10 free social learning platforms

Most learning by its nature is a social process since the knowledge we need to succeed in society is embedded within a cultural context. Along with the rise of online social networking, the ability to transfer social learning into an online format has also become a more seamless process.

In this article, we will take a look at ten different social learning platforms that are free for teachers and learners. But first, let’s take a look at social learning and why it is important.

What is social learning?

Social learning is the idea that people learn naturally in groups. Concepts such as the community of practice espouse that learning occurs as individuals in any endeavor participate in their task with peers and a competent teacher. We can also refer to Vygotsky’s social learning theories of other- to self-regulation, wherein the ability to do a certain task is first aided by a more competent other until the process has been internalized by the self.

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