The future of learning is social

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The future of learning is social

  1. The future of  learning is  social! Jane Hart  Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies www.C4LPT.co.uk
  2. Emerging List  of Top 100 Tools  for Learning  2011 List at 7 June  compiled  from the Top  10 Tools  contributions  of  163 learning  professionals  worldwide
  3. 1‐ Consumerization of IT2 – Merging of personal, learning  and working tools 3‐ Individuals are doing “their own thing”
  4. Work independently Work in spurts Drawn to technology Like freedom of choiceSocialCollaborativeSelf‐directed
  5. Facebook
  6. “I learn something new several  times a day and stay connected  with people that form my most  valuable network. This is the  one tool I would choose if I  could only keep one.”“I use Twitter to share my thoughts, ideas, information with others and to learn or get inspired by others.”"A performance support tool, learning platform and social network all rolled in one." 11
  7. #rscff11(c) C4LPT.co.uk 12
  8. Twitter in a Workshop
  9. Micro‐learning with Twitter
  10. (c) C4LPT.co.uk 21
  11. “Ive learned more in the last few weeks by monitoring this community than I have in the past year in class..... Its an amazing group ‐ I have seen discussions on questions I hadnt thought about and received pointers towards great articles...... Makes me wonder why Im spending all that money on a formal education when Im not learning as much....” “I really "ummed and ahhed" before joining this  community. Participating in social media is still a bit "scary"  for me ‐ dont laugh!!! But Im glad I did ‐ Ive learnt more in  a few days than in the previous 6 months of trying to figure  it all out for myself. Another vote for social learning.”
  12. What do these examples have in common?Not fundamentally “learning” systemsBut social systemsIt’s about enabling and encouraging participation  than managing access to learning contentStart with a social system and build in the learning
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  15. bit.ly/janeinglasgow(c) C4LPT.co.uk 27

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