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Personal Learning Networks and Professional Learning Communities in Information Science


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a panel of doctoral students discuss forming learning communities- imperative in a rapidly changing society

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Personal Learning Networks and Professional Learning Communities in Information Science

  1. 1. Professional Learning Communities & Personal Learning Networks in Information Science A panel of doctoral students ALISE 2012, Dallas
  2. 2. Valerie Hill Robin BartolettiTexas Womans University Texas Womans UniversitySchool of Library & Information Studies School of Library & Information StudiesDoctoral Candidate Doctoral Studentemail email Kris Helge Sian Brannon University of North Texas Texas Woman’s University College of Information School of Information Studies Doctoral Student Doctoral Student email email
  3. 3. PLN’s&PLC’s Personal Learning Networks Who do you go to with a personal question to help you continue on your quest for learning? Professional Learning Communities Who do you go to with a professional question to help you continue on your quest for learning?Nobody can keep up with emerging technology in isolation.
  4. 4. How can we extend our reach, expandour horizons, and create opportunities through PLN’s and PLC’s within Information Science professions?Valerie HillTexas Womans UniversitySchool of Library & Information StudiesDoctoral Candidateemail
  5. 5. Collaboration Across Distance• Blogs & RSS• Wikis• Social Media (FB& Twitter)• Nings& Networks• Online Communities• User-generated Content & Web 2.0• Virtual Worlds & Augmented Reality
  6. 6. Social NetworkingBest practices for PLN’s & PLC’s
  7. 7. Social Media in Libraries and Information Professions
  8. 8. Asynchronous NetworkingPhysical World Virtual World• Book study • Social Media• Committee work • Blogs• Exhibits • Listservs& email• Traditional methods • VW messages (Letters & files) • VW exploration
  9. 9. Synchronous NetworkingPhysical World Virtual World• Conferences • Social Media (live)• Workshops • Webinars• Committee meetings • Skype• F2F meetings • Virtual Worlds• Lunch or coffee!
  10. 10. How can you develop a PLC through sharing of digital content through environmental scanning and content creation in online communities?Robin BartolettiTexas Womans UniversitySchool of Library & Information StudiesDoctoral Studentemail
  11. 11. Environmental Scanning - Brown and Weiner (1985) define environmental scanning as "a kind of radar to scan the world systematically and signal the new, the unexpected, the major and the minor.”Content Curation - As Rohit Bhargava (2009) points out a content curator continually seeks, makes sense of, and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online.
  12. 12. My Top 6 ToolsSearcheeze Resource Twitter Shelf Bundlr Kurat Scoop It
  13. 13. How can we share information about the legalities of Web 2.0, user- generated content in our PLC’s?Kris HelgeUniversity of North TexasCollege of InformationDoctoral Studentemail
  14. 14. How can doctoral students form a homegrown network of peers and faculty in their personal/professional learning network/community?Sian BrannonTexas Woman’s UniversitySchool of Information StudiesDoctoral Studentemail
  15. 15. Freshman Orientation• Before You Start• First Day• Orientation
  16. 16. Professors Galore• In class• In the halls• In the cyberhalls• In other departments
  17. 17. Now the How• CMS options• Boot camp• Hit the• pavement © Jen Hegna (Flickr)
  18. 18. Future Trends• Virtual Worlds• Augmented Reality
  19. 19. Q&A
  20. 20. ReferencesMastel, Kristen, and Dave Huston. 2009. Using video games to teach gamedesign: A gaming collection for libraries. Computers in Libraries 29, (3) (03/01):41-4.Morrison, J. L. (1992). Environmental scanning. In M. A. Whitely, J. D.Porter, and R. H. Fenske (Eds.), A primer for new institutional researchers (pp.86-99). Tallahassee, Florida: The Association for Institutional Research.Solomon, Laura. (2011). Doing Social Media so it Matters :A Librarians Guide .Chicago: American Library Association.Webber, Sheila and Diane Nahl. (2011). Sustaining Learning for LIS throughuse of a Virtual World. IFLA Journal (37)(1): 5-15.