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Tag Archives: informational-cascades
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 references to it in the … Continue reading
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 am persuaded by this fascinating … Continue reading
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 current lack of agreement about … Continue reading
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 aggregation sciences. Dawkins’ main thesis … Continue reading
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 of the surprises here (unless … Continue reading