This is my proposal for a core community on Open & Networked Learning. The name is up for discussion; when Chris and I were discussing it we came up with ‘online reflective practice’, but given that we’re currently identifying ‘parent’ communities I was thinking about a catch-all to encompass (for example):
1) developing familiarity with tools that enable online reflection and the documentation of process
2) developing skills and knowledge for the building of personal learning networks
3) developing an appreciation of the benefits and challenges of open (online) reflection
4) developing experience in online collaboration
It may look at first as if this would overlap with an Open Practice and OER parent community, but I imagine OP-OER would focus on developing open resources and teaching openly (e.g. designing open courses), while this community would be focused on learning openly and in collaboration with others. I do wonder whether this distinction will be clear enough to potential participants though. I think there is real value in not limiting this community to reflection as the same tools and skills are also applicable to collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Another possible name might be ‘Social Learning and Collaboration’. Let me know what you think!