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    Building Online Community Networks Building Online Community Networks Presentation Transcript

    • Building Communities and Networks for Professional Development (Chap. from Tuesday, 29 March 2011Utecht, J. (2010)
      By Ernest Ngendahayo
      Flinders University
      29/03/2011
    • Communities
      Common personal or professional interests
      Networks
      “An extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support”
      One’s choice based on interest
      Meaning Power
      E.g. Facebook, Twitter
      (Online) Communities and Networks
      29/03/2011
    • PLNs= “those networks you create that revolve around personal and professional development’
      It starts with you
      How does it work? Watch this Specific people you decide to connect with
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK8kqjNomAg
      PLNs (Cntd)
      29/03/2011
    • ‘My PLN is a real time professional development network of educators that I rely on to do my job as an educator’
      Examples : Delicious, Diigo, Google docs, etc.
      E.g. Links to articles, ideas on lesson plans
      PLNs (Cntd)
      29/03/2011
    • PLNs (Cntd)
      29/03/2011
    • Really Simple Syndication (RSS): Internet format that allows a user to connect a website to an “RSS reader”
      Firefox's icon is used
      Link to RSS video
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
      How to use RSS?
      Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLKZrsotvsQ
      Networks without communities
      29/03/2011
    • The info finds you
      You choose your favourite web site: you control the control that comes to you
      Used on any devise that has internet connection
      Sequentially ordered content
      It connects you to other websites and blogs (e.g. Twitter, Delicious, Diigo).
      Use a RSS Reader that acts as a ‘gateway to the web’
      RSS: the ‘most powerful’ Web 2:0 tool!
      29/03/2011
    • Networks without communities (Pictures from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK8kqjNomAg)
      29/03/2011
    • Networks without communities
      29/03/2011
    • With RSS, you are in a virtual staff room
      29/03/2011
    • How do you feel when you don’t get a feedback from an email or a post?
      Time and effort needed for better use
      Active participation better learning
      Building your Network: You have to make it benefit you! How?
      29/03/2011
    • Get actively involved, share
      Don’t stay behind the community
      Can be overwhelming for educators! What to do?
      Get aware of the potential of the people you can be networking with through your ‘virtual staff room’
      Use any spare time you have
      Become Part of a Community
      29/03/2011
    • Self-promoting introduction (bio) ‘Online Magnet’:
      An avatar (created or own photo)
      Saying
      Quotations
      Website
      A combination of any of the above
      Etc.
      Growing your Professional Network
      29/03/2011
    • “Being connected is NOT being networked!” Use connections in place to create your PLN.
      Provide feedback on how ‘it’ works for you.
      Make it work for others especially your students
      Q3: Should all educators join online PLN(s)?
      Making your network work for you
      29/03/2011