A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Allows for the sharing of resources, discussion of best practices, and collaboration. LinkedIn : Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities.

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective. In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ). There is plenty to say about collaborative spaces.

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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education.

Learning pathways

Learning with 'e's

The institutional learning platform - the VLE - is a classic case of decisions made about learning without consulting the learner. How can we reach a place in education where students find their own level and make their own pathways through learning? Rhizome theory is also a useful framework for understanding self-determined learning - the heutagogy described by Hase and Kenyon. Students can, and do, create their own personalised learning pathways.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 The Network Society.