Mind Map Ecologies: 23 March

Mind Map 23 March: http://popplet.com/app/#/1571354

Creating the asynchronous activity for this week was at first a challenge, but then it made me realize how it was, in fact, another iteration of our mindmapping. Except I had to map the mindmap.

Thinking of the affordances reminded me of the Rhetorical and How It Works theories from early in the semester, and of course Popham’s article on Activity Theory. The Norman article assigned this week made the most impact on me — once again, I’m all about application, so reading about his pragmatic interpretation of affordances in terms of user interfaces and design really brought things into focus.

Metacognitively, this week’s readings seemed to create the “worldview” layer that Leslie created in an earlier asynch activity, in which she created embedded circles to illustrate the CHAT table. Ecologies appealed to me more, perhaps because of my background in biology, but it seems this is the ultimate network.

So of course, I had to make my Prezi map work double duty as my Popplets for this week, as my comments embedded in that map summarize the contents of each of these articles.

"The A Team"

“The A Team”

Something tells me such “coming together” moments make our professors think, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

One Response to Mind Map Ecologies: 23 March

  1. We are Hannibal Smith. Seriously, though, your ability to do those moves, map the map, bring together the threads is exactly what we hope for.

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