Once again I will be solo, so Tweeting out to Cole would be appreciated.
Last week we had synthesis, so what came up was not as much about the new readings as it was about you synthesis of core ideas so far. Given that we are going to dig into come of the readings and lay out some questions to guide us forward as we get deeper into Wenger’s world (not at all like Elmo’s).
We are also going to look a little at data visualizations. We are not quite to the stage of having completely one button data visualization, like we do with text on the web, but the day is coming. Specifically, we will look at:
One thing that came up in the blog posting and comments that you should keep in mind is the affordances of these representation. Many commented that Team 1’s visualization for this week was not very helpful in helping to understand their thinking, though Team 1 indicated it helped them develop their thinking. This goes to two issues connected to our readings, Pea’s notion of distributed intelligence, and Wenger’s idea of reification (and eventually boundary objects). What role does reification play in a community? How about across communities?
No schedule today, we will have a break when we need one. See you in class.
Readings for next week: Wenger (continued) p. 72-133 (Community, Learning, Boundary, and Locality).