George Siemens is a renowned thought leader in the evolution of learning in today’s social world and author of the influential article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Recently George has been on the forefront of a number of animated discussions regarding the role of social networks in learning and the future of learning technologies as we know them (“Future of learning: LMS or SNS?”).

In this podcast, George argues that traditional courses, where students rely on the educator to structure their learning experience, rob the learner of an enormous part of the learning experience. So, he makes the case for social learning networks and he explains how educational institutions and corporate enterprises can embrace social media & social networks as part of the big shift towards informal and on-demand learning.

 
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