Learning in the Network Age
Find out how digital technology is changing learning, and how to build your own learning network, with this online course on learning in the network age.
Who is the course for?
This course will be useful to anyone in Higher Education, or who is planning to be. It will also be of value to HE educators wishing to close the gap between the traditional instructional style of university teaching and the more interactive means of communication available today.
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What topics will you cover?
How we learn in the network age (learning theory)
Understanding digital inequalities and digital citizenship in an educational context
What your Personal Learning Network (PLN) looks like and how you use it
Growing your network – making new connections and assessing reliability
Contributing to your network – managing your online identity (single vs multiple)
creating and sharing
Putting your network to work – searching
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain what it means to learn in the network age (where, when, how and with/from whom we learn as networked individuals in a network society)
Reflect on the impact on education of digital inequalities such as access, openness, ownership and inclusion
Explore digital tools for finding, using and storing information
communicating and collaborating
and creating, presenting and sharing ideas
Investigate your personal learning network and develop network skills in how to grow, manage and activate it more effectively