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Running head: Generating my PLN 1The Power of Connection: Building a Personal Learning Network.Ouattara MamandouWalden University
Generating my PLNAbstractTechnology eases people interaction in the course of learning sharing, joint effort collaboration, and dialogue exchange. This situation explicates the reality that social media deeply improves a professional and personal intellectual growth in the learning process. This means, Twitter, face book, and Instagram are ways to generate, cultivate, and advance one self’s personal learning network. During these social medias course, a stream of intelligence or knowledge move to each member like a learning process through considerable and sharing thoughts. This trend of learning has decelerated the fundamental role of the specialized library, and stands for a true autonomous ultimate knowledge achievement.2
Generating my PLNThe Power of Connection: Building a Personal Learning NetworkA personal learning network (PLN) is an accomplishment for learners to expand their erudition experience through their tailored, adapted, “open learning environments” network intended to improve their knowledge (Marín, Negre, & Pérez, 2014, p. 36). This type of network works on both people true-life interaction and the Internet in the course of social media acquaintances. Hence, it looks essential for learners to step deepening their aptness to communicate with resources like online conferences, professional development, and educative journals. All these tools are admirable habits to broaden skills and acquaintance in diverse areas. In the same logic, Marín et al. (2014) found that a personal learning network is similar to the theory of “LaaN, Learning as a Network” (p. 36). In fact, for Marín et al. (2014) the personal learning network is just about “connectivism” (p. 37). This means a PLN begins from the learner willpower to the learning perspective as an unremitting design of the personal acquaintance network. As the illustrations, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram are mainly well-knownlearning networks. Likewise, I’m aware that learning from experience has an idiosyncratic task in my learning process. Subsequently, I’m capable to concept my personal learning network through several contexts namely incidental, formal, and informal. Nevertheless, with the spread of new technologies I’m proposing to acquire my new skills with an interconnected world via LinkedIn with the purpose of redeeming information. Hence, my PLN construction will provide accurate information, resources, and professional development. Constructing My Personal Network (PLN)Structuring my personal learning network begins with obtaining a community that contributes to my ideals, intention, and benefits of learning (Grantham, 2012). For this reason, I have the solemn duty to establish connections with people and experts in my area of interest.