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Published on February 8, 2009

Author: poochiesan

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Demystifying and Exploring Online PD “ Anytime, Any Place, Any Pace “ Learning

Agenda Introductions - (10 minutes) Online learning - Is it for me? – assessment Analysis/Discussion - (30 minutes) Discussion of Online PD resources Learning Styles Different tools – explanations Online Exploration - (1 hour)   Creating a PLN/PLE (personal learning network -environment) Learning Community - (1 hour)   Action plan/Follow-up exercise info/Evaluation - (20 minutes)

Introductions - (10 minutes)

Online learning - Is it for me? – assessment

Analysis/Discussion - (30 minutes)

Discussion of Online PD resources

Learning Styles

Different tools – explanations

Online Exploration - (1 hour)

  Creating a PLN/PLE (personal learning network -environment) Learning Community - (1 hour)

  Action plan/Follow-up exercise info/Evaluation - (20 minutes)

Learning Objectives Assess their readiness for online learning Increase their awareness of online opportunities for Professional Development Learning Increase their comfort levels with online learning Explore a variety of methods and resources for online learning

Assess their readiness for online learning

Increase their awareness of online opportunities for Professional Development Learning

Increase their comfort levels with online learning

Explore a variety of methods and resources for online learning

Any Online Experience Anyone taken any courses online before What have you taken What was the experience like What was good/bad/easy/hard Perceptions of online learning Why are you here? What do you hope to learn from this?

Anyone taken any courses online before

What have you taken

What was the experience like

What was good/bad/easy/hard

Perceptions of online learning

Why are you here? What do you hope to learn from this?

Why Consider Distance/Online Professional Development We are learning professionals as well as teaching professionals Do it your way – anytime/anyplace/any pace Time/Budget/Travel/ Convenience Interest level/Increased motivation Customize/Flexibility Health/Comfort – bunny slippers and PJ’s if desired Passion for teaching = passion for learning Managing information/ Chunking Less imposing Relevant, meaningful, personalized Increased access to learning opportunities Chance to build relationships with other professionals/collaboration

We are learning professionals as well as teaching professionals

Do it your way – anytime/anyplace/any pace

Time/Budget/Travel/ Convenience

Interest level/Increased motivation

Customize/Flexibility

Health/Comfort – bunny slippers and PJ’s if desired

Passion for teaching = passion for learning

Managing information/ Chunking

Less imposing

Relevant, meaningful, personalized

Increased access to learning opportunities

Chance to build relationships with other professionals/collaboration

Is Online Learning For You Assessment Now what Discussion

Assessment

Now what

Discussion

Typical Teacher Network

Networked Teacher Network http://www.scribd.com/doc/3363/Dissertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion , p. 176 & 177

My Online PD Sources Bookmarks - delicious RSS Feeds – Google Reader igoogle, Ning, YouTube Simply Boxes Education & Tech online communities Various tech listservs, blogs & wikis, email discussion groups, Web folders

Bookmarks - delicious

RSS Feeds – Google Reader

igoogle, Ning,

YouTube

Simply Boxes

Education & Tech online communities

Various tech listservs, blogs & wikis, email discussion groups, Web folders

The New Online Skills “ *updated literacy skills = engaging with information in these ways: finding it validating it synthesizing it communicating it leveraging it and using it to collaborate” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHiby3m_RyM

“ *updated literacy skills = engaging with information in these ways:

finding it

validating it

synthesizing it

communicating it

leveraging it

and using it to collaborate”

Resources to Learn Online Blogs and wikis – edublog blogger weblogg-ed pbwiki , seedwiki , wikispaces ALE wiki Photo publishing & sharing - Flickr , Picasa Document Publishing & Sharing – Google Docs , Zoho , SlideShare Slideboom SlideRocket FeedReaders – RSS - Bloglines Google Reader Social bookmarking - Del.icio.us , Furl , Diigo , Stumbleupon Social networking - MySpace Facebook Twitter NING LinkedIn

Blogs and wikis – edublog blogger weblogg-ed pbwiki , seedwiki , wikispaces ALE wiki

Photo publishing & sharing - Flickr , Picasa

Document Publishing & Sharing – Google Docs , Zoho , SlideShare Slideboom SlideRocket

FeedReaders – RSS - Bloglines Google Reader

Social bookmarking - Del.icio.us , Furl , Diigo , Stumbleupon

Social networking - MySpace Facebook Twitter NING LinkedIn

More Resources Podcasts, webcasts – LearnOutLoud , Education Podcast Network Universities online courses and podcasts Phone confs, online web confs, webinars Online videos - Teachertube , teachertraining videos , youtube , google videos , PBS Networks, connections, communities Classroom 2.0 , NING Tappedin Listservs, email groups, discussion groups – NIFL , Yahoo Groups , Google Groups

Podcasts, webcasts – LearnOutLoud , Education Podcast Network

Universities online courses and podcasts

Phone confs, online web confs, webinars

Online videos - Teachertube , teachertraining videos , youtube , google videos , PBS

Networks, connections, communities

Classroom 2.0 , NING Tappedin

Listservs, email groups, discussion groups – NIFL , Yahoo Groups , Google Groups

And, of Course… Online journals, texts, newsletters, toolkits (on CD) Organizational Resources – NIFL LINCS , Pro-literacy , WorldEd , CAELA , NCSALL , CalPro , ERIC , OTAN , Educause Alltop CMS, LMS – Moodle , WebCT /Blackboard AND, coming soon to a computer near you SABES online!!! (well, many are already there)

Online journals, texts, newsletters, toolkits

(on CD)

Organizational Resources – NIFL LINCS , Pro-literacy , WorldEd , CAELA , NCSALL , CalPro , ERIC , OTAN , Educause Alltop

CMS, LMS – Moodle , WebCT /Blackboard

AND, coming soon to a computer near you

SABES online!!! (well, many are already there)

Exploration Time Go back to slide 10 Go back to slide 11 Go to slide 12 Podcasts Make some notes

Go back to slide 10

Go back to slide 11

Go to slide 12

Podcasts

Make some notes

PLN’s PLE’s What is a PLN/PLE? Personal Learning Network (environment) “ A person’s customized e-learning system that provides access to a variety of learning resources, and that may provide access to learners and teachers who use other PLEs and/or virtual learning environments (VLEs)”. Mark van Harmelen “ All educational software, implicitly or otherwise, either enhances or restrains certain pedagogic approaches to learning. There is no such thing as pedagogically neutral software. A Personal Learning Environment could allow a leaner to configure and develop a learning environment to suit and enable their own style of learning”.( Graham Attwell on Learning, Knowledge and Technology )

What is a PLN/PLE? Personal Learning Network (environment)

“ A person’s customized e-learning system that provides access to a variety of learning resources, and that may provide access to learners and teachers who use other PLEs and/or virtual learning environments (VLEs)”. Mark van Harmelen

“ All educational software, implicitly or otherwise, either enhances or restrains certain pedagogic approaches to learning. There is no such thing as pedagogically neutral software. A Personal Learning Environment could allow a leaner to configure and develop a learning environment to suit and enable their own style of learning”.( Graham Attwell on Learning, Knowledge and Technology )

PLNs “ Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community”. “ PLNs increase our opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to our normal daily face-to-face interactions”. Sue Waters http:// suewaters.wikispaces.com /

“ Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community”.

“ PLNs increase our opportunities to ask questions and receive help compared to our normal daily face-to-face interactions”. Sue Waters http:// suewaters.wikispaces.com /

 

 

 

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How Do You Start? How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools?

How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself?

What should be in your tool set?

What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools?

Tools to Become in Control of Your Own PD Personal Start Pages igoogle, Pageflakes , Ning , SimplyBox Add relevant Wikis, Blogs, RSS feeds, videos, links

Personal Start Pages

igoogle, Pageflakes , Ning , SimplyBox

Add relevant Wikis, Blogs, RSS feeds, videos, links

Growing Your Network Involve some form of sharing: writing interesting posts (sharing your insight and learning); writing comments (sharing feedback/conversation); publishing work in open spaces (and pointing to it) Your network will grow. It may take a little time, but it will grow. Dave Winer - “It doesn’t matter if there are only 2 people reading your blog as long as they are the right 2 people.” The notion that if you grow your network organically, don’t force it, it will settle, over time, on just what you need

Involve some form of sharing: writing interesting posts (sharing your insight and learning); writing comments (sharing feedback/conversation); publishing work in open spaces (and pointing to it)

Your network will grow. It may take a little time, but it will grow.

Dave Winer - “It doesn’t matter if there are only 2 people reading your blog as long as they are the right 2 people.”

The notion that if you grow your network organically, don’t force it, it will settle, over time, on just what you need

Starting Out Start slowly – viral and addicting Use the same username across tools Share as much as you take Ask as much as you answer Try new TOOLS before you decide they're not worth the time Comment on other people's blogs Life long learning is the key! http:// www.suewaters.wikispaces.com /

Start slowly – viral and addicting

Use the same username across tools

Share as much as you take

Ask as much as you answer

Try new TOOLS before you decide they're not worth the time

Comment on other people's blogs

Life long learning is the key!

Homework Pick 3 tools – sign up for 3 accounts Suggestion: use igoogle Try for 2 weeks Answer questions on Patty’s Ning page - http:// nesabestech.ning.com / Watch a video, read an article on CD Share something!

Pick 3 tools – sign up for 3 accounts

Suggestion: use igoogle

Try for 2 weeks

Answer questions on Patty’s Ning page - http:// nesabestech.ning.com /

Watch a video, read an article on CD

Share something!

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