Saturday, February 1, 2014

Diigo does #rhizo14, Issue 3

…PS nods to #EVOmlit dba #MultiMOOC14 too…now that I've tagged all the usual suspects—rounding them up is so BW 40's cinema—onto writing the belated introductor note qua commentary and tweaking page layout before the week 4 is over and those links hit auto-blog. 
Rhizomatic Learning network map — Nomad War Machine blog

Week 3's espiritu mundi koan was "embracing uncertainty." The past tense seems inappropriate: we still embrace... A number of links posted last week are still about Week 2, enforcing independence. 

As for Week 1, the spirit possesses me yet, as I cheerfully continue to declare this mode of weekly posting as cheating—while testing Diigo's autoblog with an eye to more cheating on other blogs, notably precarious faculty and Poets and Writers Picnic. With enough of a bookmarking habit, I could extend it to others.

Retrofit editing encourages review and, with it non-linear, stream of consciousness reflection mixing up the weeks. Rhizomes aren't linear anyway. Waiting (procrastinating, postponing), my thoughts return to enforcing independence -- connecting it teaching riding and swimming, more recently to enabling in general -- mostly tech explanations and information retrieval. 
  • the real headless mooc
    • What have you changed you mind about recently and why?
    • the greater the tension, the greater is the potential. Great energy springs from a correspondingly great tension of opposites
    • DS106 subscribes to what Cormier calls ‘community as curriculum’
    • depending on one’s pedagogical position, one can argue about feasibility and validity of knowledge created within a community
    • Yes, it takes a particular kind of learner to engage with the mythology of DS106 and understand that the learning is in the engagement.
    • The psychology of creativity involves a great deal and as the new self appointed DS106 Headless Shrink I hope to bring some of that capability into the collective.
    • Some see this interactional pattern and have accused DS106 of being cult. I
    • [but] the vast majority of the rest of them will just keep blindly following one super professor messiah after another, thinking that they’re learning something important about life when in fact what they’re really doing is helping the enemies of higher education keep more people from ever becoming enlightened at all.
  • There’s so much of this fast-growing vine in the Southeastern U.S., you might think it was a native plant. Actually, it took a lot of hard work to help kudzu spread so widely. Now that it covers over seven million acres of the deep South, there are a lot of people working hard to get rid of it! But kudzu is used in ways which might surprise you…plus Kudzu’s history
    • I’m finding it impossible to escape the thread of ‘ego’ running through the last ten days.  
    • Independent learning is tough.  Independent thinking even tougher.
    • I’ve thought about Tragic Life Stories (actually the name of a department in WH Smith) and the way in which they dominate not only TV and popular news media, but stories about adult learning too.
    •  I want a dialogue that begins, “I can’t do this thing you asked me to do, in this timeframe,” and continues with, “What are you assuming, that is stopping you meeting the deadline?” – designed to search only for a strategy to get past whatever barrier has set itself in the way.
    • Bernard Williams ‘fetish of assertion’
    • So, released from time to time from the imperative to obey my ego, I walk happily into the swarm.
  • 2005 article on Nomads
    • Learning to be implies the application of knowledge in the development of skills that allows us to fulfill a particular (professional or non-professional) role in society. But to highlight the fact that being is not static, I’m using learning as becoming to signify an ongoing process. Learning, as constant becoming, is the work of nomads, to use another Deleuzian image explained below by Semetsky (2004):
Posted from Diigo. The rest of Rhizome14 group favorite links are here.

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