norDist: sociallearning


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A presentation held 18.1.2010 on a Webinar held by the Distans network

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norDist: sociallearning

  1. 1. A community of practice learning through social media online !?<br />Hróbjartur Árnason<br />University of Iceland<br />
  2. 2. Background for norDist<br />DISTANS (a NVL Network since Des. 2005)<br />“Enhancing adult learning with new technologies”<br />Through:<br />conferences<br />symposia<br />webinars<br />a wiki <br />
  3. 3. One step further<br />With norDist:<br />We want to bring this work further<br />Create an ongoing discussion<br />Create a space where adult educators in the Nordic countries (and elsewhere if they like) can together further their competencies in this field.<br />
  4. 4. Maybe this is Social learning?<br />See Bandura<br />We usually learn from <br />People around us (collegues, role models e.t.c)<br />By modelling behaviour, methods, attitudes …<br />Through:<br /><ul><li>Observation
  5. 5. Sharing
  6. 6. Discussions
  7. 7. Asking for help
  8. 8. Copying
  9. 9. Collaboration
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  15. 15. norDist… a community of practice?<br />Teachers and other adult educators<br />Interested in supporting their students learning<br />With and through technology<br />Where it is useful<br />Today we can choose our tribe!<br />
  16. 16. Elements of a social network…<br />A network like norDist needs various “spaces” and functionalities which spur activity and help members to use it as a learning space.<br />We are testing and learning:<br />Profiles<br />Presentation of self<br /> Photo<br />Discussions<br />Special interest groups<br />Wiki<br />Blogs<br />Activity Stream<br />Notifications<br />Chat<br />
  17. 17. What MAKES or breaks it?<br />When you og to a party, a conference or a course… what do you do to gain the most???<br />Should i dare??<br />How do you get to know people?<br />What will they think<br />But what do you do online…<br />Is it interesting?<br />
  18. 18. The group welcomes you!<br />What next?<br />What’s new?<br />Blogs<br />
  19. 19. Writing a handbook collaboratively: See how it evolves!<br />
  20. 20. Ad hoc webinars on interesting issues<br />
  21. 21. What we are learning<br />Leaving your mark (Activity stream…)<br />Your face matters <br />Generosity works wonders<br />Sharing, tips, stories, requests moves us on…<br />Barriers to overcome are easier than you think<br />The more you share the more you gain<br />New ideas are born where people come together, share, test, try and discuss<br />
  22. 22. Welcome to:<br />A community of practice learning through social media online !?<br />Hróbjartur Árnason, University of Iceland<br />