Building your personal learning network

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Spring 2013 Teaching and Learning Workshops:
Building your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

May 21, 2013
Peter Newbury
ctd.ucsd.edu

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Building your personal learning network

  1. 1. CTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS:BUILDING YOUR PERSONALLEARNING NETWORKPeter NewburyCenter for Teaching Development,University of California, San Diegopnewbury@ucsd.edu @polarisdotcactd.ucsd.edu #ctducsdresources: http://tinyurl.com/PLNCTDSp2013May 21, 2013 11:00 – 11:50 amCenter Hall, Room 316
  2. 2. New ideas…Building your personal learning network (PLN)2The very idea that there are online communities inwhich you have digital identities is new – when did you first see your name online? rapidly changing with advancing web speed andtechnology
  3. 3. New ideas about new ideas…Building your personal learning network (PLN)3We are just beginning to study how online communitiesand digital identities function.Today’s presentation is heavily based on work done byBonnie Stewart @bonstewartAlec Couros @courosa#etmooc etmooc.org
  4. 4. Building your personal learning network (PLN)42. onlineenvironment3. how yourepresentyourself 4. how toparticipate1. benefits
  5. 5. 1. Benefits to being onlineBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)5When you’re online, you can be alearner teacherleader followercontributor consumermentor menteeexpert novicesupportive vulnerable
  6. 6. Online communities are aboutBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)6youpeoplerelationships
  7. 7. For me…Building your personal learning network (PLN)7 I am no longer alone at conferences I fulfill my obligation to share conf with others I have colleagues around the World my followers support me when I’m unsure what to do my followers came with me with I moved Twitter is my Google news source, esp breaking I can share my knowledge, advice, experiences I can connect people
  8. 8. 2. Online EnvironmentBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)8…is a “networked public” with multiple, overlapping global networks always accessible people, events, knowledge are visible, traceable, searchable
  9. 9. Building your personal learning network (PLN)9Academic learning Networked learningproduct-focused process-focusedinstitutionally-directed self-directedmastery participationbounded by space, time always accessiblehierarchical ties peer-to-peer tiesplagiarism crowdsourcingauthority by role authority by reputationaudience = teacher audience = WorldWho we are is shaped by thecontext(s) we’re addressing.
  10. 10. 3. How to represent yourselfBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)10Each of us have a digital identity, or identities, whichrepresents us in the online environment.A digital identity has many traits.What are yours?
  11. 11. Building your personal learning network (PLN)1. Performative selfWe need to perform to develop an identity. Thisis where we show our scholarship and expertise.How willing are you toput yourself out there?very - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - not at all2. Quantified selfThere are analytics to assess your influence:friends/followers/circles, blog traffic, KloutHow important are your scores to you?very - - - - - - - - - - - - - - don’t care3. Participatory selfGetting in and participating is what makes itpossible for others to find and engage with you.Do you participate or lurk?participate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - lurk4. Asychronous selfIt is up to you how quickly you participate. Youcontrol when and how your respond.Do you like talking on the telephone?love it - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - hate it5. Enmeshed selfYour in-person and digital selves are intimatelyconnected.How much of your in-person self areyou willing to reveal?everything - - - - - - - - - - - - private6. Neoliberal selfCreating a brand for yourself, “Me, Inc.”Are you willing to self-brand?yes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - noDefining your Digital IdentityAdapted from Bonnie Stewart presentation to etmooc.org
  12. 12. Context CollapseBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)12“The audience you’re speaking to is not the onlyaudience that’s hearing you” – Bonnie StewartContext collapse is that moment when your networksand identities overlap in unexpected ways, both goodand bad.Be aware that it will happen.With foresight, the good hugely outweighs the bad.
  13. 13. 4. How to participateBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)13blogTwitterfacebookpinterestGoogle+…and many, many others
  14. 14. Building your personal learning network (PLN)14Twitter (twitter.com) “water cooler” the best street party you’ve everbeen to(Wordpress) blog (wordpress.com) a place to archive your thinking write it for yourself, share it,people will contribute backblogTwitterGood investment: Twitter + blog
  15. 15. Building your personal learning network (PLN)15Twitteraccounthandleavatarnamebiolocationwant more?If you have somethinginteresting to say,people will find you,follow you, engagewith you.
  16. 16. Benefits to being onlineBuilding your personal learning network (PLN)16When you’re online, you can be aIt takes time, motivation, dedication to build andmaintain a personal learning network.The investment is worth it.learner teacherleader followercontributor consumermentor menteeexpert novicesupportive vulnerable

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