An Introduction to Personal Learning Networks: Beyond The Tools...


There’s always new web tools, but it’s more important to become part of an online learning network than to master any specific tool. The purpose of this session is to help participants develop the new literacy of joining and growing an online learning network. To that end, the session aims to establish the importance of learning within a social network (based on social constructivist theory) and to help participants see beyond specific tools to discover ways they can build their online learning network over time.

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
mark@edtechlife.com

Slides and Chat




Welcome Question

  • Who makes up your learning network?
  • Archived Twitter Responses:
    • The Question: Who is in your learning network? How has your online learning network changed your life?
    • The Replies: 18 Responses

Learning to Network & Networking to Learn


Two-Way Web Stories


Learning to Network & Networking to Learn

  • Make Connections
  • Make Contributions
  • Make Conversation
  • Make Requests

Getting Started


Extend Your PLN Face-to-Face


Extend Your PLN Online


Reflection Question

  • How can you expand your learning network?