Friday, October 5, 2007

Facilitating Learning: On-grid and Off-Grid

Rick Borovoy, Co-Founder and CTO of nTag Interactive, has been doing a lot of experiments in helping implement a technology-assisted learning process where learners go back and forth from being "On-Grid" and "Off-Grid". He refers to "On-Grid" as following a formal learning process, while "Off-Grid" is learning from follow-up activities, communities, and exchanges, outside of the formal learning process.

We can apply Rick's ideas on how trainers can facilitate putting informal learning back on track guided by structure. His idea helps persuade traditional trainers who worry about losing control over learning by allowing too much informality through social networking tools in communities such as WIKIs, blogs, chat, and other tools.

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