Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Networked Learning Manifesto

A great statement on the "new learning" we are experiencing. here's a sample....

# Learning is conversation.
# Learning consists of human beings, not demographic sectors.
# The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.
# Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy.
# In networked learning, people are speaking to each other in a powerful new way.
# These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge.
# As a result, learners are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in networked learning changes people fundamentally.
# People in networked learning have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from traditional media.
# There are no secrets. The networked learners know more than schools do about their own learning. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone.
# Schools struggle to speak the same voice as this new networked conversation. To their intended audiences, schools sound hollow, flat, literally inhuman.

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