Week 6: Personal Learning Environments and Networks

Overview
A Personal Learning Network is a structure that reflects relatedness to other people. A Personal Learning Environment is the technical environment that supports this structure. Information sources (such as Google or databases) can be part of a PLN. A PLN is grown by adding new people or connections. A PLN is a reflection of social and information networks (and analysis methods). By this stage in the course, you will likely have developed certain connections with other learners through blog or Twitter interactions. These networks last beyond the length of a typical course. We are still in touch with students from 2008...and continue to see those learners interacting with people they first met in CCK08. These networks are vital for learning and growth in a networked, distributed knowledge society.
Readings
Seminars
Thursday, 8 pm Eastern Time. Elluminate:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.9D02C4469B0C9783A1C6E60A6CD262 (all live sessions in the course will be held in this virtual classroom).
See time zone conversions (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=CCK12&iso=20120126T20&p1=250)
ActivitiesContinue blogging and tagging resources (CCK12, but you know that by now).For-credit students will receive feedback on their participation up to this stage of the course. Details of the participation grade are available in the course syllabus.