Footprints of Emergence: Nov 18-29, 2013

Metaphors for emergent learning

Re: Metaphors for emergent learning

by Scott Johnson -
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Roy, Maria, Jenny, Colby

Not sure where this goes but it does suggest metaphores. Found in my files I'm not sure where it came from:
Connectivism: 21st Century’s New Learning Theory
http://www.eurodl.org/?p=current&article=579#ref11 

Abstract
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the Internet has become a focal point for a potentially dynamic modern learning theory called connectivism. Like any learning theory, connectivism has its share of supporters and critics. Unlike any other learning theory, connectivism attributes learning through cyber nodes specifically rooted in social networks. The purpose of this article is to introduce or reacquaint readers with three of the largest reservoirs of information attributed to the principles of connectivism. In addition, it aims to examine these information reservoirs through modern empirical studies in order to determine if their findings carry sparks of likeness or alignment with the principles of connectivism.

And because you never find just one interesting thing on the net:

Pawel Althamer: Nomo from Mars, 2011

http://www.phaidon.com/store/collectors-editions/pawel-althamer-nomo-from-mars-2011-9780714864037/

Pawel Althamer (b.1967) originally trained as a sculptor, but today he combines his object-making with pioneering work in social, collaborative and participatory art. For the ongoing project Common Task, begun in 2008, he enlists his Warsaw neighbours, whom he outfits in golden space suits, to travel with him to distant lands. Through the fantasy of space travel, he reframes mundane reality as a zone of mystery and possibility, expanding the act of art-making to encompass the activities of the entire group.