Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The above map is my attempt to show how information travels in connections beginning with the wiring in the brain; moving to wiring in machines and the Internet; and returning to the brains of course participants.
The more I try to create a concept map around my current understanding of Connectivism, the more I am coming to realize:
1] Thinking in words graphically represented, forces you to see connections you would not otherwise see;
2] Three dimensional models of connectivism would be even richer... but working in 2 dimensions is challenging enough;
3] The more I try to show relationships among ideas, the more I know I don't know so much! This is a challenging task;
4] That concept maps can show relationships more succinctly than words, but the cost in time can be significantly greater on the part of the creator;
5] Ideas with images provide greater insight than do words and arrows among boxes and hexagons;
6] I need to re-prioritize the reading of Dan Roam's Back of the Napkin.
For fun, here is an earlier concept map that I created with Smart Ideas to arrange broad concepts, tools and activities we've been using to explore connectivism. The end result is not nearly as chaotic as I'd originally envisioned.