From my pal Curt Bonk at Indiana University:
My research team and I from the Instructional Systems Technology Department at Indiana University are conducting a study titled, “Collecting Stories of Extreme or Informal Learning.” This study explores how people learn (and teach) with technology in unique and nontraditional ways. One strand of this research is on the use of open educational resources, OCW, and popular learning portals like MIT OpenCourseWare and the MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School. My team believes that users of the MIT OpenCourseWare Website as well as the MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School are ideal participants for this study and invite them to take our survey.
The 45-question survey is here. I suggest you take it.
I’m finishing up my next book, Informal Learning in Business. Writing it has reinforced my belief that the way to become a better learner is to construct a better network. A early step is reflecting on your current network. Who are you connected to? Where do you go to learn things? What’s your recent experience?
Curt’s survey will forced me to reflect on those things. It’s a worthwhile exercise.