Rhizo 15 - A practical view

Rhizomatic Learning – A Practical View – Starts April 15th

The first time I designed a course I got this funny feeling that I didn’t know what was going on. Like somewhere there was a manual to creating a learning experience that I had missed. Like the joke was on me somehow. Who was I to decide what was the ‘correct’ content that someone should ‘know’? How could I decide how to measure the quality of work of people I had never met before? Where was this ‘standard’ that I could honestly and confidently refer to that would make my courses make sense?

Rhizomatic learning is a story for learning that starts from the idea that this standard doesn’t exist. It posits a learning experience where the curriculum of the course is the people that are in it. Given access to an abundance of content, how can we design a learning experience that celebrates complexity and creativity, rather than an artificial standard of knowing? A course experience where each student is encouraged to map their own learning?

This open course will tackle the practical realities of teaching this way. The participants of this course will be the curriculum.

If you interested in being part of #rhizo15… the only ‘signing up’ that you might want to do is to join the mailing list.

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  1. Lesley Whiting Lesley Whiting
    April 5, 2015    

    looking forward

    • rhizo rhizo
      April 5, 2015    

      Welcome aboard :)

  2. Sarah Honeychurch Sarah Honeychurch
    April 5, 2015    

    Looking sidewase 😉

  3. Kate Bain Kate Bain
    April 7, 2015    


  4. Trevor Parsons Trevor Parsons
    April 7, 2015    

    Hi Lou,
    I’ve missed events & interaction with NC & the book club for a few months as I’ve been extremely busy with work, new shifts & teaching in between. I would love to get involved again & Rhizomatic Lesrning is an ideal starting place.
    Many thanks,

  5. April 8, 2015    

    Looking a little nervous #newbie

  6. April 8, 2015    

    Looking forward to it from the rabbit hole of creative uncertainty either ideated or realized.

  7. Martin McMorrow Martin McMorrow
    April 14, 2015    

    Also looking forward to it. Thanks to Sandra Sinfield for recommending it.

    Here’s a joke I just made up (be kind):

    I’m having a hell of a time with the steering on my new car. It veers left, right, almost doubles back on itself, like it’s got a mind of its own. Last time I buy a rhizomatic.

  8. April 15, 2015    

    Thanks, am grateful to be a participant of the course, although i have been and will always

  9. April 15, 2015    

    Joining the course and looking forward to it! I wasn’t able to do rhizo14 but followed it loosely. Can’t wait to see what develops. Longer intro at http://learning-technologically.blogspot.com/2015/04/rhizo15-intro.html

  10. May 27, 2015    

    Just joined the course now!I was in 2009 in one of the first courses with Dave Cormier and George Siemens. Looking forward to be part of this learning experience.

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