safety Here’s Barbara Ganley on new media as formal and informal learning spaces. She suggests that social software can help, in part, to repair the broken connections and the loss of a sense of community (?). I’m not entirely clear what’s broken, but see what you think…Although there’s no clear definition of informal learning she argues that Web 2.0 tools help in blurring the boundaries between formal and informal learning – and that this is a good thing. Alan November strikes me as a more mainstream advocate of new technology in learning. This is his blog. And here’s Colin Mills evocative obituary of Louise in today’s Guardian. Well done Colin!