New learning environments for the 21st Century, a presentation by John Seely Brown, is worth a look [pdf]. There are lots of suggestive moments. He looks at the learning and the learning environments of network people. "Today's digitally experienced students learn differently and have new vernaculars." These include the languages of cinema, games and the web. "The structure of visual arguments." "Blurring formal and informal learning becomes a way of life and identity construction." "The remix culture all supported by social software." "Hybrid models: passion-based particiation in niche communities of co-creation complemented by core curriculum or by the academy, itself."

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Via elearnspace.

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Aug 19, 2005
Chrystie Hill

"Niche communities of co-creation, learning and sharing: dedicated, disciplined: serious leisure,
passion-based informal learning"

This is very similar to what we're doing at WebJunction; except, I would say serious needs & passion-based informal learning instead.

Aug 30, 2005
Matt Pasiewicz

You can listen to thre recording of the speech here