Our Club has a learning page too!
-Dr Susan Sharma
Have you explored our feature-My (personalized learning) Page?
Over the years IndianWildlifeClub.com has developed into a Community of Practice with users sharing experiences through online chats, travel experiences, weblogs and
original articles. We have channeled this information into knowledge, in a Personalized Learning Environment (PLE) on the web portal.
Environmental sustainability will be everyone's concern, if each one of us discovers his or her own personal reason to be concerned about it.
All registered users can now change their profile details, see their uploads (blogs, trip reports) on the portal, see the searches they have made in one place and also scribble notes and save them.
Indianwildlifeclub.com is inspired by and molded by the vision of E.Wenger’s Community of Practice concept.
"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do, and who interact regularly in order to learn how to do it better. Communities of practice manage their knowledge."
"A community of practice is not just a personal network: it is about something. Its identity is defined not just by a task, as it would be for a team, but by an "area" of
knowledge that needs to be explored and developed. Over time, they accumulate practical knowledge in their domain, which makes a difference to their ability to act
individually and collectively. Domain provides a common focus; community builds relationships that enable collective learning; and practice anchors the learning in what people do." Wenger E, (2001 and 2004).
Team IWC hope that more and more users will start utilizing their "My Page"to aggregate content. We also hope that "My Page" will augment the learning of students who are interested in environment, conservation and ecology.
Involving students in managing their own learning in a variety of contexts, such as building their own personal learning environments (PLEs) according to their goals and
interests, is one way of developing the skills and motivation that will serve as tools for lifelong learning beyond their formal education.
With the urgency and immediacy of many environmental issues, all of us are students in a life -long learning process. Let us help each other by communicating, sharing and acting. We look forward to your feedback on "My Page".