http://www.treehugger.com/US-bike-sharing-program-denver.jpgThis is the new form of the golden rule. But it really is true out here in cyberspace, the more you share, the more you get back. This is a lesson being learned by companies who have embraced the open source model.The other key concept here is the notion of generalized reciprocity, also referred to by Wayne Baker, as the network of reciprocity. He says: “Acts of contribution, big and small, build your fund of social capital, creating a vast network of reciprocity. A network of reciprocity reaches far and wide. And so those who help you may not be those you help. The help you receive may come from the distant corners of the network; it may come unbidden and unasked for… “the dance of Shiva,” All that is best for us comes of itself into our hands—but if we strive to overtake it, it perpetually eludes us.”
PROFESSIONAL LEARNINGNETWORKS ALSO KNOWN ASPERSONAL LEARNINGNETWORKS (PLN)
WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK? PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS THEYARE A TERRIFIC WAY TO EXTEND YOURKNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING OUTSIDEYOUR CLASSROOM IT IS THE ENTIRE COLLECTION OFPEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU ENGAGE ANDEXCHANGE INFORMATION, USUALLYONLINE.
MEANING PLN CONT....PERSONAL LEARNINGNETWORK –“A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO CANGUIDE YOUR LEARNING, POINTYOU TO LEARNINGOPPORTUNITIES, ANSWERYOUR QUESTIONS, AND GIVEYOU THE BENEFIT OF THEIROWN KNOWLEDGE,
MEANING PLN CONT.... “PLN IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WILLHEIGTHEN YOUR LEARNING, SUCHPEOPLE CAN POINT YOU TO LEARNINGOPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SHARINGRESOURCES AND EXPERIENCE, ANDTHEY CAN ALSO ANSWER YOURQUESTIONS” (WILKINSON,2010)
LEARNING, SHARINGContributeSEEK TO BEWORTH KNOWINGTag everything
WHAT DOES MY PLN DO FOR ME? CROFUT (2009) STRESSED THATSHE GOT TO HER PLN FOR MANYTHINGS SUCH AS;LEARNING NEW THINGSASKING QUESTIONSCOLLABORATING WITH OTHERSVALIDATIONCAMARADERIE
• ADD TOOLS/SERVICES• CONNECT TODATA, INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE• CREATE ARTIFACTS• CONNECT TO PEERS,EDUCATORS, FAMILY ANDFRIENDS• SHARE THOUGHTS,IDEAS, RESOURCES,ARTIFACTS• CONNECT TOPROFESSIONALS ANDEXPERTS VIAPROFESSIONALORGANIZATIONS ANDNETWORKS• COLLABORATE• CONTRIBUTEWHAT DOES MY PLN DO FOR MECONT….(IVANOVA, 2009)DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK
All that we send into the lives of others…comes back intoAll that we send into the lives ofothers…comes back into our ownReciprocity“THE PRACTICE OF EXCHANGINGTHINGS WITH OTHERS FOR MUTUALBENEFIT” SIMPLIFIED-YOU SCRATCH MYBACK ILL SCRATCH YOURS TOO.
“TEACHERS ARENODES,STUDENTS ARENODESBOTHTEACHING ANDLEARNINGCONSISTS OFSENDING ANDRECEIVINGCOMMUNICATIONS TO OTHER
BUT A NETWORK ISN’T JUST FOLLOWINGYOU HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE!
RESPOND TO BLOG POSTS-NB!! YOU SCRATCH MBACK THEN I’LL DO LIKEWISE.www.flickr.com/photos/23324812@N00/93936385
SHARE WITHOTHERS AS YOUWOULD HAVETHEM SHAREWITH YOU WHICHWILL BE THERESULTANT OF
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLN FLICKR=http://flickr.com SLIDEFLICKR=http://slideflickr.com/ DIIGO.COM=http://www.diigo.com SLIDESHARE.NET=http://www.slideshare.net DEL.ICIO.US=http://del.icio.us/ TWITTER=http://www.twitter.com
SLIDESHARE.NET http://www.slideshare.net Upload, find, and share presentations Great for publicly posting copies of apresentation you give. Don’t reinvent the wheel! Presentationsavailable on just about any subject. Can be slow to load Distinct URLs for linking
DIIGO.COM http://www.diigo.com Highlight, annotate, bookmark, tag webpages, and share them Create and share specific bookmark lists Create workgroups! View the annotations of other users on apage
DO YOU TWEET? http://www.twitter.com What are you doing now? Anything you can say in 140 characters orless! Automatically uses http://tinyurl.com/ toshrink long URLs Tweet from phone, IM, or browser Those you follow and those who follow youbecome your Personal Learning Network
DEL.ICIO.US http://del.icio.us/ Social Bookmarking Bookmark, tag, organize, and share internetsites Makes your bookmarks browser/computerindependent! Browser tool bar makes use a snap
FLICKR http://flickr.com One of the most popular image sharing siteson the Internet Requires a free Yahoo ID It’s a good idea to make a Yahoo ID anywayso that you can use the email account foryour networking registrations.
CONCLUSION As a teacher its important to teach in a way that isrelevant to the world around us and to thegeneration of our students. This can be done byexpanding our PLN, we can teach with new onlinetools, find ways to introduce paperless classroomsand find new resources. Being a teacher that isfluent in technology will certainly organize yourmind as a teacher as well as your students. Be creative, step out of your comfort zone and giveyour students a classroom where resources andknowledge is at their fingertips(Wilkinson,2010)
CONCLUSION CONT… THUS THIS ASSIGNMENT WENT INTOGREATER DETAILS OF THE FOLLOWING; WHAT DOES PLN MEAN, WHATS THEREFOR PEOPLE TO BENEFIT FROM PLNAND LASTLY IT GAVE THE LIST AS WELLAS EXPLAINED BRIEFLY THE DIFFERENTTYPES OF PLN.
BIBLIOGRAPHY CONT… Crofut. S, (2009) "Professional (Personal) Learning Networks. Availablefrom:http://conference2009.tie2.wikispaces.net/Professional+(Personal)+Learning+Networks.(Accessed 11 March 2013) Downes, S. (2009). New Tools for Personal Learning. MEFANET 2009Conference. Brno, Czech Republic. Ivanova, M. (2009). From Personal Environment Building toProfessional Learning Network Forming. The 5thInternational Scientific Conference. Sofia-Bulgaria:Technical University. keller, C. (2008). Creating Your Own Personal LearningNetwork. Summer Professional Development Institute.Whitehall, PA: Summer Professional DevelopmentInstitute, Whitehall, PA.