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2. a personal learning network is an organic collection of resources to go to when you want to learn new ideas, strategies, and informationImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 3. personal learning networks help us continuallycompose and construct our own narratives oflearning in a collaborative wayCC image via 4. It takes time and a level of humility to come toterms with the idea that knowledgeisconstructed from knowledge distributedacross networksthe ability to learn---how toparticipate and share knowledgecompetently in online spaces---hasbecome a necessity.Alison SeamanHuman Resource Development practitionerHybrid Pedagogy blogger 5. Workshops andconferences (F2F andvirtual)PLN Nodes Professional OrganizationsProfessional Publications (Print and Digital) Listservs/Email Groups 6. VirtualSocialSocial Networks Communication Bookmarking/Sharingand Online Learningand Curation ToolsFacebook SkypeDiigo, Delicious TwitterGoogle HangoutsEvernoteGoogle + Webinars StorifyGoodreads/ReadingMOOCsScoop.itNetworks 7. Twitter andTwitter Chats Photosharing Google Docs (Flickr, Pinterest)Video ChannelsBlogs Apps RSS feeds 8. social media and open networks amplify possibilities for learningImage via Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 9. CC image via 10. If youre discovering that your personal learning network isexpanding wonderfully andunpredictably in an almost viny, plant-like manner, youre already engaged in what DaveCormier calls rhizomatic learninga process of learningthat mirrors the spreading ofrhizomes so there is no center,just a wonderfully ever-expanding network of learningconnections rooted in creation, collaboration, and the building of communities of learning. Paul Signorelli, #etmooc as an Exampleof ConnectedRhizomaticLearning via Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 11. As a story forlearning, it is messy, unstable anduncertainIn a sense, participatingin the community is the curriculum.Dave Cormier, Trying to Write Rhizomatic Learningin 300 Words, 12. Who or what is in your personal learningnetwork (PLN)? 13. 14. anytime, anywhere learningImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 15. build and customize your network andcontentImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 16. gain multiple perspectives from manydiverse voicesImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 17. share and discover ideas whilenetworking with othersImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 18. collective construction of knowledgeImage source: Microsoft Office Clip Gallery 19. ImmersionEvaluation Know It AllPerspective BalanceSource: Jeff Utecht, Stages of PLN Adoption 20. Explore: Its not just about knowing how to find experts, co-learners,Tipsbut about exploration as invitation to serendipitous encounter.Search Use tools to find pools of expertise in the fields that interestyou.Follow candidates through RSS, Twitter. Ask yourself over days, weeks,whether each candidate merits continued attention.Tune your network continually, dropping people who dont gainsufficiently high interest; adding new candidates.Feed the people you follow if you come across information that yoususpect would interest them.Engage the people you follow. Be polite, mindful of making demandson their attention. Put work into dialogue if they welcome it. Thankthem for sharing.Inquire of the people you follow, of the people who follow you.. Askengaging questions answers should be useful to othersRespond to inquiries made to you.Source: Chuck Frey, How to Cultivate a Personal Learning Network: Tips from Howard Rheingold, 21. foundationalparticipation participationframeworks:for forparticipatory engagementprofessional learningandgrowth networkedlearning 22. Educators StudentsImages via Microsoft Clip Gallery 23. part 1:foundationalframeworks:participatorylearning 24. relatively low barriers to artisticexpression and civic engagement 25. Co-teaching, co-learning; fluidity between roles of novices and experts 26. strong support for creating and sharing onescreations with others Photograph used with permission of Andy Plemmons 27. members feel some degree of socialconnection with one anotherCC image via 28. members believe that their contributionsmatterCC image via 29. communities formed around content andinformation literacy standardsCC image via 30. communities formed around passions,interests, wonderings, needs, andcuriosityCC image via 31. Hear Dr. Weschs TED Talk CC image via 32. a participatory model of learning isscalable to any subject area or age group Image used under a CC license from 33. there is no one size fits all model ofparticipatory learningSource: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. Academic Search Complete.CC image via 34. part 2:participationforengagementandnetworkedlearning 35. 36. Connected Learning PrinciplesSource: 37. Project New Media Literacies: The 5 Characteristics of Participatory Learning (CPLs)Source:!+Framework 38. meaningful playand experimentation Image used under a Creative Commons license from 39. integrated learning space that valuesconnections between home, school,community, and the world 40. teachers and students as co-teachers andco-learnersCC image via 41. learning that feels relevantCC image via 42. opportunities to create and solveproblemsCC image by 43. createconversationsfor learningvia mobilelearning 44. conversations via networked learning withexperts around the world 45. collaborative learning and knowledge buildingwith cloud computing 46. network, attentionliteracy, andinformationdashboards 47. netvibes 48. netvibes 49. symbaloo 50. curation 51. curation 52. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence face to face 53. networked learning communities 54. networked learning communities 55. participate through blogging and video YouTube CC image via 6295240/sizes/z/Wordpress CC image via 56. OnlineLibrariesCommunitiesAfter SchoolClubs Programs Other LearningSpaces with Adult and PeerMentors 57. ConnectedLearningInterestsPeerAcademic CultureSource:, Mizuko, Kris Gutirrez, Sonia Livingstone, Bill Penuel, Jean Rhodes, Katie Salen, Juliet Schor, Julian Sefton-Green, S. Craig Watkins. 2013. Connected Learning: An Agenda forResearch and Design. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub. 58. part 3:participationforprofessionalgrowth 59. energize your mind and spirit by plugging intothe wisdom of the crowd and growing yourpersonal learning network Image used under a CC license 60. CC image via 61. CC image via CC image iva 62. willingness togrow andevolve CC image via 63. curious andinquisitiveCC image from 64. expand your universecc licensed photo by 65. a sense of playcc licensed photo from 66. babysteps areOK 67. social learningCC image via 68. lifelong learner=synergyImage used under a CC license from 69. forge your own pathfor learning Image used under a CC license from / 70. CC image via 71. Q&A Q&ACC image via 72. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com Twitter: @buffyjhamilton 73. Works CitedBraum, Heather. "Professional Learning Network Plan." Weblog post. Heather Braum EDTECH LearningLog. N.p., 29 July 2011. Web. 22 Jan. 2013..Cormier, Dave. "Trying to Write Rhizomatic Learning in 300 Words." Daves Educational Blog. N.p., 13 Dec.2012. Web. 04 Feb. 2013. .Frey, Chuck. "How to Cultivate a Personal Learning Network." Mind Mapping Software Blog How toCultivate a Personal Learning Network Tips from H