I’m at the start of the process of scoping a literature review of social software in workplace learning. Some of the literature on collaboration is proving interesting: Collaboration and co-creation: emphasises the social aspects of social software and Web 2.0 technologies as ESSPs (McAfee 2009) in creating collaborative learning environments that promote knowledge exchange, interpersonal … Read more
An interesting set of slides on a European survey of social media use (via Pontydysgu) suggesting aa decline in the use of email. A key issue for me is to what extent is the use of MSN/ IM/ SMS etc. compartmentalised as being for social rather than for studying/ work? My own experience is that … Read more
Here is the last in an excellent series of posts on social media platforms for learning from Jane Hart at the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies. Much of the challenge for the provision of qualifications is in the cultural, pedagogical (or should it be andagogical) and bureaucratic changes required to allow the formal accreditation … Read more
just a quick addition to my previous post on learning environments as I should have referred to this post from Pontydysgu that discusses how/ whether micro-learning objects developed through social learning technologies can and do ‘mature’ into more formalised learning content, eg, through a process of aggregation and validation perhaps. The essence of this for … Read more
A great post from Stephen Downes here on personal learning environments [PLEs] and reflecting on the experience of running the connectivism course. I was taken with the argument that the value PLEs is greatly enhanced by extending social networks – a similar argument to the one made here by Malinka Ivanova. The paper reminded me … Read more
Harold Jarche has produced what I think is perhaps the clearest and most useful description of personal knowledge management (PKM) I have seen. A succinct description of PKM as a process and the tolls he uses. Excellent.
Interesting Big Question! on getting help/ answers on-line. The question builds on the Work Literacy course – web 2.0 for learning – where I’ve been lurking rather than participating. I feel a little guilty about it as I’ve got more out of it than I’ve put in (obviously). My main excuse for not participating has … Read more