Time for a PLaN: The Power of Connectivism and Collective Intelligence Caroline O’Bannon Barrow County Schools GaETC 2008 Image Source : ToniVC on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770
The Good <ul><li>Tweet from just about any device </li></ul><ul><li>Supports SMS </li></ul><ul><li>LOADS of different desktop apps </li></ul><ul><li>Replies, Direct Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Star favorite Tweets </li></ul>
The Good <ul><li>Each Plurk has it’s own page that can be bookmarked </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to have contained , tracked conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Can “Private Plurk” individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange friends into “cliques” for messaging to specific groups among friends </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio? One : Many - Discover new people through Plurk friends </li></ul><ul><li>Join in on just about any conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Built in verbs allow for “bending” 140 characters rule </li></ul><ul><li>Share pictures and video links with thumbnail view </li></ul>
For a long while I just lurked in the background . I realized that to get the most out of my network , I had to add to the conversation . I had to be able to share my thoughts and opinions because what I put into this is what I would get out of it. Successful Teaching Blog by Pat Hensley aka Loonyhiker
If I just sat around waiting for everything to come to me , I would be sadly disappointed . I think that is why some people have trouble with networking. They are(n’t) willing to put time and energy into its development and then wonder why it isn’t happening . Successful Teaching Blog by Pat Hensley aka Loonyhiker
It takes time to grow a network, it’s like moving to a new town - You can’t expect to feel integrated immediately, but participate , contribute and you will settle and find what you are looking for. http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/2008/07/09/help-me-demonstrate-the-importance-of-personal-learning-networks/ - Comment from Mobile Technology in TAFE blog
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