TEMPLE BAR -- Heather James raises interesting issues about the limitations of technology with nontechnical community groups. Taking her research under consideration with anecdotal evidence we see in Tipperary points to a need to set down markers concerning the use of public money for online community groups.
I took some notes during a short conversation with Heather and post them here as a reminder of the follow-up required.
- Learning is a central process in the acquisition of skills.
- For any process to affect change, it must create meaning.
- Developing an identity is a process of learning.
- Self-organising social systems appear more powerful than imposed social networking structures.
- By using brainstorming effectively, its joint activity structure helps lead to easy adoption of the result.
- A wiki could actually be a less-imposing open system useful for improving a group dynamic.
Heather James is nearly there with an 8000 word report on "The fallacy of autonomy in adult learning." She has an excellent take on her "brilliant failure of wikis in the classroom."