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Learning Networks & Communities 2009

22-24 June, London welcomes the 4th International conference on Learning Networks and Communities (previously Learning Regions and Cities). The conference will be part of a larger event, Learning Forum London, which includes 2 other conferences: the 7th international ePortfolio and the 3rd Key Competencies-Skills for Life conferences. Experts and practitioners from all continents are expected to take part in this unique event.

When Jun 22, 2009 09:00 AM to
Jun 24, 2009 05:00 PM
Where City University, London, UK
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Contact Phone +33 3 8643 1343
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This conference is the revival and transformation of Learning Regions and Cities (Lisbon 2003, La Rochelle 2004 and Oxford 2005) where we explored the role technologies could play to support the development of learning territories. In its 2009 edition, we wish to explore more specifically the role of social computing technologies accross all the actors contributing to the development of learning territories. 

The main themes for Learning Networks & Communities 2009 are: 

Social computing for community based learning

  • reflective community, distributed cognition, connectionism, social engineering, collective identity, collective intelligence, digital cortex, digital identity, community leadership, collective creativity

Social computing for organisational learning

  • reflective organisation, enterprise 2.0, learning school, learning university, learning enterprise, informal learning, tacit knowledge, leadership.

Social computing for learning regions and cities

  • social capital, cultural capital, social innovation, learning territories, communal learning, creative class, public-private partnerships, regional portals,  R&D, clusters, infrastructures.

Social computing for collective action

  • flash mob, self-advocacy, collective action, collective bargaining, accessibility

Social computing for professional bodies

  • professional community, reflective practice, reputation, recognition, accreditation.

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