Creating Personal Learning Networks   <ul><li>Deirdre Bonnycastle </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Teaching Development </li></u...
Humans are Tool Users © Edupic colouring books
We Teach Our Children By Using Tools © Edupic colouring books
Connectivism Underpinnings <ul><li>People learn  </li></ul><ul><li>through their  </li></ul><ul><li>connections  </li></ul...
Definitions <ul><li>PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Personal L...
<ul><li>At a higher education level,  </li></ul><ul><li>the focus shifts from learning  </li></ul><ul><li>foundational ski...
My participation in the  expansion of knowledge Blogs Ning Wikis Twitter
My contribution to the  expansion of knowledge <ul><li>Active Learning Blog Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>2,256 readers since...
Your Stories
Issues Too Many Choices
Too Much Information
<ul><ul><li>What do I want to  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn more about? </li></ul></ul>Ask Yourself
Getting Started <ul><li>Start Small </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter between you and two colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Check out <...
<ul><li>K-12 follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@coolcatteacher @edtechcowgirl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@angelamaiers  </li></...
Getting Started <ul><li>Read The Active Learning Blog Carnival  http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul>...
Getting Started <ul><li>Open a personal diigo account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/index </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Getting Started <ul><li>Join a NING Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images4Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://images4...
<ul><ul><li>What do I know that  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I might want to  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share? </li></ul><...
Sharing what you know <ul><li>Write a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Teach an online course...
Quotes <ul><li>@redstarvip: Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you </li></ul><ul><li>@peasandqs PLN...
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Creating a Personal Learning Network

  1. 1. Creating Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>Deirdre Bonnycastle </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Teaching Development </li></ul><ul><li>College of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>University of Saskatchewan </li></ul>
  2. 2. Humans are Tool Users © Edupic colouring books
  3. 3. We Teach Our Children By Using Tools © Edupic colouring books
  4. 4. Connectivism Underpinnings <ul><li>People learn </li></ul><ul><li>through their </li></ul><ul><li>connections </li></ul><ul><li>to other </li></ul><ul><li>people, </li></ul><ul><li>places and </li></ul><ul><li>ideas. </li></ul>© Edupic colouring books
  5. 5. Definitions <ul><li>PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Networks </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>At a higher education level, </li></ul><ul><li>the focus shifts from learning </li></ul><ul><li>foundational skills to </li></ul><ul><li>participating in and contributing </li></ul><ul><li>to the expansion of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>- George Siemens “Connectivism” </li></ul>
  7. 7. My participation in the expansion of knowledge Blogs Ning Wikis Twitter
  8. 8. My contribution to the expansion of knowledge <ul><li>Active Learning Blog Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>2,256 readers since November </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Education Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>100 Members </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>400 Followers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Stories
  10. 10. Issues Too Many Choices
  11. 11. Too Much Information
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>What do I want to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn more about? </li></ul></ul>Ask Yourself
  13. 13. Getting Started <ul><li>Start Small </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter between you and two colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Check out </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>K-12 follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@coolcatteacher @edtechcowgirl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@angelamaiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twibes.com/group/k12Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Higher Ed follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@gsiemens @courosa @scopecommunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@downes @mwesch </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Getting Started <ul><li>Read The Active Learning Blog Carnival http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick one or two of the blogs you like and follow them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn to use RSS feeds and get Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Google Alert feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.google.com/alerts?hl = en&gl = </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Getting Started <ul><li>Open a personal diigo account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/index </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find others to share resources with </li></ul><ul><li>Join a diigo group like K-12Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>o r Images4Education </li></ul>
  17. 17. Getting Started <ul><li>Join a NING Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images4Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://images4education.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.classroom20.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future of Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.futureofeducation.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join a Moodle Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.integrating-technology.com/pd/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCoPE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scope.bccampus.ca/ </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>What do I know that </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I might want to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share? </li></ul></ul>Ask Yourself
  19. 19. Sharing what you know <ul><li>Write a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Teach an online course for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Create an online course for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Create a NING for your discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet </li></ul><ul><li>???? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Quotes <ul><li>@redstarvip: Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you </li></ul><ul><li>@peasandqs PLNs end the isolation felt in small school divisions. I am part of a greater &quot;whole&quot;. </li></ul>

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