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As a student of social media, you undoubtedly know the impact that social media has had on the world.
September 27, 2011 This report reveals widespread enthusiasm and belief that social media for learning has value. Between 20% - 33% of organizations are currently using social media tools for learning, and 76% of organizations report interest in doing more with it in the future.
We just wrapped up our third offering of the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Open course: CCK11 (readings, recordings, and archives of the Daily are available on the site). The course is offered as part of the Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning that I developed while at University of Manitoba. Twenty students (the max allowed for the course) enrolled in the for-credit version of CCK11. This means they had assignment requirements including two essays, a concept map, and a final project.
For several years now, I have been considering how the rhizome might function as a metaphor for learning and a model for education. I tend to agree with Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (2002) who in writing about the tree as the long standing metaphor for knowledge and learning said, “We’re tired of trees. We should stop believing in trees, roots, and radicles. They’ve made us suffer too much" (p. 15). In their stead, Deleuze and Guattari offer the rhizome. Rhizome?