Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network What Is A PLN? Through the use of my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) , I came across several great examples that both define what a PLN is, and explain the value of creating one for yourself. According to a wikispace about creating PLNs, “Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. 1) set their own learning goals 2) manage their learning; managing both content and process 3) communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals Simply put: A PLN is a system for lifelong learning. ” Why Start Your PLN Now? Teachers in our district, especially freshmen teachers, have a ton on their plates this year. Here are some ways that educators are using their PLNs: 10 Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Personal Learning Network Thanks to a fellow blogger/teacher named Kate Klingensmith, here’s a directory of some resources you can use to start developing your own community of connections and resources: Resources
Stream Live Video on Twitter from twitcam- powered by Livestream 0. Induction: activities | OCTEL This first week is an opportunity to get to grips with how the ocTEL course works and gives everyone the chance to think about some big questions in technology, learning and teaching. We will be touching on several of the issues that will come up in more detail later in the course, but dealing with them in the concrete, practical terms of what you need and prefer as participants, andhow this kind of Technology Enhanced Learning is suited to meeting those needs. This course lets you define your own aims and follow your own paths, but we set out core learning outcomes for every week. By the end of this week, you should aim to One aspect of participating in ocTEL is working out how the course can best work for you and how much time you have to participate. You might want to include There will be a weekly webinar at lunchtime on Wednesdays, starting on 10 April. Activity 0.1: My big question (45 mins) Activity 0.2: Initial comments and discussion (30 mins) Activity 0.3: Exploring and experimenting
Timeline personnalised to summaryze event Twitter vient de lancer une nouvelle option pour faciliter la curation de contenus depuis la twittosphère. On pouvait jusqu’à présent se créer des listes pour suivre plusieurs comptes Twitter, on pouvait embarquer facilement un tweet sur site ou un blog, on peut désormais se créer une timeline personnalisée que l’on pourra ensuite partager facilement. Une petite révolution qui va simplifier la curation, mais aussi le storytelling à partir de Twitter. La mise en place dans TweetDeck est très simple. Une nouvelle colonne va apparaitre dans TweetDeck. Il ne vous reste plus qu’à la remplir. Une fois que vous avez terminé votre curation et que vous êtes satisfait du résultat, vous pouvez choisir de la partager avec vos amis par mail, par twitter bien sûr ou encore de l’insérer sur un site ou un blog.
7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs A massively open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person—and as many of them—who wants to take the course. Course activities can be scheduled or asynchronous, and a fluid structure is valuable because students can choose their level of participation and many will do so in an à la carte manner. A MOOC throws open the doors of a course and invites anyone to enter, resulting in a new learning dynamic. Although this dynamic will make some students uneasy and will force instructors to rethink at least some of the elements of their courses, the MOOC can potentially alter the relationship between learner and instructor and between academe and the wider community. As MOOCs evolve, expectations and methods of presentation will likely crystallize, becoming more consistent and more predictable.
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