Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age

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(Contact Jane Hart if you would like her to run this workshop as a private online workshop for your team or organisation.)

Next public workshop runs

  • Part A: 13 October -  7 November 2014 (4 weeks)
  • Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks)

(Note: can be taken separately or together)

In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to “learn the new” and constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to date in your industry or profession, as well as evidence what you have learned in order to promote yourself to (an existing or future) employer.. (You can read the rationale for these new skills at Modern Learning Skills for the Networked Age.)

Workshop Agenda

Each week of this 8-week online workshop focuses on a different set of skills and tools  (as shown in the diagram on the left and explained briefly below)

PART A

  1. Growing your personal learning network (pln) - A knowledge worker knows a lot of people, so in this 1st week we look at how to grow your network of colleagues and connections (on different social networks and community platforms) as well as review the value that they are bringing you.
  2. Building your professional resource base - A knowledge worker makes use of a lot of information resources, so in the 2nd week we look at where to discover and search for resources, as well as how to receive a constant drip feed of new ideas and resources  from the Web of relevance to you.
  3. Curating content & Managing Information Overload  - A knowledge worker uses a number of other tools to curate content from around the web. In the 3rd week we will look at some of these tools, as well as the new skills required to deal with the immense amount of information s/he encounters -  in order to filter out the “signal from the noise”.
  4. Collecting & Connecting Dots – A knowledge worker store what s/he finds, and in the 4th week we will look at the range of tools to store things both temporarily and for the long term. We also look at the need to focus on “connecting the dots” rather than just “collecting the dots”.

PART B

  1. Recording your learning - A knowledge worker records reflects and records on what she has learned. In this first week of Part B, we will look at the importance of professional blogging.
  2. Evidencing your learning – A knowledge worker evidences his/her learning by extending their blog into a personal portfolio. This week we will look at extending your blog into a professional learning portfolio
  3. Building your professional brand – A knowledge worker builds a personal (or professional brand) in order to market and promote him/herself. This week will look at what it means to have a personal brand, and how to build one for yourself.
  4. Learning out loud -   A knowledge workers also shares what s/he learns with others in his/her different networks. In this week we look at how to add value to what you share and how to avoid over-sharing. 

(Note: there is an overlap of activities with the self-paced Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk)

How the workshop runs

Please note this is not a traditional course.  It is hosted in our social platform, and each week a set of short activities will be released, together with tips and tools and links to external readings and resources. You are invited to work through these activities as best suits you and fits in with your working life, and share your thoughts and experiences with the group. Please note, there are no synchronous activities, webinars, etc – which means that it is available for any timezone – and nothing is compulsory. You will probably want to commit a couple of hours a week on this, but once again it is up to you how much time you devote to it. Your Workshop Guide will be Jane Hart who will also be available to answer any questions you might have. Remember, acquiring these new skills takes time and practice; so it’s about making small incremental changes to the way that you learn.

This workshop is suitable for

Anyone who wants to acquire or refine their own digital learning strategies, and/or for educators and workplace learning professionals who want to consider how to help others (students, employees) to do so too.

Feedback

“Thank you for the experience! You provided a wealth of tools and allowed us to learn at our own pace based on where we are today and where we would like to go! I really appreciated and know that the tools I have discovered and adopted will continue to make a difference for me!”

To book a place on this Workshop

The fee for this 8-week online workshop is £129 for both Parts A and B or £69 for either Parts A or B . This includes a copy of the Top 100 Tools for Learning: 2014 Guidebook

To book a place (or places) on the Workshop, click on the Buy Now button below, and you will be taken to a page at the PayPal site to pay.

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