Saturday, March 13, 2010

What does PLN mean to you?

What is a PLN? What are you talking about? What does it do for me? 
Common questions when one mentions the acronym PLN or PLE, particularly around a group of digitally disconnected individuals.

This morning I retweeted (RT) a tweet sent out by Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) to support Beth Still's (@bethstill) Wallwisher project titled, "What My Personal Learning Network Means to Me":

At some point people acknowledge their personal/professional/perpetual/persistent learning networks (P4LN) or environments (PLE) but they may not share their Aha moment or give credit where credit is due.

On January 3, 2010 I blogged a "Thank you to my PLN" and created an ABCD award for them.

Want to learn more about PLNs and PLEs? There are so many links and resources available that I cannot list them all here...please feel free to leave a comment if you have published information on your experiences with PLNs and PLEs.

edtechpost wiki - Collection of PLE Diagrams (Diagrams, links & categorized - 1 of my favorites)

EDUCAUSE - "7 Things You Should Know about Personal Learning Environmentsin their collection of 7 Things briefs.

EduTech Wiki article on Personal learning environments.

Wikipedia provides a history of Personal Learning Environments.

Mohamed Amine Chatti's ongoing research on Technology Enhanced Learning blog post on PLE links with links to many other blog posts and articles.

However you reference your PLN/PLE, personal, professional, perpetual, persistent...or whatever adjective you use, it is yours, once you have learned it, applied it, the knowledge cannot be taken away from enjoy it!

Thanks again P4LN for continuing to grow on my learning journey!

P- Personal, Professional, Perpetual, Persistent

Please share your comments, recommendations, and links about your PLN/PLEs and don't forget to thank them.

Don't forget to visit Beth Still's Wallwisher project, "What My PLN means to me..."

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