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Social Networking for Learning

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Description of how social networking spaces can support continuous learning.

Description of how social networking spaces can support continuous learning.

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  • 1. What is Social Networking? Let Common Craft Explain:
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    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =6a_KF7TYKVc
  • 2. Faculty survey data suggests informally structured learning
  • 3. Workplace learning models run along a continuum. Formal Training Events Communities of Practice/ Learning Communities Informal Learning
  • 4. A faculty learning community is a formalized collaboration
    • Defined Membership
    • Defined Purpose
    • Defined Duration
    • Defined Output
    • “ a continuous process of learning and reflection, supported by colleagues, with an intention of getting things done”
    • (McGill, I., & Beaty, L. (2001). Action learning . (2nd Ed. Revised). Sterling, VA: Stylus. )
  • 5. Informal learning is how most professional learning happens “ Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way most people learn to do their jobs.” -- Jay Cross, http://informl.com/2006/05/20/what-is-informal-learning/
  • 6. Informal learning is how most professional learning happens “ Conversations are the stem cells of learning, for they both create and transmit knowledge. Open conversation increases innovation. People love to talk. Bringing them together brings excitement.” -- Jay Cross
  • 7. Informal learning is user directed, and lower cost
  • 8. But can you formalize informal learning? Work Learning
  • 9. Social Networking technology can encourage and maximize informal learning
  • 10. Social networking for learning
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    Can an a social network support inquiry and ideas instead of relationships and careers?
  • 11. Joe the teacher has ideas and questions. But he is boxed in by his schedule. He can’t interact like he wants to.
  • 12. Joe joins a online learning community with others who have ideas and questions.
  • 13. Joe searches and finds Jane who writes about what is on her mind. Ideas, reflections, musings, experiences, rants, raves, influences
  • 14. Joe engages her ideas and writes his own. They have a public conversation. Ideas, reflections, musings, experiences, rants, raves, influences Ideas, reflections, musings, experiences, rants, raves, influences
  • 15. The entire network does likewise. Their community is knowledge-rich.
  • 16. Some members form interest groups to focus the conversation. They are still connected to the entire network and vice versa. Interest Group
  • 17. Learning through social networking requires:
    • Openness and sharing
    • Constructive dialogue
    • Transparency
    • Participate anytime anywhere
    • Prompts

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