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Finding people-to-learn-from


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Finding people-to-learn-from

  1. 1. Finding People To Learn From Bob Bertsch Web Technology Specialist NDSU Ag Communication
  2. 2. Formal education is bricks and mortar,social learning is clouds and streams
  3. 3. What is a learning network?a deliberately formed network of people and resources capable of guiding ourindependent learning goals and professional development needs.
  4. 4. Content Commentary Research Experience Conversation Experts Colleagues Friends Filter Filter Filter Filter Filter Creation Curation Sharing YOUAdapted from “Creating a Personal Learning Network,”
  5. 5. My learning network? Content Social CurationZite Twitter DiigoFlipboard Facebook PinterestGoogle Google + Scoop.itReaderGoogleAlerts
  6. 6. Power/value of network• Exposure to incidental information – You don’t know what you need to know• Asking questions• Connectedness• Awareness of trends• What are others doing / talking about
  7. 7. • Exposure to incidental information – You don’t know what you need to know
  8. 8. • Asking questions
  9. 9. • Connectedness
  10. 10. • Awareness of trends
  11. 11. • What are others doing / talking about
  12. 12. How to find people• Start with who you already know• Connections: – Who follows you? – Who do they follow? – Who follows them? – Who do they retweet? – Look at lists
  13. 13. • Start with who you already know
  14. 14. • Who follows you?
  15. 15. • Who do they follow?
  16. 16. • Who follows them?
  17. 17. • Who do they retweet and repin
  18. 18. • Look at lists
  19. 19. • Look at lists
  20. 20. • Look at lists
  21. 21. Outside the network• Speakers at conferences• Authors• Business cards• Email signatures
  22. 22. Find by topic• Hashtags (e.g., #netlit, #mfln)• Search• Websites• Subject matter experts
  23. 23. Search for Topics on Twitter• Go to or• Type a topic in the search bar• Use the “Tweets” tab for people who have tweeted the term
  24. 24. Search for Topics on TwitterCheck for better search results by using a hashtag.• Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context to tweets.• You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.• Hashtags were developed as a means to create "groupings" on Twitter, without having to change the basic service.
  25. 25. Your activity matters• If you are active in online networks, and engage with others, interesting people will find you.• For example: – @JerryBuchko and Military Families Learning Network and Network Literacy
  26. 26. Search for Topics on Twitter
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  28. 28. Connect With Me:• Twitter -• Facebook -• Google+ -• LinkedIn –• Pinterest –• –• Email –