Don’t you just love the use of acronyms? It seems that the ICT world is filled with them. I jokingly refer to a PLN as Phil’s Learning Network. The more traditional definitions are Personal Learning Network, and some prefer the term Professional Learning Network. In the end, it is a bit of both.
A Ning site like the one below is a good place to get your feet wet. You will find the folks here supportive and friendly.
PLC – a Professional Learning Community, which can be your colleagues down the hall or an on-line community.
Over time I plan to expand on some resources on this page, and of course I will need to blog about some of these resources in future posts. Here are a few links to get you started building your own PLC:
- 3 Professional Learning Networks Every Educator Should Build
- My PLN Diigo List of Resources – Most recent web finds are at the beginning of the list. This is also a searchable resource.
- Why You Need a Personal Learning Network Video
- PLN Roadmap
- Create a Personal Learning Network
- How to build a PLN
- Build your PLN
- PLN – Perplexing Linguistic Notion
- To PLN or Not
- PLN – for Personal PD interests
- Spirit of Sharing Keynote to K12-Online Conference
Twitter has become an amazing treasure of resources for me. I was “one of those” sceptics who could not understand the potential of a micro-blogging platform. How could you get anything done with a 144 character limit?
The Social Stream link above is generated by Rebel Mouse which is one of the many tools I use to curate the content that my Twitter feed generates. Thank you to all the members of my PLN who provide such a rich amount of information.