Notes and Reflections on “A New Culture of Learning”

Posted on June 4, 2014

On his blog, Alan Peterka, instructional designer in the Distance Learning department, reflects on the book A New Culture of Learning written by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown.  A summary of the book can be read at

Alan comments on four themes from the book: 1) culture as growth because of environment, 2) community and collective, 3) tacit knowledge, and 4) play.  Please read his post at to learn more.

About Alan Peterka



Alan is an Instructional Designer in Distance Learning at Kirkwood. He has earned degrees in Chinese pedagogy and second language acquisition. He’s a podcaster (T4LT, Education Is), a teacher (Elementary Chinese) and an avid gardener/small business owner (bark & bloom).


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