This week, we have been considering what metaphors we might use to convey our experience of IDEL, how we see the space that we are in, whether we can map it out or represent it in some alternative form, based on a spatial metaphor.
There have been some interesting propositions so far:
- Susie’s Sushi Bar
- Karen’s Spaceship IDEL
- Renee’s Paperbag Princess
- Sai’s baby steps
- Kelly’s ecosystem
- Andy’s Binary World:
Christine has usefully summarised the offerings so far:
|Broad Theme||Started by…||Metaphor/Analogy||Representation|
|EcologyMovement & changeChange & timeConnections
What’s going on below the surface…
… and how is it represented?
|Karen||Starship on journeyDancing – change in steps||Story|
|Lorenzo||Pit – showing change process||Visual graph|
|Sai||Baby steps – increasing exposureWeb of connections||Visual graph + Quicktime|
|Lisa||Caught in the web||Image|
|Susie||Sushi bar – digestion + service||Image + Thinglink annotation|
|Sarah||MOOcow and body functions||Image + annotation|
|Renee||Paperbag princess, hacking at fairytales||Images|
|Chris||Space – and a remix of the week’s intro||Image, sound, remixed words (Soundcloud)|
|Andy||Binaries (and rhizomes)||QR code|
|Dorine||Object oriented way of thinking||Discussion|
|Anna||Neuroplasticity of the brain||Do we process differently?|
|MaryMary||Ownership & control||How do we protect students from being exploited?|
|Skeuomorphism||Are our old metaphors no longer working?|
|Helen||Design||How do we make a transition to new ways?|
|Implications for teaching||Marie||New form of engagement||How do students feel?|
|Karen||Role of teacher (in MOOCs)||What is a teacher at scale?|
Mid-way through the week and I’m still stuck for ideas.
I feel like I’m in a confusing hall of mirrors with half visions and half ideas fragmenting and dispersing.
However, maybe I’m just reflecting…