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CCK11: Knowledge and Context
, Communications & Society, Mar 28, 2011
If you are like me, then you don't have too much trouble imagining cognition as a network phenomenon: all thoughts, visions, dreams, calculations are based on the spidery webs of firing neurons flashing in unique patterns like lightning through our brains. I can imagine, then, some peculiar and unique flash of lightning in my brain each time I think of, for instance, Connectivism. Each time that 2011-03-28T17:53:00.003-04:00 [Comment]

CCK11: The Orchestra of Mind
, Communications & Society, Mar 23, 2011
In Chapter 9 of Sporns' book Networks and the Brain, I think we reach the heart of the issue for the discussion about Connectivism. In this chapter, Sporns is tackling the issue of cognition, or neural activity in all its various forms: learning, thinking, feeling, daydreaming, dreaming, etc., and he makes the bald, bold statement that "cognition is a network phenomenon" (181). This is the basis 2011-03-23T12:31:00.001-04:00 [Comment]

Emergence in CCK11
, Communications & Society, Mar 21, 2011
Emergence is one of the key concepts in network theory that most attracts me to the conversation. In his article Emergent Biological Principles and the Computational Properties of the Universe, physicist Paul Davies defines emergence neatly as "the appearance of new properties that arise when a system exceeds a certain level of size or complexity, properties that are absent from the constituents 2011-03-21T11:26:00.002-04:00 [Comment]

#CCK11: Earning a Place in the Network
, Communications & Society, Mar 20, 2011
I continue to revel in Olaf Sporns' wonderful book about neural networks: Networks of the Brain. In Chapter 8: Dynamic Patterns in Spontaneous Neural Activity, Sporns examines the dominant model in brain studies that says brains are mainly structures for receiving, processing, and then responding to sensory impressions from outside the brain (eyes, ears, skin, etc.). As Sporns says, "This 2011-03-20T11:18:00.002-04:00 [Comment]

CCK11: Knowing and Points of View
, Communications & Society, Mar 18, 2011
In a previous post, I tried mapping my knowledge of Connectivism. I created a couple of static images that showed how I related to various other entities in the network of concepts, people, and experiences that make up my knowledge of Connectivism, but even as I posted these images, I complained that they were not quite dynamic enough. My sister, introduced me to a new mapping tool called 2011-03-18T11:14:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

CCK11: ManyMe, or the Legend of Legion (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Mar 05, 2011
2011-03-05T13:51:00 [Comment]

CCK11: Complex Networks and Knowledge (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Mar 05, 2011
2011-03-05T04:31:00 [Comment]

#CCK11: Mapping the Complexity of Knowledge (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Mar 02, 2011
2011-03-03T01:15:00 [Comment]

CCK11: Why Networks? (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Feb 27, 2011
2011-02-27T16:30:00 [Comment]

CCK11, Connectivism, and Quantitative Analysis (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Feb 25, 2011
2011-02-25T15:25:00 [Comment]

The Value of Connectivism and CCK11 (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Feb 24, 2011
2011-02-24T16:54:00 [Comment]

Formalism in CCK11 (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Feb 09, 2011
2011-02-09T21:22:00 [Comment]

Decalcomania and CCK11 (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Feb 01, 2011
2011-02-01T16:43:00 [Comment]

Performance vs Competence in CCK11 (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Jan 30, 2011
2011-01-30T16:22:00 [Comment]

Mapping Knowledge in CCK11 (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Jan 29, 2011
2011-01-29T18:04:00 [Comment]

Eating the CCK11 MOOC (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Jan 25, 2011
2011-01-26T03:13:00 [Comment]

Digesting CCK11 - Riffing off the eating meme (keith.hamon), Communications & Society, Jan 21, 2011
2011-01-21T04:07:00 [Comment]

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