will have a choice of deployment models. Collaboration is a non-linear, iterative, people process. It is a mixed model, you have conversations, you check data and are able to reduce the distracting context switching of your modalities. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Often on application forms, funders provide guidance, asking that a grantee provide an articulation of their theory of change and a logic model to show how, step by step, their program will help transform something, address an issue or solve a problem.

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Role of facilitation in disaster recovery

Viv Mcwaters

At any time during the recovery process people can slip into ineffective strategies to cope - and while this model looks linear, it’s not really. Understanding this model can be helpful in responding as a facilitator - recognising what individuals and groups are going through. Back in 2006 BB (Before Blogging) I attended a training course for facilitators on the role of facilitation in disaster recovery.

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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. Of course in order to do this you need a little analysis, both of the data and a good model fro representing it.

2013 93

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Revolution in fabrication of physical computing (making things), which changes business models for how we buy, uses and store objects. However, in many organizations the means of approaching complexity and emergence still uses models for a stable linear world.

2011 116

Doubts about Slow learning

Jenny Connected

Isn’t it all a question of balance, between depth and breadth, slow and fast, tidy and messy, linear and random and so on? Clark Quinn believes that we should be designing for an uncertain world – He writes: My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. I thought I would enjoy this Week 13 in ChangeMooc - presented by Clark Quinn on ‘slow learning’, but instead I find myself a bit at odds with some of the ideas that have been discussed.

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Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa

Influence

OECD suggests that innovation has changed from a linear model to a non linear and more complex relationship-based model. Discovery and innovation are no longer a process of fixed linear sequence of phases but is the result of numerous actions of many players. This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy.

News Updates (November 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Drug companies are exploring collaborative approaches to bringing better drugs to market faster. " [The] linear, trial-and-error method is no longer a sustainable model for big pharmaceutical companies. Drug Company Collaboration.

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Swarming to write narratives in hybrid ecosystem

Taming the spaces

For this reason, Jourdam Raubal, Gartrell and Egenhofer (1998) suggested that integrating a model of how people conceptualize and perceive places into GIS would enable to use GIS to make important decisions about places.

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