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Learning communities

  1. 1. Learning Communities<br />Presentation by<br />Allen Apgar<br />LTMS 510 - 03<br />
  2. 2. Learning Communities<br />Objective<br />Definition<br />Inclusion in educational system<br />Development using technology<br />
  3. 3. Historical Examples<br />What do you think of when you hear the words “Learning Communities”?<br />
  4. 4. Community Examples<br />Science Explorers<br />Chess Club<br />Itunes University<br />Tech Leaders - PETE& C<br />Online Class<br />
  5. 5. Online Examples<br />Educause<br />Concept to Classroom<br />Elearning Guild<br />
  6. 6. Advantages/Benefits<br />Depth<br />Common Goals/Interests<br />Diversity<br />Use of technology<br />Global Connection<br />
  7. 7. Advantages<br />“The sum is greater than each of the parts”<br />
  8. 8. Design Considerations<br />Educational Pedagogy<br />Time<br />Intensity<br />“Back end” needs/follow up<br />
  9. 9. Development Considerations<br />What do you want to teach/learn?<br />How can you share your expertise?<br />
  10. 10. Implementation Considerations<br />Technology assists learning<br />Goal: More meaningful learning<br />Life-long skills/interests<br />
  11. 11. Leading Tools<br />Most LMS, LCMS and CMS have community functions built in to the product.<br />Moodle<br />Atutor<br />Olat<br />.LRN<br />Blackboard<br />
  12. 12. Open Source Options<br />Web 2.0<br />Wiki’s<br />Blogs<br />Podcasts – Itunes U, Jpodder, etc.<br />Video - Youtube<br />Social Networks: Facebook, MySpace, etc.<br />Twitter, Whispur, etc.<br />
  13. 13. Conclusions<br />Connection to the correct community<br />Interest/Challenge<br />Nurture/develop love of learning<br />Guidance is critical<br />
  14. 14. Learning Communities<br />Q & A<br />Allen Apgar<br />
  15. 15. Bibliography<br />Bielaczyc, Katerine, and Allan Collins. "Learning Communities in Classrooms: A Reconcetualization of Educational Practice." Instructional Design Theories and Models II. n. pag. Web. 27 January 2010.  <br />Miller, Ron. "Introduction From Learning Schools to Learning Communities: A Historic Shift." A Coalition for Self-Learning. 2000. Creative Learning Communities, Web. 27 January 2010. <www.crativelearningcommunitites.org/book/overview>.  <br />Hart, Jane. "The State of Social Learning Today and Some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010." 26 Jan 2010. Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, Web. 2 Feb 2010. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/handbook/state.html. <br />Boyd, Victoria, and Shirley Hord. "Schools as Learning Communities." Issues...about Change 4.1 (1994): 1 - 8. Web. 27 Jan 2010. <br />Hord, Shirley. "Professional Learning Communities: What are they and why are they Important?." Issues...about Change 6.1 (1997): 1 - 8. Web. 27 Jan 2010.  <br />Palloff, Rena, and Keith Pratt. "Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace "Effective strategies for the Online Classroom." n. pag. Web. 27 Jan 2010.<br />Moisseeva, Marina, Reinhold Steinbeck, and Sabine Seufert. "Online Learning Communities and Collaborative Learning ." Online Learning Communities and Collaborative Learning . 2010. Institute of International Education, Web. 1 Feb 2010. <http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=41543>. <br />c-learning photo: http://www.gdrc.org/kmgmt/c-learn/index.html<br />
  16. 16. Bibliography of Images<br />https://questgreekmythology.wikispaces.com/file/view/125.jpg/32856659/125.jpg<br />http://scienceexplorers.com/<br />http://www.scouting.org/<br />http://creativecommons.org/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/irinaslutsky/1700742259/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/9399948@N05/3253109095/<br />

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