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Baiting the Digital Hook to Build A Professional Learning Community!

Baiting the Digital Hook to Build A Professional Learning Community!

Last week I was invited to present on PLNs (personal learning networks) as part of Getting Connected 09 for The Australian Flexible Learning Frameworks. As the conference targeted the VET sector I decided to take a different PLN approach and share how social networking tools can create communities of professionals, and students, that help each other. Skills level of participants Participants were surveyed near the start of the session to help guide how little/much information on each aspect need to…

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Dealing With Naughty Ning Neglect!

Dealing With Naughty Ning Neglect!

I’m BAD! Don’t adequately facilitate Nings I’ve created and don’t participate enough in Nings I’ve joined. Do they make shirts for people like me? UPDATE: Thanks to borborigmus (Vyt) we now have a shirt which he has given me permission to use. We can’t inflict me on more Nings just to complete Day 3: Search for and Join a Forum for the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project. Don’t get me wrong I’ve connected with people through Ning…

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How Tweet It is! PD in the 21st Century

How Tweet It is! PD in the 21st Century

This week I was invited to Melbourne to present at Converge08 by eWorks. I was involved in two presentations: How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century The Connected Trainer – presenting with Simon Brown Emphasis of both was on the different aspects of personal learning networks (PLNs). This post is a quick overview of my “How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century” presentation. Why this title? To highlight how increasing numbers of people are using online…

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Here Are The Results From My PLN Survey!

Here Are The Results From My PLN Survey!

So far there has been 196 responses in my Personal Learning Network (PLN) Survey since it was created in October.  And I know a lot of people are interested in what it all means and how I am using this information so let me explain. About the PLN Survey I’ve been doing a few presentations on building your own personal learning network (PLN) and wanted to demonstrated the power of a PLN in action. My focus on PLNs was for…

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Have Added Your Voice To My Personal Learning Network Survey?

Have Added Your Voice To My Personal Learning Network Survey?

Next week I will be in Melbourne (from 3-7th December) for Converge 08 and will be doing two presentations: How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century The Connected Trainer – presenting with Simon Brown Emphasis of both will be on different aspects of personal learning networks (PLNs). I will also be sharing the results of my PLN survey (which I created in October) to demonstrate how my PLN extended my ideas beyond what’s achievable by me working individually….

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Twitter and Building Your Personal Learning Network

Twitter and Building Your Personal Learning Network

It’s well known that I’m a self confessed Twitteraholic and twitter is an important part of my personal learning network. I’ve even written a Quick Start Tips for New Twitters. Yet I’ve never been comfortable with recommending twitter as a starting point to build a personal learning network. Maybe I’m too conservative? Twitter is currently ranking the highest from 128 response in my Personal Learning Networks survey question “Which five (5) tools would you recommend as a starting point to…

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Building Personal Learning Networks!

Building Personal Learning Networks!

I’m going to be doing a series of presentation on Personal Learning Networks (PLN) over the next few months. With these types of presentation I like to to demonstrate the importance of PLNs by asking my network to help me. For my previous presentation I asked my readers a series of questions on PLN. The answers were an essential part of the presentation. They showed how using a range of free web tools we are able to build our own…

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Listen To The Wisdom Of Your Network

Listen To The Wisdom Of Your Network

Thanks to everyone who helped me demonstrate the power of personal learning networks for my presentation yesterday. Your comments, tips and advice were THE essential part of my presentation because I wanted to demonstrate a personal learning network in action to show how it extends our learning and reflection beyond what is normally achieved during traditional professional development and enables us to share our learning with global educators. The aim of this post is to show how I used your…

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Help Me Demonstrate The Importance Of Personal Learning Networks!

Help Me Demonstrate The Importance Of Personal Learning Networks!

I’d really love your help to demonstrate the importance of personal learning networks so I’m hoping you will help me with my presentation by sharing your thoughts. The Background I’m doing a presentation for Educational Computing Association of Western Australia (ECAWA) State Conference next Friday to overview the ways educators can use online tools to forge personal learning networks related to our areas of interest. Time is limited and I’ve only 30 minutes to talk on the topic. During the…

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Is Your Photo Avatar Making You Look OLD?

Is Your Photo Avatar Making You Look OLD?

Meeting people who you network with online for the first time face to face is always an amazing moment because your mind has created a mental picture of them based on your interactions. Unfortunately the online identity you develop for yourself and how it appears to you may not match what your online friends expect when they meet you, f2f, in real life. Take for example KerryJ (who I had the great pleasure of meeting this week for dinner with…

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