Withdrawal Services , Counselling , Forensic Services, Intensive Playgroup, Alcohol Community Rehabilitation &
Lifelong learning for social change.
Matt Gleeson, Senior Education and Training Officer, Moreland Hall
•Training •Conferences •Supervision •Journals
•Mentors •Colleagues •Clients •Network meetings •Mail Servers
Social media/networks simply expand our informal learning circle
We already use social networks to learn
Online social networks enhance this by: Broadening our existing networks Providing us with a space to store knowledge Allowing just in time/or self directed knowledge
seeking within the network
A Ning social network for AOD / Harm Reduction workers. Currently more than 600 members Over 10,ooo visits Nearly 1, 500 unique visitors 24 different countries
Students referred to Heads Together
Professional Development/events calendar
Most importantly a Community of practice
Credibility The credibility of information obtained online is
Time Self directed learning online often not viewed as a
productive use of time
N = 87
Social networks are proving to be a valuable tool for many purposes: Collaboration Debate / discussions Sharing Networking Resources
= lifelong learning !
This is a copy of the presentation titled: Heads Together – Lifelong learning for social change which was presented at the VAADA conference...