Module 2 diigo posts

08 Sep

For this module one of the assignments included finding at least ten resources that would further our understanding Communities of Practice, Connectivism, Personal Learning Networks concepts. These are the 10 resources I found:

  1. Helping Students Develop Personal Learning Networks

    Technology is changing the face of education. The Internet and communication technologies are rapidly expanding learning networks for educators and students alike. The article explains why learning no longer needs to be linear but can take on whatever shape suits the learner.

  2. Helping Students Develop Personal Learning Networks

    Interesting article on how PLNs relate to self-directed student learning. The author,Bernard Bull, provides some background on learning theory and self-directed learning to clarify how PLNs could be incorporated into any curriculum. The article includes a few how-to tips at then end.

  3. Connectivism

    This article has several videos explaining what connectivism is and the relationship to personal learning. The author also includes a reminder that learning isn’t done by an individual in isolation but through networked connections.

  4. elearnspace. Connectivism: Learning as Network-Creation

    An explanation of a the basic components of a network – nodes and connections and how the relate to learning. The article explain how connections can grow stronger or lose relevance over time.

  5. 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network – InformED

    A quick view of how technology is changing our world making it much smaller by allowing for global communication that is changing how we network and learn. The article includes two list of 10 different tips for using and establishing PLNs.

  6. Understanding personal learning networks: Their structure, content and the networking skills needed to optimally use them

    I read this article awhile back and found it informative. The authors provide insight into how and why we build learning networks. The illustrations throughout the article are helpful as they summarize the narrative sections that describe the PLN model.

  7. Grow Your Personal Learning Network: New Technologies Can Keep You Connected and Help You Manage Information Overload

    Personal Learning Networks are nothing new, they have been around since the beginning ofcivilization. This article highlights how communication technology enables the expansion of your learning networks without going into overload.

  8. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

    This article was written by George Siemens the father of connectivism, focusing on how learning occurs through networking especially through the use of technology. The article also explains the differences between connectivism, behaviorism, constructivism, and cognitivism in a simple to read manner.

  9. Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice

    Detailed article that describes the communities of practice philosophy that Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger developed the in the late 80’s that proposes learning comes from the social interactions in our daily lives. The article further explains how the interactions with various groups causes the learning, whether it is as a core member or a bystander.

  10. Introduction to Communities of Practice

    An introduction by Etienne Wenger-Trayner on the theory of communities of practice, the components of a community, and what a CoP looks like in various settings.



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