We hold these social learning truths to be self-evident:
- That learning is the individual’s right
- That learning is also the individual’s responsibility, not that of a teacher or organization
- That learning can occur anytime, anywhere
- That searching the Web will almost always improve performance in time of need faster and more effectively than a training program
- That learning socially is usually more effective than not
- That learning socially isn’t even remotely new
- That while learning socially requires a communication medium, it needn’t be online
- That online social media do not constitute learning, but do enable access to others’ knowledge and wisdom
- That knowledge must be shared to have value
- That building a personal knowledge/learning network is an investment in the future
Therefore, encourage me to learn, but don’t force me. Show me how to improve my performance, but don’t send me to unnecessary training. Empower me to grow wiser, but don’t hold me back. Give me access to social knowledge, but don’t limit me. In the end, we all will benefit.
Thanks for reading! @tomspiglanin
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