From ‘I Learn’…to ‘We Learn’

Social Media for Informal Learning

Presentation made at

‘Learning with Social Media - Educating the Facebook Generation’
Conference
New Delhi, 10 December 2010

eLearning 1.0
One-onOne-on-one relationship between learner and the online learning content

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eLearning 2.0

h Web 2.0 makes online collaboration possible

21st Century

What you know

21st Century

What you know

21st Century

What you know

21st Century
Fill the ‘gap’ by using knowledge of your network

What you know

INFORMAL LEARNING

Fill the ‘gap’ by using knowledge of your network

What you know

The Online Learning Journey

Problem with Online Learning - 1
Knowledge is highly fragmented AND Understanding requires a coherent narrative

The Social Media Glue!

Problem with Online Learning - 2
Economics 1.0 (for Economy of Atoms) Economics 2.0 (for economy of BITS) = Based on Scarcity = Based on ABUNDANCE

Problem with Online Learning - 2
Economics 1.0 (for Economy of Atoms) Economics 2.0 (for economy of BITS) = Based on Scarcity

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Based on abundance

NEED FOR FILTERING INFORMATION

Problem with Online Learning - 2
Economics 1.0 (for Economy of Atoms) Economics 2.0 (for economy of BITS) = Based on Scarcity

=

Based on abundance

NEED FOR FILTERING INFORMATION NEED FOR AMPLIFIERS - FOR OWN VOICE

Problem with Online Learning - 2
Economics 1.0 (for Economy of Atoms) Economics 2.0 (for economy of BITS) = Based on Scarcity

=

Based on abundance

NEED FOR FILTERING INFORMATION Algorithm1. Algorithm-based Filters - E.g. Google

Problem with Online Learning - 2
Economics 1.0 (for Economy of Atoms) Economics 2.0 (for economy of BITS) = Based on Scarcity

=

Based on abundance

NEED FOR FILTERING INFORMATION
AlgorithmAlgorithm-based Filters - Google

Media2. Social Media-based Filters
-Your Friends on Facebook Your -Recommendation Systems Recommendation
(Amazon feature - ‘People who read this also read’)

-Reputation, Rating, Ranking Reputation, systems

Advantage of Social Media in Online Informal Learning
Co-learners add Meaning and Context Co- Comments - Social Tagging - Annotating

Social Media Learning Cycle

In Summary
‘FILTER FILTER’ Social Media acts as a ‘FILTER’ to sift and find relevant information online Social Media facilitates online informal learning by ‘GLUE GLUE’ acting as a ‘GLUE’ that binds and fosters learning conversations that bring coherence to otherwise fragmented online information

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From Web 1.0 (online information) to Web 2.0 (online collaboration)

What Next?

What Next?
WEB 3.0 = Personalization

What Next?
WEB 3.0 = Personalization Create learning experiences that are highly personalized

“LEEP” LEEP” coco-Learning Experiences Enriched & Personalized*
* More about creating enriched elearning experiences using principles from gaming, storytelling is at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27772908/Ideas-for-Enriching-the-e-Learning-Experience

Thank You!
Atul.Pant@TimelessLifeskills.co.uk

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