Sunday, May 15, 2005
Nothing like a new environment to bring out new ways of thinking. This morning I began doodling aspects of different ways of conceptualizing learning.
- Logic applies in only a narrow band in the spectrum of human experience. Otherwise, complexity kicks in.
- People are not machines, nor are organizations. Ditch industrial-age thinking.
- No person acts alone. One's performance is augmented through connections with tools, culture, and other people.
- Everything – information, stories, experience – flows.
This is an augmented learner. She may have computer access, a smart phone, or a Blackberry.
Maybe learning should look more like this:
On the input side, Opportunity is a function of:
- Number of connections
Quality of pointers
Ease of deciphering content
Relevance of content
Quality of signal
Proximity of sender
Timeliness of alerts
Reliability of signal
Push or pull
- Motivation & relevance
I/O transaction processing
- Signal strength
Ability to write, speak, draw
Adept at reading audience feeling and needs