Think Outside the School: Learning Is Everywhere
How much of what you are using on a day-to-day basis actually comes from your school years? How much comes from the people you meet, the workshops you attend, the work you do? According to the New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL), over 95% of adults were involved in some form of explicit informal learning that they identified as significant and 56% of the workforce develops most of its competencies by discussing informally with their peers.
Transforming education isn’t just redesigning our schools: it’s also about completely reimagining the way we define and implement education. How can we use social technology to foster peer-learning and to recognize knowledge acquisition regardless of where it takes place?
Based on the case studies of the Mozilla Open Badge project and E-180, attendees will be invited to share their own experiences, challenges and solutions on the use of social technologies to improve and scale informal learning opportunities for us all.
Christine is a Montreal-based social entrepreneur passionate about self-directed and community-based learning. She is the CEO of E-180, a matchmaking website connecting you with like-minded people interested in sharing knowledge over a coffee. E-180 was selected as one of Montreal's 10 innovative company by Fast Company.
Prior to E-180, she obtained her M.Ed. as a Frank Knox Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, focusing on informal learning & alternative educational approaches. In 2008, she worked as a Podcast Producer for Learning Matters in NYC. She consults as a social media expert for various social projects & founded the #ClavEd, a weekly Twitter meet-up for French-speaking educators that has generated over 30,000 tweets since 2010.
She was recognized in 2006 by L’Actualité Magazine as the most promising young leader in education in Québec. More recently, the Montreal’s Mayor Foundation elected her as a fellow for her work with E-180. She is often invited to share her experience on peer-learning in public events such as #140edu in New York, SXSW Interactive and Ignite in Montreal.