How to Build a Learning Ecosystem: Lessons from Practitioners
April 27, 2021 – 2:00pm (GMT+3)
Building on our recently released Special focus, join us and four leading Learning Ecosystems experts and practitioners to discuss what it takes to design and launch impactful ecosystems.
ABOUT LIVING LAB
Learning Ecosystems Living Lab (LELL) is a new initiative anchored in a place-based and collective design approach to mobilize practitioners, experts, policymakers & innovators as a global community of practice and thought-leadership that will support the design of key components of Learning Ecosystems in different regional contexts. This initiative seeks to disrupt and spearhead the sharing of innovative ideas and support the design of Learning Ecosystems globally.
The global community of practice aims to:
- Identify shared challenges and contextualized solutions in designing and implementing Learning Ecosystems
- Serve as a springboard for content and research that captures and designs high-impact practices and policies in the community and beyond
- Serve as a knowledge hub of design principles and best practices
- Positively impact place-based learning and societal objectives in various contexts
As highlighted by the WISE Local Learning Ecosystems: Emerging Models report, there is a clear growing interest in the concept of Learning Ecosystems. Theoretical foundations of Learning Ecosystems are steadily growing stronger, but education stakeholders still lack access to knowledge, a community of practice and practical guidelines on how to build and manage Learning Ecosystems. The goal of LELL is to bridge this gap and to develop innovative and robust models of Learning Ecosystems to be applied in various global contexts.
Playbook – Designing Learning Ecosystems
Designing and building new ecosystems can seem intimidating at first glance; even more so when considering this more recent model of Learning Ecosystems as there is no clear-cut journey. Where should one start? What and how does one learn? What needs to be considered? Who and where to turn to? Who should be included? How do we engage them? All of these questions are the ‘raison d’etre’ of the Learning Ecosystems Living Lab set up by WISE in 2019.
The Designing Learning Ecosystems playbook is set to be released within the coming weeks.
Receive early access to the summary of the playbook today by clicking the link below!
Special Focus: Series of Articles by Global Experts
Designing Vibrant and Purposeful Learning Communities
Bringing Learning Ecosystems to Life: What does it take?
Learning Ecosystems: A New Paradigm in the Learning Experience
Learning Ecosystems, Equity, and Underserved Communities
For this WISE Learning Ecosystems Living Lab Special focus, we have invited four pioneers of learning ecosystems to share their thoughts and to make the case that learning ecosystems are the answer for supporting learners in underserved communities.
Living Lab Past Events
Panel #2 – How can Cities Nurture Learning?
February 16, 2021
Discussions and debates around designing learning ecosystems often focus on stakeholders pedagogies and assessments of these ecosystems but equally important is how learners relate and engage with the physical and digital space that surrounds them.
Panel #1 – Designing Vibrant and Purposeful Learning Communities
December 10, 2020
How do learning ecosystems emerge and evolve? What enables or prevents their development? How do they impact a community and to what extent can we measure that? This first Living Lab digital panel convened academics, practitioners and community leaders to discuss principles, goals and engagement strategies of learning ecosystems; and explored successful examples from various contexts.