Intro bioWe are going to cover two topics todayScholarly searches for resourcesSocial media as a tool for resource searches – this will be our focusWhy is this important? It is all about sharing.“In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is actually by sharing it.” ~ Joseph Badaracco
The NTSA web site started as a project for an adult learning course in grad school. But I wanted a project that would have a greater impact than a paper or presentation. Something that I could carry with me into my professional work.
The difference is subtle. Can you tell what it is?Why did I remove the word “Comprehensive”My goals are bigger than my time and abilities. While I still continue to strive for a ‘comprehensive’ guide – as a one man operation that is more than I can achieve in the time that I can devote to the siteNow I want to add interaction to the site to connect people and share things outside of the realm of scholarly resources – while continuing to develop the more static sections of the site Wait – are my ambitions out doing my abilities again?!
Google Scholar as a surface level searchFind databases to search by searching for your subject + the word databaseAdditional search engines
Advance SearchesDomainDatesWorks Cited
“Anyone who is actively engaged in learning online is part of a PLN. If you are reading this then I am part of your PLN. The people I follow on Twitter make up the vast majority of my PLN. These are the people that I learn from and interact with on a daily basis. A PLN is an incredibly powerful tool to have at your disposal. The flow of information is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. It has been said that the more time you invest in building and contributing to your PLN the more you will get back from it in return. This is so true! A PLN does not form on its own; you have guide it and direct its growth.” Functions: Manage information, connect with others, generate content
important factors in joining a network: complete profile, participate, reply, respond, share information, follow who your PLN follows, need a well-rounded network (follow people who constructively disagree)Tools· Set up your own Twitter Account· Start your own blog· Subscribe to blogs· Start using a Social Bookmarking tool· Join a Ning community· Use the listserv’s provided by your professional associations
Stages of development· Stage 1 Immersion: Immerse yourself into networks. Create any and all networks you can find where there are people and ideas to connect to. Collaboration and connections take off.· Stage 2 Evaluation: Evaluate your networks and start to focus in on which networks you really want to focus your time on. You begin feeling a sense of urgency and try to figure out a way to “Know it all.”· Stage 3 Know it all: Find that you are spending many hours trying to learn everything you can. Realize there is much you do not know and feel like you can’t disconnect. This usually comes with spending every waking minutes trying to be connected to the point that you give up sleep and contact with others around you to be connected to your networks of knowledge.· Stage 4 Perspective: Start to put your life into perspective. Usually comes when you are forced to leave the network for awhile and spend time with family and friends who are not connected (a vacation to a hotel that does not offer a wireless connection, or visiting friends or family who do not have an Internet connection).o Balance· Stage 5 Balance: Try and find that balance between learning and living. Understanding that you can not know it all, and begin to understand that you can rely on your network to learn and store knowledge for you. A sense of calm begins as you understand that you can learn when you need to learn and you do not need to know it all right now.
Resource for Resources<br />Jeannette M. Passmore, M.A.<br />Owens Community College<br />AAACE<br />Together We Can! Conference <br />November 2009<br />
Why?<br />“In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is actually by sharing it.”<br />~ Joseph Badaracco<br />