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    • Learning in 140 Characters:The use of Microblogging for Professional Learning
      Carol Skyring
      Emerging Technologies Specialist
      Broadreach Services
      cskyring@broadreachservices.com
      http://flic.kr/p/5uhL7d
    • Which describe you?
      Social networking is for the birds
      I dabble with social networking
      I tweet, therefore I am
      I have a PLN
      I’d have a PLN if I knew what it was
    • Microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links”
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/163450213/
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    • Microblogging:
      A form of social networking
      Say what you’re doing in 140 characters
      Share thoughts, ideas, resources
      Ask for help
    • Social networking is not new
    • What’s new are the tools
    • which have enabled new patterns of networking
    • which have enabled new ways of learning
    • Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6), p. 15)
    • What is a PLN?
      Collection of people who contribute to your learning
      A global network
      Available anytime, anywhere
      Connected virtually
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/
    • Evolution of Twitter
      Who can help?
      You might find this useful
      Let me sell you this……
      Oh look… celebrities
      I’m having coffee with Mum
      Hello world
    • Re-sharing resources
      Musing
      Musing
      Replying to another user
      Sharing a picture
      Social information
      Venting about a technical problem and directing readers to an article on that problem
    • Harness the power of microbloggingSome responses to a callout to the Twitterverse:
    • My PLN
      Ning
      5
      Facebook
      226
      LinkedIn
      252
      Plurk
      248
      Twitter
      553
    • Thanks – questions & comments
      cskyring@broadreachservices.com
      @carolskyring