Geeklist 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford “20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network” by Miriam Clifford first appeared on the InfomED blog. Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise. Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster. Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.” As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft. Learning networks are based on the theory of connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. What are some ways to grow your PLN and improve the quality of your interactions? 10 Tips For Using PLN’s Keep the spirit of collaboration as your driving force. 10 Tools & Strategies for Establishing a Productive PLN Use Diigo, Evernote, Pocket, or Delicious to bookmark links.
CRASSH Homepage Exception Handling in ASP.NET MVC Index Introduction Exception handling is a serious matter in any application, whether it's web or desktop. In ASP.NET applications, error handling is done mostly in two ways: at local level using try-catch blocks and at global level using application events. In this article, we will learn about the HandleError filter and discuss about the different exception handling mechanisms that will fit to an MVC application. HandleError Attribute Exception filters The exception filters are attributes that can be applied over an action or a controller or even at a global level. All the exception filters implements the IExceptionFilter interface. Listing 1. The HandleErrorAttribute is the default implementation of the IExceptionFilter. Listing 2. What the HandleError filter does? The HandleError filter handles the exceptions that are raised by the controller actions, filters and views, it returns a custom view named Error which is placed in the Shared folder. Error View Listing 3. Listing 4. Listing 5.
Exponential Organizations - Why new organizations are 10x better, fas… Viadeo Community of practice A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession. The concept was first proposed by cognitive anthropologist Jean Lave and educational theorist Etienne Wenger in their 1991 book Situated Learning (Lave & Wenger 1991). Wenger then significantly expanded on the concept in his 1998 book Communities of Practice (Wenger 1998). A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members' common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. CoPs can exist in physical settings, for example, a lunch room at work, a field setting, a factory floor, or elsewhere in the environment, but members of CoPs do not have to be co-located. Communities of practice are not new phenomena: this type of learning has existed for as long as people have been learning and sharing their experiences through storytelling. Overview Origin and development Early years Later years
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