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  • 1. TAPPING THE POWER OF NETWORKED LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 2. Abram AndersLabovitz School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Minnesota Duluthhttp://www.d.umn.edu/~adanders/adanders@d.umn.eduJoe MosesDepartment of Writing StudiesUniversity of Minnesotamoses004@umn.edu
  • 3. EMERGING TRENDSCorporate leaders like IBM, GE, andNationwide are moving to patterns ofnetworked sharing and informal learningto promote effectiveness, innovation, andjust-in-time problem solving.
  • 4. EMERGING TRENDSBlogs, social media, and networks ofpractice are becoming integral to thework of successful professionals andorganizational best practices.Ardichvili, Alexandre. “Learning and Knowledge Sharing in VirtualCommunities of Practice: Motivators, Barriers, and Enablers.” Advancesin Developing Human Resources 10, no. 4 (June 5, 2008): 541–554.
  • 5. NONPROFIT LEADERSNonprofits already lead in social media,using the social web for marketing, eventpromotion, and to build relationships withstakeholders.Barnes, Nora Ganim. “Social Media Usage Now Ubiquitous Among USTop Charities, Ahead of All Other Sectors” UMass Dartmouth. Universityof Massachusetts. Web. March 27, 2013.
  • 6. NONPROFIT LEARNERSStudies cite strong connections betweenlearning and mission performance;organizations that capture and sharelearning with staff and volunteers realizefaster skill development and moreeffective direct service.McHargue, Susan K.. “Learning for Performance in NonprofitOrganizations,” Advances in Developing Human Resources Vol. 5, No. 2May 2003 196-204.
  • 7. NETWORKED LEARNINGNetworked learning argues the creationof connections between people,information, and tools is a rich context ofboth situated and informal learningprocesses in support of capacities foradaptability, creativity, and professionalgrowth.
  • 8. NETWORKED LEARNINGNetworked learning ...• Builds on applications and services that are readily available on the web and that many professionals already use• Extends the value of social and professional networking activity
  • 9. NETWORKED LEARNINGNetworked learning • Supports the development of essential 21st century skills and digital literacies • Leverages social interaction and collective intelligence to make the work we already do more productive and available for more uses
  • 10. PRESENTATION ITINERARY1. Reviewing Networked Learning and MOOCs Research2. Leveraging Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Professional Success3. Using MOOCs and Online Learning Skills to Kickstart your Development
  • 11. INTERACTION AND DISCUSSIONWe invite your active participation: shareyour questions, comments, resources,and ideas. We will also pose severalquestions to draw on our attendeesexperiences and expertise.Twitter Discussion: #mnnptechGoogle Doc: http://z.umn.edu/mnnptech
  • 12. JOIN US!April 10thSee theConferenceSite for moredetails.