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Building your Personal Learning Network

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jim pettiward

on 14 July 2014

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Transcript of Building your Personal Learning Network

Engagement, Collaboration, Communication, networking
A Personal Learning Network
Building your Personal Learning Network
Alec Couros. http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
Alec Couros. http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/
Here are 4 online tools I couldn't do without...
...so I did a quick search on Twitter
...leads to a slideshow
...which points me to a website
... and to a leading practitioner
...to be saved and used later
...helping me move from this..
...to this.
Looking into digital literacies, I come across this video.
Google Docs
Cloud storage
YouTube Edu
Social bookmarking
We are both consumers and producers of content, creating our own constructive and collaborative networks.
The openness of the web enables us to reach huge audiences -
we need to understand how to navigate and thrive in this environment.
This got me thinking about digital literacies - what are they? How can we define them?
Clicking on the link in a tweet.....
So I go back to Twitter, follow her, and start looking at her latest research...
I find some useful links, annotate and
bookmark them...
What does a
Personal Learning Environment
look like?
What do you understand by
the term Personal Learning
Network? Do you have one?
What does it look like?
CC-BY-ND: Rajasegar
Google +
Institutions do not determine or control these networks -
we do
Network building blocks...
In what ways has digital technology had an impact on your discipline/subject area?
...which ones you choose is up to you.
Jim Pettiward - CELT eLearning
of all new graduate jobs require a high level of digital skills."
"A digitally literate person in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science is
ethically aware
in a wide array of digital practices, resources/tools and academic and professional environments, and
establishing coherent identities."
"The use of digital technologies and media by researchers potentially is
changing what it means
to be an effective researcher or skilled academic/professional in higher education."
"Digital literacy is the intersection between
digital knowhow
academic practice (...)
(JISC - Developing Digital Literacies Briefing Paper, 2012)
Twitter (microblogging)
Diigo (social bookmarking)
Blogger (blogging)
Dropbox (Cloud storage)
Twitter (microblogging)
'Pushing' your work
in practice

How do you currently use technology in your learning/teaching/research?
“What educators and researchers need to do is to become involved in the design and development of educational systems and educational technology. If we don’t, someone else will design our future for us. Do we really want that?”
(George Veletsianos, 2013)
How important is it for
to be digitally
literate? Why (not)?
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