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"Chaos rules" revisited

  • David Murphy
Keywords: Online learning, chaos theory

Abstract

About 20 years ago, lost in the midst of my PhD research, I mused over proposed titles. I was pretty pleased with myself to come up with ‘Chaos Rules’ (the implied double meaning was deliberate) or, more completely, Chaos Rules: An Exploration of The Work of Instructional Designers in Distance Education. I used the then emerging theories of chaos and complexity to underpin my analysis. So it was with not just a little excitement that I read the call for contributions to this Special Issue. What follows is a ‘walk through’ my thesis, with an emphasis on the contribution of chaos and complexity theory.

 

Published
2011-11-25
How to Cite
Murphy, D. (2011). "Chaos rules" revisited. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(7), 116-134. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v12i7.1125