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The Power of Connection: Building a Personal Learning Network Francis KumahWalden University
AbstractA Personal Learning Network(PLN) is an informal community that allows for reflectionand collaboration as a life-long learning exercise. It also involves an individual’s optic-orientedgoal, a set of practical and technical aimed at attracting and organising a variety of relevantcontent sources, selected for the value to help the owner accomplish a professional goal orpersonal interestA group of professional and colleagues connect to enhance there learning through PersonalLearning Network to take charge of their own professional development. Globally, onlinecommunity allows people or group to tap into immense knowledge whilst laying emphasis onlearning through Personal Learning Network.The various social Media platform have helped the growth and increase the creation of aPersonal Learning Network. The development of Personal Learning Network needs/demands toidentify one's self through the described/explained information of experiences, education, (thingsthat were completed), etc. The identifying information placed within different types of socialmedia for people to view. LinkedIn one of the platforms helps in the examination of PersonalLearning Network by developing a network of a reason behind the selection of members orgroups within an interface.The Power of Connection: Building a Personal Learning Network Technological advances have changed the way group of individual interact, as well as themost educational institution, conduct their teaching and learning. Technology has become a waypersonal and group interaction in the world through the building and supporting learningcommunities that help students thrive in the new millennia.
One of the significant benefits of advanced technology is increasing social media usage whichhas contributes significantly to the introduction of the Personal Learning Network(PLN).Technology also supports and expands the socio-cultural links that help intellectual identity.(Vygotsty,1978). It also provides a new set of powerful learning tools that enable the student todevelop the interpersonal and intellectual skills necessary to construct the shared understandingof the world which is a key for creation, collaboration and communication of ideas and products.The PLN consists of relationships between individuals where the goal is an enhancement ofmutual learning. The currency of the PLN is learning in the form of feedback, insights,documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.