Connecting Cultures – Engaging the Community

Excited to be starting to blog again – especially around the subject of facilitating online communities. I am a BIG believer in lifelong learning and see that the wealth of tools available for that within the Web 2.0 culture has endless possibilities for us as instructors and learners. I am particularly interested in the informal learning that is happening in on-line communities and other experiences (i.e. MMORP & Second Life). As instructors, it is important for us to recognize that our role in this type of learning is one of facilitation rather than lecturer. That knowledge creation is driven by the learner and the community through their interactions. More importantly, these new forums allow for us to continue our lifelong learning journey as we teach and facilitate.

This class represents an opportunity for me to continue to explore and learn from expert practitioners in a community that sees the vision for learning of the future. I am excited to begin this exploration with the group!

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~ by cdeck77 on August 3, 2008.

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