Lisa’s CCK08 Wordpress Blog

November 21, 2008

The Map(s)

Filed under: Visualisation — Lisa M Lane @ 1:13 pm

Here is my “big map” for CCK08 (click for larger version or here is the really big version):

But I also want to share one I made about knowledge:



  1. Lisa,

    I like your synthesis work in “Lisa’s Connections”. The only thing that jumped out at me was you didn’t indicate any critiques of Connectivism and what is the linkage to Stephen’s connectionism

    I found it hard to pick out the difference between morality, theory and practice because the colours are quite similar. Could you change them to more contrasting pastels?

    For your “A Knowledge cycle” this reminds me of one of the learning cycles we covered in my Adult Education theory course. I would scan the image but the book is at work. (Maybe try to do that Monday). I like how you built in examples and a bit of concept mapping. Much more powerful than the standard circular flow diagram.

    Comment by bradleyshoebottom — November 22, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

  2. […] CCK08: Concept Map Assignment Here is my concept map for the course. Note the differences between ideas influencing Connectivism, and the impact of Connectivism (thanks Lisa Lane for that concept categorization, see her concept map here.) […]

    Pingback by CCK08: Concept Map Assignment « Bradleyshoebottom’s Weblog — November 23, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

  3. Bradley,

    Thank you for your comments! I did try to use the pastel colours to shadow, and it didn’t show up well in the smaller size. I thought of shading the inside of the squares, but didn’t because the CMap colours were a little too dark, and the thematic connections I was doing were secondary rather than primary to my purpose. Shading the boxes completely brought too much attention to them.

    My critiques of Connectivism have been registered in an ongoing fashion all over this blog. When I put them on my CMap, they became their own thing, and I wanted to stick with an input-output model that wasn’t centered on my own opinion, or those of others that I’d already covered in my posts. I thought that would bring the airplane, from which I wanted a high-altitude view, a little too close to the ground. So I took the instructions seriously about the importance of what we leave out, and did some pruning.

    Comment by Lisa — November 25, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  4. Hello. I missed the portion on mapping and CMAP, and enjoy viewing this, but can’t help wondering:

    To what use is this put? There is so much information in these visuals, especially the first one, I just wonder what becomes of them?

    Comment by Old Socs — November 25, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  5. Hi Old Socs,

    I’m not sure what others will use it for, but making one is a wonderful exercise is mapping conceptualization. And looking at those made by other people helps me become more aware of connections between ideas I might have missed.

    Comment by Lisa — November 25, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

  6. Hi Lisa. I can see now how this would be an excellent way of helping one organize one’s thoughts on a subject. Thanks for this perspective, I think I shall give it a try!

    Comment by Old Socs — November 26, 2008 @ 10:59 am

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