Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). This was more of a prompt than it really was a true survey.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Looking through the program, I’m delighted to see that many of the sessions could easily play at DevLearn and vice-versa. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. He shares strategies, stories, and real-world examples of successful enterprise collaboration using 2.0 An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0

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