PJ Evans

Working and learning in networks

I’m currently pulling together various thoughts on issues surrounding organisational design, networks and workplace or occupational learning. Initially, I’m drawing on: the notion of learning networks, defined by Sloep (2008) as: “online, social network that is designed to support non-formal learning in a particular domain” to frame a discussion of the use of social technologies […]

building walls

The constant push & pull of open vs closed networks (see a previous post) continues with Twitter as Graham Attwell describes here in the context of education. Building (high) walls doesn’t appear to have harmed Facebook just yet and Twitter’s move should be seen in the context of the criticisms it has faced on monetisation. […]

Tools of e-learning

I noticed this post from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies [CL4PT] on ten key tools for learning. There’s a very clear triangle forming of course/ content “authorware” [eg, screenr or prezi], collaboration tools [eg, etherpad or dimdim] and individual tools [eg, evernote or arguable posterour]. This highlighted a question would be how these […]

on the nature of personal learning environments

A well argued post here on personal learning environments as a dynamic environment rather than a product or device. This chimes with my own views on PLEs as something that is personal rather than a product as well as with the tension in views of enterprise 2.0 between the techno-determinists and those focused on people […]

Link to: Business impact of social learning

A short post linking to a great post from Jay Cross here on the business case/ ROI of social learning in [what should be] the age of learning platforms and ecosystems rather than training courses and programmes. Some very useful resources are also available via the post.


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