Thursday, January 13, 2011

PLNs - Personal / Professional Learning Networks

I think I've mentioned earlier that I'm spending a lot of time this summer on expanding my personal and professional learning (so, what else is new, I can hear my friends saying!) .  I didn't know there was a name for what I do until I came across this 5-week online workshop run by volunteers from TESOL ITALY: PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning Competencies.  I have quickly realised that I need to take control of my Personal/Professional Learning Environment (PLE) as I extend my Personal/Professional Learning Network (PLN), so I quickly signed up. There are about 80 participants in this, so I am builiding my PLN as I learn about this!

To get started, here are a few resources I've found via the course and other sources...


joseantonio said...

Hello Lesley,
This an interesting blog. I have also presented on PLNs and PLEs. I think ir is a fascinating topic and very relevant for teachers who want to continue learning.
I also have a posterous blog and find it very useful because it is so easy to post.


Lesley said...

Thanks for your comment, Jose Antonio. It was my first comment, and as far as I know you're the first person to read my blog!

Yes, I like Posterous for its simplicity, but keeping my blog there for personal stuff and this one for professional stuff.

Cheers, Lesley

Israa A. Mahmood said...

Hi Lesley,
It has been a real pleasure working on this course with you. You have been the most supportive dynamic participant in the course and it seems it's the case in every course you participated in.
Best wishes,