Researching 'learning in the open' or 'learning in social networks' or 'emergent learning' is an interesting and difficult business.
Particularly because it has to address learning which is a mashup of epistemology, ontology, affect, community, serendipity and much more besides.
So ... we are trying to find new languauge (or reconfigure old language?) to meet this emergent kind of learning (not entirely new, but taken quite a few 'new' steps forward by social media).
In Jaap's blog post (and some responses), here, questions are raised about the role of subjectivity, judgement, reflection and description.
Any thoughts on how to take these issues forward (either with footprints or beyond)?