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Autonomous drones flock like birds

Autonomous drones flock like birds | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it

A Hungarian team has created the first drones that can fly as a coordinated flock. The researchers watched as the ten autonomous robots took to the air in a field outside Budapest, zipping through the open sky, flying in formation or even following a leader, all without any central control.

 

Autonomous drones flock like birds
Ed Yong

Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2014.14776

http://www.nature.com/news/autonomous-drones-flock-like-birds-1.14776


Via Complexity Digest
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I think flocking as an educational strategy deserves more study. Can a flock of birds find their way home better than a single bird? I'll bet they can, but how do they do it? How do they coordinate their knowledge and behavior?

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Sean Sturm TEXT Vol 16 No 2

Sean Sturm TEXT Vol 16 No 2 | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Something that takes a step toward rhizomatic writing by allowing for point last rather than point first, exploration and mapping rather than tracing.

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
If we are going to move forward, we will have to admit that a one-size-fits-all model of education is doomed to fail the majority of students and teachers.
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The brain is complex—it's education must be complex.

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Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
This study demonstrates an epigenetic inheritance of a learned behavior that is transmitted across generations via the gametes whereby learning about a specific olfactory stimulus changes brain structure and the behavior of future generations. Specifically, Dias and Ressler show that behavioral response to olfactory fear conditioning in male parents is transmitted to their offspring via DNA methylation changes in the corresponding odorant receptor gene in the sperm, which is accompanied by the changes to the corresponding neuroanatomical structure that mediates olfactory perception.
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Teachers, schools, and society cannot assume that learning is the direct result of the curriculum or teacher behavior. Learning is an exceedingly complex activity.

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Millions of Sources: the disruption of history and the humanities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Millions of Sources: the disruption of history and the humanities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Adding complexity to the mix—and millions of data points are always complex—changes not only the ways we teach and learn but also the ways we conduct our scholarship.

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Computational Linguistics of Twitter Reveals the Existence of Global Superdialects | MIT Technology Review

Computational Linguistics of Twitter Reveals the Existence of Global Superdialects | MIT Technology Review | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.
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A study of the emergence of swarm voice, enabled by electronic communications.

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The Power of Two

The Power of Two | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.
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Insight into how creativity emerges from dialogic tension.

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A fine article that explores complexity thought as the basis for education and educational study.

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Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important

Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the difference between complex and complicated systems is becoming important for many aspects of management and policy. With complicated problems or issues one can define the problem ...
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Discusses management & policy implications for dealing with complex issues rather than complicated issues.

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Chaos Versus Complexity | Synthesis

Chaos Versus Complexity | Synthesis | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Explores differences between Chaos Theory and Complexity Theory.

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The Complexity Of Learning | The Upside Learning Blog

The Complexity Of Learning | The Upside Learning Blog | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Have been reading about the science of ‘Complexity’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning.
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Touches on some of the major themes of complexity at play in education.

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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Dron positions connectivism in the long line of complexity studies that have evolved since the beginning of the 20th century.

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10 Reasons To Try 20% Time In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Reasons To Try 20% Time In The Classroom - Edudemic | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Google does it. Your classroom could too. Why not try a little creative thinking with 20% time in the classroom?
Keith Hamon's insight:

Solid, practical reasons to give students 20% of class time to pursue their own goals. Of course, cMOOCs give students 100% of time, but 20% is a good start.

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Don Eckert's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:10 PM

There are way more than 10 reasons, but these 10 are great!

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It is my own messy chaos: on a new understanding of learning spaces and connecting

It is my own messy chaos: on a new understanding of learning spaces and connecting | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Space is a strange, quixotic thing. It is a construct of things both solid and ephemeral. Take today, I am in the beer garden of my local pub, mainly because it is a glorious spring afternoon and a...

Via Peter Bryant
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Interesting ideas about the emergence of new learning spaces, OWNED by the learners and NOT the institutions. It's why I use open web tools for my classes and not the school's LMS.

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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Modern research in sociology, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology is showing that our world does not revolve around ourselves as individuals—contrary to Enlightenment and later claims that we are inherently self-centered creatures. Instead, what we are like as individuals critically depends on how we are linked socially and emotionally with others in relational networks reaching far and wide.

Why? We have evolved as a species to be quintessentially social creatures.
Keith Hamon's insight:

Education needs to catch on and catch up to the complexity revolution.

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Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy — Foundations & Frontiers — Medium

Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy - Foundations & Frontiers - Medium
By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center
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We need a different way to look at education, a complex way.

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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
It’s about listening, empathy and having more women.
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Groups in organizations, including education I suspect, are smarter and make better decisions when they listen better, empathize more, and include more women—who typically listen and empathize better than men. This works for adults, but what about children? Maybe we should teach listening/empathizing skills for group work.

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Nature

Nature | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
An excerpt from the first chapter of my new book, Intertwingled. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. – John Muir I'm standing on an is...
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"The more we studied, the more we came to realize how poor our previous explanations had been." We teach and learn in ecosystems, but we pretend we are still in a factory. Consequently, all our explanations are impoverished.

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Only ten midges needed to make a swarm

Only ten midges needed to make a swarm | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
High-speed cameras reveal when insects become self-organizing.
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So how many students does it take to make a swarm, a self-organizing collective? Only 10?

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The Creative Climate

The Creative Climate | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Creative tension between people and within individuals is fundamental to social evolution.

Via Erika Harrison
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OpEd about the dialogical tension that creates creativity.

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:40 PM

"the Lennon-McCartney story also illustrates the key feature of creativity; it is the joining of the unlike to create harmony. Creativity rarely flows out of an act of complete originality. It is rarely a virgin birth. It is usually the clash of two value systems or traditions, which, in collision, create a transcendent third thing".

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Complexity%20Aware%20Monitoring%202013-12-11%20FINAL.pdf

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Overview of strategies for monitoring complex processes. Useful for monitoring cMOOCs, I think.

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People Are Not Billiard Balls | Synthesis

People Are Not Billiard Balls | Synthesis | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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Argues that agents in complex networks have semi-permeable boundaries.

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The Complexity Of Learning – 2 | The Upside Learning Blog

The Complexity Of Learning – 2 | The Upside Learning Blog | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Some other aspects of the complexity theory I found interesting: Even if the agents comprising the population of the system are complicated and
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The science of complexity offers a different type of lens to view learning.

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Checking in with Portugal's big projects to support technology use in education

Checking in with Portugal's big projects to support technology use in education | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
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How Portugal used an eco-systemic approach to integrating technology into education.

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If you think it's broken, resist the urge to fix it! - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)

If you think it's broken, resist the urge to fix it! - TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
If you think it's broken, resist the urge to fix it!
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Useful thoughts about how to apply complexity thinking to the ails and ills of organizations, including schools.

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'Cosmos', 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Dateline' Ratings Fall - Deadline

'Cosmos', 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Dateline' Ratings Fall - Deadline | Complexity in Education | Scoop.it
Up against GoT and more, the sixth episode of the Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted series took a 20% dive from last week in the key demo. That's a low for the rebooted science show. ABC's freshman Resurrection (2.0/5) suffered ...
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Traditional learning spaces managed in rather traditional ways or losing ground to student-owned spaces.

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