25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web.
In the ensuing 25 years there can be few people whose lives haven’t been influenced by the Web in some way or other. But how has it changed the way we learn?
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the Learning Flow.In the first post I discussed the concept of a Learning Flow - as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, in the second I talked about the user experience and in the third I considered three types of Learning Flow.
In the third of this series of blog posts about Learning Flows, I take a look at three types of Learning Flow and provide some examples of Learning Flows hosted on different activity stream platforms - including our Twitter-daily-learning-news-related based Learning Flow.
Remember, a Learning Flow is not just about delivering bite-sized nuggets of content, but encouraging short social learning experiences.
In my last post I described the concept of a Learning Flow as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how this new learning framework lies between the instructionally designed course and the unstructured knowledge sharing of teams, groups and communities that takes place in public activity streams and enterprise social networks.
But what advantages does a Learning Flow bring to the individual? In this post I compare the user experience with that of the traditional online course (or e-learning) and participation in activity streams.