What are Personal Learning Networks?

SHIFT eLearning

Most of us might answer “in a classroom”, but, in reality, the majority of learning comes from other places, like Personal Learning Networks. They subscribe to personal and professional blogs. Personal Learning Networks

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. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic.

Trending Sources

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning

LearnDash

And one really effective strategy is to find ways to personalize the learning. The infographic above (created by Extreme Networks based on their survey) provides an introduction to personalized learning. Personalized course content can get a lot deeper than this.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

So too are our personal learning networks. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. Such systems are woefully inadequate to meet our personal knowledge needs in this fast-paced network era.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

Networked pedagogy

Learning with e's

New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Networks

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

There are evolving etiquettes (netiquettes) and protocols we will have to inculcate to be effective in our professional and personal lives. Learning does not belong to individual persons, but to the various conversations of which we are a part.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources.

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

” “Given the experience and skills you have, I am sure you are the right person to guide / mentor me.” Personal Learning Networks. Harold Jarche’s PKM (Personal Knowledge Mastery) model is a related but more comprehensive structure for workplace learning.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. education learning personal devices PLE social media

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Technology with the characteristics of social , mobile , and personal are already changing user behaviour. "The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015!

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Majority of the organizations today are boarding the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) bandwagon with little experience in how to facilitate collaboration and conversation leading to disengaged employees, abandoned platforms and frustrated leadership.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. This is my area of passion.

Your personal brand

Learning with e's

One way to improve your chances of being employed is to develop your own personal brand. Here are just 5 simple ideas on how to develop your personal branding: 1) Make your own personal web site. 2) Set up a presence on a professional social network site.

Promote eLearning Through a Network of Champions

eLearning Architect

In this article, I will explain how a simple technique allowed us to create a network of champions which lead to a drastic increase in engagement with our audience. I didn’t receive a salary, but was paid a small commission that increased with each person that I signed up.

It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

Ask anyone who cares for a non-verbal person or interacts regularly with someone who speaks a different language: a lot of communication is non-verbal. There are more subtle examples though, such as one person’s short response, “No,” to a lengthy statement by another.

3 Resources to Build Your Personal Learning Network

Visual Lounge

Personal Learning Networks are becoming a popular way to learn from other educators. But how do you get started in creating a personal learning network, or PLN? We hope this helps you expand your learning network.

How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations

Origin Learning

The future of corporate learning is personalized learning – the ideal that organizations are and will be trying to reach by capturing learning metrics and using data analytics to derive actionable information from it.

Create Your Own Twitter-Powered Personal Learning Network

Mindflash

Tap Your Personal Learning Network. Many avid Twitter users use this approach, and many refer to it as tapping into their personal learning network , but perhaps something else is going on here. Twitter is becoming a tool for personal development.

Thinking in networks

Learning with e's

Build your network and always think in networks. Social media has simply provided an increasingly powerful range of tools to extend personal learning networks (PLNs) to virtually any part of the world. It would be a mistake to think of networks simply as connections.

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

Through the wonders of social media, I met James Tyer through the Twitter, and after a face-to-face coffee we decided we’d take a shot at developing an in person and online community. This community isn’t for traditional training types though, it’s for those who see the value in networked/social/informal learning as a real path for learning. Social Learning networked learning bc

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

Through the wonders of social media, I met James Tyer through the Twitter, and after a face-to-face coffee we decided we’d take a shot at developing an in person and online community. This community isn’t for traditional training types though, it’s for those who see the value in networked/social/informal learning as a real path for learning. Social Learning networked learning bc

Personal Mobile Mastery

Clark Quinn

The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. So the question is, how do we do personal knowledge mastery with mobile? Most of what you do on the desktop, particularly social networking, is doable on a mobile device. A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. We live in a world where there is simply too much to learn – whether in a history class or a management training program, it has become nearly impossible for a person to absorb all there is to know.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

” Very often, organizations — this includes employees, leaders, managers, and everyone comprising the ecosystem — lack this inherent capability of using technology to facilitate the building of PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) and communities.

Richly social and intensely personal

Learning with e's

One of the key points I made in my keynote was that the future of education will be both richly social and intensely personal. Being invited to present the closing keynote speech at CSEDU in Barcelona was a great honour.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

Although there is a focus on moving classroom training online, there is still a very good reason to offer in-person face to face events for knowledge building and sharing, collaborative problem solving and relationship building. Week 3: Networking Events.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. We also increasingly learn and improve through our interaction with others – our peers, our team, our wider networks or people we may not even know. He takes new measurements every time he sees me.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. Rather, those relationships were largely personal.