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How Can We Green Our Learning?
How Can We Green Our Learning?

In 2019, Greta Thunberg became globally famous demanding that climate change be taken seriously with her #FridaysforFuture school strike. As a green activist, I welcomed her call, choosing to make World Heutagogy Day 2019 about “How Do We Green Our…

Parents Caring, Sharing, and Learning Together Online: An Examination of Information Seeking and Learning Strategies Utilized in an Online Health-Related Support Group
Parents Caring, Sharing, and Learning Together Online: An Examination of Information Seeking and Learning Strategies Utilized in an Online Health-Related Support Group

The current study explored various dimensions of informal learning by members of a Facebook group made up of parents and caretakers of infants or children with Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Interview and posting data were collected and ana…

Informal Learning Experiences on Social Media: The Case of #MarketingTwitter
Informal Learning Experiences on Social Media: The Case of #MarketingTwitter

Informal learning in online social communities encourages a sense of belonging and support in a casual environment while enhancing members' knowledge and expertise. Several studies have explored the use and benefit of online social communities, parti…

Free Asynchronous Professional Development By, From, and For Instructional Designers: How Informal Learning Opportunities Shape Our Professional Learning and Design Practices
Free Asynchronous Professional Development By, From, and For Instructional Designers: How Informal Learning Opportunities Shape Our Professional Learning and Design Practices

Instructional designers (IDs) need to maintain an understanding of the current trends and issues within the field. Pursuing professional learning informally supports IDs’ effort to keep up with current trends and issues because it is not restri…

Undergraduate Students in Online Social Communities: An Exploratory Investigation of Deliberate Informal Learning Practices
Undergraduate Students in Online Social Communities: An Exploratory Investigation of Deliberate Informal Learning Practices

A total of 573 undergraduate students consented to participate in this investigation about deliberate informal learning practices using social media. Data analysis consisted of parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures. An analysis of the …

Bridging the Informal and Formal Learning Spaces with WhatsApp
Bridging the Informal and Formal Learning Spaces with WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile instant messaging (IM) app in the global south. Hence, its use in informal and formal learning spaces has significant potential and is worthy of investigation. This study explored how University faculty and student…

Computing for Communities: Designing Culturally Responsive Informal Learning Environments for Broadening Participation in Computing
Computing for Communities: Designing Culturally Responsive Informal Learning Environments for Broadening Participation in Computing

Despite increased attention on promoting access to computer science among all students, female and racially minoritized youth continue to be underrepresented in STEM, often lacking opportunities for computer science due to under-resourced schools and…