Empowering students through personal learning networks

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Presentation on "Empowering Students through Personal Learning Networks" given at SXSWedu on Wednesday, 03/09. Listen to the podcast of our presentation here: http://audio.sxsw.com/2011/podcasts/EDU/EmpoweringStudents_Weisgerber.mp3

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P NPERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKSEmpowering students throughCorinne Weisgerber, Ph.D. Shannan Butler, Ph.D. St. Edwards University@corinnew, @shannanbutlerbuilt on social media platformsThe summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate, and the means we use for threading through the consequent maze to the momentarily important item is the same as was used in the days of square-rigged ships.Vannevar Bush, 1945Traditionally you had to go !nd new information, research & expertiseA PLN can bring that information directly to you or your classroomAl goremark kellySteveJobsStEPHEnHawkingHilLaryclintonandersoncooperGeorgelucas frankgehryJasperjohnsMayaangelou Michiokakumartha stewartJON stewartwarrenbuffettAl goremark kellySteveJobsStEPHEnHawkingHilLaryclintonandersoncooperGeorgelucas frankgehryJasperjohnsMayaangelou Michiokakumartha stewartJON stewartwarrenbuffettBooksResearchExperienceBooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3BooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3BooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3BooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipeExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3BooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipePersonalResourcesExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3YOUBooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipePersonalResourcesFilterExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3YOUBooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipePersonalResourcesFilterExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3YOUBooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipePersonalResourcesShare YourKnowledge & ExperienceFilterExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3YOUBooksResearchExperienceExpertKnowledgeKnowledgePipePersonalResourcesShare YourKnowledge & ExperienceFilterExpert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3YOUEveryonesKnowledge Pool GrowsPLNs are deliberately formed networks of people and resources capable of guiding our independent learning goals and professional development needs.TwitterBlogsHow to build a PLN usingSocial BookmarksYou dont need to tweet to get value out of TwitterSetting Up Your PLN Using TwitterIdentify people in your !eld whose work you admireUse Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handleFollow them on TwitterExpand the list of experts you follow by:Setting Up Your PLN Using TwitterIdentify people in your !eld whose work you admireUse Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handleFollow them on TwitterExpand the list of experts you follow by:++Checking their following/follower lists Checking out Twitter lists Checking following/follower lists Checking out Twitter lists Setting Up Your PLN Using TwitterIdentify people in your !eld whose work you admireUse Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handleFollow them on TwitterExpand the list of experts you follow by:Checking their following/follower lists Checking out Twitter lists ++Checking out the #followfriday suggestions +Checking out the #followfriday suggestions Setting Up Your PLN Using TwitterIdentify people in your !eld whose work you admireUse Twitters search engine to !nd their Twitter handleFollow them on TwitterExpand the list of experts you follow by:Checking out the #followfriday suggestions Checking their following/follower lists Checking out Twitter lists +++Checking RTs to !nd out who sent the original tweet +Checking RTs to !nd out who sent the original tweetTweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups Group 1 Group 2 Group 3Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups 2. Test drive your subscriptions Then re-evaluateGroup 1 Group 2 Group 3Tweak that PLN 1. Filter your incoming tweets: Use Tweetdeck or Seesmic to divide followees into groups 2. Test drive your subscriptions Then re-evaluate3. Repeat steps to add new voices to your TwitterstreamGroup 1 Group 2 Group 3Identify people in your !eld whose work you admireFind their individual and/or organizational blogsSubscribe to their blogs RSS feedExpand the list of experts you subscribe to by:Checking their blog rollFollowing links on their blog to other blogsChecking to see if your favorite twitter users blog+++Setting Up Your PLN Using BlogsSetting Up Your PLN Using Social BookmarksIdentify a resource on a topic of interestBookmark it using a social bookmarking serviceCheck to see who else has bookmarked the resource38Setting Up Your PLN Using Social BookmarksIdentify a resource on a topic of interestBookmark it using a social bookmarking serviceCheck to see who else has bookmarked the resourceExamine their tag cloud to see what their interests areTag Cloud of a Delicious User Most frequently used tags displayed in bigger font sizeTag Cloud of a Delicious User Most frequently used tags displayed in bigger font sizeSetting Up Your PLN Using Social BookmarksIdentify a resource on a topic of interestBookmark it using a social bookmarking serviceCheck to see who else has bookmarked the resourceCon!rm they offer multiple resources of interest to youExamine their tag cloud to see what their interests areLook for someone who !ts your interestsAdd their bookmark feed to your feed reader +NLEARNING NETWORKCCLASSROOM Check in once a day/week Monitored by teacher/classK-12: Student-built Progress report Tied into self-directed learning projectCollege:QUESTIONS?http://www.sxswedu.com/feedback

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