Category Archives: Rhizomes

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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Rhizome: 7 word story

Today’s daily create is to: Explain something technical in 24 seconds and summarize in 7 words as a video. I wanted to try something new, so I Googled for animated text and found FlashVortex and quickly made these to – ahem … Continue reading

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Faces around me

I’ve never done the #DS106 Daily Create before, but today it caught my eye: Have you ever looked around … really “looked” around … and suddenly noticed faces everywhere? Ok, so it was talking about seeing faces that were not … 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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Feb 14th Rhizopoem

Ginger’s a rhizome An iris is too Some irises are pink But this one is blue       flickr photo by tanakawho shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

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Six word manifesto for learning

Today Sean asked us to: Write a six word manifesto about learning, about your learning, about learning management, about building environments for learning.  See here Here’s mine (above). More mantra than manifesto, this is what I have become thanks to … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blind

“Thoughts without intuitions are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.” Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, B 75     Kant wrote the above in order to call for a metaphysics that is both synthetic and a priori – i.e. … Continue reading

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Pic n Mix Philosophy

There’s a theory in the Philosophy of Religion called religious pluralism, which has many variations, one of which is the belief that no one religion has got it right, but that parts of different religions can be combined to find … Continue reading

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