Informal Personal Learning and Networking
Typical Sources of Information and Learning <ul><li>News media report information that might be useful (Guardian Education...
Learning from others: Sharing Information <ul><li>Learning from other professionals is a great way to develop your knowled...
In what form is information shared? <ul><li>Discussion forums (such as TES) </li></ul><ul><li>Email discussion lists (list...
What is Twitter? <ul><li>Social and professional networking tool  </li></ul><ul><li>140-character updates, called “tweets”...
Twitter : A Personal Learning Network <ul><li>Get updates from organisations, such as Teachers TV, NLT, The Guardian etc. ...
Twitter: Who could you follow? <ul><li>I follow a range of people including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other school Librarians...
Bringing Together Web Content <ul><li>How can you keep up with all this content? </li></ul><ul><li>Use a  start page , suc...
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A presentation to staff for CPD session on using the web for informal, independent learning. Focus on use of Twitter to share and collaborate with other professionals, and highlight use of Netvibes to organise online information.

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Informal Personal Learning and Networking

  1. 1. Informal Personal Learning and Networking
  2. 2. Typical Sources of Information and Learning <ul><li>News media report information that might be useful (Guardian Education, TES) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational organisations disseminate information (NLT, Teachers TV, Futurelab, Ofsted etc) </li></ul><ul><li>News from professional education journals, publications, magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Professional contacts, individuals and networks </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning from others: Sharing Information <ul><li>Learning from other professionals is a great way to develop your knowledge and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Internet tools make networking with others easier and more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>It helps us to share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web-links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>news </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. In what form is information shared? <ul><li>Discussion forums (such as TES) </li></ul><ul><li>Email discussion lists (list-servs, SSAT lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds (feeds news/updates from one site to another) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Social and professional networking tool </li></ul><ul><li>140-character updates, called “tweets” (a little like status updates of Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow people/organisations to stay updated with what they are sharing with the world </li></ul>
  6. 6. Twitter : A Personal Learning Network <ul><li>Get updates from organisations, such as Teachers TV, NLT, The Guardian etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Get updates from individuals which help to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share good practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources/links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions (crowd-sourcing) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Twitter: Who could you follow? <ul><li>I follow a range of people including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other school Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians from other sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellow professionals, such as those who contribute to journals I read or who have presented at courses etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education bloggers and professionals </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Bringing Together Web Content <ul><li>How can you keep up with all this content? </li></ul><ul><li>Use a start page , such as iGoogle or Netvibes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together content to one site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/oaelibrarian#General </li></ul>

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