2 22 2012 Building your PLN

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Slides used for LearnIT session on 2-22-2012 and 3-1-2012. See http://sites.udel.edu/open/pln/ for more details.

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2 22 2012 Building your PLN

  1. 1. Building your personal learning network: DIY professional development LearnIT@UD session –2-22-2012Mathieu Plourde, Educational Technologist, LMS Project Leader IT-Client Support & Services
  2. 2. Disclaimer • This presentation is not a recipe for success using web 2.0 technologies and social media. • Your mileage may vary.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 2
  3. 3. Objective By the end of this session, you’ll be more deliberate in using social media for professional development. Session materials: http://sites.udel.edu/open/pln/2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 3
  4. 4. MAPPING YOUR CURRENT PRACTICES2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 4
  5. 5. How do you learn?• List your sources of professional information and development.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 5
  6. 6. How do you store and retrieve information?• List processes you use to be able to remember or reuse information.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 6
  7. 7. How do you share information?• List the people you share information with and the type of information you share.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 7
  8. 8. Map it up!• Create a diagram expressing the input and output of your learning and sharing process.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 8
  9. 9. INPUT OUTPUT(Inbound) (Outbound) ME MY STORAGE
  10. 10. SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB 2.0 PRACTICES2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 10
  11. 11. Social media presenceDo you have a _______ account? • Yes. • No.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 11
  12. 12. Social media usageYour purpose for using social media ismostly… • Personal. • Professional.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 12
  13. 13. Mobile devicesDo you own a smartphone, tablet, or anotherweb-enabled handheld device? • Yes. • No.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 13
  14. 14. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 14
  15. 15. “Unlike traditional learning environments, each of our networks is unique, created and developed to our personalized learning goals that evolve and grow throughout our lives.” Richardson & Mancabelli (2011)2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 15
  16. 16. Finding your tribe http://youtu.be/TrO222AFqKw2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 16
  17. 17. Your PLN to the rescue http://youtu.be/IZ83x2hUCP42-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 17
  18. 18. Personal learning networks Attribution: Alec Couros (courosa) on Flickr.com2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 18
  19. 19. MANAGING INCOMING INFORMATION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 19
  20. 20. How big is the problem?2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 20
  21. 21. “Its not information overload - its filter failure” – Clay Shirky2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 21
  22. 22. Don’t be a slave to email!• Apply the Getting Things Done process to your inbox.• Use filters, tags, and folders.• Unsubscribe.• Move message you’re not required to take action upon to another space. • Separate email account • RSS reader2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 22
  23. 23. Finding relevant conversations• Gurus in your discipline and their entourage• Books• Blogs• Professional associations• Conference backchannels• #Hashtags and keywords2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 23
  24. 24. Remember the day the Internet almost died? http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/26/michael.jackson.internet/index.html2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 24
  25. 25. Roles in communities Leaders/ Gurus Active Members Lurkers Outsiders2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 25
  26. 26. Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 26
  27. 27. Google Reader and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) • Almost every web site generates a RSS feed nowadays… • You get a notification when there is something new. • http://www.google.com/reader Attribution: jrhode on Flickr.com2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 27
  28. 28. Open educational resources• Openly available learning materials and activities.• Free to access.• List of repositories to explore:• http://sites.udel.edu/open/oer-textbook/2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 28
  29. 29. STORING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 29
  30. 30. Storing and retrievingI can retrieve relevant information I wasexposed to in the last month. • Yes. • No.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 30
  31. 31. Social bookmarking: Diigo http://www.diigo.comBrowser Add- Can you imagine having 5,000 bookmarks On in your browser?2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 31
  32. 32. Evernote• Personal note-taking application.• Syncs on multiple devices.• http://www.evernote.com/2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 32
  33. 33. SHARING INFORMATION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 33
  34. 34. SharingAre you afraid of sharing your ideas online? • Yes. • No.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 34
  35. 35. Personal landing pageDo you have a personal landing page, a URLyou share to others so they can find outabout you and contact you? • Yes. • No.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 35
  36. 36. Draft it up!• List what you want people to know about your professional self. • Who’s your audience? • Where should such a page be hosted? • What do you expect from connections? • What should they expect from you?2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 36
  37. 37. Your profile2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 37
  38. 38. Less Intrusive Than a Phone Call… Share your identity in the physical world!2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 38
  39. 39. If Information Was Made of Light… EXTERNAL INFORMATION RECEIVED SOURCE INFORMATION FORWARDED INFORMATION STORED INFORMATION SHARED INFORMATION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 39
  40. 40. If Information Was Made of Light… EXTERNAL INFORMATION RECEIVED SOURCE INFORMATION CURATION FORWARDED INFORMATION STORED INFORMATION SHARED INFORMATION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 40
  41. 41. Conversational Spaces PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 41
  42. 42. Social Media Spaces PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 42
  43. 43. CHOOSING THE RIGHT CHANNELS2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 43
  44. 44. The network effect Population or Sign-ups (M) 1500 1000 500 0 China India Facebook USA Twitter LinkedIn Google+2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 44
  45. 45. The role of reciprocity Reciprocal Non-reciprocal • Requires permission • You can follow someone from both participants. without them following you back. Top dog2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 45
  46. 46. The role of reciprocity Reciprocal Non-reciprocal • Requires permission • You can follow someone from both participants. without them following you back.2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 46
  47. 47. My spaces2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 47
  48. 48. My sharing loop2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 48
  49. 49. CONCLUSION2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 49
  50. 50. http://twitter.com/opencontent/statuses/12891427952-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 50
  51. 51. DIY education http://youtu.be/thbDZBQk3Ng2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 51
  52. 52. INPUT OUTPUT(Inbound) (Outbound) Add something you learned about to your diagram! ME MY STORAGE
  53. 53. Thank You!• Questions, comments, follow-up?• Mathieu Plourde Educational Technologist, LMS Project Leader IT Client Support & Services mathieu@udel.edu 302-831-4060• http://mathplourde.wordpress.com/about/• Session materials: http://sites.udel.edu/open/pln/2-22-2012 Personal learning networks - M. Plourde 53

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