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Describes a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and common tools to build one using LinkedIn and Twitter. Presentation to Learning & Development professionals at CSTD Calgary Chapter April 2014

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  • how many of you use social media in your personal life? How many use for work and professional development?
  • Preamble – one of the goals of these PD events is to network with other professionals.  You’ve had an opportunity to network with those at your table for the first part of the evening and now we’re going to mix things up a bit and ask you to spend time with others for the next portion of the evening. Stella is handing out cards.  In a few moments, we will ask you to get up and move to another table to meet others from the same family.  You’ll participate in activities and discussions with this group.  Feel free to take all your possessions with you.
  • It is about connecting with the people, organizations, and resources that relate to your specific interests for the purpose of continuing your education and informal learning.
  • Emphasize that PLN is part of a PLE. PLN is about People and PLE can be developed independently.
  • It is about connecting with the people, organizations, and resources that relate to your specific interests for the purpose of continuing your education.
  • Debrief and include expand to include reasons:
    Accessibility to expertise that used to work with you and now works somewhere else! Broad and deep access to help.
    Responsibility – funds not available to get the expertise you need for PD… 2 Way street – listen in and offer help… repost information, refine and grown network over time. Inexpensive PD! Way to learn from peers.
    Establish your credential and expertise in the field
  • Quick reference – wikipedia, youtube,
    Finding blogs – diigo, read blogs, evernote aggregator,
    Publish & Share – lots of tools including flickr, slideshare, Youtube, Vimeo, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
    Communicate – beyond email – skype, What’s App, Snapchat
    Collaborate – elive, google docs, wikis
    Follow colleagues – twitter – multiple conversations each day ;depth through linkedin and facebook, Nings
    Aggregate – hootsuite, diigo, gmail, reader, evernote & diigo
    FB, google docs, tweetbit, google wave, google sites
    Look for colleagues in your field, see who they follow and participate.
  • For the Calgary Symposium, the two invited speakers: Dan Pontefract (@dpontefract) and Bob Mosher (@bmosh)
    For L&D thought leaders:
    Jane Hart @c4lpt
    Jay Cross @jaycross
    Harold Jarche @hjarche
    Julian Stodd @julianstodd
    When microblogging may be useful…
  • List of twitter chats
  • Showcase work
    Personal branding
    LinkedIn etiquette – who to connect with
  • When to remove connections.
  • Cstd april presentation-1

    1. 1. Laura Bechard Dr. Stella Lee Using your Personal Learning Network (PLN) to Shift your Career to the Next Level CSTD Calgary – April 15, 2014
    2. 2. Today’s Outline •Engage in discussions to strengthen and deepen your personal learning network (PLN) •Examine examples of how learning professionals use Twitter and LinkedIn •Brainstorm your own ideas on developing a PLN •Create at least one action step to expand or develop your PLN
    3. 3. Activity 1
    4. 4. What is Personal Learning Network? A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interact with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment (PLE). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_learning_network
    5. 5. It is a self-directed learning space; a virtual framework that consists of tools to collect, curate and construct knowledge that is customized to an individual’s learning goals and interests. http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/how-to-create-a-robust-and-meaningful-personal- learning-network-pln/ What is Personal Learning Environment (PLE)?
    6. 6. Starting a PLN https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MqSH5TMYlz4
    7. 7. BuildYour PLN • Join a professional social network (i.e. LinkedIn or Ning) • Read Tweets at Twitter • Find 3 blogs you find interesting and start reading them
    8. 8. List of Blogs http://c4lpt.co.uk/resources/social-learning-handbook/workplace-learning-professionals-who-blog-andor-tweet/
    9. 9. Why should you build and expand your PLN?
    10. 10. What tools or techniques do you use to build or develop your PLN right now?
    11. 11. Various Ways to Participate Lurking Commenting Sharing Contributing Collaborating Creating
    12. 12. Lurking is Learning “Learning is a process. Lurking could be equated to reading, interpreting, synthesizing or augmenting for purposes of gaining further acumen, insight and understanding” Source: http://www.danpontefract.com/lurking-is-learning/
    13. 13. Group Brainstorming What are some of the social media tools currently used in your group? With a focus on PLN?
    14. 14. Who to follow Using Twitter list Using hashtags (#) UsingTwitter
    15. 15. Twitter Lists A list is a curated group of Twitter users.You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others.
    16. 16. To Create a List •Go to your List page.This can be done via the gear icon drop down menu •Click Create list •Enter the name of your list, and select it as private or public •Click Save list Source: https://support.twitter.com/articles/76460-using-twitter-lists#
    17. 17. Hashtags # A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. Example: If you search on #Education (or #education or #EduCaTion, because it's not case-sensitive), you'll get a list of tweets related to the topic of education.
    18. 18. Using LinkedIn Join and participate in LinkedIn Groups Maintain and update your profile regularly Continue to build your network Share items with your network
    19. 19. LinkedIn Groups
    20. 20. Maintenance Growing your PLN also requires tending to the maintenance of it.
    21. 21. SomeTrends • Convergence of social, mobile, analytics and the cloud • More social tools to choose from: Facebook, Google+, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube,Vine, Delicious
    22. 22. Action Planning By Tuesday,April 22nd , I will _________ Example: By Tuesday,April 22nd , I will invite each of the people at my table to connect with me on LinkedIn
    23. 23. ClosingThoughts Developing a PLN takes effort and time – yet it is a rewarding activity.You are no longer limited by resources and geography; PLN allows you to connect to other learners and communities around the globe.
    24. 24. Further Resources How to create a robust and meaningful personal network - http://www.bottomlineperformance.com/elearning-trends- fizzled-elearning-trends-sizzle-2014/ Why (and how) you should create a PLN - http://www.edudemic.com/build-personal-learning-network/ Personal Learning Networks on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/esheninger/personal-learning- networks/
    25. 25. ThankYou! Stella Lee Email: stellaylee@gmail.com Twitter: @stellal Academia: http://athabascau.academia.edu/StellaLee LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/stellal/ Laura Bechard Email: l1bechard@gmail.com Twitter: @bechardl LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laurabechard