Monday, November 11, 2013

The Innovation of Loneliness

There's been a great short clip floating around, putting forth the case for reducing the amount of time spent on digitial social channels, and replacing it with face to face interaction.

Naturally I started thinking about the potential impact of these ideas on social learning in the workplace and learning design using technology. Ultimately, the appropriate response is to encourage authenticity in participants and create a blended solution that takes advantage of the benefits of social media as well as face to face interactions for learners. This is already implicitly addressed in the flipped classroom.

I'm keen to see how this emerging knowledge of behaviour impacts on learning design, social learning solutions and even informal social learning. Perhaps this pervasive image curation is a part of the reason why lurkers exist in online learning contexts?