I’ve taken this week out to think, research and write about learning culture: how is it formed, what are the challenges in global learning spaces and who owns it? Yesterday we looked at how the culture is created, with a focus on formal, organisational learning. Today is the practical session!
Sometimes meaning just emerges. Today i’m going to do something i’ve never done before: i’m going to reach out to my global network to see if we can create a story about learning culture. I will reach out through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yammer, Email and (for anyone wandering the streets of Amsterdam) i’ll be sat in the cafe of the Picasso museum trying to strike up conversations.
I hope to be able to curate the conversation, to make new connections and to find common strands in our learning and experience.
It may, of course, fall flat on it’s face. In which case i will feel slightly foolish, but i am confident that there are enough people engaged in these various communities that we will be able to collaborate and create meaning. A coherent narrative constructed across a few hours and a few continents.
If you want to take part, please share your thoughts by commenting below, or you can take part in the Learning Forum on LinkedIn, or by using the hashtag #popuplearning on Twitter (you can find me @julianstodd on Twitter). Or just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not in the office today, i’ve been walking by the canals of Amsterdam, searching out a series of cafes with wifi. It’s an informal world of learning, so an informal setting suits us well.
I’ll be gathering the narrative and reporting the results tomorrow. Time to get started…
Question 1: Is learning culture created by the organisation or the learners?
Question 2: Do you do most of your learning in formal experiences or informal ones?