Educational Innovation with Learning Networks: Tools and Developments

Peter Sloep, A.J. Berlanga Flores, Wolfgang Greller, Slavi Stoyanov, Marcel Van der Klink, Symeon Retalis, Jan Hensgens

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    Professional Development is ill served by traditional ways of learning. It can profit from a Learning Networks approach, which emphasizes logistic, content and didactic flexibility. Learning Networks are online, social networks that have been de- signed and tooled to foster informal learning. Three European projects are discussed – idSpace, LTfLL, Handover - which have developed tools befitting networked learning. Each in its own way, the projects illustrate the benefits of a networked learning ap- proach. This goes for all three flexibilities but in particular for the need to be didactical- ly flexible. Finally, it is argued that formal education could profit from the tools dis- cussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)44-61
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS)
    Issue number1
    Early online date1 Jan 2012
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


    • netwworked learning
    • learning network
    • Fp7
    • Innovation
    • language technologies
    • idSpace
    • LTfLL
    • Handover


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