Thursday, July 21, 2005

Learning from communication

"Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge, skill, and attitudes and values, through study, experience or teaching, that causes a change of behavior that is persistent, measurable, and specified. It is a process that depends on experience and leads to long-term changes in behavior potential. Behavior potential describes the possible behavior of an individual (not actual behavior) in a given situation in order to achieve a goal."
Quoted from Wikipedia

I would think this is mostly correct but for one thing left out, communication.
Much of our knowledge & skills are acquired through communication,just plain old talking to people (or writing, drawing etc).

Books for example, lectures etc have always been some of the more traditional way's
of learning (through communication). Nowadays we have the internet, with blog's, wiki's & instant messenging, essentially this is the same thing but with a tweak; it's pervasive, ubiquitous, de-centralized & uncensored.

There is no monopoly on the information from the teacher, or even being a teacher. On the net we learn from anyone who knows more than us, not just teachers.


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