Thu, 02 Oct 2003 15:25:13 GMT
The curriculum vs. the personal learning network. George Siemens on learning communities and learning networks:
developing slowly. The more rapidly information develops, the more quickly
courses cease to serve the needs of learners. The information is outdated before
the ink is dry.
[…] learning communities allow us to become knowledgeable in a specific area of
interest…much like courses teach one specific subject matter.
Most of us belong to more than one learning community. These multiple
communities form a personal learning network. If a learning community
equates somewhat with a course, then our learning network is equivalent to a
Yes! Definitely. Precisely. Spot on. As the evolution of the different
fields of knowledge speeds up, each crosses a threshold point where it
makes more sense for most learners to give up on courses and embrace
learning networks. In IT this is already happening.
[Seb's Open Research]