Networks for Learning Systems

The Learning System is centred on a Network approach: connecting the right people with the right activity

To support any Learning System good communication channels will always be crucial. There are many ways to share learning and communication through people and across Learning Systems including:

  • Conferences
  • Events
  • Meetings
  • 1:1 conversations
  • Small group discussions
  • Blogs
  • Online forums
  • Networks

Any of these channels can be achieved through virtual or face-to-face methods. Most learning systems need a range of communication and information sharing methods. Deciding the most appropriate approach at a particular time is key to success.

HIS places a Network approach at the centre of any learning system. This means that groups of people and organisations agree for themselves what the best approach is to sharing information, communicating and keeping in touch with each other throughout the lifecycle of the Learning System.

  • What are the unique and defining characteristics of networks?
  • Types of Networks
  • Purpose of Networks
  • Establishing Networks
  • Network Growth and Evolution