[LD-SIG Discussion List] Intro podcast: “Should We be Using Communities for Learning?”
philza2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 24 03:39:16 CDT 2010
Here's the blurb for a preview podcast with Nancy White, hosted by LearningTimes GreenRoom hosts Susan Manning and Dan Balzer:
"We are navigating a tumultuous and very interesting
transition of how we think about learning. We are stepping beyond the
boundaries of “course,” questioning the continuum of formal and informal learning — all in a time when technology is fundamentally changing what it means to “be together.” From this context, the idea of using the
social structure of “community” for learning has come center stage.
Community has shown to be valuable in some contexts. But should it be the structure? Is structuring our educational frameworks around community
central, or does it deserve a different place along the continuum of
individual–community–networked learning. When is community the sweet
spot? When is it the trap? Let’s talk."
About Nancy White
Nancy is an
internationally recognized online interaction designer, facilitator,
blogger (http://www.fullcirc.com/), learner, teacher, presenter, tinkerer and writer on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media. She co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne
Wenger and John Smith. She’s also a chocoholic.
Learner Development Special Interest Group, Member at Large
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