This is our second meeting looking at how we develop informal networks of learning - which we are doing in a practical way. This group will take shape according to the interests of the people who get involved, and we will map out what we explore.
You are equally welcome if you are new to this group or if you were with us at the first meeting The 21st Century – An Age of Informal Learning and Learning Networks Some follow-up discussions are spilling over from the first meeting into the "How was the Meetup?" space.
At our first meeting we discovered wide-ranging interests regarding learning and we went on to explore three of them in more depth. This second meeting will provide a chance to continue those discussions and to begin new ones.
At the first meeting some people suggested new house meetings and others study circles so this group could become one way of establishing yet more house meetings and study groups to supplement the work of GlobalNet21
The session will again be led by Pamela McLean - described by one of her friends as an online learning and collaboration explorer. She also introduces people and helps them to do useful things - learning a lot in the process and sharing what she has learned. She usually collaborates under the name Dadamac - http://www.dadamac.co.uk/index.html
Some discussion topics may only last for one or two meetings, others will turn into independent study circles, and thus our learning network will become a genuine network, rather than a single face-to-face group.
We plan related webinars, so that people who are not at the face-to-face meetings will also be able to join in.
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