I dunno really. Now that I’m working on the “inside” the view is different and these questions seem more important. From the outside they seemed pointless – networked learning is inevitable when you’re on the outside. From the collective inside its a remote idea, let alone possibility, smelling of yet another round of hype, and yet another thing to “do”.
But, taking a break from that work today, I tapped into my learning network and found a post to the TALO eGroup by gnuChris pointing to Bill Kerr’s post calling for a graphic representation of the Internet, and considering the mind shift that being internationally networked can cause…
Apart from Bill’s yet-another-excellent post, and exciting link to a book coming out, the device that gnuChris points to for generating a picture of your network is a lot of fun and a bit of an eye opener. Pictured is my network of learning. From this network I have learned more than I could possibly describe in any certificate or qualification… there in lies a problem really… how can we assess learning done in a networked environment? do we? should we? can we? probably not. So networked learning may just be yet another “learning style”?
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