Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Analysis of the Twitter network that forms a part of the PLENK 2010 course reveals a number of distinct clusters within the course, writes Tony Hirst. The clusters appear to be mostly geography or language based, and each cluster has different interests, as revealed by word clusters. It's a great visualization, and it is of course not entirely certain what it means. But as I state in the comments, I see it as a realization of a design objective.

I write, "The intent of the course design is to distribute and diversify participation. We tell people to find their own unique perspective on the material and the commentary. In other writing I have described the desired outcome as a structure resembling 'a community of communities'."

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