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Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
Create a personal learning network with Twitter
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  • Much learning is unaccredited
  • Downes 2009
  • Learning as active process where learners discover principles, concepts and facts for themselves.
  • Acknowledge that learning takes place in various contexts & situations
  • Wheeler 2010b
  • Mobile
    Borderless

    Web vs Apps/Tools
  • Conole 2010
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    • 1. Create a personal learning network with Twitter Presentation to UJ Tuesday MA meeting on 29 November 2010 By Carina van Rooyen
    • 2. Changing landscapes in learning Teacher Learner Teaching Learning Content Activities Real space Virtual space Slidesource:Conole2010
    • 3. Formal and informal learning Formal learning Informal learning Slidesource:CoferinWheeler2010 20% 80%
    • 4. Self-organised learning Formal learning Informal learning Self-organised learning Students take responsibility for their own learning Slidesource:http://www.equal-works.cominWheeler2009
    • 5. Where do you get help from now? • Supervisor • Other experts • Printed material in library • Internet • Co-students • Other
    • 6. Where get info from? Can you get expertise, support, etc. also from here?
    • 7. Characteristics • Content is free • Content is abundant • Content is varied • Sharing / collaboration is easy • Socially based • Network is valued • Peer critiquing • Personalisation • Open practices AdaptedfromWeller2010
    • 8. Constructivism Learn by doing! To ‘learn’ is to practice and reflect
    • 9. Slidesource:Wheeler2010 George Siemens www.connectivism.ca/ http://www.sciencedaily.com We live in a techno-social world Learning occurs inside and outside of people – we store our knowledge in computers and in other people ~ George Siemens Connectivism
    • 10. Source:Wheeler2009
    • 11. Community of practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3489600094/ Group of people who share interest / craft / profession; in process of sharing info and experiences learn from one another (Weller 2010)
    • 12. Learning webs From this .... ..... To this Slidesource:Wheeler2009 http://sm.irsd.k12.de.us http://blogs.silverlight.net
    • 13. PLE • Move from expert developed knowledge to collaborative forms of knowledge construction (Graham Attwell) • PLE is environment for person to manage knowledge & connections • PLE is tool intended to immerse yourself into the workings of a community • This is how you practice being person with characteristics of that community, i.e. researcher AdaptedfromDownes2010
    • 14. PLE & PLN (for professional development) Personal learning environment Personal learning network Personal web tools Slidesource:Wheeler2010 Source: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.html PLEs are not only personal web tools and personal learning networks. PLEs are much wider than this, taking in experiences and realia, as well as learning through TV, music, paper based materials, radio & more formal contexts Learning content is not as important now as where (or who) to connect to, to find it PWTs are any web tools, (usually Web 2.0) chosen by learners to support their lifelong learning
    • 15. Functions of PLE PLE Find contentFind people Create content Organise content Communicate Discuss Collaborate Connect Share content Compete Reuse content Slidesource:Wheeler2010 Learning
    • 16. Slidesource:Kadle2010
    • 17. Twitter • Connect with anyone anytime anywhere • 140 characters
    • 18. What is Twitter? Slidesource:Weisgerber2010 Status update SMS Instant messaging Chat Blogging
    • 19. Twitter in plain English Source:Commoncraft
    • 20. From @mweller Slidesource:Lingardetal2010
    • 21. Photovia:Weller2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/42903611@N00/387761039/ Filtering web
    • 22. Slidesource:Weisgerber2010
    • 23. Learning networks (Community of practice) http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/1234638761 Slidesource:Lingardetal2010
    • 24. WE are smarter than ME
    • 25. Basic use • Reply (@) • RT @ • HT @ – heard through; original tweet by • If reword tweet by someone else (via @) • Direct message – private message
    • 26. Hashtags Our tag #ujma Tagging so that searchable
    • 27. URL shortners • TinyURL.com • Bit.ly • Ow.ly
    • 28. It’s all about who you follow… …and being followed! AdaptedfromLingardetal2010
    • 29. Finding the right people to follow • Find people – Id people you admire in your research field; find them on Twitter via Twitter Search – Read bios of people on Twitter to see if share interest – Explore their network / lists • Scan Twitter lists/ directories – Listerious – TweepML • Ask!
    • 30. DO • Use good language • Make it relevant • Share good resources • Ask questions and give answers/opinions • Think before you tweet • Be yourself!
    • 31. DON’T • Use ALL CAPS (it is screaming) • Forget to credit those tweets that you are passing on (RT) – RT makes people aware that you value their work & build stronger network
    • 32. THINK OF YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT • Professional identity • Privacy
    • 33. Participate! Lurking in the beginning is acceptable
    • 34. Link to Delicious If tweet or favourite link, automatically updated in your Delicious account – Packrati.us
    • 35. It works!
    • 36. Twank you!
    • 37. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS • Conole G 2010 The changing landscape of educational practice. Presentation to NADE annual conference in Harten (Norway) on 18 November • Downes S 2010 Pedagogical foundations for personal learning. Presentation in January • Downes S 2009 Learning 2.0: Learning today and tomorrow. Presentation on 16 April • Ebner M 2010 Academic use of microblogging. Presentation at #AIECS10. Available online at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at • Kadle A 2010 Elements for constructing social learning environments. http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/10/elements-for- constructing-social-learning-environments/ • Lingard M, McNeill A & Cann AJ 2010 Using Twitter in (higher) education. Powerpoint presentation at the ATL workshop at Nottingham on May 2010 • Pacansky-Brock M Your hybrid classroom: Will you change your paradigm? • Weisgerber C 2010 Tweet your way to success. Presentation to St Edward’s PRSSA Twitter workshop • Weller M 2010 A pedagogy of abundance. • Wheeler S 2010 Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age. • Wheeler S 2010b Learning management system and personal learning environment: A bridge in the clouds? • Wheeler S 2009 It’s personal: Learning spaces, learning webs. • Images not acknowledged on slide was taken from Google Image

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