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. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. I even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.”

Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace

TalentLMS

By leveraging your personal learning network to get the information you need, you can become instantly productive. What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? The idea behind a Personal Learning Network has its roots in a learning theory, called the Theory of Connectivism, advanced by George Siemens back in 2005. Learning: The personal relationships forged above can then be leveraged for ongoing social learning in the workplace.

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Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’. The remaining 90% is happening informally!

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Tom Haskins has a series of interesting posts - on the topic: Enterprises that love PLE's Traits for creating PLE's at work The P in PLE First, I have to jump on the comments in these posts by Stephen Downes and Michelle Martin. A PLE that is 'inside the enterprise' is a contradiction in terms.

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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? The care of a whole person.

Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

Learning with e's

It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. I'm looking forward to hearing comments from those who are interested in this fascinating area of learning development. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. Tony Karrer has a great compendium of the posts at the heart of evidently a raging debate on the existential nature of personal learning environments. You wanna know what a PLE is?

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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. Karyn Romeis talked about "lifewide learning." Im a practical person at heart; not a theory-based one).

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Hanging in there

Learning with e's

Some teachers struggle to motivate their students, and some students find it hard to concentrate for long enough to learn anything. But where does motivation to learn come from and how can we capture it? One of our Atlantis University team, Tillman Swinke, recently published a blog post called 'This time it's personal' where he deals with the subject of motivation in relation to informal learning. In other words, we learn because we are interested.

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". But that does not equal a Personal Learning Environment. And then my real life and learning begins.

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 Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? Its personal and personalized.

Blurring the boundaries

Learning with e's

I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts. We spend much of our time in formal settings such as classrooms, training rooms and 'on the job' training, to learn the stuff that gets accredited through academic or vocational qualifications bodies. And yet, this generally accounts for only around 20 per cent of our lifelong learning time. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

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Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking

Web Tools for Learners

As I said, I’ve never studied art or visual stuff, but Jay Cross says 80% of learning is informal - and that’s where I’ve learned anything I know, visually. Jay Cross on Informal Learning. My informal learning sources have been. When I look at Jay Cross’s graph on informal learning, above, I can understand the information immediately. Dave Tosh's PLE. Michele Martin's PLE Mindmap.

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Give PLEs a chance

Learning with e's

This post features Graham Attwell's chapter on the social impact of personal learning environments (PLEs). Graham, as director of the Wales based independent research agency Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) is deeply embroiled in the study of emerging learning technologies. Informal learning is hardly acknowledged, less still fostered and facilitated (p 125-6). Image source: replacement-software.co.uk) Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 12, 2007 My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World Tony Karrer asked in the comments on my PLE post yesterday , Im curious if you distinguish your learning environment (tools, skills, etc.) One that Ill have to consider for awhile here.the slow learning of blogging.thoughts trickle down and excited ideas bubble up.

Is Instructional Designer the Right Title?

Experiencing eLearning

Via a post I found through Workplace Learning Today , Rob Wilkins asked whether “instructional designer&# is really an accurate title for what we do. He suggests that “information and instruction architect&# might be a better description, especially as we move to more learner control, personal learning environments, and Web 2.0 tools that (hopefully) help people build their personal learning environments, it’s not quite the traditional course.

Can anybody hear me?

Learning with e's

It's a movement against the commoditization of learning and against corporate profiteering. 2) Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and in particular Learning Management Systems (LMSs) contribute toward restrictive practices in education and constrain both learner and teacher to operate within a model of learning that is insitutionally beneficial, but does little for the learner themselves. Rhizomatic approaches to learning fall into this kind of philosophy.

THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING

Origin Learning

Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land. In Asia, since many countries were part of the British regime, learning was more oriented towards getting the basic education that could get one a job in a government department. This has made the learning solutions industry one of the most interesting places to be in.

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Disruptive Changes in Learning

Tony Karrer

George Siemens recent post - Formal and informal.control vs foster discusses the move from mainstream, controlled information to consumer generated information. and particularly the picture: This is a picture of a transition going on within learning where SME generated content and eventually Do-It-Yourself (DIY) will become more and more important. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning.

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New Meme - Media I Consume - How about a change?

Tony Karrer

Then I took a look at the information contained in his post and saw that Nancy White had done one as well. I'm personally not that interested in music, movies, magazines, but I was very interested how people were using the web. One thing for sure is that whenever I need to get information on a particular subject the Web is one of the first resources I check. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning.

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. Our employees are busy and want to learn on the go.”

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

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. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Personalizing Web Access. That has been my experience in my own learning. Which computer we use is important, but knowing how to set up our PLE (Personal Learning Environment) or, the term I prefer, our PLWE (Personal Learning and Working Environment) is foundational. Most importantly, I have a personal toolbar , right under the address bar, where I keep all the links I regularly use. and its learning and educational possibilities.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month! Top 20 E-Learning Blogs for 2009 + Some Reflections on 2009 - The E-Learning Curve , December 14, 2009. and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives - Informal Learning , December 13, 2009. Top Learning Resources of 2009 - Learn and Lead , December 23, 2009. Google Goggles will rock m-learning.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. 1) An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. Learn.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&#

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Creating a Learning Platform for Boyd's OODA Loop

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post I talked about getting more out of AARs by incorporating them with informal learning and social media tools and then pushing it with formal learning in order to capture lessons learned. This approach allows you to set up a learning strategy that is a real process rather than a one time event. In this part of the action loop the observer scans the environment in order to gather information and learn about it.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management. E-Learning Generations. version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC , which isan instantiation of that process. The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning. we learn. Learning 2.0.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0

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