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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Use Twitter for informal learning.Post from: The eLearning Coach.





Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Social media has world-wide, instant read tools for informal learning.  A post like this, by an e-learning coach, absolutely has a place in Agile Learning.  (There's more on the Social Media Learning Lab curation stream as well.)  ~ Deb

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Robin Martin's comment, July 31, 2013 6:25 PM
Very, very cool Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 31, 2013 8:49 PM
Thanks for the comment Robin!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:50 PM

First shared on Agile Learning, this post also belongs here in the Social Media Learning Lab.  ~  Deb

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Hummus (Recipes) helps us Understand Antifragility using CONVEXITY

Hummus (Recipes) helps us Understand Antifragility using CONVEXITY | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

...Complex systems, ones in which we have little visibility of the chains of cause-consequences, that tinkering, bricolage, or similar variations of trial and error have been shown to vastly outperform the teleological—it is nature's modus operandi.  But tinkering needs to be convex; it is imperative. 


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...cooking...relies entirely on ...trial and error, as it has not been possible for us to design a dish directly from ...or reverse-engineer a taste 

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Take the most opaque of all, cooking, which relies entirely on the heuristics of trial and error, as it has not been possible for us to design a dish directly from chemical equations or reverse-engineer a taste from nutritional labels. We take hummus, add an ingredient, say a spice, taste to see if there is an improvement from the complex interaction, and retain if we like the addition or discard the rest. Critically we have the option, not the obligation to keep the result, which allows us to retain the upper bound and be unaffected by adverse outcomes.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Another illustration to help understand antifragility from Nassim Taleb, this one with a convexity diagram with an arrow that makes the point about tinkering over physics.  ~ Deb

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Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 


A sample from the list of 10:

  •  Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 


  • Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
    This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.


  • Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
    Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may


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This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?

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The Shifts We Will Barely Feel - Adaptation via Chris Brogan

The Shifts We Will Barely Feel - Adaptation via Chris Brogan | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

PEOPLE WON’T EVER DO THAT:  The enemy of understanding change and shifts is the mindset that says “no one will give up owning their music.”

More examples from top blogger Chris Brogan:

It’s the mindset that says, “Stay at someone’s house? Too creepy. Hotels only.”


The moment you shift your thoughts into “people won’t” territory, you’ll miss what can happen, what might happen, and what will happen.

  • People won’t want dinners that take 3 minutes to heat up. 


  


  • People won’t want food handed to them through windows. 


  


  • People won’t want to read blogs from unknowns when they can follow the mainstream. 


  


  • People won’t type 140 character messages.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Did  you ever hear about "salad in a bag?"  Now, in the US, it is ubiquitous, along with veggies in a bag, milk in boxes, refried beans in a bag.  ~  D

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A Tech Veteran Takes on the Skills Gap

A Tech Veteran Takes on the Skills Gap | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Gary Beach, a technology industry veteran, takes on the skills gap in a new book. The skills gap, he argues, is really an education gap that has been building for decades.

America, Mr. Beach writes, cannot compete with China or India in churning out engineers. Instead, the Untied States can thrive by being more innovative.

Stronger math and science skills are needed, he writes, but so are other skills, which he calls the “5C’s —

  • critical thinking,
  • communication,
  • collaboration,
  • creativity and
  • confidence.”

...The successful countries of the 21st century will, and must, do both well.”

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Provocative and thoughtful, including Mr. Beach's suggests to create state education trust funds, modeled after the “Highway Trust Fund,” to raise $4.3 billion a year and pay for hiring 143,000 new math and science teachers.  ~  D

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I'm here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing.


Excerpt:


WHY SOCIAL MEDIA CHATS WORK FOR LEARNING

We’ve found social media chats to be the perfect way to get even the most skeptical participant at least a small amount of exposure to social media as a learning tool.

I identified some of the common objections people have to social media for learning above, and now I will show how social media chats meet each one of those challenges:
 

  • It takes very little work to participate: People are able to take a 30 minute break from whatever task they were completing on a Thursday afternoon and spend time chatting with co-workers about topics of general interest. Since the articles are curated for them, it is easy to participate...
    
  • The weekly chat is a regular reminder to participate: #TalkTech is a recurring weekly event on everyone’s Outlook calendar. Everyone in the company knows it’s happening and the chat serves as a constant reminder to take advantage of social media tools for personal learning, even if that just means logging in for 30 minutes a week.
   
  • It’s easy to chat, or just read: People start to feel more comfortable participating in the chat when they see co-workers doing it. Since the topics are posted in our blog and we create a transcript of the chat afterwards, even people who prefer to absorb the content at a slower pace can access the information and benefit from the learning.
    
  • The chat provides structure: It’s easier to know “what to say” on social media when everyone is discussing the same topic for a set period of time. Instead of trying to figure out what to post about, the chat provides direction… and a clear start and stop time.

     

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This fits my experience and is a helpful strategy to facilitate learning using social media.  What do you think? ~  Deb

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"We help each other be expert." Social Media to learn, teach, research – Full Video

Difficult polymath problem?  "...The discussion would go until they solved the problem.   ...We are all experts...  We help each other be expert."

Autonomy, privacy, platforms, research, complexity, sharing incuding solving a complex math problem - solving problems collaboratively.


Video of the Cristina Costa session, Social Media for learning, teaching and researching at the University of Liverpool on 9th February 2012 - full video.


From the Univ. of Liverpool describing this session:


  • Cristina is the Learning and Research Technologies Manager at the University of Salford and was named the Learning Technologist of the year in 2010 (Association for Learning Technology). the seminar was for teachers-researchers who have heard of social media but do not have a great deal of experience with it.
   
  • Cristina challenged the approach to using the web ‘as a book’ – just as a place to go and ‘look things up’. 
   
  • She encouraged us to view the web as a place to set up challenges and inquiries for students, to use its social personal(ised) potential and overall to use the web to create.  To contribute not just to consume.  
   
  • The session was really well received, full of ideas and links to new practical choices.  


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Cristina Costa covers many themes including the problems with using Facebook and what tools work better, and complex polymath problem solving through collaboration.  ~  D

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A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments

A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Most of our education technology investments involve some combination of improving the state of practice in "What Don't I Know" - "How Do I Learn This?" and "How Did I Do?"

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is part 3 of a 3 series set of short, clear blog posts advocating for adaptive learning with feedback.   The author offers precise definitions of the elements.



These are useful concepts in the series, especially the problem of the bell curve in Part 1, which I'll address soon in my Talent & Performance Development curation stream.


~  Deb

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The Essentials of Business Storytelling

There are some absolute basics you should get under your belt to make the most of business storytelling. This presentation sets the groundwork for business stor

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Storytelling is emerging as a top tool for leadership and learning.  This is a great resource for exploring the story's power to help with agile learning.  ~  Deb

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:53 PM

Fantastic primer on telling stories in business. It doesn't take long but the message is compelling. Shame on you if you went through Shawn's presentation and didn't swear to start telling more stories. It would make life more interesting. 

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Summer Reads ~ Book List

Summer Reads ~ Book List | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

For those interested in this curator's fave books for inspired business & life:


Categories:


  • Performance
  • Planned Change
  • Disruptive, Unplanned Change
  • Strategy
  • Brain Function and Development


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Adaptation, connection and agility are the key themes.  ~  Deb

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Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn

Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Luck is occasional but intent lasts forever.

   
What started as a single post-it on [the authors] cubicle wall has organically grown, like an idea-amoeba, into a wide-spread reference wall filled with 41 quotes, business techniques, executive sayings, and original diction.

    

Having tracked and physically “favorited” innovative and creative insights over the past two years, I have developed a quick-reference chart to continually motivate my work output while adding a comforting change of pace for my vision to wander during those much needed breaks.

   

ScoopIt's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Vision boards are making the rounds in entrepreneurial business.  Why not "learning to learn" think boards on one of ScoopIt's own curation blogs.  

Hmmm, add some color post-its for colleague to add their idea, and the local inspiration could be even more fun. ~  D

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Theories of Learning

Theories of Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Handy Infographic on where we've been.  Where we are going, scooping it when I find it.  ~  D

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 10, 11:13 AM

We treat social constructivism as if it is new. Dewey and Montessori wrote about it over a century ago although they did not call it constructivism. The idea of using digital technologies and social media add a new twist to old ideas and it is important to inquire into what that means.

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 11, 10:03 AM

nicely succinct infographic on learning theories

Tom Short's curator insight, February 12, 4:58 PM

Nice overview of various learning theories; positioned against some new thinking about Networked learning theory.

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it


"Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.  Is sticking to content standards still appropriate?"


Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past.


....how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) teacher.


But PBL is the near-term solution. The ultimate destination is to align education with the requirements of a process-based world. 


Via MindShift


Via Stephanie Sandifer
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Intrigued by the question and the process-based recommendation.  What do you think?  ~  D

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The 70:20:10 Framework

The 70:20:10 Framework for Building Workforce Capability. Uploaded August 2011. (c) 2011 Charles Jennings, 702010Forum
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

What's current, leaving ADDIE in history.  Chief Learning Officer circles worthy.  ~  D

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Karen Schmidt's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:32 AM

... lets get their with peer learning AND a collaboration learning loop

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Networked Professional Development

Networked Professional Development | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

It can be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy.

We have become used to titles, job descriptions, and other institutional trappings. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.

For example, I once ...helped a steering group see their community of practice in a new light. For the first time, they saw it mapped as a network. They immediately realized that they were pushing solutions instead of listening to their community. As a result, they decided to change their Charter and develop more network-centric practices. Thinking in terms of networks can enable us see with new eyes.


...As we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.


Conversations help us make sense. But we need diversity in our conversations or we become insular. We cannot predict what will emerge from continuous learning, co-creating & sharing at the individual, organizational and market level, but we do know it will make for more resilient organizations.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harod Jarche's recommendations for organizations moving to more networked and creative work may make for less fragile, more adaptive organizations as well.  ~  D


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What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Infographic learning ecosystems get my attention, including thinking about the implications for the workforce of tomorrow.  ~  Deb

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 1:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 3:24 PM
Very nice
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How To Follow a Topic on ScoopIt > Click!

How To Follow a Topic on ScoopIt  > Click! | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page.

 

Trying to find posts on a particular topic? Click 'filter' tab above and choose an area of interest.

 

Thank you in advance for aligned topic suggestions and your 'thank yous!"   I appreciate it!


Via Susan Bainbridge, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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ghbrett's comment, March 20, 2013 5:00 AM
Thanks Catherine!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 24, 2013 7:27 AM
Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 24, 2013 7:27 AM
Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
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Agile Learning Design

Agile Learning Design | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

The ADDIE model ...can also be cumbersome and a little dated. Projects move faster than they did 5 years ago and deadlines are tighter. That’s why Agile development is making its way into the L&D world.


Read more about Agile development and sound off on its efficacy for learning design.


#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a companion post, a #TalkTech, illustration of the previous post.  It's a useful site and illustration of social learning with social media.  ~  Deb

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Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.


The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts



I just developed an infographic on my experience using easel.ly


It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.


A great way to illustrate one’s experience.

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:36 AM

I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Scribble lets you highlight, annotate and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!


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Cool tool for web page research, perhaps any research using the internet. ~ Deb

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SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.

 

I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.

YB's curator insight, June 22, 6:12 AM

CROCODOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWcWbGnpt4

 

A.NNOTATE

 

מגוון של תכניות להערות על PDF

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-web-annotation-and-markup-tools/

 

 

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Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com

Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Best-selling author William A. Donius shares what neuroscience has revealed about how we can learn to literally think differently to be more innovative.


The process of using the non-dominant hand, considering a question and allowing an answer to flow forth from that hand without consciously thinking about it, is in effect, walking yourself down a new garden path – a truly amazing experience. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

How to think differently, using your body in a different way, is VERY helpful to agile learning.  ~  D

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Deborah Long's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:57 PM

Drawing on both sides of the brain particularly the non dominant side opens one to new experiences and ways of thinking.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 11, 2013 10:20 AM
Breaking through our patterned thinking is essential to adaptive and agile learning, esp. when we don't know what we don't know." Getting out of that comfort zone is a challenge, books like this help.
Free Your Mind's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:00 PM

Neuroplasticity has proven that we can really re-train our brains for just about everything.  Given the right amount of effort and time you really can train yourself to react differently and be happier.  It's worth trying!

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7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning

7 Transformational Shifts in 21st Century Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

A smart learning shifts graphic realized by Terry Heick.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These concepts are are useful metaphors for looking at business today, especially moving away from institutional and compliance thinking to encouraging play (rather than compliance), connection and community. ~ D

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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

Via Gust MEES
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I'm intrigued by these visual stats.  Do you agree that the USA is the leader in creativity?  ~  Deb

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Michael Howden's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:56 PM

What's stoppping you from adding creativity to your slide pack?  Is it time? motivation? skill? knowledge? Let's us know.....we'd been keen to support you at CPDlive :-)

 

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 10:29 AM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting

12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Does the ideal creative situation feature options that are wide open with no limitations. Nope!
 

In actuality, this scenario would stifle most creative people. Here’s why…


1. Too many options cause paralysis

Limits tell us where to start, when to stop, and perhaps most importantly, what to ignore. 


2. A roadmap provides the clues that lead to solutions

Defined parameters act as guideposts that help channel creativity in a focused way...


3. Give a creative person a box and they will find a way out of it    ... it is simply amazing how often it transforms into a pleasurable, stimulating adventure in otherwise unchartered waters. 


- See more at: http://www.redesign2.com/1/post/2013/06/12-paradoxical-reasons-why-creative-limitations-are-not-limiting.html#sthash.VbiF2kdO.dpuf


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Photo credit:  Deb Nystrom

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good fences are not really just about "good neighbors" but really about playing to the edge using ALL of the space for whatever game could be imagined, and then some.  ~  D


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Christi Krug's curator insight, June 25, 2013 2:10 PM

You need a box, in order to get yourself out of it.

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Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics

Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

From:  Frontiers in Neurorobotics and Frontiers in Cognitive Science is sharing~ state-of-the-art research ... driven by intrinsic motivations.


  • How do motivations drive learning?
  • How are complex skills built up from a foundation of simpler competencies?
  • What are the neural and computational bases for intrinsically motivated learning?
  • What is the contribution of intrinsic motivations to wider cognition? 


Autonomous development and lifelong open-ended learning are hallmarks of intelligence.


Higher mammals, and especially humans, engage in activities that do not appear to directly serve the goals of survival, reproduction, or material advantage.   Rather, a large part of their activity is intrinsically motivated - behavior driven by curiosity, play, interest in novel stimuli and surprising events, autonomous goal-setting, and the pleasure of acquiring new competencies.


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Via Ashish Umre
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Neurorobotics and intrinsic motivation, quite the combo in this piece.  ~ D

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