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March 22, 2010 Comments off

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We zijn verhuisd naar ons eigen domein / We have moved to our own domain

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Is learning by using social media always informal learning?

March 17, 2010 1 comment

One of the topics that constantly passed in our discussions during the learningwave was the difference between formal and informal learning.  Is social learning always informal learning or is learning in a classroom always formal learning? Is it obviously that in a Community of Practice the learning is informal learning? Many examples passed our minds and it became clear that there are different definitions possible for formal and informal learning. But presuming that informal learning does not have a predefined result of what has to be learned is learning by using social media always informal learning? I don’t think so. For example twitter. I heard many of my collegaes telling that they have a twitteraccount to follow some specific people to gather information on a easy way. The information is coming to them instead of that they have to search on the internet for hours to find such information. So they have a predefined goal in mind why they use twitter.

We’re off to LearningWave2010!

We are really excited! Tomorrow we will kick off our first-ever LearningWave gathering. For two days we will immerse ourselves in Technology Enhanced Learning. All participants will bring their own perspectives, making it an ideal place to learn.

We are really pleased that we may welcome four very distinguished guests:

  • Etienne Wenger, THE authority on communities of practice
  • Stephen Downes, THE authority on constructionism
  • Pløn Verhagen, Professor Emeritus on Instructional Design
  • Wilfred Rubens, THE blogger on TE-Learning in the Netherlands

In true TE-style, they will be joining us from all over the world in virtual Storytelling sessions.

Keep posted for regular updates and news!