On “Communities of Practice and social learning systems: the career of a concept” (Wenger, 2010).

As expected from its title, this paper by Wenger tells the history of a concept, including its main criticisms. Wenger promises to resort to a group of authors coming from different traditions. whom he groups together as “social theory”. These authors include French philosopher Michel Foucault, French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, American social anthropologist Jean Lave,Continue reading “On “Communities of Practice and social learning systems: the career of a concept” (Wenger, 2010).”

Are ARGs PLNs?

Following the title of this blog in the discussion of edutainment (educational entertainment) versus education, we should look at an interesting phenomenon that has been around for quite a few years now. Alternate Reality Games (ARG) are akin to treasure hunts that can happen by leaving a series of connected clues in the physical or … Continue reading Are ARGs PLNs?

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Topic 3: Connectivism and online collaborative learning

A few years ago I participated in a conference in Stockholm. As I registered for the event, the instructions also said to follow the hashtag of the conference. I remember being sucked in to the discussions that went on in the “digital backstage” on Twitter as presentations where given. Much of the content was related … Continue reading Topic 3: Connectivism and online collaborative learning

Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

This topic of ONL192 was about getting the teams to closely examine learning in communities, networking and collaboration. Our PBL scenario provided the experiential learning to allow us to address the the effectiveness of small collaborative learning groups in the online environment and the difference between collaboration and cooperation. This topic was where our group, PBL13,Continue reading “Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

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Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

„As technology increasingly takes over knowledge-based work, the cognitive skills that are central to today’s education systems will remain important; but behavioral and non-cognitive skills necessary for collaboration, innovation, and problem solving will become essential as well.“Klaus Schwab We had two weeks to explore factors that influence students’ community experiences in an online learning environment. […]

Blended bachelor: A collaborative learning experience stretched in time

In this blog post, I have chosen to reflect on an occasion when real collaborative learning took place, that moved my own thinking forward. In the beginning of 2000 I studied a full-time bachelor programme. It was a campus programme, but because of the subject matter (ICT and learning) many of the courses had elements … Continue reading Blended bachelor: A collaborative learning experience stretched in time