Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Learning Landscape and Community Building

I've been meaning to link to David and Ben's excellent vision for their learning landscape model: A Roadmap for the Personal Learning Landscape. What struck me suddenly this week was how a simplified version of their elgg application could be used for small community groups like our Association of Citizens for Summerland project.

At the root, it's an educational project, getting people together to learn, collaborate and get to know each other. Some of the communication of the group could be done privately and some displayed publicly, with the potential to share documents and links in one place...all with the benefit of being tied into the larger web to make outside connections. Although the members are all local, we're already finding the e-mail load quite onerous and the blog has some limitations as well -- sharing documents and files would be beyond many of the older members, and it's not good for tracking several threads or projects at once. Great potential...

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