Despite my poor Botanic knowledge, I need to visualize how rhizomatic learning might look like.
Beneath the surface, you see how all plants are connected. So if you are interested in one topic 1, you might need to learn about another ones 3 and 2 before. Imagine how you would pull out these topics.
Follow the blue arrows that depict your spreading interest. Then follow the red arrows how you would pull out the plants.
Just the other way around than in traditional learning.
Updated 2014-01-09: Sorry that my first attempt was incomprehensible. See also an older blog post about “pulling out a rhizome.“
Additionally, you might imagine a lesson. It is all packaged, like the roots of a tree in the tree nursery school. And when the tree is advanced (to the next grade), the entire root ball is one distinct unit. (In German, this makes a nice pun, since the same word “versetzt” applies to both pupils and tree-school members).
Connectivist knowledge, by contrast, is entangled into dense context.
See also another older blog post about “rhizomes that cannot easily be pulled out without their neighboring ones“.