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The Impact of Digital Media on Knowledge Creation

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Did you ever wonder how "they" produce updated dictionaries? Groups of academics are supplied with word lists to research. They go through journals, news articles and so on to compare previous mean...

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Yes, interesting article about chaning models.

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Informal learning evidence in online communities o mobile device enthusiasts


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Relevant for BYOD as well

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Essential Components for Successful Virtual Learning Communities

Cooperative Extension and engaged universities can build on use of social learning through implementation of virtual communities of practice. Thi

Via Viv Hall, Ove Christensen
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Nice summary of virtual learning communities

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Stories to TEL: Learning in networks and in communities of practice

Stories to TEL: Learning in networks and in communities of practice | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
a blog post on the difference between a learning network and a community of practice

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:54 AM

"In the context of an article on MOOCs I co-author, one of the reviewers raised the question of how networks and communities, in particular networks for learning and communities of practice, are different from each other. Without tracing the complex history of learning in social networks, one can safely say that all of it is rooted in the pioneering work on social learning done by such people as Alfred Bandura and, later on, Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger. Was Bandura interest in all kinds of learning, primarily formal, school-based learning, Lave and Wenger thank their fame to their development of the concept of a community of practice. The participants of such communities learn by peripheral participationthey claim, that is through their presence in the many professional discussions that take place in the context of the community. Thus learning is social, as with Bandura, but also almost accidental."

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ResearchED 2013: a Reading List | researchED 2013

ResearchED 2013: a Reading List | researchED 2013 | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it

A collection of delegate blogs and speaker slides from the researchED 2013 conference on 7th September. researchED 2013 is a national conference for teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in evidence-based education. 

http://www.researched2013.co.uk/researched-2013-a-reading-list/


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"anyone interested in evidence-based education", well that sounds relevant for me....

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Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education

Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it

This report from FutureLab at National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) in England and Wales (NFR) provides an update about game-based learning and its potential impact on learning and teaching.


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Not about learning communties per se but on educ gaming

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Network Analysis (SNA/ONA) Methods for Assessment & Measurement

Many nonprofits and foundations have been using social network analysis (SNA) and organizational network analysis (ONA) techniques in program assessment, planni


Via Rory Sie
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To find similar learners for a CoP

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Cultivating a Learning Community with BYOT | BYOT Network

Community A goal of the BYOT classroom is to develop resilient students who own the learning process, just as they own their personal technology tools. Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges and bounce back, and ...
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Well, this is nice. Connecting learning communities and BYOD. A bit optimistic perhaps about the effect of technology but nevertheless.

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4 reasons to build an online learning community - techtrees

4 reasons to build an online learning community - techtrees | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
Name: Tony Reeves. Role: Learning Technologist. Blogs about: social learning, online communities, flipped classrooms, communities of practice, networked learning, connectivism, productivity, teaching online and anything to ...
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Online learning helps library staff across the state keep skills sharp

Online learning helps library staff across the state keep skills sharp | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
The Washington State Library sponsors online learning for library staff across all 71,000+ square miles of the state through a statewide membership to WebJunction, an online learning community designed specifically for ...
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Learning "Information Management" instead of "Evidence Based ...

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Learning "Information Management" instead of "Evidence Based Medicine"? information overload. Keeping up with the literature these days is quite a daunting task. Medical information has increased exponentially over the ...
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I  think that PICO questions and information management are closely related. No need for other hunting tools.

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National Online Survey of Students’ Experiences of Learning in Learning Communities

"Each year, a two-page report on highlights from survey administrations is sent to participating institutions. Information includes number of colleges and universities participating, number of student responses, and the variety of learning communities students were enrolled in from pre-college to college-level studies.

 

The report also includes faculty activities or behaviors reported by students to happen “often” or “very often,” notably exceptional student outcomes or behaviors as well as what “sometimes” or “never” occurs in learning community classrooms according to students. Survey findings which relate directly to integrative learning are detailed as are students’ experiences in learning communities compared to other classes."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:05 PM

The Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education and Skagit Valley College’s Institutional Research Office are heading into their fourth year of collecting useful data.

We encourage schools to participate. This link takes you to a page where you can quickly acquire the PDFs of the previous three years' reports.

Jo McClure's curator insight, July 7, 10:53 AM
Article noted that students who participated in learning communities were more successful, not only in their current course, but in future courses AND when the going got tough.  The impact of community in the online classroom cannot be understated.
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Just out: (Re)views of Social Learning Literature – A Monograph for Social Learning Researchers in Natural Resource Management & Environmental Education

Just out: (Re)views of Social Learning Literature – A Monograph for Social Learning Researchers in Natural Resource Management & Environmental Education | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it

Recently a monograph containing (Re)views of Social Learning Literature in the context of Natural Resource Management & Environmental Education was published by the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) in conjuntion with WESSA, Rhodes University, Wageningen University and the Environmental Learning Centre. On the cover page it states: "This monograph provides four different reviews on social learning literature. Rather than seeking to be comprehensive, the reviews provide views on the social learning literature, from different perspectives. The papers scope aspects of the social learning literature, providing access to a wide body of literature(s) on social learning. This monograph should be useful for researchers interested in social learning in the fields of environmental education and natural resources management."

 

The monograph was edited by Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka of Rhodes University and the result of collaboration between Wageningen University and Rhodes with support of SANPAD (the South Africa - Netherlands Partnership for Development funded by the Dutch government) and the UNESCO Chair on Social Learning and Sustainable Development.

 

The full report can be downloaded here:

 

http://transformativelearning.nl/2013/01/16/just-out-reviews-of-social-learning-literature-a-monograph-for-social-learning-researchers-in-natural-resource-management-environmental-education/

 


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Much social learning literature therefore refers to the importance of bringing together multiple perspectives, values and interests. And the importance of facilitation. Interesting report.

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new journal— Learning Communities Research and Practice

Abstract

Within a 25-year period, the dramatic changes from college education as a “private good” that serves a predominantly white male student population to college education as a “public good”—where almost 90% of high school students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds aspire to attend college—has forced higher education to face a new complex reality: the students present are not the ones we know how to teach. Faced with a series of problems associated with student persistence, retention, and graduation, the challenge for learning community practitioners is to provide evidence to campus leaders that “the magic ingredient” of most successful learning communities—the collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs—does make a difference in student engagement and success. Without evidence and proof, though, learning community programs will not be allocated needed resources. This transcript of a 2007 keynote was given at the 12th Annual National Learning Communities Conference by the statewide director of the P-20 alignment work at the University System of Maryland.


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How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs

How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it

"... an analysis of Twitter usage surrounding a German-language MOOC that could indicate future trends in technology-enhanced learning. Our research focuses on the Twitter stream accompanying the course and ask how Twitter is used and for what purposes by the heavy twitter users, by the educators / organisers / guestspeakers in the course and if tweets from “outside” get into to the stream.."

 

Reference: van Treeck, T., Ebner, M. (2013) How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs. In: Twitter & Society, Weller, K., Bruns, A., Burgess, J., Mahrt, M., Puschmann, C. (eds.), Peter Lang, p. 411-424


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Terry Elliott's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:30 AM

Figuring out how the pieces that you cobble together to create a MOOC actually work.  Read this and make your own decisions about whether Twitter should be part of your MOOC sandwich.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 7, 5:21 AM

How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, April 8, 2:17 AM

Use of TWitter within MOOCS - expect more of this to come.  Rather detailed and reviews two German Language MOOCs.  Some ideas on how Twitter can be applied to on campus classes

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The Impact of Digital Media on Knowledge Creation

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Did you ever wonder how "they" produce updated dictionaries? Groups of academics are supplied with word lists to research. They go through journals, news articles and so on to compare previous mean...

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7 Ways for Online Learners to Cultivate a Learning Community ...

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In many online courses, it is possible to learn a great deal and earn a good grade with minimal interaction with others. You may be interacting with others to accomplish this, but the interaction can often feel limited and a bit ...
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Building global learning communities | Cochrane | Research in Learning Technology

Building global learning communities | Cochrane | Research in Learning Technology | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
Building global learning communities
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Name of the first author at least suggests strong evidence :-) 

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Collaborative Online Continuing Education: Professional Development Through Learning Communities

Collaborative Online Continuing Education: Professional Development Through Learning Communities | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
Teachers learn technological skills while developing online learning modules.

"Today's technological tools make it possible to teach in new ways -- to do things differently or even to do entirely different things. Elsewhere we build a case for the multiple forces at play today for educational reform and how these reform goals have led to a greater emphasis on collaboration and the creation of learning communities as appropriate and effective vehicles for new learning for students.

These same forces offer the opportunity for new models for the professional growth of teachers. Learning communities share a way of knowing, a set of practices, and shared value of the knowledge that comes from these procedures. These learning communities, with expanded human and technological resources, bring together students, teachers, and community members in directing the course of education in new ways."...


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Yes, agree. But will not come by magic. 

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Communities of Practice [Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing] book download

Noriko Hara


Download here http://biomeder.info/1/books/Communities-of-Practice--Peer-to-Peer-Learning...

Communities of Practice [Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing] book download<br/><br/>Noriko Hara<br/><br/><br/>Download here http://biomeder.info/1/books/Communities-of-Practice--Peer-to-Peer-Learning... | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
Communities of Practice [Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing] book download

Noriko Hara

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Mind the Gap: Learning Communities, Transitions, and Educational ...

Mind the Gap: Learning Communities, Transitions, and Educational ... | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
By Erin DeLathouwer. “What kind of job can I even get with an x degree?” I've heard this question again and again in my time as the program coordinator of learning communities, and I suggest that the anxiety that motivates ...
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Advancing the Science and Art of Teaching - Harvard Magazine

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Advancing the Science and Art of Teaching
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“The future is not really about onlineeducation,” he said. “It is about rethinking education” using the best technology in the best ways to improve learning outcomes". Yes, well said. 


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Evidence-based research crucial for proper curriculum reform - The ...

Evidence-based research crucial for proper curriculum reform - The ... | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it
So, when the Education Ministry recently unveiled its plan to reform the country's curriculum, I feel compelled to call for the careful planning and evidence-based research to support the reform. Let's identify the country's ...
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Yes, even thiugh EBE is not easy.

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Creating and Evaluating Online Learning Communities | Teaching ...

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Creating and Evaluating Online Learning Communities. Education is undergoing a makeover. Whether or you are a teacher using 1950's style teaching methods or joining the ranks of educators trying to transform education ...
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With some nice suggestions on how leraning communities (in a class setting) could be evaluated.

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21st Century Studies: What's the Matter with MOOCs?

21st Century Studies: What's the Matter with MOOCs? | Online learning communities, | Scoop.it

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) is hosting a roundtable entitled "What's The Matter With MOOCs? A Critical Conversation." MOOCs (or Massively Open Online Courses) are large-scale online learning communities that charge no fee for classes, often have some form of assessment and certification, but do not offer college credit. The aim of this conversation is to raise questions and concerns that may have been ignored or swept aside in the current rush to MOOCs, both nationally and locally.


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Communities of Learning and the effect of existing hierarchies | Peter Sloep - Stories to TEL

Last week, I had the honour of  being asked to sit in on a PhD defence committee. The thesis was about the impact existing hierarchies have on the learning that goes on in communities of learning.


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Interesting indeed. To judge whether the effect of existing hierarchies is cause for concern, I would need additional information about the way these communities have been set up. 

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:49 PM

A blog post of mine (@pbsloep)