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The Learning and Skills Group recently held an online conference. While most of the sessions were a bit fringe, I was interested in Jane Hart on using a collaborative platform for learning. Jane set up the Social Learning Centre, whose work touches on some themes of interest.
- webinar recording - 45 mins, manageable
- webinar tour - mix of slides and live/recorded demo, 14 pages
- you can also download the chat as a 62 page Word doc if you like!
The session addressed the use of social approaches to learning in organisations and how these can be supported by trainers. The Social Learning Centre was used as an example of a collaborative learning platform.
- the rationale behind the approach
- overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms
- examples of social activities
- a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities
- how learning can be embedded into workflow – issues around changing cultures in organisations
I tried out a social learning platform while following Richard Millington’s community engagement course. VLEs and other learning platforms are mutating into social collaborative platforms, intranets are getting a social layer…what does this mean for learners who don’t want to be social?
Jane has come up with concept of an Enterprise Learning Community Manager (parallel with the common usage of community manager, although the stress is on enabling and supporting rather than managing), and she’s set up The Learning Community Manager site to take this forward.