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Using Public Google Waves For Personal Learning

Using Public Google Waves For Personal Learning

There’s always a shiny new toy– and with it the stampede to use. Yes that was also me once too 🙁  Nowadays I’ve learnt very slow, steady saves time and my sanity. So I’m incredibly proud of the fact that I’ve never watched ANY Google Wave videos, read ANY tutorials and avoided every invite until I stumbled across a reason for investigating. My motivation was I discovered you can set up public waves that any one can join. I decided…

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A Year Later And Are We Using Different Tools To Connect To Our PLNs?

A Year Later And Are We Using Different Tools To Connect To Our PLNs?

One year ago I asked my network to complete a survey on Personal Learning Network. The survey was used in a series of presentations and to build my PLN Yourself website. Being a year later I’m wondering how much has changes?  Are we using different tools to connect?  Are the tools we would recommend to new people different? Can you help in the following ways: Can you please complete my new Personal Learning Networks Survey? There are only 2 questions…

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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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What Are Your 5 Top Web tools For Managing Your Workload?

What Are Your 5 Top Web tools For Managing Your Workload?

As part of my presentations on Personal Learning Networks (PLN) I created a PLN Yourself site to help new people work through setting up their own Personal Learning network. The site focuses on the top 5 tools for building your own PLN based on 196 responses in my Personal Learning Network (PLN) Survey. This site has been popular but is it catering adequately for people new to using web technologies?  For those already engage in social networking we appreciate the…

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Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

Been suffering from insomnia for the past few weeks so imagine my surprise when I started up my computer at 3.00 AM to suddenly see the following tweet on my desktop: mmmm who is Amber and why is she talking about me? Going back through Rob’s tweets I discover that Amber Macarthur is doing her keynote presentation at #wrcac08. So now I’m definitely pondering what’s happening. From Google I discovered that #wrcac08 is The Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee Symposium…

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Overview of Connected Trainer Workshop From Converge08

Overview of Connected Trainer Workshop From Converge08

This post is a quick overview of The Connected Trainer workshop (45 mins) that I presented with Simon Brown at Converge08. Since the participants were shown an overwhelming number of online tools throughout the conference we decided it was better for them to reflect on they could become more connected. Survey of Workshop Participants Before the workshop we tried to survey how connected participants attending our session were so we could design the session to better suit their needs. Unfortunately…

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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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