October 3, 2012 in Blog
Thanks for visiting the Social Learning Network!
The site came about during a chat between myself and David, who was discussing the growing need for a place or places for learning and knowledge exchange to take place, particularly in the context of civil society organisations.
This is a relatively new field and is an important one, as budgets are squeezed and the need to share experience and intelligence becomes more important.
The site is a bit of a chimera, in that it is a community of practice around the field of social learning; as well as a platform on which social learning can take place. We’re hoping to work with interested organisations to use some of the tools we have at our disposal to help people record and share knowledge and learning, with a bit of support.
Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Get in touch if so!
We’re pretty passionate about the fact that while technology can be a great enabler, it’s not the be-all and end-all. That’s why we have kept things fairly simple on the site. We think there’s a lot you can do with simple status update style sharing and some groups of interest! However, we are interested in the types of features that people would like to use for social learning purposes, and our development group is there to collect these.
If you’d like to get involved, you can request membership here. We’d love to have you on board!