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Week 1: Connectivism?
Week 2: Patterns
Week 3: Knowledge
Week 4: Unique?
Week 5: Groups, Networks
Week 6: PLENK
Week 7: Adaptive Systems
Week 8: Power & Authority
Week 9: Openness
Week 10: Net Pedagogy
Week 11: Research & Analytics
Week 12: Changing views
Week 7 - Complex Adaptive Systems
Dates: February 28 - March 7, 2011
Complex adaptive systems (CAS) are a significant shift in thinking. Instead of seeing the world as a mechanistic structure that produces set outcomes, CAS states that multiple interacting elements respond continually to feedback from each other and the environment. As such, it is difficult to predict outcomes. This limitation suggests that since outcomes are not always knowable, our attention is best served when directed at the elements interacting and the nature of their interactions.
- Wikipedia, Complex Adaptive System
- Peter Fryer, What Are Complex Adaptive Systems
- Open University, Managing Complexity
- Jean Boulton, Managing in an Age of Complexity
- Neil Pearce and Franco Merletti, Complexity, simplicity, and epidemiology
- Keith Morrison, Complexity Theory and Education
- Keith Hamon, Complexity and Personal Learning Environments
- C. F. Kurtz and D. J. Snowden, Bramble Bushes in a Thicket
- Wednesday: Live Session: Location: Elluminate , special guest
Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Thursday Beijing
- Friday: Live Session: Location: Elluminate Facilitator's discussion.
Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Saturday Beijing