An introduction to Scaffolded Social Learning

“What is Social Learning?

Formal learning is what we do in classrooms, in eLearning modules, in workbooks. Formal learning is any type of learning that is written and delivered by the Organisation and sent out to people to complete. Formal learning is what many organisations rely on to get people to learn ‘stuff‘.

Social Learning is about the conversations that surround this: it’s about the wisdom of the community and the wealth of experience that this is founded upon. Social Learning is about helping each other, building learning networks, solving problems together and sharing stories. This is sometimes called ‘tacit‘ or ‘tribal‘ knowledge, and it’s the things you already know, alongside what everyone you know knows.”

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I’m sharing this: it’s a short ‘Introduction to Social Learning’, intended as a foundation for people new to the subject. It’s a first iteration: see what you think and let me know if you have ideas!


What is Social Learning?

Formal learning is what we do in classrooms, in eLearning modules, in workbooks. Formal learning is any type of learning that is written and delivered by the Organisation and sent out to people to complete. Formal learning is what many organisations rely on to get people to learn ‘stuff‘.

Social Learning is about the conversations that surround this: it’s about the wisdom of the community and the wealth of experience that this is founded upon. Social Learning is about helping each other, building learning networks, solving problems together and sharing stories. This is sometimes called ‘tacit‘ or ‘tribal‘ knowledge, and it’s the things you…

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Autor: Julia Echeverría Moran

International Independant Consultant. E-Learning, Social Media, Gamifition, NetWork. Soy una profesional senior y me apasiona mi trabajo, sobre todo el campo de la investigación y la docencia. Viajera incansable, practico yoga y doy largos paseos. Cuando estoy en España, vivo en un hermoso pueblo ubicado en un valle, de la Alcarria de Guadalajara, desde aquí trabajo y me comunico con todos vosotros. Todo lo que encontraréis en este blog, son mis reflexiones, investigaciones, propuestas y enlaces de interés sobre la educación y todo lo relacionado con ella. Reciban un cordial saludo. Julia Echeverría

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