A new family of tools is challenging the old ways we’ve been teaching adults online. Some people label this shift Web 2.0. Some call these tools social software. Some call this the read/write web because people create as much as they consume. Whatever it’s called, it’s a new way of looking at using technology to learn — and it’s more in line with what we know works in the best classrooms and labs where people have a say in what they’re doing to learn, where learning is active and hands-on & where people come together to share, discuss and reflect. I have a friend who quotes Nietzsche — “The doer alone learneth” & that’s just as true whether you’re learning on a campus or at home in front of a computer.
Want to learn more about some of the tools that are redefining the way we learn? Join the community of people who are doing the same thing. Start a blog. Create a podcast. Make a wiki. Play with a few of the tools that Ian’s listed on his blog. Explore. And tell us what you learn in your blog or your podcast, or your wiki, or any of the other ways people are using to connect with each other online. (Oh, and by the way, tell your learners to do the same.)