Why social media are important as a learning space

What is the connection between the physical formal, physical non-formal, digital and social media space we use to learn? This diagram and screencast explain how, from a learner-centred perspective, space is best understood experientially. This has implications for the academic interested in designing learning experiences intended to model good authentic lifelong learning behaviours. It suggests…

Diagram showing the different aspects of our work through the use of an iceberg metaphor. The ontological development is hidden and presents the greatest challenge.

Spaces for engagement

This post continues our review of Spaces for Learning development. While much of our work on spaces for learning involves operational matters through collaboration with colleagues in directorates, our rationale for developing the University’s learning spaces is both pedagogical and ontological. This means that often, what is overt (e.g. a room, a system etc) is only…