Saturday, August 05, 2006

Networked Learning Rights

The networkedlearnigrights group has been a hot topic of conversation amongst many of my colleagues over the past week at the Learnscope and ICVET events I attended.

From this I started to think how can one facilitate not only the shared knowledge, but also the shared thoughts, views and expressions with each other online to reach a wider audience.
  • How do you encourage participants (students teachers) at all levels to want to participate and express themselves within an open network?
  • How do you quickly seek resolution and overcome differences of opinion elevating a conversation to have meaning focus and relevance?
  • How do you quickly generate agreed solutions to specific questions/problems?
  • How when and why should you moderate contributions to a group?

For me gaining understanding of the answers to these questions is tied to guidelines on moderation and particpant's rights and responsibilites within a network In this context I would like to know have you formed facilitated or are a member of an education network :
  • What charter, manifesto, guidelines does the network refer to?
  • How important is it for an individual to formally agree and adhere to the group standards before participating in group?
  • What moderation strategies do you employ?
  • When where and why would the network be moderated?
  • Who has the right to moderate? What are their responsibilites?
  • What are the moderation steps?
  • What is the groups collective responsibility to individual members?
  • What communication strategies are most effective for facilitating generation of knowledge and understanding?
  • Does a networked learning environment always need to be open?
Answers to these questions form the basis for the success or failure of implemementing a networked learning model within public education.

You might like to do a blog post or share with the networkedlearnigrights group. You also might like to ask other questions of the group. Looking forward to gaining the collective insight.

Originally uploaded by fuzzz.

PS. In this context, you may be interested in the life based learning paper published at the icvet powerhouse conference on Friday. A fantastic direction for VTE don't you think?...

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