Personal learning network PLN is an informal learning that consist ofthe people a learner interact orcollaborate with and derives knowledgefrom personal learning environment. In PLN, A person makes a connection withanother person with specific intent thatsome type of learning occurs because ofthat connection/
Using Social Media todevelop your ownPersonal LearningNetwork
Ways to build PLN Need to actively make ties – its not enough to justfollow and read, an individual need to read, replyto the question and start the conversation toconnect and share their perspective with others. Join twitter, educators can chat to connect andcollaborate and chat with twitter to share yourthought, documents and presentation
What is Social MediaSocial software,software thatsupports groupcommunicationsShirky C, 2003Technologies thatenablecommunication,collaboration,participation andsharing.Hughes A, 2009 for JISC
Social Media: An EcologyAn ecology, habitat, or studio is simply the spacefor fostering connections. Networks occur withinsomething. They are influenced by theenvironment and context of an organization,school, or classroom. Certain ecologies are moreconducive to forming connections. ...Connection barriers are aspects of an ecology. ...The nature of the ecology influences the ease,type, and health of networks created(Siemans 2007)
Fitting the right pieces together ispersonal to you
Personal learning network Learners get the chance to interact andcollaborate and derives knowledge fromthe personal learning environment. Connect with FACEBOOK AND TWITTER,and this are one of the most powerfultools for growing, sharing and maintaininga personal network
Sir Ken Robinson (2010) RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
Use a PLN for asking and answering questions
Use a PLN to collaborate on projects
Use a PLN to get feedback on your own work or seekinspiration from others
A PLN may include specific tools to help you getorganised
A PLN may include following blogs and websites
A PLN may also include a private space to reflect
Remember it’s a dialoguehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/khalidalbaih/5653817859
Quotes form twitter @redstarvip: Give away everything you know,and more will come back to you @peasandqs PLNs end the isolation felt in smallschool divisions. I am part of a greater "whole".
So how does a network helpme?
How do I start Sign up with twitter Facebook and allother social network and that to connectand cooperate with other people andshare, derive and grow your knowledge
Other Tools for PLN
Personal LearningEnvironments - a conceptbased on Web 2 .0 andsocial software
The reform and reshapingof social systems andinstitutions has tended tolag behind in periods ofrapid technologicalchange
but the changing ways in which people areusing technologies to communicate and tolearn and the accompanying social effect ofsuch use
The reaction of education systems andinstitutions to the rise of social networkinghas been at best bewilderment, at worstdownright hostility
We have to review the industrial schoolingmodel including the organization of institutionsand pedagogy and curriculum
It is not just young peoplewho use social software forlearning
Social software iswidely used inthe workplacefor informallearning
Google is the most used e-learningapplication
most learning isunaccredited
PLEs are not anothersubstantiation ofeducationaltechnology but a newapproach to learning
A response to pedagogic approaches whichrequire that learner’s e-learning systems need tobe under the control of the learners themselves.
and recognise the needs of life-long learners for asystem that provides a standard interface todifferent institutions’ e-learning systems, and thatallows portfolio information to be maintained acrossinstitutions.
PLE are based on the ideathat learning will take place indifferent contexts andsituations and will not beprovided by a single learningprovider
the idea of a PersonalLearning Environmentrecognises that learning iscontinuing and seeks toprovide tools to support thatlearning
Using whatever tools anddevices which the learners
PLEs can help in the recognition ofinformal learning.PLEs can develop on the potential ofservices oriented architectures fordispersed and networked forms oflearning and knowledge development.
The promise of PersonalLearning Environmentscould be to extendaccess to educationaltechnology to everyonewho wishes to organisetheir own learning.
A system that helps learners take control of andmanage their own learning. This includes providingsupport for learners toPersonal LearningEnvironmentSource: Wikipediaset their ownlearninggoalsmanage theirlearningcommunicate with othersccSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
ExternalServices Web2.0Self organisedInstitutionallymanagedAdapted from David Delgado, 2007E-PortfolioAggregatorSocialNetworkPersonal Learning Environment ModelBlogLMSPersonalLearningEnvironmentSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
Functions of a Personal LearningEnvironmentPLEFind contentFind peopleCreate contentOrganise contentCommunicateDiscussCollaborateConnectShare contentCompete Reuse contentSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010LEARNING
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