Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crowdsourced Definition #1


Participants in ETMOOC created this crowdsourced definition of connected learning, demonstrating the limitations of dictionary definitions. Dictionaries can be definitive and interpretive. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference in Minneapolis includes our presentation, "Tapping the Power of Networked Learning for Professional Development"



Tomorrow's Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference in Minneapolis includes our presentation, "Tapping the power of Networked Learning for Professional Development," based on findings from our collaborative, cross-disciplinary research project. You can preview it in advance here: http://www.slideshare.net/adanders/networked-learning-for-nonprofits

Summary
Participants in this session will learn about and experience two new tools for professional development and training: personal learning networks (PLNs) and massive online open courses (MOOCs). During the fall of 2012, a team of scholars from the University of Minnesota system studied strategies and tools for developing PLNs by taking an international MOOC on the future of higher education. In this session, the collaborators will share what they learned about the power of networked learning for both individual development and organizational innovation. The open, collaborative and interactive learning spaces of the future have important implications for nonprofit leaders, managers and program directors in the years ahead. The session will explore how you can adapt and implement the lessons of networked learning for your own professional development or for the advancement of your organization’s staff.

Abram Anders, assistant professor, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, University of Minnesota - Duluth and Joe Moses, senior lecturer, Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota