learning ecosystem

The Dynamics of Learning Ecosystems: literacies and resources Allison Littlejohn “The most profound impact of the Internet… is its ability to support and expand the various aspects of social learning”.“Attention has moved from access to information towards access to other people”. “Web2.0 blurs the boundaries between the producers and consumers of content”. (Seely Brown, 2008)…

task4

COLLECTIVE LEARNING: literacies and resources Learning effectively from the collective requires open  learning literacies and resources which complement traditional types. Some of our work in UK Higher Education attempts to define and consider these and begin to foster them within formal education. These ideas are explored in task 4. Task 4 is to contribute to the…

collective learning task2

COLLECTIVE LEARNING: charting the collective knowledge This week we are exploring issues of collective learning. The position paper contains some background information on collective learning and identifies some key issues. One key question in Collective Learning is how we understand the binding force that connects people while they are learning. Read this blog post on sensemaking which puts…

why do we need charting

 Why chart the collective knowledge?  Society, the workplace and  knowledge are  changing in unpredicatable ways.  New economic paradigms are emerging . Knowledge generation is now a significant means of production with ownership in the hands of individuals.  So – how can universities prepare students for society. Especially when most future roles  jobs that don’t yet exist.  Harold Jarche  presented…

practices for collective learning

What sorts of learning practices and  literacies do learners need for collective learning?   Knowledge resources are the ‘lifeblood’ of social and collective learning. While learning in social systems, individuals connect with relevant knowledge resources and with other people who share a similar learning goal (Littlejohn, Margaryan & Milligan, 2009). ‘Clusters’ of learners within a…