Tag Archives: informational-cascades

New Article on Informational Cascades

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) 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

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Idea Viruses as Informational Cascades

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) 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

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Full Context: Democratic Primaries as an Informational Cascade

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) 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

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Book Recommendation: The Selfish Gene

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) 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

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The Problem with "Emergent Learning:" Informational Cascades

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1021) 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

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