Category Archives: Learning communities

Systems Thinking: An Essential Skill for Living in the 21st Century

The ISSS conference launched with an inspiring talk by Humberto Maturana and Ximena Davila. They shared their perspective on the nature of being human and how we can make better choices as to the future we want to live as … Continue reading

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Desescolarizarse para aprender

Estos últimos meses a lo largo de todo Chile ha quedado de manifiesto un generalizado descontento por parte de todos los actores sociales, quienes han salido innumerables veces a protestar y manifestarse exigiendo una educación de calidad, laica y gratuita.  … Continue reading

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Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks – a conceptual framework

Read This publication is about value creation in communities and networks. It is a foundation paper presenting a framework for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and aims to be sufficiently rigorous for researchers, useful for practitioners … Continue reading

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Action research in developing knowledge networks

Read This paper describes the experiences of the Eastern Head Injury Study in creating a strategic regional head injury service framework using a collaborative action research methodology. The types of data, information and knowledge required to develop and support such … Continue reading

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Review of Learning in ICT-enabled Networks and Communities

Read   This report studies the potential of these new online activities for lifelong learning as part of a larger project launched by Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) with DG Education and Culture. The overall project studies what contributes … Continue reading

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Discussions on Learning in Online Networks and Communities

This report brings together the main messages from a workshop held to validate the results of a study on ‘Innovations in new ICT-facilitated Learning Communities’. A large and an increasing number of people live in an environment where informal digital … Continue reading

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Building Community in Web-based Learning Environments: Strategies, Techniques and Tools

The Web has received widespread acceptance and use for creating and supporting learning activities across disciplines within higher education. However, satisfaction with the Web for purposes of learning has not been as strong as proponents may have hoped. Creating a … Continue reading

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CoP Trumps

CoP Trumps   If you are interested in community development then you need to make sure you have several Google Alerts that search for keywords related to community. Communities of practice, communities of inquiry, virtual learning communities, learning communities, learning … Continue reading

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Microlearning – A Strategy for ongoing Professional Development

Read with the Issuu viewer In  this paper we introduce microlearning in online communities as a learning approach triggered by current patterns of media use and supported by new technologies, such Web 2.0 and social software. We delineate microlearning as … Continue reading

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Facilitating Community Building in Learning Networks through Peer Tutoring in Ad-hoc Transient Communities

Learning in a so called Learning Network is particularly attractive to self-directed learners, who themselves decide on their learning program as well as on the timing, pace and place of their studies. However, such learners may easily become isolated, which … Continue reading

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