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Building your own personal learning network
Lund University, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Linnaeus University, The University Library.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1194-0674
2014 (English)In: NGL 2014, Next Generation Learning Conference, Conference Summary: March 19-20, 2014, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden / [ed] Erik Brunnert Walfridsson, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, Dalarna University , 2014, 63-67 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Learning is not a solitary task and neitheris teaching. We need to keep ourknowledge and skills updated and are dependenton knowing where to find the latestnews and ideas in our subject area.Teachers have always networked with colleaguesin the same department or institution,but seldom on a national or internationalscale, this is on the other side verynatural for researchers, to work internationallyand collaborative. Today’s socialnetworking tools make networking on aglobal scale an invaluable resource for allteachers. Building a Personal LearningNetwork (PLN) with a wide range of contactsfrom all over the world, provides asource of news, support, inspiration anddiscussion that is an invaluable and integralpart of professional development.

The workshop at NGL14 aimed to introducethe concepts of PLN and communityof practice (CoP) to teachers who have notyet developed an extensive professionalnet-based network. During the workshopparticipants worked collaboratively ingroups to discover relevant tools and networksto join and benefit from. The mediumof the workshop was net-based collaborativeworkspaces where links and notesfrom the session can be shared and whichare available for all participants long afterthe workshop is over. The workshop allowedparticipants to examine a representativeselection of the numerous online toolsavailable for networking, sharing and collaboration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, Dalarna University , 2014. 63-67 p.
Keyword [en]
Collaboration, community of practice, FDOL, PLN, personal learning networks, social media
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34183ISBN: 978-91-85941-58-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-34183DiVA: diva2:717350
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Next Generation Learning 2014 (NGL 2014), Högskolan Dalarna/KTH
Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-05-14 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

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