Learning Networks

Alec Couros describes two different kinds of educator learning networks as shown in the two figures below.

(Examining the Open Movement: Possibilities and Implications for Education, December 2006, page 182)



Based on the two pictures above, what kind of learning networks do these language educators typically have access to? What are the advantages? Disadvantages?

  • Student Teachers:

  • Novice Teachers:

  • Veteran Teachers:

What are some of your curricular challenges?

(e.g., team articulation, common assessments, advocacy, differentiated instruction, shared resources, repository of current cultural artifacts)

What networks do you use to address them?

What Does the Network Mean to You?

A VoiceThread by Alec Couros and 116 global collaborators

What kind of networks are you a part of? at school? in your community? in your profession?

What would the perfect learning network look like for you?

(What would you want to learn about? When? Where? How? With whom?)