Building Community with Content

Self-expression is an adult learner requirement.

Learning scientists believe we do not learn something new unless we have the opportunity to articulate during the learning process – talking about our ideas as they are forming – refining our ideas with others. The key here is not just statically relaying our ideas, but developing ideas together. Learning geeks call it “social construction” in learning. And we have to offer more than passive online forums to accomplish it.

Networking Around Content

Social learning can take many forms. Because we aren’t seated in chairs looking each other in the eyeballs during an eLearning course, digital learning tends to get downgraded for being sterile, isolating, and impersonal. The only reason it’s that way is because it’s designed that way. Consider these opportunities to build community with your content.

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