WK4Assgn.docx - Personal Learning Network Doctor of Business Administration Walden University DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business Professor

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Personal Learning Network Doctor of Business Administration, Walden University DDBA 8006: Contemporary Challenges in Business Professor Alexandre Lazo October 4, 2020
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Personal Learning Network In today’s learning environment, there are tools that allow for more effective transfer of knowledge that other generations have never had access to. Through advances in new technology such as the internet, one of the new tools available to help learn is a Personal Learning Network where people of similar interests can come together to share knowledge. This tool allows people all over the world to join together to learn something new and express new ideas. The effective use of a PLN for a specific learning purpose can help foster a learning environment to help achieve personal goals such as completing a doctorate program. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a connection between individuals or groups that creates a learning environment by exchanging knowledge in the form of ideas, opinion, and theories. It is often formed when people who share a common interest on a topic and have a particular way of talking about the phenomena, tools, and sense-making approaches for building their knowledge with a set of common collective tasks (Riel & Fulton, 2001). These networks are an essential part of learning since it fosters a successful learning environment where people can support one another in the search for knowledge. PLN’s are a powerful tool for learning since for the first time in history people who share common interests can come together from all over the world to exchange ideas, opinions, and philosophies. The rise in social media has created a new tool that is used in creating Personal Learning Networks. Social media sites allow people all over the world to create avatars and communicate in different settings. While this mainly serves as a way to communicate and socialize, it is also an effective tool to use to create a successful Personal Learning Network by professionals and educators. Sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are platforms where people
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