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These slides were used during a presentation at the 2014 Web Conference at Penn State University

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    Why You Need a PLN, and How to Build One - #PSUWeb Why You Need a PLN, and How to Build One - #PSUWeb Presentation Transcript

    • Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One David Kelly Program Director http://bit.ly/1ieUgJL
    • A personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection.
    • The responsibilities of role- based daily work can easily define what you learn
    • Via Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles“ http://youtu .be/B8ofWFx 525s The personalization of the internet can inhibit personal growth
    • Via Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles“ http://youtu .be/B8ofWFx 525s The personalization of the internet can inhibit personal growth
    • Via Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles“ http://youtu .be/B8ofWFx 525s The personalization of the internet can inhibit personal growth
    • Personal growth is often lost in the fast-moving world of the NOW
    • If you aren’t looking outside your everyday life, you will never know what is possible
    • Social Networks Formal Learning Face-to-Face Interactions Communities Bookmarking Tools Reference & Research My PLN
    • A strong PLN is strategic.
    • Face-to-Face Interactions See the world through the eyes of people who see things differently
    • Face-to-Face Interactions Connect with people from different backgrounds and in different roles than your own
    • Communities Engage in communities in which the are discussions that stretch your skill set
    • Bookmarking Tools Build your own library of resources that are tagged with context
    • Reference and Research Understand tools that can be used for self-guided exploration and discovery
    • Formal Learning Choose formal learning programs that enhance and create informal learning opportunities
    • Social Networks Social media crosses borders; use it to connect with peers across the globe
    • Social Networks Listening isn’t enough; you need to engage with others and participate in the sharing
    • Social Networks Look at social networks differently
    • Social Networks Look at social networks differently
    • Social Networks Ask questions to connect with people that have already solved your problem
    • Social Networks The strength of your personal brand has a direct impact on the strength of your PLN
    • Personal Learning Networks help employees solve internal business problems
    • Innovation is sparked when context is built between seemingly unrelated ideas
    • In Summary… A strong PLN is built strategically
    • Look to unexpected resources for your PLN In Summary…
    • PLNs open the door to new and exciting possibilities In Summary…
    • Thank You Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One David Kelly Program Director http://bit.ly/1ieUgJL