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Developing your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

One of the best examples I’ve come across, when looking at how you can utilise social media to form and develop a personal learning network is from my friends Sue Beckingham ( @suebecks ) and David Walker ( @drdjwalker ). Time to put that right – here it is: Using social media to develop your own personal learning network from Sue Beckingham. References.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” Mark Sheppard.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License. Based on a work at

Steven Verjans shows a structured #PLE at #studiedagVlhora

Ignatia Webs

Personal Learning Environments (PLE) have been hot news for a couple of years now. My PLE is not very well structured to say the least, in fact chaos is my middle name when it comes to PLE. But I can no longer postpone the (re)structuring of my PLE for the simple reason that I am increasingly engaged in various projects that demand slightly different foci.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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Simple … when someone questions your activity on blogs, Twitter, Google+, etc., “Building your personal learning network doesn’t happen overnight. eLearning Social Network Active Learner Facebook Google Learning Technology Personal Learning PLE PLN Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


IMPORTANT NOTICE This post will be continuously updated until after the 2 workshops ( Male and Female ) at the National Center for E-learning and Distance Learning (NCeL ) are completed. INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0

A new PLN?

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I’ve been fascinated by the ideas of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) for ages now, pretty much ever since I first heard about it. The images/slides below are from Joyce Seitzinger’s ( @catspyjamasnz ) “Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model” presented recently in Melbourne, Australia. PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What's yours like?

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

#BYOD4L Day 4: Collaboration, sharing, and ownership

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For me collaboration starts with my network, my personal learning network, my learning environment … and here is how the tools I used) back in 2010: The tweet chat was, as before, frenzied and alive, and so very much fun. It doesn’t matter that we’re talking about bikes, films, Twitter, etc. Day four is upon us (going quickly, isn’t it!)

A personal learning journey

Learning and Working on the Web

In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). The Centre for Learning Technologies is an applied research, consulting and resource centre for the use of new media in learning, knowledge management, and workplace performance support. My own area of interest was PKM with web tools, though of course a PKM system can be unplugged. I was also seeing the similarities with personal learning environments: PLE. personal learning environment.

PLE bargaining

Learning with e's

Those attending the PLE Conference found themselves quickly immersed in discussion, dialogue and debate over the nature and ethos of the personal learning environment. The Twitter stream alone went wild, and by midday on the second day there had been over 5000 messages inserted into the #PLE-BCN hashtag stream. The unKeynote was quite a feature of this event.

Personal Learning Resources

Learning with e's

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools. My Personal Learning Network is essentially the people I connect with in order to learn what I need when I need it. Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools are simply the means through which I do it. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Today, after the rapid evolution of the LMS – hastened by several factors, right from the inclusion of social learning tools, to an ever increasing need for usability – many things have changed, and still continue to change, in the LMS. This trend will benefit not only large companies but even the smallest of the learning organizations. 2.Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. So the PLE conversation has been, for me, framed in terms of the LMS and tools. How do you make an LMS into a PLE? Not the type of group with which I have had a lot of personal interaction, and certainly no professional contact. PLE is a concept.

The 5-Day Learning Adventure at Jazan University!


from Zaid Alsagoff DNA of a 21st Century Educator This talk explores some of the ingredients top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them, and reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator. Learning Outcomes Discuss the attributes of a 21st Century Educator. Explore the latest trends and methods in e-learning. Social_Media web2.0

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Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. Social Media Tool Why use it + implementation Example with possible extra Idea and content sharing Microblogging Twitter allows the learner group to share short messages with one another, linking it to more content. Real life: educators have twitter meetings where they discuss a particular educational issue (#lrnchat) Twitter Extra: using a hashtag (#) to keep on track of specific topics. augmented learning). nice way to meaningfully stay in touch.

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Distance Learning / Distance Education

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Steve Wheeler (aka Twitter timbuckteeth ) has been writing a series of articles on how distance education has “developed and the influences it has had on our current education provision&#. I am not going to repeat what he says, but I would strongly recommend you read the articles, and the comments, and join in the discussion on his blog – [link]. Well done.

Great workshop on building #widgets with ROLE app

Ignatia Webs

The ROLE SDK workshop on widgets will be given during the PLE conference in Alveiro Portugal from 11 - 13 July 2012. One page overviews that cover a diversity of online tools via widgets that show the headlines or titles of what is going on in each of these learning spaces. You are invited to follow us on facebook , twitter , linkedin or youtube. Add your suggestion here.

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Selfie number 5

Learning with e's

first met Alec Couros among that amazing gathering of people at the inaugural PLE (Personal Learning Environment) conference in Barcelona, in 2010. Alec is very influential in the world of learning technology, and has a huge following on Twitter and other social media channels. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License.

Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment

Learning with e's

One of the papers I will be presenting in September is entitled: "Learning Space Mash-up: Toward a Collaborative Personal Learning Environment". It will be presented in the special track on Mashups and Education at this year's Interactive Computer Aided Learning Conference , which as usual, is held in the beautiful Alpine town of Villach, in Austria. and Web 3.0

Critical Literacy Course: An Online Distribued Learning Model adhering to a pedagogy of self directed learning using a PLE–Introducing #CritLit2010


Some Background I became aware of connectivist, networked models of learning whilst completing my MA in the use of interactive and collaborative technology for Adult Distance Learners in 2008. immediately appreciated the fantastic learning opportunities afforded by web 2.0 or social software and during this time I developed a model, of learning which I termed SCORE 2.0 Model to compare with the Online Distributed Model of Learning that drives this course as i am keen to work connectivist learning into formal learning situations. Precision - e.g

All you ever wanted to know about Personal Learning Environments/Networks…

Tayloring it

… is unlikely to be answered by me or my Blog… Yet again Twitter has provided me with a CPD opportunity. The other day I spotted a re-tweet by Steve Wheeler ( @timbuckteeth ) relating to an Open Course on Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge. Steve Wheelers tweets during his ‘European Tour 2010’! brought my attention to the subject.

All you ever wanted to know about Personal Learning Environments/Networks…

Tayloring it

… is unlikely to be answered by me or my Blog… Yet again Twitter has provided me with a CPD opportunity. The other day I spotted a re-tweet by Steve Wheeler ( @timbuckteeth ) relating to an Open Course on Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge. Steve Wheelers tweets during his ‘European Tour 2010′! brought my attention to the subject.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, June 02, 2007 Be the Node To Michele Martins most excellent post on the Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments. First off, I have to say that this entire PLE conversation hasnt really sparked much for me. Its a Personal Learning Evolution.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. typical requirement statement could sound like this: “We want short capsules of learning or learning nuggets that will run on all devices.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? Should twitter be part of your tool set? But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. What should be in your tool set? So, here goes.

Learning Tools: what do you use?

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Image from Crestock Creative Images Jane Hart (Twitter: @C4LPT) is keeping her Learning Technology Directory up to date. The Tools the directory “enable and support all kinds of learning – formal structured learning, personal learning, group learning and intra-organisational learning&#. Related posts: Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher. Learning Tools: for the Learner. Trends for Learning, the future? Web 3.0 Wiki WordPress

My top 10 learning tools

Ignatia Webs

Every year (since 2007), Jane Hart from the Center for Learning & Performance Technologies (or C4LPT ) is getting all of us on board to get our top 10 learning list together. Feel free to add your top ten learning tools via this link , or simply go through the list as it grows here. Learning bonus: peer discussions. Learning bonus : multimedia content learning.

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Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading in December, so I was glad to be able to use eLearning Learning to catch me up on the good stuff for the month.  A couple of real gems in here. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like? Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 7, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 11, 2007 Personalization does not equal Personal Ive been catching up this morning on all the recent PLE posts, particularly Tom Haskins recent entries. This got me thinking more about the words "personal" and "personalization". Corporations can "personalize" a Professional Learning Environment (aka an LMS), allowing users to add their own widgets; they can allow trainers to update a users training record; they can let the user set preferences.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 14, 2007 Personal Hard Drive Mark Oehlert made some very sparky comments as he enters into the "raging PLE debate." (I love being part of raging debates -- its really fun, isnt it?) Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? Its personal and personalized.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. 4. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5. Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? learning 2.0 just reached 100.

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. You can find the learning professionals I follow here and here. great resource to learn to transform your elearning using PowerPoint and Articulate.

Social and connective lock-in

George Siemens

In CCK11, our discussion this week has been on personal learning environments and networks. When Twitter was experiencing downtime issues a few years ago, some individuals moved to Plurk,, or other services. But, in the end, the social lock-in of Twitter was sufficient to pull many back. We’re experiencing this to some degree in our work/research building a social learning network at Athabasca University – The Landing. An important part of PLE/Ns is giving individuals the skills and technology to control our connections.