A landscape of new tools has lead to entirely new forms of communication. Learning itself is a ‘mashup.’ Teaching and communicating using online tools creates a conversation that takes place in a cloud. New learning skills and styles emerge. This presentation will introduce three concepts especially relevant to teaching and learning in this potentially overwhelming context: learning ecosystems, organizational biomimicry, and connectivism. This is a concise introduction to what's new in learning and communication and is meant to provide the background knowledge to support changes in practice.
This presentation is part one in a two part series about New Learning Communities. The second part is Practical Applications by Julia Parra, Ed.D.