Personal Learning Network (PLN)• A chalkboard is a thing of the past. It istime to build connections with othereducators through social networking.• Examples: Twitter, Ning, Delicous,Blogs/microblogs, Wikis, Video Conferencing,Animoto, Glogster• Connect, Collaborate, Connect
What is Delicious? Delicious is the most beneficial tool. It is exciting and useful because youcan access bookmarks from any computer. Not only is this great foreducational sites, but also for use with everyday life. Example of delicious account.
AnimotoEasy to use and great looking video in matter ofminutes.
Google reader: With Google Reader or any other great RSS tool, you can subscribe toblogs and stay on top of it all.
What is Twitter?Twitter is a wonderful tool for educators. educators are constantly sharingeducational resources. Overall, it is a great resource for networking andprofessional development. Twitter is one of the most powerful tools forgrowing and maintaining a personal network.
What is a Ning?This tool is beneficial for collaborating with other educators on any giventopic. On Ning, you can create your own social website to bring yourPLN together all in one place.
Personalisation of learning meansensuring that individual differencesare acknowledgedSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Using whatever tools anddevices which the learnerschoose
Personal Learning EnvironmentsPersonalLearningEnvironmentPersonalLearningNetworkPersonalWeb ToolsSource: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-PLEs are not onlypersonal web toolsand personal learningnetworks. PLEs aremuch wider than this,taking in experiencesand realia, as well aslearning through TV,music, paper basedmaterials, radio &more formal contexts.Learning content isnot as important nowas where (or who) toconnect to, to find it.PWTs are any webtools, (usually Web2.0) chosen bylearners to supporttheir lifelong learning.SteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Web 3.0Semantic WebWeb 1.0The WebWeb x.0Meta WebWeb 2.0Social WebDegree of Social ConnectivityDegreeofInformationConnectivityConnects information Connects peopleConnects knowledge Connects intelligenceThe extended WebSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
Web 2.0 allowsyoung people tobe active co-creators ofknowledge
Sharing LinksWeb 1.0: Anythingcan link toanything
Web 3.0:Existing datare-connectedfor other(smarter) usesAdapted from : Sabin-Corneliu Buraga http://farm4.static.flickr.comSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2011
conclusion31Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected withlearning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to buildcamaraderie with other education professionals.
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