Pattern Learning and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, after all, and when focused properly, it can quickly deepen a person’s grasp of a principle, new studies suggest. Expertise at pattern recognition is a very different brain-based process than expertise at rule-based learning or a motor skill.

Patterns & significance

Dave Snowden

Another with a colleague frustrated by people talking about the validity of statistical patterns for low volume datasets and not realising that simple visualisation can enable an intelligent person who make sufficient sense to act. In SenseMaker® if we present a colour coded dot map on a triangle, humans are more than capable of seeing patterns and using the micro-narratives to glean context.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

Pretty Patterns

Euen Semple

Patterns in the facial expressions become obvious in a way they would never have otherwise. It's about patterns. About lots and lots of data being available for the first time in volumes that allow patterns to emerge that would otherwise previously have remained unseen.

[lodlam] Richard Urban on LOD patterns

David Weinberger

At the LODLAM conference, Richard Urban suggests that we build a pattern library so that people can identify common problems and common linked data solutions

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week. SebPaquet ~ “Make something idiot-proof and somebody will make a better idiot.&#. CharlesJennings ~ “we deliver milk. we facilitate learning.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. Next pattern: 2. social patterns. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES.

“Shape Patterns, Not Programs”

Harold Jarche

Excellent lessons and a wealth of references are included in this paper, Changing Homeland Security: Shape Patterns, Not Programs which is applicable to a wide and sundry audience. Advice from Socrates to a man who over-planned his son’s birthday party – “ask the women&# , with the following results: We held the party at Panathinaikon Stadium. We set up places to eat, a site for crafts, a tent for shelter and rest, a station for music, and a space for art.

Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross

Wordle creates beautiful word clouds from text, tags, or RSS feeds. This morning I pasted the URLs of fifteen blogs I frequent into Wordle just for the hell of it. Here's the result. Here's a larger pdf of the same image.

Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

There's something really nice about this pattern Found via Brent - 23 Microlearning exercises (23 Things). It has 23 Tasks over a 9 week period that helped them get you up to speed on what Web 2.0 is all about. It's a great list and the nice thing is that they offerred a free iPod as a reward for getting it all done. What a great idea. It's a bit similar to what I had done in a learning experience that was a six week online course - see Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

Is there another Effective Pattern ? As part of the Tools Set 2009 series, my first post was Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics. I was a little surprised that this didn't come up as one of the more popular items recently when I did my Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009. Now I've got a couple of additional things to add to this information, and it raises a question that I often face: What do you do when you have an update to a prior post? I feel like each of my options have drawbacks: 1.

Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate

Tony Karrer

Found this via a post on EdTechPost: Wikipatterns It provides patterns for various roles and adoption patterns. What's great beyond just finding out about Wikis is the beauty of how the information is presented - as patterns. FAQs are a great tool, patterns applied like this is also a good tool

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. I had the good fortune to get to meet Tom Malone way back when he was working on what makes computer games fun (cited in my book ).

International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns. Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity. In Asia (and particularly Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia) we note that students do much longer periods of study in one session, but mostly during work hours.

Pattern Recognition as Skill

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to John Martin : "However I am not sure that it (pattern recognition) is an innate feature as opposed to a learned skill." Because these connections are sensitive to input, they will reflect patterns in that input. This is not a conscious act; it is not the same as saying we are looking for patterns. After a certain period of time, this process results in a base of pre-existing patterns of connectivity in the mind.

Informal Learning Blog » Recognizing patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. A Pattern Language is an attempt to express the deeper wisdom of what brings aliveness within a particular field of human endeavor, through a set of interconnected expressions arising from that wisdom.

A social interaction pattern language 1 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Pattern Language ? That said, I’ve read Alexander’s A Timeless Way of Being and A Pattern Language twice.

If we had called it the Age of Patterns instead of the Age of Information

David Weinberger

Had he called it “data,&# or “patterns,&# or “differences,&# or “Arthur,&# we would have skipped right past one of the false continuities: from information to knowledge. We would have had the Age of Patterns, characterized by an abundance of patterns of difference, and we wouldn’t have thought that that has anything much at all to do with knowledge. With an abundance of patterns, or differences, or of arthurs, it would not have seemed so.

Thoughts on Patterns and Writing on Medium

Mark Oehlert

So I wrote a post about patterns , something I actually think is very important. Now I have to decide if I''ll use it more.that would be a pattern. I''m not breaking up with Typepad but I did want to try out Medium. I hope you enjoy the post but I also wanted to mention my thoughts about using Medium as a publishing platform. . First reaction - look to blank to me - where are all the WYSIWYG editor toolbars?

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. The Fellowship - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. Upcoming pattern: 3. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations. Sebastien Paquet. Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Subscribe via RSS. « Back to blog. The Fellowship. Delete. Autopost.

Internet Time Blog » Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross

Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Now I'm thinking about my fav passage from William Gibson, @GreatDismal, and his book Pattern Recognition : “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. Pattern recognition” . Between Neoterics and Pattern Recognition.we Like a lot of people, I read Anil Dash's " The Web We Lost " and I read Hugh MacLeod's corollary piece. I'm split on how I feel here.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

"Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

After correcting for differences in travel distances and the inherent anisotropy of each trajectory, the individual travel patterns collapse into a single spatial probability distribution, indicating that, despite the diversity of their travel history, humans follow simple reproducible patterns. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

Jay Cross on reinventing management: “A mind-blowing series of posts”

Steve Denning

The storyteller has evolved into a premier recognizer of patterns. Radical Management management patterns reinvention. My colleague, Jay Cross, writes today on his Learnstream blog : I met Steve Denning a decade ago.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Stock Buybacks - A Red Flag?

John Hagel

As we move from one year into the next, it is a good time to step back and reflect on patterns emerging in various areas of the business landscape. One pattern that I find disturbing is the growth of stock buyback activity.

We have engaged in unnatural communications

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? -

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Dont Count On It.

Internet Time Blog » People who get it… in El Lay

Jay Cross

Proactive sense making

Euen Semple

A great meeting yesterday with anthropologist John Curran reminded me of the power of patterns. Whether we are talking about the patterns made visible by big data, or those made apparent by our own activity on social networks, what the internet is giving us is the ability to see patterns in the thinking and behaviours of those around us in real time - and for the first time. For years when people asked me what "the next big thing" would be I have said patterns.