I’ve updated my diagram of the ALC Network membrane (see v0.1 here) in two major ways. I’ve simplified it, practicing design through subtraction, and I’ve changed how I related to it. Initially I thought of the ALC Network membrane as the center of a flower with each ALC acting as a pedal. I am now thinking of it more as a cell.
The cell is the ALC network. Inside the network are the organelle that give the cell life or the organizations that make up the network and give it life. These organizations right now are Agile Learning Centers, but aren’t limited to that particular structure. The nucleus contains the protocol that keep the cell functioning. This is the facilitation layer where Agile Learning Facilitators hold the network protocol and tend the ALC methodology. The people are the little bits of magic that power the whole thing.
Participants represent anyone who isn’t within the ALF membrane, this could be a parent, student, supporter, coach,alumni, resource person, or intern.
ALFs anchor organelles to the nucleus and close a feedback loop between the center and edges of the cell. Individuals can exist outside of organelles or span multiple.
The nucleus is made of four layers, the outer membrane which is porous allows in new people who wish to be ALFs. They interact with the network until they are recognized (through a peer review process) into the blue part where ALFs play. The inner circles take on more responsibility for the organelles as holders and then the entire cell as network holders.
As always I would love to read your feedback. What can I expand on? How clear is this as an insider or outsider?