Minimalism

I’ve been reading about Minimalist design – which intrigued me. In my advancing age I’m less about “more stuff” and more about “good stuff”, so clutter and extraneous things are getting cut (minus my record collection because frankly, I can’t part with some of the bad records I own). When I learned about Carroll’s Minimalist Design for instruction, I was doubly intrigued. Here is an attempt to cut through the clutter of some designs and instruction, to the heart of what matters. The design also suggests some interesting parallels to a lot of what I would consider characteristics of informal and self-guided learning. With that said, maybe it ties in nicely with Connectivism? I see how it acts as a balance for the networked learner. Carroll’s Minimalism comes from computer training from a Constructivist perspective rather than a Behaviourist perspective.

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