The Riddle of Online Resonance (first installment)

Jenny Connected

Learning through connectivity is not a new idea; there is a long history of research into networked learning (Steeple & Jones, 2002; Goodyear et al., technologies and networked online learning for autonomous learning in an increasingly diverse environment (Downes, 2009) have led to many authors (Krebs (2002), Haythornthwaite (2002), Granovetter (1973, 1983), to name but a few) exploring how connections are made and developed in online environments.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

Learning Meaning and Identity’ - focuses on expanding ideas around social learning theory, whereas a later book ‘A Guide to Managing Knowledge: Cultivating Communities of Practice’ (2002) – is written more for managers of communities of practice. These books propose a very ‘hands-on’ approach to facilitation and were designed to help a teacher make the transition from working f2f to the online environment.

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Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

These are not always appropriate filters, but because getting f2f or talking realtime requires a special effort, Ive found these approaches can help me gauge whether a relationship is maintainable. from: [link] Edge.orgs Question Page of 2002 - by Adrian Scott.

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