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ERIC Number: EJ1009155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Guiding E-Learning: Introducing Online Informal Learning to a Global Voluntary Organisation
Williams, Shirley; Spiret, Claire; Dimitriadi, Yota; McCrindle, Rachel
British Journal of Educational Technology, v44 n2 pE39-E41 Mar 2013
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the umbrella organisation for Member Organisations from 145 countries, with a total membership of 10 million. While Member Organisations offer training and development within their own countries, WAGGGS offers international opportunities, such as leadership development at international locations where a group of facilitators (typically ?ve) facilitate the learning of a group of 30 participants during a week-long event. Technology changes the way in which communities come together but not everyone is at ease with technology and degrees of digital literacy vary. Introducing technology into education is always challenging. With the international prevalence of social network sites, people are becoming comfortable contributing in online places; however, in pedagogic situation, there continues to be a "lurker" role. In this paper, the authors report their experiences of the first trial run of an international online course and discuss the issues as they prepare for the next run. This study contributes to understanding how individuals within a global voluntary organisation react and interact with online informal learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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