Footprints of Emergence: Nov 18-29, 2013

Footprints of Emergence: Nov 18-29, 2013

Facilitators: Roy Williams Roy WilliamsJenny MacknessJenny Mackness and Simone GumtauSimone Gumtau

footprints of emergence

This seminar is an exploration and discussion of how learning does (or does not) take place in complex learning environments, such as open online courses, and how this interacts with learning design.

To do this we will share our past and current research into emergent learning, which has been published in two papers. In particular, we will explain and discuss the framework we have developed for ‘complex’ learning environments – Footprints of Emergence.  

This framework enables learners and learning designers to articulate, map out, and reflect on critical aspects of learning in open, emergent learning events, both individually and collaboratively and results in visualisations of the learning experience – see our open wiki for examples of learner experience footprints.


SCoPE Blackboard Collaborate Room:

  1. Tuesday, 19 November 18:00 GMT - RECORDING

    We will introduce ourselves and discuss what emergent learning is and the progress of our research. This will be followed by asynchronous discussion in the forum, where we can discuss further questions and any issues arising from the webinar.

  2. Tuesday, 26 November 18:00 GMT - RECORDING

    This webinar will focus on drawing footprints of emergence and a discussion of the critical factors, which we use to describe and map out the learning experience. We will encourage all participants to draw their own footprints. In the following asynchronous discussion forum, we hope that you will share your footprints, so that we can critically reflect on the approach, and methodology, in order to improve it and to continue to make it accessible, available and relevant to the broader research and design community.



DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Coming to the end of our discussion Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 7 Kathleen Zarubin
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 11:14 AM
Metaphors for emergent learning Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 46 Scott Johnson
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:45 AM
Drawing and using footprints Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 26 Jenny Mackness
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 11:23 AM
Preparing for Webinar 2 - Drawing Footprints Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 11 Roy Williams
Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 3:50 PM
Assessing Emergent Learning Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 48 Barbara Berry
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 11:45 AM
Welcome to Footprints of Emergence photo of me taken by a short person :-)Sylvia Currie 72 Jenny Mackness
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 8:21 AM
Designing for Emergent Learning Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 27 Roy Williams
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 2:59 AM
Questions of Research RoyRoy Williams 2 Roy Williams
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 2:28 AM
Natural Learning? Picture of Kathleen ZarubinKathleen Zarubin 17 Scott Johnson
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 12:20 PM
Lassoing the coltish concept of emergent learning Jenny MacknessJenny Mackness 1 Phillip Rutherford
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 4:39 PM
Learning where it happens photo of me taken by a short person :-)Sylvia Currie 5 Roy Williams
Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 5:05 PM
19 November Webinar photo of me taken by a short person :-)Sylvia Currie 5 Kathleen Zarubin
Thu, 21 Nov 2013, 12:21 AM