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Connecting to the LIS Online Community: Developing a PLN


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Connecting to the LIS Online Community: Developing a PLN

  1. 1. <ul><li>A New Information Professional Developing a Personal Learning Network </li></ul>Connecting to the LIS Online Community Alisa Howlett
  2. 2. share insight from a new info pro perspective demonstrate a PLN in action understanding the PLN concept identifying a PLN as... ....a learning experience opportunity
  3. 3. a group of people with whom you connect to interact and exchange information resources; share knowledge, experience and ideas, collectively creating an informed guide to professional development opportunities and continual learning Personal Learning Network Klingensmith 2009 Berge & McElvaney 2009 Tobin 1998
  4. 4. immersion into the online community doesn’t have to feel like taking a giant leap... ...nor is it isolating
  5. 5. you may experience more than one stage at a time I think I’m.... here ....and here too
  6. 6. identify the tools you need to connect and engage with your PLN ....but be selective
  7. 7. start with your existing connections then branch out to establish new ones
  8. 8. pass on helpful resources provide encouragement offer advice pay it forward when you’re stuck in the reeds, your PLN will guide the way
  9. 9. engage with your PLN through conversation
  10. 10. Tuning and Feeding tune your PLN according to interests feed your PLN a mixture of contributions Rheingold, 2009
  11. 11. gain perspective
  12. 12. Informing a sense of professional identity Learn about... yourself & the mark you may make on the profession
  13. 13. be inspired to plan... professional development activities your career
  14. 14. learning opportunities are endless a PLN is what you make it
  15. 15. piecing together a theoretical picture for personal learning networks with connectivism Siemens, 2005
  16. 16. further research?
  17. 17. Alisa Howlett Queensland University of Technology Masters Student Twitter: @acrystelle Blog: Email: [email_address]
  18. 18. Questions?
  19. 19. cc image (Dandelion) courtesy juehuayin at cc image (Parkour Egypt) courtesy Nasser Nouri at cc image (Purple Bubble) courtesy jacsonquerubin at cc image (PLN Adoption) courtesy Jeff Utecht at cc image (Tool) courtesy katerha at cc image (Lighthouse Hiddensee) courtesy Jens Auer at cc image (Conversation) courtesy Peter Nijenhuis at cc image (Old Time Radio) courtesy Scorch 07 at Image Credits
  20. 20. Image Credits cc image (Slinky) courtesy paloetic at cc image (Thumb Print) courtesy Mugofevil at / cc image (Pencils & Paper) courtesy Andrew Menage at cc image (Climbing) courtesy l@mie at cc image (Puzzle) courtesy Andre Alforque at cc image (Light Swirls) courtesy Lynae Zebest at cc image (Bubbles) courtesy RichardAlan at Images of Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway and O’Brien’s Tower (Cliffs of Moher) are my own.