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David JamesHi, my name's David.

Welcome to Social Learning!

Self-directed learning is fun again. Self-directed learning has gone social.

When you think about it, we learn from others all the time, don't we? At work, at home, on social networks, or out with friends. We're always learning something, no matter how trivial.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) became a mainstream way to learn in late 2012. Technology brought lectures from Ivy League schools to everyone through the magic of streaming video. What makes MOOCs unique is the combination of video lectures, forums, quizzes, tests, assignments, peer review, and completion certificates—all provided free and at massive scale.

And 100,000+ attendees makes for an exciting and engaging learning experience, with dynamic forums where posts and comments fly in from around the world in real time.

Facebook Groups are a great way to connect with others who share similar interests. Lifelong Learning Hub is a Facebook Group for anyone interested in continuous, lifelong learning.

This site—Social Learning—tells stories of social learning experiences and provides useful, usable information to enhance your learning experiences.

I hope this site inspires you to learn something new—every day of your life!

Live as if you were to die tomorrow
Learn as if you were to live forever
—Mahatma Gandhi.

I am still learning
—Michelangelo (at 87).

 

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Fun and engaging experiences for anyone interested in a life of social learning. Ready to get connected to the Social Learning Network?

If you like what you see, why not visit our Page and get started. And thank you for visiting.

 

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