Category Archives: #Rhizo16

Don’t play nice

What a noise! The teacher sighed and put down her pince nez. Michael Gove’s book would have to wait for another day. Play nice children She shouted across the playground. We don’t want anybody getting hurt. Conform, comply. That’s what she … Continue reading

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Echo Chamber

I don’t want to live in an echo chamber Participants in online communities may find their own opinions constantly echoed back to them, which reinforces their individual belief systems. This can create significant barriers to critical discourse within an online … Continue reading

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The rhizome is NOT a metaphor

Deleuze & Guattari’s concept of the rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus is not a metaphor. Let me repeat that. IT IS  NOT A METAPHOR. NOT. A. METAPHOR. Despite acknowledging this in their recent paper The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching … Continue reading

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What’s so good about Digi-CLMooc-Rhizo-ing?

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation to some Psychology of Education undergrads and talk to them about how great my interactions with you folk have been over the last couple of years. I’m finding it hard to put … Continue reading

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