Moving From Pages to Streams
As the web moves from pages to streams, I’ve been trying to better understand how to experience this shift from a learning perspective. What’s my mental model or framework for making sense of my online learning experience as things change so fast?
Streaming is a concept that helps make sense of this shift. Lifestreaming is a type of streaming that has received attention since Steve Rubel discussed his move from blogging to lifetreaming. I lifestream learning (e.g., what am I learning, who am I learning from, what I plan to learn) more than any topic and like this as a model for sharing learning experiences online. Learnstreaming is a lifestream that is learning based. There are already many types of streams (e.g., brandstreaming, socialstreaming, eventstreaming) and think there will be more to come.
O Casquero has described learnstreaming within an academic environment:
“Learn-streaming simply means publishing and sharing daily learning activities that constitute life-long learning. It allows students to keep track of what they have done on-line. Institutions can benefit from it as learn-streaming allows to look up the individual activity of the students for curriculum purposes. The aggregation of the learn-streaming of every student allows the teacher to get a detailed picture of the progress achieved by him or her in a particular course or subject.”
I’m thinking about this differently than how it’s described above. It can be expanded to include other aspects (social learning, time, many-to-many) of learning and the web.
Learnstreaming – publishing your learning activities online for the benefit of you and others.
What Do You Think?
- How are you making sense of the web?
- How are you making the most of your online learning experience?
- Does learnstreaming help you with your online learning? Why? Why not?