The Social Learning One

This week’s guests are Catherine Dartnall and Rachel Burnham.

Catherine is a versatile Learning Designer and Consultant with a passion for putting people at the heart of every design. She takes a human-centred approach to create the best possible experience using the technology and tools that are available.  

With over 20 years of experience working in learning and technology, Catherine has worked in many roles across multiple functions, including working as a Learning Designer in both Corporate and HE sectors designing for a range of platforms including FutureLearn.  

Catherine has a Masters in Online & Distance Education from the Open University which she often describes as being a transformative learning experience.  Reflecting on this experience enables Catherine to put herself in the shoes of others who are learning online.  

 You can connect with Catherine on LinkedIn:

Or find her on Twitter:

Rachel Burnham is Director and Consultant for Burnham L&D.  She has worked in L&D and OD for about 30 years and is still learning about learning and people. She specialises using visuals to help people work, think and learn more effectively and is an avid Sketchnoter. 

Rachel has worked across the private, public and voluntary sectors and currently is the Chair of CIPD Manchester.   

She can be found on Twitter:

And you can read her blogs at L&D Matters:

Episode Links:

What is Sketchnoting? –

Simon Heath –

Doug Shaw –

Working Out Loud –

Lev Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory –

Creswell Crags –

HT2 launches Massive Open Online Course to Explore Social Learning with Curatr –

Transforming workplace learning through Curation –

10L: Martin Couzins –

What is a MOOC –

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Learning: A Quick Overview –

Why MOOCs Didn’t Work, in 3 Data Points –

Unconference –

Rhizo14 – The MOOC that community built –

Critical Thinking Skills –

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects –

What is the Difference Between xMOOCs and cMOOCs? –

Social learning tools –

Agoraphobia and the modern learner –

Introduction to communities of practice –

10 Things a Social Leader Does –

Behaviorist Approach –



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