Swarm Learning Wiki
Swarm Learning (SL)
Seeks to use continuous student feedback to incrementally change a class over time that fits the needs of the students. Its mission is to teach students how to think, not what to think.
Ubiquity, mobility, adaptability, fluidity, autonomy, ambiguity, and collaboration.
SL Rules (Look then See)
Rule #1. Pay Attention. Students must be actively looking and seeing.
Rule #2. Remember. Students must remember what they are learning.
Rule #3. Pattern-Matching. Students must retain what they learned by creating pattern-matches in their mind. To do this, students must immediately apply what they have learned.
Elements of SL
#1. Hecastics (Function): What’s the intended effect?
#2. Bionomics (Form): What’s the structure?
Blackboard: SL Summer 2020 (Tests & Measurements)
Class WordPress Site: SL Summer 2020
Other Class WordPress Sites:
Loomio Class Site
Key Programs to gain access to:
#3. Diathetics (Logic and Ideas – Fit): Does it make sense? Does it all “fit” together.
Complex Adaptive Syllabus (CAS)
-SL Summer 2020
-SL Fall 2019
Swarm Problem-Solving (SEE diagram) in Miro
Required and Recommended Books / Reading
Required: Swarm Learning Textbook
Recommended: Flock Not Clock: Align people, processes, and systems to achieve your vision; Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problems; Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom; Design Unbound: Volume 1 and Volume 2; Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations; Cynefin and Complexity: A Gentle Introduction (SlideShare); Cynefin in an Agile World (SlideShare); The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking; Pyramid Principle pdf; The Red Team Handbook v9.0; The Art of Reasoning: An Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (Fourth Edition); The Logical Structure of Objectivism pdf; Awareness and Action: General Semantics pdf; Maneuver Warfare Handbook (Westview Special Studies in Military Affairs); Complete Collection of Cognitive Jigs; The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving
Tests & Measurements
-Recommended: Measurement by the Physical Educator: Why and How, 7th Edition; The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
Administration in Healthcare
-WHO Systems Thinking web annex: Evaluation of interventions with system-wide effects in
developing countries: an exploratory review
-Recommended: Health Care Management: Organizational Design and Behavior (6th Edition)
Feedback and End of Course Evaluation
Evaluation link: Spring 2020
Need for Cognitive Closure