#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

So it has been interesting to listen to Stephen Downes and George Siemens talking about personal learning assistants this week in the Personal Learning MOOC. The point was that these are his personal learning assistants. Source of image (see Footnote).

2016 201

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

The innovative thing is that the focus is on exchange and learning from each other and not on learning new knowledge, more "how do you do that in your class and what can I do better?" For this type of online learning you need a certain level of capacity for self direction.

2018 141

Learning poses or learning to model?

Joitske Hulsebosch

A beautiful example in my opinion of the difference between what learning tips and tricks in a course or short training compared with learning in practice and learning in networks and communities. A longer road that leads to more profound learning as professional.

2017 153

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

For many people attending Radical Acts was just that – a radical act of stepping into an experimental event, experiencing applied improvisation, and learning from each other in an unconventional way. It was the night before when I learned that I would be the opening act.

2018 191

Transfer of learning

Mathemagenic

And then cook that, learning all kinds of handy things on the way (e.g. In the camp of Natural School in Russia kids had to decide themselves when and what to cook* when they were hungry. how much work it takes to make a pancake cake and how many people it could feed at the end).

2018 116

Questions about rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

Hi Keith – I have been thinking about your invitation to discuss some of the ideas around rhizomatic learning with you further. Cath’s posts in which she is presenting models for rhizomatic learning make sense. Smoothness and Striation in Digital Learning Spaces. E -Learning.

2014 194

New metaphors for learning

Jenny Connected

Once you start thinking in terms of metaphors for learning, you find them everywhere. At the beginning of this year Mariana Funes, Frances Bell and I had a paper published about the use of the rhizome as a metaphor for learning.

2016 130

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning.

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. This seems like another great way to promote open teaching and learning. Source of image .

2015 158

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved?

2016 141

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. Any Twitterchat is hard work but it was worst to make sense here because I noticed that we all talked with a different view on social learning.

2018 130

Learning spaces

Mathemagenic

My interests in learning and architecture come pretty nice together with homeschooling our kids. When I dived into learning about project-based homeschooling , creating a workspace for the kids was the first thing I picked up. Of course, learning happens everywhere.

2014 152

Learning about learning from Gertrude Stein

Jenny Connected

Week 5 has started (with the theme of Anti-Modernist Doubts), but I am still thinking about Week 4 and Gertrude Stein - and what I can learn from her about teaching and learning. For me thinking spatially instead of linearly describes the learning process. Embodied learning.

2013 158

Teaching and Learning in 2017 and beyond

Jenny Connected

Jim Groom in his blog post ‘ Containing the Future of OER ‘ draws our attention to Stephen’s presentation – Applications, Algorithms and Data: Open Educational Resources and the Next Generation of Virtual Learning. Quantum Leaps we can expect in teaching and learning in the Digital Age.

2017 141

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Footprints have been drawn not only by learners, but by teachers, designers and researchers, both for formal and informal learning experiences.

2016 169

Learning ice skating

Mathemagenic

Scaffolding, community, learning from experts or novices… It was the first time for my five years old to use hockey skates, graduating from a double runner skates she tried before. Facilitation Unschooling apprenticeship learning highlights legitimate peripheral participation

2017 116

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. Is self-management also self-directed learning? I see more and more self-learning professionals around me, knowmads. A knowmad wants meaningful work and is using online networks and resources to learn. I am very curious whether organizations with self-management are places where people learn selfdirected. Everyone is responsible for his or her own learning process.

2018 138

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’. That’s why Workplace Learning is broken and why heutagogy may need to come to the rescue to save us all…. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

2016 250

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

If the Sami eskimos have 180 words for snow - how come we as learning professionals have only one word for learning? OK, we have learning and development (L&D) so we have two words. I think we are way too sloppy in talking about learning.

2015 176

FSLT13 – What is learning?

Jenny Connected

Whilst this is an orientation week, no time has been wasted in getting down to the nitty gritty, with George Roberts asking the question in the Week 0 Moodle Forum – ‘What is learning?’ It is very straight forward and emphasises the process of learning and teaching.

2013 179

Forbidden to learn (socially)

Joitske Hulsebosch

In both cases, it is as if you prohibit people to learn. In social learning, it is important that you can look into the kitchen, you chat and learn in conversation with other professionals. Do you know of more situations in which it is actually forbidden to learn?

2015 130

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In a recent great discussion in CPsquare about the changing role of the learning facilitator , Brenda Kaulback posted this video of Yrjo Engestrom being interviewed about his work by Chris Jones. Engestrom talks about emergent learning in terms of ‘expansive learning’.

Emily Dickinson and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of the week I was at the ALT-C conference with Roy Williams, running a workshop on Emergent Learning. Attending the conference has meant that emergent learning, which we have been researching for a few years now, has, this week, been right at the front of my mind.

Emergent Learning from thinking about Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

On Tuesday of this week we ran our second webinar on Emergent Learning and Drawing Footprints of Emergence for the SCoPE community and any one else who wanted to attend. Learning is a complex business. Tagged: emergent learning , footprints of emergence , potcert , SCoPE , webinar.

Learning highlights: October 2017

Mathemagenic

Video: playing with a tripod and learning making videos together with Lilia. * Stamps and graphic art workshop at Wowlab. Unschooling learning highlights unschoolingInternet of things with Robert.

2017 116

Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

Source of image: Making sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning. Today our third paper about learning in the Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum MOOC (commonly known as Rhizo14) has been published. Research in Learning Technology.

2016 184

Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Here I am in Madang in Papua New Guinea, preparing to deliver a five-day facilitation skills training to local Papua New Guineans who will take what they learn back into their communities. In general, people want to learn processes, how to deal with difficult people, and how to know what process to use. You can’t learn to drive without using a car, so you can’t learn to facilitate without using processes. It’s easy to learn a new process.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? Last year I participated in a fringe event during the Learning and Technologies conference and it was funny to be emerged into a topic I didn't have a clue what is was. elearning learning analytic

2016 151

Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Next month Roy Williams and I will give the keynote presentation at a conference in Graz, Austria, which will focus on learning in open learning environments; how we recognize, value and ‘capture’ it. The first post was Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 158

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

From taxi to learning analytics Clive Shepherd discussed the new skillset that L&D-ers need to develop. Although I was on vacation, I could not help myself to think about the parallels between the taxi system and learning analytics. elearning learning analytics

2018 141

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Tuesday I've facilitated a so-called learning circle about social learning at the Next Learning conference in Den Bosch. You often hear at conferences that we are "not really applying our own learning principles". social learning

2016 141

Embodied Learning

Jenny Connected

Little children naturally use their bodies for learning. They learn through their bodies in the sand and water tray, on the climbing equipment, with bricks, Lego and so on. They learn by doing and acting on their environment using all their senses. The example in the BBC2 programme was of the presenter trying to learn how to walk the tightrope. As he said, learning to walk on a tightrope is similar to how a child learns to walk.

Learning transfer

Mathemagenic

Learning is in the details. However, what makes it really fun is all those things that grow around it, on it – and how learning manifests itself in action, often outside of the original context. Something what is called transfer of learning in theory.

2016 116

Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

This is the third in a series of posts we are making in preparation for the e-learning conference in Graz, Austria , at which we are speaking on September 17 th. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 141

Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

The title of the conference for those who do not speak German is Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Last year the conference topic was very popular – Learning with Videos and Games; 150 delegates attended. Key words: probes, Footprints, emergent learning, tacit knowledge, MOOCs.

2014 151

Learning is an adventure

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve always believed in the importance of helping others learn to do what I do with facilitation, and more, rather than build a dependence. By attempting to make people’s learning more detailed and explicit, we may be getting in people’s way.

2015 130

Networks as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies. The International Land Coalition (ILC) has made a big step forward to develop just that, described as its Systematic Knowledge and … Learning ILC

2015 169

What can you learn from a chatbot?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why are chatbots interesting for learning professionals? Should I find an interest in chatbots as learning professional? The development of chat bots for learning purposes is still in its infancy stage. Just the fact that I learned about chatbots made me see chatbots everywhere!

2016 153

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

And along the way, something else very important to me as well, learn. Learn from you, learn with you, on what it is like becoming a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise. Learning is the work ’ , after all.

2016 164

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running. In this he responded to Contact North’s ideas about the Future of Online Learning, expanding on the ideas and saying where he agreed and disagreed.

2016 151