Personal Learning Networks (PLS)Source: Sue Waters, 2008 Blog(Note: Current survey under way includes virtual worlds)
What does MY PLN do forME?• I go to my PLN for many things:– Learn new things– Ask questions– Collaborate– Validation– Camaraderie– Stay in touch with friends
Discovery Educators Network
Checked Youtube.com for relevant videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8&feature=related Saved and remixed images from Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/5959180907/Digitally altered some of my own photosCreated the PowerPoint presentationBlogged about the personal importance of my Professional Learning Network – Image if Ihad to do this all ON MY OWN!!! Uploaded my PowerPoint to Slideshare, so that others may use it
Professional Learning Networks= Breaking through TeacherIsolation towards CollaborationStart small – How do you eat an elephant?ONE BITEAT A TIME
Looked at resources and thoughts from colleagues onTwitter
BlogsBlogs are not about writing. They areabout conversation. Because of thepower to leave comments aboutanother’s thoughts, realconversation and possiblecollaboration happens. I have hadnumerous conversations and evendisagreements in blogs!
Blogs• Finding blogs to read is easy–You can use a site like bloglines–You can find one to follow andsee if you can follow who theyfollow–Check out your friend’s Deliciouslinks–Ask!
RSS• Real Simple Syndication• Rich Site Summary
RSS Feeders• Rich Site Summary or Really SimpleSyndication• A way to bring new blog posts to you• Many available– Google Reader– Bloglines– Pageflakes– Suprglu
1) Set up anaccount2) Click on the “subscribe” icon3) Click to“subscribe now”4) Read yoursubscriptions
RSS in 21stCenturyTeaching andLearning
From David Parry, University of Albany“The speed of reading in the age of thedigital has changed, and we need to helpstudents navigate this.
Reading on the internet requires twoseparate skills:• The quick analysis to find what isworth reading• A switch to slow analysis to carefullyconsider what has been found.
“What RSS does is allow students tomake this distinction, to receivecontent as "bits" easy to scan, andthen to select what they want to read.”
The challengeThe challenge
It is not the development oftechnology per se whichposes such a challenge toeducation systems andeducational institutionsThe challenge
but the changing ways in whichpeople are using technologies tocommunicate and to learn and theaccompanying social effect ofsuch use
forming and participating in on-line social networks andcommunities
a refusal to engage in these issuesrisks school becoming increasinglyirrelevant to the everyday lives ofmany young people
and particularlyirrelevant to theways in which theycommunicate andshare knowledge
From Personal Learning Environment Buildingto Professional Learning Network FormingAimForminglearningnetwork forcompetencedevelopmentProfessionalnetworkorganizingThe meaning ofsocial andprofessionalnetworks foreducationBuilding PLEon start pagesConclusion
AimTo analyze the experience gained in usingof Web 2.0 environment for competencedevelopment and for professional networkorganizingTo analyze the experience gained in usingof Web 2.0 environment for competencedevelopment and for professional networkorganizing
Web 2.0 allowsyoung people to beactive co-creatorsof knowledge
Social-oriented applications andprofessional networks - new opportunitiesfor learners and educatorsW3C “Social NetworksInteroperability Roadmap” IncubatorGroup (XG)Federated Interoperable Framework
A learning network is a group ofpersonswho create, share, support andstudylearning resources (“units oflearning”)in a specific knowledge domain.Rob Koper, Open University of the NetherlandsA learning network is a group ofpersonswho create, share, support andstudylearning resources (“units oflearning”)in a specific knowledge domain.Rob Koper, Open University of the NetherlandsSocial-oriented applications andprofessional networks - new opportunitiesfor learners and educatorsSpecial-formedlearning networks forlife-long learners
Because of their possibilities for: data, information and“knowledge fusion” enhancing accessibility,productivity andinnovative solutions research tools providing forming groups of personaland professional interestsSocial-oriented applications andprofessional networks - new opportunitiesfor learners and educatorsTo be successful at knowledgecreation, analysis anddissemination, learners needfrom network inter-personal andinter-group interactions
of data, information,knowledgeof subject matter,technologies, how tolearn
The first goal of aPLN is toCONNECT Once you getconnected, you canbegin toCOLLABORATEand CONTRIBUTE!http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/ppln
Remember – If I Can do it – ANYONE CAN
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