Category Archives: Emergence, Distributed Cognition, & Aggregation Science

Xplana.com: Is This a PLE?

The title of this post is slightly tongue-in-cheek because I have my doubts about whether there is such a thing as PLEs that are distinct from existing software product categories. If there were, then after years of people talking about … Continue reading

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Reminder: Abstracts Are Due Soon

For any of you who were thinking about submitting an article for the On the Horizon issue I’m editing on breaking up the monolithic LMS, please remember that abstracts are due by April 1st. (Details are in the original post … Continue reading

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Teaching Faculty About Wikipedia (and Social Software in General)

I just discovered Jon Udell’s wonderfully archeological screencast about the evolution of a wikipedia page. In eight and a half minutes, he beautifully demonstrates how a community negotiates knowledge construction when nobody is the boss, anybody can edit, and there … Continue reading

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The Intractable Problem of Informational Cascades

Stephen Downes’ new column on e-Learn does a great job of showing that solving the informational cascade problem is more challenging than I had presented it to be in my own article on the topic. In fact, his own analysis … Continue reading

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Homeland Security, Networks, and Accountability

Social networks guru Valdis Krebs has written an analysis which purports to show that creating a single intelligence czar is less efficient in terms of getting intelligence to the President than leaving the stove pipes but adding connections among them. … Continue reading

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