Webinar: The power of silent learners in a group

Have the courage to speak softly, to be yourself a silent learner. Diversity matters.

When: 15 March 2017, 15.00 – 16.00 CET
Where: Online via Adobe Connect (link to the meeting room will be sent to all registered participants 1-2 days before the webinar)

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  • How do we recognize silent learners?
  • What are the needs of silent learners
  • How can we empower silent learners in a group context?

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Is silence a barrier to learning?

lurking1By Carola Eklund

During the last 15 years of my career I have taken part in a lot of online courses and webinars. I have always had the intention to learn something from the experience, though not always exactly what the course or webinar organisers intended me to learn. Sometimes I have decided that I want to improve my language fluency, understand the course design or something else that was outside the true scope of the activity.

Most of the time I’m not a person who wants to take a major role in a group and I’m not comfortable speaking a foreign language. These factors together with my sometimes peripheral objectives, mentioned above, can sometimes mean that I am perceived as a passive and silent learner. Continue reading