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Week 5: Groups and networks: patterns of organization
Patterns of social organization influence how information is exchanged. Groups, networks, and communities are just a few illustration of organization patterns. This week is a deeper dive into networks and groups. By the end of the week, you should get a better sense of why we've designed this course as a distributed network rather than a group-based structure such as a discussion forum.
Longish discussion with Etienne Wenger on communities vs networks:
Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues
That Group Feeling
Groups and Networks
(video; here's the
from the video)
Group and Network
Terry Anderson and John Dron,
Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning
7 Habits of Highly Connected People
Thursday, 8 pm Eastern
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Your first paper - your position on Connectivism - is due at the end of this week. More information on the paper is available here:
(scroll down to the assignment section).
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