Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Communities & Collaboration #FOS4L

"Proponents of collaborative learning have long heralded the power of well managed group-based interaction as a means of promoting positive interdependence, individual accountability, social skills, and group processing. In this third topic we will encourage learners to explore aspects of collaborative, cooperative and community learning especially in relation to networked online spaces for learning, personal learning networks and environments and discuss the relevance of peer learning and the development of learning communities in the context…

#charitytuesday

The chief executive of Bullying UK, John Carnell, saw #charitytuesday on Twitter that day (12 May 2009) and decided to back it. He enlisted the support of Bullying UK's (then) 5,400 followers. "It's done absolutely remarkably well," says Carnell. "It opens up communication in a way we've never really had before." The benefits of using #charitytuesday for charities seem substantial. No one is hassled for money, rather they are asked to contribute to a conversation,…