Personal Learning Networks


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This is a session delivered at the NCETC conference in North Carolina about Personal (professional) Learning Networks.

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Personal Learning Networks

  1. 1. The Art of Cultivating a Personal Learning Network David Warlick The Landmark Project [email_address]
  2. 2. Online Handouts or Blogger Tags: games session warlick Conf Tag: wildwood2007
  3. 3. Opening
  4. 4. A Working Definition A personal or professional learning network (PLN) involves an individual’s topic-oriented goal, a set of practices & techniques aimed at attracting and organizing a variety of relevant content sources, selected for their value, to help the owner accomplish a professional goal or personal interest.
  5. 5. Example + = Started the wiki Announced it in the blogosphere and twitterverse A growing and improving collaborative document (wiki)
  6. 6. Example + =
  7. 7. Components of a PLN <ul><li>Professional goal or Personal Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques & Practices (networking habits) </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for attracting & organizing content from network nodes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools of the Art <ul><li>RSS Aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Searches </li></ul><ul><li>News Sources & News Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterverse </li></ul><ul><li>Social Content </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Community Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>M.U.V.E.s * </li></ul>RSS Aggregator Blogs Blog Searches News Twitter Social Content Social Networks Community Wikis
  9. 9. A Sample Personal Learning Network