Personal Learning Network

I think personal learning networks are a really important part of being a professional. Personal learning  networks are networks you set up with people who are studying, teaching, and interested in the same things as you are.  You want to be able to discuss your practices and learn from one another in a professional way. In class this week we started to set up our own networks and i’m finding it really awesome to see their are so many people into the same thing as me.

When we are a part of these networks we need to remember how they work .These are groups of shared information and if you are not active within these groups they wont respect your information, or it will be harder for them to help you improve your work because you are not active. We also need to remember to be involved in our colleges work or what would be the point of them sharing it with their colleges. We need to be involved in active social networks if they are going to provide the best information and guidance for us.

I decided to go with history as my area of personal learning networks. It was very interesting to look around and find current twitters and blogs with good information. Some of these twitters and blogs even sent me to other blogs and twitters that were really good and full of information too. This is what a network is designed to look and act like. Its a groups of professionals and learners actively involved with each others work and even citing them in their own works. They can add on, correct, agree, argue, and even support your work. These networks are important to professionals if they want to stay updated with the newest work and findings in your field. This is even more important when you are teaching!

Overall personal learning networks are important to all of us regardless of our profession. We should want to learn and be involved in our fields, and help others in our field. We want to advance our technology and teaching methods and this is one way to stay very involved in our fields. These would also be very helpful as a task for a class. Allowing them to read and discuss with other students might be a good way to learn information in a better format as well.

Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

3 thoughts on “Personal Learning Network”

  1. This is a great post and it really seems like you understand the concept completely. You are right and they are important no matter the line of work you are in, it’s also extremely important in our personal lives.

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  2. I didn’t know much about personal learning networks before this class but like I saw in your post there is a lot of cool benefits to it! Its great to be able to learn and relate to others interested in the same things as you. Good post!

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