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SocialLearn: Now Available to the World

With the changes in the Higher Education landscape there has been a recent emergence in ‘social learning’ – informal learning taking place on social platforms and within online communities. Users connect with OER (Open Education Resources) made freely available from … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Help!

Hello SocialLearners! You may have thought this blog had gone quiet, but the activities in the SocialLearn office have been far from it! So, I have snatched a few minutes out of my diary to blog about our latest update. … Continue reading

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Going…Going…Going LIVE!!!

Hi everyone! Just a quick little post to say that it gives me great pleasure to announce that SocialLearn is now LIVE! SocialLearn is an experimental online learning space on an early release. The latest evolution in virtual learning, SocialLearn … Continue reading

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Operation Opinion Onboard

Though it has been a little quiet on the blog front for the past few weeks, the team have been exceptionally busy bees here, in the SocialLearn office. We have been taking into account all the fantastic feedback that you, … Continue reading

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Help Text Hasn’t Killed the Video Star

Here in the SocialLearn office, we all know and respect the individualism of our SocialLearners. Some of you boldly go where no learner has gone before, jumping head first into SocialLearn’s features, learning and adapting as you go. Some have … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Science Bit

You may think that SocialLearn is the work of a mad genius, and you would be right. SocialLearn has been created in the development labs at KMi (Knowledge Media Institute) here at The Open University. KMi was established in 1995 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To A Community Near You

The SocialLearn office is a hive of activity so  we can soon launch Communities into SocialLearn. No more wandering around alone in social spaces, instead you will soon be able to post your Thoughts, Questions, Paths, Events, Tasks and Collections … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: New Features Added

You may think that now the site is live, that we in the SocialLearn office are just sitting around doing nothing. But this is not the case! Oh no! Instead we have been working away on the fantastic feedback you … Continue reading

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We Need You!

As SocialLearn edges ever closer to being made available to students and alumni (Monday 16 April, for those in eager anticipation), we in the SocialLearn office are on the hunt for the best moderators that the web has to offer. … Continue reading

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Dawn of a New Era

It’s been a busy few months in the office here at The Open University. The team have been working away on creating a new BETA site called SocialLearn for you all to explore. Continue reading

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