Stephen Downes on Social Learning

Stephen Downes just published the audio-version of our conversation.

Conversation with a group in Holland about recent developments in social learning. I focused mostly on the idea that the intent of social learning is to generate practice and experience with idea of growing or developing personal capacity (as opposed to learning as the ‘transfer’ of knowledge). We also talked quite a bit about the use of social networks and communities as a mechanism for evaluating learning. Participants were: Eline Noorberger, David Berg, Gerlinde Podt, Christine Marck-Apperloo, Jan Nieuweboer. (Keynote)

Learningwave event is taking place

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

We are in the learningwave at the moment. Gathering information, sharing knowledge, all in a social network.

We’ve had very interesting conversations yesterdayevening with Wilfred Rubens and Stephen Downes. Gave us stuff to think about. Which made us mindmapping during the night to make sense en give relation to all the thoughts that are overwhelming us. The energy is flowing en we’re going on today.

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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!