What the heck is aPersonal LearningNetwork (PLN)?
Turn to your neighbor...Discuss: What is a personal learning network?
Working PLN DeﬁnitionA personal learning network (PLN)involves an individual’s topic-orientedgoal, a set of practices & techniquesaimed at attracting and organizing avariety of relevant contentsources,selected for their value, tohelp the owner accomplish aprofessional goal or personal interest. c/o David Warlick
Components of a PLN-Professional goal-Personal interest-Learning techniques & practices-Reason for selection-Develops a system to learn/interact-System to organize network content
“... networks reconﬁgure themselves in real-time, on a global local scale, andpermeate all domains of social life. This iswhy we live in a network society, not in an information society or a knowledge society.” Castells, 2004
The Social Web• community• share• collaborate• interact• user-centered• creators•
The Social Media Revolution 3 Socialnomics 3 by @equalman
The Personal Web "...a growing set of free and simple tools and applications... a personal web — that explicitly supports one’s social, professional, learning and other activities via highly personalized windows to the networked world. Online material can be saved, tagged, categorized, and repurposed without difficulty and without any special knowledge of how web pages are put together...creating and distributing content, to organizing one’s personal and professional time, to developing a library of resources that constantly refresh and update themselves... The 2009 Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009