2012 was the year of celebrations. At the time of writing this blog, we had just celebrated The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Euro 2012 Championships are underway and the Olympics are on their way. Three big events one after the other.
What do these events all have in common?
They are all extremely powerful in connecting people and communities all over the world regardless of where the event is held. They unite people in neighbourhoods, towns and countries.
In our opinion, using communities and social learning in elearning has the potential to be just as powerful.
Think about it for a second.
A person in Bangkok can broaden their knowledge and skills from an expert on the other side of the world. This might be:
- An individual taking a professional development course
- Staff training implemented by an international employer
- Informal learning which happens when we simply Google or network through social media.
In discussion forums there are opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, regardless of where they live. A community spirit is created; ideas and knowledge are shared, collaboration occurs, learning happens!
How powerful is that?
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