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Presentation on "Empowering Students through Personal Learning Networks" given at SXSWedu on Wednesday, 03/09. Listen to the podcast of our presentation here: http://audio.sxsw.com/2011/podcasts/EDU/EmpoweringStudents_Weisgerber.mp3

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P NPERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS

Empowering students through

Corinne Weisgerber, Ph.D. Shannan Butler, Ph.D.

St. Edwards University@corinnew, @shannanbutler

built on social media platforms

The summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate, and the means we use for threading through the consequent maze to the momentarily important item is the same as was used in

the days of square-rigged ships.

Vannevar Bush, 1945

Traditionally you had to go !nd new information, research & expertise

A PLN can bring that information

directly to you or your classroom

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SteveJobs

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martha stewartJON

stewart

warren

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Al gore

mark kelly

SteveJobs

StEPHEn

HawkingHilLary

clinton

andersoncooper

Georgelucas frank

gehry

Jasperjohns

Mayaangelou Michio

kaku

martha stewartJON

stewart

warren

buffett

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EveryonesKnowledge Pool Grows

PLNs are deliberately formed networks of people and resources capable of guiding

our independent learning goals and professional development needs.

Twitter

Blogs

How to build a PLN using

Social Bookmarks

You dont need to tweet to get value out of Twitter

Setting Up Your PLN Using Twitter

Identify people in your !eld whose work you admire

Use Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handle

Follow them on Twitter

Expand the list of experts you follow by:

Setting Up Your PLN Using Twitter

Identify people in your !eld whose work you admire

Use Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handle

Follow them on Twitter

Expand the list of experts you follow by:

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+

Checking their following/follower lists

Checking out Twitter lists

Checking following/follower lists Checking out Twitter lists

Setting Up Your PLN Using Twitter

Identify people in your !eld whose work you admire

Use Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handle

Follow them on Twitter

Expand the list of experts you follow by:

Checking their following/follower lists

Checking out Twitter lists

+

+Checking out the #followfriday suggestions +

Checking out the #followfriday suggestions

Setting Up Your PLN Using Twitter

Identify people in your !eld whose work you admire

Use Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handle

Follow them on Twitter

Expand the list of experts you follow by:

Checking out the #followfriday suggestions

Checking their following/follower lists

Checking out Twitter lists

+

+

+Checking RTs to !nd out who sent the original tweet +

Checking RTs to !nd out who sent the original tweet

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

2. Test drive your subscriptions Then re-evaluate

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets:

Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups

2. Test drive your subscriptions Then re-evaluate

3. Repeat steps to add new voices to your Twitterstream

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Identify people in your !eld whose work you admire

Find their individual and/or organizational blogs

Subscribe to their blogs RSS feed

Expand the list of experts you subscribe to by:

Checking their blog roll

Following links on their blog to other blogs

Checking to see if your favorite twitter users blog

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Setting Up Your PLN Using Blogs

Setting Up Your PLN Using Social Bookmarks

Identify a resource on a topic of interest

Bookmark it using a social bookmarking service

Check to see who else has bookmarked the resource

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Setting Up Your PLN Using Social Bookmarks

Identify a resource on a topic of interest

Bookmark it using a social bookmarking service

Check to see who else has bookmarked the resource

Examine their tag cloud to see what their interests are

Tag Cloud of a Delicious User Most frequently used tags displayed in bigger font size

Tag Cloud of a Delicious User Most frequently used tags displayed in bigger font size

Setting Up Your PLN Using Social Bookmarks

Identify a resource on a topic of interest

Bookmark it using a social bookmarking service

Check to see who else has bookmarked the resource

Con!rm they offer multiple resources of interest to you

Examine their tag cloud to see what their interests are

Look for someone who !ts your interests

Add their bookmark feed to your feed reader +

NLEARNING NETWORK

CCLASSROOM

Check in once a day/week Monitored by teacher/class

K-12:

Student-built Progress report Tied into self-directed

learning project

College:

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