Building a PLN

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Presentation for Seminar in Ed Tech, course at University of Manitoba. A "TED" style talk about Building a PLN.

Presentation for Seminar in Ed Tech, course at University of Manitoba. A "TED" style talk about Building a PLN.

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  • 1. Presentation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for: EDUC 7450! Seminar in Educational Technology for: Dr. D. Hlynka University of Manitoba by: Michael Nantais March, 2010
  • 2. Pe! rsonal ! L! earning! N etwork!
  • 3. Vygo tsk Sh ir k y y Sieme ns Gee Is Lea rning S ocial?! f Rogof ger W en Lave & Co r m ie r
  • 4. Build ing m y PLN! This map was made using mindmeister – online mind mapping tool: www.mindmeister.com
  • 5. A good place to start the journey! Social Bookmark ing!
  • 6. Photo Sh aring!
  • 7. Ning Social Networks Social Networks!!
  • 8. Oth er ‘too ls’ …! Scrib d Sl i deshare wallw isher Shelf ari us tream and many more…
  • 9. a PLN? Can it be useful for learning? ! YES … but there are some downsides, too! •  Hints: –  start slowly –  pick a few tools that suit you –  find people you know & respect to start with, grow from there. –  don’t let it consume you! –  don’t forget about f2f relationships too!
  • 10. How is a PLN Helpful?! Screenshot from Wallwisher (www.wallwisher.com) courtesy of J. Evans
  • 11. Social sites mentioned! Bookmarking: Other sites: Delicious: www.delicious.com Mindmeister: www.mindmeister.com Diigo: www.diigo.com Wallwisher: www.wallwisher.com Slideshare: www.slideshare.com Photo sharing: Scribd: www.scribd.com Shelfari: www.shelfari.com Picassa: www.google.com Ustream: www.ustream.com Flickr: www.flickr.com Social networks: Facebook: www.facebook.com Ning: www.ning.com Twitter: www.twitter.com & many more!
  • 12. Some Relevant References! •  Cormier, D. (2008). Rhizomatic education: Community as curriculum. Innovate. 4(5). Retrieved from http:// www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=550 •  Downes, S. (2005). E-learning 2.0. eLearn Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1 •  Gee, J. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affiity spaces: from the age of mythology to today’s schools. In D. Barton and K. Tusting (Eds.). Beyond Communities of Practice: Language, Power and Social Context. (214-232). New York, NY: Cambrdge University Press •  Lave, J. & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. New York, NY: Cambrdge University Press •  McCormick, R. (2004). Collaboration: The challenge of ICT. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. 14, 159-176 •  Rogoff, B. (2003). The cultural nature of human development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press •  Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Elearnspace. Retrieved from http:// elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm •  Shirky, C. (2009). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. New York, NY: Penguin Books •  Punie, Y. (2007). Learning spaces: an ICT-enabled model of future learning in the knowledge-based society. European Journal of Education. 42(2). 185-199. •  Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cole, John-Steiner, Scribner & Souberman (ed). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press •  Wenger, E., White, N. Smith, J. (2009). Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities. Portland, OR: CPsquare.
  • 13. Credits: images & video! •  Movie clips from: Carnival of Souls (1962) obtained from http://www.bnwmovies.com/carnival-of-souls.html •  Image (slide 3 ) : my Twitter background •  Image (slide 5) : mind map created on Mindmeister (www.mindmeister.com) •  Images (slide 6) : screenshots of my Diigo account (http://www.diigo.com/user/bumathman) •  Images (slide 7) : screenshots of my Picassa & Flickr accounts •  Images (slide 8) : screenshots from a Facebook Group & several Ning Groups I belong to or created. •  Image (slide 9) : “twitter bird” from www.twitter.com, •  Image (slide 12 ) : wallwisher (www.wallwisher.com) screenshot with permission of J. Evans •  Image (slide 13) : clock & quote: http://www.flickr.com/photos/klm_digital_snaps/3609249682/sizes/m/in/ pool-858082@N25/