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  1. 1. Advantages of PLNs<br />
  2. 2. “Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known.” (Siemens 2005) <br /><ul><li>You can never know everything that is to be known
  3. 3. We can know how and where to find it
  4. 4. Shift from knowledge to skill
  5. 5. Being able to filter, critically analyze information, and to seek out is more important than remembering and embedding it in our brain.</li></li></ul><li>“Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality” (Siemens 2005)<br />Information has a shorter half life than it used to have <br />Data and information remain current in a much shorter length of time <br />know what to learn and what to discard <br />Reason why we need a personal learning network and we need to develop these nodes of information sources<br />“Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality” (Siemens 2005)<br />
  6. 6. Types of Personal learning Networks<br />Social networks<br />Social bookmarking<br />Wikis<br />Video<br />Web streaming<br />Podcasts<br />Rss feeds<br />Rss geed aggregators<br />Twitter<br />Blogs<br />Flickr<br />Ning<br />
  7. 7. Few advantages of PLN (twitter)<br /><ul><li>#hashtags
  8. 8. Regularly exchange ideas and information via twitter all over the world
  9. 9. Helps categorize and collate tweets
  10. 10. Keeps comments about a subject to a single stream
  11. 11. Like minded professionals
  12. 12. With its 140 character limit, it can encourage someone to focus
  13. 13. Connect with people who have the same profession
  14. 14. Obtain different perspectives and ideas
  15. 15. Quick Response Time
  16. 16. In a matter of secs/mins people receive an answer
  17. 17. Accessibility
  18. 18. Hard to meet people face to face due to different schedules and different locations.
  19. 19. With Twitter and most plns it’s easily accessible </li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Should twitter should be a trusted resource?<br />Disadvantages of Twitter and other PLNs?<br />Do you think PLN’s such as twitter have a positive impact on someone’s teaching ability?<br />Is twitter an effective way to get help and support in your own personal development? <br />
  20. 20. Citations<br />Norris, C., & Soloway, E. (n.d.) (2010, September). A Primer on Personal Learning Networks . District Administration, News, Articles and Community for K12 School District Management. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http:/ /www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2547<br />Twitter as a Personal Learning Network (PLN) | What's New in the World?. (2010, January 3).What's New in the World?. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://whatsnewintheworld.net/2010/01/twitter-as-a-pln/<br />O'Connell, J. (2010, September 28). Personal Learning Networks are a must! | . Word Press. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/personal-learning-networks-are-a-must/<br />

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