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Gilly Salmon’s 5 Stage Model

In her book about e-tivities Gilly Salmon presents a 5 Stage Model I find very useful when designing arrangements for learning and collaboration:

  1. Access and motivation
  2. Online socialisation
  3. Information exchange
  4. Knowledge construction
  5. Development

Let’s have a look at the UnWorkshop and find out how this model fits with the development of the activities within the group.


Two days left …

… until our first Bus-ride. Being impatient and curious I have so far:

  • Viewed some of Jay’s presentations on Informal Learning(*)
  • Arranged for the Technology to be ready (hope it is!)
  • Visited some of the Blogs form UnWorkshop alumni(**)
  • Started this Blog (and again: it took me MUCH more time to find and to arrange a skin from the many themes available)

(*) I like Jay’s form of presentations on Informal Learning (recordings): The ideas I see him develop are very well structured, visualization of the content and quotations supports my understanding. Duration: The recordings and are long enough to bring the message through but short enough for me to revisit others of his presentations without any fear of losing too much time.
(**) Angelika from UnGroup2 links to an interview with Etienne Wenger on Communities of Practice (and further down you can find the recording of a full 1.5 hour lecture by Etienne Wenger on “What if we assumed that society itself is a large-scale learning system?”)

While watching the video of the interview I hear me asking: What does it help, to see the person talking in the interview? Would I have been listening to 3 of the 7 sequences if they would only have been published as audio clips? Maybe I would have downloaded all of them to listen to it on my player while commuting?

Audio and Video are sequential / linear: How important is it to see the whole (long?) sequence? Do I miss something, if I do not spend this time? What is the essence of the content transmitted?