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The Ins and Outs of Social Learning

The Ins and Outs of Social Learning

A series of live chats around what's in and what's out in adult learning. In the episodes below, we explore new topics, interview special guests and discover ways to make social learning more impactful and engaging.

Episode 6

December 5, 2019
In this episode, we chatted about participatory learning and design with Convergence Design Lab's Mindy Faber. She covers the amazing community-building work they're doing in Chicago and its impact on student and adult learning.



Episode 5

November 21, 2019

In this episode, we're interviewing Mike Washburn, co-host of OnEducation podcast and Head of Curriculum and Training for Logics Academy in Ontario, Canada. Join us as Mark and Julie ask Mike about his community-building experience, use of podcasts as a way to build a community and his love for game-based learning.


Episode 4

November 7, 2019

Mark and Julie interview Jennifer Geist, global education consultant and community facilitator for Qatar Foundation International's online Community of Practice. We chatted about how Jennifer built online communities and continues to engage members in meaningful learning opportunities.



Episode 3

October 24, 2019

During this chat, Mark and Julie interview Steve Hargadon, the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, host of the Future of Education interview series and co-chair of the Global Education Conference and the Library 2.0 series of mini-conferences. We discuss Steve’s experience in online communities, social networking and what he sees on the horizon for adult learning.




Episode 2

October 10, 2019

In this episode, Julie and Mark interview Noah Geisel, cofounder of #badgechat, host of the annual Badge Summit and a well-respected member of the badging community. We’ll answer all of your questions about micro-credentials and badging, and how to recognize various pathways of learning.



Episode 1

September 26, 2019

We're always learning through our interests, relationships and opportunities. But how do we apply these concepts to our practice and everyday lives? Mark and Julie discussed connected and participatory learning, how to leverage opportunities to stay motivated in our learning and resources for learning alongside others.



Episode 0

September 4, 2019

In our pilot episode, Julie and Mark cover how to recognize and support learners as they move between the outer and inner loops of learning – which means as they transition from passively cooperating in learning opportunities to collaborating and taking action in shared learning experiences.


That's a wrap for live chats in 2019!

We'll be back January with more guests, tips for building community and ways to engage adult learners in meaningful learning experiences.


Thursday, January 9
2 p.m. ET

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