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This presentation outlines some of the concepts and services offered by us for Learning 2.0.

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  • Agenda
    • Principles of Connectivism
    • Impact on Instructional Design
    • Impact on design of Learning Solutions
    • Possible Framework
    • Our Services
  • Principles of Connectivism
    • Learning is the process of making new connections
    • Connections are a primary point of focus and could be to people or devices
    • Networked learning occurs at neural, conceptual and social levels
    • Types of connections define certain types of learning
    • Strength and nature of connections define how we learn
    • Networks are differentiated from Groups (autonomy, diversity, control…)
    • Knowledge is the network, is to be in a certain state of connectedness
    • All knowledge is associative in nature and resides in our connections
    • Connectivism is a new theory of learning that embraces and extends these principles
    • Connectivism is very different from existing theories of Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism and is more readily and efectively applied to today’s learners and their needs
  • Impact on Instructional Design
    • ID has evolved under the influence of traditional theories, but needs reinterpretation in the context of the new theory of connectivism
      • Contextualization, sequence of content and interaction complexity are typical factors in design
      • Ecology, learnscape (Jay Cross) – engendering connections through creation of learning architectures or landscapes is a new key factor
      • Being able to create capacity in learners to adapt as situations and circumstances change is a new key factor in a fast changing world
        • Patterning – learning is pattern recognition and adaptation
        • Wayfinding – is a key skill in an overwhelming abundant information climate
        • Sensemaking- making sense or arriving at a framework to make sense of patterns and knowledge
      • Currency of learning is another key factor because of the fast moving nature of knowledge. It is not sufficient to just take a course, we need to learn continuously
      • Learning is not deterministic and linear. There is chaos and complexity in learning
        • Chaos theory tells us that learning is sensitive to initial conditions that can have a dramatic influence on the final outcome and that there is a degree of hidden order/structure within the chaos of learning
        • Complexity theory suggests that multiple interacting elements that result in particular outcomes. Outcomes are not something we draw out on a piece of paper. There are too many variables in the learning experience itself.
      • Challenge for educators and instructional designer is now to achieve particular outcomes through distributed approaches
        • Educator metaphors – curator, master artist, weaver, network administrator etc
        • Learning ecologies – web 2.0 tools, learning organization, learnscapes, social network analysis applied to learning
  • Impact on design of learning solutions
    • Content, context and connections form the fabric of the new learning experience
    • Web 2.0 and evolving technologies provide the technical infrastructure for collaboration, information negotiation and connection making
      • Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Podcasts
    • Organizations need to rethink the roles of learning managers, instructional designers, experts and learners as well as curricula and content
    • New forms of collaboration and sense making need to be utilized
      • Communities of Practice
      • Concept Maps
      • Journaling and collaborative content creation
    • Structured very differently than traditional modes and technology such as LMS (LMS + Web 2.0 does not equal Learning 2.0)
  • Possible Framework George Siemens http://elearnspace.org/media/InstructionalDesignConnectivism/player.html   
  • Our Services
    • Custom consultative solutions for every company
    • Training for existing training and development teams engaged in the process of administering, developing and delivering training
    • Communities of Practice as primary tools for creating learning experiences
    • Formal Social Network Analysis from a learning perspective to evaluate connection forming patterns
    • Tools for learners to self organize and collaborate
    • Tools for administrators to track learning activities
    • Tools for migrating existing connections and content to new formats
    • Creation of new modes of delivery of new information (RSS servers, collaboration activities design
  • Thank You