Thursday, February 28, 2013

Learner Development

In January, I went to the Learner Development SIG get together in Kobe. If you have a chance, you should consider attending the next get together in Kyoto. There are no formal presentations at these events, so participants have plenty of opportunities to meet new people, discuss topics related to learner development, and share ideas. On March 23, the theme will be LD related plans for the 2013-2014 school year. Check out the flyer Gretchen made with Smore for the event!

At the last get together, the theme was learner autonomy. We wrote about our definitions and experiences with learner autonomy and then discussed them in groups. Although I haven't studied much about learner autonomy, I decided to give it a go and came up with the following definition: designing learning for oneself within the context of a broader community.

During the next stage of the event, each participant made a mind map about some aspect of learner autonomy, and I chose to make mine about technology and autonomous learning. It was interesting to share some of the things I have learned about online learning through EVO and to reflect upon these through the lens of learner autonomy.

1 comment:

Gretchen Clark said...

Thanks for the plug for our event! Wish you could come to this one too...