Online Learning and Focus

Suzanne Bakker reviews what she has learnt about using social media in learning and change processes. She noted that engagement and focus is difficult even if professionals are interested in what is happening, over a longer period of time. They had blocks with two weeks of online learning , one f2f workshop and one virtual session. She comments on the use of assignments and the challenges of finding time to complete them.

“A common feature of these assignments was that they required more reading, thinking and combining of knowledge and skills than the other assignments which focused more on testing a few tools or answering a question related to your own case. In other words, these assignments required more action as well as more reflection, and in the end more time and energy of the learners. Precious time, that may be harder to assign to yourself if no-one else depends on it”

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2 thoughts on “Online Learning and Focus

  1. An alarming conclusion is reached regarding the ‘analytical and design-oriented assignments’ which are, surely, the most valuable, but which showed lack of commitment among the participants. Only giving them to a selected few seems a poor solution to the problem.

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