PLN Characteristics• Who: (P)ersonal/ Do It Yourself• Why: (L)earning• Where: f2f/online (N)etwork
My PLN Email: email@example.com Twitter: @ larrykahn Diigo: larrykahnSkype: larry.kahn Facebook: Larry Kahn LinkedIn: Larry Kahn ISEN: Larry Kahn Community Hub: Larry Kahn
Whos your teacher Think of a problem you solved recently
What happened next? (e)(b)Yousharedyour your problemsolution via email. (c) Yoursharedcommented on and your problem,blog, (d)you PLNyour answer, solved solution via a (a) you got yourproblem your with a you discussed problem and blog, Learning or away post, and briefly and then retweeted otherand the learning stopped filed it your briefly, started amicro-blog,learning continuedwasspace. The learning wascolleague, continuedcommunity probably buried and conversation on thencontinued indefinitely. archived toabe stopped. probablysocial network. stopped. Learning continued, learning continued, learning continued.
PLNs Add Value to Society:Personal, Communal, Public, Civic "More value can be gotten out of voluntary participation than anyone previously imagined, thanks to improvements in our ability to connect with one another and improvements in our imagination of what is possible from such participation."
Learning Theories Reflect The Time In Which They Were Created Constructivism:Learner acts to Humanism: Learner actsisto fillto Connectivism: Learner acts Behaviorism: Learner passive Cognitivism: Learner as CPU construct knowledge potentialto knowledge connectVygotsky Pappert Downes Siemens All photos from Wikipedia.
My PLN StoryLeaning into my discomfort Practicing Inquiry
Punch Line 1: We need, first, to take charge of our own learning, and next, help others take charge of their ownlearning. We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. Stephen Downes, The Huffington Post
Punch Line 2Build relationshipsinformationevaluate multimediaproblemsCreate, and analyze, and with the tools ofcommunities toAttend to the ethical responsibilities required by theseDesign critique, analyze,synthesize multiple solve texts Manage, share with othersfor pose and streams of Develop proficiency and to global technology collaboratively and cross-culturally meet a variety of purposes simultaneous information complex environments