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Personal Learning Networks

Personal Learning Networks






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    Personal Learning Networks Personal Learning Networks Presentation Transcript

    • Ty Yost Wilkes University ED 591
    • What is a PLN ?  Prespectives – Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachandlearn/2623756862/
    • Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning
    • Enter Web 2.0  The read/write web changes relationships http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybertoad/2240086208/
    • Alec Couros, PhD Thesis illustration, the Networked Teacher - http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
    • Before we start  Getting Started  Steven Covey Habit #2 Begin with the end in mind- what do you want your PLN to do for you
    • Planting the seeds http://www.flickr.com/photos/catchesthelight/33697 37025/
    • Component 1  Weblogs  If it exists – someone is blogging it  2 ¼ Million Hits on Google Blog Search for Educational Technology
    • Key to Success
    • Component 2  Social Networks
    • Key to Success  Visit often  Subscribe to information you are interested in  Match your needs with the groups you join  Create groups for students, staff, and other professional organizations you are a member
    • Component 3  Podcasts
    • Keys to Success  Limit the podcasts you subscribe to  Pick a time to review podcasts
    • Component 4  Social Bookmarking
    • Keys to success  Pick a service that integrates into your browser  Install the tools on all your Pc’s  Pick common tags  Subscribe to other groups to see what they are bookmarking
    • Bookmark Groups
    • Component 5  Microblogging
    • Keys to Success  Twitter Clients like tweetdeck, twhirl, twitteriffic all make twitter much more useable.  Follow and Unfollow people as you see fit  Keep it manageable, the power is participating in conversations
    • Tweetdeck view of Twitter today at 11 Am
    • Component 6 Virtual Events
    • The Harvest  A PLN will give you every thing to get started, but your participation is the single biggest determiner of success  When we talk 21st Century what do you think?  Connections  Relevance
    • Contact Info Yost.ty@gmail.com tyost@mvsd.net Tyyost.wikispaces.com
    • Resources Couros, A. (2006, December 21). EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT:. Retrieved 3 12, 2009, from educationaltechnology.ca: http://www.educationaltechnology.ca/couros/publication_files/research/Diss ertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion.pdf Kruse, K. (2004). Beginner Basics -What are quot;Synchronousquot; and quot;Asynchronousquot; Training? Retrieved April 20, 2009, from www.e- learningguru.com: http://www.e-learningguru.com/articles/art1_7.htm Warlick, D. (2009). Growing Your Personal Learning Network. Learning and Leading with Technology , 12-16.