What makes a great community for learning & knowledge exchange

I think this post speaks to the heart of what makes a great #PLN. This kind of network needs to be more than just a bunch of connections with peers: it needs purpose, trust, and continual sharing. As always great artwork from Julian Stodd helps to illustrate the points.

Pushing at the edges...

I’m a big advocate of the potential for peer led networks and communities to help improve performance, build shared understanding and develop professional practice. I’ve written about this before and I’m looking forward to talking about my experiences of building networks and communities in and beyond the workplace at the Learning Technologies conference at the end of this month. I’ll maybe see some of you there, and if you’re coming along you can also pick my brains at an LT eXchanges session on the 28th Jan.

As Julian Stodd has expressed beautifully in his work on the Social Age, agile learning and community building are key to how we can continue to make sense of our rapidly changing world. We have moved on from (or at least we should have) assuming that the classroom or instruction are always the best route for helping our teams make sense of their work, learn new…

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About Mark L. Sheppard

learning geek, lifelong learner, terminally curious, recovering blogger and Ed Tech explorer.

Posted on January 26, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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