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By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) My new article just came out in eLearn. It started out wanting to be about “emergent learning” but, once I realized that I still have no idea what emergent learning actually is, I removed all … Continue reading
By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) In a previous post, I suggested that so-called “idea viruses” might be thought of as either causes of or manifestations of informational cascades. I now think manifestation is the right characterization rather than cause. I … Continue reading
By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) I have been digging more into the subject of informational cascades as I work on editing my submission to eLearn on “emergent learning” (which I’m going to refer to as social learning instead, given the … Continue reading
By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) It may seem odd, given the focus of this blog, to recommend a book on evolutionary biology. But Richard Dawkins’ book The Selfish Gene lays a solid foundation for helping to understand developments in the … Continue reading
By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) I just submitted an article to eLearn Magazine that starts to get at one of the reasons why I am skeptical about emergent learning as a panacea. I’m not going to give away too many … Continue reading