Supporting peer-to-peer learning
Our solutions involve building communities of practice around each information resource to encourage discussion and debate and to enable experience-based learning to take place by building virtual communities of collaborative learners through discussion groups and polls.
How we do this
We focus on professional communities and build solutions based on their needs. We map the ecosystem within which they work and identify stakeholders from the internal and external environment and facilitate their involvement and support through partnerships to ensure learning is relevant, aligned with government or organizational priorities, and that it can be applied.
We provide digital literacy support to ensure users have the requisite technical skills to use our mobile-optimized courses. We create understanding on the value of being part of a learning community, demonstrating how it can bring benefits to professional lives and lead to enhanced performance, higher moral, greater participation in the mission of the organization, and even a better quality of life.
We provide ongoing support to build users’ confidence in e-learning, and to influence opinion aimed at creating a shared belief in the possibility of accessing new learning opportunities for positive change through technology.
We provide capacity building support to train moderators for an online environment to ensure forum discussions are not rambling “chats” but rather, focused on the objectives and arriving at the resolution stage.
Our model includes a feedback loop which enables discussions to be summarized with recommendations and presented to decision makers for action and response to the learner community. This component is a key strategic element which connects learner communities with decision-makers and leads, for example, to a more effective policy making dynamic and greater buy-in and execution from the community that will inevitably be tasked with applying policies in the real world.
Community-based means, well, making sure your Community is the basis of everything you do!
Underpinning all our work is the notion of ‘community’ and the desire to connect members of learning communities to leverage collective knowledge to:
- increase motivation and promote peer-to-peer learning
- ensure greater scale and inclusion
- engage and mobilize community members to crowdsource ideas for policy making and campaigns
- achieve greater buy-in for organizational strategy