Assignment 6.2 (advanced): Footprints of Emergent Learning

Footprints of emergent learning are a great method to evaluate and reflect learning processes with respect to the clusters:

  • openness / structure (7 factors)
  • interactive environment (7 factors)
  • agency (6 factors) and
  • presence / writing (5 factors).

Designers of learning processes can draw a footprint about their design and learners can draw a footprint how they learned in this design. In the following picture the footprint at the left side is my footprint about the design of the cope14 MOOC whereas the footprint at the right side shows my learning experience in the creativity MOOC which I attended one year ago.


Aren’t they beautiful?

Purpose: In this assignment we invite you to do your own footprint and reflect your learning experience in the cope14 MOOC.

Task: Download the palette in Word for the footprint and check the individual factors (description in German or in English). In Word you have to activate the points of the footprint’s shape by using the right mouse button. Or you print the template, draw the factors and the footprint by hand and take a picture 🙂

As one can think about the individual factors of the footprints for years (we did and are discussing them until now!) I suggest that you don’t invest too much time worrying about the factors but draw them using your “gut instict”. In any case you should know that if you perceive a factor as open it will get a high value, if learning is more prescribed you choose a lower value.

So in the middle of the footprint there is the zone of prescribed learning, then comes the zone of sweet emergence, then the learning gets more challenging, you are in the zone of emergence and at the outer edge there’s the so-called edge of chaos. Learning is so open that you need nearly all your energy to get not lost. Try it out! Upload your footprint somewhere in the internet and send us the link in your comment.

Tips: Do it and enjoy!


  • Williams Roy T. Mackness Jenny & Gumtau Simone (2012). Footprints of EmergenceInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(4) S.49-90
  • About the footprints (in German)
  • Video where Jenny Mackness explains in wonderful English how to draw the footprints.
  • Video of Jenny and Roy talking about the footprints in their keynote at out 13. E-Learning Day in Graz (part 1 and part 2)

Back to: Week 6 Transfer into Individual Contexts

Jenny Mackness summarized your footprints in one picture to get an overview 🙂 (on May 25 12:00)

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151 thoughts on “Assignment 6.2 (advanced): Footprints of Emergent Learning

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    • Dear Christina, thank you for your footprint. It’s a very open one. Interesting that the cluster interactive environment was the most challenging for you, especially your values for diversity and adaptivity. And in the cluster presence/writing which is about youronline conduct the factor network has a high value as well. This could mean that the great number of learners were really challenging for you, bye, Jutta

    • Cheers Erik, thanx for your footprint, it has a nice, nearly symmetric form 🙂 You were challenged by the factors multipath, negotiated outcomes and casual encounters – and you felt very safe (low risk factor). Bye, Jutta

    • Dear Marlene, your footprint looks funny. Of course the one factor of the cluster open/structure in the prescribed zone stimulates my curiosity. Why did you find disruption in the prescribed zone? Does it mean that you felt familiar with this kind of learning because you are used to social media and the net as you wrote in 6.1? Bye, Jutta

    • Wow – I like the way you have presented your footprint Börger. The contrast makes it so easy to see. I immediately notice that your Cope15 experience has been mostly sweetly emergent (comfortable, but not boring and with some challenge) – but you didn’t find the course particularly adaptive to new ideas, outcomes and process. Was this OK for you or would you have liked it to be more adaptive and if so how?

      Hope Jutta won’t mind me butting in here 🙂

    • Do you mean that you found the course harder than you thought or that you found drawing the footprint harder than you thought, Anna Maria? If you found drawing the footprint hard, then it would be really helpful to know why. Was it the technology, or the factors, or both, or something else?

      We are currently trying to find a technological solution to the difficulty of drawing the footprints, so that it could be easily done electronically – but this requires someone with advance software writing skills. A friend of my son’s has been having a go at this, but it is a long process and we haven’t quite got there yet 🙂

      • Hi Jenny, I believe Anna means that it was hard to draw the footprint – and from other students I got the feedback that the factors are difficult to understand, Jutta
        PS: therefore we have at least a German version which is easier to use, with less abstract concepts.

    • Hi Anna, your footprint looks funny at my screen, you can see the pixel which makes it interesting .-)
      It is more or less in the emergent zone (with some spikes in direction of chaos or prescribed learning) in three clusters opne/structure, environment, presence/writing, But in the cluster agency you were challenged! The factors about you and your role and your responsibility for learning – identity, negotiated outcomes, autonomy, self organisation – are in the sharp emergent zone.
      Did you like this challenge? Different people see challenges in a very different way 🙂 Bye, Jutta

      • Sorry for my late Response,
        Yes i was talking about drawing it because like Jutta said I did not always know what the factors meant for this Mooc experience
        and yes I liked the challenge because everytime I reflect something I understand it a bit more and so it was very usefull to sum it up for me.

    • Hi Martha, it’s so amazing how different the footprints are. Your footprint is mostly in the emergent zone and your most challenging cluster was interactive environment. The factors experiential and co-evolution have the highest values. Of course you learners with all your posts and links and results of the researches formed the cope15 together with us facilitators and moderators, and probably it’s more responsibility as in “normal” learning environments, bye, Jutta

      • Yes, I think is quite challenging the interaction online rather than face to face. Yes, maybe is more responsibility than “normal” learning, however is always a big responsibility to educate someone and also to learn. It requires a lot of effort from both sides, facilitators and students.
        All the best 🙂

        • For me the responsibility lies in trying to keep the ‘invisible’ people, the ‘quiet’ people in sight during an online course. I think it’s fine to be ‘invisible’ if you want to be. I don’t believe in a ‘tyranny of participation’ – but the trouble online is that we don’t know if people are invisible because they want to be, or because they are having problems of some sort. This is easier to detect in face-to-face courses. But I agree, Martha – an educator’s job is always a big responsibility.

    • Hi Alex, I found your footprint and made a picture comparing your learners experience from cope14 with cope14 (I hope it’s ok that I made this picture and uploaded it) – and they are rather similar. I’m excited about this result because on the one hand I expected it but on the other hand I didn’t expect that there would be so much similarity. The footprint illustrates a lot your attitude, approach, experience as learner – and from one learning experience to the next this changes. And the footprint depends as well from the learning scenario which was rather similar in cope14 and cope15.
      The cluster open/structure looks similar with it’s spikes and the form of the other clusters is similar as well. Overall you choose higher values for the factors in the three other clusters. Maybe because there were more comments to read than last year (nearly 4000 instead of 2600) – or you had less time this year? What do you think makes the difference between the footprints? Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Verena, your footprint looks really nice with it’s red color 🙂 Your most challenging cluster was open/structure with the factors unexpected outcomes and disruption. I would really be curios why you choose these factors in this way. The rest of the footprint is in the zone of emergent learning ( as I hoped it would be for the cope15 learners), bye, Jutta

    • Hi Julia, your footprint looks for me as a footprint of an intense learning experience where you had to face challenges and you succeeded to orient yourself. A large part of the factors are in the zone of emergent learning, some (experiential, negotiated outcomes) in the zone of sweet emergent learning. The highest value is the value for self organisation -and yes, you had to do some organizing yourself in cope15, bye, Jutta

    • Hi Daniel, your footprint is an open one with some factors with rather high values. One of your factors – frequent network interaction – is practically in chaos. Did you find the interaction with so many other learners exhausting and overwhelming? Bye, Jutta

      • Whereas ‘Liminal space’ (Does the learning require compliance with fixed roles, or development and growth into new roles?) is in the prescribed zone – suggesting that you felt the course required you to comply with a fixed role. This is very interesting. I’m wondering how you perceive that ‘fixed role’. Have I understood you correctly?

      • Hi Jutta, I do not mean that the interaction with others is exhausting but for me it was difficult to interact with other persons for a longer time.

    • Hi Adela, your footprint has a really distinguished form. There are factors near or in the prescribed zone: unexpected results, frequent network interaction, casual encounters (one in each of the four clusters) which would mean that you couldn’t choose with respect to this clusters but that you were in a prescribed environment.
      On the other hand there were four factors in the sharp emergent zone: ambiguity, co-evolution, negotiated outcomes and solitude and contemplation (also on in each cluster). So throughout the clusters you were challenged and had prescribed aspects as well. This should give you a rich and diverse learning environment, do you agree? Bye, Jutta

  2. Hello,

    I have my footprint, in word version and on jpg. version.

    But I don’t know how to publish her in blog. I tried all the possibilities the snap unsuccessful. How to do it via internet? Unfortunately, I don’t have this knowledge.


    • Hi Patrick, looking at your footprint is really interesting 🙂 You are the only one until now to see the factor negotiated outcomes in the prescribed zone. The question for this factor was: Are the outcomes fixed or negotiable? I would be curios why you answered in this way 🙂 Bye, Jutta

    • ‘.. like a net of a spider’ – that’s an interesting simile Patrick. I’m wondering what aspect of the footprints is like this. Is it the appearance, as Jutta suggests, or is it something deeper, for example – the analysis draws you in, ‘catches’ you – or do you have another meaning?

    • Hi Savi, your footprint is a rather open one. You were most challenged in the cluster agency. You choose rather high values for the factors open affordances, self organisation, autonomy, negotiated outcomes – which could mean that you struggled a little bit with the responsibility to learn in your own way, with your own goals and maybe not that clearly fixed rules. So the mooc was an opportunity to learn a lot, wasn’t it? Bye, Jutta

    • Savi – when you say it was quite an interesting exercise, did you learn anything about yourself when doing it, or were you thinking more about the course? I’m asking because I’m interested in whether all these wonderful footprints have been an experience of reflection, or an experience of course evaluation – or both – or neither?

    • Hi Mike!
      Your footprint is a rather balanced one, it oscillates around the middle circle of emergent learning. It could mean that you were challenged by the openness but you succeeded to deal well with the cope15 mooc and that you were nor threatened by chaos. What resources were useful to learn in this balanced way? Bye, Jutta

      • Dear Jutta,

        thank you for your reply and the associated interest in my footpring. First of all I think that my advantage was that I have already participated in cope14 and therefore I was not threatened by chaos. Secondly I think that it helped me that I was more concentrating on doing the assignments on the website instead of on other plattforms, as I am a quite structured person. Thridly, I enjoyed learning not only from other persons, but also doing a lot of own research on the internet in order to find an appropriate conclusion every week 🙂

        Best wishes,


    • Hi Magi, also your footprint is between the sweet emergent and the emergent zone, which could mean that you learned without to much stress in the cope15 mooc. Only the factors Multipath and Hybrid are rather high. Maybe you were overwhelmed by the abundance of materials and people and bye the manifold modes in the cope15 mooc? What would you say? Bye, Jutta

      • Hi Jutta,
        I´m sorry I haven´t seen your post before, I think this could be a good description.
        In the last few tasks I focused primarly on my answers and went through other posts after finishing mine but I liked the individual answers.
        Greetings Magdalena

    • Hi PhilliVanilli, it’s exciting that your footprint is so different from the others I discussed in the last hour. Your footprint looks comfortable, you were in the sweet emergent and emergent zone, and there are no spikes near chaos. This could mean that you learned self-responsible in the mooc and choose what you interested you in a more relaxed way. What do you mean to this interpretation? And – why did you choose Networking (Net) in the prescribed zone? Bye, Jutta

      • PhilliVanilli – did you participate in Cope14 last year? That could account for the ‘unexpected outcomes’ factor being in the prescribed zone – or was there a different reason?

  3. Wow, so many footprints, thanx! I cannot discuss them all at ones because then I don’t see any differences. So sorry if some of you will have to wait for feedback until tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, bye, Jutta

    • Thank you Max for your footprint 🙂 It’s largely in the emergent zone which means that you probably were challenged by the mooc but that it was ok for you. The factors in the cluster “presence/writing” are more in the sweet emergent zone, maybe it was nice and comforting to network with others. The highest values have the factors Self correction and open affordances which is similar to other footprints and I would be curios why you choose Self correction with a rather high value, bye, Jutta

    • Hi crazycactus, your footprint is also mostly in the emergent zone. It should have a spike at identity because of your nickname, which I like very much – but it hadn’t 🙂
      It seams that the interactivity of the mooc environment were a challenge for you. With the high value for the factor open affordances you acknowledged that the creation of new outcomes and
      goals were very encouraged in cope15, Jutta

    • Great that you had fun drawing the footprint 🙂 And – your footprint looks nice with the black background!
      It’s interesting: your cluster open/structure and agency are mostly in the sweet emergent zone (with some spikes as Self correction and Identity) which could mean that you dealt well with the mooc, and that you were challenged by identifying your responsibilities (identity, self correction). The factors of the cluster presence/writing are more in the (sharp) emergent zone, there were many casual encounters and self contemplation. Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Jessi, also your footprint is very pretty, I like it’s colors and the spikes 🙂 The right part (clusters environment and agency) is rather smooth whereas the left part (writing/presence and open/structure) has more spikes. All in all your footprint is in the emergent zone and I’m happy about it, Jutta

    • Hi Lara! Also your fotprint is pretty 🙂 The values for the factors are mostly in the (sharp) emergent zone. It’s interesting that your value for trust is rather high – I would be curios why you choose it this way, bye, Jutta

      • Dear Betty, your footprint looks pretty 🙂
        Your footprint is in the zone of emergent learning. It’s interesting that you were challenged by frequent network interaction (FIN) on the onde hand and by solitude & interaction (S&C) on the other hand. Bye, Jutta

        • Thank you for making me think about this aspect.
          I would like to react and explain what I was thinking by this part of the footprint.

          I think it connects very easily to other learning places, so that was for me a challenge. I can get easily lost in the uncountable size of the internet and searching for some information would take enormous amount of time till I would get simplified satisfying results.
          On the other hand Solitude and contemplation (S&C) was for me about the final space where all our reactions and posts will phile up. Cope 15 was a calm page, where I could gather all new information from others. Texts were just waiting there to be read and reacted on.
          My research for posts were active and often time consuming. They required to search through many platforms. But the final learning process for the Week assignments were calm and very informative and fun 🙂
          Thank you for reading, have a great day.

          • Betty – these are very interesting comments you make. Thank you for taking the time to explain the two factors that might appear to contradict each other.

            When my colleague, Roy Williams, and I were working on determining what the factors that influence learning in an open learning environment might be – we added the Presence/Writing cluster last. It was the most difficult cluster to work on, but we thought it essential. In particular I can exactly remember when we both realised that solitude and contemplation are essential for learning, especially learning in open online courses, which can be frenetic.

            It’s great that you were able to find enough time for this reflective space in Cope15.

  4. Thank you Jutta for posting that image of all the Footprints. (Anna, I’m sorry, I created it this morning, so your footprint isn’t included).

    The image is a bit larger if you click on it – but it is still small. Hopefully it is not so small that you can’t see the obvious differences between your experiences of cope15.

    Despite this, all of you, I think, have experienced ‘sweet’ comfortable emergent learning during the course or ‘challenging’ emergent learning. Of course, we don’t know, unless you tell us, whether challenging for you is just what you like, or whether it was uncomfortable.

    Nobody has found the course ‘prescribed’ – so Jutta’s intentions for an open course seem to have been successful 🙂

    I think it’s just about possible to see how some of the factors differ between you. I always find Risk an interesting factor to look at. We can see from your footprints that for some of you cope 15 was a high risk course, for most you felt safe to fail, but for some there was little risk. Isn’t this fascinating. It would be great to be able to discuss these differences and the reasons for them.

    Hope you will be able to see the image. I’m sorry it’s so small. It was quite a push to get them all on one page. It is wonderful to see how many of you have drawn a footprint.

    • Hi Anna, thanx for the second link, here the footprint is much better to read 🙂
      Your footprint is an open one, in any of the clusters there are factors in the emergent zone and in the zone of sharp emergence (some near the edge of chaos). This would mean that learning in the mooc was a challenging experience for you. E.g. the value for the factor identity is rather high, so in the mooc you were not fixed to a prescribed role – did you like this freedom or was it uncomfortable? Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Teo, your footprint is nearly perfect in the zone of emergent learning, which would mean that you learned a lot of new things, other aspects than we teachers planned, that you were challenged by the mooc experience and you succeeded in dealing well with the challenges. What do you think about this interpretation? Bye, Jutta

      • Hi Jutta,

        I think that through these 6 weeks I had gained a lot of knowledge and information that will help me in the further career. Only too bad that due to a lack of time I couldn’t better participate in certain themes. Thank you for your interpretation of my Footprint, I also agree with it.

        By, Teo

    • Hi Glurak27, that’s an interesting footprint 🙂 No risk but the factors ambiguity, experiential, co-evolution, theory of mind, negotiated outcomes near the edge of chaos. How did you deal with so many challenges? Bye, Jutta

  5. So, here is my footprint…
    It’s a really cool template btw 😉



    • Hi Aigul, your footprint is mostly in the zone of emergent learning, I will discuss it in more detail tomorrow, Jutta

    • Hi Aigul, as already mentioned your footprint is mostly in the zone of emergent learning (the middle circle). This could mean that you were challenged by the mooc but you did well in managing the challenges. Self-organisation is the factor with the highest value in your footprint – I know that all the time it is a challenge to organize oneself in e-learning and in a mooc 🙂 Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Fabian, also at the second look your footprint is very interesting 🙂 Two factors of the cluster open/structure are in the prescribed zone, whereas you felt a high risk (near chaos), and the factors unexpected results and multipath are in the zone of emergent learning. I would say that the mooc was a stimulating learning experience for you 🙂
      And you were challenged in the cluster agency, as you had to organize your learning in the mooc by yourself, bye, Jutta

    • Hi Hanna, your footprint looks vivid, there are some factors in the prescribed zone and others near chaos. I would be very curios why you choose the factor risk so low.
      Cope15 was a challenge for you with respect to the interactive environment (factors diversity, experiential, adaptivity) and in the cluster agency (factor self-organisation). You have 8 factors near the edge of chaos, so maybe cope15 was an exhausting experience for you, Jutta

    • Thanx Jörgi, I like the footprints a lot, it’s an exciting process drawing them and speaking about them 🙂 Jutta

    • Hi Jörgi, on the first view your footprint oscillates around the middle circle – the zone of emergent learning – with some inclination to the zone of sharp emergent learning. So you were challenged in the mooc, in the upper half of the figure values of the factors multipath, unexpected outcomes, co-evolution are high because you had of course a lot of responsibility for your own learning in cope15.
      The cluster agency and presence/writing differ. In presence/writing you were more comfortable with most of the factors in the zone of sweet emergence. Whereas in agency, the cluster which is about your growing and development, the values of the factors are rather high. But they never touch the edge of chaos which could mean that all together you succeeded in doing well in cope15. Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Hanna, your footprint looks different from the footprints I have discussed until now because there are two factors (liminal space and self correction) in the prescribed zone. Sometimes it is helpful to have some of the factors in the prescribed zone to give room to deal with more challenging aspects of the learning process.
      The rest of the footprint oscillates more or less around the middle circle, this is the zone of emergent learning. 🙂
      Bye, Jutta

    • Hi Bianca, you are exciting and nervous? You know, a footprint can never be right or wrong. It is a visualization of your learning experience from the day you are creating it. It’s funny when you would do the footprint again now it would be in parts different. So it is not an objective, repeatable method but a very subjective and unique method (Maybe that’s why I love them so much). The footprint tells a story about your learning experience, and only in discussing the footprint could we investigate it more in depth.
      So my feedback is only subjective and my personal perception. You could discuss your footprint with your colleagues speaking about why you choose values for the individual factors and what environment you need to learn in a good way.
      When I take a quick look at your footprint it appears to be a very open one which could mean that learning in the mooc was challenging and exhausting, you had to invest a lot of energy and effort.
      The value of the factors risk and ambiguity are near chaos, maybe because at the beginning the mooc was overwhelming and you didn’t know what to do in detail (you wrote that you felt unsecure how many comments you should write).
      On the other hand the cluster agency tells me (my interpretation not the truth 😉 ) that you have dealt with the challenges in a good way, the factors open affordances, self organization, autonomy, negotiated outcomes are just in the emergent zone, bye Jutta

    • Hi Denise, your footprint has one cluster (presence/writing) in the sweet) emergent zone, one cluster cluster (agency) in the sharp emergent zone – and the other clusters are mixed ones. Your choices in the mooc (factor self/correction and multipath) were maybe sometimes difficult for you (you were active in the facebook group and on the website, weren’t you?). And in the cluster of personal development (agency) self organization, autonomy and negotiated outcomes were challenging. Bye, Jutta

      • Haha!
        Thank you Jutta, for your feedback;
        Yeah, I was active 😉 on FB and here as well;

        Sometimes the oganization wasn’t always easy (f.e. if the assignments were pretty challenging)
        But I reached my personal aim in doing all the assignments and I can say that I’m a little proud about that xD

        Have a nice day, bye bye 😉

    • Yes, you did it right – and it looks different to all the other footprints, how interesting 🙂 I will discuss it tomorrow, Jutta

    • Hi RaveDave, your footprint shows high and low values for different factors. It is remarkable – also with respect to other footprints of cope16 – that the cluster presence/writing was the most challenging part for you (you have high values for solitude and contemplation, causal encounters, networking and hybrid. But of course our mooc was a lot about writing and presenting your experiences and opinions online. I’m curios why you experienced a high risk in cope15, bye, Jutta

      • Dear Jutta,

        I think the “risk” was that it was quite hard to get an overview of the tasks in the beginning. It was not always quite clear where to put the answers and there was always a kind of insecurity whether I really did all the tasks necessary!


        • Ah thanx for your answer. Yes, I know a mooc is a real challenge at the beginning, because there’s such a lot of information, discussion, people … I’m happy that practically all of you did well after the first confusion 🙂 Jutta

  6. Hi Natalia, Red, Maximillano, Dieu-Ahn and Analisa. Thank you all for engaging with the footprints of emergence and posting your footprints. I would be very interested to know more about how you found this process.

    Looking at your footprints as a group, it is noticeable that the course as a whole seems to have been experienced as between sweetly emergent and sharply emergent, which would mean that you have found the course challenging. The question to ask yourselves is – have you enjoyed this challenge or has it been too much? Particularly for those factors which you place right at the edge of the sharp emergence zone, near the zone of chaos, or even in the zone of chaos – did this threaten your learning? Did you want to leave the course at times? The balance between challenge and chaos is a fine line. Both teachers and learners need enough challenge – not so much that learners are at risk of ‘falling out’ of the course.

    Maximillano – you placed two factors in the chaotic zone – multipath (Mp) and solitude and contemplation (S&C). It would be great to know more about why you experienced these factors as chaotic.

    An interesting cluster for me is always the ‘Agency’ cluster. This is the one that is all about you. How much control did you have over your own learning and how much were you able to develop your identity, a sense of who you are, as a result of this course? In relation to agency, Dieu-Ahn I was interested in your footprint because the agency cluster is much nearer the prescribed zone than the other clusters of factors and I would love to know more about why this is so. Natalia and Red found agency more challenging.

    Analisa, you took a different approach. If I understand what you have done correctly, you have taken an existing footprint for another course and drawn over the top of it? I always start with an existing footprint, but then I move the factors to the new positions for the new course. It is interesting to compare how you felt at different points in a course by drawing successive footprints on top of each other, or by drawing a series of footprints. It is also interesting to compare what you think were the design intentions of the course with how you actually experienced it.

    Finally, a couple of you have said about your footprints – I hope this is right – but there is no right or wrong about a footprint. Your experience is your experience and as such is valid, authentic and unique to you. No-one can tell you it is wrong or right, but I find that it is very helpful to discuss my footprints with someone else and justify where I have placed the factors. In doing this I sometimes – but not often – change the position of the factor.

    I wonder if we will get any more footprints.

    Jenny 🙂

    • Thank you for your footprint, Natalia – and on the first look it reminds me more of the footprint of Red Danger than on the first footprints 🙂 I will discuss it later on, bye, Jutta

    • Hi Natalia, your footprint has a lot of factors in the sweet emergent zone (between the inner and the middle circle), therefore I assume that you had a learning experience which was challenging but not overwhelming. With regard to the cluster agency which visualizes your opportunities for development 5 factors are already beyond “sweet” emergence. This could mean that learning in cope15 was exciting and needed some energy, what would you say? Bye, Jutta

    • Great footprint, thanx – and in comparison to the other footprints it’s different 🙂 I will discuss it in more detail tomorrow, bye, Jutta

    • Hi Red Danger, as Max you choose a low value for the factors risk, also the factors open affordances, co-evolution and adaptivity are near the prescribed zone. I can understand that you experienced not so much adaptivity and co-evolution when you look at the weekly structure with the predetermined materials and assignments. Whereas the value of open affordances surprises me, in my understanding of our kind of mooc there should be a lot of open affordances. – But as the footprints visualize a personal reflection there is of course no right and wrong, bye, Jutta

    • Hi Max, your footprint is a very open one, in all clusters there are many factors in the sharp emergence zone. The cope15 mooc offered a lot of possibilities for you: you choose high values for multipath, diversity, multimodal, hybrid 🙂 Only the factor risk is outstanding with it’s very low value. Would be interesting to know your thoughts behind this choice, Jutta

  7. Just to let you know that I am fascinated by both your footprints, which I have just become aware of because of a tweet that Jutta made. I need a bit more time to look at them carefully before commenting – but I will be back on Sunday with some comments.
    Thanks for inviting me to comment Jutta,

  8. I will invite Jenny Mackness, one of the inventors of the footprints of emergence to look at your footprints as well 🙂

    • Hi, now I’m happy to discuss your footprint as well 🙂
      1) Looking at it as a whole I observe that on the left side your footprint is similar to Analisa’s. You were challenged and the footprint shows a mixture of sharp and sweet emergence.
      2) The cluster you were challenged most was the cluster interactive environment. You felt that the environment was diverse, experiential, adaptable and there were oportunity of co-evolution and meeting others’ minds. Did you like this big challenge or was it too much?
      3) Looking at factors with very high or very low values I want to choose the factor Solitude and contemplation S&C in the cluster presence/writing again. Also Analisa choose a high value for this factor. It’s interesting that in an such an interactive environment there is a space for contemplation as well.
      Thanx for your footprint, Jutta

    • Ok, Analisa – yesterday it was to late for me – I wrote a long comment and then my browser chrashed…so now I will remember …
      Looking at a footprint you can take 3 steps:
      1) you look at is a whole and ask yourself it you like it, do you? Your footprint is a rather open one, many factors are in the (sharp) emergent zone. You can like it or you can have the feeling that it was exhausting.
      2) Then you look at the clusters. E.g. in the cluster open/structure there are many factors near the edge of chaos as liminal space, ambiguity, unexpected outcomes, disruption – maybe in your reflection you referred to the first phase in the mooc when everything was overwhelming?
      In the cluster agency on the other hand your factors are more in the (sweet) emergent zone. This would mean that you were challenged with respect to self organisation, autonomy but you were also comfortable dealing with it.
      3) You can look at extrem values. E.g. in the cluster presence/writing the factor Solitude/contemplation has a rather high value. So maybe you choose it this way because there were phases in the mooc where you were learning alone.
      Of course I’m curios what you think about this feedback, bye, Jutta

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