The development and technological changes changed the way we store and transfer information and ideas. Personal Learning networks are new ways to keep in touch with others. It allows you to stay in touch with people all around the world anytime and anywhere. It is now critical for people to stay on top of current issues. Personal networks will be used to network with other people, share ideas, get help, ask questions or advice from others.
Newly, administrators and educators are starting to use personal learning networks to better educate students and their community. The article I chose was titled, “ Twitter as a PLN” and “A Primer on Personal Learning Networks.” Both articles focuses on the personal learning network “Twitter.” Each article discusses how twitter is beneficial in today’s learning community. “Twitter as a PLN” also shares examples of previous experience educators had while using twitter: “I have found more resources and got more useful advice for professional development in 3 months on Twitter than in the previous 5 years without it.”
In conclusion, it is discussed that personal learning networks are now a necessity. The benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, share ideas, and problem solve through personal learning networks and social media. Once students begin to experience the connection to other students and teachers outside of their physical spaces such as classrooms, they also begin to rely on personal learning networks as a part of their daily learning lives.
Citation: Twitter as a Personal Learning Network (PLN) | What’s New in the World?. (n.d.). What’s New in the World?. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from http://whatsnewintheworld.net/2010/01/twitter-as-a-pln/
Personal Learning Networks for Educators
#140conf Interview #22 w/ @shellterrell