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  1. 1. Networked Lifelong Learning Peter Sloep Maastricht, March 7, 2012 Transnational project Service Centre Lifelong LearningWednesday, March 7, 12
  2. 2. the need for lifelong learningWednesday, March 7, 12
  3. 3. Manuel Castells: network society, information society Alvin Toffler: third wave Peter Drucker: knowledge workerWednesday, March 7, 12
  4. 4. Knowledge workers in todays workforce are individualswho are valued for their ability to act and communicate with knowledge within a specific subject area. ... Fueled by theirexpertise and insight, they work to solve those problems, in an effort to influence company decisions, priorities andstrategies. What differentiates knowledge work from other forms of work is its primary task of “non-routine” problem solving that requires a combination of convergent, divergent, and creative thinking. http://en.wikipedia.org/org/Knowledge_worker.html Reinhardt, W., Schmidt, B., Sloep, P. B., & Drachsler, H. (2011). Knowledge Worker Roles and Actions - Results of Two Empirical Studies. Knowledge and Process Management, 18(3), 150-174.Wednesday, March 7, 12
  5. 5. the demands lifelong learners make on educationWednesday, March 7, 12
  6. 6. • logistic flexibility (place, pace, time) • content flexibility (made-to-measure) • didactic flexibility (learning mode) • self-guided learning (meta-cognitive skills) • don’t forget specific needs of the disadvantagedWednesday, March 7, 12
  7. 7. networked learning: a proposal to meet those demandsWednesday, March 7, 12
  8. 8. Yochai Benkler University networks and technical platforms will have to focus on managing the increasingly permeable boundaries among universities, and between universities and the world outside them. University platform design should be focused on ensuring that faculty and students have the greatest degree possible of authority and capacity to act freely, innovate internally, and participate externally. Benkler,Y. (2009). The Tower and the Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing. In R. N. Katz (Ed.), The University in the Networked Economy and Society: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 51-61). Educause.Wednesday, March 7, 12
  9. 9. Challenge how can institutions (people, social structures,technological artefacts) for formal education that have been designed for the initial education of adolescents meet the specific demands of adult learners?Wednesday, March 7, 12
  10. 10. services to support lifelong learners • collaboration • e-portfolio/online identity • socialising • differentiated content • coaching & tutoring access • mentoring • filtering user generated content • peer support • network visualisationWednesday, March 7, 12
  11. 11. Two models central control, top- down, institutional setting distributed control, bottom up, in cyberspaceWednesday, March 7, 12
  12. 12. peter.sloep <at> ou.nl twitter: pbsloep Questions? jabber: pbsloep del.icio.us: pbsloep slideshare: pbsloep Follow-up! http:celstec.org http:dspace.ou.nlWednesday, March 7, 12

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