Monday, January 28, 2013

weelearning - we want you to have it

In his latest post on our weelearning website, Sam Burrough explains why we are encouraging everyone to pick up on our idea and go with it:

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or two of them, especially if you’re going to Curation Camp.
You’ll probably think to yourself, wistfully on the way home, “ah, I wish I could do that more often.” But you can’t because that’s it for another year, who knows when you’ll be able to afford to go again?
Spurred on by that very feeling some 18 months ago I looked up Sam on Twitter and dropped him a line. Suggesting out of the blue to some strange guy on the Internet that we meet up for a drink is not something I do very often, but I'm thankful I did on this occasion. Some eight or nine events later our little "learning technology social", is going pretty well.

So well in fact, we want to share the idea with you. weelearning has been such a success for our own personal learning that we want others to take the idea and benefit from it wherever you are. If you can get three learning geeks in a room, you can have your own weelearning event.

We're kinda busy launching our Big Idea this week, which just happens to coincide with Learning Technologies. Over the next couple of weeks we're going to outline how you can set up your own event and let you know just what we learned about crafting a community wee can all learn from.

UPDATE: I wrote that follow up article and you'll find it here: http://weelearning.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-run-your-own-learning-social-part-2/
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