Irmeli Hasanen

CCK08 Concept map of week 4 from the point of view of ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

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My interest in participating the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course CCK08 is to learn to utilize connectivism in practice in organizational development, entrepreneurial training and innovation management. With reflection to this I’ve highlighted the content of my concept map published in my prevoius blog post (Oct. 01) from the point of view of how I proceed in an innovative organization – business, service or production:

The iterative process according to which I’ve practiced to proceed whatever is or will become necessary to be accomplished in organizations where I act, is hishlighted with an orange shadow. What I consider a key issue is that the phase of “making real development models and theories used in organizations where I act” is the phase number fourteen in this process of personal development. Before becoming a motivated and productive member of an organization making real and bringing into action the next phase “making real targets ans sustainable development” – there are thirteen previous phases which need to be taken into account, re-reflected and choices made accordingly.

The process phases hihglighted with an orange shadow illustrate my way of acting as a mentor, tutor and learner i.e. sharing my own learning process. The cornerstones of this process lean on my personal social, cultural and intellectual heritage. My co-learner Tom tweeted early this morning (late evening his time): “We are not natives or immigrants, true network learners go with the flow, find the info and move on, like traditional nomads…” This link shows Tom’s blog post on digital nomadism.

From my personal point of view – connectivism would be useless for me without previously having acquired and taken into action the conscious process of self-development, which also is called life-long and life-wide learning. As strongly – the process based on my social, cultural and intellectual heritage is not valid any more as such. I need the ways of action and tools provided by acquiring connective knowledge not only to survive but also to learn to become and act as a participating and empowering inhabitant of the global network of the virtual and social camps established by other digital nomads.

When comparing us digital nomads with the traditional nomads – the most significant difference is us completely lacking the tradition. We – like the traditional nomads – cannot reason our choises according to the way everything has been for generation after generation. I see the most important meaning and function of the development of connectivism and connective knowledge – eg. by participating CCK08 – to be that we are collaboratively creating and testing the still non-existing tradition of how to manage learning through the digital age – to at present and towards 2050 share the knowledge we aquire with our new fellow inhabitants entering our global digital camps.

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October 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm

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  1. Now that I have had a couple of hours sleep, I have had some time to digest my own post a bit. So, I feel that even though I have compared some of of our actions to be like that of nomads, I can see a gradually shifting to a point where we exhibit a form of Digital Nomadism and at times Digital Settlership based upon our needs and our networks needs. Which may lead to a question of are we in control of our networks, or is our networks in control of us? Are we the queen bee or the drone…

    Tom Whyte

    October 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm

  2. I’ve got the opinion we should head for keeping the control – to aim at gaining the flourishing diversity of learning by learning social autonomy first. Need to reflect this more a bit later. Some quotes by Stephen I’ve picked up from CCK08 Moodle threads:

    “My own perspective, is that this theory is more about hifting the locus of control. That instead of determining what would be the best way to teach a student, we enable the student to make such decisions autonomously.” (Stephen Sep. 30)

    “The “wisdom of the crowd” isn’t based on the idea that everyone in the crowd shares the same point of view, the same opinion. To make it a bit clearer, I say that autonomy, rather than diversity of opinion, is required.” (Stephen Sep. 16)

    “The only way to decentralize learning decisions is to start decentralizing learning decisions. Stop worrying about what other people are dpoing or about what educational systems are doing, or even what students are doing. Simply… start decentralizing decisions. The educational environment will not be changed as a whole, or by fiat, or by policy. It will be changed one person at a time, one instance of decentralization at a time. Start small, start with your own practice, and let the rest take care of itself.” (Stephen Sep. 30)


    October 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm

  3. Thanks Irmeli for sharing your thoughts!
    I liked the point of earlier phases: we have many paths behind us – and those paths or steps help us to participate this CCK08 course.
    You have excellent concept maps already.. I have to try it some day..


    October 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

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