The Personal & Professional Learning Network (PLN) THE BIG IDEASocial media has allowed people to communicate important messages through powerful real-time images (Japan earthquake 2011, Osama bin Laden 2011). With Twitter,Facebook, and YouTube alone we have the ability to spread a message and connect to an audience of millions worldwide. Can a purposeful & practical message on education & community based outcomes be spread in this same way? Without question!! It’s all about Networked Learning.
What is anyway Online Messaging Service in 140 Characters or less One Message - Many People Follow others messages Communication – Connection – Conversation
Let’s reframe the question…What’s happening? …in Education …in Special Education …in Transition …in Assistive Technology
So, what can twitter do for me?• Connect me with those doing similar work and who share my interests.• Connect me to current trends and research in transition & beyond.• Connect me with my colleagues.• Connect me with the community. Networked learning is a process of developing and maintainingconnections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one anothers learning.
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