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What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with  “learning in public.”   You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice.… Read More

Lessons from Red Cross: Twitter Mistakes and How To Handle Them

Back over the summer,  I wrote a post called “What was your worst social media mistake?  What did you learn?“   If you read through the comments,  misdirected tweets (tweets sent to an organizational account, not a personal account or private message sent out to all) were the most common.     … Read More

Pause: The Discipline of Noticing

Last month,  I had the opportunity to participate in a “Share Your Practice” with colleagues at CPSquared (a community of practice of people who are interested in communities of practice).    These sessions are a social reflection process – you intentionally reflect together with professional colleagues on the trade craft of your work.… Read More

Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share

For 2011, my three words are:   Seek,  Sense, and Share inspired by Harold Jarche’s model for networked learning.

How these words will guide me in 2011:

Seek: Seeking is the process of keeping up to date in your field.   Over the past decade, the Internet and social media have been one of my primary sources for professional learning. … Read More

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Many years ago before digital cameras and children, my husband and I used to spend many hours combining two past times: birding and photography.   Over the holidays, we picked out some of the  best to scan.      Looking at these photos reminds me of how much focused attention we gave to setting up the shot,  shooting during the best time for light, debating the rule of thirds, taking photos at different angles, f-stops, and timings, etc.     … Read More