The session focused on how students can build and maintain PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) to enhance what they’re learning. By her definition,
PLNs are deliberately formed networks of people and resources capable of guiding our independent learning goals and professional development needs.
Following and engaging experts, other students, and anyone interested in your field of study can result in a different learning experience, one that can greatly enhance what you’re doing in the classroom.
Further, connecting directly to those working in a field you’re passionate about can result in great opportunities, lessons based on real-time experiences, and a social network that shares your interests and goals.
Her slideshare explains the usefulness of developing these networks, gives tips on how to set up a PLN through different social networking tools (you don’t even have to post anything!), and mentions that your network can be contained in a CLN (Classroom Learning Network).
Check it out below: