ASAE09 Technology and Learning

On Sunday, I have the privilege of co-presenting a session with Jeff Cobb at the ASAE Annual Conference. We’ll be discussing the power of technology on association education and learning. As I was preparing for my session, I called my friend Jeff Hurt, a veteran of both the learning world and the association world, to hear his thoughts on the topic.

This post is less about what he said (which was deep, interesting, and extremely valuable for me) and more about the process that led to this interaction. See, I’ve come to trust Jeff Hurt’s ideas on all things education-related after first developing a rapport with him online–specifically on Twitter. I know that Jeff is an active listener, that education is his passion, and that I can get great advice, links, resources, and ideas from him.

This is a micro-example of networked, informal learning. And it’s a trend that is vitally important, both from an education standpoint and from a community-building standpoint.

Jeff did share a few of his favorite resources for more networked, informal learning about learning. Here they are for you…

On Twitter
#lrnchat (Thursday evenings at 8:30pm ET)
@jtcobb (of course he mentioned my co-presenter!)
@marciamarcia
@moehlert
@emasie
@oliviamitchell
@angelamaiers
@jeffhurt (That’s my addition to his list.)

On Ning
Learning Town

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Jeff Hurt August 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Wow Lindy, I didn’t expect this. Thanks so much for the kind words.

Twitter is like that as you know. It brings strangers together that can fast become networked friends. I call social media my tool for “Encouraging Randomness and Accelerating Serendipity.”

Thanks again.

FSSimon August 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

"Technology and Learning — SocialFish" ( http://bit.ly/P4xE )

Jeff Cobb August 19, 2009 at 11:30 am

Great post, Lindy – Great presenting with you!

And thanks for including me in your list, Jeff. Hard to remember anymore, but I am pretty certain Twitter is where I first found you, and like Lindy, you are on my list.

A site I really like as an example of Learning 2.0 in action is http://workliteracy.ning.com. A great effort by Michele Martin (@michelemmartin), Tony Karrer (@tonykarrer), and Harold Jarche (@hjarche). I’ve included that along with a number of other Learning 2.0 resources in the complement to Lindy’s post that I’ve done over on the Tagoras blog.

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